This week I finished uploading and editing the VTES Clan Newsletters that have been published on rec.games.trading-card.jyhad in 1999. In total there a 76 newsletters written by a number of VTES players in that year.
It’s quite interesting to see how deck building has evolved over the years. These rather old decks often feature a number of discipline cards and include cards that are deemed too weak these days. But maybe this is because nowadays the players have access to a wider selection of crypt cards (so it’s easier to satisfy discipline requirements) and now there’s a better understanding about cards and their effectiveness in general.
On the other hand, you see some concepts in deckbuilding that only much much later got their breakthrough. For example, the Gangrel Clan Newsletter September 1999 already has the basic concept for the Psyche!/Earth Meld deck, that around 2012 with Enkidu as its star vampire took really off.
This is the link to the complete list of newsletters for 1999