The essence of TGB is to use the master to achieve unblockable actions. It is usually played with the Triple-A crypt (Anson, Anneke and Alexandra).
The first thing to note, to dispel any doubt, is that we can choose the same vampire ‘trash’ to cover it and get another vampire also benefits from the second / third TGB. It is a good time to point out that nothing prevents lifting the ‘garbage can’ with Alexandra’s ability if we need it). Nor do we lose the TGB bonus if the ‘trash can’ is destroyed.
During the initial phase of the game, you have to try to survive, because the vampires we want to take out are expensive. We can abuse the Villein, Parity Shift and VoterCap to get it. Once we have the three Aces we will change to destruction mode by launching unblocking policies and using, if we can, the bleeds of our vampires.
In general, we can defend ourselves well against bleeds (Telepathic), we will have enough votes not to be easily destroyed to policies and generally we will choose majesty + charismatic aura to defend ourselves against combat (using magnums does not have to be ashamed either). Mention to obedience.
The true power of the deck lies in the special abilities of the three Aces:
· Anson gives an extra master phase
· Anneke can try to block any action
· Alexandra can lift another bullfighter once per minion phase (own)
The best way to end this deck is to deny the initial pool gain: canceling those parity or minion taps / villein is the best way to kill the deck. It is a good idea to agree with the other players to get the TGB between all.
I leave here a list of TGB that I like:
Crypt: (12 cards, Min: 20, Max: 44, Avg: 8,33) 4 Alexandra dom ANI AUS CEL PRE11 Toreador 2 Anneke dom AUS CEL PRE10 Toreador 3 Anson aus dom CEL PRE8 Toreador 1 Dieter Kleist aus 2 Toreador 1 Isabel de Leon AUS 3 Toreador 1 Tatiana Romanov cel pre AUS 7 Toreador Library: (90 cards) Master (18 cards) 1 Art Museum 1 Giant's Blood 1 Information Highway 1 Papillon 1 Pentex(TM) Subversion 1 Secure Haven 5 Toreador Grand Ball 6 Villein 1 Wider View Action (6 cards) 3 Enchant Kindred 3 Entrancement Action Modifier (16 cards) 2 Aire of Elation 2 Awe 2 Bewitching Oration 4 Perfect Paragon 6 Voter Captivation Political Action (11 cards) 1 Banishment 1 Conservative Agitation 3 Kine Resources Contested 4 Parity Shift 1 Political Stranglehold 1 Reins of Power Reaction (20 cards) 7 Eyes of Argus 3 My Enemy's Enemy 1 On the Qui Vive 3 Second Tradition: Domain 6 Telepathic Misdirection Combat (12 cards) 4 Charismatic Aura 8 Majesty Equipment (2 cards) 1 Heart of Nizchetus 1 Sniper Rifle Event (1 cards) 1 Scourge of the Enochians Combo (4 cards) 4 Resist Earth's Grasp