On the goals for the new set:
The design team strove to achieve several goals for the set. Among them, and not necessarily in any order of priority:
- Preserving game balance and card balance.
- Adhering to World of Darkness canon for crypt and library cards
- Creating cards which enable portions of the game which are lacking or underdeveloped. (We are not making "hosers.")
- Developing high-caliber cards which can be feasible in tournaments and fun in casual games.
On set contents:
It is no big secret that the traditional Sabbat clans lack Group 5 crypt cards, so these will comprise a large portion of the set. We hope this will provide more options for viable Sabbat G4/5 crypts and additional synergy with G5/6 Bloodlines. The new G4/5 vampires are intended to work well with those previously established in G4, and we hope that G4/5 plays to different strengths and weaknesses than G2/3.
See the full text over at the VEKN Forums.
My personal takeaway: While I am extremely happy that there is continuing fanbase support for V:tES, I will probably pass on this one since I've long ago decided that I will focus on G1/2/3 vamps.