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Jason Carl

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Jun 22, 1998, 3:00:00 AM6/22/98
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The Return of
_Netrunner_ and _Vampire: The Eternal Struggle_
DCI-Sanctioned Tournaments

Calling all Runners and Methuselahs! The DCI(TM) players' organization, in
collaboration with the Top Runners' Conference and Vampire: Elder Kindred
Network, now offers sanctioned _Netrunner(R)_ and _Vampire: The Eternal
Struggle(TM)_ tournaments and tournament support. We are proud and excited
to work with these two outstanding player organizations to bring you the
best in competitive organized play.

The DCI will sanction Netrunner and Vampire: The Eternal Struggle
tournaments using the same quick, easy procedures already established for
_Magic: The Gathering(R)_, _BattleTech(R)_, and _ARC System(TM)_
tournaments. Tournament organizers need only note their preference on
their DCI sanctioning applications (please contact the DCI if you need
these forms).

We know that sanctioned tournaments require official rules support. We are
working with these two dedicated player organizations to coordinate
tournament rules, banned and restricted card lists (if necessary), and
card rulings. *The DCI recognizes the following as the official rules
authorities for their respective games*:

Netrunner:
Skip Pickle (Top Runners' Conference)
<wspi...@aol.com>
TRC Web page: <www.cyberjunkie.com/trc>

V:TES:
L. Scott Johnson (Vampire: Elder Kindred Network)
<vte...@wizards.com>
V:EKN Web page: <madness...@hexagon.net>

These individuals will act as the officials "rules team" for their
respective games henceforth!

Questions? Comments? Please contact the DCI--we will be happy to assist you!

Phone: (425) 204-8032
Email: <d...@wizards.com>
Web: <www.wizards.com/DCI>

Sincerely yours,

Jason Carl
DCI Policy Director
Wizards of the Coast
P.O. Box 707
Renton, WA 98057-0707
(425) 204-7301
vin...@wizards.com

WIZARDS OF THE COAST, _Magic: The Gathering_, _ARC System_, and DCI are
trademarks of Wizards of the Coast, Inc. _BattleTech_ is a registered
trademark of FASA Corporation. The _BattleTech_ universe is protected by
copyrights owned by FASA Corporation and used under license. _Netrunner_
is a trademark of R. Talsorian Games and is used under license. _Vampire:
The Eternal Struggle_ is a trademark of Wizards of the Coast, Inc., and
White Wolf Game Studio. (C)1998 Wizards of the Coast, Inc.

Robert Goudie

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Jun 22, 1998, 3:00:00 AM6/22/98
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Jason Carl wrote:

> V:TES:
> L. Scott Johnson (Vampire: Elder Kindred Network)
> <vte...@wizards.com>
> V:EKN Web page: <madness...@hexagon.net>

The V:EKN Web page is actually at http://madnessnetwork.hexagon.net

--
Robert Goudie, Chairman rrgo...@earthlink.net
Vampire: Elder Kindred Network http://madnessnetwork.hexagon.net
_________________________________________________________________
The Official Vampire: the Eternal Struggle Players' Organization

Legbiter

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Jun 23, 1998, 3:00:00 AM6/23/98
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EXCELLENT!!!! All hail to King Scott!!!!!

Sor...@my-dejanews.com

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Jun 23, 1998, 3:00:00 AM6/23/98
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> Calling all Runners and Methuselahs! The DCI(TM) players' organization, in
> collaboration with the Top Runners' Conference and Vampire: Elder Kindred
> Network, now offers sanctioned _Netrunner(R)_ and _Vampire: The Eternal
> Struggle(TM)_ tournaments and tournament support.

Ok, so what does this mean *exactly*?
Before, we enjoyed support from WotC in that they sent out prize packages
to the tournament coordinators. With V:EKN, there was an implementation
of player rating tracking. Is this something new? Or is it that because
it's DCI, it has some greater measure of officiality?

Sorrow
-Prince of New Orleans

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Robert Goudie

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Jun 23, 1998, 3:00:00 AM6/23/98
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R. David Zopf wrote:

> Sor...@my-dejanews.com wrote:
>
> >> Calling all Runners and Methuselahs! The DCI(TM) players' organization, in
> >> collaboration with the Top Runners' Conference and Vampire: Elder Kindred
> >> Network, now offers sanctioned _Netrunner(R)_ and _Vampire: The Eternal
> >> Struggle(TM)_ tournaments and tournament support.
>
> >Ok, so what does this mean *exactly*?
> >Before, we enjoyed support from WotC in that they sent out prize packages
> >to the tournament coordinators. With V:EKN, there was an implementation
> >of player rating tracking. Is this something new? Or is it that because
> >it's DCI, it has some greater measure of officiality?
>

The DCI was providing prize support for tournaments sanctioned by V:EKN. The DCI
is now actually undertaking the entire sanctioning process. A rating system
(hopefully very very close to the existing system) is also going to be
implemented. The existing ratings should be able to be transfered over as well.

All VTES sanctioning requests should be sent to Linda Roberts at
lin...@wizards.com

> I suspect that it is just the corporate "machine" finally catching up
> with itself, and announcing what happened months ago. (Note, this was
> cross-posted to a plethora of rec.games.trading-cards.* groups...)
> Any other industry, and the co. would sink like a stone for taking so
> long in informing the general public. (head shaking) I'm in the wrong
> business...
>

This is an actual change in policy. Honestly I think the discussions on VTES-L
and the many letters written directly to WotC executives made an impact.

> If anything, this does seem to give LSJ a bit more authority over
> rules decisions (he's now considered "the rules team").

Finally!

R. David Zopf

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Jun 24, 1998, 3:00:00 AM6/24/98
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Sor...@my-dejanews.com wrote:


>> Calling all Runners and Methuselahs! The DCI(TM) players' organization, in
>> collaboration with the Top Runners' Conference and Vampire: Elder Kindred
>> Network, now offers sanctioned _Netrunner(R)_ and _Vampire: The Eternal
>> Struggle(TM)_ tournaments and tournament support.

>Ok, so what does this mean *exactly*?
>Before, we enjoyed support from WotC in that they sent out prize packages
>to the tournament coordinators. With V:EKN, there was an implementation
>of player rating tracking. Is this something new? Or is it that because
>it's DCI, it has some greater measure of officiality?

>Sorrow
>-Prince of New Orleans

I suspect that it is just the corporate "machine" finally catching up


with itself, and announcing what happened months ago. (Note, this was
cross-posted to a plethora of rec.games.trading-cards.* groups...)
Any other industry, and the co. would sink like a stone for taking so
long in informing the general public. (head shaking) I'm in the wrong
business...

If anything, this does seem to give LSJ a bit more authority over


rules decisions (he's now considered "the rules team").

Regards,
R. David Zopf
guenh...@mindspring.com
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Joe Hudson

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Jun 24, 1998, 3:00:00 AM6/24/98
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> V:TES:
> L. Scott Johnson (Vampire: Elder Kindred Network)
> <vte...@wizards.com>
> V:EKN Web page: <madness...@hexagon.net>

Congratulations Scott! It's about time!

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