Last Friday I finished uploading and editing (most of) the VTES Clan Newsletters that have been published on rec.games.trading-card.jyhad in the second half of 2001. Usually I only do these update posts for a whole year, but 2001 was the year with the largest amount of clan newsletters. From July to December 2001 there were 80 clan newsletters published in total (and 20 in December alone!).
- July 2001 — 9 issues
- August 2001 — 10 issues
- September 2001 — 12 issues
- October 2001 — 14 issues
- November 2001 — 15 issues
- December 2001 — 20 issues
The biggest topic in these clan newsletter was the release of the Final Nights expansion (on 11. June 2001) while the release of the Bloodline expansion in December 2001 impacted the clan newsletters only in early 2002. Here are some highlights of the second half of 2001 with regards to VTES and the Clan Newsletters:
- The Malkavian Clan Newsletter August 2001 has an interesting round-by-round report of a local tournament (“Code of Boston Suspended”).
- In the Ventrue Clan Newsletter August 2001 the Turbo Arika deck is featured (for the first time?)
- The combo Unacceptable Appearance & Legacy of Pander is a core part of the Nosferatu antitribu Clan Newsletter September 2001.
- The Giovanni Clan Newsletter September 2001 has a in-depth section on the issues of playing against weenie decks.
- Similarly, the Toreador antitribu Clan Newsletter November 2001 assesses how action efficiency can be achieved (using weenies as one of the options).
This is the link to the complete list of newsletters for the year 2001