New card art in First Blood!

Bonding by Ginés Quiñonero .

This is the new art for the Vampire: The Eternal Struggle card Bonding, created by Ginés Quiñonero. It will appear in both the Tremere and the Ventrue First Blood decks. The set starts shipping from the printers soon, and will appear in stores around October 1.

Check out the full contents of each deck:
First Blood: Malkavian
First Blood: Nosferatu
First Blood: Toreador
First Blood: Tremere
First Blood: Ventrue

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Card preview: Pentex Subversion

The Vampire: The Eternal Struggle 25th Anniversary set is coming up, and with that this new, changed Pentex Subversion with art by Riccardo Fabiani.

The complete content list of this product and information about the other changes can be found at the announcement page.

The official release date of 25th Anniversary is August 16 2019, which means the card changes introduced in the set will be legal for tournament play on September 15 2019.

Card preview: Grimgroth

Grimgroth by Edward Beard, Jr.

This card is illustrated with the recovered 1990´s artwork by legendary Vampire: The Eternal Struggle artist Edward Beard, Jr (Giant´s Blood, Pulled Fangs, Telepathic Misdirection, etc.) The art was originally to be used in 1995 set Dark Sovereigns.

In the World of Darkness, Grimgroth is a very powerful Tremere vampire, embraced into unlife by the clan founder himself sometime during the 11th century. He replaced the rogue Goratrix as a member of the Tremere Inner Council, responsible for Western Europe.

Grimgroth appears in the 25th Anniversary set which will be available for purchase in mid August (exact date still to be determined).

Form of Mist – Art preview and minor text change

New card art by Ginés Quiñonero, will appear in the 25th Anniversary set.

A word from Vincent Ripoll, rules director at Black Chantry Productions: With the reprint of Form of Mist, we decided to remove a complex interaction with this card and the rule that prevents a player from adding stealth when it is not needed. Most of the time, Form of Mist would work as you expect: play it as a combat ends, and continue the action with an additional +1 stealth. However, in certain weird cases, you couldn’t play Form of Mist to continue the action. For instance, if the opposing minion with a Raven Spy has blocked an action at 1 stealth and the Raven Spy is burned in combat by the time you play the Form of Mist, then the blocking minion would have 0 intercept, forbidding you from playing Form of Mist that adds stealth. Another situation would be that Stanislava is blocked by a minion with Raven Spy while performing an action at stealth: since the retainers lose their abilities in combat against her, it means that the opposing minion has 0 intercept during the combat, forbidding you from playing Form of Mist. To avoid these unintuitive situations where continuing an action with a stealth bonus does not work, we decided to add the clause “even if stealth is not yet needed” to Form of Mist. It means that you now can play Form of Mist as you expect it to work.

New card text:
pro: Strike: dodge.
PRO: Strike: combat ends. If this vampire is acting and the action was blocked, they can burn 1 blood after combat ends to continue the action at +1 stealth as if unblocked, even if stealth is not yet needed. A vampire can play only one Form of Mist at superior each action.

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