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Fall of London: Gangrel

This series will review the new cards in the upcoming Fall of London set. Today, we'll go over the new Gangrel. Mickey Wheeler Let's take a look at Fall of London's lone Anarch. Disciplines All of the in-clans at inferior plus c .  Mickey's c will allow him free multi-action with Forced March and some combat control with any of the Celerity combat cards. Special About 58% of the vampires are older than Mickey, so his additional strength is going to see frequent use.  It is, however, a special that gets worse the older Mickey gets, which means that discipline cards make him both better (for gaining a discipline level) and worse (for reducing the number of vampires it affects).  Gaining a single capacity drops the amount of affected vampires to 43% and making him a 7-cap drops that to 30%.  As much as you might want to "improve" Mickey, don't do it if you want to take advantage of his special. Overview He's designed
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Fall of London: Banu Haqim

This series will review the new cards in the upcoming Fall of London set. Today, we'll go over the new Banu Haqim.

Fall of London: Brujah

This series will review the new cards in the upcoming Fall of London set. Today, we'll go over the new Brujah. Adelino da Silva If this guy were an Anarch... Disciplines A mid-cap with no superior disciplines, having all in-clans and t .  His ability to wow you is severely limited by his lack of superiors.  Quickness becoming free in the latest release, does give him some mainstream combat abilities and, of course, he can always fire off a bleed for 3 or more.  Still, he's a little expensive for a grocery-getter.  His t could help in some designs that want equipment, giving you access to Magic of the Smith .  His discipline set would be much improved by becoming Anarch with access to Line Brawl and Dust Up .  His t offers real benefit there, allowing you to put CrimethInc. into play. Specials His rescue special is rather interesting.  He can rescue older vampires for free.  Useful if your combat vampire takes a misstep or if you

Fall of London: Toreador

This series will review the new cards in the upcoming Fall of London set. Today, we'll go over the new Toreador, revealing all of them. Thanks to BCP for allowing me to share these with you. Regina Blake We'll start with a new Toreador mid-cap. Disciplines First, thing she has no Celerity whatsoever.  I'm not sure that's problematic.  Toreador only really care about Celerity for Resist Earth's Grasp stealth or if they're a gun-combat deck.  More A for group 6 Toreador, which has been seriously lacking.  More R for the group, which seems highly focused on it already. Specials This could be an interesting special to build around.  There are a lot of locations that cost pool whose cost can be defrayed with her special.  She's Toreador so the Art Museum is an obvious choice to have in decks with her.  Creepshow Casino is another popular choice for Toreador decks.  Given her A , any of the media locations are also good cho

Fall of London: Malkavians

This series will review the new cards in the upcoming Fall of London set. Today, we'll go over the new Malkavians. Abraham Mellon An extremely solid vampire.  This guy is going to see a lot of play.  Along with Alexander Silverson , he will be the top of the Govern -chain for G6-7 crypts. Disciplines He has all of the in-clan disciplines at superior, plus f and t .  He'll be able to do what Malkavians have always been able to do well: bleed at stealth and bounce bleeds. The f , however, is particularly interesting.  As Abraham has easy access to stealth, you can expect his actions to succeed, which means that he can take additional actions using Freak Drive .  He's better off using equipment or No Trace for combat situations.  I don't really see other f cards getting a lot of play with him, except Daring the Dawn .  A splash copy for when you absolutely, positively need to get that action through.  Accept no substitutes.

Fall of London: Nosferatu

This series will review the new cards in the upcoming Fall of London set. Today, we'll go over the new Nosferatu, revealing the remaining Nosferatu from the set. Thanks to BCP for allowing me to share these with you. Oskar Anasov Oskar was previewed by Black Chantry during the initial round of spoilers. Disciplines For an 8-capacity vampire, Oskar has a somewhat subpar discipline spread, having p and c instead of P .  As always O will allow Oskar to succeed at whatever actions he wants and I has perhaps the single best short-chain combat. How do p and c fit in then?  He has no current clanmates that have c (the new The Guardian below being the lone exception).  Were Oskar an Anarch, he could run a Dust Up combat package, ensuring both his survival in close combat and giving him the tools to hand out significant damage.  However, without changing sects, I fear we have little to do with these inferiors unless we pair him with The Guardian.  We

Evaluating New Blood: Ventrue

Black Chantry is releasing a new set of demo decks, New Blood.  Like First Blood, there are five decks with the same clans as the Fifth Edition boxed set: Malkavian, Nosferatu, Toreador, Tremere, and Ventrue.  Let's take a look and see how the Nosferatu deck measures up for new and established players alike. New Blood: Ventrue Black Chantry describes it as a "toolbox...capable of explosive turns." In a lot of ways, this deck will play like the classic Law Firm. Lots of actions and eventually something will slip through or possibly a lot of things. The lack of a political angle decreases this decks explosiveness. As a Demo of the Game As a demo of the game, this is going to be one of the harder decks to play properly. Turn ordering will be critical to achieve success. Using feints, allowing blocks to lock vampires, determining when to play which card, all of that is going to be tough for new players. Most will probably play what comes int