Here are a few updates. This email will focus on some 9th age info Along with some general Venue notes. Info on the other game systems to follow soon.
We are going to be in the building we had 4 years ago, which was a great spot. Its adjacent to Redwood park and we will get a keg this year (for those of age…), or bring a cooler if you so desire, and there is even a convenient Pokegym right outside J.
We are just getting started and there have been some great pledges and we are already 1/2 of the way there! Sign up now and keep the momentum rolling! I get a lot of looks at the website and I’m sure people want to know who is coming and what they are gonna play. Keep those pledges rolling in , any extra will go for things like prize support and the above mentioned keg…
The draft Tournament Packet for 9th age upload on the website (bottom of home page):
So we have a couple of options for 9thage. If you wanna try it out on Saturday and Play Malifaux or Frostgrave on Sunday, sign up for “Curious”. If you want the full GT 5 games go “Committed”. We have people signed up for both (and everyone is in the same “Pool” on Saturday. Also Friday nightwe will be playing the Post Apoc “This Is Not A Test” and throwing a few back so make sure to show up for that!
A few of you may have dusted off those boxes and are wondering “Is my army any good now” ? Well there are plenty of Obsessive number crunchers on the 9th age forums that have run statistics on the performance of all the current 9thage armies based on this year’s UK/Europe/and US Tournaments. Check out this thread for the info:
I’m happy to see my beloved Chaos/Infernal Dwarves above the curve (well sorta happy), that bringing up the point you will need to track down the revised name/Abbreviation for your army book. You will find all the old 8thed units are in your new list as well as quite a few units from past editions, we have found that they have made a great effort on internal unit balance. Overall units have been toned down across the board, so if your thinking your favorite unit got nerfed.. maybe it did, but it still might be pretty damn good in context. I must say divorcing the rules making from the miniature making/selling has some pretty big benefits to game play…
You can also track down all the 9th age ETC lists on the forums to get an idea of what people are taking (typical disclaimer about ETC meta blah blah).
If you peruse the rules packet you will find I’m sticking very closely to the Base 9th age rules. No fancy monster contingents this year, though I will still have the monster themed objective cards.
Anywho… the comp packet is draft. If you have questions please let me know, so I can revise the packet or issue FAQ’s.
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