Played one game, earned 1 VP and then died due to spending my entire library (and thus not being able to retrieve enough Revolutions via Museum to oust my new prey, who bloated himself to ridiculous amounts). My final act was pretty spectacular though, with a single Council destroying 9 equipments and locations on the table - hilarious).
However, and this might be just because of the local meta, I for the longest time had serious problems obtaining vote lock: my prey was playing G4-5 non-political Ventrue (had out Justicar+3 Princes and damned Ventrue HQ), while my pred had G2 Tzimisce with Cardinal and Priscus. As it turned out, I needed max # of barons out (which, sadly is 3 for DoC) and both a Conductor and Bastille OH (with 9 vamps out) to surpass their 18 votes...
So, my question is: should I replace House of Sorrow (which was nice, but far from essential) with another Bastille OH or was this amount of votes in a 4-player game more of a fluke?
Bastille is unique, so in this game a second Bastille woudnt have helped you. It would ofcourse have increased your chance of getting it sooner. The house however would have helped in the game you described, as it would give you 9 extra votes to pass the most important votes.