Nickname: Acbishop Year of Birth: 1977 Occupation: Project Manager Other Games Played: Magic longtime ago, and whatever I could play with friends. Number of Cards owned: lots Number of Decks ready to play: around 40 decks Play in: Paris, France
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: Before living in Paris I lived in a very small Spanish city named Ciudad Real. I played Magic at that time but I played some RPGs with friends. One of them showed me the game. At the beginning I played for changing my mind from Magic competition because we were only 4-8 players. In 2005 I moved to Paris and I decided to get rid of Magic and bring with me two decks of vampire. At the moment I managed to learn how to speak French I started playing VTES with local players improving my game and my French, from that moment I started enjoying the game with tournaments with more than 25 people.
Q2: Which of the Sets and Expansions to VTES is your favorite, and why is it your top choice? A2: The Final Nights, because my first starter deck was the Follower of Seth from that expansion. I also love Bloodlines because all the possibilities and clans it introduced to the game.
Q3: What is your favorite deck to play, and why? A3: I don’t have one favorite deck to play. I really enjoy playing several decks. Lately it was really fun for me to play one deck with Lucian the Perfect bleeding for 10 or more, also my last tournament win was with a Theo-Beast deck managing to torporise 41 vampires during the tournament. I really loved that :)
Q4: If you could add something to the game, what would it be? A4: VTES being published again and also more girls playing VTES :)
Q5: What do you do to help promote the game? A5: Every year I organize tournaments in Paris and sometimes even in Spain. Among the events I - and others - organized: the first Eurodraft 2008 and the European Championship 2010, both held in Paris. I also offer myself for travelling and judging major tournaments like last Continental Qualifier in the North Area of Spain.
Q6: What is your favorite deck style for casual play / tournament play? A6: I build all my decks thinking that they should be able to get a GW in a tournament. Most of the times I like decks capable to make themselves invisible for the other players; like that I will try to get the GW in the last 30 minutes of the game.
Q7: Is there a difference between your casual play and tournament play? A7: No, I play the same way casual and tournament games.