These days you don’t see that often anymore, but there’s a new VTES blog out there named Bindasura’s Jyhad Diary. It is written/maintained by a long time VTES player from Australia, Bindasura (a.k.a. Disco Stu). The blog collects interviews from the creators, artists, authors and most of all players who’ve made this game what it is. The plan is to add at least a couple of interviews each week at the moment, so if you’re interested in VTES please out the blog.
Here are some more new vampires (crypt cards) from the upcoming release of the four new Sabbat starter decks. These three Tzimisce are from the “Den of Fiends” starter.
Here are some of the new vampires (crypt cards) from the upcoming release of the four new Sabbat starter decks.
On December 2nd, 2018 the Grand Prix Bologna 2018 was held in Bologna, Italy with 32 players attending the final tournament (up 11 from last year’s VEG). The final standings after 3 rounds and the final were as follows:
1. Pau Vilar (ESP) — 2 GW 8.5 VP — 0.5 VP — Tremere antitribu Toolbox
2. Martin Weinmayer (AUT) — 2 GW 7.0 VP — 0.5 VP — Harbinger Emerald Legionnaire Wall
2. Alessandro Donati (ITA) — 2 GW 5.0 VP — 0.5 VP — Baali Vote
2. Angelo Alvisi (ITA) — 1 GW 6.0 VP — 0.5 VP — Brujah Royalty Vote
2. Roberto Venturi (ITA) — 1 GW 5.5 VP — 0.5 VP — Giovanni Khazar’s Diary
Exciting news for the VTES Community arrived earlier this month. Black Chantry will publish new starter decks with four Sabbat clans being featured. Namely these decks
- Parliament of Shadows — Lasombra
- A stealth-based vote and bleed deck with a rather high avg. capacity vampires.
- Den of Fiends — Toreador antitribu
- A breed and boon deck, with a number of hard-to-get cards like Embrace (9) and Foundation Exhibit (3).
- Pact with Nephandi — Tremere antitribu
- A classic Nephandus deck, even with 5 copies of Antonine d’Erlette and a whooping 8 Nephandus allies.
- Den of Fiends — Tzimisce
- A bleed & block deck with a heavy emphasis on aggravated damage.
The decks contain 12 vampires and 77 library cards (as with the previous starter decks). In addition, each of the the decks contain some new crypt cards, and new artwork for a few of the crypt and the library cards. As release date for the new decks February 16th, 2019 was given, the recommended retailer price is 22 EUR/20 US dollars.
What I really like about these starter decks is, that they’re really playable in the sense that these decks are archetype decks, and (with or without some minor modifications) you can even take these decks to tournaments.
On December 31st, 2018, the VEKN has published its newsletter for December 2018. The newsletter covers a number of topics, namely a tournament report of the VTES Grand Prix Bologna & the Chilean VTES national championship, an interview of with artist Heather Kreiter, links to two new instructional VTES videos, and information about the upcoming VTES starter (featuring four Sabbat clans). Read the complete newsletter here: VEKN Newsletter for December 2018 on VEKN.net.