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Hi, everyone!

It might be winter, but you're not letting it keep you in torpor!  The event schedule is picking up!  We have a full batch of updates for you this week.

Design Team News:

Gábor Németh has submitted both of the pieces he's working on for the Storyline reward cards.  Nagyon szépen köszönöm Gábor!  The last remaining piece has been commissioned, and we're awaiting its completion.  If the last piece isn't ready in time for the release of the cards, we'll go ahead with the rest of the cards and we'll release the last one when the art is complete.

Speaking of the release date, it turns out that our Rules Director, Pascal Bertrand, is on vacation in South America through February 15.  As a result, we need to push back the release of the storyline reward cards to February 21.  Playtesting of the Anarchs set will begin sometime after that, when Pascal and the Rules Team have done their final vetting of card text.

Storyline News:

Storyline Coordinator Mike Nudd has been working diligently on the storyline event for this year.  We're expecting a launch date of sometime in March.  More information on that when Mike makes that available.

Rules Team News:

The Rules Team has posted the list of players currently qualified for the 2015 Continental Championship season.  If you want to know who is currently qualified, just look here:


Major Events:

TempleCon starts only a week from now!  It runs from February 5 to February 8.  V:TES events include a Standard Constructed tournament, a Continental Qualifier, a draft tournament, a lot of open play.  Apart from V:TES, the convention is 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:

Francesc Grimalt has published a book called "Sanatoria: Historia Dos Nenos Raros", which is about insane children:


It can be purchased here:


Heather Kreiter's upcoming convention schedule:

Feb. 14-16 NY PonyCon
Feb 20 – Art’s Alive – Sharon, PA
March 13-15 Cleveland Concoction
April 10-12 - Steel City Con
April 24-26 C2E2

Ken Meyer, Jr.'s upcoming event schedule:

Magic: the Gathering San Jose Grand Prix, January 30 - February 1
Magic: the Gathering Grand Prix Las Vegas, May 28-31

Upcoming Tournaments:


31 January 2015

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

The Reboleira Codex
Amadora, Lisboa, Portugal
10:30 - 20:30
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

Permanency Stockholm 2015
Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden
11:00 - 20:00
Standard Constructed

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

Fee Stake Brescia
Brescia, Lombardia, Italy
11:00 - 20:00
Standard Constructed

Year of Fortune MMXV
Itaocara, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
10:00 - 20:00
Standard Constructed

Camarilla Rulez
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
11:00 - 18:00
Standard Constructed

14 February 2015

MQF SBN: The Unaligned
Soissons, Picardie, France
10:00 - 20:00
Unsanctioned Tournament - proxies allowed!

15 February 2015

London Love
London, United Kingdom
11:00 - 20:00
Standard Constructed

22 February 2015

End of Torpid Winter
Vilnius, Lithuania
12:00 - 21:00
Standard Constructed

Music Selection:

Kittin is High, by Miss Kittin

Drink Selection:

Ben Nevis 10 Year Old

Today's Quote:

"The mirror mixes with the eye.
Soon will it be the very eye.
Soon will the eye that was
The very mirror be.
Death, the final image, will shine
Transparently not otherwise
Than as the dark sun described
With such faint brightnesses."