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Hiram Hide DeVries


Three crypt cards were left out from the original printing of Keepers of Tradition back in 2008. Black Chantry Productions have chosen to include these cards in their reprint bundles.

According to the 2003 Vampire: The Masquerade sourcebook “Succubus Club: Dead Man´s Party”, Hiram “Hide” DeVries is the current proprietor of the Succubus Club. It is no longer a permanent establishment found in Chicago, but instead a mobile nightclub, moving around between cities in North America.

“The new top dog of the SC is this Lick by name of Hiram DeVries. He´s one of these up-and-coming Blue Bloods who got the bite back in the early ´90s, when the Ventrue gobbled up all those start-up companies and were desperate for middle managers to run them. Hide – so they call him – was smart enough to see the writing on the wall and started for a new playground before the Internet bubble popped.” … “Hide´s the kind of guy who can talk both your ears off, just bury you in a huge pile of words until you give him what he wants just to get him to shove off. He´s also what you call a good networker, so he can get the club just about anything it needs with a phone call or two.”

Name: Hiram “Hide” DeVries
Cardtype: Vampire

Clan: Ventrue
Group: 5

Capacity: 3
Discipline: cel pre
Camarilla: While Hiram is ready, actions to burn a location you control cost 1 additional blood.
Artist: Mattias Tapia

While not exactly a powerhouse, Hiram is a 3-capacity vampire with a corner-case ability that late game might deter others from attacking your locations. Sadly, his Succubus Club is one of the only four cards in the original 437 card Jyhad set that is banned from tournament play.

Let´s see how long it takes before a deck with Hiram is entered into the Tournament Winning Deck Archive. The challenge is on!

The artist Matias Tapia is an acclaimed illustrator and concept artist that has done work for Blizzard, Wizards of the Coast, Fantasy Flight and numerous others.

Hiram “Hide” DeVries is found in The Keepers of Tradition reprint bundle 2 together with other Ventrue cards and also cards for Toreador, Tremere and Caitiff. For a complete list of all cards in the bundle, check out the product page at DriveThruCards.com.

Keepers of Tradition 2


 

BOTH KEEPERS OF TRADITION BUNDLES ARE AVAILABLE ON DRIVETHRUCARDS.COM:

Keepers of Tradition


ALSO ON DRIVETHRUCARDS.COM:

Lost Kindred


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Gwendolyn Fleming

Three crypt cards were left out from the original printing of Keepers of Tradition back in 2008. Black Chantry Productions have chosen to include these cards in their reprint bundles.

The card Gwendolyn Fleming is based on a character from “World of Darkness: Hong Kong”, a 1998 crossover sourcebook for all lines of White Wolf´s Storyteller System, covering all kinds of supernatural activity in the region. Gwendolyn is of Scotish descent and was Embraced in 1758. Since early 20th century, she has established a position as "the lionesse of Hong Kong´s cultural community". Many Western Kindred (“kin-jin”) left when China reclaimed the city, but Gwendolyn remained, seeing herself as the last bastion of Western culture. Other Kindred of Hong Kong that have become VTES cards are Oliver Thrace (Tremere) and Stephen Bateson (Tzimisce masquerading as Tremere).

Name: Gwendolyn Fleming
Cardtype: Vampire
Clan: Toreador
Group: 5
Capacity: 6
Discipline: cel pro AUS PRE
Camarilla.
Artist: Efrem Palacios

The card is rather “vanilla”, but fills it´s spot in group 5. A bit large for the weenie-PRE bleed deck, but can bounce bleeds and invoke intercept with her AUS. What everybody wonders: Is that a normal dog or a ghouled super-puppy? And what is the name of the dog?

The artist Efrem Palacios has enjoyed a splendid career since making this art, working with everything from Magic: the Gathering and Hearthstone to Assassins´s Creed and Star Wars.

Gwendolyn Fleming is found in The Keepers of Tradition reprint bundle 2 together with other Toreador cards and also cards for Tremere, Ventrue and Caitiff. For a complete list of all cards in the bundle, check out the product page at DriveThruCards.com.

Keepers of Tradition 2


 

BOTH KEEPERS OF TRADITION BUNDLES ARE AVAILABLE ON DRIVETHRUCARDS.COM: 

Keepers of Tradition




ALSO ON DRIVETHRUCARDS.COM:

Lost Kindred



Copyright © 2018 White Wolf Entertainment AB. www.white-wolf.com. All rights reserved. Vampire: The Eternal Struggle and Vampire: The Masquerade® are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of White Wolf Entertainment AB. All rights reserved.


Greetings fellow Methuselah
Do you feel the tickling winds of inspiration? The rumors of Gehenna were just rumors. There is new material out there, and new opportunities arise. Old players are slowly crawling out from their crypts, overwhelmed by an urge to once again battle for influence and pride. And also new bloods are rising an eyebrow – what is this twitch they all feel, this sudden lust for power?

Rules changes May 5 2018

REMINDER: OFFICIAL RULES CHANGES MAY 2018
Recently three rules changes and five card errata were announced that will take effect June 09 2018. The official Rules Team announcement by V:EKN Rules Director Vincent “Ankha” Ripoll can be found here (including some helpful examples):
http://www.vekn.net/forum/rules-questions/76595-rules-team-rulings-rtr-11-05-2018

… but for your convenience there are also the PDF sheet you can download by clicking here or the image above. Nail it in eye-level on the inside of your coffins!

Feel free to ask questions about the changes. The best way to do this is to post a topic about the specific rule on the VEKN.net forum, under “Rules Questions”.
 


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BLACK CHANTRY SUMMARY: MAY 2018
Following last month's announcement of Black Chantry Productions existence the company has published three products available on DriveThruCards.com:
Lost Kindred bundle
Keepers of Tradition Reprint Bundle 1
Keepers of Tradition Reprint Bundle 2

Previews of the Lost Kindred cards have been shown in five articles, one each for the five featured bloodlines:
Lost Kindred: Samedi
Lost Kindred: Harbingers of Skulls
Lost Kindred: Blood Brothers
Lost Kindred: Salubri antitribu (The top image in this newsletter is from the crypt card Nuriel, art by Christopher Shy.)
Lost Kindred: Gargoyles

Black Chantry also attended PDXCON, a convention in Stockholm, Sweden hosted by White Wolf's mother company Paradox Interactive, to demo VTES. Many were interested in the game, which was displayed alongside White Wolf's soon to be released Vampire: The Masquerade Fifth Edition and Paradox brand new surprise Crusader Kings: The Board Game.

Black Chantry also published a FAQ with 26 questions and answers about their views on and plans for VTES.

Please contact Black Chantry by e-mail, Facebook or Twitter.


VEG Iberico Espana 

51 PLAYERS AT VEG IBÉRICO ESPAÑA 2018!
Two tournaments were played at VEG Ibérico España 2018 in Alcalá de Henares, near Madrid, Spain on April 28-29.

51 players participated in the actual Grand Prix tournament on Saturday, and 28 players attended the Sunday multideck tournament.

The smaller tournament was played over three rounds, each with a different deck. The winner was the one with most points – congratulations François Greiner (FRA) for that feat!

As for the main event, the final table was: Miguel Ángel Ranz (ESP) playing Gangrel Stanislava Mind rape > Raúl Olvera (ESP) playing Assamite Black Hand bleed > Jehú Sagardoy (ESP) playing Inner Circle Alastor vote/rush > Jorge Blanco (ESP) playing Gangrel Stanislava classic vote/bleed > Alain Greiner (FRA) playing !Tremere Nephandi.


VEG Iberico 2018 final table


Olvera

Congratulations Raúl Olvera, winner with 4 vp! Raúl's tournament winning deck looks like this:

Crypt:
3 Djuhah, The Bronze Bow
3 Izhim abd Azrael
1 Joe 'Boot' Hill
3 Karif al Numair
1 Nizzam al-Latif 
1 Reza Fatir, The Dark Angel

Library:
3 Dreams of the Sphinx
1 Drop Point Network
1 Giant's Blood
1 Information Highway
1 Pentex(TM) Subversion
2 Watchtower: The Wolves Feed
1 Weeping Stone
5 Villein
1 Yoruba Shrine

3 Condemn the Sins of the Father
5 Haqim's Law: Leadership
2 Khabar: Glory
11 Loss
3 Recruitment Exercise
10 Reunion Kamut
4 Tattoo Signal

1 Guarded Rubrics
1 J. S. Simmons, Esq.
1 Sargon Fragment, The

6 Art of Memory, The
3 Blood Awakening
5 Deed the Heart's Desire
2 Elder Impersonation
1 Faceless Night
4 Lost in Crowds
5 Seraph's Second
3 Swallowed by the Night

1 Break the Code
1 Fourth Cycle, The
1 Thirst

For a bit more information and more photos from this event, check out the official Facebook page.

The VEG tournaments are sponsored by Ultra Pro.

Ultra Pro





… AND THE SAME WEEKEND: VEG HUNGARY!

38 players gathered for VEG Hungary in Budapest on April 28-29. On Saturday a smaller non-official tournament in the very interesting format “Dragon Breath Rounds” was played, with three rounds but only 60 minute time limit. No details about the results, but it sure sounds different and fun!

On Sunday the main event was played. After the first three rounds the standing was:
Martin Weinmayer (AUT) 3 gw 10 vp
Gábor Endler (HUN) 2 gw 9 vp
Dávid Farkas (HUN) 2 gw 7 vp
Norbert Broda (HUN) 1 gw 7 vp
Lajos Székely (HUN) 1 gw 5,5 vp

VEG Hungary 2018

The seating for the final was: Dávid Farkas playing Akunanse & Fakir rush/wall > Norbert Broda playing Followers of Set with fortitude vote/bleed > Martin Weinmeyer playing Gangrel Stanislava vote/bleed > Gábor Endler playing Kiasyd stealth-bleed > Lajos Székely playing Osebo bigcaps Nana Buruku potence rush.


Congratulations to Dávid Farkas who won the final with 3 vp, over Martins 2 vp.

Dávid's tournament winning deck:

Crypt:
2x Amavi 
2x Fakir al Sidi 
2x Jubal 
2x Matata 
2x Sanjo 
2x Uchenna 

Library:
1x Archon Investigation
3x Dreams of the Sphinx
1x Giant's Blood
1x Guardian Angel
1x Mapatano Utando
1x Pentex(TM) Subversion
1x Powerbase: Luanda
1x Powerbase: Montreal
1x The Rack
2x Vessel
5x Villein
1x WMRH Talk Radio

1x Army of Rats
8x Deep Song
1x Well-Marked

1x Mr. Winthrop
3x Raven Spy
1x Reliquary: Akunanse Remains
1x Shaman

4x Freak Drive
3x Predator's Mastery
1x Canine Horde
7x Carrion Crows
4x Hidden Strength
7x Invoking the Beast
3x Rolling with the Punches
2x Soak
7x Taste of Vitae

5x Cats' Guidance
6x Predator's Communion
6x Sense the Savage Way

For more information about this event, check out the official web site.

The VEG tournaments are sponsored by Ultra Pro.

Ultra Pro


Fernanda Nunes

NEW BRAZILIAN CHAMPION: FERNANDA NUNES
The Brazilian National Championship was played April 29 in São Paulo. 27 players attended. 

Standings after rounds 3 was:
Mauro A. Dias 2 gw 8 vp
Fernanda Nunes 2 gw 7 vp
Elzo Benzaquen 2 gw 5.5 vp
Màrcio Pinheiro 1 gw 5.5 vp
Delmar Sittoni 1 gw 5.5 vp

Congratulations Fernanda Nunes, who won the final with 4 vp! Márcio Pinheiro got 1 vp. This is Fernanda's tournament winning deck:

Crypt
 1x Aleph  4  dom AUS  Malkavian:1
 5x Anarch Convert  1  Caitiff:ANY
 1x Dieter Kleist  2  aus  Toreador:1
 1x Dorian Strack  4  cel AUS  Toreador:1
 1x Franciscus  1  aus  Caitiff:2
 1x Idalia, Prophet of Guadalajara  4  dem AUS  !Malkavian:2
 1x Isabel de Leon  3  AUS  Toreador:2
 1x Remilliard, Devout Crusader  4  pre AUS  !Toreador:2
 1x Zöe  3  cel obf AUS  Malkavian:2

Library (90 cards)
Master (28)
 1x Anarch Free Press, The
 5x Anarch Revolt
 4x Ashur Tablets
 2x Auspex
 1x Channel 10
 2x Direct Intervention
 2x Parthenon, The
 1x Pentex(TM) Subversion
 1x Powerbase: Montreal
 1x Rumor Mill, Tabloid Newspaper, The
 2x Smiling Jack, The Anarch
 2x Tribute to the Master
 1x Twilight Camp
 1x WMRH Talk Radio
 1x Wall Street Night, Financial Newspaper
 1x Wash

Action (2)
 2x Constant Revolution

Equipment (6)
 6x Sniper Rifle

Ally (2)
 1x Carlton Van Wyk (Hunter)
 1x Ossian

Action Modifier (2)
 2x Monkey Wrench

Reaction (35)
 6x Eagle's Sight
 4x Enhanced Senses
 5x Eyes of Argus
 4x Forced Awakening
 2x My Enemy's Enemy
 4x On the Qui Vive
 3x Precognition
 3x Spirit's Touch
 4x Telepathic Misdirection

Combat (15)
 6x Concealed Weapon
 5x Target Vitals
 4x Taste of Vitae
 



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CALENDAR
Upcoming events:
June 1: Oye Plage Awakening - Oye Plage, France
June 2: Lay Low - Fortaleza, Brazil
June 9: QCF Marseille - Marseille, France
June 10: QCE Marseille - Marseille, France
June 10: Foundation Exibit - Vila Velha, Brazil
June 10: V:TES Returns/Nikolaj Farewell - Auckland, New Zealand
June 10: Week of Nightmares event 1 - Columbus, USA
June 11: Week of Nightmares event 2 - Columbus, USA
June 11: Week of Nightmares event 3 - Columbus, USA
June 12: Week of Nightmares event 4 - Columbus, USA
June 12: Week of Nightmares event 5 - Columbus, USA
June 13: Week of Nightmares event 6 - Columbus, USA
June 13: Week of Nightmares event 7 - Columbus, USA
June 14: V:TES Constructed Tournament - Columbus, USA
June 14: V:TES Constructed Tournament - Columbus, USA
June 15: NAC Day One - Columbus, USA
June 16: NAC Day Two - Columbus, USA
June 16: The Rising Brno - Brno, Czech Republic
June 17: V:TES First Chance Qualifier - Columbus, USA
June 24: Colheita Maldita - São Paulo, Brazil

For more information on upcoming events see the V:EKN Event Calendar.


CONTACT V:EKN
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