Currently I am (back) on a weekly schedule to update the VTES Clan Newsletter Archive , that is each weekend I am uploading the clan newsletters for a particular month (e.g. January 2005 during this weekend). Two weeks ago, I finished uploading and editing (most of) the VTES Clan Newsletters that have been published on rec.games.trading-card.jyhad in the 2004. From January to December 2004 there were 100 clan newsletters published in total.
- January 2004 — 9 issues
- February 2004 — 9 issues
- March 2004 — 9 issues
- April 2004 — 11 issues
- May 2004 — 10 issues
- June 2004 — 9 issues
- July 2004 — 10 issues
- August 2004 — 6 issues
- September 2004 — 9 issues
- October 2004 — 4 issues
- November 2004 — 7 issues
- December 2004 — 7 issues
The were a couple of exciting events in 2004 with regards to VTES, both the Gehenna expansion (May 17th) and the Tenth Anniversary (Dec. 13th) were published. In addition in 2004, the Prophecies V:TES League (a series of VTES games with varying rules) was played around the globe.
Here are some highlights of 2004 with regards to VTES and the Clan Newsletters:
- Official V:EKN Caitiff Newsletter February 2004 — the Caitiffs are always somewhat fun to read .. this is one example ..
- Official VEKN Followers of Set Newsletter Vol. 3 Issue 11, February 2004 — Strategy — Dealing with incompetent players
- Assamite Clan Newsletter Vol. 4 Issue 3, March 2004 — Sorcerers Of Alamut — Thaumaturgy and Assamites
- V:EKN Official Tremere Newsletter, April 2004 — Strategy Discussion — CEL/THA combat
- Official V:EKN Tzimisce Newsletter May 2004 — Strategy — Lean Pink Killing-machine — shows how to build a proper war ghoul deck.
- Followers of Set Newsletter Vol. 5 Issue 1, May 2004 — Strategy: Effect vs. Text — details that certain cards have greater effects on the game than just their card text.
- Assamite Clan Newsletter Vol. 4 Issue 5, May 2004 — Short Chain Combat — shows the application of this concept for the Assamites
- VEKN Brujah Newsletter July 2004 — Card of the Month: Brujah Debate — discusses not only the card effects, but how to build an entire deck around the card.
- V:EKN Official Tremere Newsletter, July 2004 — Strategy Discussion — Rush Combat — gives advice on building a Tremere Rush Combat deck.
- The Stone Circle Vol 6, September 2004 — Gargoyle Recipe — apart from a Gargoyle haiku this newsletter also contains an actual cooking recipe.
- Assamite Clan Newsletter Vol. 4 Issue 10, October 2004 — Pretending, And Preys Who Sit — details what you can when you’re playing a rush combat deck and your prey isn’t influencing minions out.
This is the link to the complete list of newsletters for the year 2004
Bonus Question: What newsletter contains the following quote (the rest of said newsletter is of similar quality!):
“This newsletter is best read whilst listening to the volatile ravings of Margaret Thatcher, George Bush and Idi Amin. If these luminaries are your heroes, then you’re reading the right newsletter.“