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 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 quite 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 around... but on the other hand the final had two so what do I know. 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 quite 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 around... but on the other hand the final had two so what do I know.
  
-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(!).+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 Undele-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. ​ 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. ​
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 |  2 | **Toni Karjalainen** |  2 |  10 |  | "​Gratiano sucks!"​ (see below) | |  2 | **Toni Karjalainen** |  2 |  10 |  | "​Gratiano sucks!"​ (see below) |
 |  2 | **Ville Kaijasaari** |  3 |  10 |  1.5 | Nana + Nangila Ani/Pot combat (see below) | |  2 | **Ville Kaijasaari** |  3 |  10 |  1.5 | Nana + Nangila Ani/Pot combat (see below) |
-|  2 | **Teemu Sainomaa** |  2 |  10.5 |  | Dmitra ​(decklist coming soon) |+|  2 | **Teemu Sainomaa** |  2 |  10.5 |  | "​Undele'​s Domain" ​(see below) |
 |  6 | **Tuomas Vuokko** |  2 |  8 |  |  | |  6 | **Tuomas Vuokko** |  2 |  8 |  |  |
 |  7 | **Arto Heinonen** |  2 |  8 |  |  | |  7 | **Arto Heinonen** |  2 |  8 |  |  |
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 === Adam Esbjörnsson === === Adam Esbjörnsson ===
 +
 +(note: Pieter should be Pieter van Dorn, will fix later)
  
 <​file>​ <​file>​
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 === Teemu Sainomaa === === Teemu Sainomaa ===
  
-(coming soon)+<​file>​ 
 +Deck Name:   ​Undele'​s Domain 
 +Created By:  Teemu Sainomaa 
 +Description:​  
 + 
 +Crypt: ​(12 cards, Min: 31, Max: 37, Avg: 8,66) 
 +---------------------------------------------- 
 +  1  Dmitra Ilyanova ​                   obf CEL FOR POT PRE.9  Brujah 
 +  1  Epikasta Rigatos ​                  cel AUS DOM PRE8  Toreador 
 +  1  Graham Gottesman ​                  obf pre tha DOM FOR7  Ventrue 
 +  1  Lodin (Olaf Holte) ​                aus pro DOM FOR PRE8  Ventrue 
 +  1  Orlando Oriundus ​                  obf AUS DOM THA9  Tremere Antitribu 
 +  3  Undele ​                            obf pre ser CEL FOR9  Ishtarri 
 +  1  Mary Anne Blaire ​                  ani pot AUS DOM FOR PRE10 Ventrue 
 +  1  Johannes Castelein ​                DEM DOM FOR PRE9  Ventrue 
 +  1  Gerald Windham ​                    AUS DOM FOR THA9  Tremere 
 +  1  Carlak ​                            dom pot CEL PRE8  Brujah 
 + 
 +Library: (76 cards) 
 +------------------- 
 +Master (24 cards) 
 +  1  Creepshow Casino 
 +  2  Dreams of the Sphinx 
 +  1  Elysium: The Palace of Versailles 
 +  1  Giant`s Blood 
 +  1  Information Highway 
 +  1  Monastery of Shadows 
 +  8  Villein 
 +  7  Zillah`s Valley 
 +  1  Ventrue Headquarters 
 +  1  Pentex Subversion 
 + 
 +Action (2 cards) 
 +  2  Entrancement 
 + 
 +Action Modifier (16 cards) 
 +  3  Awe 
 +  3  Forgotten Labyrinth 
 +  2  Perfect Paragon 
 +  3  Veil the Legions 
 +  5  Voter Captivation 
 + 
 +Political Action (17 cards) 
 +  2  Banishment 
 +  6  Kine Resources Contested 
 +  4  Parity Shift 
 +  2  Disputed Territory 
 +  1  Political Stranglehold 
 +  1  Justicar Retribution 
 +  1  Rumors of Gehenna 
 + 
 +Reaction (13 cards) 
 +  8  Deflection 
 +  1  On the Qui Vive 
 +  4  Second Tradition: Domain, The 
 + 
 +Combat (4 cards) 
 +  4  Majesty 
 +</​file>​
  
 ===== Final Round Transcript ===== ===== Final Round Transcript =====
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   * Adam Esbjörnsson   * Adam Esbjörnsson
  
-==== Round 1 ====+==== Turn 1 ====
  
 Teemu: (just transfer) Teemu: (just transfer)
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 Adam: (just transfers) Adam: (just transfers)
  
-==== Round 2 ====+==== Turn 2 ====
  
 Teemu: (just transfers) Teemu: (just transfers)
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   * bring out Carna   * bring out Carna
  
-==== Round 3 ====+==== Turn 3 ====
  
 Teemu: Teemu:
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   * bring out Valois Sang   * bring out Valois Sang
  
-==== Round 4 ====+==== Turn 4 ====
  
 Teemu: Teemu:
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   * bring out Erich Weiss   * bring out Erich Weiss
  
-==== Round 5 ====+==== Turn 5 ====
  
 Teemu: Teemu:
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   * Carna GtU bleeds for 3   * Carna GtU bleeds for 3
  
-==== Round 6 ====+==== Turn 6 ====
  
 Teemu: Teemu:
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   * bring out Pieter van Dorn   * bring out Pieter van Dorn
  
-==== Round 7 ====+==== Turn 7 ====
  
 Otso: Otso:
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   * Madness Network: Brazil bleeds for 1   * Madness Network: Brazil bleeds for 1
  
-==== Round 8 ====+==== Turn 8 ====
  
 Otso: Otso:
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   * Madness Network: Dollface rescues Brazil   * Madness Network: Dollface rescues Brazil
  
-==== Round 9 ====+==== Turn 9 ====
  
 Otso: Otso:
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   * bring out Selena   * bring out Selena
  
-==== Round 10 ====+==== Turn 10 ====
  
 Otso: Otso:
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   * Reverend Govern bleeds Seducing Victoria, bounced to Toni, bleed of 3   * Reverend Govern bleeds Seducing Victoria, bounced to Toni, bleed of 3
  
-==== Round 11 ====+==== Turn 11 ====
  
 Otso: Otso:
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   * **Adam is ousted**   * **Adam is ousted**
  
-==== Round 12 ====+==== Turn 12 ====
  
 Otso: Otso:
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