Earlier this week the organizers of the World of Darkness Berlin, Participation | Design | Agency (PDA), has announced that they still have some leftover sets of the highly sought-after VTES Anthology sets. About 900 of them to be more precise, and they’re up for sale for anyone today (Thursday September 28th, 2017) at 20:00 CET (Centreal European Time). The price will be 30 EUR per set plus an additional allegedly hefty shipping fee. Since the shipping fee is the same for up to 12 sets, it’s advantageous to order in bulk with your friends, instead of ordering individually.
Here’s what the wrote on the the World of Darkness Berlin website:
W0rld of Darkness Berlin is over but we will continue selling merchandise until stock runs out.
We will open for the sale of V:TES cards Thursday September 28th. at 20.00 CET.
V:TES cards and freight
Due to freight services being super expensive in Sweden the best way is to order more Anthology Sets at the at the same time. Freight cost will be the same for up to 12 anthology sets so find some friends and make an order together.
The cards are shipped by DHL and you will receive a tracking number as soon as we have sent the package. Delivery time will be within a week (we hope).
I was rummaging through my ready-to-play decks (or better almost-ready-to-play decks), inserting the missing cards that I got from the Anthology set(s), e.g. Anarch Converts, Eyes of Argus, Target Vitals, and the like. So I was thinking, what would be my choices if I had to construct an (albeit fictional) Anthology II set.
Other candidates .. more for building decks than filling existing vacancies in decks, but still ..
What cards what you like to see reprinted. Please let me know in the comments!
Earlier this week (May 1st, 2017) & last week (May 24th, 2017), the VEKN has published more previews of cards contained in the upcoming VTES Anthology set. The cards shown are two new library cards, the master card The Line and the ally Vivienne Géroux, as well as four new crypt cards in total (Alabástrom, Styles Margs, Anne-Marie Bourgeois, Joseph Fischer). You can look up the new previews as well as the previous ones on the VTES Anthology page on vekn.net.
Earlier this week (April 17th, 2017), the VEKN has published two more previews of cards contained in the upcoming VTES Anthology set. The cards shown are a previously published card (Enkil Cog) with new artwork, as well as two new crypt cards (Apolonia Czarnecki & Aisha az-Zahra). Along with the preview cards, card texts have been clarified with regards to the resolution of an action (for which Enkil Cog provides an example). You can look up the new previews as well as the previous ones on the VTES Anthology page on vekn.net.
Today (April 10th, 2017), the VEKN has published two more previews of cards contained in the upcoming VTES Anthology set. The cards shown are a previously published card (Field Training) with new artwork, as well as two new crypt cards (Weirich Waldburg & Andre the Manipulator). Along with the preview cards, a new wording regarding cards attached to a vampire has been announced as well. You can view the new previews as well as the previous ones on the VTES Anthology page on vekn.net
Today the VEKN has started (the albeit short) preview of the upcoming VTES Anthology set. The expansion consists mostly of reprints of existing cards, but has a few new cards as well (10 new crypt cards and 2 new library cards). The set will be released on May 11th, 2017 on the occasion of the World Of Darkness Berlin convention alongside with the VTES European Championship 2017.
With the expansion, two significant changes come along, mostly (I think) because WotC is no longer involved in VTES, and their intellectual property had to be respected. First of all, the backside of the cards will change, because the “Deckmaster” logo/text had to be dropped. This will typically require the players to play with sleeved decks during tournaments when using decks with different cardbacks.
Also the keywords tap/untap were dropped, and they have been replaced by the keywords lock/unlock, while the function remains the same.
Check the preview page on VEKN net of the Anthology set.
The VTES European Championship 2017 which will take place from March to 11 to 14 May, 2017 during the World of Darkness convention in Berlin, Germany. On this occasion, the attendees of the convention will receive one Anthology Set, consisting of 100 cards, which be exclusive to the event. They will also have the opportunity to pre-order & purchase more copies of the set via the webshop of the WoD convention for 20 EUR. The sets then will be paid and received on-site in May; the pre-order period ends on March 3rd, 2017.
The sets consists of a number of (rather sought-after) reprinted library cards as well as prints of crypt & library cards from PDF-expansions and a few new crypt cards. The post lists the cards from the PDF expansions not as reprints, which is technically correct, but on the other hand they are not really new cards either.
You can read the full post for yourself on the WoD convention website, which also has some artwork previews.