The month’s deck for October 2012 is the tournament winning deck “Chorripan Festival” played by Javier Rodríguez Fernández (ESP). The deck is an Baali (& Infernal Friends) Shatter the Gates Wall deck. Basically it’s a wall deck using Magic of the Smith to tool up and then defend Shatter the Gates (using Auspex mostly) later on. Beside Nergal, it uses two less often seen vampires, namely Petaniqua (Adv) and Valerius Maior. The only thing I find rather strange is, that the deck doesn’t use at least some Undying Thirst (in addition (or instead) of Bloodstorm of Chorazin), and perhaps one Smiling Jack.
This month luckily there was a very wide range of candidates, mostly thanks to the EC 2012 and a couple of National Championships (earlier in October). I rather liked Péter Talmásci’s Legacy of Pander (with some rather nasty additions like Leandro and Anarch Revolts) Paul O’Connor’s Aus/Pot 419 Operation deck (and after correcting the decklist (see comments below) I know understand how he beats down other vampires), Zoltan Komora’s Masika & Friends Celerity Sticks (my number two choice this month), David Wittmann’s Hektor Dogs of War (using the synergy of Amaranth and Dogs of War) and Enrico De Stefano’s Khazaar’s Diary Burn Option (who uses allies with a burn option to slim his deck and provide fodder for the Giovanni wraith generation later on).