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Old June 1st, 2018, 04:19 PM
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Unrelated to current conversation but where does the map Common Ground come from? I do not recognize it from WoS, BOV or ARV. These are the only places I thought tourney maps existed. Thanks in advance.
Not sure what WoS and ARV are, but Common Ground is a pretty widely accepted Tourney map that's been used at least a couple other times at GC. Also, just because a map is BoV doesn't make it good (Ember Canyon Road, Turret Rocks, and many, many others).
From my understanding the maps under BoV have been tested to some sort of level and then agreed upon to be an acceptable tourney maps. Doesn't mean all of them are good, they are all different, they just have been tested.

So I guess I will rephrase my question. What other pretty widely accepted tourney maps are there that did not come out of any of the review boards I have mentioned.
You're correct on the premise that BoV maps have been tested, but many are horrible and should never be used, primarily in the earlier period of their judging.

I don't know if there is a definitive list yet of good tourney maps. I have a BoV map tier list out in the maps section. Maybe I'll start a thread where I'll cover great tourney maps this summer...
I've only ever hosted one event and never went to any others so the only information I have is really from the forums here. My list has no previous experience on any of these maps so I have no idea what's good and what's not, just what is.

Just thought it was interesting there was one I have never seen before; is there a thread on maps only used from GC? Or are GC exclusive maps from original HS scenarios. I'm just wondering where I can find a list so I can add them to my list. If its used at GC I has to be a good map.

Edit: Your BoV tier list sounds interesting, it could help me filter out the bad maps from my list, do you happen to know where I can find this?
In my signature now.

You could also check out previous GC event threads and check out the maps there. Once in a while a not-great map gets used, but they tend to be very good as a whole.
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Old June 1st, 2018, 04:21 PM
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Unrelated to current conversation but where does the map Common Ground come from? I do not recognize it from WoS, BOV or ARV. These are the only places I thought tourney maps existed. Thanks in advance.
Not sure what WoS and ARV are, but Common Ground is a pretty widely accepted Tourney map that's been used at least a couple other times at GC. Also, just because a map is BoV doesn't make it good (Ember Canyon Road, Turret Rocks, and many, many others).
From my understanding the maps under BoV have been tested to some sort of level and then agreed upon to be an acceptable tourney maps. Doesn't mean all of them are good, they are all different, they just have been tested.

So I guess I will rephrase my question. What other pretty widely accepted tourney maps are there that did not come out of any of the review boards I have mentioned.
You're correct on the premise that BoV maps have been tested, but many are horrible and should never be used, primarily in the earlier period of their judging.

I don't know if there is a definitive list yet of good tourney maps. I have a BoV map tier list out in the maps section. Maybe I'll start a thread where I'll cover great tourney maps this summer...
I've only ever hosted one event and never went to any others so the only information I have is really from the forums here. My list has no previous experience on any of these maps so I have no idea what's good and what's not, just what is.

Just thought it was interesting there was one I have never seen before; is there a thread on maps only used from GC? Or are GC exclusive maps from original HS scenarios. I'm just wondering where I can find a list so I can add them to my list. If its used at GC I has to be a good map.

Edit: Your BoV tier list sounds interesting, it could help me filter out the bad maps from my list, do you happen to know where I can find this?
In my signature now.

You could also check out previous GC event threads and check out the maps there. Once in a while a not-great map gets used, but they tend to be very good as a whole.
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Re: 2018 Gencon Maps

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In my signature now.

You could also check out previous GC event threads and check out the maps there. Once in a while a not-great map gets used, but they tend to be very good as a whole.

No idea why I keep all this information, but who can resist a good spreadsheet.





And because who doesn't love a good pivot table. Any map appearing more than once....


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Re: 2018 Gencon Maps

Surprised Fossil has not been used more.
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Re: 2018 Gencon Maps

Yeah I was kinda hoping we’d get at least 1 ARV map into the lineup this year...but alas, looks like we’ll have to work harder at making a name for ourselves.

For those of you unaware, the ARV is the project that has - in a sense - taken up where the BoV left off...in that we playtest and provide the community with balanced maps for tournament play.

I imagine some people have to be tired of the “same old” maps (common ground...again?!) showing up in tourney pools, so we try our hardest to get the community involved and playtest and “pass” valid tourney maps, very similar to the way the BoV ran things.
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Yeah I was kinda hoping we’d get at least 1 ARV map into the lineup this year...but alas, looks like we’ll have to work harder at making a name for ourselves.

For those of you unaware, the ARV is the project that has - in a sense - taken up where the BoV left off...in that we playtest and provide the community with balanced maps for tournament play.

I imagine some people have to be tired of the “same old” maps (common ground...again?!) showing up in tourney pools, so we try our hardest to get the community involved and playtest and “pass” valid tourney maps, very similar to the way the BoV ran things.
Often maps are chosen based on the limited terrain we have to use. Common Ground uses 1 RoTV which is very helpful.
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Re: 2018 Gencon Maps

Is the glyph pool going to be posted in this thread or did I miss it in another? Thanks
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Is the glyph pool going to be posted in this thread or did I miss it in another? Thanks
It's been:
Unique Attack +1
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since 2012. I doubt it'll change, it's a great glyph pool (although I'd like to see D20 +1 removed, the other five are excellent).
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Re: 2018 Gencon Maps

Finally getting around to sorting the terrain.

One question @lonewolf : How many of each maps will be be using?

(since we only have 4x TT, I know there will only be 2x the Draugar map which uses 2 TT).

For anyone curious, we have 4x TT, 4x VW, 12x TJ,16 RttFF (I've bagged up that many sets so far, there may be more if I dig through all the boxes and piece sets together). Over the years, pieces have "disappeared" - there are extra pieces from TT, TJ, and RttFF, but not complete sets.
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What pieces are you missing?

I could donate a few spare pieces to round out your sets. I will not be there in time to help too much this year but at least you would have them for the future.
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