Vampire: Elder Kindred Network

Vampire: Elder Kindred NetworkTM is the Official V:TES Players' Organization dedicated to the continued health of V:TES. The V:EKN endeavors to help V:TES grow in popularity through the embracing of new players as well as through the support of the existing fans.

The V:EKN is the organization responsible for sanctioning and regulating official V:TES tournaments, recording V:TES players' ratings (and rankings), and sponsoring the creation of monthly Clan Newsletters.

V:EKN Princes are volunteers who promote V:TES at the local level by, for example, coordinating tournaments and demos.

Membership

All players who register with V:EKN shall be assigned a unique V:EKN membership number. Only registered players with an active standing shall be able to hold Volunteer Officer Positions. A player must play in at least one officially sanctioned event within the past 18 months to be considered active. Lapsed players shall be again considered active for the next 18 months after participating an officially sanctioned event.

Organization and Officers of V:EKN

Inner Circle

National Coordinators

Princes


V:EKN ANNOUNCEMENTS



Masika Advanced - Storyline Rewards 2015 PDF Print E-mail
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Official release: April 16, 2015

Legal for Tournament Play: May 16, 2015
This is the final card from the Storyline Rewards 2015 mini-set. It was held from the main release as we were still waiting for its artwork. The previous artist assigned to this card ran to unforseen complications, so Ginés Quiñonero stepped up and got the artwork done.

As for the card itself, it is the Advanced version of Masika. The card's origins start in a storyline event in Lisbon, Portugal in May of 2009, regarding the conflict in the power vacuum that appeared after Monçada's final death:

This storyline continued in the Friday 13th Storyline at the 2009 EC, where Masika was rewarded for his assistance of the Tremere by being granted the domain of Lisbon:

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Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2015 15:16
 
The Unaligned Survey PDF Print E-mail

 

THE UNALIGNED SURVEY
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Dear fellow Methuselahs,

It is almost 6 months since the release of Vampire: Elder Kindred Network's second expansion for Vampire: the Eternal Struggle - The Unaligned.

We believe it is enough time for the community to provide feedback regarding this set.

By answering this survey you are helping us to create even better expansions in the future.

Please answer the questions if possible, and send word about this survey to all your friends that play VTES.

Thank you.

Michal Kazmierczak "Migalart"

 
Storyline - The Red Sign 2015 PDF Print E-mail
The Red Sign is a constructed V:TES Storyline event designed for worldwide play during spring and summer 2015.

Except as noted in these instructions, each Storyline game will follow the VEKN Constructed Tournament rules for card play and deck construction. Each Storyline game will be timed to a maximum duration of 2 hours.

At least 75% (e.g. 9 out of 12) of the vampires in each player’s crypt must belong to the same clan. In this context, ‘clan’ includes all bloodlines, Panders and Imbued, but not Caitiff.

In addition to the standard list of VEKN banned cards and errata, the following changes apply:

  • The event card Recalled to the Founder is banned
  • The ally cards Mehemet of the Ahl-i-Batin, Order of Hermes Cabal, Outcast Mage, Tara, Hollow One and Thadius Zho have their printed cost reduced by 1 pool.
  • The ally cards Nephandus and Veneficti are infernal.

Players may also use any or all of the crypt and library cards provided in this pack in deck construction, with the exception of The Red Sign (see below).

The Storyline will be played in single games, with the results of each game contributing to the narrative. Each play group may play this Storyline any number of times within the allotted time frame.

Players will note that the master card The Red Sign provides an alternate victory condition to win the game.



The following pack contains the full rules sheet, printable PDFs for 48 new library cards and 8 new crypt cards, a Storyline results form and an equivalent e-mail results template.

The contents of this pack may be updated during the course of the Storyline, so please check for updates posted here at www.vekn.net

 

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Storyline Coordinator

Last Updated on Sunday, 01 March 2015 19:13
 
Storyline Rewards 2015 PDF Print E-mail

Storyline Rewards 2015

 

 

Official release: February 21, 2015

Legal for Tournament Play: March 23, 2015

Among the core concepts of Storyline events is having the players contribute to the narrative of the World of Darkness as well as to the design direction of future cards in V:TES. Over the past several years, we've had unfinished business with respect to realizing these narratives in game form. The following cards represent the participation and contributions that you, the players, have made in the Storyline events, as well as the subsequent playtesting and feedback. We are grateful to all of you, and we look forward to providing more opportunities for you to help steer the direction of V:TES!

 

As mentioned previously, we're still waiting for one piece of artwork to be delivered. As soon as the piece arrives, we'll update the Storyline Rewards .pdf file to include the card.

 

The Returned (2015)

Baba Yaga, The Iron Hag
Lord Tremere
Mithras
The Capuchin
Montano
The Dracon
Vlad Tepes

Budapest EC Storyline (2012)

Bulscu (Advanced)
New Blood

Battle Lines (2010)

Winterlich
Rise of the Fallen

Palma De Mallorca EC Storyline (2009)

Claudio Severino (Advanced)

 

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PRINTING INSTRUCTIONS

Before printing out the PDF files, make sure that Page Scaling is set to "None".

http://www.vekn.net/official-expansion-sets

 

CHECKLIST

Crypt

Clan

New Blood
Blood Brother
The Capuchin
Harbinger of Skulls
Winterlich
Kiasyd
Montano
Lasombra
Baba Yaga, the Iron Hag
Nosferatu
Claudio Severino (Advanced)
Tremere
Lord Tremere Tremere
The Dracon
Tzimisce
Vlad Tepes
Tzimisce
Bulscu (Advanced)
Ventrue
Mithras Ventrue

Library

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Rise of the Fallen
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Last Updated on Saturday, 21 February 2015 14:47
 
Storyline Diary - February 2015 PDF Print E-mail

At the beginning of the year I set myself the task of coming up with some grand, epic events for the world of Vampire: The Eternal Struggle which could be played over the course of 2015.

Looking as usual to the role-playing game for inspiration, I came across a wealth of material concerning the crossover between Vampire: The Masquerade and Mage: The Ascension.

The Mage book Blood Treachery originally published in 2000 as part of White Wolf's 'Year of Revelations' explores the fact that some mages decided that a quick path to power was to steal the accumulated magical knowledge of vampires. And after dealing with vampires they discovered that Kindred vitae contained a magical essence which could be used in their own workings. A conflict then ensues between mages and Thaumaturgists which reaches - after facing mutual, assured destruction - something of a stalemate.

The Vampire book The Red Sign originally published in 2003 as part of White Wolf's 'Time of Judgement' puts forth the idea that a magical ritual might exist which when cast would return a vampire of any age to his or her original mortal self. This ritual is sought by a number of parties - some vampires yearn for their mortality, while others hope to emasculate their enemies. Mortal mages also seek the ritual, hoping either to restore the humanity of old friends, or to rid the world of the curse of vampirism.

I have already been speaking to Ben Peal and other members of the community about potentially expanding the role of allies within the game. Some of you may recall the Werewolf-themed Ragnarok event which I created for the European Championship in 2013, which I would deem to be a successful - although limited - experiment. I figure it's time now for something a little more ambitious.

The Red Sign will be a new Storyline running from 1st March to 31st August 2015 that will explore these narrative themes within V:TES. The Storyline will include a full set of new mage allies and new library cards usable exclusively by mages. The format will also include some new vampires, and an alternate win condition for each game. The cards and full rules will be published soon.

For this event I will be collating the game results - and feedback on the cards themselves - all of which will inform the future story of the game. The six-month time frame is intended to give each play group plenty of time to plan their events and perfect their deck designs. As per the last few events, this Storyline will be played in single games, and can be played multiple times by each group.

For those of you that will be at the European Championship in Warsaw in August I hope to see - and play in - at least one Storyline game using The Red Sign over the course of that weekend.

 

Mike Nudd

Storyline Coordinator
 
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