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Advanced Crypt Construction (and Math!)

 In our previous post, Understanding Basic Crypt Construction , is a simple intro to crypt constructions.  This post will go deeper and get a little mathy as we talk about more complex crypt builds. Starting Somewhere Simple Of course, we can take the complete opposite of approach from the "Highlinder" crypt design and build a single vampire crypt.  Quite simply, if every copy of every card in your crypt is the same, then you will always succeed in drawing it.  Such decks typically feature the Soul Gem of Etrius and involve burning your own vampire to get another fresh copy of the same vampire.  Most of these fall into the "turbo" design that attempt take one really long turn that ousts everyone.  Arika, Nergal or some other powerful vampire usually stars in this deck design.  These decks are also quite fragile.  There is no backup plan. Of course, most decks want to get more than one vampire into play.  The goal of crypt construction is about reducing the randomnes
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My Favorite Feature in Amaranth

If you haven't used it,  Amaranth  is a deck builder and card search utility.  You can find cards, build and save decks, and export them in a variety of formats.  And if you've ever played a deck and tweaked it, then you need to know about Amaranth's Versions ability. We'll take a look at a deck that I have played for many years: a !Toreador Undue Influence bleed deck.  It's gone through many iterations.  I recently added two cards to bring it to 72 for Rudolf Scholz's  V5 for Vendetta  event.  The Archon Investigation proved very useful in round one of that event.  It's always useful to look at a deck's history.  You can recognize changes in your playstyle, the meta, and other effects that have altered your concept. So what is the Version ability?  Quite simply versioning a deck allows you to keep a single copy of the deck saved on the server.  There's no need to title your decks v1, v2, etc. any longer.  That single deck can have many versions and

Let's Build: V5 Toreador with Fortitude

It's our great pleasure to provide the final Toreador spoiler for the new Fifth Edition boxed set.  Without further ado, let's meet Catalina Vega with artwork by Mitch Mueller.

Understanding Basic Crypt Construction

I wanted no land – I didn’t like that Magic had about 40% boring resource cards in the deck. -- Richard Garfield   And so, VTES players have a different problem, we have two decks to optimize.  So, let's tackle common crypt construction issues and ideas. 

Let's Build: Ventrue Stickmen

The Let's Build  series was inspired by this blog post  that gives advice on how to build a workable unnamed deck using only cards printed by Black Chantry Productions.  The goal of this series is to build solid decks using only cards from the BCP card pool.

A New Vampire: The Eternal Struggle Resource

Welcome! There are plenty of resources listed at kgs-cards.com , however we feel it's important to add another one...this one. As a distributor and retailer for Vampire: The Eternal Struggle , KGS Cards is frequently asked for advice on how to get started, what sets work well together, and many other topics.  Over the course of the coming months, we hope to create entries to help onboard newcomers and returning players, to give deck-building advice for BCP card pools, and perhaps wax philosophical about the game from time to time.