Greetings fellow Methuselahs,
48 players from four countries came to fight for the trophy of the Czech Nationals 2022 "Pulled Fang #11". The tournament was held on the 3rd of September in Sázava, Czech Republic.
1. Zsolt Cziráki 2 GW 8 VP
Ondrej was the first one to die after pressure of Zsolt with a little help of Gyula’s bounced bleeds. After that, Michal started to push with bleed, Gyula wasn’t able to defend and he died second. The situation didn’t look well for Vratislav, because three of his allies were stolen. Zsolt had a lot of pool but Michal´s handsize was 20 with Ossian, Carlton and grapple combat ready, so after some time he finished both of his opponents. Congratulations Michal!
4x Guillaume Giovanni 9 CEL DOM NEC POT obt Giovanni:4
2x Baldesar Rossellini 8 DOM POT aus for nec Giovanni:4
1x Almodo Giovanni 3 dom pot Giovanni:4
1x Don Michael Antonio Giovanni 7 DOM NEC POT 2 votes Giovanni:4
1x Keith Moody 3 DOM Tremere antitribu:4
1x Nunzio Giovanni 3 nec pot Giovanni:4
1x Primo Giovanni 4 dom nec pot Giovanni:4
1x Virginie, Prodigy 6 DOM POT obt bishop Lasombra:4
1x Barrens, The
1x Dummy Corporation
1x Giant's Blood
1x Haven Uncovered
2x Information Highway
1x KRCG News Radio
1x Life in the City
1x Metro Underground
1x Morgue Hunting Ground
3x Parthenon, The
1x Powerbase: Cape Verde
1x Powerbase: Chicago
1x Rumor Mill, Tabloid Newspaper, The
1x Therbold Realty
1x WMRH Talk Radio
1x Wider View
1x Bum's Rush
2x Divine Sign
1x Far Mastery
4x Govern the Unaligned
1x Preternatural Strength
1x Scouting Mission
2x Sudario Refraction
1x Carlton Van Wyk
2x Mylan Horseed
1x Gran Madre di Dio, Italy
1x Palatial Estate
Action Modifier (7)
1x Call of the Hungry Dead
1x Foreshadowing Destruction
Action Modifier/Reaction (2)
2x Spectral Divination
2x Glancing Blow
5x Immortal Grapple
1x Street Cred
1x Target Vitals
4x Taste of Vitae
1x Thrown Sewer Lid
2x Torn Signpost
2x Delaying Tactics
4x On the Qui Vive
4x Wake with Evening's Freshness
Thanks to everyone who came, and see you on the 2nd of September 2023 at "Pulled Fang #12"!
- WHY IS CZECH ORGANIZED PLAY SO SUCCESSFUL?
Some words from Lukáš Simandl:
We just played this year's Czech Nationals (called Pulled Fang #11), and it was the biggest in history: 48 people! Not bad for a tournament somewhere in the woods in the middle of Europe. I'd like to share with you the three main things I think were behind this success (besides our Facebook page and Youtube channel, which we started a year before).
The first thing is location. Yes, even for Czechs it´s hard to find, but once you get there it´s hard to leave. A nice inn in the middle of the woods, where basically just the community gathers for the whole weekend, and you are not disturbed by the surrounding town or foreign guests. Plus, the option of staying overnight on site or nearby gives you the chance to enjoy a few games and associated beers, before and after the main tournament.
The second thing is our Discord. We launched that for a year or so after our Facebook page and I have to say that especially for the Czech community, it´s key now. It´s where games are announced for the different cities, card swapping, help for newbies, chat about anything and other good-natured activities. All this in a clear format and in Czech, which can be essential for many players.
Last, and perhaps most important, is something we call Road to Pulled Fang. It's basically an attempt at organized play with some meaning. The rules are very simple:
- Over the course of a year, there will be 5 Road to Pulled Fang tournaments in the country, 1-2 months apart.
- From the results of each tournament, a table is created (so it's basically a league), from which the top five players will play the finals the night before Nationals (Pulled Fang).
- The GWs and VPs from the top three tournaments of each player are counted in the table.
And that's basically it. At the beginning we thought about how to make the table as fair as possible and different combinations with ratings, but in the end, we found that basically all formats would come out the same, so if you want to start something similar, don't worry about it like we did.
I have to say that while we didn't have high expectations for such an experiment, we did manage to add something extra to the regular tournaments, and for example at the last Road to Pulled Fang tournament in Brno there was a lot of discussion about who had how many points and who still needed to play what compared to someone else. At the same time, we managed to pull a few players out of torpor, which was a nice bonus. Plus, it gives the community confidence that there will always be something going on and tournaments coming up throughout the year.
The icing on the cake was that an artist made us a picture for a playmat with the favorite clans of the organizers of each Road to Pulled Fang and Pulled Fang tournament, which was then given to all the participants of the main tournament.
We're continuing with Road to Pulled Fang this year and hope to break the mystical fifty player mark at Nationals (Pulled Fang #12) next September.
6x Shalmath 10 POT PRE TEM True Brujah:6
5x La Viuda Blanca 6 AUS NEC for obf Harbinger of Skulls:6
1x Anarch Convert 1 Caitiff:ANY
Library (90 cards)
Master (5; 2 trifle)
1x Archon Investigation
1x Unmasking, The
3x Big Game
4x Bum's Rush
8x Summon History
5x Emerald Legionnaire
1x Talbot's Chainsaw
1x Corpse Minion
Action Modifier (13)
10x Domain of Evernight
3x Enkil Cog
19x Outside the Hourglass
8x Taste of Vitae
4. Alek Idzjak 1 GW 5,5 VP
4x Anson 8 aus dom CEL PRE Toreador:1
2x Marcellus 8 pro AUS CEL Toreador:2
1x Sarah Brando 3 CEL Brujah antitribu:2
3x Volker, The Puppet Prince 5 pot CEL Brujah:2
1x Constanza Vinti 8 CEL DOM POT Brujah:2
1x Donal O'Connor 8 CEL DOM POT Brujah:2
1x Erciyes Fragments, The
1x Giant's Blood
6x Haven Uncovered
2x Parthenon, The
9x Ashur Tablets
1x Powerbase: Montreal
1x Rack, The
1x Secure Haven
1x Tension in the Ranks
2x Wider View
1x Dark Influences
7x .44 Magnum
8x Infernal Pursuit
5x Taste of Vitae
7x Concealed Weapon
8x Second Tradition: Domain
We want to highlight these upcoming (hopefully) big tournaments – maybe time to book a trip?
Italy National Championship 2022 – October 15 in Bologna
Grand Prix Benidorm, Spain – October 22, 2022
Portugal National Championship 2022 – November 5 in Porto
Germany National Championship 2022 – November 19 in Mainz
BLACK CHANTRY SUMMARY: SEPTEMBER 2022
• All spoilers for The Fall of London are done and Hugh Angseesing is bogged down in administration of all the preorders. We now have a release date: 14th October. That means the tournament legality date for these new cards will be the 13th of November 2022.
• Don´t miss to run some storyline events for The Fall of London - rules are at www.blackchantry.com.
• Black Chantry is working on a number of new promo cards for various purposes - stay tuned for more news on that!
• Ginés Quiñonero´s main workload this month has been the Spanish translation of all the single cards currently available on Drivethrucards.
• BCP love Brazil! Product director and main designer Ben Peal is working on trying to get all the Brazilian playtesters into Discord. Also, round one of playtest of the Ravnos, Salubri and Tzimisce preconstructed decks is now over. Playtest coordinators are now assembling data from all test groups, so that a round two version of the cards can go out for testing as soon as possible.
- Currently these Black Chantry products are available through Drivethrucards.com and other stores:
Lost Kindred bundle
Keepers of Tradition Reprint Bundle 1
Keepers of Tradition Reprint Bundle 2
Heirs of the Blood Reprint Bundle 1
Heirs of the Blood Reprint Bundle 2
Den of Fiends Preconstructed Deck (Also Spanish, French)
Libertine Ball Preconstructed Deck (Also Spanish, French)
Pact with Nephandi Preconstructed Deck (Also Spanish, French)
Parliament of Shadows Preconstructed Deck (Also Spanish, French)
Anthology I bundle
VTES Card Creator (Drivethrucards only)
First Blood: Malkavian (Also Spanish, French)
First Blood: Nosferatu (Also Spanish, French)
First Blood: Toreador (Also Spanish, French)
First Blood: Tremere (Also Spanish, French)
First Blood: Ventrue (Also Spanish, French)
VTES Legacy Card Singles (Drivethrucards only)
Promo Pack 1 (Drivethrucards only)
Promo Pack 2 (Event promos only)
VTES "Parity Shift" playmat
VTES card sleeves
Vampire: The Eternal Struggle Fifth Edition (Stores only)
Vampire: The Eternal Struggle Fifth Edition Latin (Drivethrucards only)
Fifth Edition: Malkavian (Also Spanish, French)
Fifth Edition: Nosferatu (Also Spanish, French)
Fifth Edition: Toreador (Also Spanish, French)
Fifth Edition: Tremere (Also Spanish, French)
Fifth Edition: Ventrue (Also Spanish, French)
Promo Pack 3 (Event promos only)
Fifth Edition: Banu Haqim (Also Spanish, French)
Fifth Edition: Brujah (Also Spanish, French)
Fifth Edition: Gangrel (Also Spanish, French)
Fifth Edition: The Ministry (Also Spanish, French)
New Blood: Malkavian (Also Spanish, French)
New Blood: Nosferatu (Also Spanish, French)
New Blood: Toreador (Also Spanish, French)
New Blood: Tremere (Also Spanish, French)
New Blood: Ventrue (Also Spanish, French)
The Fall of London (Also Spanish, French)
RECENT NEWS IN THE WORLD OF DARKNESS
This month´s highlights from the World of Darkness crew and licensees:
• Season 2 of New York by Night actual play show has started! Check it out at Twitch.tv/worldofdarkness
• The interactive novel Vampire: The Masquerade - Parliament of Knives has a new expansion called “What Stares Back”, adding the Malkavian and Lasombra clans.
• The Month of Darkness has begun! This year you get both #vamptober and #huntober, packed with various sweets for and/or by Vampire: The Masquerade and Hunter: The Reckoning fans. For the official calendar of content, check out www.worldofdarkness.com
Subscribe to the World of Darkness News show for more news!
Upcoming tournaments for the coming month (registered so far) are in:
For details about these events, see the VEKN Event Calendar.
Remember: Online tournaments are possible - just check the box "Online tournament" when you add the event to the 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
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