Here are the results of the local VtES Constructed tournament during the SalinenCon in Bad Nauheim, Germany after 2 rounds and the final. The tournament was played on October 31st, 2009 with 8 players participating. Here are the standings after the final round:
1. Merijn van der V. — 1 GW 4 VP — 3 VP — G4/5 Assamite Loss S&B
2. Kathie K. — 1 GW 4 VP — 2 VP — Lutz/Unmada Vote Petra Resonance
2. Felix H. — 1 GW 4 VP — 0 VP — G1/2 Weenie Presence Bleed
2. Kai K. — 0 GW 2 VP — 0 VP — G1/2 Malkavian Bleed/Vote
2. Ralf W. — 0 GW 2 VP — 0 VP — G2/3 Followers of Set Bruise & Bleed
Congratulations to Merijn for his victory in the tournament.
On October 18th, 2009 the Spanish National VtES Championship 2009 was held in Sevilla, Spain with 40 players attending the final tournament. The final standings were as follows:
1. Javier Olivares Vergara (ESP) — 2 GW 8 VP — 3 VP — Brujah G4/5 Prince Vote/Bleed
2. Alejandro Castilla Armero (ESP) — 1 GW 8 VP — 1 VP — Black Hand Multi-Action S&B
2. Sergio Gracia (ESP) — 1 GW 6,5 VP — 1 VP — Ventrue G4/5 Lawfirm
2. César Ruipérez Martínez (ESP) — 2 GW 8 VP — 0 VP — Gerald Windham Vote/Bleed
2. Unai López de Briñas (ESP) — 1 GW 5,5 VP — 0 VP — G4/5 Nosferatu Dominate
Congratulations to Javier for his win of the Spanish VtES Nationals 2009. You can find a tournament report in the spanish VtES forum (in spanish).
Conversation on VtES and VtM “realism”:
“Vampiric snakes. On motorcycles. With RPG launchers.” — Peter
“This is the kind of thing that keeps us playing the game.” — Kushiel
Reference: VtES Usenet Newsgroup
Friday, 13th of February, 2004 A.D.
The evening chill gave Claudio Severino a sensation he did not remember existed. It was all so strange to him. He did not know why he was not a vampire anymore. He did not know why he kept the use of magic. It all just happened in the last few days. From Vampire to Magus.
All he knew was that he was called to this point. He felt the earth beacon him. Calling him. He was sure of that.
He knew he had to destroy all of those who stood in his way. And now that he was here, as a mortal, he knew exactly what he had to do next. A creature moved closer, after sundown.
‘Child of the Dragon, are you here to help me, or to hurt me?’, Claudio asked.
‘Frankly, I don’t know’, answered Lambach.
During the European Championship 2009 festivities in Palma de Mallorca on Friday, 13th of November the official storyline event “Friday 13th” will be held.
You can see all the information about the event on the “Friday 13th” storyline website.
- Registration: 8h to 9h AM
- Start: 9h30 AM
- Fee: 10 Euro
- Format: Constructed (see Special Storyline Rules)
- Matches: 3 Rounds + Final
- Participation Prizes: Promo Cards
1st Place: 1 Booster Display + Original Preliminary Drawing for the
Claudio Severino card art
Other Finalists: 18 Boosters (half a Display)
Any questions you might have about the storyline, please address them to Tiago Brum or to the thread in the VtES Usenet Newsgroup.
As most of you have already read in the White Wolf news article the release date for the next VtES expansion “Heirs to the Blood has been moved to December 2nd, 2009. Although it remains to be seen if this is the final date for the release, since the expansion is still not listed in the White Wolf webshop.
The guide is structured in five basic points about Direct Intervention(DI) (and consequently, any card that cancels other cards):
- DI cancels the card text, but the canceled card was still played.
- DI doesn’t supersede/replace the basic rules of the game, such as the limitations on action modifiers/reactions played by the same vampire in the same action. It is important considering the first point, since the canceled card was still played.
- Actions canceled as played didn’t even ‘start‘ (or more technically, never reached resolution, as LSJ pointed out), so they don’t trigger NRA-like clauses. This ties with the second point, since the rules about non-repeatable actions are in the rulebook now.
- Check out card-playing restrictions on each card canceled, especially for limitations like “only one [card X] can be played per [turn/round/combat/game]”; the text has been canceled, but a second copy still has the text and the first copy was still played.
- “As played” means “as played (from hand in the normal fashion)” save explicit text on the contrary, so you can’t DI/cancel a card brought to play via other means (such as “Vast Wealth” or “Concealed/Disguised Weapon“). So, you can DI a “Concealed Weapon” card but not the weapon, it is about to bring to play.
- This holds for “Sudden Reversal” as well: Cards are not replaced in the “as played” window, but rather wait until after they are played. Other card-moving effects (like all other effects, by default) are also unable to sqeeze into the “as played” window. The “as played” window for card X thus restricts all players to the cards they have in hand at the time the card X is played. Specifically, you cannot tap “The Barrens” or “Erciyes Fragments” to go fishing for a DI or a “Sudden Reversal” in response to the play of card X (although you could use a DI that was already on your Fragment).
Once the player understand these six ‘tenets‘, he’ll be able to handle DI play smoothly no matter what card has been canceled with it. Of course, the text has examples on all points to illustrate them.
Originally written by Fabio ‘Sooner’ Macedo and LSJ in the VtES Usenet Newsgroup on October 13th, 2006.