Renegade Game Studios has announced their plans for Organized Play for Vampire: The Masquerade Rivals Expandable Card Game. The publisher is kicking things off with a pre-release league taking place on Tabletopia.
There will be numerous ways to play:
- Casual Kits – For store-level and at-home organized play, be it game nights, small tournaments, or weekly leagues. These kits will closely resemble the OP Kit included in many of your Kickstarter pledges, with a variety of alt-art cards and playmats. We are excited to share with you the first of these kits featuring a new promo vampire, Freddy Usher!
- Premium Kits or Store Championships – Community-level kits slated to begin in late 2021 or early 2022. Will include a wider variety of prizes, including things like acrylic tokens, deckboxes, or other swag that will improve your play experience and show off your fearsome reputation to future opponents! Intended for a larger tournament at a local game store or club.
- Prince of the City events – Once large events are able to safely resume, we intend to introduce our top-level competitive event, the Prince of the City. Frequently held at large gaming conventions, these will be large, highly-competitive tournaments with very attractive prizes on the line. Fight your way to the top and be crowned Prince of the City, and you’ll have the opportunity to be immortalized in the game as a unique vampire in a future product. A Prince of the City event will also include a variety of side events to ensure that no matter your performance in the main tournament, you have a way to spend more time with the Vamily and enjoy playing Vampire.
The Vampire: The Masquerade Rivals organized play will be broken into seasons. It all starts with Season 1: San Francisco. Season 1 will include Prince of the City Indianapolis (GenCon), and Prince of the City Philadelphia (PAXU), assuming that those events happen that allows such a tournament. There will also be four casual play kits and one community-level premium kit.
2021 plans may change due to the current pandemic.
There will also be a Season 0: Pre-Release. Running through February 22nd, the season will take place on Tabletopia and is free to participate in. You can sign up to take part. Pairings will be posted each Tuesday on the Vampire Rivals community Discord starting February 23rd.
The league will consist of 5 rounds of swiss pairings and those that go undefeated will receive a prize, while players with one loss will also receive a different prize. Players who play every round will receive a special badfe on the Vampire Community forums and get a special Role on the Discord.
Ricals supports up to 4 players but this league will be 1 versus 1 to simplify setting up the games.
In addition to the Season 0 League, Kickstarter backers will receive a special Season 0 OP kit with the new vampire Smoke. Players can use this kit to run a small event in their local groups and stores if it’s safe to do so.
You can find more details at the Renegade Game Studios website.