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Re: What's Winning Gen Con?
« Reply #30 on: January 22, 2017, 12:38:07 AM »
I think Paladin has the tools, whether anyone has the experience with him....man I can't say. Some inventive player practicing solid matches against a variety of opponents in a good meta does sound formidable I'll agree.
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Re: What's Winning Gen Con?
« Reply #31 on: January 22, 2017, 02:32:45 PM »
I don't believe the warlord.  I want to see one that actually plays with creatures and uses barracks and outposts.  The buddy build books just bother me.

Is there any one out there using creatures or is everyone only using one or two big holy creatures?
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Re: What's Winning Gen Con?
« Reply #32 on: January 22, 2017, 03:49:23 PM »
Ray how big is your meta? I just played sharkey the other night who built an army. In fact most warlords ive seen lately run critters and spawn points. I know that holy warlords were big a while back before FiF and PvS, but that has largely changed. Puddns warlord is really conjuration heavy. My buddy eggshen plays a goblin heavy warlord. I can't see why with dwarf panzerguarde in school a warlord would need to go to holy for a KoW or a GA. That's wasted points. I know you don't like Octgn but you might get a broader view if you at least spectate some games. It really does help.
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Re: What's Winning Gen Con?
« Reply #33 on: January 22, 2017, 04:11:37 PM »
I'm redesigning my Anvil Throne as we speak for a "posse" build.
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Re: What's Winning Gen Con?
« Reply #34 on: January 23, 2017, 08:23:41 AM »
Ray how big is your meta? I just played sharkey the other night who built an army. In fact most warlords ive seen lately run critters and spawn points. I know that holy warlords were big a while back before FiF and PvS, but that has largely changed. Puddns warlord is really conjuration heavy. My buddy eggshen plays a goblin heavy warlord. I can't see why with dwarf panzerguarde in school a warlord would need to go to holy for a KoW or a GA. That's wasted points. I know you don't like Octgn but you might get a broader view if you at least spectate some games. It really does help.

I've been watching the arcane duels matches, although its insanely boring and almost impossible to do on a phone, but I've not seen any warlord books with more than 2-3 creatures.
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Re: What's Winning Gen Con?
« Reply #35 on: January 23, 2017, 09:33:27 AM »
Watch me and Sharkvait when it gets posted. Sharkey straight up built an army.
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Re: What's Winning Gen Con?
« Reply #36 on: January 23, 2017, 12:20:24 PM »
One thing I always get bothered by at Gen Con is people not getting enough practice in. With that in mind I'll be spending all evening Thursday fighting people with my books, bring your tournament book and lets fight. I may even try to get this set up as an all day event as well.
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Re: What's Winning Gen Con?
« Reply #37 on: January 23, 2017, 12:54:51 PM »
I'll throw my hat in and game all day Thursday with you guys!
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Re: What's Winning Gen Con?
« Reply #38 on: January 23, 2017, 01:47:23 PM »
"game all day"

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Re: What's Winning Gen Con?
« Reply #39 on: January 23, 2017, 03:36:03 PM »
Biblo, let me know if you are indeed planning on coming in, and when you would be arriving...

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Re: What's Winning Gen Con?
« Reply #40 on: January 24, 2017, 07:35:46 AM »
I am kind of surprised and confused that so many see the AT Warlord as one of the frontrunners.
Somehow I feel like I am missing something big here.  :-\
Would anybody be so kind and explain to me what buffed him?

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Re: What's Winning Gen Con?
« Reply #41 on: January 24, 2017, 07:50:35 AM »
I am kind of surprised and confused that so many see the AT Warlord as one of the frontrunners.
Somehow I feel like I am missing something big here.  :-\
Would anybody be so kind and explain to me what buffed him?
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Re: What's Winning Gen Con?
« Reply #42 on: January 24, 2017, 08:14:22 AM »
One thing I always get bothered by at Gen Con is people not getting enough practice in. With that in mind I'll be spending all evening Thursday fighting people with my books, bring your tournament book and lets fight. I may even try to get this set up as an all day event as well.

There are pros and cons to this.

if you make it an all day event, it gaurentees you table space which is always a pain in the ass to find at GenCon. That's one of the bad things of Gen Con is there is little to no room for any open gaming.

If you make it an event, it has to be paid for. they charge for space by the hour which is reflected in Ticket price.  That is why a 1 hour event is $2, and the MW tournament, an 8hr event is $16.  If this is an "event" for all day, say Thursday 10AM - 10PM, its going to cost somewhere around $24 a person.  Also how many "seats do you request? 10, 16? I'm not sure if that has to be paid for in advance and you get the ticket money back or something, but there is definitely a cost associated with it.

We're still debating GenCon because the cost keeps going up every year. And if we come, It'll be with the Wife and the baby, so I probably would be able to do an all day thing, but maybe drop in for 2-3 hours for a game or 2. I'm not going to pay $24 to drop in for one / 2 games.

You'd probably be better off trying to wing something Wednesday and Thursday nights in one of the local hotels that AW is putting you guys up in.


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Re: What's Winning Gen Con?
« Reply #43 on: January 24, 2017, 09:17:14 AM »
I doubt we'd make it a charged event. Not for practice matches. Now after 5pm the tournament area is pretty free most times so that's where I'm thinking we'll try to crash. I a lot of the guys were playing hours into the night last year on the tournament tables, nobody seemed to mind.
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Re: What's Winning Gen Con?
« Reply #44 on: January 24, 2017, 09:30:14 AM »
As for Anvil Throne and well Warlords in general they've got the Ballista, the Champions Gauntlets, some nice new creatures, and some strategies most people aren't familiar with cause they're brand spanking new. Now whether or not anyone thinks to experiment with him on the biggest stage in the US....we'll see.
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