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Steve Jones
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On Saturday, October 9th, I hosted a 12 player Railways of the World:Card Game tournament at my local gaming store. The winner would be the player with the most cumulative victory points after 3 games. Tie-breakers would be decided by total links followed by total cube delivery. For the first game, seating at each table and first player was decided randomly by drawing numbered counters. Seating for each game after the first was determined by cumulative victory points for previous games, so all the top scores would play each other, followed by 2nd and 3rd. This worked out great and keeping track of the links and goods did become a factor for working out seating for the 2nd and 3rd games. Grand prize was a shiny new copy of the game!
We officially started at 2:30pm and finished at 5:45pm. The top 4 scores were: Sinead - 221, Chuck - 218, Jacob - 212, and Tommy - 211. I give Tommy a salute on his placement because I taught him the game just before we started and to finish 4th amongst veteran players, shows good gaming skills "straight out of the box". For 12 players, the combined scores were: 2346 vps, 160 links built, and 203 cubes delivered. Not a bad day over-all

I saw alot of strategies during play, but the one used most effectively was building links out of other players cities to claim the points. If you have the right cards and enough opportunity, this can really be a game changer at end-game scoring.

Everyone had a great time and the enjoyed the format of the tourney. I'm sure there are other ways it could be done but I wanted to run it in a style that was parallel to the rule book. Thanks to my contact at Eagle Games for all the help and support.
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Steve Ellis
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Thanks for hosting an event for the players at your local store. I love that you tracked all the points, links, and deliveries...interesting data.
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Christopher Hill
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Nice write up. I wish I could have been there.
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jill cesarsky
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Great time! Thanks again Steve our wing man!!!
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Chuck Parrott
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Yup, big kudos for Steve for organizing the tournament for us. We all had a great time. We're hoping to have more tourneys for a variety of games in the future.

If anyone is interested in participating in the future or will be in the Wilmington NC area to join us for some games, GM me and I'll send a link to our yahoo group page where we post all our upcoming events.
 
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Pete Baxter
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I too want to thanks Steve for putting a successful tournament on for us.

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