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Old February 7th, 2017, 01:24 AM
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How do I start Competitive HS?

I'm probably a little late to hop on board this train, but I really want to get into some sort of competitive Heroscape scene and have for some time. I've run into the problem, though, that I don't have a single clue where/how to start. I don't know anyone near me who plays, where people might play, or even if there are players near me at all. Is there any advice I could get on this?

I already have everything I need for multiple people to play the game, the issue isn't a "what do I buy?" or "are Deathreavers worth playing?" sort of thing. I just don't know where to take the step from casual basement gaming into a community.

Sorry if this is a rehashed post. I honestly don't know whether or not it is. I just couldn't find an answer on my own so I thought I'd give this place a shot. Thanks for any advice anybody can give.

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I've gotta say, I'm super excited to see all of these responses. I didn't expect this much advice! I'm really thankful to everyone who has posted here and I'm using pretty much every resource I've been given right now! Maybe, if we're lucky, I just might get something organized. I'll have to give credit to all of you guys if I do. Thank you!

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Old February 7th, 2017, 02:02 AM
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So, I'd recommend checking out the Events forum. That'll get you an idea of the Scapers nearby. If I remember right, there's a fairly active bunch of Illinois Scapers. kevindola is probably a solid place to check into on that front.

Another option for you is to check out Online Heroscape. We've set up a system that allows you to play Heroscape through an app and Google drawings. It's quite enjoyable. I am more than happy to answer any questions you may have regarding that.

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Old February 7th, 2017, 03:15 AM
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Re: How do I start Competitive HS?

There are some tier lists and stuff on here that helped me improve my game, though I'm nowhere near at a competitive level given I've lost every match I've played on here

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Re: How do I start Competitive HS?

Some useful threads:
Heroscape Tournament/Demo Event Guide for Event Organizers (oldy but goody)
Spread the Word: Involve more FLGS - if you want to do at local game store
Simple PNP Tourney System - definitive guide for any tournament director of what you need to be prepared to do
SSS Tournament Sheet OR Tournament Scoring Strip - sheet for players to fill out
Tournament Director Software by Sisyphus
Partial Scoring Sheet weesel99, updated with D3 by Johnnylama
Draft Tournament Sheet by me. See Draft Tournament - Options and Tips for TDs if you want to run a draft tourney
@AliasQTip has some great resources on his website
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Old February 7th, 2017, 09:48 AM
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Re: How do I start Competitive HS?

It's good to make time to start to play games. Playing multiple games with different armies on different maps will broaden your heroscape horizon and start to bridge the gap between casual and competitive.

Consider looking at this article about order marker placement, it really helped me, it also has other useful and concise articles on competitive armies and ideas.

Hope this helps!
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Re: How do I start Competitive HS?

If you are looking to be the very best there ever was I don't think you wI'll find the Heroscape tourn ment scene highly competitive. It seems most people play to have fun first and win second. Scape seems to attract a lot of story driven playes rather than competitive driven players.

That said playing scape with a different is awesome and tge tournaments that crop up are the best way to do that.

However if you want to improve your game there is lots of information on this site (see the links in my signature) and playing and play testing (for C3V for example) us one of the best ways to get better.


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Re: How do I start Competitive HS?

I would play online as much as possible. The only way to improve is to play more and to play the best. You will find some of the best online for sure.

wriggz is right though, the Heroscape community is quite casual for the most part.

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Re: How do I start Competitive HS?

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Sorry if this is a rehashed post. I honestly don't know whether or not it is. I just couldn't find an answer on my own so I thought I'd give this place a shot. Thanks for any advice anybody can give.
This is DEFINITELY NOT a rehashed post. This is the most important question on the board right now.

There's a link in my sig for how to run your first tournament. There's no magic and it's not hard. You can do it.

Follow the link in my sig. It's pretty easy, though: find the venue, find the date, post here and encourage your friends offline. You'll get some people. Play online, as others have said, if you want. But I bet you'll find that if you follow my suggestions about how to set up a real live tournament, you'll get a few people. And that's the best.

And don't listen to the naysayers.

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Re: How do I start Competitive HS?

I recommend checking out the unit strategy reviews, and if you wanna play online I'm free all day btw

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