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Ropecon 2011 Finnish ECQ, July 29

General

Tournament: Finnish 2011 ECQ
Date: Friday July 29th, 2011
Place: Ropecon 2011 gaming convention, Dipoli, Espoo, Finland
Players: 90
Format: Constructed, 3R+F
Winner: Otso Saariluoma (see below for deck list)

Another [[http://www.ropecon.fi|Ropecon]], another big annual VTES tournament and Finnish ECQ (for the [[http://ec2011.vtespoland.pl/|European Championships in Warsaw]], Nov 11-13).

At least so far, the cancellation of the game doesn't seem to have had any effect on player attendance; in fact, with 90 players we had the third highest attendance ever. Not bad for a “dead” game :). In addition, everything went really smoothly, I actually managed to get the first round started almost at 18:00 which is a new record. Thanks for this goes to the players; everyone registered on time, lots of people helped out with organizing the tables, and in general it was just a very fun tournament to run. Thanks, everyone.

Most of the players were Finnish of course, but we had a nice Scandinavian (Sweden & Denmark) team also present. Most of my own time and energy went into running things and answering rules questions, or course, but my impressions based on watching random tables for random amounts of time was that the quality was pretty high. Lots of nice, well-tuned decks and good play, and also a ton of different deck types -- no one type seemed to dominate (pun alert) the game. What I heard from some players seems to confirm this, I was told that the game was tighter and more focused in general this year. There were precious few easy wins to be had, this time. I got the impression that there were fewer vote decks out there than usual, at least I didn't see all that many.

The final round this year was interesting but drawn out, it actually ended in a tie. There is a transcript of the final round at the end of this article, for those interested in the nitty-gritty. The finalist decks were a varied bunch: an Auxpex weenie deck, an ani/pot combat deck, a Lasombra vote deck, a Dmitra-powered vote deck, and a Tre/!Tre dom bleed deck. After a long struggle the game ended in a timeout, with Otso's Auspex weenies and Ville's Ani/Pot hurt machine still left on the table. Otso took the tournament win due to a higher initial seed. This was especially impressive considering he also won last year's 93-player tournament(!).

Ville was awarded an extra “most brutal combat deck” award (judge's discretion), in the form of a Theo Bell action figure (with torn signpost!). Very fitting. All attendees also got a huge pile of promos, thanks to Finnish NC Janne Lönnqvist.

-Petri “Orava” Wessman

Results

The bolded players received EC qualification for 2011.

Rank Name Prelim GWs Prelim VPs Final VPs Deck/comment
1 Otso Saariluoma 3 12 1.5
2 Adam Esbjörnsson 2 9 1
2 Toni Karjalainen 2 10
2 Ville Kaijasaari 3 10 1.5
2 Teemu Sainomaa 2 10.5
6 Tuomas Vuokko 2 8
7 Arto Heinonen 2 8
8 Marko Lindroos 1 6.5
9 Jarkko Suvela 1 6.5
10 Heikki Palomäki 1 6
11 Matias Frosterus 1 5.5
12 Kari Mäkinen 1 5.5
13 Jari Vulli 1 5
14 Raymond Mäkeläinen 1 5
15 Jesper Wøldiche 1 5
16 Janne Kilpi 1 5
17 Anssi Rekola 1 5
18 Aleksi Kivilahti 1 5
19 Elias Maliniemi 1 4.5
19 Ville Kilpi 1 4.5
21 Jyri Puhakka 1 4
22 Ville Ruuskanen 1 4
23 Mikko Berkovits 1 4
23 Aleksi Nuora 1 4
25 Mikko Hyvärinen 1 4
26 Marko Saari 1 3.5
27 Lauri Salmi 1 3.5
28 Johan Wahlström 1 3
29 Kari Vieno 1 3
30 Mikko Moisander 1 3
31 Petrus Makkonen 1 3
31 Otto Kukkasniemi 1 3
33 Seppo Lipponen 1 3
34 Are Vaskela 1 2
35 Ari-Pekka Alestalo 0 4
35 Joonas Vaittinen 0 4
37 Sauli Samila 0 3.5
37 Tom Lindberg 0 3.5
39 Teemu Pulkkinen 0 3
40 Jari Mäkikyrö 0 2.5
40 Kimmo Pekkola 0 2.5
42 Juhani Puska 0 2
43 Joni Huumonen 0 2
43 Michael Holmström 0 2
45 Jussi Hattara 0 2
45 Janne Lönnqvist 0 2
45 Johannes Leppä 0 2
45 Jussi Ranta 0 2
49 Mikko Raimi 0 2
50 Matias Hurme 0 1.5
50 Joonas Oja 0 1.5
52 Taija Sainomaa 0 1.5
53 Pauli Kiova 0 1.5
53 Tommi Hakomaa 0 1.5
53 Tuukka Kallas 0 1.5
53 Rami Hänninen 0 1.5
57 Tuomas Nyberg 0 1.5
57 Ari Lensu 0 1.5
59 Henri Ketonen 0 1
60 Markku Lumijärvi 0 1
60 Akseli Jalava 0 1
60 Mika Uusi-Kilponen 0 1
63 Timo Rekola 0 1
63 Niina Stenberg 0 1
63 Antti Martikainen 0 1
66 Antti Horelli 0 1
66 Randal Rudstam 0 1
68 Pekko Kurttio 0 1
69 Juri Juskevits 0 0.5
69 Juha Nyholm 0 0.5
71 Matti Palomäki 0 0.5
71 Peter Kaario 0 0.5
71 Isak Bjärmark Esbjörnsson 0 0.5
74 Lasse Pöyry 0 0.5
75 Ari Särkkä 0 0
76 Kenneth Peltokangas 0 0
76 Pasi Karjalainen 0 0
78 Juha Ivanoff 0 0
78 V-H Kilpiä 0 0
78 Samuel Mäenpää 0 0
78 Juho Saari 0 0
78 Antero Hakala 0 0
83 Kirmo Lassheikki 0 0
83 Niko Heinonen 0 0
83 Mika Nurmikolu 0 0
83 Mikko Laine 0 0
83 Karri Rintamaa 0 0
83 Hannu Kokkonen 0 0
89 Juho Vuorikoski 0 0
DQ Tommi Ketonen 0 0

Decklists

Tournament Winner (Otso Saariluoma)

Deck Name: Victoria's Secret
Author: Otso Saariluoma
Description: Weenie auspex with some anarch/madness network tech. This
deck owes to Pascal Bertrand for perfecting the deck concept.

Crypt (12 cards; Capacity min=1 max=5 avg=2.67)
===============================================
 1x  Aleph            4  dom AUS      Malkavian:1
 3x  Anarch Convert   1  -none-       Caitiff:ANY
 1x  Brazil           2  aus          Malkavian:1
 1x  Dollface         3  aus obf      Malkavian:1
 1x  Franciscus       1  aus          Caitiff:2
 1x  Isabel de Leon   3  AUS          Toreador:2
 2x  Victoria         5  cel obf AUS  Malkavian:2
 2x  Zöe              3  cel obf AUS  Malkavian:2

Library (79 cards)
==================
Master (15)
 2x Anarch Revolt
 2x Direct Intervention
 2x Madness Network
 1x Pentex(TM) Subversion
 1x Powerbase: Montreal
 1x Rack, The
 2x Smiling Jack, The Anarch
 3x Vessel
 1x Wider View

Event (1)
 1x Uncoiling, The

Action (3)
 1x Aranthebes, The Immortal
 2x Constant Revolution

Equipment (6)
 3x .44 Magnum
 1x Bowl of Convergence
 1x Ivory Bow
 1x Sniper Rifle

Ally (3)
 1x Carlton Van Wyk (Hunter)
 1x Muddled Vampire Hunter
 1x Ossian

Retainer (1)
 1x Mr. Winthrop

Reaction (42)
 2x Delaying Tactics
 7x Eagle's Sight
 4x Enhanced Senses
 8x Eyes of Argus
 4x Forced Awakening
 4x My Enemy's Enemy
 4x On the Qui Vive
 2x Precognition
 7x Telepathic Misdirection

Combat (8)
 2x Aura Reading
 3x Disguised Weapon
 3x Target Vitals

Other Finalists

Adam Esbjörnsson

Deck Name : rautakanki
Author : Adam Esbjörnsson

Crypt [12 vampires] Capacity min: 3 max: 7 average: 5.5
------------------------------------------------------------
2x Carna, The Princes     7  AUS DOM THA          primogen Tremere:3
1x Bryan Van Duesen       7  DOM THA aus pre               !Tremere:2
1x Marlene, The Infer     6  AUS DOM dem for tha           !Ventrue:2
1x Pieter                 6  OBF PRO for tha               !Gangrel:2
1x Reverend Blackwood     6  DOM THA obf          bishop   !Tremere:2
1x Selena                 6  AUS DOM THA                   !Tremere:3
1x Valois Sang, The W     6  AUS DOM nec tha               Tremere:3
1x Kurt Strauss           5  DOM aus tha                   !Tremere:2
1x Thelonius              4  aus dom tha                   !Tremere:2
1x Brooke                 3  dom tha                       !Tremere:2
1x Ehrich Weiss           3  dom tha                       Tremere:3

Library [75 cards]
------------------------------------------------------------

Action [17]
  14x Govern the Unaligned
  3x Magic of the Smith

Action Modifier [25]
  7x Bonding
  6x Conditioning
  8x Mirror Walk
  4x Seduction

Ally [2]
  1x Carlton Van Wyk (Hunter)
  1x Ponticulus

Equipment [3]
  1x Bowl of Convergence
  1x Heart of Nizchetus
  1x Sniper Rifle

Master [9]
  2x Anarch Troublemaker
  2x Dreams of the Sphinx
  1x Giant's Blood
  2x Misdirection
  1x Pentex(TM) Subversion
  1x Spirit Summoning Chamber

Reaction [19]
  2x Deflection
  6x Eyes of Argus
  3x My Enemy's Enemy
  3x On the Qui Vive
  5x Telepathic Misdirection

Toni Karjalainen

Deck Name : Gratiano sucks!
Author : Toni Karjalainen
Description :
Typical old-school Lasombra presence vote deck.

Crypt [12 vampires] Capacity min: 1 max: 10 average: 7.41667
------------------------------------------------------------
3x Ambrosio Luis Monc     10 DOM OBT POT PRE aus for  cardinal   Lasombra:2
3x Francisco Domingo      9  DOM OBT POT PRE pro      archbishop Lasombra:2
2x Gratiano               8  DOM OBT obf pot          priscus    Lasombra:2
1x Sela               Adv 7  POT PRE cel obt          archbishop !Brujah:2
1x Dr. Julius Sutphen     5  POT dom obt              bishop     Lasombra:3
1x Cameron                3  dom pot                             Lasombra:2
1x Royce                  1  dom                                 Pander:2


Library [80 cards]
------------------------------------------------------------
Action [9]
  2x Entrancement
  7x Govern the Unaligned

Action Modifier [31]
  1x Awe
  3x Bewitching Oration
  2x Iron Glare
  2x Perfect Paragon
  3x Seduction
  4x Shadow Play
  4x Shroud of Absence
  4x Shroud of Night
  3x Tenebrous Form
  5x Voter Captivation

Action Modifier/Reaction [2]
  2x Murmur of the False Will

Combat [4]
  2x Oubliette
  2x Shadow Body

Equipment [1]
  1x Zaire River Ferry

Master [12]
  1x Direct Intervention
  2x Dreams of the Sphinx
  1x Elysian Fields
  1x Pentex(TM) Subversion
  1x Power Structure
  1x Secure Haven
  5x Villein

Political Action [12]
  1x Anarchist Uprising
  1x Ancilla Empowerment
  2x Banishment
  7x Kine Resources Contested
  1x Reins of Power

Reaction [9]
  6x Deflection
  3x On the Qui Vive

Ville Kaijasaari

4xNana Burugu           8 ANI POT PRE  Guruhi:4
3xNangila Were          9 obf ser ANI POT PRE  Guruhi:4
2xFish                  5 pre ANI POT  Guruhi:4
1xEze, The Demon Prince11 aus ANI NEC POT PRE THA Guruhi:3
1xFode Kourouma         5 ani aus pre POT  Guruhi:4
1xAnarch Convert        1

Library(75)
-------------------------------------------------------------------
Action(13)
6xDeep Song
1xEntrancement
2xFounders of the Ebony Kingdom
2xPublic Trust
2xWell-Marked

Combat(29)
1xBurning Wrath
1xCanine Horde
5xCarrion Crows
1xGlancing Blow
5xImmortal Grapple
1xMighty Grapple
1xPushing the Limit
1xStunt Cycle
5xTaste of Vitae
2Thrown Sewer Lid
5xTorn Signpost
1xUndead Strenght 

Master(25)
1xArchon Investigation
9xAshur Tablets
1xFame
1xGiant´s Blood
2xGuardian Angel
2xLilith´s Blessing
1xMbare Market, Harare
1xPentex Subversion
1xPowerbase: Luanda
6xVillein

Reaction(7)
1xCats´ Guidance
1xDelaying Tactics
2xOn the Qui Vive
3xSense the Savage Way

Retainer(1)
1xShaman

Teemu Sainomaa

(coming soon)

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