Today the VEKN has published a survey for the latest VtES expansion “Danse Macabre”:
Dear fellow Methuselahs,
It is 5 months after release of Vampire: Elder Kindred Network‘s first expansion for Vampire: the Eternal Struggle — Danse Macabre.
We believe it is enough time for the community to provide feedback regarding this set.
By answering this survey you are helping us to create even better expansions in the future, especially in situation that the next expansion is in progress.
Please answer the questions if possible. Please send information about this survey to all your friends that play VTES.
You can find the survey here:
Michal Kazmierczak “Migalart”
VEKN Marketing CoDirector
This verbatim from the VEKN forum by Ben Peal (design team leader) regarding information on some specific cards in the new VtES expansion “Danse Macabre“. I found it noteworthy, so that more players will read/know this:
Some notes on the cards previewed thus far:
- Dark Selina is first (and most extensively) mentioned in the book Dark Colony, which covers the struggle for power amongst kindred in New England in the late 1800’s. She’s a Cardinal working behind the scenes from Zurich, using her pawn Roman Pendragon in her attempt to gain control of New England. She also has a brief mention in Los Angeles by Night, where she has sent her agent Christopher to Los Angeles to use it as a staging point for an incursion into Asia.
She has no stats or physical description apart from being the sire of Roman Pendragon, so we used his stats for the basis of her disciplines and generation. There was also a need for a Brujah antitribu Cardinal in Group 5, so she was a nice find. Her special was derived from her political maneuvering from behind the scenes.
- Under Siege comes from Ben Swainbank’s old notes from his time as Storyline Coordinator. He had plans for a Sabbat vs. Camarilla clash for his next storyline event, but that was not meant to be. However, we were looking for help for the Sabbat as a sect in Danse Macabre. After some modification and after being forged in the savage fires of the playtesters, we have the final version.
- Synner-G‘s only canon reference is in the flavor text of the Sabbat version of Computer Hacking, where he’s mentioned as a Gangrel antitribu hacker. There was a need for a 5-cap City Gangrel in Group 5, as well as a desire to have a deeper selection of mid-caps with core City Gangrel disciplines. He has the standard 5 levels of disciplines for a 5-cap, but given that the disciplines are Celerity, Obfuscate, and Protean, we figured he could use a minor special. Going with the hacker idea and wanting to improve the toolbox potential for the Gangrel antitribu, we went with a special about electronic equipment.
- Instantaneous Transformation comes from the book Archons & Templars. It’s described as being a rapid version of Shape of the Beast or Mist Form (and there’s also a Celerity + Obtenebration version for Tenebrous Form). Rather than make yet another “combat ends” card for Protean, we opted for a multi-function card.
The checklist for the new VtES expansion “Danse Macabre” is out plus (even more importantly) the whole PDF files can be found on VEKN.net! The set will be tournament legal on November 4th, 2013.
Karif al Numair — Assamite
Dark Selina — Brujah antitribu
Gold Pan Dan — Brujah abtitribu
Alex Camille — Gangrel antitribu
Mimir — Gangrel antitribu
Synner-G — Gangrel antitribu
Badr, Shadow of Granada — Lasombra
Carolina Valez — Lasombra
Claudia — Lasombra
Drozodny — Malkavian antitribu
Pearl — Malkavian antitribu
Skulk — Nosferatu antitribu
Strohmann — Nosferatu antitribu
Amber — Toreador antitribu
Mélusine d’Anjou — Toreador antitribu
Gerald FitzGerald — Tremere antitribu
Johannes Worringen — Tremere antitribu
Ludmijla Rakoczy — Tzimisce
Righteous Endeavor — Tzimisce
Xipe Totec — Tzimisce
Aimery Methuin — Ventrue antitribu
De Sade — Ventrue antitribu
Dark Steel — Combat
Esprit de Corps — Action
Inside Dirt — Action
Instantaneous Transformation — Action Modifier
Marked Territory — Action
Public Vilification — Political Action
Recruitment Exercise — Action
Shadow Boxing — Action Modifier/Combat
Shakar: the Hunt — Master
Show of Force — Action
Spoils of War — Action Modifier
Under Siege — Action
Because of the ongoing EC 2013, I am little behind on the “Danse Macabre” previews. So here’s the third and fourth preview for the expansion:
Name: De Sade
Clan: Ventrue antitribu
Discipline: AUS DOM FOR PRE
Sabbat Archbishop of Paris. Vampires controlled by other Methuselahs must burn 1 blood to cast votes and ballots against referendums called by De Sade.
Name: Public Vilification
Cardtype: Political Action
Requires a titled Sabbat vampire. Choose a younger ready vampire controlled by another Methuselah. Successful referendum means this vampire steals 3 blood from the chosen vampire.
Name: Badr, Shadow of Granada
Discipline: DOM OBT POT
Independent. Cards requiring Obtenebration cost Badr 1 less blood.
Name: Esprit de Corps
+1 stealth action. Unique.
[pot][pre]: Put this card in play and untap this vampire. Minions you control get +1 strength. Burn this card during your untap phase.
[POT][PRE]: As above, and you can burn this card to cancel an action card requiring Dementation, Dominate or Presence that would target you or a card you control as it is played, and its cost is not paid.
See also the full preview with pictures on vekn.net.
The third preview of the upcoming VtES expansion “Danse Macabre“. The plot thickens ..
Clan: Nosferatu antitribu
Discipline: ani OBF
Name: Shadow Boxing
Cardtype: Action Modifier/Combat
[obf][pot]: Maneuver, only usable to go to close range, or press, only usable to continue combat.
[OBF][POT]: Only usable after a combat resulting from a block. Not usable if the blocking minion is ready. This vampire burns 1 blood to continue the action as if unblocked.
Almost like the old times, here’s the second preview for the upcoming VtES expansion “Danse Macabre“:
Clan: Gangrel antitribu
Discipline: pro CEL OBF
Sabbat: Synner-G can untap after successfully equipping with an electronic equipment from your hand.
Name: Instantaneous Transformation
Cardtype: Action Modifier
[pro][cel]: +1 stealth
[PRO][CEL]: Only usable at the end of the successful action (after the action resolution). This vampire untaps. A vampire can only play one Instantaneous Transformation at superior each turn.
All of the previews can be found on vekn.net.
As announced earlier today, the VEKN has published the first two official previews of the upcoming PDF expansion “Danse Macabre” for VtES:
Name: Dark Selina
Clan: Brujah antitribu
Discipline: dom for CEL POT PRE
Sabbat cardinal: Selina gets +1 stealth on political actions.
Name: Under Siege
Cost: 1 pool
+1 stealth action. Unique. Requires a titled Sabbat vampire.
Put this card in play with three counters. Once each action a Sabbat vampire you control can burn 1 counter from this card to untap and attempt to block with +1 intercept even if the intercept is not yet needed. Burn this card when it has no counters.
You find the actual card previews on vekn.net.