1.1. What is the V:EKN?
V:EKN stands for Vampire: Elder Kindred Network, and is the Official V:TES Players' Organization dedicated to the continued health of V:TES. The V:EKN endeavors to help V:TES grow in popularity through the embracing of new players as well as through the support of the existing fans.
1.2. What is V:TES?
Vampire: The Eternal Struggle is a trading card game in which two or more players take on the roles of ancient vampires known as Methuselahs. Methuselahs are considered mere legend by younger vampires. Younger vampires think that they pursue their own ends... even as they are being used by one Methuselah to undercut the influence of another. Throughout the world, Methuselahs manipulate their minions to frustrate the designs of the other Methuselahs, just as they have for as long as they can remember. These eternal struggles, sometimes covert and subtle, sometimes open and spectacular, are collectively known as the Jyhad.
1.3. When and how was the V:EKN founded?
The V:EKN was founded in 1997, right before Wizards of the Coast officially re-released The Sabbat. A vote was conducted on the V:TES-L mailing list to determine a name for the V:TES Players’ Organization, the first Chairman of which was Robert Goudie.
1.4. What does the V:EKN do?
The V:EKN is the organization responsible for sanctioning and regulating official V:TES tournaments, recording V:TES players' ratings (and rankings), monitoring and updating (where necessary) game rules, card text and changes, and sponsoring the organization's website, http://www.vekn.net/.
1.5. How many members does the V:EKN currently have?
The V:EKN currently has 14402 members (players with a V:EKN number). However, only 1789 can be considered active (i.e, having played a V:EKN sanctioned tournament recently).
1.6. Is the V:EKN funded in any way?
No, it is not.
1.7. How is the V:EKN organized?
The V:EKN is composed of an Inner Circle (the Administrative Board), National Coordinators (Regional Directors), Princes (City Managers) and General Members.
1.8. What are the membership dues for the V:EKN?
All players who register with V:EKN shall be assigned a unique V:EKN membership number. A player must play in at least one officially sanctioned event within the past 12 months to be considered active. Lapsed players shall be again considered active for the next 12 months after participating an officially sanctioned event.
1.9. What is included in the V:EKN membership?
Getting rated if they participate in any V:EKN sanctioned, rated event, and being able to hold Volunteer Officer positions.
1.10. How can I contact the V:EKN?
You can contact the V:EKN here.
1.11. How do I find a playing community?
Contact a Prince (see Prince List) in your area or nearby.
1.12. How do I find tournaments?
Tournaments can be found on the Event Calendar.