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Old May 22nd, 2020, 04:05 PM
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Online Con 2020

Gencon is a decade plus tradition of getting Heroscapers together for a weekend of skull-rolling, and we don't want that to end because of a year of quarantine. So, we are excited to announce Online Con 2020. Join us as we bring the fun of Heroscape tournaments to your home. We are still in the deep planning and decision-making stages, but we wanted to let you know what we know at the moment. A full schedule of events will be announced in about two weeks.

Dates: Friday July 31- Sunday August 2. All events will happen optimized for Indianapolis time (USA Eastern).

Venue: Discord Server. There will be one centralized discord voice chatroom where round pairings and general tournament news will be announced, and then players will break out into individual discord rooms to play their games. Games will be played over the Online Heroscape Google Drawings interface, which you can learn more about here. Really, it will be a lot simpler than this makes it out to be: there will be one centralized place where you will pick up all of the figures in your army, and all of the boards will be created for you and you'll just have to follow a link.

Time Limits: All games will have hour round time limits as is the tournament standard, with the exception of Day 2 which will be untimed.

Prep Event: Because we hope a lot of you will be playing online for the first time, there will be a prep event on a Saturday in June or early July to get you up to speed with the online system: getting your figures into the game, moving them around the board, setting OMs, etc.

Championship Event: Just like Gencon, there will be a two day Alternating Reverse the Whip Championship. Day 1 will be Saturday August 1st, Day 2 will be Sunday August 2nd. Participation will be uncapped; everyone who signs up will get a spot in the event. Point total TBA.

Side Events: Friday will be the main day for side events. We'll have at least two side event timeslots on Friday. We'll try to squeeze some in on the weekend alongside the championship as well, but we are still setting the schedule.

Multi-Day Events: We're trying to give flexible options for people who will be playing at home and don't want to commit big time blocks solely to Heroscape events. So we will have at least one multi-day event, where you'll play a traditional Gencon side event spaced over the course of multiple days, one or two games per day. These will likely start earlier than Friday July 31, but the games on those days would be at night.

Prize Dice: We will have them, for winners of side events and top finishers in the championship. Be patient with us here as we have to figure how to make this work during the quarantine when places may not be open, but we'll figure out something.

Maps: There will be a pool of ~6 maps. Because we're online, we aren't constrained by terrain restrictions so we can break some things out that Gencon normally cannot. We also have the advantage of never needing to make players play on the same board twice in one event; every game in a particular round of an event will be on the same board and then that map will never be used again for the rest of the event.

Thanks for making it this far. Again, we'll have a more substantive announcement in about two weeks, with an event schedule, point totals, maps, and signups for each event. Hope to see many familiar and new faces in July and August.
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Old May 22nd, 2020, 07:29 PM
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AWESOME!! I am booking the dates, sitting in my camper with good internet!!!

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This is amazing. A huge thank you to Vegie & anyone else involved in the organization process.

I will be participating in as many events as possible (one per time slot).
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Yes, big thank you to Vegie and the others helping. I can probably get more of my friends to play in this than I could have fit in my car for Gencon. Very happy the Heroscape in early August tradition will continue this year even without the ‘con
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This is right around when lil' caps #3 is due but I'm foolishly optimistic that I'll be able to participate.


EDIT: I presume there will be a front page announcement?

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