Greetings fellow Methuselahs
It´s been a short month, so we settle for a short newsletter this time. Both Design Team and Rules Team work on with their stuff and have no statements, well, apart from the BIG ONE:

Earlier this month the complete list of the EC 2017 Anthology set was made public. Apart from ten World of Darkness Berlin-themed cards and many never before printed V:EKN-created cards, the set also includes a selection of much desired reprints, for example Enkil Cog, Eyes of Argus, Deep Song, Ashur Tablets and Monastery of Shadows. Read the full list in the original message here

Berlin-arrangers PDA and White Wolf are working on some kind of way to make the Anthology set a little less exclusive, so that players that can´t make it to the EC can get hold of the new cards sometime in the future. This is not finalized yet, but read what what has been said so far here.

The safest way to get hold of those Anthology sets within shortly is to go to the European Championships 2017, held at the World of Darkness Berlin event 11-14 May. Apart from shopping V:TES cards and playing V:TES tournaments, you can also participate in several LARPS and RPG scenarios, attend workshops, panels, parties and much more.

Right now we´re particulary excited about the latest trailer for the World of Darkness documentary that will premiere at the Berlin event:

Sign up for all this greatness at www.worldofdarkness.berlin


Ginés Quiñonero






















Ginés, apart from being an art teacher and the V:EKN chairman, you are also the artwork coordinator for new V:EKN cards AND a V:TES illustrator yourself. How do you find time for all this?

- Normally I have time for all that, because my duties as an art director and as an illustrator (which are the most time-consuming VEKN activities I carry out) usually happen during my summer and/or Easter holidays. 

However, for the last few months it has been impossible to balance my job, my VEKN duties and my life since the Anthology set project was green-lighted, because there was a lot to be done in a very short time. Therefore I chose to leave my life out of the equation for the time being in order to have enough time for both teaching and VEKN.

You illustrated some V:TES cards also under the “old” White Wolf period. How was the art direction back then? Has it changed in the V:EKN period?

- The way I see it, the main differenciating factor is the amount of time given to the illustrators to complete their pieces of artwork.

For obvious reasons, White Wolf could not give artists as much time as V:EKN can, because they had pressing deadlines to meet, whereas V:EKN has been providing the illustrators with more time than usual for doing the art for the PDF sets, thus allowing us to give our feedback (for as long as needed) on the submitted illustrations and suggest as many modifications as deemed necessary to improve the quality of the pieces until they met our standards.

In my opinion, this fact has made the overall quality of the artwork in the VEKN PDF sets better than that in many White Wolf sets.

Generally what artists are interesting for V:TES? And who is not appropriate?

- Those who are good at depicting arresting realistic and/or believable dark-themed scenes and portraits of the various creatures of the World of Darkness are in my opinion interesting for V:TES.

The artists I regard as less appropriate for V:TES are those who stray from that, and those who still have much to learn about human figure drawing.

We cannot discuss details about the future of V:TES, but “new” White Wolf have reviewed the art for the Anthology set. Do they have new guidelines that you can say something about?

- They have not shared their guidelines with us so far, but it appears to me that "new" White Wolf want to stick more closely than "old" White Wolf to the supernatural horror theme of V:TES.

And yes, we are always looking for artists for new cards - contact Ginés Quiñonero about that.

Upcoming events:

Mar 4 – Lisboa, Portugal: Standard constructed
Mar 5 – Campina Grande, Brazil: Standard constructed
Mar 5 – Badía del Vallés, Spain: Standard constructed
Mar 11 – Toluca de Lerdo, Mexico: Demo
Mar 12 – Macapá, Brazil: Standard constructed
Mar 12 – Moscow, Russia: Standard constructed
Mar 12 – Newark, USA: Standard constructed
Mar 18 – Juiz de Fora, Brazil: Standard constructed
Mar 18 – Bad Nauheim, Germany: Standard constructed
Mar 19 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Standard constructed
Mar 25 – Gent, Belgium: Standard constructed (ECQ!)

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

You can contact the V:EKN Inner Circle members using contact forms at V:EKN.net. Also follow the official V:TES Facebook page Vampire: The Eternal Struggle and the official V:EKN Twitter account @VEKN_VTES