Just came back from the German ECQ .. final round is played at the moment .. I am just really, really frustrated at the moment for not being able to qualify for the European VTES Championship (in Germany this year). This was the third ECQ tournament I have played this year, and still not qualified. So out of 9 games I wasn’t able to score a single freaking game win. Which is kind of embarrassing for me, especially considering the time I am investing in the game! 1 out 9 should be a reasonable goal, no doubt here.
- I don’t if the competition got some much better (and I didn’t) ..
- I don’t if it’s the deck I am choosing to play ..
- I don’t know if it’s sum of the little mistakes I make in the game ..
- I don’t know if I am trying too hard ..
- I don’t know if it’s just a bad streak ..
To speak in sports terms, I have the impression, that it always just the last few inches which are missing, the deciding shot that does not hit ..
Just venting here some of the frustration I am experiencing! Arrrghh .. or maybe I should start praying to the Egyptian God of Frustration (see image to the right).
.. a Laibon vampire with capacity of 4 (or less) can remove the Aranthebes,the Immortal provided he has number of Orun cards on him. Usually a vampire with capacity of 4 cannot remove Aranthebes, because of his card text. On the other hand, Orun gives a vampire two additional capacity for each Orun with regards to cards played by other players. It doesn’t matter that Aranthebes had been played earlier in the game, it may be even have been played when the Laibon vampire didn’t have the Orun yet. Please take note, that the Laibon vampire couldn’t remove an Aranthebes played by his own controller.
More information in the Italian VTES Forum.
The French National VTES Championship 2014 will be held in Marseille, France from June 7th to 8th, 2014. The championship is a two day event. First a last chance qualifier tournament will be held and then the actual championship tournament takes place. Here are the details for the event.
- Faculté Saint-Charles
3, place Victor-Hugo
Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur
- Entry Fee:
- 12 EUR (10 EUR for students)
- Tournament Rules:
- Tournnament Format:
- Number of rounds: 3 + final
- Time limit per round: 2 hours
- Last Chance Qualifier 2014 — Saturday (June 7th)
- Registration: 10:00
- First round starting time: 10:30
- Expected finishing time: 20:30
- National Championship 2014 — Sunday (June 8th)
- Registration: 07:30
- First round starting time: 08:00
- Expected finishing time: 18:00
- Pre-registration is very useful to ensure appropriate prize support and a timely start of the tournament. If you intend to participate, please sign up as soon as possible by replying in this thread on VEKN France
- 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.
You can find more information (travel, accommodation, etc.) on VEKN.net.
On May 17th, 2014 the English VtES EC Qualifier 2014 was held in Burton-on-Trent, England with 14 players attending the qualifier tournament. The final standings after 3 rounds and the final were as follows:
1. Hugh Angseesing (UK) — 1 GW 4.5 VP — 1.5 VP — Undele & Friends Vote
2. Paul Reid-Bowen (UK) — 1 GW 4 VP — 0 VP — Tremere antitribu feat. Antonio Nephandus
2. Mike Nudd (UK) — 1 GW 4.5 VP — 0 VP — Gangrel/Gangrel antitribu G2/G3 Dom/Pro Royalty
2. Edd Phipps (UK) — 0 GW 3 VP — 0.5 VP — AUS/CEL/qui Wall(ish)
2. Niki Sehmi (UK) — 0 GW 3 VP — 1.5 VP — For/Pot Rush w/ Street Cred
Congratulations to Hugh for his win of the English ECQ 2014. The full standings and the tournament winning deck can be found in the VEKN.net.
On April 26th, 2014 the VtES Czech EC Qualifier was held in Bystřička, Czech Republic with 13 players attending the qualifier tournament. The final standings after 3 rounds and the final were as follows:
1. Petr Michalik (CZE) — 2 VP 7 VP — 4 VP — Stanislava & Lazverinus
2. Jan Kacor (CZE) — 1 GW 6 VP — 0 VP — Nergal & Great Beast Turbo
2. Lukáš Šimícek (CZE) — 1 GW 5 VP — 0 VP — Giovanni Shambling Hordes / Bleed
2. Lukas Vrbicky (CZE) — 1 GW 4 VP — 1 VP — Gerald Windham Bleed
2. Daniel Fojtík (CZE) — 1 GW 3 VP — 0 VP — Arika Mind Rape
Congratulations to Petr for his win of the Czech ECQ 2014. You can find the tournament winning deck on VEKN.net.
The month’s deck for March/April 2014 is the tournament winning deck Mimir played by Giulio De Cicco (ITA). It’s a Gangrel antitribu deck build around Mimir as his star vampire. The basic idea is to have him recruit/equip with +bleed stuff as quick as possible, and then bleed for 4+ as often as possible without having to fear that another player uses Archon Investigation. The deck also has some toolbox elements such as Marked Territory and Abbot. The deck also has a few sets of the old combo Force of Will and Movement of the Slow Body, but I am not sure if I would dare to play it with Mimir himself.
The other deck I would like to mention is Dmitra’s Show of Force played by Matias Frosterus (FIN). The card also uses some of the new cards from Danse Macabre. It’s a nice toolboxish Bruise & Bleed deck based on the Brujah and Brujah antitribu clans.
Otherwise there was bit too much (Tzimisce) Wall and (Ventrue antitribu) Grinder decks around ..