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Fighting Segregation in Heroscape

Posted July 19th, 2010 at 12:31 PM by kolakoski
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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...

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