The fifth preview for the next VTES expansion “The Unaligned” has been posted today (September 30th). This time two cards for the Ravnos have been published, a eight cap. Sabbat Ravnos named Iago Castille as well as a combat card requiring Chimerstry named Hall of Mirrors. But see for yourself:
This is the last preview before the set is officially released on October 4th, 2014.
Here are the results of the VTES Constructed tournament “Grapple in the Art Museum” in Bad Nauheim, Germany. The tournament was played on September 27th, 2014 with 9 players participating (multi-deck format was used). The tournament was part of the Bad Nauheim spielt festival, an annual gaming event hosted by the town of Bad Nauheim offering to play board and card games. Here are the standings after 2 rounds and the final:
1. Rudolf G. (GER) — 1 GW 5 VP — 3 VP — Anson Infernal Pursuit Cel/Gun
2. Ralf W: (GER) — 2 GW 6,5 VP — 1 VP — Malkavian/Malkavian antitribu Bruise & Bleed
2. Felix H: (GER) — 1 GW 4 VP — 1 VP — Weenie Dominate
2. Ralf L. (GER) — 1 GW 3,5 VP — 0 VP — Dmitra/Undele Vote
2. Ali A: (GER) — 0 GW 2 VP — 0 VP — Ventrue antitribu Bleed/Block
Congratulations to Rudolf for his victory in the tournament. You can find a tournament report and the tournament winning deck on vekn.de.
A fourth round of previews for the next VTES expansion “The Unaligned” has been posted yesterday (September 27th). This time two cards for the Giovanni have been published, a six cap. Giovanni named Dr. Oliver Genet as well as a combat card requiring named Spiritual Guidance. But see for yourself:
If the pattern of preview cards continues this way, we can expect 5 library and 5 crypt cards in total, with two Ravnos cards due sometime during the next week.
A third round of previews for the next VTES expansion “The Unaligned” has been posted today (September 24th). This time two cards for the Gangrel have been published, a four cap. Gangrel named C.J. (matches with T.J.) as well as a card requiring Animalism and Protean named Bear’s Skin. But see for yourself:
If the pattern of preview cards continues this way, we can expect 5 library and 5 crypt cards in total, with two Giovanni cards due sometime during the next weekend.
The Asian Continental VtES Championship 2014 has been played on September 20th, 2014 in Iloilo, Philippines with 22 players (from three different countries) attending the tournament. The standings after 3 rounds and the final were as follows:
1. Richard Barnett (PHI) — 2 GW 6.5 VP — 4 VP — Euro Brujah
2. Johann Ong (PHI) — 3 GW 10 VP — 1 VP — Gerald Windham Freaky Toolbox
2. Ace Ashley Baron (PHI) — 2 GW 8 VP — 0 VP — Ventrue Antitribu Grinder
2. Jeremiah Faustino (PHI) — 2 GW 7 VP — 0 VP — Enkidu
2. Charlene Bobis (PHI) — 1 GW 5 VP — 0 VP — Weenie PRE Vote w/ First Traditions
Congratulations to Richard for his win of the Asian Continental Championship 2014. You can find the tournament winning deck on VEKN.net.
A second round of previews for the next VTES expansion “>The Unaligned” has been posted today (September 21st). This time two cards for the Followers of Set has been published, a three cap. Follower of Set named Cao Nguyen as well as a card requiring Setites named In Memory of the Two Lands. But see for yourself:
If the pattern of preview cards continues this way, we can expect 5 library and 5 crypt cards in total, with two Gangrel cards due sometime next week.
On September 13th, 2014 the Swedish National VtES Championship 2014 was held in Stockholm, Sweden with 20 players attending the tournament. The final standings after three rounds and final were as follows:
1. Michael Holmström (SWE) — 1 GW 7 VP — 2 VP — Lasombra/Kiasyd Stealth Bleed
2. Robert Doktorow (SWE) — 1 GW 5.5 VP — 2 VP — AUS/FOR Wall Vampiric Disease
2. Magnus Karlström (SWE) — 1 GW 8 VP — 1 VP — Malk Big Cap Stealth Bleed
2. Randal Rudstam (SWE) — 1 GW 5 VP — 0.0 VP — Cybele Malefecia
2. Andreas Thomasson (SWE) — 1 GW 4 VP — 0.0 VP — Lasombra
Congratulations to Michael for his win of the Swedish Nationals 2014. You can find the final standings and the tournament winning deck on VEKN.net as well as a tournament report on the Stockholm Jyhad blog.
On July 25th, 2014 the VtES Finnish EC Qualifier was held in Espoo, Finland with 52 players attending the qualifier tournament (during RopeCon 2014). The final standings were as follows:
1. Pasi Karjalainen (FIN) — 1 GW 7.5 VP — 1.5 VP — Carna Bleeds
2. Toni Karjalainen (FIN) — 2 GW 8 VP — 0.5 VP — Unmada & Lutz Vote
2. Niina Lindroos (FIN) — 2 GW 11 VP — 0.5 VP — Lutz & Friends
2. Karri Malm (FIN) — 1 GW 7.5 VP — 0.5 VP — Sabbat Politics feat. Tyler McGill
2. Tuomas Vuokko (FIN) — 2 GW 8 VP — 0 VP — Louhipakka
Congratulations to Pasi for his win of the Finnish ECQ 2014. You can find a huge tournament report, the finalist’s decks and the final standings on VEKN.net.
The previews of the second VTES expansion released by the VEKN have started. The expansion is named “The Unaligned“, and focuses on the main Independent clans, which are the Assamites, the Followers of Set, the Gangrel, the Giovanni and the Ravnos. As the last expansion “Danse Macabre”, “The Unaligned” is released in PDF format as well. The set contains 47 crypt cards and 26 library cards.
The first two previews are the advanced version of the Assamite vampire Al-Ashrad (Amr of Alamut) and the Quietus card “Sanguine Entrapment“.
The official release date is October 4, 2014, making the set legal for tournament play on November 3, 2014. Full information on the new expansion can be found VEKN.net.
On the occasion of the annual Essen Games Fair, the playgroup in Bochum will hold the traditional Midnight Tournament on Saturday, October 18th, 2014. The tournament is named “Dreaming of My Scarlet Woman” and takes places in a pub less than 20 km away from the Essen fair area.
VTES Constructed Tournament: Dreaming of My Scarlet Woman
Saturday, 18th October 2014
Doors open at 19:00 h
Start first round at 19:30 h
Zu den Vier Winden
Hofsteder Str. 94
44809 Bochum, Germany
- Round system:
2 rounds plus final (time limit: 2h each)
VEKN Constructed (In case there are less than 12 players, the multi-deck system will be used)
- Entrance fee:
- Please take note, that the location is a pub, so you may not bring your own food and drinks.
- Pre-registration is possible via email to the organizer or a post in the German VEKN web forum in this thread.
Gerhard “Hardy” Range prinz (/dot/)
bochum (/at/) gmx (/dot/) de
German VtES Forum
The following post was published 11/February/2009 in the now more less abandoned Usenet Newsgroup rec.games.trading-cards.jyhad. I wanted to re-post this because it’s an interesting read (and some day, I think, Google might decided that Google Groups archive is no longer a worthwhile enterprise). Obviously I added some of the crypt pictures for better visualization (and did some formatting on the text).
I’ve mentioned in other threads that some of the vampires in KoT come from a supplement White Wolf printed for Mind’s Eye Theatre.
Since I co-authored that supplement (and was responsible for creating the specific vampires for it), LSJ was nice enough to let me provide the guidelines to be given to the artists making the art for those 20-odd vampires that got made into VTES cards. The general length and content matched some samples LSJ had given me of notes for previous vamps, so this should give some idea of the sort of notes artists typically receive.
Let me caveat this by saying I had no idea which artists would get which vampires, and I don’t know how much time any of them had or if any had to be rushed by a substitute artist under extreme time pressures or any of that. And of course the artists could embellish or ignore the notes given as they chose; they were very much just meant as guidelines, not absolutes.
Today the VEKN has published the 6th Part of 2014 VTES Storyline “The Returned”. This time presenting the Rise of the Nictuku format as well as Mithras as the one of The Returned.
This month I offer a new game format called ‘Rise of the Nictuku’ which uses a special deck inspired by the Nergal deck offered in Infernal Plague storyline from 2004.
Rise of the Nictuku
The Nictuku are dreadful creatures and the childer of the Nosferatu clan founder Absimiliard. Legend has it that he Embraced these monsters specifically to hunt and destroy all of the other vampires descended from his blood. Many modern Nosferatu consider the Nictuku a myth, and a story used to scare fledgeling neonates. However, they are all too real, and are terrible to behold.
This VTES game format presents a special constructed Nictuku Deck, which should be used just like a regular VTES deck, except that it contains a number of special crypt and library cards which are unique to this format (and which are illegal outside of this format).
The Nictuku Deck contains 70 library cards and 4 crypt cards — whoever plays with the Nictuku deck will always start with the same 4 vampires, and these are the only vampires they will have for the whole game.