This weekend I finished uploading and editing the VTES Clan Newsletters that have been published on rec.games.trading-card.jyhad in the year 2000. In total there a 63 newsletters written by a number of VTES players in that year. In 2000, the idea of VTES Clan Newsletters took off, when in late 2000 the number of Clan Newsletter suddenly jumped up to around 10 different issues per month (and it stayed there for quite a while).
Here are some highlights of the year 2000 with regards to VTES and the Clan Newsletters.
- The most significant event was the rebirth of VTES, as White Wolf published the Sabbat War expansion on October 31st, 2000. The Tzimisce Clan Newsletter September 2000 got an exclusive preview of Sascha Vykos.
- Legbiter presented the concept of Happy Families in the Gangrel antitribu Newsletter of January 2000. Basically Happy Families is a deck-constructing formula that aims to build a flexible playable deck around a given selection of vampires. Very soon after a number of programs and online tools popped up, and to this day deck building tools like ARDB and Secret Library have build-in-support for this concept.
- And finally, the Malkavians had their say about the Olympic Games 2000, and how they should look like.
This is the link to the complete list of newsletters for 2000