The thrill of competition has been around for as long as people have been around. Before the first Olympics in Greece, someone had to organize it. Before the first fan-run vs system event too, someone had to organize it. What exactly happens in this organizing process I hope by the end of this article will be clear. It is worth noting that events will vary, just like formats do. And that is just one change. You’ll have to answer many questions before the first round of your event starts – How much is the entry fee? Will there be food available? How much does it cost to rent the venue? How many people should I expect will be at the event? How do I drum up support for the event and get as many people there as possible? What should be ordered as prize support? Is there any potential issues that can arise with third parties? Is (insert action) legal in the country I’m running an event in? Do we have access to rules references in case there are disputes during match play? Will we be able to get video or picture coverage of the event? What is transportation going to look like? Is the venue at a place that is accessible to the most players possible? The list goes on, and on, and on. READ MORE »
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By Vincent Jannin
The French mega-weekend was attended by 11 participants from Lyon and Paris. Unfortunately, players from other Europeans countries could not join us for the event. Nevertheless, it was a clear success in term of friendly atmosphere and card rivalries. READ MORE »
1. The old layout didn’t allow custom headers.
2. A lot of things were inaccessible, hard to find, or simply outdated.
3. We were bored!
HomerJ and CarlosTheDwarf preview four new cards from the newly annouced DCN Fan-Set, spend some time getting nostalgic, and thank/beg all of the listeners and TRHC fans for fighting the good fight.
WE MISS YOU CLIFF!
When Number6 over on the forums put out the request for Doctor Who preview volunteers, I couldn’t resist. Is it because I
A) am obsessed with Doctor Who? Nope, never seen it.
B) need to get my writing fix in for the month? Nope, I teach Math, not Communications!
C) wanted to see cards before everyone else. Yup! Na’na Na’a Boo Boo! READ MORE »
There are a few things in Versus that I still have a soft spot for. For instance, Team Superman was the first deck I ever built back in the days of DSM, so I’ll always hold them dear to me. Kyle Rayner was also my favorite comic book hero, so you better believe I played Glock and/or Glee until DGL rotated out of Modern/Silver. But my biggest soft spot was always for Crime Lords. You see, even though DSM was the first set I ever purchased, Marvel Knights was only a week or so away from being released. That means the first tournament I ever played in was a Marvel Knights hobby league. I was taken in by Crime Lord’s counter-intuitive strategy of doing all their ‘damage’ on the defense (my roomate Martie, at the time, was equally entranced by X-Statix’s counter-intuitive ‘loner’ theme!). The problem was, while they were OK in Modern when teamed up with Underworld, they were generally Tier 4, maybe worse. Try as I did, I never made a very competitve variant. Even their reincarnation in MUN, while better, still never made much noise outside of being splashed in other decks.
The crew behind Marvel Warzone apparently could not take the injustice any longer, because you’re about to see some suh-weet Crime Lords cards. First off, let’s start with the man behind the curtain… READ MORE »
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August 2nd saw the Bring Your Own Team format descend on Fantasy Wargames in Luton as we got together for a day of Vs. System play. We had twelve people show up for the event, which is half a dozen down on last months attendance, but still a decent number. The TO had decided that he wanted to run multiple events on the day. With several different boxes of stock, he wanted to run Super-Crossover sealed after the BYOT event. I was particularly pleased with this, having not had a chance to participate in the format as of yet. He also had something special planned for the end of the day.
I’ve started a new personal WordPress blog where I’ll put up random thoughts, Vs content and other random crap. Occasionally if I think it’s something you might be interested in, I’ll link to it here.
Yesterday I posted the first in a Card of the Day series. Pop along and check it out:
This month we held a Golden Age Legend event at Fantasy Wargames in Luton (UK), which was very well attended with a wonderful selection of decks.
We chose Golden Age specifically because a lot of the players in Luton have only recently started playing Vs again. A lot of people dropped away after the X-Men expansion but in the last six-months, the player base has grown strongly.