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.
I can assure you all that I will also do my best to keep promoting V:TES at all levels, despite the major setback of print-on-demand not happening. And I hope to engage the community of players in several projects I have in mind, which are listed below:
In order to make V:TES more accessible to new players I have asked the Marketing Team to develop a series of short videos in English to teach playing V:TES (with subtitles in different languages).
Nowadays, where smart phones and tablets are everywhere, thus allowing the players to have an easy access to the up-to-date card texts or to the most recent version of the Rulebook or Tournament Rules, I think it will also be very useful for those who don’t speak English to have these resources available in their own language. So I will try to form working groups in charge doing these translations.
World Ranking incentives
I think it would be a good idea to make the current ranking system more significant, either by granting the top X players automatic qualification for the Continental Championships and/or for the Second Day of the European Championship, or by giving the top X players some special prizes, etc.
Standardization of European Championship applications
In order to standardize the application for organizing the European Championships, I am going to create an application form and set all necessary deadlines to be met during the whole process.
Another thing that keeps some players interested in the game is the release of new sets, so the V:EKN Design Team, under Ben Peal’s Leadership, will keep developing new ones.
Antonio Cobo (V:EKN Vice Chairman) is going to form a team to fully revise and adapt the Judges’ Guide to what the V:TES tournament scene really needs.
Rules Test for Players
I want to create an online V:TES and tournament rules test as a useful tool for players to know their level of understanding of these rules and to improve it. The person in charge of developing this test is Antonio Cobo.
I intend to keep the community updated on the activities of the V:EKN on a regular basis, and involved in V:EKN projects. Wait for upcoming posts asking for volunteers.
Inner Circle changes
Johannes Walch has been appointed Chairman Emeritus, and, whereas I am still performing the duties of Website Coordinator, this position is available to anyone suitable to take.