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Time Vault Games in Portland is running a series of OP events to clean out their stock, with the intent of being VERY new-player-friendly. The series starts with the Battle of Wolf 359 and runs through 3 of the Dominion War events!

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Entry fee for the event is $10, and the event will be three rounds, using the scenario posted on WizKids site for the Battle of Wolf 359:
http://wizkidsgames.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/71509-Ins...

List building rules are:
- All players will receive, for their $10 entry fee, one blind booster from the 'Resistance is Futile' set, AND one blind booster from the 'Collective' set. Each box should be built up to 30 points with only the contents of that box.
- Players should bring a 40 point list, ship-faction-pure (IE., all cards and upgrades on any ship the same faction as the ship) to add to the blind boosters they receive (for a total list of 100 pts)
- No 'resources' will be allowed


The goal being a new player with ONLY the core set will still be able to show up and have a viable list for the event - 40 points is easy to make a few variations on with the core set parts, and for $10 you get the remainder of your fleet in two more ships.

Expected participation is probably 6 players, which means with 5 prize ships on TOP of that... odds are reasonably high you'll get a prize ship, too.

BEST way to RSVP (as well as keep up with additional events as time goes on) would be to join the Facebook group for area Star Trek Attack Wing players:

www.facebook.com/groups/pdxstartrekattackwing/

...but even letting the store know or posting in this thread if you can definitely make it also works for me!
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Sounds fun. Care to visit northern Indiana? I'm new to the game and can't really find OP events here. ;-)
 
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aragorn543 wrote:
Sounds fun. Care to visit northern Indiana? I'm new to the game and can't really find OP events here. ;-)


I'd suggest visiting PDX, instead, and might say something like "it's great here!"

...but in December, it's really kinda not. I mean, unless you like being rained on. It pretty much rains the whole time.
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I made an interesting find when inventorying Time Vault's prizes in support of the upcoming 4-event series: they have the Tactical Cube 001! (Borg Queen-9, Borg Data, crazy OP maturation chamber, etc)

So we'll be re-doing the top two prizes. Instead of both overall prizes for the entire Time Vault series being the 'Assimilated Target Prime' (the assimilated Enterprise-D), we will have the top two prizes as the Borg Tactical Cube 001 and one of the Assimilated Target Primes (first place chooses, second place gets the other ship). The second Assimilated Target Prime will go to a 'Fellowship' placement, as follows: person who attends the most events of the 4-event series and did not win either top 2 overall prizes! In case of a tie, there will be dice-off amongst the tied candidates.
 
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With a couple days until it starts, full updated data on the series:



Tournament Series

Format:
Each event consists of three rounds of play, at 60 minutes per round. 10 minutes setup will be provided between rounds.

Scoring:
Event scoring is as outlined in the scenarios - 2 points per round WIN, 2 points per round BYE, 1 point per loss. Additionally, 1 point is awarded for participating in this event, and 3 points are awarded to the top place in this event. (IE., a player participating in an event, winning all three rounds, and that entire day’s event would receive 1 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 3 = 10 points towards the series. In comparison, a player participating in this event and losing every round still receives 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 = 4 points towards the series.)

Event 1 - Battle of Wolf 359

Event Schedule:
• Event is scheduled for Sunday, December 20th, 2015, at 12pm.

Event Details:
• Entry fee is $10, which covers one blind booster from the 'Resistance is Futile' set and one blind booster from 'The Collective' set
• The list you should bring to the event will be a built to 40 points, ship-faction-pure (IE., all captains, Admirals, upgrades, etc. must be the same faction as the ship they are deployed to). This list must be decided before the blind boosters are received.
• Each blind booster you receive includes a ship and enough upgrades to build it to 30 points, using only the contents of the booster. Ergo, both blind boosters and the list you bring will provide you a 100 point list.
• No 'Resources' will be usable for this event

Event Scenario:
This event is the Battle of Wolf 359. Rules for it are published on WizKids site, here:
http://wizkidsgames.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/71509-Ins...

Event Top Prizes:
Top 2 places get first choice, remainder awarded randomly to non-placing player
• 2x USS Raven
• 3x Tholia One

Event Participation Prizes:
All players (up to 10) receive all of
• 'Fleet Captain' resource cards
• 'Full About' maneuver resource card and template
• 'Red Alert' upgrade card

Event 2 - Siege of AR-558

Event Schedule:
• Event is scheduled for Saturday, January 9th, 2016, at 12pm.

Event Details:
• Entry fee is $10, which covers one blind booster from the 'Resistance is Futile' set and one blind booster from 'The Collective' set
• The list you should bring to the event will be a built to 40 points, ship-faction-pure (IE., all captains, Admirals, upgrades, etc. must be the same faction as the ship they are deployed to). This list must be decided before the blind boosters are received.
• Each blind booster you receive includes a ship and enough upgrades to build it to 30 points, using only the contents of the booster. Ergo, both blind boosters and the list you bring will provide you a 100 point list.
• 'Resources' from event 1 ('Fleet Captain' and 'Full About') will be usable for this event

Event Scenario:
This event is the Siege of AR-558. Rules for it are published on WizKids site, here:
http://wizkidsgames.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/71260-OP-...

Event Top Prizes:
Top 2 places get first choice, remainder awarded randomly to non-placing player
• 2x USS Stargazer
• 1x Avatar of Tomed
• 1x Assimilated Vessel 80279 (Korok's Bird of Prey)

Event Participation Prizes:
All players (up to 10) receive both
• Set of 'Officers' resource cards
• 'Advanced Targeting System' resource card

Event 3 - Attack on Earth

Event Schedule:
• Event is scheduled for Sunday, January 31st, 2016, at 12pm.

Event Details:
• Entry fee is $10, which covers one blind booster from the 'Resistance is Futile' set and one blind booster from 'The Collective' set
• The list you should bring to the event will be a built to 40 points, ship-faction-pure (IE., all captains, Admirals, upgrades, etc. must be the same faction as the ship they are deployed to). This list must be decided before the blind boosters are received.
• Each blind booster you receive includes a ship and enough upgrades to build it to 30 points, using only the contents of the booster. Ergo, both blind boosters and the list you bring will provide you a 100 point list.
• 'Resources' from events 1 and 2 ('Fleet Captain', 'Full About', 'Officers', and 'Advanced Targeting System') will be usable for this event

Event Scenario:
This event is the Attack on Earth. Rules for it are published on WizKids site, here:
http://wizkidsgames.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/71261-Ins...

Event Top Prizes:
Top 2 places get first choice, remainder awarded randomly to non-placing player
• 3x Avatar of Tomed
• 1x Assimilated Vessel 64758 (Trager)

Event Participation Prizes:
All players (up to 10) receive both
• 'Improved Shields' resource card
• 'High Yield Photon Torpedoes' resource card

Event 4 - Last Battle of Deep Space 9

Event Schedule:
• Event is scheduled for Saturday, February 27th, 2016, at 12pm.

Event Details:
• Entry fee is $10, which covers one blind booster from 'The Collective' set
• The list you should bring to the event will be a built to 90 points, ship-faction-pure (IE., all captains, Admirals, upgrades, etc. must be the same faction as the ship they are deployed to). This list must be decided before the blind booster is received.
• The blind booster you receive includes a ship and enough upgrades to build it to 30 points, using only the contents of the booster. Ergo, the blind booster with the list you bring will provide you a 120 point list.
• 'Resources' from events 1, 2, and 3 ('Fleet Captain', 'Full About', 'Officers', 'Advanced Targeting System', 'Improved Shields', and 'High Yield Photon Torpedoes') will be usable for this event

Event Scenario:
This event is the Last Battle of Deep Space 9. Rules for it are published on WizKids site, here:
http://wizkidsgames.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/71263-Ins...

Event Top Prizes:
Top 2 places get first choice, remainder awarded randomly to non-placing player
• 1x Assimilated Vessel 64758 (Trager)
• 1x Assimilated Vessel 80279 (Korok's Bird of Prey)
• 1x Avatar of Tomed

Event Participation Prizes:
All players (up to 10) receive
• Deep Space 9 full-size cardboard station token for use in scenarios

Overall Series Prizes, Awarded at End of Event 4

Series Top Prizes:
Top place gets first choice, second place gets other ship
• 1x Borg Tactical Cube 001
• 1x Assimilation Target Prime (Galaxy)

Series 'Fellowship' Prize:
Player outside of top 2 with most events played, tie settled by dice-off between tying players
• 1x Assimilation Target Prime (Galaxy)

Series 'Red Shirt' Prize:
Player with most round losses, who did not receive other overall prize, tie settled by dice-off between tying players
• 1x Assimilated Vessel 64758 (Trager)
 
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2 events down, 2 to go! Found a couple more prizes to add to the pile.

Next event is on January 31st, starting at noon.

Current state of things:

 
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