Friday, May 15, 2009

Cardmaker Contest 2009

First of all, I start this being grateful for all who have joined this contest. I expect that it will serves to enrich the game and I hope you have spent a good experience doing it. Also, I want to apologize for my English. The schools are really bad here in Spain xD.
At the right side of the blog you have a poll where you can vote your favorite set until 15th of June.
My set doesn´t participate. If it wins (It´s impossible) the second one will gain the cardmaker award.


Here you can download all the sets:

Toreador set (Angel Castro)

Tzmisce/Inconnu (Agustín Puig)

Final Fantasy VII (Aitor Jimenez)

Fallout 3 (Adrián Anta)

True Brujah (Angel González)

EWW (Bayou)

Ashirra (The Path of Blood crew)


The first participant is Inyorel (Ángel Castro). He has done a toreador set of 30 library and 6 crypt cards. His deck for the "best deck" contest is:

Deck Name: "Toreador" Starter Deck (old lessons)
Created By: Inyorel. Ángel Castro
Description: "Toreador" Preconstructed Starter Deck from "Old lessons".

Crypt: (12 cards, Min: 12, Max 40)

2x Loan Rainer AUS 3, Toreador
2x Daniela Remus – pre cel AUS 5, Toreador
2x Marcus Petrelli - cel PRE AUS 5, Toreador
2x Mary Amell - dom PRE AUS 6, Toreador
2x Leyna - cel FOR PRE AUS 8, Toreador
2x Daphnée - tha for DOM CEL AUS PRE 10, Toreador

Library: (70 cards)

Master (8 cards):
The omen of dark sky x1
Art Gallery Toreador x1
Three knowledge x3
Weight divine x1
Old enemy x1
The dark lady x1

Action Modificador (9 cards):
The beautiful of art x3
Black rose x2
Seduction of the senses x4

Action 11 cards:
Do not believe what they say x5
Arms of Spirits x3
Eeakness x3

Combat 12
Elegance of combat x 3
Macabre vision x3
Read minds x3
High jump x3

Political 7
Praxis Bremen x1
Praxis lyon x1
Prisoners of influence x1
The art of war x4

Reaction 10
Vision of the spirits x4
Tragic vision x3
Supernatural attraction x3

Equip 12
Browing x5
Walther x3
Pandora Box x1
Medusa x1
Security camera x2

Ally 1
Art lover x1


The second one is about the old Tzimisces. Based on "Dark secrets of the black hand", Galadack (Agustín Puig) has designed some cards about them and his origins. Look that they can´t play cards that require Vicissitude. Also, the set has some cards from the Inconnu sect and some powerful Spanish vampires. 55 Cards belongs to this set.

2x Alexei Pavel Cerveni. Aus, ani, DOM 5 bishop
Caleb Aus, ani. 3
2x Conrad Karamazov ANI, AUS, DOM, FOR. 9 Black hand Seraph
Giuliani Romanescu ani, aus, dom. 4
Mircea Raskolnikov ani, AUS, DOM. 6
2x Santiago Vidal AUS, ANI, DOM. 7 Archbishop of Valencia
Zarek Dzardescu ani, aus. 4
Zorana Cunescu aus, for, ANI. 5 bishop
Oppenheimer for, obe, DOM, AUS, ANI. 7 Inconnu

Master (11)
6 Blood doll
1 Brainwash
1 The Barrens
2 Wake the infection
1 Elder library

Reaction (31)
5 On the qui vive
3 Forced Awakening
2 Wake with evening´s freshness
8 Thelephatic misdirection
4 Deflection
3 Enhanced senses
3 Spirit´s touch
3 Precognition

Action (13)
6 Govern the unaligned
4 koldunic spirit
3 Invoke the soul parasite

Action Modifier (12)
4 Bonding
5 Seduction
3 The legacy of the seven wizards

Event (1)
1 The rebirth of Kupala

Combat (18)
2 Superior Mettle
2 Rolling with the punches
7 Carrions crowds
7 Aid from bats

Ally (4)
4 Koldunic guardian


The third participant is Etrius (Aitor Jimenez). He has done 166 cards... I´ll repeat one more time: 166 cards, about the world of "Final Fantasy VII". Thinking about you, he translates his rullings and I´ll put it here for you.


Name: Aitor Jiménez Zalabarria
City: Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain)
Description: Free Thematic set about Final Fantasy VII
Thanks to: Claudio Soulie, maker of 4 of the clan templates I used (the fifth one is the Caitiff template). Google images and several webs about FF VII, I took most of the pictures from these. Square, for creating one of the best RPG ever.

Special Rules:

1) I haven’t played any sequel/prequel of the game, no Dirge of Cerberus, Crisis Core, anything... So I hope you will understand it if there is any (probable) background mistake in any of the cards.

2) The Cardmaker doesn’t allow to use any non-official clan symbol, so please use these equivalences:

Lasombra clan symbol = Shinra
Brujah = Avalanche
!Salubri = Sephiroth

3) You may realize that the word ‘vampire’ is not used in the text of these cards. I tried to avoid it, because it didn’t seem very appropriate, but for ruling purposes, all crypt cards in this set are vampires. In case you have any question with the meaning of a card text, just use the logic and the rulebook, e.g. a minion with capacity, can only be a vampire; an effect that sends a minion to torpor, will only send vampires to torpor (allies going into torpor are burned, as the rulebook says)...

+ DESCRIPTIONS about clans, sects, traits:

* Shinra: Both a clan and a sect. Their skills are: DOM FOR PRE.

* Avalanche: Both a clan and a sect. CEL FOR POT.

* WEAPON: Both a clan and a sect. “WEAPON” counts as a circle for Sanguinus purposes. FOR POT SAN THA VIS.

* Sephiroth: A vampire with no sect, from a clan with no name. Most of the cards of this clan can be used only by Sephiroth, so I didn’t worry in looking for a proper name for the clan. This clan other vampires have the ‘Sephiroth Slave’ rule, it works just as the slave rule, but it depends on a minion (Sephiroth), not a clan. AUS PRE POT.

* Caitiff: Other minor characters.

* SOLDIER: Trait, just as Black Hand, e.g. They are by default Shinra members, but not always. VAL.

* Ancient: Trait. Doesn’t depend on a sect.

* Turk: Trait. Shinra dependence. Turks don’t use the same skills as Shinra. AUS CEL OBF.

* Monster: A kind of ally. A vampire burning a monster in combat gains 1 blood form the blood bank. This concept is different than the imbued concept of ‘monster’.


I based on how the imbued convictions work to create the materia rulings, so I made them very similar, with just a few differences. First of all, there are some characters who can use materia (either allies or vampires), and other who can’t:

* Who can use Materias:
Avalanche members
Shinra members
Any Caitiff from this set.
Sephiroth y his slaves.

* Who can’t use Materias:
The rest, including WEAPONs and monsters,

The minions that can use materia (and only them) follow these rules:

- When a minion enters play with, he or she may gain 1 non-unique materia card from your library, hand or ash heap.

- During your untap phase, you may play from your hand or ash heap 1 non-unique materia card on each of your minion.

- There is no limit to the amount of materia cards a minion can have or spend.

- In addition to their own effects (if any), materia cards may be spent (burned) to pay the costs which some cards require. I refer to that cost in some card texts as ‘materia cost’. An important ruling is that the materia cost to play cards marked as ‘Magic’ or any effect they have, you can only spend Green Materia; for cards marked as ‘Command’ you may only spend Yellow Materia; and finally, for cards marked as ‘Summoning’ you may only spend Red Materia.

- Only minions that can use materia, can play or use cards marked as ‘Magic’, ‘Command’ or ‘Summoning’, although some of them have no materia cost.

- A minion may get a power as a +1 stealth action, like imbued powers. The minion untaps if the action is successful. A minion may not have two copies of the same power. Some effects or powers are "always on". Others have a card type icon (action, combat, etc.) indicating when and how the effect can be used. To use one of those effects, you must tap the power card (and pay whatever cost the effect requires). Standard rules for using such effects apply (e.g., a reacting minion must be ready and untapped). "Always on" effects are still on while the power card is tapped. (Yep, I copy-pasted this from the NoR rules).

- A Methuselah may only play one ‘Summoning’ each turn.

- Although they use the same format (template, symbol) and similar rules to the imbued convictions, materia cards are not conviction cards.


Some of the cards of this set can put or burn poison counters. A minion with one or more poison counters takes 1 unpreventable damage during his or her controller’s untap phase. A minion with poison counters may burn one of them as a +1 stealth undirected action that costs one blood or life. Logically, any minion who has any ability to put poison counters is immune to them, this only applies if that minion has an inherent ability to put poison counters, not if that minion needs to use any other card or effect to put poison counters.


Manituan (Adrián Anta)
I´ve made a little Fallout 3 set with 15 cards. I would make more but I couldn´t.


Gerion (Angel González), has created some true Brujah cards.


Bayou has created a set based in p.72 of the Vampire the Masquerade book 'Children of the Night' and he has done an introduction in english:


There is a dark place where the lords of the night confront their minions in battle, a bloody pit where demons enjoy the frenzy of the fight... the 'Extreme Wrestling Warfare', 'EWW', a dark independent promotion of extreme pro wrestling, a violent show with the best hardcore fighters in the world, hulking heavyweight monsters, aero suicidal luchadores and lustful divas fighting in extreme rings, all in Pay Per View!!


Crypt (16):

Mark Hix Brujah
El Diablo Verde Nosferatu
El Diablo Verde Adv Nosferatu
Farouk Skorpio Mustafa Assamite
Sucka T. Assamite
Cobra Ray Follower of Set
Jelly Follower of Set
Alyssa Vice Ahrimane
Fred Martins Brujah Antitribu
Mr. Alan Welfner, General Manager Gangrel Antitribu
Michelle Dark Lasombra
Sileny Bacsovics , EWW CEO Lasombra
Cerbero Malkavian Antitribu
Hellxagon Nosferatu Antitribu
Nyxxx Toreador Antitribu
Nyxxx Adv Toreador Antitribu

Library (29):

EWW Gates of Hell Event
EWW Grapplemania Event
Extreme Rules: Buried Alive
Extreme Rules: Twilight TLC
Mask vs Mask Monomancy
German Suplex
Flying Kick
Super Kick
Tag Mafia Kick
Shooting Star Press
Hidden chair
Surprise Attack
EWW Champion Belt
Los Hijos del Diablo
Huitzil Colibri
Diamond Duncan Dunsirn
EWW Stadium
Pentex Corp Training Camp
New Vampiric Order Invasion
Banned Move
Wellness Policy


The "Path of Blood" crew:
(Lech Jablonski - Cracow, Poland
Tom Duncan
Blooded Sand
John Eno - Portsmouth, NH, USA) have designed a lot of new cards. All of them belong to the Ashirra´s sect. It has an alternative folder who contains unused versions of vampires.

The road to heaven is paved in blood in many cultures. This is no different for vampiric society. However, for Cainites the road can be self destructive. True Faith is a powerful thing and for many Cainites a painful reminder of their dark origins. But many of the modern age have forsaken religion. Then there are the Ashirra, Cainites who have embraced their Faith. They are paragons of the community, Priests, Imams, and Rabbi alike. Even every day citizens who are faithful and benevolent. No where is this more evident than in the Holy Lands of the middle east. The Ashirra have only now re emerged as a force in the Eternal Struggle as they combat the Sabbat who have taken inroads into the lands of the east. They do have allies in the Laibon, but much like them, they prefer to stick to their respective domains. Perhaps the clans of the Camarilla who have blood ties to many of the Ashirra. Brujah of Ancient Carthage, Toreador from Istanbul, even Nosferatu and Gangrel count themselves as members of this brotherhood. Can the Ashirra survive? We shall see.


Nothing else. One of this participants will have his own storyline. Good hunt and Good luck.

NOTE: If you see any mistakes or if you have any sugestions, please contact me.


  1. My set is based in p.72 of the Vampire the Masquerade book 'Children of the Night' not in WWE. (WWE sucks)