On March 30th, 2017 the VEKN has published its latest newsletter (for March 2017). The newsletter covers a number of topics, ranging from news on the Anthology Set, two new Storylines tournaments coming up, and news on the upcoming VEKN expansion (based on the Bloodline clans). In summary, the Anthology sets new cards will be revealed on the VEKN website during the next weeks prior to the EC 2017 in Berlin. Also new cards (as published by the VEKN) are now tournament legal directly upon release (so no more 30 day waiting period). Mike Nudd has announced two new Storyline tournaments named Ascension of Caine and End of the Line, which both reference the Berlin (by Night) setting and the LARP event End of the Line (which is taking place during the World of Darkness Berlin convention). The upcoming VEKN expansion for the Bloodlines is well under way, but the round 2 of the playtesting has not (yet) started.
You can read the full VEKN Newsletter for March 2017 on VEKN.net.
On January 17th, 2017 the VTES Dutch EC Qualifier was held in Utrecht, Netherlands with 15 players attending the qualifier tournament. The final standings after 3 rounds and the final were as follows:
1. Jeroen van Oort (NED) — 1 GW 6 VP — 3 VP — Guillaume Giovanni & Friends (Locations)
2. Jonathan van der Smissen (NED) — 3 GW 11 VP — 2 VP — Swarm Ravnos Weenie Laibon Vote Deck
2. Bram van Stappen (BEL) — 1 GW 6 VP — 0 VP — Malgorzata & Friends Wall
2. Bart Jansen (NED) — 1 GW 4.5 VP — 0 VP — Nosferatu Royalty Vote & Bleed
2. Héctor Javier Ordóñez (ESP) — 1 GW 3.5 VP — 0 VP — Stanislava Vote/Bleed
Congratulations to Jeroen for his win of the Dutch ECQ 2017.
Post Scriptum: Yes, technically it’s not an EC qualifier, because the EC 2017 in Berlin will be an open tournament, but traditions .. vampires have ’em.
On January 31st, 2017 the VEKN has published its latest newsletter (for January 2017). The newsletter covers a number of topics, ranging from the latest news on EC 2017 in Berlin, and the activities of the VEKN rules team, to an interview with VEKN Organized Play Coordinator, Desso Alastor.
You can read the full VEKN Newsletter for January 2017 on VEKN.net.
Most interesting news today, as there’s gonna be a special VTES card set as part of the VTES European Championship 2017, which will take place during the WoD Berlin convention. But read for yourself …
White Wolf, Vampire: Elder Kindred Network and Participation | Design | Agency are proud to announce that the 2017 European Championship of Vampire: The Eternal Struggle will be held as an open tournament at the World of Darkness Berlin convention on the 11-14 May, 2017.
With the intent of making this event a truly unforgettable experience, White Wolf has licensed P|D|A to publish a Limited Edition 100-card V:TES Anthology Set for the World of Darkness Berlin. Each participant of the convention will receive a copy of the set as part of their registration fee, and they will have the opportunity to pre-order additional sets to be collected at the event.
The Anthology Set will consist of a selection of highly sought-after re-prints, cards from various VEKN expansions, and several new cards representing elements of the collaborative-style full immersion live-action roleplaying events End of the Line and Enlightenment in Blood, both of which will be run in Berlin during the convention. The exact contents of the card set will be announced at the end of January.
For further information on the World of Darkness Berlin convention, please visit www.worldofdarkness.berlin/.
Ginés Quiñonero, Chairman, Vampire Elder Kindred Network
email: damnansvtes /at/ gmail (dot) com (www.vekn.net)
For questions about the convention, please email wodberlin (at) odysse /dot/ dk (www.worldofdarkness.berlin)
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Today, the VEKN chairman, Ginés Quiñonero, has issued a statement with regards to the changes of the Inner Circles, that is the VEKN board of directors.
Since my re-election I have been in talks with several V:TES enthusiasts willing to devote their time to promoting the game, in order to restructure the Inner Circle and make it a more active and operational body.
With that intention in mind, the Scribe and Marketing Director positions have been unified into a single one:
- Community Manager: Shall manage the Vampire: The Eternal Struggle Facebook, Twitter, etc. pages. Shall write and post V:EKN announcements in social media, V:EKN forums, etc. Shall answer questions related to V:EKN announcements in social media, forums, etc. And shall write the monthly V:EKN Newsletter.
And a new position (actually not so new) has been created:
- Organized Play Coordinator: Shall be in charge of promoting VTES play through National Coordinators, so that the playerbase grows and the game looks more attractive to the companies willing to publish it.
In addition, White Wolf’s representative Dhaunae De Vir has accepted the Inner Circle position of Counselor.
Therefore, as of now the Inner Circle is going to be restructured as follows (new members are in red):
- Chairman and Website Coordinator: Ginés Quiñonero
- Vice Chairman: Hugh Angseesing
- Rules Director: Pascal Bertrand (until he finishes the new qualification system he is working on for the European Championships). After that he’ll step down and Vincent Ripoll will take over.
- Ratings Coordinator: Vincent Ripoll
- Design Team Leader: Ben Peal
- Community Manager: Henrik Klippström
- Organized Play Coordinators: Orian Gissler and Desso Alastor
- Counselors: David Tatu and Dhaunae de Vir (White Wolf)
- Chairmen Emeriti: Robert Goudie, Johannes Walch
Also interesting to read are the meeting minutes of the meeting of the VEKN national coordinators during the EC 2016 in Genoa, Italy, as well as the discussion on the changes to the European qualification system.
On December 11th, 2016 the Belorussian VTES National Championship 2015 was held in Minsk, Belarus with 11 players attending the championship tournament. The final standings after 3 rounds and the final were as follows:
1. Dmitriy Belastotski (BLR) — 1 GW 7.5 VP — 2.5 VP — Kiasyd Power Bleed
2. Andrew Kashpar (BLR) — 1 GW 4.0 VP — 0.0 VP — Vote w/ Princes/Justicars feat. Calean
2. Ivan Chebunin (BLR) — 0 GW 3.5 VP — 1.5 VP — Lutz/Dmitra/Undele Vote
2. Alexander Roman (BLR) — 0 GW 3.0 VP — 0.5 VP — Midcaps Wall AUS/THA
2. Vlad Mazanik (BLR) — 0 GW 1.5 VP — 0.0 VP — Anneke/Anson Wall w/ Guns
Congratulations to Dmitriy for winning the Belorussian Nationals 2016. You find more information on VEKN.net.
On December 3rd, 2016 the German National VTES Championship 2016 was held in Bochum, Germany with 19 players attending the final tournament. The final standings after three rounds and the final were as follows:
1. Bram van Stappen (BEL) — 2 GW 6.5 VP — 1.5 VP — Weenie Animalism Combat
2. Martin Weinmayer (AUT) — 2 GW 6 VP — 1.5 VP — Toreador Royalty w/ Guns Wall
2. Federico Gómez Cucchiararo (ESP) — 1 GW 5 VP — 1 VP — Weenie Animalism Combat
2. Héctor Javier Ordóñez (ESP) — 1 GW 6 VP — 0 VP — Stanislava/Genevieve & Friends Vote & Bleed
2. Ralf Weppner (GER) — 1 GW 5 VP — 0 VP — Tremere/!Tremere Royalty feat. Malgorzata Vote & Bleed
Congratulations to Bram for his win of the German National Championship 2016.