Friday, August 27, 2021

Housekeeping and Friendly Reminders


Here are some friendly reminders and some final housekeeping items for the tournament

There will be no masks enforced at the event. There is no way to enforce this as it is in a public space in an area that does not require masks. Therefore, if you want to wear a mask, then this is encouraged and no one will bother you about it. You will, however, be in an area where people will be around you that will not be wearing masks. Please consider your own health as to how this may impact your decision to attend or not, as that is the most important thing. Hand sanitizer will be at each table and its use will be encouraged.

This is a dry site. Unfortunately the city of Rexburg has a no open containers law and that means that unless it is on private property there are no open containers allowed within city limits. On top of that, Isaac, the store owner where we have this event, could get in some serious legal trouble if someone is caught drinking in the store, so please don’t do it. I can point out some nearby establishments where you can fill your canteen for before or after games, but at the store, please refrain. Thank you!

Halflings: A lot of people have asked if Halflings will be a useable army at the tournament. At this time I am saying no, because they are still in the playtesting phase and haven’t been released as a fully playable list, yet. Which brings me to my next point.

Clash of Kings update: We are getting close to the event and we are still unsure as to when exactly the next update will be dropped. So at this time I am making an executive decision and saying that the new updates will not be used if they are dropped before the tournament, in order to facilitate an easier tournament and so that people will not be relying on older rules and forget about the new updates. (note, this is subject to change if the update drops in the next week or so, but that’s not looking likely)

Terrain Heights: I realized that I forgot to post these in the player packet, so the following terrain heights will be added: Lakes, fields, etc = height 0 terrain, Hills = height 3, Buildings and impassable terrain = height 6, forests = Height 10. Other area terrain such as tents, rubble, etc. basically, if it has any kind of removable terrain pieces and no trees, = height 3.

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Let's talk about Achievement Points


Something that we've decided to give a try this year is Achievement Points. Normally every year we do something a little extra to help give a little more fun to each game. If you'll notice in the Player Packet this year there is a section titled "Bonus Achievement Points" and it lists several things that you can accomplish during your regular games that will grant you "Achievement Points." These points will go towards your Overall standing (and only your overall standing) in the tournament. 

Most tournaments have a way to net yourself additional points, usually, those go along the lines of making sure your list is submitted on time, renting a room at the local hotel, or donating to a local cause. All of these are great, but we decided to go in a different direction with our bonus points in this tournament.

There are 15 total points you can receive from these achievements: 2-3 point achievements, 2-2 point achievements, and 5-1 point achievements. Ranging from difficult tasks such as "Win the scenario of a single game while losing in attrition (meaning that you score 1 or few BPs in the sliding attrition scale than your opponent)" all the way down to "Be the first to draw blood in a game (route an enemy unit)." 

When you check into the tournament you will be given a sheet with each achievement listed for you to fill out over the course of the tournament. Whenever you complete an achievement, you will write down what game it was, where you completed it, your opponent's name, and have your opponent sign it to verify that it was indeed completed in that game. At the end of the tournament when you turn in your player's choice ballots, you will also turn in this paper and whatever points you gain from this will be added to your overall score.

Each achievement can only be unlocked once, so no doing the same 1 point achievement 5 times and hoping to get extra credit.

Take a look at the achievements over in the Player's Packet section, along with other things to watch for in the tournament.