.. when you’re playing Tenebrous Form at superior), allies cannot block anymore? The text of the card specifically says that the opposing minions (without Obtenebration) must pay one blood to attempt to block. And because allies can only burn life, they’re prohibited from blocking this action.
Here’s a (still surprisingly short) list of the cards that are (or were) banned for VTES tournaments in 2013. For each of the cards I will briefly explain why (and when) they have been banned:
- Playing for Keeps — since January 9th, 1995
- High Stakes — since January 9th, 1995
- Cunctator Motion — since January 9th, 1995
An ante is a forced bet in which each player places a card from his deck into the pot before the game begins. The player who ousts another players actually wins the forfeited card from the losing player. The concept was (as in Magic The Gathering) never really popular, and the concept was dropped very soon after the release of VtES. So cards relating to ante, as those three above were banned for this reason.
- Madness of the Bard — since July 1st, 1999
The judgment of this card vary from “downright silly” to “very much fun“, but in the end it prevents most players from freely communicating to each other, which is one of the cornerstones of a multiplayer game.
- Return to Innocence — since March 14th, 1999
A card which allows a vampire to bleed for 10+, is just too good for the game. In a typical tournament the comfort level in terms of having pool is something like 10-12. With that amount of pool you need two high-level bleed come through, but this requires considerable setup and/or amount of cards being played during these actions, or you need at least 3-4 Kine Resource Contested/Conservative Agitations, but this also needs some setup. With RtI you can just bleed with Daring the Dawn and the only thing you’ll have to worry about is bleed bounce.
- Succubus Club — since January 1st, 2005
Mass trading resources, especially with the now defunct tournament rules about table-splitting (at least for practical purposes), this led to absurd situation. Players Bob and John made a table split deal, with one of the them having a Succubus Club in play. After the deal both trade regularly their whole set of resources of vampires, master cards and other permanents back and forth, until they succeed in having ousted the other players.
- Kindred Restructure — since January 1st, 2005
The abusive technique for using Kindred Restructure (and to a lesser extent) Dramatic Upheaval was called VP Sniping. The player with the Kindred Restructure in hand would wait where some predator was in sure ousting range (i.e. down to less than 5 pool or something similar) for the next turn. Then the KR would be played, and his new player, while having done nothing all the while, ripped of the reward for ousting from the original player. Furthermore with Kindred Restructure this player could arrange the table in manner which was most suitable for him, e.g. having a weak predator or prey or both.But LSJ’s publicly stated reasoning for the ban was simpler – it gives a player two predators at the same time, their real predator and the guy who’s going to jump right in there. Which is pretty unfair.
- Dramatic Upheaval — since January 1st, 2005
The same arguments as for Kindred Restructure applies to Dramatic Upheaval as well, but to only slightly lesser extent, since it allowed to change seats with one player only.
- Edge Explosion — since January 1st, 2008
One of the driving engines of an Imbued deck, since it both allowed him to have a power for which he hasn’t had the appropriate Virtue, but may gain a Conviction for a successful action once each turn.
- Memories of Mortality — since January 1st, 2008
Very powerful when playing an ally deck, not only wasn’t an opposing vampire with this card no longer allowed to block any ally, he couldn’t hurt him anymore and the card was hard to get rid off.
- Protect Thine Own — since January 1st, 2008
This card provided a very cheap way to remove any non-Camarilla vampire, though it requires an IC member for using the card’s full effect.
- Lilith’s Blessing — since April 22nd, 2013
This is the first (and only) promo card on the ban list. The card provided very easy (and repeatable) access to 3 blood, and is somewhat abusive when used with Villein (or Minion Tap with multiple master phase actions).
Earlier Card Bans and Revokes
- Rowan Ring — from January 9th, 1995 to January 1st, 2000(?)
- Stake — from January 9th, 1995 to March 14th, 1999
The cards were banned because the corner-case paralyzation rules which were dropped in VTES (as opposed to the Jyhad rules). Since extensive rewording would have been necessary the rules team decided to ban the cards. With the new wording of the VTES version of Wooden Stake and the Camarilla Edition (CE) version of Rowan Ring the paralyze mechanic was dropped and replaced by “send to torpor“, so the ban could be lifted after the new version had been released.
- Monocle of Clarity — from January 9th, 1995 to January 1st, 2000(?)
The wording of Monocle of Clarity allowed easily to break the game, thus it was banned. For an example see the following thread. With the new wording of the CE version which limited the card’s functionality to the current game state, not a future one, the card was allowed again.
The VtES constructed tournament named “Join The Danse Macabre” will be held in Mayence, Germany on November 23rd, 2013. Details are as following:
- Date: November 23rd, 2013
- Format: VtES Constructed Tournament (“Danse Macabre” is legal for play).
- Rounds: 2 rounds + final (2h each)
Registration: 10:30 — 11:00
Round 1: 11:00 – 13:00
Round 2: 14:00 – 16:00
Final: 16:00 to 18:00
- Entry Fee: 3 EUR (2 EUR for new players)
- Prize Support: TBD
You can pre-register (much appreciated) in the German VEKN forum. Please take note that the event will only take place with at least 8 pre-registered players!
Please take note, that initally I had the date wrong for the tournament. It’s not the 24th of November, but the 23rd!!
Here are the results of the “World is a Vampire” VtES Constructed tournament in Bochum, Germany which was played on October 26th, 2013 with 13 players attending. The tournament was taking place during the Spiel 2013 Game Fair in Essen nearby. The final standings after two rounds and the final were as follows:
1. Martin S. (GER) — 1 GW 3 VP — 4 VP — Stanislava Pro/Dom Vote/Bleed
2. Martin E. (GER) — 1 GW 4 VP — 1 VP — Malkavian/Malkavian antitribu Stealth Bleed
2. Dietmar R. (GER) — 1 GW 4 VP — 0 VP — Followers of Set w/ DOM Toolbox
2. Frederick E. (GER) — 1 GW 2.5 VP — 0 VP — Tzimisce Wall
2. Ralf W. (GER) — 1 GW 4 VP — 0 VP — Kiasyd Bleedish Toolbox
Congratulations to Martin for his victory in the tournament. You can find the final standings and the tournament winning deck in the German VEKN forum.
Today the VEKN posted the latest “State of the VEKN” (as of October 2013):
Greetings fellow V:TES players,
As most of you may already know, I was recently elected Chairman of the V:EKN (with Antonio Cobo as my Vice Chairman) during the meeting of National Coordinators and Inner Circle members held on the 4th of October, 2013 in Stockholm.
In a moment, I will talk about some of my projects as Chairman, but first I want to thank Johannes Walch for his years of dedication to V:TES and especially for his enormous efforts to bring our beloved game back in print.
The English National VtES Championship 2013 will take place in London, United Kingdom on December 14th, 2013. Here are the details for this constructed tournament:
- 3 Rounds & Final.
- Standard Constructed. Detailed rules can be found on the VEKN tournament rules webpage.
- 11:00 — Registration
- 11:20 — Start
- 20:00 — End
- Entrance Fee:
- Prize Support
- Boosters and promos for everyone.
- Winner prize support TBD
- Food is available in the pub all day, so please don’t bring your own!
More information can be found in the VTES UK forum.
The month’s deck for September 2013 is the tournament winning deck “Tes une fille et tu n’as pas de shampoing” played by Jorge Delgado (ESP). The deck is a First Tradition deck, which chokes the table with 1st Traditions and then uses bleed actions and Parity Shift to oust. It is certainly not the first kind of this deck, but it’s the most aggressive, streamlined version with 60 cards only. Also quite interesting is the use of Tomb of Rameses III, which is used as crypt acceleration instead of Zillahs Valley. Zillahs Valley cannot be used in this deck effectively, since a lot of vampires are below capacity 8. Other versions (tournament winning decks) with 3 or more First Traditions are the decks played by Sergio Gracia, Tiago Brum and John Bell. On one hand these kind of decks are sort of anti-social (like the Reversal of Fortunes decks), because they’re preventing the other players to participate in the game, on the other hand they do speed up the table one way or another.
September 2013 was very busy with VtES tournaments, so there were plenty of candidates for the title Deck of the Month:
- 419 Operation by Bram van Stappen (BEL) — this was very close second as choice for the Deck of Month. Conceptually the combination of 419 Operation, Brainwash and Pentex is intriguing, but the deck will always have difficulties ousting it’s 2nd or even 3rd prey.
- Guadedo Ghouls by Marcin Szybkowski (POL) — not only is the deck very streamlined with 10 D’habi Revenants, but it deviated from the traditional weenie Sabbat Tzimisce concept to a crypt Guadedo as star vampire.
- Il Maestro di Bahari by Gabriele Bugliani (ITA) — this is an interesting twist of the Miller Celerity (Stick) deck by using Protean aggravated damage instead of using Weighted Walking Sticks or Target Vitals.
“Do your magic!“– Csaba (Hungarian VtES player)
“My magic is low, I only use the Assault Rifle.” — Giulio (Italian VtES player)
Overheard during the VtES EC 2013.
The list of decks for the months of July and August 2013 was bit short, but nonetheless there was a reasonable number of interesting decks available for the selection as Deck of the Month.
This month’s deck is the tournament winning deck “Mata Hari is the Founder” played by Adam Hulse (USA). Adam put together a Mata Hari Laibon Vote deck. In the beginning it uses Founders of the Ebony Kingdom to get Laibon vampires cheap or even for free into play. With the help of the Laibon clan Kholo and a two vote locations, the deck then transforms itself into a formidable vote deck. The biggest problem of the deck seems to be having enough blood on Mata Hari to pay for all those card she’s playing, but Ankara Citadel is there to address this issue.
Other interesting decks are two rush decks, namely the Matata/Fakir Rush deck (played by Norbert Broda (HUN)) and the Karsh Imperator Rush deck (by Denny Bruset (ITA)), as well as Grinder style Spirit Marionette deck (by Roberto Mautone Junior (BRA)).
As a follow-up to the previous post, here’s some statistical data on past five European VtES Championships, regarding the distribution of game wins and timeouts. Using the Archons (ExcelSheets) from the ECs in Palma de Mallorca (2009), Paris (2010), Warsaw (2011), Budapest (2012) and Stockholm (2013), it was possible to add up the results from all the different tournaments (Legendary Vampire/Nations Cup, Last Chance Qualifier, Day 1, Day 2 and First Chance Qualifier). The summary for these tournaments look like this:
In this comparison you can see, that the trend towards less gamewins was dramatically interrupted during this year’s EC. We will see if that trend is truly broken after the EC 2014 in Mannheim, Germany. What is quite astonishing, is that not the GWs with 2 or 3 VPs were gaining significantly, but the GWs with 4 or 5 VPs had a huge comeback in Sweden. This can almost certainly attributed to the observation that in general the Swedish players tend towards decks that can oust (e.g. bleed decks). This is exemplified by the 43 decks (out of 100) used in the Day 1 tournament which can tagged as bleed decks, Out of these 43 bleeds decks 25 (out of 40) then qualified for the Day 2 tournament.
Take note, that only games with exactly 5 players were included into the statistics.
The organizers of the VtES European Championship 2013 (thanks to Isak, Randal and Ivan in particular) were so kind to give me the Archon ExcelSheets containing the tournament results of the EC 2013. I have collected/aggregated the different game win types (i.e. game win with 5 VPs, 4 VPs, etc.). This is the same as I did in for the EC 2011 and EC 2012.
For better comparison here are some graphs for the different tournaments:
The percentage of timeouts (which does not necessarily mean there wasn’t game win) for the individual tournaments:
- NC — 50.00%
- LCQ — 36.17%
- Day 1 — 18.64%
- Day 2 — 37.50%
- FCQ — 38.10%
What is quite interesting to see is that the “trend” (or slump”) of last year’s EC to less gamewins, was flipped over. Last year’s EC there 33% of the games without a gamewin, whereas this year the rate dropped to a staggering 23%. Especially the Day 2 tournament, usually notorious for few gamewins, had this year only 21% of these games. I guess, this is due to the number of more aggressive decks (especially bleed decks) present at the Day 1 and 2 tournaments.
The metagame of Day 1 was especially fast and furious. The percentage of timeouts (18.65%) was the lowest recorded, and at the same time the percentage of games with gamewins (83.05%) was the highest ever recorded. Also quite interesting to note, is that the while the games without gamewins dropped dramatically, the average percentage of timeouts (35,33%) is the same range as with the previous ECs. This can be explained, by the fact that even if games timed out, it was often the case at a given table a player already had 2 VPs (and a few times even 3 VPs) when the game ended.
Take note that in the above statistics only games with 5 players were used. Also the number of games (these statistics are based on) was significantly less than the previous ECs.
During the VtES European Championship 2013, the organizers held a number of lectures on a variety of VtES topics. Luckily all of these lectures and presentations were recorded and have been uploaded to YouTube. All of them are quite interesting, especially the Design Team presentation, which was given by Ben Peal and Mike Nudd on Saturday evening of EC weekend.
The rest of the lectures were given between the 1st and 2nd round of the tournaments on Friday to Sunday and each lasts about 30 minutes.
Many thanks to the EC organizers and the Cause & Effect team for recording these events and making them available for the general public.
This year’s VtES EC Day 2 final round. With Otso playing a Goratrix Wall deck (lower right), Romain play a Malkavian Reversal of Fortune deck (lower left), Martin playing a Stanislava Pro/Dom deck (upper left), Hugh playing Ventrue Grinder deck (top), and finally Vincent playing an Giotto & Arika vote deck (upper right). You can find the whole turn-by-turn transcript of the final (by Stone) on VEKN.net.
This year’s Nations Cup final.
The YouTube channel “Cause & Effect” also made the Swedisch ECQ 2013 final available.
After a longer hiatus, the first episode (of the fifth season) of the VTES webshow Cause and Effect has been broadcasted live this Monday (October 14th, 2013). Anders, Adam and Isak talked with the reigning VtES EC champion, Hugh, about the EC 2013 and Hugh’s experience playing the Day 1 and Day 2 finals in particular.
The Belgian National VtES Championship 2013 will take place on November 10th, 2013 in Brussels, Belgium. Here are the details regarding the tournament:
- Sunday, November 10th, 2013
First round starting time: 12:00
Expected finishing time: 21:00
- Type of Event:
- National Championship. Qualifying for this event is not necessary, everyone is welcome to participate.
- Standard Constructed, detailed rules can be found on the VEKN Tournament Rules webpage.
- Number of rounds: 3 + final
- Time limit per round: 2 hours
- Entry fee:
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- The cards for Danse Macabre will be legal for play at this event. When using Danse Macabre cards they must be color printed on standard paper and inserted into opaque sleeves before another Vampire: The Eternal Struggle or Jyhad card. This requires opaque sleeves for the whole crypt and/or library.
- Note that it is not allowed to bring your own drinks into the shop); bringing your own food is ok, but food is available at moderate prices
More information (e.g. on travel & pre-registration) can be found in the Belgian VtES forum.
After the release of the latest VtES expansion “Danse Macabre” (DM), most of the programs used for deckbuilding and playing need an update:
- Official Cardlist: updated with DM; some of programs require the latest cardlist on VEKN.net
- Anarch Revolt Deck Builder (ARDB): updated with DM
- Fragment of Elder Library Database (FELDB): updated with DM
- Secret Library (SL): Secret Library will be updated later this week.
- LackeyCCG: updated with DM; installation instructions on VEKN.net.
Note: Regarding the inventory list of FELDB, I would always recommend to make a backup copy of the inventory files of FELDB before updating the program. In the past, FELDB updates always are potentially damaging to the inventory files.
This verbatim from the VEKN forum by Ben Peal (design team leader) regarding information on some specific cards in the new VtES expansion “Danse Macabre“. I found it noteworthy, so that more players will read/know this:
Some notes on the cards previewed thus far:
- Dark Selina is first (and most extensively) mentioned in the book Dark Colony, which covers the struggle for power amongst kindred in New England in the late 1800’s. She’s a Cardinal working behind the scenes from Zurich, using her pawn Roman Pendragon in her attempt to gain control of New England. She also has a brief mention in Los Angeles by Night, where she has sent her agent Christopher to Los Angeles to use it as a staging point for an incursion into Asia.
She has no stats or physical description apart from being the sire of Roman Pendragon, so we used his stats for the basis of her disciplines and generation. There was also a need for a Brujah antitribu Cardinal in Group 5, so she was a nice find. Her special was derived from her political maneuvering from behind the scenes.
- Under Siege comes from Ben Swainbank’s old notes from his time as Storyline Coordinator. He had plans for a Sabbat vs. Camarilla clash for his next storyline event, but that was not meant to be. However, we were looking for help for the Sabbat as a sect in Danse Macabre. After some modification and after being forged in the savage fires of the playtesters, we have the final version.
- Synner-G‘s only canon reference is in the flavor text of the Sabbat version of Computer Hacking, where he’s mentioned as a Gangrel antitribu hacker. There was a need for a 5-cap City Gangrel in Group 5, as well as a desire to have a deeper selection of mid-caps with core City Gangrel disciplines. He has the standard 5 levels of disciplines for a 5-cap, but given that the disciplines are Celerity, Obfuscate, and Protean, we figured he could use a minor special. Going with the hacker idea and wanting to improve the toolbox potential for the Gangrel antitribu, we went with a special about electronic equipment.
- Instantaneous Transformation comes from the book Archons & Templars. It’s described as being a rapid version of Shape of the Beast or Mist Form (and there’s also a Celerity + Obtenebration version for Tenebrous Form). Rather than make yet another “combat ends” card for Protean, we opted for a multi-function card.
Here are the results from the Silence of Death tournament that was played during the VtES European Championship 2013 on October 5th, 2013 in Stockholm, Sweden. The format is somewhat different from the regular constructed VtES tournament insofar that table talk is not allowed at all. The only talking allowed is with regards to announcing actions, blocks, combat, etc. 19 players participated in this EC side-event tournament, the standings after 3 rounds and the final were as follows:
1. Patrick Benoit (FRA) — 2 GW 8 VP — 5 VP — Ravnos Eldest are Kholo
2. Mike Wilson (UK) — 2 GW 8 VP — 0 VP — G3/4 Dom/Obf Power Bleed
2. Lourmiere Nicolas (FRA) — 2 GW 8 VP — 0 VP — Tremere antitribu Nephandus
4. Jussi Hattara (FIN) — 2 GW 6 VP — 0 VP — Beast & Theo Bell Rush combat
5. Robert Ryner (SWE)– 1 GW 4 VP — 0 VP — Nosferatu antitribu Black Hand
Congratulations to Patrick for winning the Silence of Death tournament this year.
Here are the results from the European Championship (Day 2) tournament that was played during the VtES European Championship 2013 on October 6th, 2013 in Stockholm, Sweden. 40 players participated in this EC tournament, the standings after 3 rounds and the final were as follows:
1. Hugh Angseesing (UK) — 3 GW 9 VP — 2 VP — Ventrue G4/5 Stickman
2. Martin Weinmayer (AUT) — 2 GW 6 VP — 2 VP — Stanislava & Friends Pro/Dom Bleed/Vote
2. Otso Saariluoma (FIN) — 2 GW 7 VP — 1 VP — Goratix Wall
2. Romain Ben Amar (FRA) — 1 GW 7 VP — 0 VP — Malkavian Reversal of Fortunes
2. Vincent Ripoll (FRA) — 1 GW 6.5 VP — 0 VP — Giotto/Arika Bleed/Vote
Congratulations to Hugh for winning the European VtES Championship 2013. Well deserved, and he even escaped the 3 Gamewin curse.
Here are the results from the First Chance Qualifier tournament that was played during the VtES European Championship 2013 on October 6th, 2013 in Stockholm, Sweden. 81 players participated in this EC tournament, the standings after 3 rounds and the final were as follows:
1. Marko Saari (FIN) — 2 GW 7,5 VP — 3 VP — Akunanse Tunnel Runners
2. Tomas Wallmur (SWE) — 2 GW 8,5 VP — 2 VP — Guillaume Giovanni Obt/Dom Powerbleed
2. Sérgio Martins (POR) — 2 GW 8,5 VP — 0 VP — Giovanni Powerbleed
2. Ivan Marin-Rivas (SWE) — 2 GW 8 VP — 0 VP — Nana Buruku Rush Combat
2. Akseli Jalava (FIN) — 2 GW 7 VP — 0 VP — Arika/Marcus Vitel Lawfirm
Congratulations to Marko for winning the First Chance Qualifier tournament of the European VtES Championship 2013. Another major tournament winner for the Tunnel Runners (seems to a Scandinavian thing/theme …).
Here are the results from the European Championship (Day 1) tournament that was played during the VtES European Championship 2013 on October 5th, 2013 in Stockholm, Sweden. 100 players participated in this EC tournament, the standings after 3 rounds and the final were as follows:
1. Martin Weinmayer (AUT) — 2 GW 8 VP — 4 VP — Stanislava & Friends Pro/Dom Vote
2. Michael Holmström (SWE) — 3 GW 12 VP — 1 VP — Lasombra Nocturn Powerbleed
2. Daniel Röstberg (SWE) — 2 GW 8,5 VP — 0 VP — Malkavian antribu Stealth Bleed
2. Hugh Angseesing (UK) — 2 GW 7,5 VP — 0 VP — Ventrue antitribu Stickmen
2. Alexander Båskman (SWE) — 2 GW 7,5 VP — 0 VP — Council of Doom
Congratulations to Martin for winning the Day 1 tournament of the European VtES Championship 2013. 40 players qualified for the Day 2 tournament. You needed 1 GW 2.5 VP for qualification. There will be a new European Championship today, since the current EC champion Isak will be judging the Day 2 tournament.
Here are the results from the Last Chance Qualifier tournament that was played during the VtES European Championship 2013 on October 4th, 2013 in Stockholm, Sweden. 80 players participated in this EC tournament, the standings after 3 rounds and the final were as follows:
1. Matti Palomäki (FIN) — 2 GW 7,5 VP — 2.5 VP — Black Hand White Lily Rush Combat
2. Ville Kaijasaari (FIN) — 2 GW 6 VP — 1 VP — Goratrix & Friends
2. Marko Saari (FIN) — 2 GW 6 VP — 0.5 VP — Rockcats
2. Otso Saariluoma (FIN) — 3 GW 9 VP — 0 VP — Weenie Auspex Anarch Revolt
2. Franck Bernard (FRA) — 2 GW 8 VP — 0 VP — Salubri antitribu Rush Combat
Seating was Matti –> Ville –> Franck –> Otso –> Marko. Congratulations to Matti for winning the Last Chance Qualifier tournament of the European VtES Championship 2013. Of the 80 players 27 qualified with 1 GW 2.5 VP as the cut-off quota.
Here are the results from the Nations Cup tournament that was played during the VtES European Championship 2013 on October 4th, 2013 in Stockholm, Sweden. 24 players players representing 8 nations participated in this EC tournament. The standings after 3 rounds and the final were as follows:
1. United States — 1 GW 6 VP — 2.5 VP — Tzimisce Wall (Brian Moritz)
2. Germany — 3 GW 13 VP — 1.5 VP — Ahrimanes Bloat & Block (Johannes Walch)
2. Sweden — 2 GW 7 VP — 0 VP — Ventrue feat. Gotsdam Grinder (Tomas Wallmur)
2. Italy — 2 GW 10 VP — 0 VP — Council of Doom (Danilo Torrisi)
2. Hungary — 2 GW 11.5 VP — 0 VP — Daughters of Cacophony (Csaba Greguss)
Congratulations to the United States for winning the tournament of the European VtES Championship 2013. Thanks to Randal for providing and uploading the deck lists. The Council of Doom crypt looks strange. 35 vampire crypt? Is this a Tup Dog bluff?
The checklist for the new VtES expansion “Danse Macabre” is out plus (even more importantly) the whole PDF files can be found on VEKN.net! The set will be tournament legal on November 4th, 2013.
Karif al Numair — Assamite
Dark Selina — Brujah antitribu
Gold Pan Dan — Brujah abtitribu
Alex Camille — Gangrel antitribu
Mimir — Gangrel antitribu
Synner-G — Gangrel antitribu
Badr, Shadow of Granada — Lasombra
Carolina Valez — Lasombra
Claudia — Lasombra
Drozodny — Malkavian antitribu
Pearl — Malkavian antitribu
Skulk — Nosferatu antitribu
Strohmann — Nosferatu antitribu
Amber — Toreador antitribu
Mélusine d’Anjou — Toreador antitribu
Gerald FitzGerald — Tremere antitribu
Johannes Worringen — Tremere antitribu
Ludmijla Rakoczy — Tzimisce
Righteous Endeavor — Tzimisce
Xipe Totec — Tzimisce
Aimery Methuin — Ventrue antitribu
De Sade — Ventrue antitribu
Dark Steel — Combat
Esprit de Corps — Action
Inside Dirt — Action
Instantaneous Transformation — Action Modifier
Marked Territory — Action
Public Vilification — Political Action
Recruitment Exercise — Action
Shadow Boxing — Action Modifier/Combat
Shakar: the Hunt — Master
Show of Force — Action
Spoils of War — Action Modifier
Under Siege — Action