Two new clan newsletters have been posted in the “rec.trading-cards.jyhad” usenet newsgroup this month. Beside using a newgroup reader, you can also access the newsgroup by Google Groups.
Here are the results of the “Life is Blood” VtES Constructed tournament in Essen, Germany after 2 rounds and final. The tournament was played on October 25th, 2008 with 20 players participating. Here are the standings after the final round:
1. Martin S. — 1 GW 4,5 VP — 3 VP — Malkavian Kindred Spirits Bleed
2. Hardy R. — 1 GW 5 VP — 2 VP — Giovanni Khazar’s Diary
2. Bart De N.– 1 GW 4,5 VP — 0 VP — Trophy Big Game Combat
2. Ralf W. — 1 GW 4 VP — 0 VP — Nosferatu Old School
2. Michael H. — 1 GW 4 VP — 0 VP — Toreador antitribu Anarch Presence Bleed
Left: Jörg’s Garou are fighting Bart’s Trophy deck, and Jörg can barely make it into the timeout (also in round 1).
Right: The final during the mid-game, everybody is wary of Martin’s Malkavian antitribu and Hardy’s Khazar’s Diary deck.
Here’s the deck list — copied from the Sabbat In France forum — of the Ventrue pre-constructed deck of the “Keepers of Tradition” expansion.
The individual Ventrue have the following stats:
Disciplines: pre DOM FOR
Camarilla. When João has no title, he cannot block titled vampires. He gets +1 stealth on actions to put vampires into play.
Disciplines: DEM DOM FOR PRE
Camarilla. Prince of Amsterdam: If a political action card Johannes plays or a referendum he calls is canceled, the Methuselah canceling it burns 2 pool.
Disciplines: aus cel pot DOM FOR PRE
Camarilla. Prince of Berlin: Gustav may tap during a referendum to gain 5 additional votes. +1 bleed.
Gotsdam, the Tired Warrior
Disciplines: ani AUS DOM FOR PRE
Camarilla. Gotsdam may end combat as a strike that costs 1 blood. He treats aggravated damage as normal damage in combat. He is immune to frenzy cards.
Disciplines: cel pro DOM FOR POT PRE
Camarilla. Ventrue Inner Circle: Any vampire contesting Hardestadt’s title must yield during his or her untap phase. +1 bleed. +2 strength.
Here are the results of the Day 1 tournament of the VtES North American Championship 2008, which was played on October 24th-26th, 2008 in Montreal, Canada. The qualifier for the NAC finals have been finished on Saturday, with 57 players playing in this tournament of which 25 qualified for the finals. The standings of the final round were as follows:
1. Matt Morgan (USA) — Assamite Anarch Revolutionary Council
2. Ben Peal (USA) — Malkavian antitribu Stealth Bleed a.k.a. Cheesequake
2. Orian Gissler (FRA) — Giovanni Khazaar’s Diary
2. Hugh Angeseeing (UK) — Ventrue antitribu Toolbox
2. Kay Kristoff (USA) — Kyasid/Lasombra Black Hand Bleed
Congratulations to Matt for winning the Day 1 Tournament. A short tournament report and the winner’s deck can be found on the Usenet Newsgroup.
The results of the VtES North American Championship 2008, which was played on October 24th-26th, 2008 in Montreal, Canada, have been disclosed. 25 players played in the final NAC tournament, and the standings in the finals were:
1. Ben Peal (USA) –Assamite Anarch Revolutionary Council
2. Ferenc Vasadi (HUN) — Toreador Aching Beauty
2. Pascal “Floppyzedolfin” Bertrand (FRA) — Weenie Saturday Night DBR w/ Graverobbing
2. Orian “TTC Master” Gissler (FRA) — Animalism Rush
2. James Messer (USA) –Ventrue Obfuscate Vote
Congratulations to Ben for winning the NAC for the second time in a row, and three times in total. Quite an accomplishment!! You can find a whole bunch of pictures on Lasombra’s NAC2008 webpage and the winner’s decklist in the Usenet Newsgroup.
Reportedly (as there was a pre-pre-release of “Keepers of Tradition” during the NAC 2008) there are some quite interesting reprints in the boosters of this expansion. Looks like as if White Wolf is hitting the seconday market for good:
- Blood Weakens
- Frontal Assault
- Heart of Nizchetus
- Heart of the City
- Jake Washington
- Magic of the Smith
- Mind Rape
- Monocle of Clarity
- Powerbase Montreal
- Sniper Rifle
- Soul Gem
- The Unmasking
- Veil the Legions
Also new art previews have surfaced, this time four vampires portraits created by artist Warren Mahy. I can’t remember seeing any art works on VtES cards in previous expansion, so this seems to be a first.
I like the artwork very much, they remind me of those from the first of VtM “Giovanni Chronicles” books. It contained quite nice drawings of the founding members of the Camarilla in a similar style.
You can see the full picture at the artists website (see link above).
Here’s the deck list — copied from the Sabbat In France forum — of the Toreador pre-constructed deck of the “Keepers of Tradition” expansion.
The individual Toreador vampires have the following stats:
Thomas De Lutrius
Discipline: aus cel pre
Camarilla Primogen. If Thomas goes to topror, burn 1 pool.
Discipline: AUS CEL PRE
Camarilla. During a political action, Kateline may burn 1 blood to force a non-acting vampire to abstain.
Discipline: AUS CEL FOR PRE
Camarilla Primogen. Once each combat, Eugene may dodge as a strike.
Rafael de Corazon
Discipline: AUS CEL DOM OBF PRE
Camarilla Inner Circle Member. Any vampire contesting Rafael’s title must yield during his or her untaps phase. +2 bleed.
Discipline: cel AUS DOM PRE
Camarilla Prince of New York. You may move an action card Epikasta plays from your ash heap to your library at the end of the action (shuffle afterward)