Preview art by Ginés Quiñonero for an upcoming Vampire: The Eternal Struggle card.
Greetings fellow Methuselahs,
Art preview time again. Ginés Quiñonero made this for a card from 1995 that desperately needs a reprint, and will have it soon. Can you guess what card?
ARE YOU THE BEST VTES PLAYER IN NORTH AMERICA?
Welcome to the North American Championship of Vampire: The Eternal Struggle! As usual, the main event will be held at the Origins Game Fair in Columbus, Ohio, this year June 21-25, and as usual it will be accompanied by the ”Week of Nightmares” series of tournaments before. This means no less than 12 VTES tournaments in one place in one week – absolute awesomeness!
June 19: Command Performance in Guard Tower East
June 19: Week of Nightmares 2 in Gemüt Biergarten
June 20: Week of Nightmares 3 in Columbus Metropolitan Main Library
June 20: Week of Nightmares 4 in Gemüt Biergarten
June 21: Week of Nightmares 5 in Columbus Metropolitan Main Library
June 21: Week of Nightmares 6 in Gemüt Biergarten
June 22: Origins - Thursday 1 in Greater Columbus Convention Center
June 22: Origins - Thursday 2 in Greater Columbus Convention Center
June 23: Origins - Friday 1 in Greater Columbus Convention Center
June 23: Origins - Friday 2 in Greater Columbus Convention Center
June 24: North American Championship in Greater Columbus Convention Center
June 25: Origins - Sunday in Greater Columbus Convention Center
Organizers are Ben Peal and Jay Kristoff – reach out to them with any questions.
Also, players are encouraged to donate Nationwide Children's Hospital that has been caring for the child of a Columbus VTES player. Read more about that in this Facebook post or ask the organizers.
PLEASE REGISTER FOR EC 2023 TO GET THE EXCLUSIVE PLAYMAT!
The organisers of Vampire: The Eternal Struggle European Championship 2023 ask you to please register for the event as soon as possible. The place is Barcelona, Spain, and the date is October 13-15. If you register before July 15, you get the tournament exclusive playmat. This will most likely be the largest and best VTES event ever - hope to see you there!
NINA NILSSON WINS GRAND PRIX LIVERPOOL 2023!
On May 20th, 27 players gathered at Kimos Restaurant for Grand Prix Liverpool. One can guess most turned up just for that custom Bobby Lemon prize card (see above).
Standings after the three preliminary rounds:
1. David Sykes 3 GW, 7.5 VP
2. Nina Nilsson 2 GW, 8 VP
3. James Salt 1 GW, 6.0 VP
4. Craig Rawe 1 GW, 5.0 VP
5. Paul O'Connor 1 GW, 5.0 VP
Organiser Paul Jones words: ”With so many aggressive decks on the table pool dropped fast, with Cosmo being the first ousted. Nina then went on to take out Craig, before Dave took her out. Down to a 1v1 the game continued fiercely, with James taking out Dave.” So that is 2 victory points for Kim, and 2 for James and 1 for David.
Congratulations Nina Nilsson, who traveled all the way from Sweden!
Her tournament winning deck: ”Ministry in crime”
3x Nonu Dis 8 OBF PRE PRO for Ministry:6
2x Crystal Lynn 6 OBF PRE PRO Ministry:6
1x Elisha Tucker 6 PRE cel obf pro baron Ministry:6
1x Aluc Romas de Leon 5 PRE aus obf pro Ministry:6
1x Doctor Morocco 5 PRO cel obf pre Ministry:6
2x Jenny Silver 5 PRE PRO obf Ministry:6
1x Marcel 4 obf pre pro Ministry:6
1x Milton Fox 3 pre pro Ministry:6
Master (20; 9 trifle)
1x Anarch Railroad
1x Anarch Troublemaker
1x Archon Investigation
2x Bleeding the Vine
2x Blood Doll
1x Coven, The
2x Dreams of the Sphinx
1x House of Sorrow
1x Opium Den
1x Narrow Minds
2x Field Training
17x Platinum Protocol, The
Action Modifier (28)
2x Aire of Elation
8x Enchanting Gaze
3x Memory Rift
12x Revelation of the Serpent
Action Modifier/Reaction (2)
2x Form of the Bat
7x Form of Mist
3x On the Qui Vive
8x Party Out Of Bounds
Thanks to organisers, sponsors and players!
Ruben, Vincent, co-organiser Maaike, Steffen, champion Bram and Rolf.
BRAM VAN STAPPEN IS THE 2023 BELGIAN CHAMPION!
38 players turned up for the Belgian VTES championship at Spelfanaat in Mechelen on May 7th – a great turnout!
Black Chantry created a special art promo card for this event: Bum´s Rush. The art is by Noora Hirvonen, depicting Belgian players Dennis Devriendt, Emiliano Imeroni and Bram Van Stappen:
The top five after three preliminaries were:
1. Steffen Waschul 2 GW, 8 VP
2. Bram Van Stappen 2 GW, 7 VP
3. Ruben Van Cauwenberghe 1 GW, 7 VP
4. Rolf Engelen 1 GW, 7 VP
5. Vincent Ripoll 1 GW, 6.5 VP
Congratulations Bram Van Stappen, champion after getting 2 victory points in the final. Ruben Van Cauwenberghe also scored 2, and Rolf Engelen 1. For a nice report by Ruben, check out this VEKN.net forum thread.
Bram´s tournament winning deck: ”Nobody bounces like Schumi does”
His comment: ”My alteration of Schumacher´s alteration of my Auspex bounce deck. Instructions for use: Pray to God, beg the universe and make a sacrifice to Lilith to have a bleeder behind; sit back, relax and enjoy the show.”
1x Elizabeth Westcott 5 ani cel vic AUS Tzimisce:3
1x Goratrix 10 vic ANI AUS DOM THA Tremere antitribu:2
1x Isabel de Leon 3 AUS Toreador:2
1x Kazimir Savostin 7 ani pot AUS VIC Tzimisce:3
1x Little Tailor of Prague 8 dem ANI AUS VIC Tzimisce:2
1x Lolita Houston 4 aus VIC Tzimisce:2
1x Meshenka 8 ANI AUS VIC Tzimisce:2
1x Rose, The 5 aus PRE VIC Tzimisce:3
1x Sascha Vykos, The Angel of Caine (ADV)8 ani dom AUS THA VIC Tzimisce:2
1x Caliban 6 ANI AUS VIC Tzimisce:2
1x Corine Marcon 6 ani AUS VIC Tzimisce:2
1x Devin Bisley 5 vic ANI AUS Tzimisce:2
1x Erciyes Fragments, The
1x Giant's Blood
1x Hungry Coyote, The
1x Jake Washington
1x Library Hunting Ground
1x Pentex(TM) Subversion
1x Powerbase: Barranquilla
1x Powerbase: Montreal
1x Rack, The
1x Smiling Jack, The Anarch
1x Army of Rats
Action Modifier (2)
3x Quick Jab
5x Breath of the Dragon
1x Canine Horde
9x Chiropteran Marauder
1x Mr. Winthrop
2x .44 Magnum
2x Heart of Nizchetus
1x Ivory Bow
1x Kevlar Vest
1x Leather Jacket
1x Bowl of Convergence
7x Eagle's Sight
8x Eyes of Argus
1x Forced Awakening
6x My Enemy's Enemy
6x On the Qui Vive
13x Telepathic Misdirection
Thanks to organiser (and National Coordinator) Tom Vandenberghe, co-organisers, sponsors and players!
PRINT-ON-DEMAND PROMO CARDS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR NATIONAL COORDINATORS
To make it a bit easier for everyone, Black Chantry has now made some promo cards available for print-on-demand. There are only accessible for VEKN National Coordinators (all listed here) and the cost is $0.15 per card plus shipping.
Available are there cards:
Alicia Cortez (No logo)
Anarch Convert - Standard version
Anarch Convert - Harmen version
Charisma (Blank logo)
Direct Intervention - Sketch 1 (full sketch)
Entrancement (Standard logo)
Fee Stake: Corte
Fee Stake: Los Angeles
Fee Stake: Perth
Kuyen - French
Kuyen - Spanish
Praxis Seizure: Venice
Tangle Antropos' Hand
The Edge card
Tier of Souls (Standard Logo)
If you are a National Coordinator, ask for the list of codes that unlock these cards for order at Drivethrucards!
DO YOU WANT TO HOST THE 2024 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP?
The proposals should include the following information (fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.), in addition to any other information that the organisers deem relevant:
*Scheduled off season (Y/N):
*All inclusive location (room, hotel, food, refreshments) (Y/N):
*Accommodations close to venue (Y/N):
*Snacks and meals on-site (or within 5 minutes) (Y/N):
*Distance to major hubs:
*Distance to major city:
*Non-smoking venue (Y/N):
*Air-conditioned venue (Y/N):
*Enough area suited for mass registration (Y/N):
*Free WiFi available (Y/N):
*Microphone/loudspeaker announcements (sound system) (Y/N):
Video projection system (remaining time) (Y/N):
*Enough room for 200 players (Y/N):
*Separate rooms for side events (Y/N):
Comfortable chairs (Y/N):
Table cloths (Y/N):
Round tables for 5 players (Y/N):
Are toilets close to reduce game delays? (Y/N):
*On-site registration on multiple computers (number of players/30) (Y/N):
On time registration, breaks and events (Y/N):
Using armbands to indicate registration type (Y/N):
FAQ (handout at registration) (Y/N):
Lunch breaks (Y/N):
Two head organisers (side events/main tournament) (Y/N):
Organizers and judges properly identified (Y/N):
Assistants (non VTES players) (Y/N):
Documentation/archiving person (traceability) (Y/N):
Spouse info/events (Y/N):
Seating print-outs on multiple spots (Y/N):
*Last Chance Qualifier:
*EC Day 1:
*EC Day 2:
Live webcam as weekend documentation (Y/N):
Detailed final round(s) report (Y/N):
Final round video recording/streaming (Y/N):
Thanks for your application!
BLACK CHANTRY SUMMARY: MAY 2023
• A new art version of Brujah Debate was revealed, to be included in the upcoming New Blood: Brujah pack. Just like the previous Camarilla ones, this will be 54 card mini-decks for Banu Haqim, Brujah, Gangrel and Ministry with some new options for the clans, both cool reprints and some brand new cards. They are heading for the printer in June and is estimated to ship for stores in August or September.
• The third round of playtesting of the next three preconstructed decks (Ravnos, Salubri and Tzimisce) has ended, and coodinators are assembling their final reports, and there will be a final round of thoughts in the design team. Hopefully no more playtesting is needed and production can begin!
• Gabriel Tremblay has been seen in the wild! This legendary, "lost" promo card was a part of the Vampire: The Masquerade - Chapters crowdfunding campaign, and the game has now been delivered to at least some USA backers. So, again: Just because an announced promo card is late, it is never lost! Black Chantry never forgets! And yes, Gabriel Tremblay will now soon be made available also to others, but without the exclusive red Chapters logo.
• Speaking of promos, the Bum´s Rush for the Belgian National Championship is a fun one. See the tournament report above in this newsletter. Also this one will probably be available to others at a later time.
• Fall of London has been added to the print-on-demand offer at Drivethrucards.com.
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)
Echoes of Gehenna (Presale)
Shadows of Berlin (Presale)
RECENT NEWS IN THE WORLD OF DARKNESS
• New fancy text-based interactive novels from Choice of Games are up on Steam: For Werewolf: The Apocalypse we have "The Book of Hungry Names" by Kyle Marquis, and for Hunter: The Reckoning there is "The Beast of Glenkildove" by William Brown.
• Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong premiered on Steam this month!
• Daphne and Jimmy from By Night Studios were interviewed in the latest World of Darkness News show, so if you are interested in news about live-action roleplaying of Vampire: The Masquerade, check that out. War of Ages is now available for backers, and a V5 version of core rules Laws of the Night is in the works!
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
The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.