No Secret Box of Tools
This is an entry in the Bibliodèque project.
The archetype has consistently won tournaments: here is the analysis of a tournament-winning decklist of the archetype instead.
This is a political deck using the Ishtarri clan and their RFC disciplines combination.
The deck uses R to bleed with Enchant Kindred and Public Trust. Political actions are used to deliver pool damage to the prey with Kine Resources Contested, Conservative Agitation and Reins of Power.
Bloat is done by leeching, using Villein and getting blood back on the vampires with Voter Captivation, plus a bit of political actions with Ancient Influence and Political Stranglehold.
The deck has a high A&B with the F unlock modifiers Forced March and Freak Drive, but also Majesty if an action is blocked and Mylan Horseed if he is drawn.
Tips & Tricks
Enchant Kindred can be used in the game beginning to get vampires out faster and cheaper.
The Kiss of Ra and Strange Day are expensive but can be kept in hand for a lunge action, be it a vote or a bleed.
Scourge of the Enochians is a counter against breed decks, Fear of Mekhet against Inner Circle decks. Both of a them are quite a threat to this archetype.
Other card can easily be included in the deck: Falhu Shibaba in the crypt (although he does not have o), Perfectionist to get some blood back on the vampires, Scalpel Tongue to help getting the votes through, and some c and f combat cards. Some variants may be more toolboxy. No Secrets From the Magaji is an excellent defence card and is even included here, but it can be accompanied by a bit more equipments and combat options, like Adam Hulse's deck from 2014.
An Anarch variant has also been played by Marcin Szybkowski in 2009.
Pentex™ Subversion has been modified by an errata in September 2019. It does not prevent a vampire to act anymore, so it is less powerful and should probably not be included in the deck anymore.
Villein has been modified by an errata in June 2018 to limit the blood taken to a maximum of 5. It should still be as efficient as ever in this archetype, though.
Lilith's Blessing has been banned in 2016.