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Fighting Segregation in Heroscape

Posted July 19th, 2010 at 12:31 PM by kolakoski
Updated July 19th, 2010 at 01:12 PM by kolakoski
Well met!

Looking over the events/maps for GenCon, it is apparent that they are intentionally designed to segregate the old-style, squad dominated format from the new, hero-centric one. I had hoped to see some integration of the two, with, for instance, some maps containing Power Glyphs, some with Treasure Glyphs, even some with none, in the same event. This would work best with a pool format (for example, 1,000 point pool from which 500 points are chosen for each game), but, as that hasn't (to my knowledge) ever been used at GenCon in the championship, I had no expectations of that happening. I had previously advocated the inclusion of modified or newly created hybrid maps containing both Power and Treasure Glyphs in tournaments, but was pretty sure going in that that was a Forlorn Hope, as it would require a radical mind-shift on the part of the establishment that was not in evidence.

What I didn't expect was the overt discrimination (and pandering to the anti-D&D crowd) inherent in designating events as Power Glyph Events versus Treasure Glyph Events. It makes me wonder if the organizers have arranged separate bathroom facilities for them too. Although there is already a deluge of petitions/organizations for and against a plethora of things 'scape (including mine against petitioning itself), I am enough at this latest turn of events to create a new one:

The National Association for the Advancement of Glyph Integration in Heroscape (NAAGIH)

I invite you all to join me in this enlightened endeavor, and to suggest ways in which we can achieve our noble goal.
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Personally, I enjoyed the game with just power glyphs, and that means I'll keep playing that way. The Gencon Main Event also symbolizes what is standard among Heroscape players, and provides them a place to prove themselves in that mode. If treasure glyphs become more standardly accepted in tournaments, I think only then will the Gencon Main Event rules change to reflect that.
Posted July 19th, 2010 at 08:02 PM by arp12 arp12 is offline
 
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