VTES Sweden 2023 finalistsSérgio, Ivan, Jens, Anttii and Michael.

On November 25, 40 players gathered at Dragon´s Lair in Stockholm, Sweden to find out who is the most powerful Methuselah.

Stockholm has been suffering for a very Baron-infested enviroment this year, so it was a bit surprising to see no less than four (or was it five?) Lutz von Hohenzollern-decks showing up – and one was especially successful!

Standings after 3 rounds:
1. Michael Holmström 2 gw, 8 vp
2. Jens Johansson 2 gw, 7 vp
3. Ivan Marin Rivas 2 gw, 6 vp
4. Anttii Penttilä 2 gw, 5.5 vp
5. Sérgio Martins 1 gw, 8 vp

VTES Sweden 2023 final table

This was a very interesting final, with Jens and Ivan playing decks that both want Lutz in play, and Sérgio speeding to a fast oust by quickly equipping Hesha Ruhadze with 20+ equipment and Antti not drawing into his bleed-bounce. Then Sérgio hit into Ivans Protected Resources, and himself getting ousted by Michael, who then almost manages to grind down Ivan with many 2-bleeds. But Jens instead gets the oust, and is then heads up with Ivan, and is finally victorious. Over the game he earned 9+ pool with Petra Resonance, which made a big difference. Congratulations Jens! So 3 victory points for him, with Sérgio and Michael on 1 each.

VTES Sweden 2023 cards
Jens tournament winning deck: “Petra Spirits”

Crypt (12)
3x Lutz von Hohenzollern   11 AUS DEM OBF PRE pot       inner circle   Malkavian:4
2x Josef von Bauren        11 ANI DEM OBF POT cel       inner circle   Nosferatu:4
5x Unmada                  10 AUS DEM OBF VIC cel for   justicar       Malkavian:5
2x Alonso Petrodon         10 ANI DOM OBF POT for tha   justicar       Nosferatu:5

Library (88)
Master (23)
1x Giant's Blood
1x Information Highway
1x Metro Underground
1x Monastery of Shadows
1x Dreams of the Sphinx
5x Villein
1x Warsaw Station
1x Wider View
8x Zillah's Valley
2x Direct Intervention
1x The Coven

Action (10)
2x Judgment: Camarilla Segregation
7x Petra Resonance
1x Dark Mirror of the Mind

Political Action (12)
1x Anarchist Uprising
1x Ancient Influence
1x Ancilla Empowerment
2x Banishment
2x Kine Resources Contested
4x Parity Shift
1x Reins of Power

Equipment (2)
1x The Signet of King Saul
1x Heart of Nizchetus

Action Modifier (29)
3x Closed Session
2x Elder Impersonation
2x Enkil Cog
4x Faceless Night
5x Forced March
2x Forgotten Labyrinth
5x Freak Drive
5x Lost in Crowds
1x Daring the Dawn

Combat (5)
5x  No Trace

Reaction (7)
1x Eyes of Argus
2x On the Qui Vive
3x Telepathic Misdirection
1x  My Enemy’s Enemy

Thanks to all players, organisers and sponsors! Extra thanks to the venue Dragon´s Lair for hosting with very short notice.