Today is the official release date of the new VtES expansion “Keepers of Tradition“. Also the official checklist/webpage for the expansion is online now. Beside ten card previews and the complete list of cards included in the expansion, the list of rule changes and an FAQ are shown on the webpage. The most interesting news are the actual rule changes, so here they are:
- Directed actions. An action is directed if it targets one or more other Methuselahs, even if it also targets yourself. Directed actions can be blocked by the ready minions controlled by any of the target Methuselahs (going clockwise, as usual).
- Inner Circle titles. The title of Inner Circle is unique per clan and can only be held by a member of the clan (like Justicar titles).
- Madness Network no longer has “after finishing all of his or her minion phase actions” phrasing. The Malkavians can act via the Madness Network in regular sequence order. This eliminates the need for an after-actions portion of the minion phase in which, for example, an empy vampire could untap with Rutor’s Hand and not have to hunt.