Sabbat

sabbat01Sabbat (S) is the third expansion of White Wolf’s trading card game Vampire: The Eternal Struggle released on October 28, 1996 — and the last expansion published by Wizards of the Coast. The expansion’s theme is the Sabbat sect.

New clans
The expansion added 10 new clans belonging to the Sabbat sect, in particular:

  • Brujah antitribu
  • Gangrel antitribu
  • Lasombra
  • Malkavian antitribu
  • Nosferatu antitribu
  • Panders
  • Toreador antitribu
  • Tremere antitribu
  • Tzimisce
  • Ventrue antitribu

Contents

This expansion consists only of booster packs with 28 cards each (16 common, 5 vampire, 5 uncommon and 2 rare). The size of the boosters were unusually large in comparison to other Vampire: The Eternal Struggle expansions. There is a total of 410 cards. The expansion has an odd status of being an expansion (there are only boosters) and a base set (due to its size and introduction of the Sabbat) at the same time.

Mechanics

  • Sabbat — the Sabbat sect was introduced in this expansion.
  • Bishop, Archbishop, Cardinal, Priscus — are political titles which only Sabbat vampires can hold. The titles are comparable to their Camarilla counterparts with the exception of the Priscus title.
  • Dementation, Obtenebration, Vicissitude — are three new disciplines (powers)

Notable Cards

  • Awe — an action modifier requiring Presence allowing to gain an enormous amount of votes during a political action.
  • Carrion Crows — a combat card requiring Animalism that inflicts attrition damage during multiple rounds of combat.
  • Direct Intervention — a master card that allows to cancel any other player’s minion card as it is played.
  • Disarm — a combat card requiring Potence that sends the opposing vampire to torpor if he has suffered more damage than the other vampire in a round of combat.
  • Mind Rape — an action card requiring Dominate allowing temporary control of another vampire.
  • Beast, Leatherface of Detroit — a vampire of clan Nosferatu antitribu, the archetypical vampire for a rush combat deck.
  • Ian Forestal — a vampire of clan Tremere antitribu that can play almost any discipline requiring card in the game.
  • Jimmy Dunn — a young vampire of clan Pander. If a second copy of Jimmy Dunn enters play the first one is discarded immediately instead of the usual contest.

References

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