Lost Kindred 01 - V 

We are very happy to announce that Black Chantry Productions now has made their first three Vampire: The Eternal Struggle products available for print on demand on Drivethrucards.com. It is one brand new expansion, designed by the VEKN Design team, illustrated by top notch artists and carefully tested by hundreds of playtesters for more than one year. The other two products are reprint bundles of Keepers of Tradition cards that are highly desired by players who could not get their hands on enough of them back when they were originally printed. Congratulations VTES players all over the world - our beloved game is back in print!

Lost Kindred

120 brand new cards for five bloodlines, never printed before. For card previews and more details about this set, see the VEKN.net card list page

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Keepers of Tradition 1

120 cards focused on Brujah, Gangrel, Malkavian and Nosferatu. Contains 1 new crypt card, never printed before!

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Keepers of Tradition 2

120 cards focused on Toreador, Tremere, Ventrue and Caitiff. Contains 2 new crypt cards, never printed before!

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Their Masters Voice by Gabor Nemeth
Greetings fellow Methuselah
I was about to tuck myself in for a nice, really long torpor session with a cozy stake through the old tired beatbox, when I suddenly felt a tingeling sensation in my veins. The eternal hunger quaked through my body, and I came to the conclusion: I have more fish to fry. There are still some old enemies to teach a lesson! Some ousting is left to do! Can you also hear the battle call of the Founders? Just when I thought I was out, they PULL me back in!

… and this time is for real. Black Chantry Productions has been alloted the license from White Wolf Entertainment to produce Vampire: The Eternal Struggle, both reprints and brand new cards. Not much has been disclosed yet, but the titles of five products were stated in the first press release. If you haven´t done so, please also visit Blackchantry.com.

Products are being revealed really soon, but while you are waiting, have good look at the Lost Kindred set symbol and the preview card above. Symbol design by Ginés Quiñonero and artwork by Gábor Németh.

EC 2018
Radoslaw Szewski is the head organizer of the European Championship 2018 to be held August 24-26 in Warsaw, Poland. We asked him some questions.

How are the preparations going?
- I'm in the middle of the process right now. My goal is to be able to present everything at the end of May. Prizes, judges, sponsorships deals – everything is important and time is running out. You know, I'm quite a busy man: family, job, my band Zombie Strippers from Hell... But my friends know that, because of my ADHD, I like to do different things one at a time.

Do you have any problems? Anything attendees need to think of?
- No. From the travel/booking perspective everything is just fine. I know the hotel staff, so there will be no suprises, I hope. The hotel is big enough for everyone – I chose the date for one particular reason: the hotel is empty at the time, so we will have plenty of space for VTES. And in summer the weather should be fine. Warsaw by night is really great, but I suppose everyone will just play VTES.

You have organised the EC before – what will be new this time?
- Yes, I did it twice before. This will be my last EC as an organizer for sure, and for me it will be a very sentimental journey. I want to meet all my VTES friends from all over the world and spend some time with them. I have lots of memories and I want to share them – and get some new! Also, I have a few different things for the players, but I can´t speak about them right know. Sure there will be t-shirts for the entry, as always, but that´s all I can say at this point. I'm in talks right now with a few parties ... and that´s all I can say.

How are your feelings about VTES finally being printed again?
- It´s good that my beloved game will have a chance to conquer the world again! VTES definitely needs fresh blood – a new, young generation of players. And I'm very proud that my friends are behind this revival. Long live VTES! See ya during EC 2018!

Register for EC 2018 at http://www.ec2018.pl/ 

Double Grand Prix 2018
No less than two European Grand Prix tournaments were played this past weekend. VEG Madrid was won by Raúl Olvera playing Assamite Black Hand stealth-bleed and VEG Budapest was won by Dávid Farkas playing Fakir al Sidi rush/wall. We will return to report about these events in the next newsletter, with TWDs and hopefully also interviews. Congratulations champions!

The VEG tournaments are sponsored by Ultra Pro.

Ultra Pro

GC 2018
A report from Hardy Range, Prince of Bochum:

20 players from 6 countries, approximately 6 man-hours of delay due to 2 traffic jams, 9 game wins in 13 games, 1 coin flip, and 21 good man-days of VTES. That, in a nutshell, is the result of the German Championship mid-April 2018. 

Obviously, you might want more details... Well:
• There was a random prize support giveaway, where one player had the chance to win a print of the artwork from the card Danielle Diron (Advanced), signed by the artist, Carmen Cornet. So the print, sent from Spain to Germany, was then won... by the only Spanish player in the event! 
• After the preliminary rounds, there was a tie for 5th place between two players. Ali Almadhi won his seat in the finals in a coin toss against Bram Van Stappen... but then recognized that all other players who had arrived in the same car (and who had already spent quite some time in a traffic jam that morning) would need to wait for him for their trip home. Thus, Ali gave up his seat to Bram. Sportsmanship!
• As completely usual for the German Championship, the title went to a player from Belgium... :-) 

Now, for the real VTES stuff. The final table looked like this:

Final table GC 2018

Lucien De Prins (Maris Streck & Her Royal Friends vote) -> 
Jozef Patrnciak (Harbinger of Skulls Slaughterhouse stealth-bleed) -> 
Jeroen van Oort (Weenie Animalism Anarch Revolt) -> 
Markus Schlein (!Malkavian stealth-bleed) -> 
Bram Van Stappen (Weenie Auspex feat. Flash Grenades)

Interesting table discussions, some players heartily regretting their choice of seats, a quite long time with 5 players at the table... before, in the end, after approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes, everything collapsed, when Lucien annihilated the table with Anarchist Uprising and Ancilla Empowerment. The first vote removed something like 27 pool from the table, ousting three players simultaneously: Jozef, Markus, and Bram, so that Lucien, Jeroen and Markus had 1 victory point each.

The final fight between Jeroen's weenie horde and Lucien's high-cap royalty did not last long: Lucien managed to get Ancilla Empowerment in hand, and made Jeroen pay for the decision to play weenies that day. So Lucien won the finals with 3 victory points. Quite spectacular!

The Winning Deck:

First, a comment from Bram Van Stappen, who originally built the deck played by Lucien: "Hey Hardy, the deck is from my hand. I played it once or twice on Lackey. Inspired by a deck from Marius. Lucien played Maris/Lutz before, but this was the first time he played this deck .... thanks again for a nice tourney!!!"

Deck name: Minimalism is black and you are dead
Author: Bram Van Stappen (played by Lucien De Prins)

Crypt (12 cards; Capacity min=1 max=11 avg=9.33)
1x Adana de Sforza 11 aus CEL OBF POT PRE PRO Brujah:4 
1x Baron Dieudonne 9 ANI OBF POT PRO Nosferatu:4 
1x Josef von Bauren 11 cel ANI DEM OBF POT Nosferatu:4 
3x Lutz von Hohenzollern 11 pot AUS DEM OBF PRE Malkavian:4 
4x Maris Streck 9 ani dem dom AUS OBF Malkavian:3 
1x Rafael de Corazon 11 AUS CEL DOM OBF PRE Toreador:4 
1x Tupdog 1 POT VIS Gargoyle:3

Library (62 cards)
Master (18) 
1x Giant's Blood 
1x Information Highway 
1x Jake Washington (Hunter) 
1x Monastery of Shadows 
1x Pentex(TM) Subversion 
4x Villein 
1x Wash 
8x Zillah's Valley

Action (1) 
1x Entrancement

Political Action (18) 
1x Anarchist Uprising 
1x Ancilla Empowerment 
3x Banishment 
4x Kine Resources Contested 
7x Parity Shift 
1x Political Stranglehold 
1x Reins of Power

Action Modifier (15)
4x Elder Impersonation 
1x Faceless Night 
4x Forgotten Labyrinth 
4x Lost in Crowds 
2x Voter Captivation

Reaction (8) 
8x Mental Maze

Combat (1) 
1x No Trace

Combo (1) 
1x Swallowed by the Night

Best regards,
Hardy Range
Prince of Bochum, Germany

We know that many of you are also interested in Vampire: The Masquerade, so we want you to notice that our friends at White Wolf now have made Fifth Edition available for preorder on www.modiphius.net. Looks awesome!

Upcoming events:
May 1: ReSac (Constructed MAI) - São Paulo, Brazil
May 1: Crusade Toluca 2018 Vol. 0.5 - Toluca de Lerdo, Mexico
May 6: Well aimed car utrecht ecq - Utrecht, Netherlands
May 12: Preparazione a Varsavia 2018 - Collegno, Italy
May 13: Qualificazione Europei 2018 - Collegno, Italy
May 20: Ancilla Empowerment: Newark - Heath, Ohio, USA
May 26: 1st Tragic Love Affair - Espoo, Finland
May 27: Crusade: CDMX 2018 Vol.1 - Mexico City, Mexico

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

It comes so soon, the moment when there is nothing left to wait for.

Vampire: The Eternal Struggle returns to print

Black Chantry Productions brings classic Vampire: The Masquerade-themed card game back to unlife

NOTTINGHAM – April 24, 2018

“We are really excited to do this, together with White Wolf Entertainment. Players all over the world have hungered for new cards for eight long years, and we are proud to serve. And of course, we aim to attract many new players too”, says Hugh Angseesing, CEO of Black Chantry Productions.

Vampire: The Eternal Struggle has been called the best multiplayer collectible card game ever published. It is loved for its blend of strategy and social interaction, set in the classic urban horror game setting World of Darkness, home of the role-playing game Vampire: The Masquerade.

Vampire: The Eternal Struggle has a vibrant player base all over the world, with both casual gamers around kitchen tables and those who travel to face the best competition. Hundreds of tournaments are played each year, including continental championships and a Grand Prix circuit in Europe.

Black Chantry Productions hope to both rekindle old players and attract new blood. The company is composed of five veteran Vampire: The Eternal Struggle players from five different countries and with various competences – ranging from art and finance to software design and marketing. All five have been active in the player community for many years, organising tournaments and promoting the game during its commercial absence.

“We are very passionate about this game, and we want to do everything right. White Wolf has trusted us with the license for this precious gem, a true masterpiece in the history of strategy games, and we have every intention to care for it”, says Hugh Angseesing.

Vampire: The Eternal Struggle will be developed in concert with White Wolf Entertainment´s plans for the World of Darkness setting, and as an integrated part of their transmedia experience – all sorts of games and fiction set in the same shared world.

"Vampire: The Eternal Struggle has always been a one-of-a-kind. It is a game that defies established genres and has held its own for decades, a testament to its genius and original design. We at White Wolf are proud to be a part of the revival of what can truly be considered a classic”, says Karim Muammar, Creative Development, White Wolf Entertainment.

Sample first products
Products soon to be available

The first new Vampire: The Eternal Struggle products will be available shortly:

- Lost Kindred expansion bundle
- Keepers of Tradition reprint bundle 1
- Keepers of Tradition reprint bundle 2
- Heirs to the Blood reprint bundle 1
- Heirs to the Blood reprint bundle 2

Stay tuned for further announcements!

For more information

- Please visit www.blackchantry.com

- Read Black Chantry Productions vision statement

- Contact Black Chantry Productions by mail, Facebook or Twitter

History of VTES 1

The history of Vampire: The Eternal Struggle

1994: Vampire: The Eternal Struggle is first published under the name Jyhad. It is the second collectible card game created by Richard Garfield, inventor of Magic: The Gathering, later also known for Netrunner, Robo Rally, King of Tokyo and many other games.

1995: The name is changed to Vampire: The Eternal Struggle.

1995-1997: Three expansion sets are released – Dark Sovereigns, Ancient Hearts and The Sabbat.

1997: The official player organization Vampire: Elder Kindred Network (V:EKN) is formed.

1999: The first continental championships in North America and Europe.

2000: White Wolf Publishing acquires control of Vampire: The Eternal Struggle.

2000–2010: Another 18 expansion sets are released, including Camarilla Edition (“second edition” 2002) and the Sabbat-themed Third Edition (2006).

2010: Vampire: The Eternal Struggle and all other World of Darkness games are discontinued by White Wolf Publishing.

2011–2017: V: EKN continues to promote the game, creating four official print expansion sets.

2015: Paradox Interactive acquires White Wolf Publishing, forming White Wolf Entertainment and relaunching World of Darkness.

2017: Limited edition expansion Anthology is published for the event World of Darkness Berlin.

2018: Black Chantry Productions is formed and obtains the license to put Vampire: The Eternal Struggle back in print.

History of VTES 2

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