OFFICIAL VEKN GANGREL ANTITRIBU NEWSLETTER, VOLUME 5 NUMBER 12, DECEMBER 2002 *********************** In This Fang-Filled Festive Issue ..... Fiction: Another Christmas at Legbiter Hall Gangrel-Antitribu in the Eye of Hazimel Storyline Tournament [three solid decks from around the VTES world with some !gangrel contribution] *********************** Fiction: Another Christmas at Legbiter Hall An icy east wind shrills round the mullions, cupolas, flying buttresses and other tasteful details of our great Gothic Pile, but inside it is all roaring flameless fires, buckets of mulled vitae and good fellowship. Please come in! Yes, it IS a bit busy this year, expanding family and all that doncha know. Winthrop will take your coat. Now, if we sort of edge sideways a bit round the back of the buffet, whoops, sorry Caitlin my sweet, scuse me Zachary, coming through, coming through, i can introduce you to Haakon who is being Father Christmas for us, AND the ex-Camarilla Gangrel, this year, and every year! Even when it ISN'T Christmas, come to that. And this is little Max, and that is slightly less little Wren. Come now Wren, Darling, just because you're an existentialist doesn't mean you can't wish our guest Merry Christmas. Ooooh, suit yourself, VERY philosophical i DON'T think. SOOO sorry about that, teenagers, you know how it is. Now, where is he, ah yes, somewhere in that big huddle of furry bottoms i think .... scuse me Buttons, Snarly .... NAUGHTY boys, no bities at Christmas time, you should know that! Yes, well, they are a bit possessive of him, but that blue arm thingy is hopefully still attached to Sebastian Goulet, who is the Black Spiral Buddies' New Boyfriend, and those hairy-but-shapely legs which are wrapped around what's probably his waist belong to Pack-Mattress, i hope and believe. i DO wish they could be persuaded to nip up to the bedroom but, well, Young Love sorta thing. Believe me, it was worse earlier when the Shadow Court Satyrs got to him. Talk about Bugger Me Sideways! Maybe it WAS a mistake to give Sebastian superior Presents AND Charisma for Christmas. O, erm, just a little private word in your shell-like ... do you think i could POSSIBLY persuade you not to do the amusing "lesbians lesbians" thing when we take the group photo this year? It's just that we do have rather a lot of alternative unlife-style choices about this year, what with our new Ahrimanes friends, and they MIGHT think you were casting some sort of personal aspersion upon them, which could be FRIGHTFULLY unfortunate. Mainly just plain frightful, in fact. Hey there, how're you cats enjoying the party? Allow me to name our guest, and this is Siamese, if you please .... Howler, Juanita, Cynthia, Nettie and High Top. They're AWFULLY hospitable, i think you'll find, and will join you to their club, if necessary at the snip of a scalpel. Perhaps i could just leave you to talk with them while i find out whether Lady Legbiter can rustle up some more refreshments for our mortal guests. O dear, clumsy me, i seem to have spilled the chocolate sauce ALL OVER your lovely garment. i expect our new sisters will lick it all off, won't you my dears? Now now, not too rough there, don't rip our guest's cloth-, erm, skin, not TOO much, or at least .... o dear. i say, Winthrop? Another mop here, i think. *********************** Gangrel-Antitribu in the Eye of Hazimel Storyline Tournament [three solid decks from around the VTES world with some !gangrel contribution] As i write this the Eye of Hazimel tournaments are finished but the results have not yet been officially collated. At the moment it looks as though the Ventrue and Tzimisce are tied on 13 wins each, and most of the other clans have at least one win. Sadly from the point of view of this newsletter, however, there isn't yet a Gangrel antitribu deck on the board. But this doesn't mean that the clan made no contribution to the tournament, as shown by the following decks: winners from Salamanca [Jorge Blanco, Spain] with 2 copies of Caitlin: from Thessaloniki, Greece [2 copies of Haakon Mortensson, but this deck is a storylinized version of a 50-50 Gangrel/Gangrel antitribu deck, made by Aris Galamatis]: and a top-seeded finalist at Seekonk, Mass., USA which is from Ben Peal. Well done to all three Gentlemen! ************************ Deck Name: Xaviar's Vendetta Created By: Jorge Blanco Salamanca, Spain, 16/xi/02 Crypt: (12 cards, Min: 22, Max: 42, Avg: 7.92) 3 Iliana DOM FOR PRO tha 7, Gangrel 1 Faruq ANI dom for pot PRO 8, Gangrel 2 Ingrid Rossler ANI dom FOR PRO 9, Gangrel, Prince 3 Stanislava ANI CEL DOM FOR PRO 11, Gangrel, Inner Circle 2 Caitlin ANI aus dom PRO 6, Gangrel Antitribu, Bishop 1 Chandler Hungerford PRO 3, Gangrel Library: (90 cards) Master (18 cards) 1 Archon Investigation 2 Backways 3 Blood Doll 1 Direct Intervention 2 Dominate 1 Ecoterrorists 1 Giant's Blood 1 Rack, The 2 Secure Haven 2 Sudden Reversal 2 Zoo Hunting Ground Action (14 cards) 8 Govern the Unaligned 2 Kine Dominance 4 Restoration Action Modifier (22 cards) 2 Command of the Beast 8 Conditioning 9 Earth Control 1 Freak Drive 2 Kiss of Ra, The Reaction (13 cards) 7 Deflection 6 Wake with Evening's Freshness Combat (18 cards) 4 Earth Meld 6 Form of Mist 8 Skin of Steel Equipment (1 cards) 1 Palatial Estate Combo (4 cards) 4 Rapid Change ********************** Winning Deck: Eye of Hazimel - Thessaloniki (Greece) Storyline Tournament Deck Name: Eye of Hazimel Winning Deck Thessaloniki, 17/xi/02 Created By: Aris Galamatis Crypt: (12 cards) 2 Haakon Mortensen (8!Gan/ANI FOR PRO) 1 Gitane St. Claire (7.Gan/ANI FOR PRO) 1 Gunther, Beast Lord (7.Gan/ANI aus for pro) 1 Omaya (7!Gan/ANI AUS FOR pro) 1 Bear Paw (5.Gan/ANI for pre pro) 1 Camille Devereux (5.Gan/ani FOR PRO) 1 Raven (5.Gan/ani FOR PRO) 1 Ramona (4.Gan/for pro) 1 Roman Alexander (4.Gan/ani for pro) 1 Chandler Hungerford (3.Gan/PRO) 1 Ricki Van Demsi (3.Gan/for pro) Library: (90 cards) Master (12 cards) 3 Blood Doll 3 Smiling Jack 1 PB:Montreal 1 Rack, The 1 Heidelberg Castle 1 Ecoterrorists 2 Zoo HG Action (4 cards) 4 Ritual Challenge Action Modifier (6 cards) 6 Freak Drives Reaction (24 cards) 6 Forced Awakening 6 Elder Intervention 6 Cats' Guidance 6 Falcon's Eye Combat (36 cards) 6 Skin of Steel 2 Superior Mettle 4 Flesh of Marble 6 Earth Meld 6 Form of Mist 12 Claws of the Dead Retainers (8) 1 Mr. Winthrop 5 Raven Spy 2 Dog Pack ******************* ORIGINAL 50% Gangrel antitribu version. Crypt (12) 3 Haakon Mortensen (8!Gan/ANI FOR PRO) 1 Gitane St. Claire (7.Gan/ANI FOR PRO) 1 Gunther, Beast Lord (7.Gan/ANI aus for pro) 2 Omaya (7!Gan/ANI AUS FOR pro) Caitlin (6!Gan/ANI aus dom PRO) 1 Luther (6!Gan/ANI for obt pro) 1 Bear Paw (5.Gan/ANI for pre pro) 1 Camille Devereux (5.Gan/ani FOR PRO) 1 Raven (5.Gan/ani FOR PRO) 1 Roman Alexander (4.Gan/ani for pro) Masters (12) 3 Blood Doll 3 Smiling Jack 1 PB:Montreal 1 Rack, The 1 Heidelberg Castle 1 Ecoterrorists [gan] 1 Zoo HG [gan] 1 Campground HG [!gan] - Actions (12) 1 Shadow Court Satyr [!gan] 1 Mr. Winthrop 8 Raven Spy [ani] 2 Dog Pack [gan] Act.Mod. (6) 6 Freak Drive [for] Reactions (24) 6 Forced Awakening 6 Elder Intervention 6 Cats' Guidance [ani] 6 Falcon's Eye [spi/ani] Combat (36) 4 Skin of Steel [for] 4 Superior Mettle [for] 4 Flesh of Marble [pro] 6 Earth Meld [pro] 3 Form of Mist [pro] 3 Rapid Change (+am) [pro] 12Claws of the Dead [pro] ************************** Big Green Vote [http://www.mindstorm.com/~fudjo/decks/big_green_vote] CRYPT 3 x Ingrid Rossler (9): PRO ANI FOR dom 3 x Angus the Unruled (10): PRO ANI for pot cel 3 x Stanislava (11): PRO ANI FOR DOM CEL 1 x Caitlin (6): PRO ANI dom aus 2 x Genevieve (10): PRO ANI FOR dom aus LIBRARY 1 x City Gangrel Connections 1 x Backways 1 x The Barrens 1 x Information Highway 6 x Zillah's Valley 4 x Minion Tap 1 x Giant's Blood 3 x Blood Doll 1 x Sudden Reversal 5 x Parity Shift 9 x Kine Resources Contested 2 x Ancilla Empowerment 1 x Political Stranglehold 1 x Ancient Influence 1 x Protect Thine Own 1 x Kindred Restructure 4 x Closed Session 4 x The Second Tradition: Domain 6 x Wake With Evening's Freshness 2 x Earth Meld 10 x Form of Mist 8 x Beast Meld 4 x Seduction 4 x Conditioning 5 x Deflection 2 x Redirection ********************* And that's it for 2002. Have a great festive season, and see you all in the New Year!