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PAX Tabletop Tournament Plans

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  • Masquerade78Masquerade78 Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    We've been playing a lot of Last Night on Earth lately...it's worth playing with a group of people.

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  • GundabadGundabad PAX East & Unplugged Tabletop Manager NJRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    LNoE is the only game I've played to the point that I decided to paint all of the pieces:

    http://www.boardgamegeek.com/images/boardgame/all?username=gundabad

    I bought the Growing Hunger and Survival of the Fittest expansions recently but haven't played with them yet. Gonna happen soon though.

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  • basicallygeekbasicallygeek Registered User
    edited July 2010
    Wow, haven't played Dune in years...


    My wife got it for my birthday last year. It was completely unpunched, but I have only gotten to play it a couple times. This year we are going to PAX for my birthday =). We should get people together to play.

    Awesome. I'll definitely find time to play. And what a great wife!

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  • crackgoblincrackgoblin Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    another vote for last night on earth

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  • savagehartsavagehart Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Flux!?!

    OMG! I haven't played that since I moved out west! Count me in.

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  • contrefaitcontrefait Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Zombie flux is a nice spin on Flux. You should check that out.

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  • SlickShughesSlickShughes Registered User
    edited July 2010
    contrefait wrote: »
    Zombie flux is a nice spin on Flux. You should check that out.

    Zombie is totes my favorite fluxx. Python fluxx is OK too.

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  • aquaoneaquaone Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I didn't know there were tournaments when attending PAX last year. then again i totally failed at preparation. >_< I'd love to play some semi-competitive Dominion, m:tg, Carcassonne, or Ticket to Ride.

    Fluxx feels far too random to really be run as a tournament. Fun certainly! but unsure how it could work in a tournament environment.

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  • GhostGhost Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    A Twilight Imperium tournament would be epic lol

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  • DracilDracil Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Another vote for Race for the Galaxy + expansions.

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  • GundabadGundabad PAX East & Unplugged Tabletop Manager NJRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    aquaone wrote: »
    I didn't know there were tournaments when attending PAX last year. then again i totally failed at preparation. >_< I'd love to play some semi-competitive Dominion, m:tg, Carcassonne, or Ticket to Ride.

    Fluxx feels far too random to really be run as a tournament. Fun certainly! but unsure how it could work in a tournament environment.
    I agree that Fluxx is an awesome game but far too random to make a serious competition out of. Has anyone tried Martian Fluxx? It only came out a few months ago I think and I picked it up. It's an excellent version! The theme puts you in the role of the martians, with most of the creeper cards being "pathetic humans". I love it.

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  • Masquerade78Masquerade78 Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    aquaone wrote: »
    I didn't know there were tournaments when attending PAX last year. then again i totally failed at preparation. >_< I'd love to play some semi-competitive Dominion, m:tg, Carcassonne, or Ticket to Ride.

    If you live in Lake Forest Park, do you ever play games @ Third Place Books on Sunday afternoons? I hear there is an organized meetup but still haven't found any evidence of it.

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  • MartinB4MartinB4 Registered User
    edited July 2010
    My vote is for Ticket to Ride and Smallworld!

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  • CasaiCasai Los Angeles, CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Yet another vote for RFTG with full expansion rules, including goals/takeovers/prestige.

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  • honestDhonestD Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Ghost wrote: »
    A Twilight Imperium tournament would be epic lol

    I know it sounds like a good idea, but I did this at PAX '08. There were seven people. Over eight hours, we completed two turns. Even if we got the 36 people to do a full-bracket, six person, single elimination tournament, that would destroy the entire con for all people involved.

    ...I still have nightmares.

    HD

    P.S. and some douche from NYC backstabbed me during setup, too!

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  • honestDhonestD Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Does anyone here play Warhammer Invasion? Heard good things about it, but I also heard good things about Game of Thrones LCG, and my first play left me cold. Thoughts?

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  • GundabadGundabad PAX East & Unplugged Tabletop Manager NJRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    honestD wrote: »
    I know it sounds like a good idea, but I did this at PAX '08. There were seven people. Over eight hours, we completed two turns. Even if we got the 36 people to do a full-bracket, six person, single elimination tournament, that would destroy the entire con for all people involved.

    ...I still have nightmares.

    HD

    P.S. and some douche from NYC backstabbed me during setup, too!
    This is my biggest hesitation when thinking about tabletop tournaments. I almost lost my shit when I found out PAX did Robo Rally tournaments. That has always been my favorite game. Once I realized I could be my entire evening aside just for 1 game, though, I reconsidered.

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  • AlphonsisAlphonsis Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Race for the Galaxy please.

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  • aquaoneaquaone Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    If you live in Lake Forest Park, do you ever play games @ Third Place Books on Sunday afternoons? I hear there is an organized meetup but still haven't found any evidence of it.

    No actually, haven't heard of it either... May be interesting to go sometime... I'll have to check the fishbowl event calendar next time I swing by the commons (I live half a block from Shoreline, 5-10m from 3rd Place). I used to go there for the Heroscape stuff once a month but faded from the scene.

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  • 79tomato79tomato Registered User
    edited July 2010
    Twilight Imperium would be great, as would Space Hulk (have never played the latter, but it looks like fun).

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  • ThePimpImpThePimpImp Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Me and my buddy would both come out for a race for the galaxy tourney. All expansions preferably. Same with Dominion.

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  • honestDhonestD Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Oh yeah, Puc, RftG and Dominion for me!

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  • PeanutButterGamerPeanutButterGamer Registered User
    edited July 2010
    I've just been getting into tabletop gaming so I'd probably lose, but I'd love to participate in a Race For the Galaxy tourney. That game is really fun.

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  • NotoriusBENNotoriusBEN Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    ~OH!

    Betrayal at House on the Hill
    A game usually lasts about 45min and there are 50 or so scenarios in the original box.

    It would probably be a point-win tournament since most games become 1 vs 5.
    The traitor gets 10points for a victory, the heroes get 5points or something.
    Do 3 to 5 games and take the point leaders for the final rounds... just thoughts...

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  • SlickShughesSlickShughes Registered User
    edited July 2010
    ~OH!

    Betrayal at House on the Hill
    A game usually lasts about 45min and there are 50 or so scenarios in the original box.

    It would probably be a point-win tournament since most games become 1 vs 5.
    The traitor gets 10points for a victory, the heroes get 5points or something.
    Do 3 to 5 games and take the point leaders for the final rounds... just thoughts...

    Currently out of print, with a rerelease planned for the fall. I doubt it would be possible to get enough copies. It would be totally awesome though. Maybe the publisher could provide some advance copies...

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  • Gene ParmesanGene Parmesan Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I don't think I've thrown support for smallworld. Played it for the first time the other day, loved it.

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  • Weenog42Weenog42 Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I doubt enough people play Neuroshima Hex for a tourney, but they damned well should. Soon available on iPhone, I might add!

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  • gerfiglmacgerfiglmac Registered User
    edited July 2010
    I haven't gotten much into table top, but my friend showed me Space Hulk and it was a blast!

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  • krejkrej Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I think Galaxy Trucker could be an awesome tourney game! Probably don't want to make each match all 3-4 boards but could do something like round 1 everyone plays first board, some eliminations, round 2 is 2nd board, etc. Would depend on how many people signed up I supposed.

    I think I'd be willing to buy a copy of this to lend to the cause if someone wanted to organise it.

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  • 79tomato79tomato Registered User
    edited July 2010
    Weenog42 wrote: »
    I doubt enough people play Neuroshima Hex for a tourney, but they damned well should. Soon available on iPhone, I might add!

    It looks like a fun game, and alot of people (myself included) play in tournaments where we haven't played the game before. Its really the best way to learn how a new game works, just start playing.

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  • DjTiggerDjTigger Registered User
    edited July 2010
    what about dominion?

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  • KjeldorKjeldor Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2010
    i'll toss another vote in for ticket to ride - i've only played it a few times, but it was pretty fun.

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  • PucSpifoPucSpifo Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Ok, so the final plans for tournaments are:

    (drum roll please)

    Friday-
    1100 - 1730 - Ticket to Ride
    1130 - 1800 - Dominion
    1200 - 1830 - Puerto Rico
    1230 - 1900 - Carcassone
    2200 - ?? - Friday Night Frenzy

    Saturday-
    1100 - 1730 - Race for the Galaxy
    1130 - 1800 - Dominion
    1200 - 1830 - Robo Rally
    1230 - 1900 - Pandemic
    2200 - ?? - Saturday Night Showdown

    Sunday-
    1100 - 1730 - Smallworld
    1130 - 1800 - Dominion
    1200 - 1800 - Munchkin

    Good times will be had by many!

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  • SlickShughesSlickShughes Registered User
    edited July 2010
    Any details on format for dominion? Which expansions, etc.?

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  • 79tomato79tomato Registered User
    edited July 2010
    Yay Dominion! also no Catan? that seems like heresy to me.

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  • basicallygeekbasicallygeek Registered User
    edited July 2010
    PucSpifo wrote: »
    Settlers of Catan is likely going to be run by the Mayfair folks, so that tournament is no longer on my schedule.

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  • 79tomato79tomato Registered User
    edited July 2010
    PucSpifo wrote: »
    Settlers of Catan is likely going to be run by the Mayfair folks, so that tournament is no longer on my schedule.

    guess it would help if I read the OP, probably not though as I have a memory like a sieve. Still Catan and Dominion makes me happy! also Race for the Galaxy looks cool though I have never played it. Is it a hard game to learn?

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  • PucSpifoPucSpifo Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Any details on format for dominion? Which expansions, etc.?

    All expansions are fair game for the early rounds of the tournament, and they will be a random set of kingdom cards. The final round will be a fixed set of kingdom cards, to be revealed in the final round.

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  • DragondevonDragondevon Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I would love to play a DND 4E outside of the sanctioned events, something where you can bring your own character of any level (based on what everyone else will have of course doesnt work to well with a level 5 playing in a level 15 setting) id want to play one of the adventure books that they have out. I want to play not dm but will if noone else volenteers. I will be staying at the sheraton and as far as i can tell there is a conference room we could use for it. it could be at anytime, after concerts 4 in the morning whatever. if interested ether post here or pm me.


    ps. sorry if in incorrect thread it seemed the best.

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  • Nekron99Nekron99 Registered User
    edited July 2010
    Space Hulk!

    I want to play it there, but dont want to carry it with me... So a tourney would be nice

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