- National Coordinator of Australia
Year of birth: 1975
Occupation: Self employed IT Consultant. Also self employed VTES card trader on Ebay.
Other games played: BSG board game, multi other board games. No other CCGs.
Number of cards owned: 200,000 or more - difficult to say as I sell a lot.
Number of decks ready to play: Approx 50 at any one time.
Play in: I assume this is venue? I host regular Friday night games at my place, and sometimes other days for special occasions. We also play at a store sometimes - we did have a regular, weekly store but that changed a few months ago.
Q1: How (and when) did you begin your career as a VTES-player? Who introduced you to the game? Where did you play originally?
A1: I started playing in 1996. Some flatmates in a share house introduced me -Matt Meier specifically. We used to play in the house. DS was out and AH came out after I started playing. I played on and off for years, but didn't discover there were tournaments or storyline events until 2006. I joined the local group and tournament scene then.
Q2: Which of the Sets and Expansions to VTES is your favorite, and why is it your top choice?
A2: KoT most likely. The vamps are good and a lot of the new cards in that set are pretty awesome.
Q3: What is your favorite deck to play, and why?
A3: Either my Carna toolbox or my Tremere with Celerity Trophy deck. The former because I love toolbox decks the most, and the latter because when it works, it works well.
Q4: If you could add something to the game, what would it be?
A4: More allies. I love allies and ally decks, even if a lot of them aren't so great.
Q5: What do you do to help promote the game / why are you in this list of people?
A5: Here in Australia we suffer from massive distances between our major cities and there aren't a lot of groups who play officially. I travel to every major tournament that I can and try to get other people to travel as well. Its about trying to keep the Australian VTES community alive and in contact. Through my position as the only VTES card single seller in Australia, I also try to get the smaller, social groups connected to the larger groups in their areas, and possibly get them involved in tournaments and storyline events.
Q6: What is your favorite deck style for casual play / tournament play?
A6: Casual - ally decks .Tournament - toolbox decks (leaning towards Combat Wall more than anything)
Q7: Is there a difference between your casual play and tournament play?
A7: Yeah, I care less in casual play about whether I win or not. In tournament play I'm there trying to win or maximize my VPs. Regardless of whether its casual or tournament play, I have never broken a deal in VTES.