Review republished from the Nosferatu Newsletter, Feb 2006.
Aren is a fantastic addition to the new wave of Nosferatu political
decks than rely on Nosferatu with Presence, such as Ellison, Sundown,
and Tock, all of whom have Potence, Obfuscate, and Presence--heck, with
2 of each, that is most of a crypt right there! With POT and PRE, like
Ellison, he (is Aren a he?) can play both levels of Iron Glare from the
get go, and his +1 stealth on political actions will tend to make up
for his inferior Obfuscate in such decks. His blood burning special
ability isn't huge, but certainly will help avoid opportunistic vote
opposition designed to reduce the payoff from a Voter Captivation, and
might just dissuade cross table opposition on benign votes.