This is a five-round two-day 40k event that encourages fun and camaraderie, with a significant portion of the proceeds going to support the Oregon Food Bank. Come enjoy a weekend of gaming, knowing that you're helping hungry families.
While this is a "tournament" it is not designed to be predictable, and does not guarantee perfectly balanced missions. As such, players are encouraged to come with a open mind, and the primary purpose of having fun. While this is an ITC event, it will not use the traditional ITC missions. Rather, it plays with a random OPEN WAR card draw. Before each round four OPEN WAR cards will be drawn and displayed. All tables will play the random map/mission/twist drawn. In addition,players are asked to bring an army that is at least 1850 in points, but no more than 2000. In each round, if one player has 50 or more points separating their army list from their opponent's, they can make use of the fourth "ruse" card displayed for the round.
This tournament takes “beer and pretzels” seriously. Gaming requires food, so included in the price of your ticket is a pizza lunch. We provide the food on Saturday, and you can provide your own beverage by purchasing from Guardian Games. All drinks (including alcohol) must be purchased from the store. So no water bottles, or liquid of any kind is permitted due to regulation. Because alcohol is available, this event is limited to players 21+ only.
This event will qualify as a grand tournament for ITC purposes. Also, as an ITC event, players are required to use the Best Coast Pairings app. All lists must be uploaded into the app in a readable format. Any list discovered to be in error will result in a forfeit.
However, unlike traditional ITC events, battle points alone WILL NOT be what determines who wins the event, and places first in the ITC rankings for the event results. Instead, this event follow the Warzone: Atlanta model of incorporating soft scores. As a result, the final placements for the event will depend on a combination of battle scores, painting scores, and sportsmanship.
1850-2000 pts, all current books and legal armies allowed. Max of 3 detachments one of which must be a BATTALION or BRIGADE.
3 color minimum and basing required. Models not conforming will be removed from play. Appearance will be judged by a panel of experienced painters, judging on technique, theme, etc. Painting score WILL be a factor in determining who wins the event. Display boards encouraged.
Each round will begin with a random draw from a shuffled OPEN WAR deck. All tables will play the same draw - map/mission/twist and (if appropriate) ruse.
Download the player packet HERE
Each round is 2.5 hours. Players are encouraged to keep an eye on the clock and try to complete their turns quickly. If time is called at the 2.5-hour mark, and the players have not completed the game, it will be up to the sole discretion of the tournament organizer to either call the game for one person or the other, or to declare no winner. This ruling may be arbitrary and subjective, and is not appealable. Players who do not want their games determined by arbitrary ruling should play quickly and efficiently.
Date & Time
The event is March 10th and March 11th, 2018.
CHECK-IN- Saturday 10:00-10:30
ROUND ONE -Saturday 10:30 - 1:00
ROUND TWO - Saturday 1:15-3:45
ROUND THREE - Saturday 4:00-6:30
CHECK-IN - Sunday 12:00-12:30
ROUND FOUR - Sunday 12:30-3:00
ROUND FIVE - 3:15-5:45
AWARDS - 6:00-6:30
This is a fun, simple, no-stress event. We roll dice, eat good food, and have a beer (Guardian Games serves beer). The goal is to have fun, and to give fun games to an opponent. All players will be expected to conduct themselves in a sportsman-like manner. Players who fail to do so will be asked to leave with no refunds. Sportsmanship will be evaluated, and WILL factor into who wins the event.
The cost to play in this tournament will be $50.00.
There will be awards for:
Best overall (combination of battle points, paint score, and sportsmanship)
Best battle score
As well as raffle prizes
Where Your Money Goes
30 players at $50 each, yields $1500. We lose a portion of each payment to Best Coast Pairings. We spend $750 on space rental, pizza, trophies and raffle prizes. The remaining funds all go to the Oregon Food Bank. No profit is made off this event.