The UK National VtES Championship 2009 will be held on September 18th, 2010 in Reading, United Kingdom.
UK National Cup 2010
- Location: Copa Bar, 76-78a Kings Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3BJ
- Date: Saturday, September 18th, 2010
- Time: 12:00 – 20:00
- Proposed Schedule:
Round 1: 12.00-14.00
Round 2: 14.15-16.15
Round 3: 16.30-18.30
- Format: Constructed: 3 rounds + final round
- Organizers: Hugh Angeseeing
- Fee: £4
- Prize Support: All attending players will receive a booster and a number of promos.
More information (directions, et. al.) can be found in the UK VtES forum (Anarch Free Press).
“The clock is (the) enemy #1 in VtES.” — Matt Morgan (american VtES player)
Reference: VtES Usenet Forum
There has been some discussion about the future of VtES in the past few weeks. One aspect of the discussion was if VtES could be continued to a Living Card Game. I have put up a poll regarding this question (see sidebar). For a basic understanding of the terms here are the definitions for both Trading/Collectible Card Game vs. Living Card Game.
- Living Card Game (LCG)
n. A Fantasy Flight Games trademark for Collectible Card Games (CCGs) sold in non-random booster packs.
- Collectible Card Game (CCG)
n. Also known as Trading Card Game (TCG). This type of game uses a basic rule structure and a large assortment of cards which each have characteristics that contradict or supplement the basic rules. Each player selects a number of cards that they own to create a deck which they use in the game. This allows players to predetermine their strategies. The game rules define how many cards must be used and how many copies of each single card are allowed. Cards are sold in “booster packs“. Packs contain a fixed number of cards and usually include one “rare” card, some “uncommon” cards, and the bulk of the pack contains “common” cards. Rare cards are generally more powerful or efficient than uncommons or commons, which can lead to the problem that the person who has spent the most money on cards wins. The original collectible card game was Magic: The Gathering. Its incredible success spawned dozens of copycat games. Some were good; many were awful. Other examples are Middle-earth CCG, Pokemon and Netrunner.
Definitions derived from the Board Game Geek Glossary.
Fantasy Flight Games have summarized the reasoning for the introduction of Living Card Games on their “A Game of Thrones” website (which is the first LCG) in late 2008.
I found this promotional poster for the VtES EC 2010 in Paris in the spanish VtES forum. Unfortunately there was indication who created this .. masterful piece of art.
On July 24th, 2010 the Scottish VtES EC Qualifier 2010 was held in Edinburgh, Scotland with 17 players attending the qualifier tournament. The final standings were as follows:
1. Erol Ongün (GER) — 1 GW 4 VP — 3 VP — Tryphosa Stealth/Defense
2. Frank Connell (ENG) — 2 GW 6 VP — 1 VP — True Brujah toolbox
2. Johannes Walch (GER) — 1 GW 4 VP — 1 VP — Toreador Vote feat. Anson
2. Maciek Bernart (POL) — 2 GW 8 VP — 0 VP — Toreador AAA Vote
2. Rafal Matysiak (POL) — 1 GW 5 VP — 0 VP — Animalism Weenie Wall
Congratulations to Erol for his win of the Scottish ECQ 2010. Photos of the event can be found on Flickr.
.. after luring your opponent into combat with “Dawn Operation” when playing “Catatonic Fear” in the resulting combat the damage caused by “Catatonic Fear” is not aggravated. The reason for this is that “Dawn Operation” only makes the damage in the resulting combat aggravated while “Catatonic Fear” inflicts the damage after combat. On the other hand the extra damage inflicted by “Drawing out the Beast” played in a combat under “Dawn Operation” is at the end of a round, which is still in combat and that would make that damage aggravated.
Reference: VtES Usenet Newsgroup.
“If you don’t metagame, you’d doomed to failure. DOOMED.” — KevinM
Reference: VtES Usenet Newsgroup.