Wednesday, June 8, 2011

VtES History: White Wolf Announces Player's Guide and Legacies of the Blood for VTES

White Wolf Announces Player's Guide and Legacies of the Blood for Vampire: The Eternal Struggle®

Atlanta, GA, March 9, 2005 -- White Wolf Publishing Inc. announces today that will release a Player's Guide for its popular Vampire: The Eternal Struggle (V:TES) collectible card game this summer, as well as a new expansion for that game entitled Legacies of the Blood this autumn.

The V:TES Player's Guide, available in August provides the ultimate V:TES reference for new and experienced players alike. It offers a comprehensive survey of deck building, as well as an array of sample decks and deck archetypes. It also includes strategy articles by two of the world's top players and a visual encyclopedia of the entire Vampire: The Eternal Struggle card catalog (over 2,000 card images).

Available in November is Legacies of the Blood, the next expansion for V:TES. It focuses on vampires of smaller clans and bloodlines, and introduces those native to sub-Saharan Africa, who first appeared in the roleplaying book Kindred of the Ebony Kingdom . Fans can choose from eight-deck starter displays, one of four individual 90-card starter decks, individual 11-card booster packs, or 36-pack booster displays -- all of which provide new minions and new strategies to bring to bear in the Eternal Struggle. Starter decks are all balanced for beginning play and feature one of the Ebony Kingdom clans, making them perfect for new players. More experienced players can look forward to the support Legacies of the Blood provides for the smaller "clans" introduced in 2001's popular Bloodlines set, including the Ahrimanes, Blood Brothers and Samedi.

The V:TES Player's Guide and Legacies of the Blood will be available in book, game, and hobby retailers, as well as online at in the latter half of 2005.
  • Vampire: The Eternal Struggle Player's Guide -- WW2699; ISBN 1-58846-648-5; MSRP $34.99; Releases August, 2005
  • Vampire: The Eternal Struggle: Legacies of the Blood Starter Display -- WW2691; ISBN 1-58846-641-8; MSRP $79.92; Releases November 1, 2005
  • Vampire: The Eternal Struggle: Legacies of the Blood Booster Display -- WW2692; ISBN 1-58846-642-6; MSRP $107.64; Releases November 1, 2005
Vampire: The Eternal Struggle is the premier collectible card game (CCG) of intrigue, strategy and horror. Designed by Richard Garfield (designer of Magic: The Gathering®) based on White Wolf's award-winning roleplaying game Vampire: The Masquerade®, the game puts players in the roles of vampiric ancients using their minions to move against each other. Vampiric society is divided into clans, each with their own special combination of preternatural powers. Political negotiations, combat and resource management are all key parts of the play experience. V:TES recently marked its tenth anniversary and was named the world's best multiplayer CCG by InQuest Gamer. Organized play occurs worldwide under the banner of White Wolf's Vampire Elder Kindred Network (VEKN). More information is available at

Since its entry into the roleplaying game market in 1991, White Wolf Publishing Inc. has grown, maintaining an average market share of 26%. With collective book sales in excess of 5.5 million copies during this time, White Wolf is one of two undisputed worldwide publishing leaders for pen-and-paper roleplaying games. White Wolf properties have been licensed for television series, comic books, action figures, console and computer video games, coin-operated arcade games, professional wrestlers, replica props and weapons, interactive media events, and a myriad of merchandise. More information on White Wolf is available at .

White Wolf, Vampire, Vampire the Eternal Struggle and Vampire the Masquerade are registered trademarks of White Wolf Publishing Inc. Legacies of the Blood, Vampire the Eternal Struggle Player's Guide, Bloodlines, Kindred of the Ebony Kingdom and Vampire Elder Kindred Network are trademarks of White Wolf Publishing Inc. All rights reserved.

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