The Polish National VtES Championship 2013 will be held on March 16th, 2013 at Kaflowy MusicCafe in Nowa Sol, Poland . The details for the tournament are as following:
- Type of Event: National Championship (qualifying for this event is not necessary, everyone is welcome to participate.)
ul. St. Barbara
67-100 Nowa Sol
- Time Table:
- 11:30 – 13:40 — First Round
- 13:45 – 15:45 — Second Round
- 16:30 – 18:30 — Third Round
- 18:45 – 20:45 — Final Round
- Entry fee: tbd
- Format: 3R + final (2h time limit each)
- Rules: Standard Constructed. Detailed rules can be found on the VEKN Tournament Rules webpage.
In case of questions you post them in the Polish VtES Forum.
“I remember the furor over Slaughterhouse, and later over Brinksmanship. I remember the furor over Baltimore Purge. I remember the furor over Meddling of Semsith. The sky may not be falling.” — Emmit Svenson during a heated discussion about the brokenness of Gehenna event cards.
Reference: Gehenna Events causing players to leave ..
After having conducted some interviews with some of the Polish VtES players before the EC 2011, I would like pick up the feature again and post the answers to a VtES-related questionnaire by well-known VtES players. The first one is the interview with the reigning European VtES Champion, Isak Esbjörnson Bjärmark.
Name: Isak Esbjörnsson Bjärmark
Year of Birth: 1986
Occupation: Teacher for Swedish and Social science (ages 13 to 16).
Hometown: I live in Gothenburg, but I’m from Örebro.
1. Question: Describe yourself … What’s your current occupation? Where do you live right now? ..
Answer: I’m in my mid.twenties and love gaming and teaching. I like playing game, cooking, talking. I’m a teacher since last Easter and I love the profession, so after some six odd years at the University it’s great to be a working man. Right now I live in Gothenburg together with my wife Ida, who fortunately enough share my love for gaming and VTES.
2. Question: When did you start VtES playing and how? For how long do you play it?
Answer: I was brought the game via a demo tournament that Alex Ek organized at a RPG convention. I got interested by the offer of getting the game demoed to my because I have been running a local V:TM LARP chronicle. When we got home from the convention I thought it to all of my friends and thus the Örebro play group was born. This was back in 2003, so I’ve been playing for about 10 years.
I find it increasingly hard to find appropriate candidates for the “Deck of the Month” feature That is, there are just fewer interesting decks to discover and build, since the influx of new cards stopped with the last expansion (“Heirs to the Blood” was released now three(!) years ago). Therefore I would propose to reduce the frequency for the Deck of the Month to every two months. I have put poll on the sidebar. Any additional thoughts and comments?
The actual event date for the VtES European Championship 2013 has been disclosed. The EC 2013 will take place from October 4th to 6th, 2013 in Stockholm, Sweden. There is a also a Facebook page for the EC 2013.
After having presented ten decks of the month in the past year, I have asked you to pick the Deck of the Year 2012. 76 votes have been cast in this poll.
So the winner for the Deck of Year 2012 is Genis Prats (ESP) with his “Alamut’s Horror Museum” deck. Congratulations to Genis for building and winning with this deck. Unfortunately for the winner, there is no actual prize support for this “award” other than your five minutes of fame.
- January 2012: Alamut’s Horror Museum by Genis Prats (ESP) — 28.36% (19 votes)
- July 2012: Bankia by Txus Alutiz (ESP) — 20.9% (14 votes)
- September 2012: Undeles Bag of Dicks by Aleksi Nuora (FIN) — 16.42% (11 votes)
- February 2012: Unnamed shatter by Ferenc Vasadi (HUN) — 11.94% (8 votes)
- November 2012: The Complex Machinations of the Mind of Fred Scott by Brian Moritz — 7.46% (5 votes)
- June 2012: El traumatologo del dolor by Luis Fonseca (ESP) — 5.97% (4 votes)
- December 2012: Extremely Silent and Incredibly Far Away by Dennis Lien (USA) — 2.99% (2 votes)
- May 2012: African Library by James Messer (USA) — 2.99% (2 votes)
- October 2012: Chorripan Festival by Javier Rodríguez Fernández (ESP) — 1.49% (1 votes)
- August 2012: “James “The Knife” Angry Dragon by Brad Cashdollar (USA) — 1.49% (1 votes)