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Title: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on May 20, 2016, 01:40:17 PM
This is the official thread for the Gen Con 2016 Championship!!!

My name is Benjamin "Silverclaw Grizzly" Burton and I, along with my team will be your judges for this years event. We are delighted to be returning and hope to have a fun and competitive tournament at Gen Con this year.

Oh.....but we're uh....bringing a few more friends with us this year...

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Ok now that Origins is over here's the format and rules:

The Gen Con Championship is a Swiss Round event set for 5 rounds on the Friday of Gen Con and then Finals that Saturday. Each round is 75 minutes long. There are 4 possible results a player can achieve each round:

-Full Victory: You killed the enemy mage. Simple as that. First mage to dies loses.
-Modified Victory: If time runs out and both mages are alive then the mage with the most life left wins.
-Draw: If time runs out and both mages have equal life remaining then a draw occurs. This is rare.
-Lose: If you mage dies or time runs out and you have less life then you lost.

Points will be awarded depending on how you do each round. At the end of 5 rounds we look first at Win/Loss record and determine who advances to the next day. In case of tie on Win/Loss then we'll look at points. Top 4 Mage Warriors at the end of Day 1 are invited to compete in the finals on Day 2.

Spell books should be 120 points and may include cards from any expansion that releases at least 30 days before Gen Con. As of now this list includes: Mage Wars Core Set, Force Master vs Warlord, Conquest of Kumanjaro, Druid vs Necromancer, Forged in Fire, Mage Wars Arena: Domination, Mage Wars Academy Core Set, Mage Wars Academy: Priestess. Spell books will be checked in prior to the event.

Materials for each match will be provided. These will include maps, status trackers, dice, tokens, and action counters. If you would like to use magnetic trackers or other accessories you have brought that is fine so long as your opponent has no objection. Also copies of all current rules and erratas will be on hand.

This tournament has four judges. The judges will be there to assign match ups, answer rules questions, and maintain a friendly environment. In case of an odd number of players a judge will play as a bye round. The bye round will count as a win and scored depending on how you do against the judge.

Prize support for this event will include but is not limited to trophies, product, and art. In addition to prize support for the winners there will be promo cards for all entrants as well as drinks, snacks, and general refreshments.

Arcane Duels will be on hand to film the event and talk to competitors.
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: SharkBait on May 20, 2016, 01:44:54 PM
HYPE TRAIN A ROLLIN'
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: Coshade on May 20, 2016, 02:37:14 PM
Oh man! What an awesome trophy
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on May 20, 2016, 03:25:36 PM
Oh man! What an awesome trophy

And it has 3 little brothers.
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: Boocheck on May 20, 2016, 03:45:11 PM
Deeply beautiful!
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: Drefan on May 20, 2016, 09:55:25 PM
That is a good looking trophy!!
Hope Arcane Duels will be able to cover the event so I can scratch my MW itch here in EU :)
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on May 20, 2016, 10:18:00 PM
That is a good looking trophy!!
Hope Arcane Duels will be able to cover the event so I can scratch my MW itch here in EU :)

Fairly sure that's part of the plan, least way I heard it.
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: DaveW on May 21, 2016, 04:46:37 PM
On which day(s) of the week will the tournament be run?
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: Sailor Vulcan on May 21, 2016, 05:49:56 PM
HYPE TRAIN A ROLLIN'

CHOO CHOO
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on May 22, 2016, 01:45:01 AM
On which day(s) of the week will the tournament be run?

Dave I do believe the tournament is set for Friday and Saturday of Gen Con week.
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: DaveW on May 22, 2016, 06:40:05 AM
On which day(s) of the week will the tournament be run?

Dave I do believe the tournament is set for Friday and Saturday of Gen Con week.

Thanks. The only day that I possibly could be there would be Saturday, so I'm out. (I was thinking that this would be the case... just wanted to confirm.) Thanks for running it again though.
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on May 22, 2016, 11:26:57 AM
That is a real shame Dave, you're a great guy, was looking forward to seeing you again.
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: V10lentray on May 24, 2016, 03:19:55 PM
I don't expect to be playing.

but I might swing by for some games if I have time.
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on May 30, 2016, 12:28:54 PM
64 days to go my friends. I hope you're getting some practice in ;)

I can assure you, your opponents will.
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: Kaarin on May 30, 2016, 02:26:37 PM
64 days to make Akiro's Hammer replica and launch myself across the ocean :P
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: Halewijn on May 30, 2016, 05:24:21 PM
64 days to make Akiro's Hammer replica and launch myself across the ocean :P

hahaha  ;D, If it's ready, let me know! I'll join ya.
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: zot on May 30, 2016, 09:18:02 PM
   I really feel for you folks overseas especially. I live in indy and consider myself super lucky gencon is here. For anyone arriving in town for gencon earlier than wednesday let me know. Perhaps we can work staying here at my place the weekend before, mon/tues. I usually get a hotel room wed-sat even though I live here. easier than struggling with parking, driving sleep deprived etc. but if folks arrive early before any hotel reservations, I can help with a place up to the convention.
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on May 30, 2016, 11:19:20 PM
Make no doubt about it, we are going all out this year. Prize support, refreshments, everything we can think of to make it as great an experience as possible. It is my hope to see some of the best in the world compete at this tournament. You win this one and we tell the whole world you're the real goods.
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: Biblofilter on May 31, 2016, 10:28:32 PM
Gen-Con Badge  :)  Hotel Wed-Mon :)

Do i have to sign-up for Mage Wars somewhere?

Couldnt find any event for Mage Wars  :'(
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on May 31, 2016, 10:44:00 PM
It'll be listed soon Biblofilter. Don't worry my friend a spot in the tournament is yours.
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: DaveW on June 01, 2016, 04:55:18 PM
I won't be able to get out of work to attend the con, however, if anyone is free on Saturday, I'd love to get in a game or two that day. I live right outside of Indy.
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: Coshade on June 01, 2016, 08:27:08 PM
I won't be able to get out of work to attend the con, however, if anyone is free on Saturday, I'd love to get in a game or two that day. I live right outside of Indy.

I'm open all weekend for MW games!
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on June 01, 2016, 11:49:48 PM
We'll also be doing the Mage Wars Dinner again this year. I'll let locals decide on a venue this time.
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on June 10, 2016, 11:08:05 AM
You may now purchase tickets for the Gen Con Championship!!!!! If you have your Gen Con badge you should go register ASAP!!!! 24 seats available and 13 have already been claimed. GO REGISTER these trophies aren't going to win themselves!
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: Drefan on June 10, 2016, 11:17:51 AM
64 days to make Akiro's Hammer replica and launch myself across the ocean :P

If you get it working, I'll tag along :)
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on June 10, 2016, 11:28:44 AM
64 days to make Akiro's Hammer replica and launch myself across the ocean :P

If you get it working, I'll tag along :)

Competitors from Canada, Japan, and Denmark are already confirmed to be in attendance :) I consider this the Mage Wars World Championship for a reason  ;)
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: SharkBait on June 10, 2016, 11:37:59 AM
You may now purchase tickets for the Gen Con Championship!!!!! If you have your Gen Con badge you should go register ASAP!!!! 24 seats available and 13 have already been claimed. GO REGISTER these trophies aren't going to win themselves!

Save me a spot, I won't be home for a while lol
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on June 16, 2016, 10:49:31 AM
Here is the link:

https://www.gencon.com/events/89028
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on June 21, 2016, 10:59:13 AM
In a recent interview Bryan Pope stated that PvS will be available at Gen Con. Let me go ahead and answer the questions I know are going to come up: YES if PvS is available at Gen Con it WILL be part of the Gen Con tournament prize support. NO it's not legal to play  ;) In fact a set or expansion has to be out 30 days to be legal.
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: Sailor Vulcan on June 21, 2016, 12:32:52 PM
I wish I could go. So jelly!


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Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on June 21, 2016, 12:46:03 PM
I wish I could go. So jelly!


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One day sir.  ;)
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on June 21, 2016, 01:13:11 PM
The tournament format has been added to the original post of this thread. Any questions fire away.
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: DaveW on June 27, 2016, 07:39:31 PM
The tournament format has been added to the original post of this thread. Any questions fire away.

You probably need to add "Mage Wars Academy: Warlock" to the list of allowed products, as it was available the same day as the Priestess.
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on June 27, 2016, 10:46:23 PM
The tournament format has been added to the original post of this thread. Any questions fire away.

You probably need to add "Mage Wars Academy: Warlock" to the list of allowed products, as it was available the same day as the Priestess.

Nothing would make me(not to mention Sharkbait) happier than to do just that. However the official street release isn't until next month for Academy Warlock and thus it's not available to the mass market yet. Product has to be in stores 30 days prior to an event I'm afraid.
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: Boocheck on June 28, 2016, 03:16:32 AM
I can confirm it. Distributor in Europe have different dates for Priestess and Warlock and also Mr. Laddifance stated somewhere that Warlock is arriving one month after Priestess.
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: Laddinfance on June 28, 2016, 08:03:22 AM
Academy Priestess and Warlock prereleased at Origins. However those were some advance copies, and the actual release date for Academy Warlock is not till the end of July.
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: SharkBait on June 28, 2016, 08:53:05 AM
... actual release date for Academy Warlock is not till the end of July.

 :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on June 28, 2016, 09:30:35 AM
Thus does Laddinface kill the last desperate hope of a proud Shark Mage Warrior.  ;) Don't worry Shark my man there's still my big event in November at Mace*. Burn whatever you what with whatever you want there!

*No comment on PvS being legal for Mace....yet
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on July 13, 2016, 09:01:37 AM
20 days left and 7 spots remain. That means we're already tied with the total number of entrants last year at 17 competitors. Note that this time next year were weren't even in the single digits yet so the odds that we'll cap are very high indeed.

I think I speak for a lot of us when I say I'm VERY interested in seeing what is brought to this event, what makes the Top 4, and what walks out Gen Con Champion.

Hype Train keeps a rolling on along!
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: wtcannonjr on July 14, 2016, 05:35:14 AM
I think everyone should bring an Air Wizard to the match.  :)
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on July 23, 2016, 03:37:33 PM
6 spots remain as a Charlotte Mage Warrior enters the tournament!
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: V10lentray on July 24, 2016, 08:52:20 PM
As much as I love this game more than any other, I am not playing this year.
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: V10lentray on July 24, 2016, 08:56:21 PM
64 days to make Akiro's Hammer replica and launch myself across the ocean :P

Once Trump builds his wall it won't matter since it doesn't have indirect (Which makes ZERO sense at all)
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on July 25, 2016, 10:45:43 AM
Hope you guys like Pepsi products cause it was Buy 2, Get 3 Free on 12 packs when I went to go get refreshments for the tournament. Also I'd like to introduce our 5th Judge "Little Debbie" who will be providing snacks to help fight off terrible late round hunger pains. Carbs are good for thinking and my local Necromancers tell me they make souls sweeter to drain.

Also I'll be bringing some "good sportsmanship" alternate art promo cards as well....no not the paladin and siren they got those at the booth :)
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: JasonBourneZombie on July 25, 2016, 11:57:15 AM
Yeah, we expect to make this an even greater year than last time. Higher attendance from all over, food for participants, trophies, mages retooled with acadamy cards... By all estimations, this tournament's going to be a blast.

We're still waiting for the inevitable crush of late entries; last year we had quite a few, and we expect the already large tournament size to keep growing.
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on July 25, 2016, 12:16:18 PM
As a reminder all players get some participation prizes as well. Nobody wants to play 5 rounds and walk away with nothing. We know this(trust me I did terrible in my last event) so we're gonna throw a little extra swag at you.

As JBZ said pre-registration is already higher than what actually attended last year and I feel certain walk up entries will occur. We got some big name players in this event this year and I'm looking forward to the rumble.

Gonna say it right now I pick Druid to win it all.
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: Puddnhead on July 25, 2016, 01:25:58 PM
As a reminder all players get some participation prizes as well. Nobody wants to play 5 rounds and walk away with nothing. We know this(trust me I did terrible in my last event) so we're gonna throw a little extra swag at you.

As JBZ said pre-registration is already higher than what actually attended last year and I feel certain walk up entries will occur. We got some big name players in this event this year and I'm looking forward to the rumble.

Gonna say it right now I pick Druid to win it all.

I hope it's not a Druid since I'm not playing one. ;)  This tournament is sounding so awesome!  Thank you guys for all of the attention, planning and effort going into making this event impressive!
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on July 25, 2016, 03:37:36 PM
I'm pulling for druid as my boy Mr. Rose is running one. Also I know a very good Danish Druid :P
Title: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: Sailor Vulcan on July 25, 2016, 04:36:17 PM
I'm pulling for druid as my boy Mr. Rose is running one. Also I know a very good Danish Druid :P

Mr. Rose is playing a Druid? Does his deck use corrosive orchids? (Sorry somebody had to ask.)
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on July 25, 2016, 05:29:27 PM
Nyuk nyuk nyuk.  ;D
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on July 25, 2016, 07:02:18 PM
As a reminder all players get some participation prizes as well. Nobody wants to play 5 rounds and walk away with nothing. We know this(trust me I did terrible in my last event) so we're gonna throw a little extra swag at you.

As JBZ said pre-registration is already higher than what actually attended last year and I feel certain walk up entries will occur. We got some big name players in this event this year and I'm looking forward to the rumble.

Gonna say it right now I pick Druid to win it all.

I hope it's not a Druid since I'm not playing one. ;)  This tournament is sounding so awesome!  Thank you guys for all of the attention, planning and effort going into making this event impressive!

Also thank you PuddinHead. We've  a very knowledgeable and capable staff and while this event may not be perfect....it won't be from lack of trying. This is THE tournament in THE USA and it's gonna be awesome.

As a side I wanna say it's going to be awesome working with Arcane Fuels again. Those guys are real contenders giving up their shots at the trophy to cover the event for the rest of us.
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: Erebus on July 26, 2016, 05:45:43 AM
I learn so much about spellbook building and gameplay from the examples and writeups after these tournaments! Wish I could go in person, but, still, thanks so much for doing these events!
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: Puddnhead on July 26, 2016, 06:49:50 AM
Arcane Fuels sounds like a great incantation to reload war machines!  Great idea, Grizz!  ;)
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on July 26, 2016, 09:56:14 AM
Arcane Fuels sounds like a great incantation to reload war machines!  Great idea, Grizz!  ;)

Ah the joys of learning to type on my new smart phone. At least I didn't call em Arcane Fools.

Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on July 30, 2016, 10:47:52 AM
Kinda stoked that this time next week we'll be fighting to see who among the Top 4 will be named Champion. ;D
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on July 31, 2016, 07:06:19 PM
Packing up prize Support for the trip to Indianapolis.
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on August 01, 2016, 10:54:55 AM
Oh one thing I forgot to mention. We're supplying maps, dice, and some tokens but if folks could bring their own specialized tokens such as Pet, Vines, etc that'd help a lot.
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: Coshade on August 01, 2016, 01:41:14 PM
WHOOOOOOOO! I can't wait for Gen Con
Good luck to everybody in the tournament
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: Boocheck on August 01, 2016, 01:56:29 PM
Its really happening! Its so close! Good Luck to everyone and have fun! May the best Warlord Wins! :)
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: Coshade on August 01, 2016, 05:49:09 PM
Its really happening! Its so close! Good Luck to everyone and have fun! May the best Warlord Wins! :)

Lol I would love Bloodwave Warlord to get the gold
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on August 01, 2016, 06:42:26 PM
Warlord winning would silence a lot of haters. Warlock, Beast Master, and Wizard have won. By my math that makes Priestess due and I have to say she has every tool she needs to do it.
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: Sailor Vulcan on August 01, 2016, 07:59:59 PM
I expect the most likely to win is Druid or Anvil Throne Warlord, and if not them then the wizard or priestess.


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Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: Coshade on August 01, 2016, 08:01:11 PM
I could see Adramelech Warlock winning XD
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: Puddnhead on August 01, 2016, 08:02:26 PM
I could see Adramelech Warlock winning XD

I believe it's my job to keep that from happening.  ::)
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: V10lentray on August 01, 2016, 09:25:52 PM
WHOOOOOOOO! I can't wait for Gen Con
Good luck to everybody in the tournament

Are you guys playing?
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: V10lentray on August 01, 2016, 09:27:29 PM
I'm personally partial to the Druid. But it takes a lot of skill to play that mage.

I'm predicting priestess.
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on August 01, 2016, 09:35:22 PM
I could see Adramelech Warlock winning XD

I believe it's my job to keep that from happening.  ::)

I believe you're instructions were quite clear in fact :P
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: Boocheck on August 02, 2016, 12:00:59 AM
I am hoping for Priest with Academy Priestess Cards. But my guess that players will not "risk" to play with decks that they didnt have a proper time to test and tune up.
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on August 02, 2016, 12:27:32 AM
Boocheck that is some sound logic. I expect we'll see more Priestess this year than last year for sure. I also think though that not all opponents are going to be familiar with what the new Priestess can do. I was caught totally off guard at a recent major tournament locally and got smashed. I'm a pretty good player and I have to assume that if I could fall prey to it so could others. A wily veteran player could be banking on taking at least one person in a 5 round event off guard.
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: Reddicediaries on August 02, 2016, 07:28:47 AM
I hope priest and some warlord gets played! Good luck everyone!
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: JasonBourneZombie on August 02, 2016, 08:26:49 AM
I'm just hoping to see a necromancer make it to the semi-finals. He doesn't have to win, I just want to see some top level necro games. Our local meta only really has two styles for him at the moment.
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: Coshade on August 02, 2016, 08:49:28 AM
I would love for a Necro to make it through. I don't recall there ever being one at Gencon making it to top 4.
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on August 02, 2016, 08:52:58 AM
Our local Force Master, Sarah, went through her book last night saying "If any scrubs challenge me I'm winning."

Our Warlock discussed ways to transition the super high offense  of his book into a slow burn late game.

JasonBourneZombie excitedly sent me a text stating that we leave tomorrow.

Our Druid is coming over so we can hit up Sams Club for supplies.

Jimillia prepared her Necromancer with "extra hate" in case she has to be the bye round.

The 4th judge, a young man named James, works a 10 hour shift today then drives over to rest here over night before leaving with us tomorrow morning.

I'm packing spell books, tokens, and my Arcane Wonders Ambassador shirts.

Charlotte is ready. Charlotte is coming to Gen Con!
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on August 02, 2016, 08:54:10 AM
I would love for a Necro to make it through. I don't recall there ever being one at Gencon making it to top 4.

Last year the only Necromancer I remember competing was relatively new and was eliminated fairly early. I'd like to see some more of the dark side this year too.
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: SharkBait on August 02, 2016, 09:25:55 AM
Stuff... Things....

 I'd like to see some more of the dark side this year too.

The dark side is always there hiding behind the fire  8) ;D
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on August 02, 2016, 09:52:24 AM
Stuff... Things....

 I'd like to see some more of the dark side this year too.

The dark side is always there hiding behind the fire  8) ;D

Yeah cause if it steps into the light it gets smacked hard by Knights of Westlock and Steelclaw Grizzlies 8)
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: Reddicediaries on August 02, 2016, 12:54:14 PM
Im hopeing for a druid, priestess, Necro, and forcemaster to make top 4!
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: Puddnhead on August 02, 2016, 02:04:00 PM
Im hopeing for a druid, priestess, Necro, and forcemaster to make top 4!

Wow, no love for the Shark-meister. ;)
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: Reddicediaries on August 02, 2016, 02:08:15 PM
I wish shark the best of luck, but adramlech isnt my mage. She burns up plants! :)
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on August 03, 2016, 06:36:54 PM
So we are here. If anyone wants a match we are in the Alexander Hotel. Hit me up at 704 493 6144. Also if you're competing and would like your book registered early let us know.
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: Kharhaz on August 03, 2016, 08:34:15 PM
So we are here. If anyone wants a match we are in the Alexander Hotel. Hit me up at 704 493 6144. Also if you're competing and would like your book registered early let us know.

How late are you going to be up? My flight comes in late
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: V10lentray on August 03, 2016, 10:30:44 PM
I'm interested in playing some random games tomorrow. i'll bring a couple of books with me tomorrow shoot me a text -

309-613-0274
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: Knabb master on August 04, 2016, 08:21:11 AM
Would be hilarious if someone managed win with the OTK priestess.
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: Reddicediaries on August 04, 2016, 08:40:10 AM
Web I could make it! Hope to be there next year and good luck to all!
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: Biblofilter on August 04, 2016, 12:29:58 PM
Anyone up for some Paladin vs Siren later tonight? (Gen-Con legal arena will be fine)

Ill check internetty after dinner - so just tell me when and where.

Im bad with phones.

Biblo

Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: Biblofilter on August 04, 2016, 01:42:58 PM
So we are here. If anyone wants a match we are in the Alexander Hotel. Hit me up at 704 493 6144. Also if you're competing and would like your book registered early let us know.

Up for some matches later?  8 pm or later.

Ill come to your place, but would like time and place.

Id might as well get my book registered :)
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: Halewijn on August 04, 2016, 02:39:42 PM
Anyone up for some Paladin vs Siren later tonight? (Gen-Con legal arena will be fine)

Ill check internetty after dinner - so just tell me when and where.

Im bad with phones.

Biblo



How about you filming the set, making a review and putting it on youtube?  ::)

I hope lord of winter will make a review on his weebly site. Always really enjoyed reading them.
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on August 04, 2016, 05:31:34 PM
Biblofilter I will be at the Marriott Ballroom 5 at 8pm doing a dungeon crawl. Meet me outside that room at 9pm and we shall battle. Marriott Indianapolis Downtown.
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on August 05, 2016, 06:46:02 AM
Today is the day we separate the warriors from the wimps. Let's do this.
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: Reddicediaries on August 05, 2016, 07:30:31 AM
Lets us know what happens! Good luck and have fun!
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on August 05, 2016, 10:07:58 AM
We are in Round 1. Mages are as follow:

Druid 1
Priestess 1
Araxian Warlock 1
Wizards 2
Straywood Beast Masters 2
Force Masters 2
Necromancer 3
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: Boocheck on August 05, 2016, 10:12:02 AM
Go Priestess!

Is Priestess player the same from last year?

That is a lot of Necromancers :) I am pretty curious about their books. Pure zombie, Pure skeleton, mix or something completly different :)
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: Reddicediaries on August 05, 2016, 10:20:43 AM
Are there bye rounds since I'm only counting 15 players. Like did shark choose not to play adramelech or is he on bye?
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on August 05, 2016, 12:43:56 PM
12 players. My bad on Shark he's Adramelech Warlock. He's 2- 0 right now. All Necromancers are skeleton. Biblofilter is one and undefeated fighting the Charlotte entry Mr Rose and his Druid.
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: Reddicediaries on August 05, 2016, 12:49:57 PM
12 players, did like half of them drop out? Thats 5 less than next year. Keep us posted!
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: theasaris on August 05, 2016, 12:51:22 PM
Wow, 12 really is a pity, especially compared to the tremendous increase of 16 to 28 players in the German Nationals!
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: Reddicediaries on August 05, 2016, 12:56:56 PM
Right, its 5 less players than last year. People must have dropped out since I was pretty sure there were 17+ last time I checked.
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: Reddicediaries on August 05, 2016, 12:59:15 PM
Just checked and at least 5 people dropped out.
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: Sailor Vulcan on August 05, 2016, 03:07:33 PM
Only twelve people in the tournament? What happened to "biggest turnout ever we're going to run out of spots" Gen Con 2016?


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Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: Reddicediaries on August 05, 2016, 03:14:44 PM
Aparently 5 wizards found out the books were ilegal.
Title: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: Sailor Vulcan on August 05, 2016, 03:17:48 PM
Still, this is a big let down. Also, as far as I know there is only one other Mage Wars Arena player in Columbus Ohio (or at least there's only one other who has a Facebook account) and that is after Origins has come and gone four times. And now this. This is really making me worry about how things are going for this game.

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Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: EricTheGreat12 on August 05, 2016, 03:39:11 PM
Still, this is a big let down. Also, as far as I know there is only one other Mage Wars Arena player in Columbus Ohio (or at least there's only one other who has a Facebook account) and that is after Origins has come and gone four times. And now this. This is really making me worry about how things are going for this game.

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Yes; it's not nice to see such a game be left alone by so many. Perhaps it was the delay of the multiple announced expansions for Arena, or maybe it's because Mage Wars is a game that has a limited amount of replayability, just like any other game.

Mind you, there are people like me who are younger, who cannot drive and also live in areas where there are no events taking place {take Montreal as my personal example}; and just because a person buys the base Arena game box, doesn't mean he/she is on the forums or that he/she knows about the expansions.
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: Reddicediaries on August 05, 2016, 04:44:38 PM
What happened with the tournament.
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: SharkBait on August 05, 2016, 04:57:10 PM
Still, this is a big let down. Also, as far as I know there is only one other Mage Wars Arena player in Columbus Ohio (or at least there's only one other who has a Facebook account) and that is after Origins has come and gone four times. And now this. This is really making me worry about how things are going for this game.

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The house isn't burning down. Things are selling really well. Gotta stay calm ;)
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on August 05, 2016, 05:00:50 PM
I'll respond later when I'm not busy having a blast at Gen Con. For now cool it with the skies falling stuff. I know why the turn out was what it was. It's got nothing to do with doom and gloom. Also perhaps not be fast to nay say before facts are known?
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: Reddicediaries on August 05, 2016, 05:09:24 PM
Even though the turn out wss low, still really excited to know what happend.
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: Boocheck on August 05, 2016, 05:54:18 PM
Only a fool count its wealth by the number of steeds :) One horse that can win any race is more worthy then a hundred horses that can plow the field. (proverb of some south state).

What kind of fears are that? We are in the middle of best times of mage wars! Lets call it summer! If there is no MW players around you, became ambassador. If noone around you is interested in Mage Wars, then you live in Dessert, you need different approach or they are not ready for a game of such caliber :)

Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on August 05, 2016, 05:55:32 PM
Bout to head to a session but I will say this: I saw some of the best matches I have ever seen today. The final four are Biblofilter(Necromancer), Sharkbait(Warlock), Mr Rose (Druid) and Aaron (Force Master.) All 4 showed skill and adaptability to impress.
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: Reddicediaries on August 05, 2016, 05:57:07 PM
Coshade please say you got some of the epic matches on video! Were hanma and zot no shows?
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on August 05, 2016, 07:16:24 PM
Zot competed.
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: Reddicediaries on August 05, 2016, 07:49:52 PM
Hmm, two returning and two new players in the top 4 cool. Well Biblo isn't returning, but he's well established.
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on August 05, 2016, 11:44:15 PM
Only Sharkbait has played in the tournament before. Biblofilter, Mr Rose, and Aaron are new to Gen Con.
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: zot on August 06, 2016, 01:34:29 AM
Zot competed.

i played badly. sorry to say i was not much competition this year. unlike three of the last four years where i was playing in the last match for the win. first time not making finals in any of the events i have entered. sigh.

 i was not able to make up my mind on what mage to play until literally the morning of the qualifiers. never a good sign. i was not overally happy with my build and not comfortable playing it. i settled on a wizard thinking it would still feel about the same flowi wise, it did not, and my games were very unfocused. it has been three years since playing air wizard. could not get the flow working right. symptom of indecision about getting a mage built and playing matches to tune it. as it ended up that in my final qualifier match who ever won it would get a spot in the finals. i played poorly and my opponent played well, and ended up winning.

griz is correct that there were some great matches, and stellar play. the four finalists certainly earned their position and i know tomorrow will again see some great matches. good luck to each of them.

feel for those who could not be here gencon is awesome. hopefully next year more of you can make it. it will be gencon 50th anniversary year. should be spectacular event.


Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on August 06, 2016, 08:11:45 AM
I've learned some very nasty new tricks watching some of these games. Stuff I would have never even considered that made me think "You sly old dog.... I'm gonna have to steal that. Shark pulled a good one where his opponent went to Purify and he Enchantment Transfusion a Nullify I fed Meath him.
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: Reddicediaries on August 06, 2016, 10:55:58 AM
Good luck! Let us know how it goes
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on August 06, 2016, 02:30:08 PM
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2016 GEN CON CHAMPION LARS VILLINGER: BIBLOFILTER!!!!!!

Necromancer wins!!!!!!@
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: Reddicediaries on August 06, 2016, 02:36:26 PM
Many congratulations to Biblo. When will a tournament report be up? If you post one. What happend in the finals rounds?
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: Boocheck on August 06, 2016, 02:36:56 PM
Congratulations to Biblofilter! He was one of my hot tips :) Who ended up second?

Were Coshade or Intangible there? I didnt see any buzz from Arcane Duels. I starve for more details, books, strategies etc :)
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: Reddicediaries on August 06, 2016, 02:39:31 PM
Congratulations to Biblofilter! He was one of my hot tips :) Who ended up second?

Were Coshade or Intangible there? I didnt see any buzz from Arcane Duels. I starve for more details, books, strategies etc :)

Right on!
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: Sailor Vulcan on August 06, 2016, 03:18:50 PM
Congratulations to Biblofilter! He was one of my hot tips :) Who ended up second?

Were Coshade or Intangible there? I didnt see any buzz from Arcane Duels. I starve for more details, books, strategies etc :)

Yeah, I was hoping for some event coverage. They were there right?


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Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: Reddicediaries on August 06, 2016, 03:20:48 PM
I know coshade was recording, don't think intangible was there.
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on August 06, 2016, 04:22:12 PM
Yes arcane Duels were there. Mr. Rose and his druid took second. Force Master 3rd and Sharkbait 4th.
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: Boocheck on August 06, 2016, 04:59:25 PM
Thank you for info. Now i can finally go to bed, looking forward to upcoming days for videos and pure fun :)
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on August 06, 2016, 05:05:45 PM
I promise I will post a full tournament report when I get home to Charlotte. I do want to mention some things.

1. This was the smoothest tournament I've ever run. Thank you to my team of Jimillia, James, and especially Jason Bourne Zombie.

2. Even better than the insane skill put on display I saw even greater sportsmanship. Everyone who played did so with respect and class.

3. Yeah Paladin/Siren was popular at Gen Con lol. Understatement of the year but product was flying off shelves. Arena, Academy,and everything else had to constantly never endingly be restocked.
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: Biblofilter on August 07, 2016, 01:38:51 AM
Gen-Con is fun.

Mage Wars people has been incredible friendly and fun.

45 matches so far on this trip :)




Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: Tyrnan on August 07, 2016, 01:23:52 PM
Congrats Biblofilter   :)
Great to hear you made it! Looking forward to meeting you next monday!
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: Borg on August 07, 2016, 03:38:57 PM
Congratulations with your excellent performance, Biblofilter.

I'm looking forward to see your spellbook and hear the ins and outs about it.
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: Biblofilter on August 07, 2016, 05:24:49 PM
It was a Meditation Graveyard build pretty much like your own Meditation Lair build :)

So thank you Borg :)

I kind of got off to a bad start in the final vs. Larrick (Druid) but we had a history. Anyway that game was very different from our first encounter.
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: Reddicediaries on August 07, 2016, 05:31:45 PM
It was a Meditation Graveyard build pretty much like your own Meditation Lair build :)

So thank you Borg :)

I kind of got off to a bad start in the final vs. Larrick (Druid) but we had a history. Anyway that game was very different from our first encounter.
I cant wait for your tournement report!
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: Borg on August 08, 2016, 11:50:23 AM
It was a Meditation Graveyard build pretty much like your own Meditation Lair build :)

You still remember that build ?
That was two years ago. Amazing :)

So thank you Borg :)

No, really, thank YOU, the credit is all yours ;)
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: Coshade on August 09, 2016, 10:24:25 AM
Arcane Duels has the video coverage! Hoping to get commentary this weekend and release it. Also gonna go for some PvS card analysis as well.

Congratulations to Biblo. This was one of the most impressive books and skilled players I have seen yet at Gen Con. It's great to see that we have not reached the skill ceiling on this game yet!
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on August 09, 2016, 10:50:36 AM
I'll post the spell books soon hopefully.
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: Sailor Vulcan on August 10, 2016, 06:08:48 PM
Arcane Duels has the video coverage! Hoping to get commentary this weekend and release it. Also gonna go for some PvS card analysis as well.

Congratulations to Biblo. This was one of the most impressive books and skilled players I have seen yet at Gen Con. It's great to see that we have not reached the skill ceiling on this game yet!

What skill ceiling?
Title: Re: GEN CON 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Post by: DaveW on August 11, 2016, 10:15:18 PM
I would love for a Necro to make it through. I don't recall there ever being one at Gencon making it to top 4.

Last year the only Necromancer I remember competing was relatively new and was eliminated fairly early. I'd like to see some more of the dark side this year too.

I remember he played both graveyard and libro against me, and never had mana to get enough creatures out last year.