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The event submissions for the World Boardgaming Championships are open.

http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc17/orphans.html

I wouldn't think Talon has enough of a following to win a member vote against some of the more popular games already submitted, but since GMT is such a big sponsor, I wonder if it would put up Talon in one of the sponsor event slots.

If so, I'd be more than willing to GM the event. Anyone know how to get that rolling with GMT?
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Contact them?

Gene is on Consimworld and BoardgameGeek. You could also email gmtoffice@gmtgames.com
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You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
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Yes, do it, do it, do it.

If you are willing to GM it, I am sure GMT will sponsor it.
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Got five copies lying around?
 
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Is there a limit on the number of Tournaments they can sponsor?
 
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Got five copies lying around?


The Talon Reprint is scheduled for February so that should not be a problem.
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I'd play, and I know several of my friends would as well.
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OK, email sent! Thanks for the encouragement everyone.

Also, please post here if you're attending and are interested in playing in the event. It would no doubt be good to get at least a initial wild-assed guess at the interest level. Thanks!
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Update: Andy at GMT asked that I submit this as a Trial Event first just to see if it somehow makes it in, so I did. If you're interested, please be prepared to rally your support. Thanks.
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Can you say a little about what format you envision?
 
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Can you say a little about what format you envision?


Sure: Reading over the GM materials, safest bet seemed to be single elimination continuous starting with a demo plus a demo and a mulligan the night before.

For the actual matches, I think 1000-point matches are going to be en vogue by that time, so pick one of the forthcoming presets or mix your own. That's what I put in the event description, but I imagine that can be changed.

I'm thinking random terrain per the rules, but both can mutually agree to do without.

Factions are a real question. Allow civil war? I suppose so, even if it's a bit boring, so people can play their preferred fleet in each round.

Happy to entertain other thoughts on this.

 
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Set a point level and then bid for side? Both people could secretly write down and reveal their side preference. If they are different, then play normally. If they are the same, then open bidding starts, with the value of the bid being the points they are willing to give to the other side?

Different terrain could be planned by round:

1. No terrain
2. Asteroids
3. Nebulae
4. Black Hole
5. No terrain
etc.

just spit-balling here.
 
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One important aspect of a tournament is to make it accessible to people who are new to the game or barely know it. That's how you attract and grow the audience. That's going to be pretty hard with 1000 point matches.

Bidding with points for sides has the problem that then you have to construct a fleet on the fly to meet an arbitrary number of points, which could be time consuming.

I also don't like playing the same fleet on both sides, and I don't think players should have free choice of which forces to play, you should need skill with both.

My personal suggestion would be something like this:

- predetermined scenarios for each round, with fixed forces on each side

- players bid for side with number of internal hits, the high bidder must mark off that many hull boxes on any of his ships he chooses

- smaller scenarios in earlier rounds, building up to larger scenarios

- Swiss format rather than single elimination
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Those are some pretty good suggestions. The bidding one in particular.
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If you guys are on the WBC Facebook group, please talk up Talon on this post, thanks!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2381468400/permalink/1015436...
 
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