Here I wanted to show you the decks of the Gelsenkirchen VtES League 2011 from the meeting on August 24th, 2011.
Left: Thomas played a classic Ventrue Lawfirm (G4/5). As during the whole year, he suffered from bad seating. Both his predator and prey had more votes than the rest of the table. Although when Kinner (his grand-predator) put his predator’s Korah (a priscus) into torpor, it was looking temporarily better, but then Kinner ousted Zille (Thomas predator) quickly, and Thomas’ two Ventrue (and his already very low pool) were easy prey for the rushing Animalism weenies/midcaps.
Right: Martin had a somewhat bad start with his Brujah Obf/Pre Vote deck. He put Dimitra in play, and pulled off most of her blood with a Villein. Dimitra then spend some blood and was forced to hunt, which was in turn blocked by Ralf’s Magaji (his prey) and put to torpor. This was repeated for a couple of turns, but in the end Martin put more titled Brujah in play and he was able to oust Ralf, especially since he finally drew his stealth cards and Sudden’ed two Villeins Ralf tried to play.
Left: Ralf played a Magaji Animalism Wall deck, who started quite well, since both his predator and prey didn’t intercept any of the equip/employ actions. But his prey, Kinner, was a though nut to crack since both were playing Animalism combat, and Kinner had a slight advantage, since all of his vampires had superior Animalism. In the end Ralf weren’t able to put enough pressure on his prey and was ousted by Martin as described above.
Right: Kinner played a copy of the Nana Buruki Animalism Rush deck (a.k.a. 12-card-library-deck). After an initial backrush which proved that both combatants have an (almost) equal access to combat mojo, he turned his eyes on his prey. Round after round he hammered down his prey Malkavian antitribu vampires (using Deep Song – Carrion Crows – Aid from Bats) which had no resistance to offer. So eventually Kinner had torporized all of his preys vampires and ousted Zille with ease.
Left: In the first place, Zille and his deck, a Malkavian antitribu Stealth Bleed deck, looked like the first one to gain a VP. But when his minions got torporized again and again (Ralf rescuing a few inbetween), he was only able to put down his prey, Thomas, on one pool.
After both Zille and Ralf had been ousted, Thomas was ousted within two (or three) turns by Kinner by putting the two Ventrue vampires to torpor. So the table timed out, giving Kinner the game win.
Result: Kinner 2.5 VP GW, Martin 1.5 VP
On August 28th, 2011 the French National VtES Championship 2011 was held in Angers, France with 38 players attending the final tournament. The final standings after 3 rounds and final were as follows:
1. Kamel Senni (FRA) — Toreador Triple-A
2. Vincent Ripoll (FRA) — Weenie Dominate/Fortitude
2. Medhi Mazni (FRA) — Toreador Antitribu Palla Grande
2. Romain Ledur (FRA) — Toreador Antitribu Palla Grande
2. Romain Ben Amar (FRA) — Reversal Of Fortunes
Congratulations to Kamel for winning the French National VtES Championship 2011. You can find a tournament report (in french) in the VEKN France forum.
.. that an untapped vampire who attempted to block a political action, but failed and was tapped by a Faceless Night, cannot play a Delaying Tactics?
The reason is that Faceless Night says “.. becomes tapped when the action is resolved“, which effectively means “before resolving the action“. So when the minion is tapped by Faceless Night, he needs to untap (or play a card that allows him to play a reaction card as untapped), if he wants to play Delaying Tactics (or any similar card that is played during the referendum).
On the other hand, if an untapped vampire is attacked using Bum’s Rush, and is tapped before resolving the action (the combat) by Faceless Night, he can play Majesty or Earth Meld and is safely untapped after the combat.
Reference: VtES Usenet Newsgroup.
Other uses for the VtES flab include:
So beware what you’re buying or looking for when searching for VtES!!
On July 30th, 2007 White Wolf finally published information on the upcoming VtES expansion Lords of the Night. The general information about the expansion had already been spoiled on May 23rd, 2007, when retailers like Potomac Distribution and White Wolf had put the product into their webshops.
Lords of the Night Preview and Launch Event Details
V:TES Lords of the Night to Release September 26th
Now in its 13th year of play, White Wolf celebrates the latest expansion of Vampire: The Eternal Struggle (VTES). White Wolf and the Princes of the Elder Kindred Network (VEKN) are promoting a weekend long series of tournaments and special events across the globe. Below is the basic information needed to plan your own tournament:
On the weekend of September 29th, VEKN players and Princes will team up with retailers around the world to organize a launch event for White Wolf’s award winning CCG, Vampire: The Eternal Struggle. Coinciding with the launch of Lords of the Night, this event will celebrate the latest expansion of one of the longest running CCGs in the market.
Vampire: The Eternal Struggle celebrates its thirteenth anniversary this year. Designed by Richard Garfield, designer of Magic: The Gathering®, VTES allows players to pit clans of vampires against one another in a mix of intrigue and action.
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On July 29th, 2011 the VtES Finnish EC Qualifier was held in Espoo, Finland with 90 players attending the qualifier tournament (during RopeCon 2011). The final standings were as follows:
1. Otso Saariluoma (FIN) — 3 GW 12 VP — 1.5 VP — Weenie Auspex w/ Anarch Tech
2. Ville Kaijasaari (FIN) — 3 GW 10 VP — 1.5 VP — Guruhi Ani/Pot Combat feat. Nana
2. Adam Esbjörnsson (SWE) — 2 GW 9 VP — 1 VP — Tremere/Tremere antitribu Bleed
2. Teemu Sainomaa (FIN) — 2 GW 10.5 VP — 0 VP — Obf/Pre Vote feat. Dmitra
2. Toni Karjalainen (FIN) — 2 GW 10 VP — 0 VP — Lasombra Presence Vote
Congratulations to Otso for his win of the Finnish ECQ 2011. You can find a tournament report, the finalist’s decks and the final standings on VEKN.net.