Yesterday, the VEKN (in the person of Szewski) announced the first details on the VTES European Championship 2015. The EC is going to place in Warsaw, Poland during the last weekend of August, that is August 27th to 30th, 2015. The EC organization also announced the location in Warsaw, where is event is taking place, that is the Warsaw Plaza Hotel:
Warsaw Plaza Hotel
ul. Łączyny 5
Read more details on VEKN.net.
Yesterday the VEKN released the latest edition of the Designer’s Diary. But read for yourself:
We have a significant enough backlog of Storyline reward cards that we’ve decided to change our production schedule a bit. Playtest for the Storyline reward cards began yesterday and will run until the end of January. There are 13 total cards in that batch, including cards from The Returned, the Budapest EC storyline, Battle Lines, the Palma de Mallorca EC storyline, and the Lisbon storyline event from 2009. There are 13 cards, 10 of which already have artwork, and we’re aiming for a February release.
Development for the Anarch set has been ongoing, and we plan to finish development by the end of this year, finalize cards, and then begin playtesting in early January. We’re still hoping to release the set at the 2015 EC in Warsaw, but it’s going to be tight. We’ll be sure to keep you all informed as things progress!
— Ben Peal and the V:EKN Design Team
.. after you used Dis Pater, the bleed cannot be reduced or bounced to another player. This is because Dis Pater specifically can only be used (by its own card text) when a bleed is successful. that is when targeted player is about to loose pool from the bleed. In that sense, Dis Pater falls into the same time window as Spying Mission. It also makes the acting minion save from Archon Investigation, which on the other hand specifically says it is played when an acting minion is attempting to bleed.
‘Dis Pater‘ was the Roman god of the underworld (which was later subsumed by Pluto/Hades), but actually in the World of Darkness, he is the equivalent of a patron saint of the Giovanni family itself. The name ‘Dis Pater‘ derives from ‘dives‘, suggesting a meaning of ‘father of riches‘, which relates to the riches of the earth (gems, minerals, …) a god of the underworld has to offer potentially. In the World of Darkness, ‘Dis Pater‘ is an elder Elder wraith of great power in the Underworld, and even having some significant influence on this side of the Shroud. Why he’s exactly helping the Giovanni, when some many other wraiths despise and resist the Giovanni, is not known.
More Full Bleed cards (as presented on vekn.net). This time I am bit late, self-biased has already posted the variations of the Saatet-ta ally card last on vekn.net. The variations of these Full Bleed cards, beside the basic design, show how the different icons for requirements, card type, cost, etc. could be placed. Please remember, these are experimental designs, and are not part of the work of the VEKN design team.
This year the German National VtES Championship tournament will take place in Mainz, Germany on December 6th, 2014. Less than four weeks to go, here are the details of the tournament
- Date: Saturday, December 6th, 2014
55116 Mainz, Germany
- Format: Standard Constructed, detailed rules can be found on the VEKN Tournament Rules webpage. Please note that you do not have to qualify for this event. The top five players will be qualified automatically for participation in any Continental Championship in 2015.
- Time Table
- Registration — 11:00
- First Round — 11:30-13:30
- Second Round — 14:15-16:15
- Third Round — 16:15-18:15
- Final Round — 18:30-20:30
- Entry Fee: 3 EUR
- Prizes: tba
- More Details and Registration
.. when you’re playing Sudario Refraction, you cannot move the same Sudario Refraction you just played to the top of your library (during the action’s resolution)? The reason for this is, that you have to “choose three cards” in the ash heap when the card is played. Since at that moment the Sudario Refraction is not (yet) in the ash heap, it cannot be named. Of course, if there’s already another Sudario Refraction in the ash heap, it’s of course possible to take this second copy of the card to the top of your library. It would be different if the card would say “search your ash heap for three cards“, then the act of selection the cards is placed during the (successful) resolution of the action, and not the announcement.
A related issue is that when playing Ashur Tablets you have to name the (up to) 13 cards (and the one you want to take into your hand) when playing the card, that is especially before you draw the replacement card.