Wednesday, March 2, 2011

VtES History: The Sabbat Scheduled For Fall Release

The Sabbat(TM) Scheduled For Fall Release -- First stand-alone expansion for Vampire: The Eternal Struggle(TM)

August 20, 1996 (Seattle, Wash.) -- This October the ancient war against the Camarilla reignites when Wizards of the Coast, Inc. releases The Sabbat, the first stand-alone expansion for Vampire: The Eternal Struggle. The expansion adds an exciting new dimension to the core game as players will be able to create Sabbat decks to challenge Camarilla or enhance their existing Vampire decks with Sabbat cards.

The expansion, which introduces two new vampire clans, the Lasombra(TM) and Tzimisce(TM), will also feature new rules for voting and combat between Camarilla and Sabbat vampires.

"The inclusion of more clans and Disciplines in Vampire: The Eternal Struggle expansions allows players to develop brand new strategies in deck construction and play," said Matt Burke, Product Manager. "The goal is to add several dimensions to the gaming experience with each new set of cards Wizards of the Coast releases."

The Sabbat is a malicious sect of vampires who have rejected the ancient laws of the undead waging a war of blood and shadows against their enemies, the Kindred of the Camarilla(TM). They revel in being creatures of the night and hold great contempt for humanity, believing mortals to be nothing more than cattle. Whereas the Camarilla rule their own with a genteel facade, the Sabbat rule with an iron fist, relying upon fear and violence.

Over 400 cards make up the expansion that will come packaged in a 28-card booster format each with a rules addition booklet and retail for $3.95.

Cards will feature illustrations from some of the leading artists in the industry, including John Bolton, Tim Bradstreet, Mike Dringenberg and Rick Berry.

Wizards of the Coast(R) created a whole new category of games when it released the first trading card game, Magic: The Gathering(R), in 1993. To date, more than 2 billion cards have sold worldwide. The game is currently available in eight languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Italian, Japanese and Chinese. Late in 1996, Wizards of the Coast will release a Korean version of Magic. Wizards of the Coast is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, with other offices in Glasgow, Scotland; Antwerp, Belgium; and Paris, France. For more information on Wizards of the Coast, visit the company's website at .

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Joscha said...

28 cards, wow. Wasn't that a cool expansion?

Dr.Mafrune said...

Indeed it was !!! At that moment it was absolutely amazing.I loved sabbat crypts brilliant colors and precious pictures ( particulary Tremere, Malkavian and Toreador antitribu). Decapitate,disarm, warghouls, entombment, my enemy´s ... so many cool cards.