A little late, so this not quite news anymore, Ben Swainbank succeeds Robert Goudie as VtES Storyline Coordinator.
Thanks, Robert, for the tremendous fun we had when battling “Nergal“, or trying to take control of “Reverend Adams and the Millennium Cult”.
The only bad news is that we do not get a new Storyline Tournament in 2007 anymore. So I guess we’ll just have to wait until 2008 for a new challenge und new fun.
Here’s the original message from “White Wolf” as published on October 20th, 2007:
The Vampire: the Eternal Struggle Storyline Events have been popular with fans of the CCG since their introduction in 2002. Combining new game mechanics with a compelling narrative, Storyline Tournaments have allowed Vampire players to experience and influence key events in the World of Darkness. The Storyline series was initiated by Robert Goudie, who designed and organized the events over the last 6 year from Semsith’s infiltration of Baltimore to the rise of the Millennium Cult. This year, Robert is passing the torch to a new Storyline Coordinator, Ben Swainbank.
Ben has been an avid V:TES player since the game’s inception in 1994. He’s a regular among the Boston playgroup and a familiar face on the tournament scene. A member of the V:TES Hall of Fame, Ben traveled to the the European Championships in Paris and Budapest, and appeared at the final table for the North American Championships in 2002, 2005, and 2007.
Beyond the tournament table, Ben edited the Malkavian Newsletter 2001-2002, was a coauthor of the Vampire The Eternal Struggle Player’s Guide, a contributor to Player’s Guide: Kindred Most Wanted, and designer of the Internal Recursion draft format. His storyline credits include two Boston BYO Storyline Events, and the Millennium Cultist Epilogue.
The storyline series will return in 2008. Methuselah worldwide will find new challenges, new opportunities, and new dynamics within the Eternal Struggle as the story unfolds. The anarchs will rise to challenge the established order. The challenge will be met. Will the anarchs survive and thrive or will archons, contract killers, and trophy-hunters put them down?