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lonewolf May 3rd, 2019 10:15 AM

GENCON 2019 Official Events
 
[Gencon 2019


Thursday
8AM
Learn to Play Heroscape

Come learn the best miniatures game in the universe! Dragons, WWII soldiers, samurai, orcs, robots, and secret agents battle over 3D hex terrain. Everything provided. All participants will be given a Heroscape figure and card to take home. Very fun, very accessible.
10AM
Learn to Play Heroscape

Come learn the best miniatures game in the universe! Dragons, WWII soldiers, samurai, orcs, robots, and secret agents battle over 3D hex terrain. Everything provided. All participants will be given a Heroscape figure and card to take home. Very fun, very accessible.
11AM
Flex Tourney

Open to all players, 24 positions. Multi-Round tournament. New matches start as old ones finish. Come & go as you please. Players bring pre-drafted 500 point armies, 24 figure limit, Marvel is allowed. Tourney winner decided by point-weighted drawing at the end. In this event, you can switch armies between matches. You are allowed to come late, or leave for the dealer hall between matches. Prizes awarded.
4PM
4x400

Open to all players, 16 positions. 4-round Swiss style tournament. Players bring 4 pre-drafted 400 point armies, 20 figures limit, no Marvel is allowed. No figure can be used in more than 1 army. You must write your four armies down on a 3x5 card that is provided at the beginning of the tournament. Prizes awarded.
Heroes Only
Open to all players, 16 positions. 4-round Swiss style tournament. Players bring a pre-drafted 600 point army, 12 figure limit, Marvel is allowed. The army cannot include squad units. Prizes awarded.
Cluster Draft
Open to all players, 16 positions. 4-round Swiss style tournament. Players bring (3) 150 to 170 point armies, 7 figure limit, Marvel is allowed. Uniques used in one army cannot be used in another. Players draft the armies in a 1-2-1-1-1 format. Prizes awarded.
Learn to Play Heroscape
Come learn the best miniatures game in the universe! Dragons, WWII soldiers, samurai, orcs, robots, and secret agents battle over 3D hex terrain. Everything provided. All participants will be given a Heroscape figure and card to take home. Very fun, very accessible.
6PM
Learn to Play Heroscape

Come learn the best miniatures game in the universe! Dragons, WWII soldiers, samurai, orcs, robots, and secret agents battle over 3D hex terrain. Everything provided. All participants will be given a Heroscape figure and card to take home. Very fun, very accessible.
8PM
For the Wise Men Tournament

Age restriction -- over 40 years old or over. 16 positions, 4-round Swiss style tournament. Players bring 440 points armies. 20 Hex limit, no Marvel. No individual figures or squads lower than 40 points. Prizes Awarded.

Additional Information:
Choose one of the following Secrets of the Wise Men to apply to your army for the entirety of the tournament: A). Secret of the Leader: When rolling for initiative, you may add or subtract 8 from your die roll. B). Secret of the Warrior: Once per turn, after you roll attack dice for a normal attack, you may reroll ALL of your attack dice once. C). Secret of the Wizard: Once per turn on your turn, before rolling the D20, you may choose to add or subtract 2 from your die roll.
Open Play
Open to all players, play however you like. 16 positions (we will take more with generic tickets). No structure required - just come and play. Customs welcome. Prize support available if enough players sign up.



Friday
10AM
Take 2
Open to all players , 16 positions, 4-round Swiss style tournament. Players bring (2) 450 point armies, 16 figure limit, no Marvel. Dice-off winner chooses 1 of the 4 armies (theirs or their opponent's). Other player chooses from remaining 3. Prizes awarded.
Heat of the Battle:Unique
Open to all players. 16 position, 4-round Swiss style tournament. Players bring a 500 point army, 18 figure limit, no Marvel. This army may only use unique figures (squads and/or heroes), including uncommon uniques. Players take turns placing a card's worth of units, unengaged, on an empty space. Squad figures must be placed adjacent to other friendly squad figures just placed. Battle begins after all units have been placed. Prizes will be awarded.

Additional information: Players will roll the D20 to see who places their first card's worth of units. The D20 roll winner can defer, if they choose. The player who places units second will have initiative for the first round.
C3G Tournament
Open to all players. 16 positions, 4-round Swiss style tournament. Players bring a 1000 point C3G army, 18 figure limit. This event will use custom Heroscape cards from the C3G project. For more information on C3G go to Heroscapers.com Prizes awarded.
Learn to Play Heroscape
Come learn the best miniatures game in the universe! Dragons, WWII soldiers, samurai, orcs, robots, and secret agents battle over 3D hex terrain. Everything provided. All participants will be given a Heroscape figure and card to take home. Very fun, very accessible.
12PM
Learn to Play Heroscape

Come learn the best miniatures game in the universe! Dragons, WWII soldiers, samurai, orcs, robots, and secret agents battle over 3D hex terrain. Everything provided. All participants will be given a Heroscape figure and card to take home. Very fun, very accessible.
3PM
Main Event

Open to all players. 52 positions, 6-round Swiss style tournament with rounds 2, 4, & 6 played Reverse the Whip (using your opponent's army). Players bring a 410 point army, 16 figure limit, no Marvel. Top 16 players advance to finals.

Saturday
10AM
Main Event - Finals

The top 16 from day 1 of the Main Event bring the same 410 point army. 4-round single elimination tournament, with rounds 1 & 3 played Reverse the Whip (using your opponent's army). Prizes awarded.

Assassin's Creed
Open to all players, 16 positions. 4-round Swiss style tournament. Players bring a 475 point army, 16 figures limit, no Marvel. You must bring at least 3 heroes unique and / or uncommon (more is ok). You cannot have the same uncommon hero more than once. The game will be played using the following format. First place your units, second give your opponent your unique / uncommon hero cards. Finally simultaneously reveal which hero of your opponent you would like to assassinate. Check victory conditions at the end of each turn. Also if your chosen hero leaves your team (Mindshackle, Stab in the Back) for longer than the end of the turn, it is counted as a defeat. Prizes awarded.
Speed Scape 4x225
Open to all players, 16 positions. Players will play Two(2) 4-round Swiss style tournaments. Rounds are 30 minutes. Players bring 4 pre-drafted 225 point armies, 8 figure limit, no Marvel. No figure can be used in more than 1 army. You must write your 4 armies down on a provided 3x5 card at the beginning of the tournament. Prizes awarded for the winner of each tournament.
Learn to Play Heroscape
Come learn the best miniatures game in the universe! Dragons, WWII soldiers, samurai, orcs, robots, and secret agents battle over 3D hex terrain. Everything provided. All participants will be given a Heroscape figure and card to take home. Very fun, very accessible.
12PM
Learn to Play Heroscape

Come learn the best miniatures game in the universe! Dragons, WWII soldiers, samurai, orcs, robots, and secret agents battle over 3D hex terrain. Everything provided. All participants will be given a Heroscape figure and card to take home. Very fun, very accessible.
3PM
General Wars - Alliance

Open to all players, 40 positions, 5-round Swiss style tournament. Players bring 330 points or less of figures from one general and 150 points or less of figures from any one other general (NOTE: Utgar and Valkrill are considered the same general for this event). The entire army has a figure limit of 24 figures. No Marvel allowed. Prizes awarded.

Sunday
9AM
Team Up

Open to all players, 48 positions – 24 team slots (2 players per team). Each player must buy their own ticket (2 per team). 4-round Swiss style tournament. Each team will be a combined 600 point army, 24 figure limit, no Marvel. Each player must control within 4 hexes & 100 points of their teammate. Prizes awarded.

The Orange Mailman May 3rd, 2019 08:57 PM

Re: GENCON 2019 Official Events
 
Main Event. 6 Rounds.

6 Rounds.

lonewolf May 3rd, 2019 10:24 PM

Re: GENCON 2019 Official Events
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by The Orange Mailman (Post 2277869)
Main Event. 6 Rounds.

6 Rounds.

I was waiting for someone to notice!

Raider30 May 3rd, 2019 10:25 PM

Re: GENCON 2019 Official Events
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by The Orange Mailman (Post 2277869)
Main Event. 6 Rounds.

6 Rounds.

Hm, not sure if you are happy about 6 rounds or not happy about 6 rounds...

🙂

Chris Perkins May 3rd, 2019 10:32 PM

Re: GENCON 2019 Official Events
 
Oh it's a fantastic change.

Must better statistically - you can't force yourself into day 2 with all A/A+ units and a 3-2 record and it reduces the number of people who will miss the cut for day 2 with an identical record to someone who does make it on the coin toss.

(And more Heroscape)

Huge thanks to everyone who helped make the change.

OrcElfArmyOne May 4th, 2019 12:12 AM

Re: GENCON 2019 Official Events
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Chris Perkins (Post 2277894)
Oh it's a fantastic change.

Must better statistically - you can't force yourself into day 2 with all A/A+ units and a 3-2 record and it reduces the number of people who will miss the cut for day 2 with an identical record to someone who does make it on the coin toss.

(And more Heroscape)

Huge thanks to everyone who helped make the change.

Our hope is that it should completely eliminate it. We’re taking a page out of the books of other games that say “X-2s make cut”; basically you need to go 4-2 this year and you’re in.

capsocrates May 4th, 2019 01:16 AM

Re: GENCON 2019 Official Events
 
It does give players more opportunities to make it to day two with skill despite the matchup-crapshoot that is reverse-the-whip. I'm pretty sure I'm a fan.

Right now I'm looking at

Thursday
Cluster Draft
Open Play (C3V or AotP)

Friday
Take 2
Main Event

Saturday
Main Event or Speedscape

And if anyone is looking to try the new edition of the Pathfinder RPG on Thursday morning, Saturday evening, or Sunday morning, hit me up!

The Orange Mailman May 4th, 2019 09:30 AM

Re: GENCON 2019 Official Events
 
After soaking it in overnight, I'm happy about it. I like it when things are altered slightly to get people to think more. But 6 games. More scape, yes. Only down side I can think of is food. But Hendal usually comes through for us there.


I also wanted to state it for those who didn't notice without giving my opinion.


And BTW, at last year's Friday night Open Play, it was me. Nobody else. Hendal came late because he got caught up in a Clank game. I can see why GenCon wouldn't allow it.


And, I'm pretty excited about attending again this year, especially after seeing the line up. Excellent job whoever you are.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Raider30 (Post 2277893)
Quote:

Originally Posted by The Orange Mailman (Post 2277869)
Main Event. 6 Rounds.

6 Rounds.

Hm, not sure if you are happy about 6 rounds or not happy about 6 rounds...

🙂


Chris Perkins May 4th, 2019 10:07 AM

Re: GENCON 2019 Official Events
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by OrcElfArmyOne (Post 2277911)
Quote:

Originally Posted by Chris Perkins (Post 2277894)
Oh it's a fantastic change.

Must better statistically - you can't force yourself into day 2 with all A/A+ units and a 3-2 record and it reduces the number of people who will miss the cut for day 2 with an identical record to someone who does make it on the coin toss.

(And more Heroscape)

Huge thanks to everyone who helped make the change.

Our hope is that it should completely eliminate it. We’re taking a page out of the books of other games that say “X-2s make cut”; basically you need to go 4-2 this year and you’re in.

I'd love for it to completely eliminate it, but when I ran the math on it yesterday I got that 18 people would have 4-2 or better (with a full field of 52).

My Scratch Work: (sorry for the poorly formatted 'table')

----------- Round 1 -- Round 2 -- Round 3 -- Round 4 -- Round 5 -- Round 6
0 Points ____26 _____ 13 ______ 7 ________ 4 _______ 2 _______ 1
1 Point ____ 26 ______ 26 _____ 19 _______ 12 ______ 8 _______ 5
2 Points ____________ 13 _____ 19 _______ 20 ______ 16 ______ 12
3 Points _____________________ 7 _______ 12 ______ 16 ______ 16
4 Points _______________________________ 4 ______ 8 _______ 12
5 Points _______________________________________ 2 _______ 5
6 Points ________________________________________________ 1

(as a tie-breaker, i.e. when someone on 2 points has to face someone on 1 point, I always assume the higher point player will win as I view it as the slightly more likely outcome and it's easier than trying to make it split up 51/49 or whatever would be a realistic percent)

Entirely possible (and I expect true) that I messed up or am missing something, but just wanted to check given your comment about entirely eliminating the issue (I'm more curious than anything else). Or are you assuming that we'd get less than the 52 max?

But yes, regardless of the exact math I (and I would hope everyone) am a huge fan of X-2s make it, or any such similar cut-off.

Matthias Maccabeus May 4th, 2019 10:13 AM

Re: GENCON 2019 Official Events
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Chris Perkins (Post 2277958)
Quote:

Originally Posted by OrcElfArmyOne (Post 2277911)
Quote:

Originally Posted by Chris Perkins (Post 2277894)
Oh it's a fantastic change.

Must better statistically - you can't force yourself into day 2 with all A/A+ units and a 3-2 record and it reduces the number of people who will miss the cut for day 2 with an identical record to someone who does make it on the coin toss.

(And more Heroscape)

Huge thanks to everyone who helped make the change.

Our hope is that it should completely eliminate it. We’re taking a page out of the books of other games that say “X-2s make cut”; basically you need to go 4-2 this year and you’re in.

I'd love for it to completely eliminate it, but when I ran the math on it yesterday I got that 18 people would have 4-2 or better (with a full field of 52).

My Scratch Work: (sorry for the poorly formatted 'table')

----------- Round 1 -- Round 2 -- Round 3 -- Round 4 -- Round 5 -- Round 6
0 Points ____26 _____ 13 ______ 7 _______ 4 ________ 2 _______ 1
1 Point ____ 26 ______ 26 _____ 19 _______ 12 ______ 8 _______ 5
2 Points ____________ 13 _____ 19 _______ 20 ______ 16 ______ 12
3 Points _____________________ 7 _______ 12 ______ 16 _____ 16
4 Points _______________________________ 4 ______ 8 ______ 12
5 Points _______________________________________ 2 ______ 5
6 Points _______________________________________________ 1

(as a tie-breaker, i.e. when someone on 2 points has to face someone on 1 point, I always assume the higher point player will win as I view it as the slightly more likely outcome and it's easier than trying to make it split up 51/49 or whatever would be a realistic percent)

Entirely possible (and I expect true) that I messed up or am missing something, but just wanted to check given your comment about entirely eliminating the issue (I'm more curious than anything else). Or are you assuming that we'd get less than the 52 max?

But yes, regardless of the exact math I (and I would hope everyone) am a huge fan of X-2s make it, or any such similar cut-off.

It’s perfect with exactly 48.
Problem is that doesn’t always happen.

Chris Perkins May 4th, 2019 10:16 AM

Re: GENCON 2019 Official Events
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Matthias Maccabeus (Post 2277960)
Quote:

Originally Posted by Chris Perkins (Post 2277958)
Quote:

Originally Posted by OrcElfArmyOne (Post 2277911)
Quote:

Originally Posted by Chris Perkins (Post 2277894)
Oh it's a fantastic change.

Must better statistically - you can't force yourself into day 2 with all A/A+ units and a 3-2 record and it reduces the number of people who will miss the cut for day 2 with an identical record to someone who does make it on the coin toss.

(And more Heroscape)

Huge thanks to everyone who helped make the change.

Our hope is that it should completely eliminate it. We’re taking a page out of the books of other games that say “X-2s make cut”; basically you need to go 4-2 this year and you’re in.

I'd love for it to completely eliminate it, but when I ran the math on it yesterday I got that 18 people would have 4-2 or better (with a full field of 52).

My Scratch Work: (sorry for the poorly formatted 'table')

----------- Round 1 -- Round 2 -- Round 3 -- Round 4 -- Round 5 -- Round 6
0 Points ____26 _____ 13 ______ 7 _______ 4 ________ 2 _______ 1
1 Point ____ 26 ______ 26 _____ 19 _______ 12 ______ 8 _______ 5
2 Points ____________ 13 _____ 19 _______ 20 ______ 16 ______ 12
3 Points _____________________ 7 _______ 12 ______ 16 _____ 16
4 Points _______________________________ 4 ______ 8 ______ 12
5 Points _______________________________________ 2 ______ 5
6 Points _______________________________________________ 1

(as a tie-breaker, i.e. when someone on 2 points has to face someone on 1 point, I always assume the higher point player will win as I view it as the slightly more likely outcome and it's easier than trying to make it split up 51/49 or whatever would be a realistic percent)

Entirely possible (and I expect true) that I messed up or am missing something, but just wanted to check given your comment about entirely eliminating the issue (I'm more curious than anything else). Or are you assuming that we'd get less than the 52 max?

But yes, regardless of the exact math I (and I would hope everyone) am a huge fan of X-2s make it, or any such similar cut-off.

It’s perfect with exactly 48.
Problem is that doesn’t always happen.

Gotcha, thanks

Dragon Ruler May 5th, 2019 12:15 PM

Re: GENCON 2019 Official Events
 
GenCon events released -- looks like we are back at Lucas Oil


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