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.
Good news from the VEKN design team yesterday. Mike & Ben have finished the design of the next VTES expansion, which is basically a Bloodlines expansion with a focus on the Blood Brothers, the Gargoyles, the Salubri antitribu, the Harbingers of Skulls, and the Samedi. (If you want to, these are the bloodlines in VTES, which are less successful in tournaments and other competitive game environments, when compared to the Kiasyd or the Baali). The set will most likely have 20 crypt and 21 library cards, which are now on their way to White Wolf for review and approval. If that commences, the play-testing phase will start ..
Here are the results from the European Championship (Day 2) tournament that was played during the VTES European Championship 2016 on November 13th, 2016 in Genoa, Italy. 40 players participated in this EC tournament, the standings after 3 rounds and the final were as follows:
1. Pau Vilar (ESP) — 2 GW 6.5 VP — 5 VP — Malgorzata/Fanchon/Sha-Ennu/Lord Tremere Toolbox
2. Jorge Delgado (ESP) — 1 GW 7.5 VP — 0 VP — Malkavian G3/4 Royalty
2. Rolf Engelen (NED) — 1 GW 5 VP — 0 VP — Weenie DOM w/ Vampiric Disease & Fake Outs
2. Sonam Adinolf (USA) — 2 GW 5.5 VP — 0 VP –Blanche Hill Spirit Marionette w/ Flash Grenade & Penitent Resilience
2. Randal Rudstam (SWE) — 1 GW 6.5 VP — 0 VP –Followers of Set Big-cap S&B
Congratulations to Pau for winning the European VTES Championship 2016. You can find the full results on the EC 2016 website.
Here are the results from the First Chance Qualifier tournament that was played during the VTES European Championship 2016 on November 13th, 2016 in Genoa, Italy. 59 players participated in this EC tournament, the standings after 3 rounds and the final were as follows:
1. Maxime Socroun (FRA) — 2 GW 5.5 VP — 4 VP — Unmada/Lutz/Undele/Dmitra Vote
2. Franz Adametz (AUT) — 2 GW 7.5 VP — 1 VP — Anneke Cel Gun
2. Jeroen van Oort (NED) — 2 GW 8.5 VP — 0 VP –Guillaume Giovanni
2. Tommi Hakomaa (FIN) — 2 GW 8.5 VP — 0 VP — Weenie Ani
2. Martin Weinmayer (AUT) — 2 GW 6 VP — 0 VP –Stanislava (Gangrel DOM Bleed/Vote)
Congratulations to Maxime for winning the First Chance Qualifier tournament of the European VTES Championship 2016. You can find the full results on the VTES EC 2016 website.