Tuesday, 18 August 2015

New Player Guide / Cheatsheet

Have had a couple of new players join and one of the things they struggled with the most was turn and combat sequencing. Including things like when to play an action vs an action modifier or even a reaction card.

So I put together a cheat sheet / new player guide which is clear and doesn't contain too much noise. It's not meant to be a replacement for the rules, but it should be enough for a new player to get up to speed with the core mechanics of the game and when to do what.

Has been picked up by the VEKN now and is also available here.

High quality A3 PDF: https://db.tt/x8Sp5wdV (11MB — recommended)

High quality A4 PDF: https://db.tt/eToTCTHk (11MB — two sheets)

150 DPI Images:

A3: https://db.tt/jxPGZCMh

A4: https://db.tt/2GtdDHAz and https://db.tt/Tx1dDhdj

This is open for discussion over at the VEKN forums here.

Friday, 14 August 2015

Up and running in New Zealand

Have been back in New Zealand for over a year now and have well and truly settled back in. That's lead to more time for VTES and our local player group has slowly been increasing in numbers — as part of that, it's time to revive this blog...

www.vtes.co.nz has also been  registered which currently routes to the Auckland player group page. Nor quite sure what to do with it longer term, but believe it will come in handy in terms of local player support.

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Tournament Report — New Blood Old Blood

We had a great tournament in London over the weekend. 14 Players, 3 rounds and a final — it was a great day with new and old faces. Below is a report written by Boris who had a storming day...

Saturday, 25 May 2013

VTES Tournament Report — English ECQ 2013

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a tournament report, partly because the results have been somewhat demoralising but also because time has been tight. Given a rare positive result tournament wise, I thought it worth posting.

This time round I decided to not change decks at the last minute and play one of the decks I've been playing and honing for some time — with a few tweaks for blood management and combat defense. It’s a fast Setite deck, that typically grabs it’s first VP quickly and then settles down to work through the second and hopefully third.

Thursday, 23 May 2013

VTES Tournament London — June / July

We're planing another tournament in London for end of June / July and in order to try and pick a date that works for the most people have put up this poll: 

V:TES London Possible Tournament Dates

Take a look, if you think for can attend please select the date you can do so. Poll closes end of the weekend... Thanks.

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Counting cards? — No thank you.

So call me lazy, call me un-disciplined — but after playing and designing decks on Lackey, I'd find that when building them in real life I'd get card creep and end up with more than 60 cards. I also got tired of counting the cards each time I made changes to physical decks, so I thought I'd try find a solution.

I came up with the below PDFs:

Essentially each A4 sheet holds 30 cards (60 cards on the A3 version) and as you add cards to the deck you lay them on the sheet by priority or card type — simples. It may seems pedantic but I tried it last night when prepping for the Danish ECQ and it worked really well — it seemed to provide a better feel for the deck.

You can download the PDF's here:

     A4 (30 Cards) or A3 (60 Cards)

Let me know if you find them useful...

Saturday, 23 March 2013

English ECQ — May 18th

English Continental Qualifer or The ECQ 

Saturday 18th May 2013
‘Beer & Pretzels 2013’
Burton-on-Trent Town Hall

Website for event
Beer & limited food available at the venue

View on Anarch Free Press

Friday, 8 March 2013

V:TES Tournament 13th April — Burton

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

London League — End of first League

It's been a while since my last post, life outside of VTES has been busy — so asides from playing time's been limited.

So the results are in for the first London League and it turned out fairly close with only 2 game wins in it. Norbert took the runner up position with 117 league points and I pipped the top spot with 135 league points. Special mention goes to Boris with the highest GW ratio of 35% — very impressive and largely due to his deliciously filthy presence bleed deck.

Not sure about the next league and how we will work it, but this weekend there's a tournament at our local haunt The Jugged Hare from 12PM come and join us!

Final Standings: