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This is the announcement thread for D-Con 2017, which is the West Australian Boardgaming Association's biggest recurring event of the year.

Information in this post is provisional and will be corrected and updated as specific details are locked down.
Subscribe to this thread to be notified of updates, or subscribe to the News forum to receive notices of all WABA news posts and updates. Better still, join the WABA BGG Guild and see everything - it's free and why wouldn't you want to?

WHERE AND WHEN

You are invited to join us in celebrating another great year of our Association's success, where there'll be games galore as well as lots of opportunities to reward our members and supporters. We have enough board-gaming goodness to fill three rooms on Saturday 9th December from 11:00AM to 11:00PM at the Mt Claremont Community Centre, 107 Montgomery Ave, Mt Claremont .

COST

Entry is free to WABA members - there will be a list of current members at the door so you can check if your membership is current.
If it's not, you should hang your head in shame and seek out a Committee member (wearing red vests), who will find you a sign-up form so that you can join - annual membership costs $5 and, as well as supporting WABA, means you're now eligible for free entry to D-Con 2017.

Non-WABA members pay $5 for entry, unless it is your first time at a WABA event, in which case you get to try us out for free.

DOOR PRIZES AND RAFFLE

Every attendee is eligible to win a door prize as long as you are present at the time. These will occur at 12:00PM, 3:30PM, 6:00PM and 8:30PM, and are run by a coin flip.

The first round is only for non-members and offers an unmissable 50% chance of being out of the running straight off the bat. So, if you're a member you have a 100% chance of successfully making it into the second round! Thereafter, everyone's in it until there's only one left standing.
The winner gets to select something from THE PRIZE POOL.

Every attendee is also entitled to one entry in the raffle prize, for which you do not need to be present to win but you must leave your name and contact details on the registration sheet (near the door). Four names will be selected randomly from the sheet and contacted according to the information they have left. In order of selection, each winner will get to choose something from THE PRIZE POOL.

THE PRIZE POOL
The winner of each door prize, and then the four winners of the raffle, will each be able to choose from the remaining items in the prize pool:
Robinson Crusoe
Clank!
Captain Sonar
Through the Ages (Second Ed.)
Steam: Rails to Riches
Formula D
Viticulture Essential Edition
Black Fleet
Trains
Imhotep
Stockpile plus
Continuing Corruption
7 Wonders Duel plus
Pantheon
Isle of Skye
Agricola: Family Edition
My First Stone Age
The Castles of Burgundy


TOURNAMENTS, EVENTS AND GROUP GAMES

There'll be games and gaming all day everywhere you look, but the WABA Committee and some members will be running tournaments, group games and other special events throughout the day, including...

Reiner Knizia's Decathlon tournament: 11:30AM - 5:00PM in the foyer , run by the WABA Committee.
Sign-up is not required, you can jump in and play whenever you wish, but your entry must be completed by 5:00PM.

A regular favourite and, if you know how to roll a handful of dice then you know how to play this (but, if you're interested, click here for the rules).
The winner will roll towards a brand new copy of Dragonwood



The Game Name Game competition: 11:30AM - 5:00PM anywhere you like , run by Jason
Sign-up is not required; you can collect an entry form near the door but it must be completed and returned by 5:30PM.

Think you know your board games? Think you know what's in your board games? Let's find out...
Grab an entry form and identify as many games as you can from the pictures provided. Yes, it's that "easy"!


The person who gets the most correct answers (draws to be decided by heads & tails) will win a copy of Charterstone
generously donated by Tactics.



Wings of Glory tournament: 11:30PM - 1:00PM in room 3 , run by Rob.
You need to know how to play the game to join. Sign-up is requested, with information coming.

Dogfighting over a super sized map. Read a brief session report on the great Rememberance Day battle of 2017 here.

Prize is tbc.
Plus, the organisers are keen to attract more female pilots to this game, so there will also be a prize for the most successful lady aviator of the day.


Kremlin tournament Grand Final: 11:30AM in room 3 , run by WABA, hosted by Ernest.
This is limited to the top six standings in the competition, or replacements in order of standing - refer to the information post here.

The Grand Final between the greatest Poliburo movers, shakers and underhanded manipulators of 2017.

The winner receivers a second-hand copy of the out-of-print 1st English edition of Kremlin
, plus the money-can't-buy title of champion!


Nobody but Us Chickens tournament: 12:15PM - 1:15PM in room 2 , run by Warren.
You need to know how to play to join, but can learn on the day. Sign-up is not required but is recommended, as the tournament is limited to 18. You can register here.

This is a fast-paced, simultaneous action selection card game where players earn points by capturing chickens with their predators (foxes and rats) or protecting chickens with their guard dog. The game is easy to learn, but exciting and unpredictable.
The winner will lay into a brand new copy of Kingdomino



RoboRally Death Match: 1:30PM* in room 3 , run by Oliver.
*This is a player elimination game of only one round so, if your bot is killed, you are free to move elsewhere. The tournament will finish no later than 3:30PM.
You need to know how to play the game to join, but can request a learning game. Sign-up is requested, and you can register here.

This is the Robo Rally death match arena! No racing to way points in this game - it's about survive and kill. Using a modified set of rules, you get VP for killing other bots, and a VP for surviving, and they're the only two things you need to do.
The winner will receive a bouncing new copy of Ricochet Robots



Crazy Catan tournament: 1:30PM - 3:30PM in room 2 , run by WABA, hosted by Warren and Andrew.
You must know how to play to join. Sign-up is not required but is recommended, as the competition is limited to a balanced number of players and capped at 20. Register here.

Crazy Catan is a different way to play Catan, with each player striving to complete each of a list objectives. But you'll need to work fast because you only have a limited time at one island before you have to move onto the next, leaving behind everything you've built...!
The winner will get to explore a wild and untamed copy of The Colonists



Pandemic Survival tournament: 3:45PM - 5:45PM in room 2, run by WABA, hosted by Warren.
Sign-up is required in teams of two, as the tournament is limited to twelve teams. you can register here

Pandemic Survival is an “extreme” version of Pandemic where teams of two players compete to save the world. Their goal: to be the first team to find all four cures, or to be the last team still alive at the end of the game.
In this tournament-style version of the game all teams face the same problems: they all draw the same player cards, Epidemics strike at the same time for all teams, and every team has the same role cards. A Game Master will call the same Infection cards for everyone. The only difference is the decisions that teams make! Their strategic choices will lead each team in different directions, and one strategy will pay off in the end and lead to victory.


The winning team will a copy of Pandemic Iberia
and Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu
to split, share or fight over as they wish.


Wits & Wagers tournament: 7:00PM - 8:30PM in room 3 , run by WABA, hosted by Tim and Ernest.
You do not need to know how to play the game, but sign-up is required with the competition limited to seven teams of three or four players (one of which is reserved for walk-ins on the day). You can register with a pre-made team (3 or 4 people) or as an individual here.

Wits & Wagers is a trivia game where you don't need to know the answers in order to win - you can bet on anyone’s answer, so you can win by making educated guesses, by playing the odds, or by knowing the interests of your friends.

Each member of the winning team will receive something from a lucky dip.


Ultimate Werewolf: 8:45PM in room 3 , run by WABA, hosted by Kent.
You do not need to know how to play the game and sign-up is not required, but capacity is limited to 24, so it will be first-in.

Werewolves have infiltrated the village - can you find and lynch a werewolf after the antics of one night? You may have a special role to do at night or even switch sides and not even know it! Play with different people and new roles each round.


If you want to run your own event or scheduled game and require sign-up (or expressions of interest) you should create a thread in the WABA General Forums. If you would like your event listed in the schedule and on the announcements list then please also send a geekmail to be sure it is not missed.

The WABA Committee may consider providing prizes for scheduled events that are open to participation by all attendees and serve to support the spirit of the day.

Schedule:
11:00
11:30

12:00
12:15
1:30

3:30
3:45
5:00
5:30
6:00
7:00
8:30
8:45
Foyer :Dice Decathlon group game
Room 3:Wings of Glory tournament
Room 3:Kremlin tournament Grand Final
Room 1:Door Prize 1
Room 2:Nobody But Us Chickens tournament
Room 2:Crazy Catan tournament
Room 3:Robo Rally Death Match
Room 1:Door Prize 2
Room 2:Pandemic Survival tournament
Foyer :Dice Decathlon closes
Room 1:Game Name Game closes
Room 1:Door Prize 3
Room 2:Wits & Wagers tournament
Room 1:Door Prize 4
Room 2:Ultimate Werewolf



FOR SALE OR TRADE

From 11:30AM until 7:00PM there will be a designated area available for attendees to offer and make offers on games for sale or trade. You may offer anything related to table-top gaming that you wish.

The Committee will make pre-formatted tags available that will show an asking price, whether or not you will accept "ONO" offers and/or trade offers, and space for people to write their offers onto the form. (Note: You are not obligated to use these, they are simply provided as a convenience for anyone wishing to use the For Sale/Trade table.)
If you would like to print and pre-fill your own tags prior to the day, please send a geekmail with your email address and we will send you a pdf template.

Remember, if you make an offer but intend to leave before the table is closed, you should check with the owner to see if your offer will be accepted early, or leave contact details if you are happy for it to be accepted later.

DINNER

This year the WABA Committee is trialling something different as a dinner option, and will be pre-ordering platters of wraps from Subway.
For $5 you can buy a serve (two portions) from a selection of
bacon Ham wrap
bacon Chicken strips wrap
bacon Turkey wrap
bacon Turkey, ham & roast beef wrap
bacon Italian B.M.T. wrap
bacon Vegetarian wrap*

Unfortunately you cannot pre-order any particular filling – you will have to select from what is available.
*Until all pre-orders for them are collected, vegetarian wraps will only be available to those who have pre-ordered them.


To ensure that food will be available for you, add a post here by 6:00PM Friday (8 December) noting your name (not your BGG alias), the number of serves (of two portions) that you want to order, and if you require a vegetarian serve.

We will also take orders again on the day immediately after Door Prize One at 12:00PM, and make a final call at 2:00PM.

After 2:00PM we will not be able to modify our order, but will make available any food remaining after everyone’s orders are filled. However, if you have not ordered via this thread or by 2:00PM on the day then we regret cannot guarantee there will be food available.

Dinner will be collected just prior to 6:00PM. People ordering from this list will be called up first, then any orders taken on the day.
Payment will be taken as you collect your food. Thus, if you pre-order, please ensure you are available when it arrives as, once we’ve called all those who pre-ordered to make their selections, we will open the remaining food to anyone who wants to buy it.

Drinks will also be sold at $2 each, as usual.
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Alas I won't be here this year but I hope you all have an amazing time!
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chengr05 wrote:
Alas I won't be here this year but I hope you all have an amazing time!


No annual Rich is moving announcement then! Lol

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Update 3 November:

Added:
prize pool;
tournament information and schedule.
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Update 6 November:

Added:
sign up link for Nobody But Us Chickens;
sign up link for Robo Rally Death Match;
Schedule summary
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Update 8 November:

Added:
sign up link for Pandemic Survival tournament
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Update 14 November:

Added:
notice of the Game Name Game, supported by Tactics
sign up link for Wits & Wagers tournament
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Update 29 November:

Added:
Wings of Glory tournament to the schedule (further information still to come)
Kremlin tournament Grand Final to the schedule
Crazy Catan tournament information and sign-up link
 
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Update 30 November:

Added:
prize for the Game Name Game, donated by Tactics
reference to prize for the most successful lady pilot in the Wings of Glory tournament.

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Update 5 December:

Added:
information on dinner option and link to pre-order thread
changed scheduled time for Kremlin tournament to 11:30
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Update 7 December:

By request:
If you would like to print and pre-fill your own For Sale/Trade tags prior to the day, please send me a geekmail with your email address and I will send you a pdf template.
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Thanks to the WABA committee for running, myself, Nyssa, Shaun and Cazz all had a great time.
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Indeed, yet another great event. Thanks WABA committee.
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Yes, thank you very much for the event - we had a great time! Worked fine with baby in tow
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Thanks to the committe for organising a great day. We all appreciate the work you do.

Merry Christmas all and here's to a fantastic boardgaming new year.
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Yes thx to all the organisers, great day.

Any chance someone could upload the Name The Game answers? I forgot to look on the day

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Have they announced the door prize winners?
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TheLastCall wrote:
Have they announced the door prize winners?

Not yet - winners are contacted in the order in which they were drawn and invited to choose something from the remaining pool. That's still in progress.
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ausminstrel wrote:
TheLastCall wrote:
Have they announced the door prize winners?
Not yet - winners are contacted in the order in which they were drawn and invited to choose something from the remaining pool. That's still in progress.
If you haven't been contacted yet, it isn't you.
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tallboy wrote:
ausminstrel wrote:
TheLastCall wrote:
Have they announced the door prize winners?
Not yet - winners are contacted in the order in which they were drawn and invited to choose something from the remaining pool. That's still in progress.
If you haven't been contacted yet, it isn't you.
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Don't crush my hopes Warren. soblue
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Awesome event on Saturday, thanks to everyone involved for making it all happen: everything that was required before, during and after and what made an awesome day of board gaming.

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Could I also add my thanks to everyone who helped on the day with setting up.... continually badgering me for what they could do next to help.

Same again at the end.

Having been involved in organising this event since the first one in 2010 this time, by far, had the best sense of 'community ownership' with so many attendees jumping in and offering to help out throughout the day.
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TheLastCall wrote:
Don't crush my hopes Warren. soblue
devilWinners were:
1. Ric Holster
2. Dean Catchpole
3. Mark Johnson
4. Andrew Noisy

What they choose will make it onto WABA Door Prizes and Other Prizes in due course.
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