Friday, October 18, 2013

Ahem--- so there was this tournament... (Mata Hari deck)

... and I won it! It was a while ago but another blog was kind enough to mention it.

Here is the deck!

Deck Name: Mata Hari is the Founder
Author: Adam Hulse (original idea came up with Sonam Adinolf).

Description: Take advantage of Mata Hari and all of her tricks. Tried to Mask of 1000 faces was to work with Faceless Night to tap blockers.

Crypt (Capacity min=3 max=7 avg=5.42; 12 cards)
1x Abu Nuwasi 3 cel for Ishtarri: 4
1x Dolie 3 abo ani Akunanse: 4
1x Fode Kourouma 5 ani aus pre POT Guruhi: 4
1x Kamaria 3 aus pot Osebo: 4
5x Mata Hari 7 aus for qui CHI OBF Ravnos: 4
2x Tsunda 6 abo ani dem CHI Ravnos: 4
1x Urenna Bunu 4 ani pot pre Guruhi: 4

Library (90 cards)
Master (15 cards)
6x Ashur Tablets
1x Chanjelin Ward
1x Fear of Mekhet
1x Ferraille
1x Mbare Market, Harare
1x Perfectionist
1x Secure Haven
1x Ventrue Headquarters
2x Wider View

Action (15 cards)
1x Blithe Acceptance
1x Concert Tour
7x Founders of the Ebony Kingdom
2x Sensory Deprivation
4x Sibyl’s Tongue

Political Action (22 cards)
1x Disputed Territory
4x Diversity
15x Kine Resources Contested
1x Neonate Breach
1x Secret Must Be Kept, The

Equipment (5 cards)
1x Ankara Citadel, Turkey, The
1x Helicopter
1x Kduva’s Mask
1x Sargon Fragment, The
1x Shilmulo Tarot

Action Modifier (21 cards)
4x Cloak the Gathering
4x Faceless Night
9x Freak Drive
4x Mask of a Thousand Faces

Combo (12 cards)
2x Akunanse Kholo
2x Guruhi Kholo
2x Ishtarri Kholo
4x Mirror Image
2x Osebo Kholo


Notes after playing it --- Lessons Learned
Chanjelin Ward, while cute should just be another secure haven or Secret passage. (or something else)
Helicopter - not enough pool gain to warrant it.
Sargon Fragment - I think only in one game I needed to go get a killing vote.
Mask of 1000 Faces - While a nice idea, more cloak/veil or some other stealth would be better
By choosing no 2 caps (on purpose) I really should add Scourge of the Enochians i think.

Wanders Council or Guruhi Are the Land might be worth it.
Assuming I keep the obfuscate in the 12-15 card range, maybe Changeling skin mask. Maybe

In bigger tournaments, this deck will rarely win the 'Ashur War' -- I'm curious about just dropping them all together and putting in useful other masters or other cards. More vote locations perhaps, but need better ways to gain pool.

Good stuff -
Sybil's Tongue is amazing for this deck
In the age of Big vampires - Sensory Dep is great against your predator, if I add more blood gain I would even add a 3rd one.

Anyway, it was a fun deck and I figured I would share it with you guys.



  1. Instead of Ashurs you could always run Ascendance!

  2. Nice deck mate, not a fan of the ashurs race myself.