Official release: January 17, 2016
Legal for Tournament Play: February 16, 2016
Vampire: Elder Kindred Network's fourth expansion for Vampire: the Eternal Struggle is Anarchs Unbound, which focuses on the rabble-rousing revolutionaries of the Anarch Movement - those Kindred who reject the Traditions of the Camarilla and stifling order of their elders. The expansion is released in PDF format.
The set contains 24 crypt cards and 18 library cards. The crypt cards span Groups 1 through 6.
- [6.1.3 Equip] To equip with one or more equipment cards currently possessed by one of your other minions, tap the acting minion (the minion who is attempting to get the equipment cards) and announce the equipment cards he is getting. If the action is unsuccessful, the equipment cards remain where they are.
- Strike: burn equipment: When declaring such strikes, choose which equipment on the opposing minion the strike will burn. [new term]
- [6.1.2 Hunt] Note that a ready vampire with no blood must hunt (and cannot take any action except a hunt action).
- Anthelios, The Red Star
- Temptation of Greater Power
- Seeds of Corruption
- Crypt cards. Size: 41,7 MB
- Crypt cards print sheet (file with multiple copies -from 1 to 9- of the same card per page). Size: 41,8 MB
- Crypt CSV file. Size: 5,98 KB
- Library cards. Size: 30,2 MB
- Library cards print sheet (file with multiple copes -from 1 to 9- of the same card per page). Size: 30,3 MB
- Library CSV file. Size: 7 KB
|Marguerite Foccart (Advanced)||Brujah|
|Zack North (Advanced)||Gangrel|
|Danielle Diron (Advanced)||Gangrel|
|Dancin' Dana (Advanced)||Malkavian|
|Philip van Vermeer IV||Malkavian|
|Desiree Narayan, Anarch Historian||Ravnos|
|Javier Montoya (Advanced)||Tremere|
|Boss Callihan (Advanced)||Ventrue|
|Louis Fortier (Advanced)||Ventrue|
|Eat the Rich||Political Action|
|Make the Misere||Action|
|Memory Rift||Action Modifier|
|Ni Dieu ni Maître||Action Modifier|
|Propaganda of the Deed||Action Modifier|
|The Red Question||Action Modifier|
The Proxy Survey
N = 440
1) For each kind of event, please choose if you want to allow proxies:
|No Proxies||Proxies with limits (see below)||Proxies without limits|
|Standard events||19,1% 84||28,2% 124||57% 232|
|Continental Championship Qualifiers||30,2% 133||27,0% 119||42,7% 188|
|National Championships||36,1% 159||24,1% 106||39,8% 175|
|Continental Championships||41,6% 183||21,8% 96||36,6% 161|
2) Do you think a new tournament format, in which proxies would be allowed, should be created? (This only matters if you answered "No" to every format above)
|Yes, but with a limitation (see below)||15,5% 68|
|No preference||25,2% 111|
We have a significant enough backlog of Storyline reward cards that we've decided to change our production schedule a bit. Playtest for the Storyline reward cards began yesterday and will run until the end of January. There are 13 total cards in that batch, including cards from The Returned, the Budapest EC storyline, Battle Lines, the Palma de Mallorca EC storyline, and the Lisbon storyline event from 2009. There are 13 cards, 10 of which already have artwork, and we're aiming for a February release.
Development for the Anarch set has been ongoing, and we plan to finish development by the end of this year, finalize cards, and then begin playtesting in early January. We're still hoping to release the set at the 2015 EC in Warsaw, but it's going to be tight. We'll be sure to keep you all informed as things progress!
- Ben Peal and the V:EKN Design Team
Onebookshelf V:TES project stopped
As many of you already know, OneBookShelf was in negotiations with Wizards of the Coast for the Wizards license and with CCP Games for the World of Darkness license, in order to bring V:TES back in print.
WIZARDS OF THE COAST FRONT
On the one hand, the cost of the Wizards license, which was not disclosed, was never mentioned as an issue by Onebookshelf, so negotiations continued.
Managing the project would involve a review and approval process for artwork and content before the Wizards imprint could be added to a product. Unfortunately there was nobody at Wizards who had ever worked on Jyhad/V:TES, which, added to the lack of interest by anyone internally at Wizards to manage the project, led Wizards to inform Onbookshelf that they were definitely not interested in pursuing a V:TES project.
Ben Peal sent a message to personal contacts in Wizards' Research and Development department inquiring about the possibility of anyone they knew of in the company who would be interested in managing the project. But no response was received.
CCP GAMES FRONT
On the other hand, CCP Games suspended the negotiations after they cancelled the World of Darkness Online, saying that they were re-evaluating their properties to determine what to do with them going forward, which led to a sale of the White Wolf properties to Paradox.
Furthermore, the V:EKN Design Team, at the request of Onebookshelf back in November 2014, developed a concept for a boxed set of Sabbat-themed starter decks intended as the launch product for a Kickstarter if the licenses were obtained. That Product was almost entirely reprints, but with about a dozen new crypt cards and one new library card.
A graphic designer was contracted and created a mock-up of the box design.
Consequently, the starter decks and the new cards, which were part of the project proposal to Wizards and CCP, were tested from December 2014 to January 2015. So had the licenses been acquired, the Kickstarter would have been launched the very next day.
The V:EKN Design Team is to release those cards designed as part of a Sabbat-themed PDF mini-set in 2016.
MEETING WITH STEVE WIECK
After this chain of events, there was an in-person meeting with Steve Wieck (owner of OneBookShelf.com, on the board of directors for CCP), Johannes Walch (partner in OneBookShelf.com and member of the VEKN Inner Circle), and Ben Peal (Design Team Leader) in Germany.
Steve pointed out that OneBookShelf was only interested in publishing V:TES, not any other WOD-themed CCG. Therefore, a non-VTES WOD-themed CCG would require a different publisher.
Steve Wieck also informed that CCP was not interested in licensing the World of Darkness IP for a V:TES-compatible collectible card game that cut out the Wizards properties, mainly because CCP was concerned about a possible lawsuit from Wizards.
WHICH ALTERNATIVES DO WE HAVE NOW?
1. Continuing the production of PDF sets to keep promoting V:TES, while contacting Paradox for the publication of V:TES.
2. Allowing proxy cards in tournaments, so that new players can have access to difficult-to-acquire cards, in which regard, the VEKN is conducting as of today an online survey for everyone interested to give their opinion on the subject.
Official release: April 16, 2015Legal for Tournament Play: May 16, 2015
- Masika Advanced. Size: 2,04 MB