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Warlord Tourney at RCon 2012

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ReaperCon 2012 Warlord Tournament: Isla del Tesoro

 

War may be hell, but it is also expensive. As hostilities never seem to stop in Taltos, every faction is always in need of funds for their coffers to feed the machine of War. Taxation and the spoils of battle are never enough, and that makes an opportunity like this one too tempting.

 

It has long been rumored that there is an island where generations of pirates buried their plunder. The stories tell that the legendary pirate king Caine the Crimson was the last pirate to know the location of the island. He and the crew of his ship, the Dark Phoenix, disappeared some 50 years ago, and some say the island was there destination. They were never seen or heard from again… that is, until Caine’s charts showed up in Port Gangrel. News of the charts spread like wildfire, and it wasn’t long before a ship was under way to find the island. All of the factions of Taltos set out in pursuit, each with the same goal: to find and seize the gold from La Isla del Tesoro!

 

The tournament is a story arc, although unfortunately not all participants will be able to play the three scenarios in order due to logistical issues. The terrain for the tournament is composed of 2 islands. Each island is broken down into 3 connected tables of terrain: a beachhead at the western end, an elevated ruins section in the middle, and a rocky cove at the eastern end. Each scenario is keyed to a specific part of the island’s terrain, and each section has special rules that apply to it.

 

In the first of the three scenarios, All Ashore, the players will compete to rendezvous with their shore party while attempting to prevent their opponent from doing the same. This scenario takes place on the beachhead on the western end of the island. In the second scenario, Pieces of Eight, the players will compete to find the most buried treasure. This scenario will take place on the elevated ruins of the middle section of the fractured island. In the third scenario, The Phoenix Rises, the players will race to seize control of the legendary pirate ship, the Dark Phoenix, and sail away with their booty.

 

Tournament specific rules for the ReaperCon 2012 Warlord Tournament:

  • 1) All models using the Swift Attack ability must have space to make base to base contact with the enemy model they wish to attack on their action.
  • 2) When using the Summoned (Demon) SA granted by the Gate ability of the Demonic Conclave doctrine for the Darkspawn faction, demons summoned in this manner must be of equal or lesser point value than the summoning model.
  • 3) Sir Broderick, Justicar is allowed to lead Justicar soldiers.
  • 4) The spells Flaming Arrows and Barrage do not stack. If a model has both cast on it, the player must chose which spell is in effect for each Shoot Action.
  • 5) The abilities gained by the Howl portion of the Koborlas "Call of the Wild" Doctrine can be used as a free action once per game turn.

It will be similar to 2011, where the tourney will be run across both Friday and Saturday. So, you can play on either day (one or the other). A maximum of 12 people can register per day on a first come first served basis for the tourney for a total of 24 available slots. This is to try and help all people to take classes and still participate in the tourney.

 

The tourney itself will be a 3 round tourney, with each round lasting approx 90 minutes. Each player will bring a single 1000 point army list and play that same army list for all three rounds. Players will be allowed to choose faction doctrines to be in affect before the start of each round. the actual round times are still to be determined, but I imagine it to be similar to last year where we had one late morning round, a break for lunch, and then two after noon rounds. (ex.11am, 2pm, 4pm).

 

LINK TO THE SCENARIOS: http://www.stubbdog....RCON2012_WL.pdf

 

 

If you have any questions, post them here and I will do my best to answer them promptly.

 

Jason

 

 

Oh, and go ahead and consider this thread to be a sign up sheet as well to claim spots... I will update this list as people claim spots.

 

Friday:

1. Shakandara - Vince

2. Kuro Cleanbrush - Ian

3. MiniCanuck

4. Fruggs - Angela

5. JeffyBaby - Jeff

6. HerzogBrian - Brian

7. Psyberwolfe

8. Don Rodolfo Graziani - a.k.a. Thirsty Steve - Steve

9. TGP

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11.

12.

 

Saturday:

 

1. Evil Monkey

2. Wowaboy - Dan

3. HumanSquish - Jeff

4. Vutpakdi - Ron

5. Outek

6. Johanathon

7. Jolt

8.

9.

10.

11.

12.

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Thanks Jason - I do have a couple of questions

 

How many points is the tournament?

 

I'm trying to get all my minis painted in time but, if I don't, will I still be able to play?

 

If I decide to play in the tournament, does this mean I should avoid signing up for classes on that day?

 

How serious do these tournaments get? I'm fairly new to the game though we already have a pretty good group in my local gaming club. I normally avoid tournaments but Warlord seems to be a game of flavour rather than min/maxing. I'm hoping it will be a lot of fun regardless if I win or lose.

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I editted the OP to try and answer the technical questions. But will answer the 'opinion' questions here...

 

Other than early morning classes, I would not register for a class on the day you participate in the tourney. That is why we have the tourney running two days. So, if a class you really wanted to take is one day, you can still participate on the other day.

 

As for how serious the tourney is, my best answer is that there were a good variety of players involved last year. We had 36 players last year and I would guestimate that roughly half were similar to how you describe yourself. I think you will hear several of the other newer players that participated last year to say that the power gamers they faced off against actually took the time to help them during the tourney. Power gamers will go tooth to nail against other power gamers but will relax and help the newer players. Or at least that has been the case so far. In the end though, it is a tourney, so I am sure there will be at least a few that will min max the best they can while they are being nice to you.

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In the end though, it is a tourney, so I am sure there will be at least a few that will min max the best they can while they are being nice to you.

 

As in, I taught you everything you know, not everything I know. :devil:

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Oh, forgot one question... MC, no, paint is not required to play int he tourney. There will be awards given to best painted army, but it is not a requirement to roll dice. There have been people that have literally walked in the door, purchased their entire army onsite, sticky tacked them to bases and played in the tourney before.

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Sign me up for Friday, please! My chances of having the army fully painted by then are looking very slim, but it will be built and ready to go at least.

 

Oh, and MC, I'm going with ZERO (or ZED, lol) Warlord experience. However, I've had some experience with other strategy miniatures games, so hopefully I'll be okay. I know that I did something very similar at my first Magic tourney and still ended 2-3, plus everyone was very nice (even the power gamers). Even so, we'll have to hook up for a few practice battles on Wednesday, if you're game! ::):

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EM, each game is separate (in that they do not impact your army in the other games), however, there is a "plot arc" for this year's tournament. Unforunately, due to several practical limitations, not everyone will be able to play the arc in order. Still, even played out of order, the tournament should be a lot of fun.

 

Jason, consider me signed up for Friday. ::):

 

~v

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@EM, Each player will play 3 different scenarios over your 3 rounds of the tourney. Each round will garner a player between 1-20 points based on the given senario associated with each game. After the two days of the tourney, the players with the 3 highest totals will win the 1st thru 3rd prizes. There will also be awards for beset painted armies, and a few other awards that I can't discuss yet.

 

As far as pairings go, all three rounds of each day will have a bit of randomness to the pairings. No player will play the same scenario or opponent twice.

 

In future RCon tourneys where we can make it more of a culmination of year long local tourneys with player rankings and such we can change the format up, but for now, the random draw is the system we will be going.

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Oh okay so if you want to win you better play on both days is that what you are saying?

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Sign me up for Friday, please! My chances of having the army fully painted by then are looking very slim, but it will be built and ready to go at least.

 

Oh, and MC, I'm going with ZERO (or ZED, lol) Warlord experience. However, I've had some experience with other strategy miniatures games, so hopefully I'll be okay. I know that I did something very similar at my first Magic tourney and still ended 2-3, plus everyone was very nice (even the power gamers). Even so, we'll have to hook up for a few practice battles on Wednesday, if you're game! ::):

 

Sounds like a great way to start the convention off on Wednesday!

 

Thanks for answering my questions. Please sign me up for Friday and I will do my best to paint my army in time.

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Heya!

Sign me up for friday. I ahve an early morning class but then Im wide open:)

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@EM, No, players can only play Friday or Saturday, not both. We thought about letting players play both days if they feel so inclined, but in the end, we felt it in the best interest of fairness for everyone that players only play one day. We just try to give the most flexibility we can related to taking classes by offering it both days...

 

@MC and K, I will also be around to give demos and whatnot Wednesday and Thursday...

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Oh yeah! Don't forget: anyone who signs up and plays in the tournament gets an exclusive Reaper miniature. The *only* way you can get it is to play in the tournament! 2010's mini was a cool warrior, and last year's miniature was an alternate sculpt of King Hargrim Axehelm. This year's mini? Well, just wait and see!

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Oh yeah! Don't forget: anyone who signs up and plays in the tournament gets an exclusive Reaper miniature. The *only* way you can get it is to play in the tournament! 2010's mini was a cool warrior, and last year's miniature was an alternate sculpt of King Hargrim Axehelm. This year's mini? Well, just wait and see!

 

Wait what!?!?! How have I never heard of this?!!? Killin me!

I love Axehelm .. anyone have a pic of last years mini?

That's it .. I'm joining the Tulsa crew ... who do i give my money too? :wacko:

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