Hello!  It's been more than a month since the European Championships in Stockholm, Sweden, and we're finally recovered from all the fun and games.  Many thanks to the organizers for a wonderful event!  At the EC, there were several talks given by various presenters, including Otso Saariluoma, Hugh Angseesing, and Randal Rudstam.  Mike Nudd and I also gave a presentation about our design and development process in the Design Team, including a question and answer session.  We had a lot of fun doing it, and hopefully we can make it a regular thing.  The EC organizers were kind enough to record it, and you can watch it here:

Round One of playtesting of the Independent set concluded shortly after the EC.  We've been reviewing the data, decklists, game reports, and feedback, and we'll have the Round Two material ready in a week or so.  Work continues on the artwork, as well.  We'll be submitting more cards for artwork to the Art Director based on the playtest feedback.


That's all for now!  Have a great weekend!

- Ben Peal and the V:EKN Design Team