On May 25th, 2019 the Spanish National VTES Championship 2019 was held in Barcelona, Spain with 55 players attending the final tournament. The final standings after 3 rounds and the final were as follows:
1. Gabriel Ron (ESP) — 1 GW 8 VP — 3 VP — Tzimisce Vlad Tepes Anarch Toolbox
2. Andreu Burguera (ESP) — 2 GW 7.5 VP — 1 VP — Big Cap Black Hand Wall
2. Miki Monedero (ESP) — 1 GW 8 VP — 1 VP — Baali Unnamed Stealth&Bleed
2. Carles Ruiz (ESP) — 2 GW 9.5 VP — 0 VP — Malkavian Unmada Stealth Vote/Bleed
2. Ginés Quiñonero (ESP) — 2 GW 5.5 VP — 0 VP — Nana Buruku Piper War Ghouls
Congratulations to Ron for his win of the Spanish VTES Nationals 2019. You can find the tournament winning deck in the VEKN.net, and a short report in the VEKN Newsletter May 2019.
On May 25th, 2019 the Grand Prix Warsaw 2019 was held in Warsaw, Poland with 46 players attending the final tournament. The final standings after 3 rounds and the final were as follows:
1. Radoslaw Wroblewski (POL) — 1 GW 6.5 VP — 1.5 VP — Ventrue antitribu Grinder
2. Ivan Chebunin (BLR) — 2 GW 8 VP — 0.5 VP — Tremere Wall
2. Michal Kaszubski (POL) — 2 GW 8 VP — 0.5 VP — Girl will find .. (Stealth&Bleed)
2. Łukasz Ho Thanh (POL) — 2 GW 7.5 VP — 0.5 VP — Harbingers Legionaires
2. Bartosz Wroblewski (POL) — 3 GW 10 VP — 0 VP –Tremere Wall
Congratulations to Radoslaw for his win of the Grand Prix 2019 Warsaw. You can find the tournament winning deck on VEKN.net. and a tournament report in the VTES Store blog.
On May 26th, 2019 the Polish National VTES Championship 2019 was held in Warsaw, Poland with 38 players attending the tournament. The final standings after 3 rounds and the final were as follows:
1. Tomasz Izydorczyk (POL) — 2 GW 6 VP — 1.5 VP — Anson Ashur Tablets Cel Gun
2. Marcin Szybkowski (POL) — 1 GW 5 VP — 1.5 VP —
2. Rafal Nowak (POL) — 1 GW 5 VP — 0.5 VP —
2. Remek Flasinski (POL) — 1 GW 8.5 VP — 0 VP —
2. Vadim Grigorev (BLR) — 1 GW 5.5 VP — 0 VP —
Congratulations to Tomasz for his win of the Polish Nationals 2019. The tournament was part of the Grand Prix 2019 Poland event. You can find the tournament winning deck on vekn.net.
On June 11th, 2016 the Polish National VTES Championship 2016 was held in Bydgoszcz, Poland with 14 players attending the tournament. The final standings after 3 rounds and the final were as follows:
1. Michal Kochanowski (POL) — 2 GW 7.5 VP — 3 VP —
2. Bartosz Wroblewski (POL) — 1 GW 4 VP — 1 VP —
2. Lukasz Modzelewski (POL) — 1 GW 3.5 VP — 1 VP —
2. Arkadiusz Modzelewski (POL) — 1 GW 6.5 VP — 0 VP —
2. Marcin Watras (POL) — 1 GW 4 VP — 0 VP —
Congratulations to Michalfor his win of the Polish Nationals 2016.
Pentex Subversion w/ pre-2019 cardtext.
Inside the announcement of the contents of the upcoming VTES 25th anniversary set, is the information “hidden”, that both the card text of Parity Shift and Pentex Subversion is changed! Big news indeed, since both cards have quite powerful effects and are therefore staple cards in many decks. Unfortunately the announcement does not contain the exact new card text, but only the general information about what the change is about.
The card changes according to the announcement are:
- Parity Shift does no longer takes a variable amount pool (1-5) from the target of the vote, but rather a fixed amount of pool, namely 3 (three) pool regardless of the number of players at the table. This makes the card considerably weaker in early to mid-game.
- Pentex Subversion no longer prevents a vampire from being able to block and act, but rather only prevents a vampire from blocking actions.
Both changes have quite considerable impact for future (tournament) deck building, but I think that these changes are reasonable considering that a single Pentex Subversion could shut down certain decks completely, and early Parity Shifts a huge pool swing of ten pool towards the player playing the Parity Shift. Both cards are still viable for both casual and tournament deck buildings in my humble opinion.Alongside with these two changes are three other card changes that have a lesser impact on (most) tournament deck building:
- Una‘s special ability has changed, so that only Fortitude combat cards cost her one less blood. (This is basically the death of Una Freakshow decks!)
- The cost reduction provided by Ankara Citadel no longer applies to action modifiers.
- The Black Metamorphosis action now has +1 stealth.
Some explanation about these card changes and the reasoning behind it are given in the announcement by Black Chantry (see link above).
On June 3rd, 2019, the VEKN has published its newsletter for May 2019. The newsletter covers a number of topics, namely the 25th anniversary of VTES, some information about the upcoming Russian and Portuguese language versions of VTES, and three short tournament reports (with the respective tournament winning decks) of the 2019 French, German and Polish national VTES championships.
Read the complete newsletter here: VEKN Newsletter for May 2019 on VEKN.net.
Art by Carmen Cornet from the upcoming VTES 25th Anniversary product
On April 29th, 2019, the VEKN has published its newsletter for April 2019. The newsletter covers a number of topics, namely two tournament reports (Grand Prix 2019 Spain & Brazilian national championship) including the tournament winning decks, a rules questions & answer section, and the (usual) Black Chantry summary.
Read the complete newsletter here: VEKN Newsletter for April 2019 on VEKN.net.