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WarBanner April 29th, 2018 10:11 PM

Islandscape XII, 7/22/18. Save the Date!
 
Islandscape continues, with its twelfth straight year of competition!


SAVE THE DATE
Sunday, July 22nd 12pm - 6pm
at
Legendary Realms

294 E Montauk Hwy, Lindenhurst, NY 11757
(Just a mile from the Lindenhurst train station)

Set up from 11:30 - 12:30, first round will start by 1pm.
5 rounds, Swiss style, with the top 2 at the end of the 4th round playing for the championship.

Battle of the (up to) Five Armies
  • Players may bring up to five unique armies. Non-unique units may be duplicated within armies, but no unit may be used in more than a single army.
  • Point limit for the first army is 500. If you bring a second army, its point limit is 525. Point limit for your third army is 550, for the fourth army 575, and for the fifth army, 600.
  • All armies must be played in increasing size order. If you bring fewer than five armies, your largest army will be the one you continue play in all later rounds.
  • Starting zone hex limit is 18 spaces for all armies.
  • Please bring a pre-printed list of all armies, to save time and my (little remaining) sanity. Alternatively, send me your list via PM or email me: warbanner at gmail.
  • Cost is free, but we do request you bring a prize for the prize table, and show some love for our host, Legendary Realms.
Important Note
I will be bringing *at least* one extra set of five armies, in case anyone does not have the werewithal to build a full set. I will happily offer anyone without armies to use that, or even to use the set of five I plan to use myself, if they wish. I can also pretty well guarantee that if you need a unit, ask, and someone who is coming will bring it. Proxies are also allowed, if necessary.

6/16 update: Trophies are in, and they look good. Also, I got some Varkaanians for the prize table.

6/27 update: Ruling on maps and glyphs:
We will only use maps from this year's GenCon map list. Those maps are listed below. Only 2 of these maps (Ticalla Sunrise and Common Ground) come with glyphs, so we will use the listed glyphs on those maps. They will be placed face down, randomly, but players will be aware in advance what the 2 glyphs are.
Burial Marsh
Common Ground
Draugur
Fulcrum
Highways & Dieways
Quasatch Playground
Remains of Clionesia
Stygian Rift
Ticalla Sunrise


Attendees:
  1. Warbanner
  2. Chas
  3. Sir Dendrik
  4. DoomCarrot
  5. Kolakoski
  6. Taeblewalker
  7. IshMEL
  8. Son of IshMEL
Maybe:
Nicholas
Houndsrule
DragonRuler
ManatArms
MathJedi
JohnGee

Unable to attend:
Sherman Davies
OrcElfArmyOne
Grishnakh
Son of Grishnakh
Rich10
Jet

Sherman Davies May 1st, 2018 11:53 AM

Re: Islandscape XII, 7/22/18. Save the Date!
 
Looking forward to it as always!

Sherman Davies May 5th, 2018 10:31 PM

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Tagging:
@chas , @kolakoski , @Taeblewalker , @IshMEL , @Grishnakh , @mogrebla , @Sir Dendrik , @acefrehley , @Ace Histoli , @OrcElfArmyOne , @houndsrule , @superfrog , @Man_At_Arms , @Jet , The_X_Marker, @Johngee , @DoomCarrot , @Dad_Scaper , @Rich10

Sherman Davies May 5th, 2018 10:32 PM

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Tagging:
@chas , @kolakoski , @Taeblewalker , @IshMEL , @Grishnakh , @mogrebla , @Sir Dendrik , @acefrehley , @Ace Histoli , @OrcElfArmyOne , @houndsrule , @superfrog , @Man_At_Arms , @Jet , @The_X_Marker , @Johngee , @DoomCarrot , @Dad_Scaper , @Rich10

OEAO May 5th, 2018 10:39 PM

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Can't commit to it yet, but you can put myself, DragonRuler, and houndsrule on the maybe list. Hope we can make it down again to what is always a great event!

Jet May 5th, 2018 10:44 PM

Re: Islandscape XII, 7/22/18. Save the Date!
 
I'm also a maybe! I won't know until later. But I'm definitely interested!

chas May 6th, 2018 05:47 AM

Re: Islandscape XII, 7/22/18. Save the Date!
 
Hooray for Islandscape. Don't forget the trophies...and cake!

But dudes, Saturday is the 21st; not the 22nd.

Man_At_Arms May 6th, 2018 03:50 PM

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I’m in and I’ll be bringing MathJedi who I think some of you may have met. Looking forward to this once again!

Rich10 May 7th, 2018 03:57 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by chas (Post 2192343)
Hooray for Islandscape. Don't forget the trophies...and cake!

But dudes, Saturday is the 21st; not the 22nd.

Good catch.
I should be there.

Sherman Davies May 7th, 2018 09:13 PM

Re: Islandscape XII, 7/22/18. Save the Date!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by chas (Post 2192343)
But dudes, Saturday is the 21st; not the 22nd.

@WarBanner , you may want to fix the OP and title of this thread.

WarBanner May 7th, 2018 10:10 PM

Re: Islandscape XII, 7/22/18. Save the Date!
 
You are correct, but the date is right, the DAY is wrong. The tournament will be Sunday. Thanks for the catch, guys!

Johngee May 8th, 2018 10:17 PM

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Thanks for the TAG to keep me in the info loop. I am always interested, but can't commit this far out. The distance ( > 3 hrs. drive ), the cost ( gas, GSP & bridge trolls, etc. ), family obligations, and conflicting work schedule, are all factors that need to be considered and coordinated. I'll check back in occasionally to keep in touch.

Man_At_Arms May 12th, 2018 09:53 PM

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Oh, I had assumed the day (Saturday) was right but the date was wrong. Sunday would be very tough for me.

Johngee May 14th, 2018 10:37 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Man_At_Arms (Post 2193237)
Oh, I had assumed the day (Saturday) was right but the date was wrong. Sunday would be very tough for me.

In the preliminary emailed discussions preceding this announcement it was mentioned that there is another event scheduled at Legendary Realms on Saturday, necessitating moving the event to SUNDAY. Hopefully the organizer will soon confirm the date for us.

Sir Dendrik May 16th, 2018 04:25 PM

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I will be in attendance.

I didn't understand the format until reading the OP. Should make for an interesting tournament.

I'm right in assuming C3V and SoV are on the menu?

WarBanner May 17th, 2018 08:38 PM

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Yep. No HotSS, or supers, but C3V and SoV are fine.

DoomCarrot May 19th, 2018 09:04 PM

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I would like to go, and think I could make it. Put me up on the “very likely to show” list!

kolakoski May 31st, 2018 10:57 AM

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Well met!

As it happens, I will be in town, and will be able to make it this year!


kolakoski June 2nd, 2018 11:28 PM

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Well met!

By the way, great format! I've so enjoyed building armies for it. After last year's debacle, two things are clear to me - I am not a great player, and I'm bringing the cheese. Even so, with an 18 space limit, determining which armies get which cheese, and the cheeses' relative value, is not a cynch. You can't put Q9 In more than one army. How do you decide which army to put him in?


kolakoski June 6th, 2018 10:22 AM

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Well met!

Quote:

Originally Posted by kolakoski (Post 2195883)

You can't put Q9 In more than one army. How do you decide which army to put him in?


See Islandscape 2018!


WarBanner June 10th, 2018 12:21 PM

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Yeah, lots of opportunity for wide varieties of cheese. The bigger question might be, which army gets Raelin? Also, did you quote and respond to yourself?

kolakoski June 10th, 2018 01:33 PM

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Well met!

Quote:

Originally Posted by WarBanner (Post 2196656)
Yeah, lots of opportunity for wide varieties of cheese. The bigger question might be, which army gets Raelin? Also, did you quote and respond to yourself?


Yes! At least someone pays attention . . .

Spreading the cheese, I think the first 4 armies need to be strong to get you into position for a championship final, but total power cheese isn't a lot of fun. What I'm tentatively fielding could best be described as

Spoiler Alert!

Sir Dendrik June 11th, 2018 09:39 PM

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What are we doing for maps?

Might I suggest we only use maps that will be appearing at GenCon this year. A broken map can ruin its fair share of games.

chas June 12th, 2018 10:40 AM

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;) Trophies? In the last two years I won 3rd Place and Worst Luck (our 4th Place Booby Prize). I hope I can do a triple this year, but unfortunately for me, it looks like more than four players will attend!

BTW, we do allow proxies for the C3V/SOV as usual, right?

And don't forget the cake, which I'll pay for again.

OEAO June 12th, 2018 02:46 PM

Re: Islandscape XII, 7/22/18. Save the Date!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Sir Dendrik (Post 2196767)
What are we doing for maps?

Might I suggest we only use maps that will be appearing at GenCon this year. A broken map can ruin its fair share of games.

Doesn't look like we'll be able to make it, Sunday is really tough for us driving 3.5-4 hours each way.

Also, I'd recommend the above. That, and other maps in the top 2 tiers of my map tier list (link in my sig).

WarBanner June 14th, 2018 02:01 PM

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We've pretty much made a rule out of using BoV maps. I don't think I've every heard anyone complain about a map in the tournament being broken. We'll definitely be doing BoV maps again, with a preference towards those appearing in this year's GenCon (again, what we've pretty much always done). The ones for this year's GenCon are pretty standard fare, stuff we've pretty much all played many times. This is not necessarily a bad thing, since the variety comes more in the armies you bring.

Here's the map list:
Burial Marsh
Common Ground
Draugur
Fulcrum
Highways & Dieways
Quasatch Playground
Remains of Clionesia
Stygian Rift
Ticalla Sunrise

But, since you've brought it up, who can bring maps? I'll be bringing at least two.

Sir Dendrik June 15th, 2018 07:20 PM

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I'd say a map like Broken Skyline is broken: With a map like that in the pool I'm going to be less inclined to take the risk of using melee units. Swamp Thing has its little "home base" of height that encourages a sit and wait strategy. These are just the maps I remember playing previously at Islandscape.

I'll try to bring 2 maps as well. Highways and Dieways and something else.

OEAO June 15th, 2018 08:45 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Sir Dendrik (Post 2197338)
I'd say a map like Broken Skyline is broken: With a map like that in the pool I'm going to be less inclined to take the risk of using melee units. Swamp Thing has its little "home base" of height that encourages a sit and wait strategy. These are just the maps I remember playing previously at Islandscape.

I'll try to bring 2 maps as well. Highways and Dieways and something else.

Ahh yes, our Round 1 stalemate on Swamp Thing several years back. Whoever surrenders their height loses.

WarBanner June 21st, 2018 06:04 PM

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Well, neither of those are on the map list, so no worries.

Sir Dendrik June 24th, 2018 09:43 PM

Re: Islandscape XII, 7/22/18. Save the Date!
 
Just finished building my maps:

Highways and Dieways
Stygian Rift

Getting pumped!

chas June 24th, 2018 11:37 PM

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According to Warbanner, there will be no Glyphs this year, and Proxy Figures will be allowed for all Customs.

WarBanner June 27th, 2018 11:27 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by chas (Post 2198470)
According to Warbanner, there will be no Glyphs this year, and Proxy Figures will be allowed for all Customs.


See first post for final ruling. We will use glyphs, but only on the 2 maps that call for them, and only the 2 glyphs they list. So we won't be without glyphs, but their impact will be a lot smaller than previous years. No pit traps or wounding glyphs.

kolakoski June 27th, 2018 11:34 AM

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Well met!

"We will only use maps from this year's GenCon map list. Those maps are listed below. Only 2 of these maps (Ticalla Sunrise and Common Ground) come with glyphs, so we will use the listed glyphs on those maps. They will be placed face down, randomly, but players will be aware in advance what the 2 glyphs are."

When "in advance?"




Jet July 9th, 2018 03:25 PM

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Unfortunately I won’t be able to attend because I’m sill be on vacation is Israel. Next time though!

WarBanner July 11th, 2018 08:34 AM

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11 Days and counting!

We currently have somewhere between 7 and 13 attendees, meaning we will need 4 - 7 maps total. Dave isn't coming, so that's one map-builder we're short. I plan to build maps early, and drop some off at the store during the week. This should allow me to build at least 3-4 maps, possibly as many as six, if my terrain inventory count is correct.

I'm planning to build these maps, in this order, as many as I can:
Draugur - BftU, TTx2
Common Ground - 1RotV
Clionesia - RotV, FotA
Burial Marsh RtFF, SotM
Highways - RotV, FotA
Quasatch - RotV, TJ

I seriously doubt I'll be able to do more than that. The remaining map list is:
Fulcrum - Rotv, TJ
Ticalla Sunrise - SotM, TJ
Stygian Rift - BftUx2, VW

Anyone else able to build?

Also, it'd be helpful if anyone who is still on the "maybe" attending list could post if they know whether or not they will be attending.

And for everyone - if you are attending, please be sure to send me your army lists not later than 12pm on 7/21 (that's the day before the tournament) either via PM here, or via email to (my username here) at gmail.

Thanks, and I'm excited to play!

WarBanner July 11th, 2018 08:37 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by kolakoski (Post 2198841)
When "in advance?"

It's posted on the map builds.
Common Ground - Dagmar, Valda
Ticalla Sunrise - Ulaniva, Wannok

IshMEL July 12th, 2018 10:41 PM

Re: Islandscape XII, 7/22/18. Save the Date!
 
If it's not too late, can you put me down for a "maybe"? I'll get started on my army builds.

WarBanner July 13th, 2018 04:01 PM

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Not a problem at all. Any chance you can bring a map?

Sir Dendrik July 15th, 2018 02:50 PM

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Just finalized my armies and got them all assembled. Also, I built Fulcrum to help out with the map supply, in addition to Stygian Rift and Highways and Dieways that I already built.

kolakoski July 17th, 2018 05:09 PM

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Well met!

Rickety dice tray, check. Order Markers, dice, and Wound markers, check. Five armies in separate baggies, check. Armies list to hand to Warbanner on arrival, check. Three figures and their respective cards for the prize table, check.

All packed and ready to go! Meeting chas and Taeblewalker at chas' Game Palace on Sunday morning for ride in Taeblewalker's car to Legendary Realms. Again, kudos to Warbanner for organizing this event, and for creating a great format!



WarBanner July 18th, 2018 08:50 AM

Re: Islandscape XII, 7/22/18. Save the Date!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Sir Dendrik (Post 2201485)
Just finalized my armies and got them all assembled. Also, I built Fulcrum to help out with the map supply, in addition to Stygian Rift and Highways and Dieways that I already built.

Hey, that's great! I was starting to worry we'd be short on maps, and was going to bring 2 Saturday night, and another 2 Sunday morning. I can probably get away with just 2 or 3 maps now.

Oh, and I don't think I mentioned, but I'm sure everyone knows to bring their own order markers and wound markers. I'll have extras, just in case.

kolakoski July 18th, 2018 04:37 PM

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Well met!


It's very last minute, but I was made an offer I couldn't refuse to go to Karate Summer Camp after all, so I will not be attending Islandscape this year - after all the preparation and buildup!


Sorry, Warbanner, everyone - maybe next year . . .


kolakoski




WarBanner July 19th, 2018 12:15 PM

Re: Islandscape XII, 7/22/18. Save the Date!
 
Well, that's bad news for everyone but you. See you next time!

DoomCarrot July 21st, 2018 12:10 PM

Re: Islandscape XII, 7/22/18. Save the Date!
 
Wow so sorry guys but something mandatory just came up for school as I prepare for college, and I won’t be able to make it tomorrow. I had my armies planned out and everything, but unfortunately I will miss Islandscape this year again... :(

WarBanner July 22nd, 2018 08:52 AM

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Sorry to hear it, man.

chas July 22nd, 2018 08:22 PM

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Islandscape 12 is history. With only six participants, we did a Round Robin, and simply played each other participant once for our five rounds on different maps of the six set up. This worked out fine, and was a fun day of Scaping, Scaping, and more Scaping. Thanks to Warbanner for organizing it, and to those who came. Good comradeship, prizes, and excellent cake! Hooray!!!

For more details and my armies see The NYCG4 (click my signature down below).

IshMEL July 23rd, 2018 03:36 PM

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Thanks @WarBanner for a great day of gaming! SonOfIshMEL and I had a fantastic time and it was fun being able to play everyone at the event. Thanks again for all your hard work putting this together!

WarBanner July 24th, 2018 03:14 PM

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Glad you guys could make it. Next year we'll get it back onto a Saturday date, and pump those numbers back up. Regardless, it was a fun day of playing, except for when we had to go up against AJ. Geez, man, what a steamroll!

I'm in PA right now, but will put up the final standings and everyone's teams when I get back next week.


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