A bit surprisingly after the recent Rules Team Rulings of March 3rd, 2018, another RTR has been released on May 11th, 2018 (along with preview of the Gargoyles card for the Lost Kindred expansion). In fact, the RTR 11/05/18 contains of three parts, that is
- Rule change #1: Anarch is a sect.
- Rule change #2: Hunt
- Rule change #3: Limited effects
While the last two are merely clarifications/cleanup of existing effects, the first change is certainly the one with the biggest impact. Being Anarch is no longer a trait (like Black Hand), but Anarch is now a sect like Camarilla or Sabbat. In the past, belonging to the Independent sect was a prerequisite, now Anarchs and Independent are strictly separated, because a vampire can only belong to one sect at a given time.
You can read the full text of the RTR down below as well as in the VEKN.net forum (with the accompanying discussion).
On April 14th, 2018 the German National VTES Championship 2018 was held in Bochum, Germany with 20 players attending the final tournament. The final standings after three rounds and the final were as follows:
1. Lucien De Prins (BEL) — 1 GW 4,5 VP — 3 VP — Maris Streck & Her Royal Friends Vote
2. Bram Van Stappen (BEL) — 1 GW 4 VP — 0 VP — Weenie Auspex feat. Flash Grenades
2. Jeroen van Oort (NED) — 1 GW 5 VP — 1 VP — Weenie Animalism Anarch Revolt
2. Jozef Patrnciak (SVK) — 1 GW 5.5 VP — 0 VP — Harbingers of Skulls Slaughterhouse Stealth Bleed
2. Markus Schlein (GER) — 1 GW 6 VP — 1 VP — !Malkavian antitribu Stealth Bleed
Congratulations to Lucien for his win of the German National Championship 2018. You can find the full standings on vekn.de
This year the German National VTES Championship tournament will take place in Bochum, Germany on April 14th, 2018. Here are the details of the tournament:
- Date: Saturday, April 14th, 2018
Zu den Vier Winden
Hofsteder Str. 94
- Format: Standard Constructed, detailed rules can be found on the VEKN Tournament Rules web page. Please note that you do not have to qualify for this event.
- Time Table
- Registration — 12:00
- Start 1st Round — 13:00
- Round System: 3 rounds, plus final (Time limit: 2h each)
- Entry Fee: 3 EUR
- Prizes: tba
- More Details and Registration
- Please register in the thread in the (German) VEKN.de forum or via email “prinz (dot) bochum /at/ gmx (dot) de”.
- The location is a pub, so you may not bring your own food and drinks.
- Please take note that the rules changes addressed in RTR 03/03/2018 are in effect for this tournament.
On February 25th, 2018 the VTES Belgian Grand Prix 2018 was held in Bruxelles, Belgium with 37 players attending the tournament. The final standings after 3 rounds and the finals were as follows:
1. Danilo Torrisi (ITA) — 2 GW 9 VP — 3 VP — Luna Giovanni Might of the Camarilla & Possession Vote
2. Martin Schumacher (GER) — 3 GW 9 VP — 1 VP — Cybele, Aksinya & Nakhthorheb MMPA Bloat S&B
2. Peter Velaerts (BEL) — 2 GW 8 VP — 1 VP — Dem Weenie S&B
2. Ivan Chebunin (BLR) — 1 GW 8 VP — 0 VP — Setite Waters of Duat & Eternal Mask S&B
2. Martin Weinmayer (AUT) — 2 GW 5.5 VP — 0 VP — Tremere antitribu Create Gargoyle Rush
Congratulations to Danilo for his win of the Belgian Grand Prix 2018. Players from twelve(!) different countries, namely from Austria, Belgium, Belarus, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Italy, France, the Netherlands, Serbia, Slovakia and Sweden participated in the tournament.
Also take note, that the Grand Prix tour continues on the weekend of 28-29th April, 2018 with a double Grand Prix weekend in Madrid, Spain and Budapest, Hungary.
Two weeks ago the Rules Director of the VEKN (Ankha) as posted the latest Rules Team Rulings which contains some updates to the VTES rules. In fact the RTR 03/03/18 contains of three parts, that is
- Rule change #1: Timing during the Influence phase
- Rule change #2: Recruiting allies
- Rule change #3: Caitiff as a clan
You can read the full text down below as well as in the VEKN.net forum (with the accompanying discussion).
On February 17th, 2018 the Russian National VTES Championship 2018 was held in Moscow, Russia with 8 players attending the final tournament. The final standings after 2 rounds and the final were as follows:
1. Denis Nikolaev (RUS) — 2 GW 6 VP — 3 VP — Tremere Vote
2. Prischepa Konstantin (RUS) — 0 GW 1.5 VP — 1 VP —
2. Sergey Simonov (RUS) — 0 GW 1 VP — 1 VP — Gangrel antitribu
2. Alexandra Zveryanskaya (RUS) — 1 GW 3.5 VP — 0 VP — Toreador antitribu
2. Armen Khachikyan (RUS) — 0 GW 1.5 VP — 0 VP — ??
Congratulations to Denis for his win of the Russian Nationals 2018. You can find the tournament winning deck (as usual) on VEKN.net.
This is the video from the live stream of the final round of the 2017 VTES tournament in Helsinki, Finland on July 29th, 2017. The actual video starts at 14:30 with interviews of the finalists before the game. Seating starts at 23:00, the actual game starts at around 32:00, and ends two hours later at 2:32:00.