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Origins 2006
Columbus, Ohio
July 2nd, 2006
Sunday 11AM 
Constructed 
2R+F
24 players

Matt Morgan's Tournament Winning Deck

Deck Name : Akunanse bleed and block v2
Author : Matt Morgan
Description : Bleed forward and block backward.  No Secrets From the
Magaji and Guardian Angel (or a gun of some sort) will stop many decks
dead in their tracks.  This deck has an answer to most strategies and
bleeds very well besides.  Its main weakness is if other decks can
block it tooling up.  This was evidenced in this year's NERQ when all 
my bleed permanents were blocked so even after I ran my prey out of
s:ce, I couldn't do much other than bleed for 1.

I think this deck is one of the best I've ever made.  That is evidenced 
by its performance in two tournaments against some of the top players 
in the US (if not the world).  Anyone who feels that Legacies of Blood 
isn't a strong set, should try something like this.  This version may 
not be ideal for every metagame as it is built to withstand some serious 
combat if necessary and it could have more stealth if that would be 
helpful.  Also, in an extremely stealthy environment, more permanent 
intercept may be necessary.  Delaying Tactics could certainly go in 
here if you aren't confident of catching every vote.  Some of the 
Predator's Communion could be Forced Awakening, which would be crucial 
verses a Giovanni powerbleed running The Sleeping Mind.  The main idea 
here is to have a wallish deck that can bleed forward well.  I think 
a deck with No Secrets From the Magaji is perfectly suited to such 
a concept because I only block forward when it's necessary or 
advantageous.  I don't need to block my prey to kill him.  First of all, 
this lets my prey play his game and weaken his prey before I get him 
(in a perfect world) and secondly this makes it less likely for me to 
lose my No Secrets before my predator's turn, which could be fairly 
disastrous.

Crypt [12 vampires] Capacity min: 3 max: 8 average: 6.34
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4x Uchenna         7  ABO ANI FOR             magaji     Akunanse:4
2x Nkule Galadima  8  ABO FOR ani aus pre     magaji     Akunanse:4
1x Amavi           8  ABO ANI FOR pre pro                Akunanse:4
1x Jubal           6  ABO ANI for pot                    Akunanse:4
1x Sanjo           6  ANI FOR abo chi                    Akunanse:3
1x Kikiyaon, The   5  FOR abo ani                        Akunanse:4
1x Hasani          4  ABO for                            Akunanse:4
1x Dolie           3  abo ani                            Akunanse:4

Library [90 cards]
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Master [16]
   1x Ancestor Spirit
   1x Barrens, The
   5x Blood Doll
   1x Direct Intervention
   1x Giant's Blood
   2x Guardian Angel
   1x Jungle Hunting Ground
   1x KRCG News Radio
   1x Mbare Market, Harare
   1x Perfectionist
   1x Sudden Reversal

Action [5]
   1x Aranthebes, The Immortal
   4x No Secrets From the Magaji

Action Modifier [14]
   2x Devil-Channel: Throat
   7x Freak Drive
   4x Predator's Mastery
   1x Strange Day

Action Modifier/Combat [2]
   2x Predator's Transformation

Combat [27]
   2x Canine Horde
   6x Carrion Crows
   2x Devil-Channel: Hands
   6x Invoking the Beast
   5x Rolling with the Punches
   4x Taste of Vitae
   2x Whistling Up the Beast

Equipment [6]
   1x .44 Magnum
   1x Ivory Bow
   1x Kduva's Mask
   1x Laptop Computer
   1x Reliquary: Akunanse Remains
   1x Sniper Rifle

Reaction [14]
   6x Cats' Guidance
   6x Predator's Communion
   2x Terra Incognita

Retainer [6]
   1x Duma Rafiki
   1x Elephant Guardian
   1x J. S. Simmons, Esq.
   1x Mr. Winthrop
   1x Shaman
   1x Tasha Morgan


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