White Wolf Publishing has announced its collaboration with CCG Workshop LLC, to bring Vampire: The Eternal Struggle collectible card game to online play. This will not be another MMORPG (massively multiple online role-playing game) with subscription fees and massive time commitments required. White Wolf plans to host the Online VTES on a dedicated server that fans will be able to access through the White Wolf or CCG Workshop Websites. Normal pick-up games as well as organized online tournaments are all planned, with White Wolf providing real world prize support for the tournaments.
Vampire: The Eternal Struggle, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, was designed by Richard Garfield, the creator of Magic the Gathering. With a player community that literally spans the globe, the online VTES site should spur renewed interest in this classic CCG in which players pit clans of vampires against each other in a mix of intrigue and action. This November, White Wolf is releasing two special 100-card Tenth Anniversary Packs for Vampire: The Eternal Struggle. The Tenth Anniversary Packs come complete with exclusive carrying tins, which should make them excellent holiday gift items.