Of Interest to Scholars and Slanderers:

Hi, everyone!

Ralf "Extrala" Lammert is taking your votes for Deck of the Year on VTES One!

Mike Nudd wrote an article for his blog called "Five Things You Should Know About VTES":

Design Team News:
Gábor Németh submitted one of two pieces he's working on for the Storyline reward cards.  Playtesting for them remains on schedule, and we'll have those released the weekend of February 7.
Our production schedule right now looks like Storyline reward cards in Februrary, cards for the summer 2015 storyline, Anarchs set in fall 2015, and a Bloodlines set in fall 2016.

Rules Team News:
Be sure to download the latest version of The Archon!  Version v1.5c is available here:

Major Events:
There will be a weekend of V:TES at TempleCon in Warwick, Rhode Island, USA, from February 5 to February 8.  Events include a Standard Constructed tournament, a Continental Qualifier, a draft tournament, a lot of open play, and a convention full of gaming, music, vendors, performers, and much more!  Check out www.templecon.org for more info.

Budapest, Hungary will be hosting the V:TES Hungarian Grand Prix from March 20 to March 22 at the Danubius Hotel Flamenco.  Events include a Nations Cup tournament, a draft tournament, a Continental Qualifier, and a Standard Constructed "Grand Prix" tournament.  The winner of the "Grand Prix" tournament will have their picture used in the next V:EKN expansion.  Check out http://www.vteshungariangrandprix.hu/ for more information and to preregister.

Artist News:
Christopher Shy's new graphic novel, "I Sleep In Stone", is available now!

Upcoming Tournaments:

17 January 2015
Torneig Sebastià
Palma de Mallorca, Illes Balears, Spain
10:00 - 19:00
Standard Constructed

Creation Rites
Sobral, Ceará, Brazil
Standard Constructed

Beyond the Wall: Szczecin 2015
Szczecin, Zachodniopomorskie, Poland
10:30 - 21:00
Standard Constructed

18 January 2015

Sabbra Cadabra
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
12:20 - 22:00
Standard Constructed

24 January 2015

Gird Minions
Redmond, Washington, USA
11:00 - 19:30
Standard Constructed

25 January 2015

Torneo Fresco - 15 Enero En Badia
Badia del Valles. Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain
10:00 - 20:00
Standard Constructed

Justicar Retribution XXXV: I Want You So Hard
Helsinki, Finland
11:00 - 20:00
Standard Constructed

31 January 2015

Elder Kingdom
Elche, Valenciana, Comunidad, Spain
10:30 - 19:30
Standard Constructed

06 February 2015

Focus the Blood: TempleCon
Warwick, Rhode Island, United States
19:00 - 23:59
Standard Constructed

07 Feburary 2015

Northeast Regional VTES Qualifier: TempleCon
Warwick, Rhode Island, United States
13:00 - 23:59
Continental Qualifier

08 Feburary 2015

Funeral Wake: TempleCon
Warwick, Rhode Island, United States
11:00 - 17:00

Keystone Kine
Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil
10:00 - 17:00
Standard Constructed

Music Selection:
Medea, by Arcana

Drink Selection:
Glendronach 12 Year Old

Today's Quote:
"All strange and terrible events are welcome, but comforts we despise." - Cleopatra, "Antony and Cleopatra" by William Shakespeare