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Re: Gen Con 2018
« Reply #60 on: August 23, 2018, 12:29:33 AM »
Will we see at least the winning book?
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Re: Gen Con 2018
« Reply #61 on: August 23, 2018, 10:49:22 AM »
Will we see at least the winning book?

I have been told there are files coming pending the reinstatement of computer and internet access for the primary record keeper.

In short, yes...Soon(tm)
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Re: Gen Con 2018
« Reply #62 on: September 06, 2018, 09:16:29 PM »
Greetings! At long last we have some pictures and a (roughly remembered) synopsis of the GenCon 2018 tournament!
As has been previously stated, there were 15 competitors hailing from St. Louis to Charlotte in the United States and a crew that made it all the way from Canada!
There was so much to see on the first day that everything is a glorious blur of dice and markers.  At the end of the first day we had one player at 4-0 and 4 players at 3-1.
It was determined that VictorE and Arthur could duke it out for the final spot in the top 4. Arthur graciously chose to forego the fight and let VictorE advance to the final 4.

Pictured here is the giving of Arthur’s Sportsmanship Award for his sacrifice. He played a tough Necromancer that caused a lot of pain to his opponents.


THE TOP 4

Semi-finals
Table 1: VictorE (Wizard) vs Coshade (Priestess)
Coshade and VictorE both jumped into their economy game with Cassiel and Temple of Asyra arrayed against several channeling increases.  As the Disciples of Radiance hit the field VictorE shut it completely down with a well-timed Mordok’s Obelisk and an Essence Drain.  This is the first time Coshade has had to shift to plan B and he answers by advancing with a Knight of Westlock and supporting both Knight and Priestess with Cassiel.  VictorE begins turning the Arena into a Tesla Cage by flinging Bolt after Bolt of empowered lightning at Coshade.  Through all the damage, the stuns fail to come and Cassiel eventually sustains the Priestess to victory. A very enjoyable match to watch!



Table 2: Millie (Necromancer) vs Farkas (Straywood)
I was not the judge watching this match, however, I do know that it was incredibly hard fought on both sides and this was the nail-biter of the top 4. A very high amount of concentration and tenacity exhibited by both players. Ultimately Farkas emerged victorious and I believe it had to do with Pet falcons and a very irritating Taunting Ferret.

Finals
Table 1: VictorE (Wizard) vs  Millie (Necromancer)

At the time of the clash an Eternal Brute, a Skeletal Archer and a Skeletal Knight are staring back at a Gorgon Archer and a Devouring Jelly. Twin Teleport Wands translocate things around the arena, the dice fly, the curses stack up and the Wizard eventually falls to the combined might of Brute and Boulder.

Table 2: Farkas (Straywood) vs  Coshade (Priestess)

The final match for 1st place is an epic rematch. In the swiss rounds, Coshade eked out a victory vs Farkas with a critical cleric roll having only 1 health left on his Priestess. Now the final game was for all the proverbial marbles and neither player was going to back down. Birds clashed with laser clerics, the Beastmaster hid in the Elephant Grass, but eventually, Divine Asyra Intervenes and the Priestess Purifies the Beastmaster from the Arena with the help of her Radiant Disciples.
Trophies are given, hands are shaken, and pictures taken!

VictorE from Champaign, IL Congrats on 4th!


Millie taking home the 3rd place trophy for Charlotte, NC!


Justin triple threat!


We’ve learned that Champaign is a force to be reckoned with! Together with Charlotte and St. Louis they are gunning for gold in 2019.
See you all again for another tournament next year!
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Re: Gen Con 2018
« Reply #63 on: September 06, 2018, 09:17:02 PM »
1st Place: COSHADE
A Priestess Spellbook

built by http://www.spellbookbuilder.com

Total cost: 120 pts

--- Equipment ---
1 Eagleclaw Boots
1 Leather Chausses

--- Conjuration ---
1 Consecrated Ground
1 Pillar of Righteous Flame
1 Rolling Fog
1 Temple of Asyra
2 Wall of Earth
1 Wall of Thorns

--- Creature ---
1 Cassiel, Shield of Bim-Shalla
1 Crusader Griffin
6 Disciple of Radiance
1 Guardian Angel
1 Knight of Westlock

--- Enchantment ---
1 Bear Strength
1 Divine Intervention
2 Divine Reversal
1 Enchantment Transfusion
1 Eye for an Eye
6 Iguana Regrowth
1 Marked for Death
2 Nullify
1 Restore
2 Teleport Trap

--- Incantation ---
1 Cure
2 Dispel
2 Dissolve
2 Force Push
1 Martyr's Restoration
3 Mend
2 Minor Heal
3 Purify
1 Remove Curse
1 Seeking Dispel
2 Teleport

--- Attack ---
1 Acid Ball
1 Hurl Boulder
2 Hurl Rock
5 Luminous Blast
1 Surging Wave

2nd Place FARKAS
A Beastmaster Spellbook

built by http://www.spellbookbuilder.com

Total cost: 120 pts

--- Equipment ---
1 Chitin Armor
1 Eagleclaw Boots
1 Jeweled Scarab
1 Regrowth Belt
1 Ring of Beasts

--- Conjuration ---
1 Corrosive Orchid
1 Elephant Grass
1 Etherian Lifetree
1 Lair
1 Rajan's Fury
2 Tanglevine
1 Wall of Thorns

--- Creature ---
2 Bitterwood Fox
4 Darkfenne Asp
1 Slavorg, Fang of the First Moon
1 Sosruko, Ferret Companion
1 Spitting Raptor
1 Straywood Scout
1 Tarraki, Thousand Bites
6 Thunderift Falcon
2 Timber Wolf
1 Wychwood Faerie

--- Enchantment ---
1 Badger Frenzy
1 Bear Strength
1 Blind
1 Brace Yourself
1 Divine Might
1 Falcon Precision
1 Force Orb
1 Harmonize
2 Lion Savagery
1 Marked for Death
1 Nullify
2 Panther Stealth
2 Poisoned Blood
1 Regrowth
1 Rhino Hide
1 Rust
1 Tangleroot

--- Incantation ---
2 Call of the Wild
2 Disarm
2 Dispel
2 Dissolve
2 Force Push
1 Lesser Teleport
1 Remove Curse
3 Rouse the Beast
1 Seeking Dispel
1 Teleport

--- Attack ---
2 Acid Ball
1 Force Hammer
1 Jet Stream
2 Surging Wave

3rd Place MILLIE
A Necromancer Spellbook

built by http://www.spellbookbuilder.com

Total cost: 120 pts

--- Equipment ---
1 Chitin Armor
1 Cloak of Shadows
1 Death Ring
1 Eagleclaw Boots
1 Elemental Wand
1 Mage Wand

--- Conjuration ---
1 Altar of Infernia
1 Deathlock
1 Enchanter's Wardstone
1 Idol of Pestilence
2 Mana Crystal
1 Rolling Fog
2 Tanglevine
2 Wall of Bones

--- Creature ---
1 Blightheart
2 Skeletal Archer
3 Skeletal Knight
2 Zombie Brute

--- Enchantment ---
1 Agony
1 Block
2 Brace Yourself
2 Enfeeble
2 Ghoul Rot
1 Magebane
2 Marked for Death
1 Nullify
2 Poisoned Blood
1 Rust
1 Theft of Life

--- Incantation ---
1 Dispel
2 Dissolve
2 Drain Soul
2 Reassemble
2 Teleport

--- Attack ---
1 Flameblast
1 Hurl Boulder
2 Hurl Rock

4th Place: VICTORE
A Wizard (Air) Spellbook

built by http://www.spellbookbuilder.com

Total cost: 116 pts (Don’t know what happened here!)

--- Equipment ---
1 Arcane Ring
1 Eagleclaw Boots
2 Elemental Wand
1 Leather Gloves
1 Lightning Ring
1 Mage Wand
1 Moonglow Amulet
1 Regrowth Belt
1 Storm Drake Hide

--- Conjuration ---
1 Enchanter's Wardstone
1 Mana Crystal
1 Mana Siphon
1 Mordok's Obelisk
1 Suppression Orb

--- Creature ---
2 Blue Gremlin
1 Devouring Jelly
1 Gorgon Archer
3 Mana Leech

--- Enchantment ---
1 Brace Yourself
2 Essence Drain
1 Giant Size
2 Hawkeye
1 Hydrothermal Vent
3 Minor Essence Drain
3 Nullify
2 Pacify
1 Reverse Magic
1 Rhino Hide
1 Rust

--- Incantation ---
1 Clear Mind
2 Dispel
2 Dissolve
1 Drain Power
1 Lesser Teleport
2 Minor Heal
1 Purge Magic
1 Seeking Dispel
1 Teleport

--- Attack ---
1 Acid Ball
1 Chain Lightning
1 Hail of Stones
1 Hurl Boulder
3 Lightning Bolt
1 Thunderbolt
1 Windstorm

We apparently missed the last 4 points of VictorE’s book. I believe that 2 of them were for a 4th Lightning Bolt…perhaps he can elucidate at some point!
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Re: Gen Con 2018
« Reply #64 on: September 06, 2018, 10:14:18 PM »
Wow Oh man my last picture.  Folks just so you know This is what the face of defeat looks like!  It’s bitter, not good looking, and looks like I got a piece of candy stuck in my mouth.   

Lots of fun tho!  Glad to represent Champaign this year!!!
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Re: Gen Con 2018
« Reply #65 on: September 06, 2018, 10:50:11 PM »
Very cool. Thanks Puddinhead for posting this.

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Re: Gen Con 2018
« Reply #66 on: September 07, 2018, 07:57:57 AM »
Wow Oh man my last picture.  Folks just so you know This is what the face of defeat looks like!  It’s bitter, not good looking, and looks like I got a piece of candy stuck in my mouth.   

Dude! I look so bloated in that last photo. Gen con van food is the best :)
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Re: Gen Con 2018
« Reply #67 on: September 07, 2018, 09:49:00 AM »
Also, the news everyone has been waiting for.  Coshade and I fought Two Domination matches with our Necromancer - Bloodwave team.  Both were incredibly fun!

We are now 3-0 for Team Domination games.  Any challengers?  8)
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Re: Gen Con 2018
« Reply #68 on: September 07, 2018, 10:43:35 AM »
I really like that Straywood and Necromancer book. Hopefully I can make it to Gen Con and compete  ;D