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Re: Gen Con 2018
« Reply #15 on: May 09, 2018, 10:47:00 PM »
Every year, i am telling my self that the next one, i will fly to US just for gencon :)

Well, next year.

I hope you will have a great time guys :)

Dude! That would rock!
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Re: Gen Con 2018
« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2018, 11:19:46 PM »
yeah, you should make it over with biblo. and bring some of the other eu group with you too.

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Re: Gen Con 2018
« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2018, 11:51:23 PM »
Every year, i am telling my self that the next one, i will fly to US just for gencon :)

Well, next year.

I hope you will have a great time guys :)

2020 I'm coming to Europe to visit the Czech Republic.
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Re: Gen Con 2018
« Reply #18 on: May 13, 2018, 08:27:51 AM »
2020 I'm coming to Europe to visit the Czech Republic.
Are You visiting John?
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Re: Gen Con 2018
« Reply #19 on: May 13, 2018, 09:09:44 AM »
Will AD cover Gen Con this year?
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Re: Gen Con 2018
« Reply #20 on: May 13, 2018, 09:20:09 AM »
2020 I'm coming to Europe to visit the Czech Republic.
Are You visiting John?

Yes. John and his wife gave birth to a beautiful baby boy last Christmas and named it Benjamin after me. Thus I'd better get my butt to Prague lol.
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Re: Gen Con 2018
« Reply #21 on: May 13, 2018, 09:20:26 AM »
Will AD cover Gen Con this year?

I hope so.
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Re: Gen Con 2018
« Reply #22 on: May 15, 2018, 10:41:50 AM »
6 souls have signed up to test themselves in the fires of the most brutal battle in North America! More names shall join the list of those seeking to become the new Gen Con Champion!
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Re: Gen Con 2018
« Reply #23 on: May 17, 2018, 11:57:35 AM »
I promised a new scoring format and here it is. At Gen Con and Gen Con only this year matches that go to time are considered TIES. Not wins. Kill the other mage.

Will post more details when I have a better connection.

Even though I will neither play or follow the tournament this makes me quiet upset. The problems with these rules propably do not need to be explained and also it is understandable why making the tournament is difficult (due to limited time).

I would simply suggest that you use a timer during the planing phases (the players get x minutes to prepare their spells each round). And play with chess clocks during the action phases (which are paused when rolling dice).
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Re: Gen Con 2018
« Reply #24 on: May 18, 2018, 04:16:57 PM »
Personally I'm disappointed. these rules are totally fair but there is a minimum amount of experience with the game to realize that these rules are fair. I didn't realize for the longest time that time limits don't break or unbalance the game unless you have timed wins. And considering previous use of timed wins in tournaments, I bet I'm not the only one.

Now the argument about time limits is about to be rehashed for the umpteenth time. I really wish we had a larger competitive playerbase so that we could get more tournament data more quickly. It's sad that it's taken so many years for us to start to realize that time limits are okay and timed wins are the real source of imbalance in tourneys.

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Re: Gen Con 2018
« Reply #25 on: May 18, 2018, 04:26:45 PM »
as long as the match duration is of enough length to enable slower/newer players to compete, or to give slower build up decks enough time to compete, then having the match determined by an actual winner is fine. 75 minutes is borderline for time limit I think. 80-90 would be optimal. a lot of matches end about 60ish, but yet enough go to time that 15 more minutes probably makes enough of a difference that the number of tied matches should drop dramatically. I do not know what the time constraints for the qualifiers are, but I am hoping we get closer to the 90 minute range.

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Re: Gen Con 2018
« Reply #26 on: May 19, 2018, 08:01:30 AM »
We're extending the time limits yes. Will have more news on a few weeks. Rest assured we've looked at this from every angle.
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