Early Wednesday morning (3 AM) my friends and I (all eight of us) headed out for Indianapolis, only to arrive 12 hours later. We nabbed badges for those that forgot to preorder and settled into our hotel for a night of pre-gaming er… gaming.
Posts in category Vs. System Events
Sunday 23 January 2011, at Canberra’s annual CanCon gaming convention, was like Back to the Future for the remnants of Australia’s Vs System playing community.
Twelve players from near and (not too) far gathered for the first of Vs System.org’s 2011 Mega-Weekend World Tour. Five Sydney players joined with seven locals to give the event a hint of yesteryear, when players from around the country would gather for big events like $10Ks and PCQs. Granted, those events used to attract more than 12 players, but this is the closest we’ve had since PC Sydney.
“At the far end of the table, Sydney’s Ryan Dare pits his Mental X-Men against Canberra’s Chris Chapman’s Rallying Avengers. Centre, visitor Lindsay Hemming went old school with a largely MOR-based Common Deck deck against Canberra’s Andrew Sinfield, playing a DLS-based Darkseid’s Elite deck. At the near end of the table, Sydney’s Troy Armstrong and his Secret Society deck faced off against Canberra’s Pete McCook and his Wolverine Direct Attack deck.” READ MORE »
Christmas is coming, and the Players Council has something special planned for you (we promise it won’t be as lame as the Star Wars’ Christmas Special)! Starting next year… Mega-Weekends are coming back!
That’s right. You’ll finally have an excuse to log off vssystem.org, sift through your card collection, renew your driver’s license, and meet up with fellow players IN PERSON!
This is all going to be made possible through a generous donation of time from fellow dot-orgers. Because of this we ask that you make a serious effort to show up and support these events if they are reasonably close to you (or if they’re unreasonably close to you, but you’re filthy rich!). READ MORE »
After several weeks of testing the time had finally come to see if I would be able to defend my title of UK National Champion, in a day long VS Marathon. Would it be another glorious victory (or at least a respectable defence) or ignominious defeat. Read on True Believers to find out:
Hello Vs. System fans,
Carlos here. This is the first of the weekly check-ins to let you know what the council has been up to. We want to keep communication up and we don’t ever want to go “all UDE on you” by disappearing behind a curtain. (Not that I’d ever let that happen. I mean, would YOU feel safe disappearing behind a curtain with Kamiza? I thought not.)
Here we go:
+ Discussion. A lot of it. There are many things to tackle and we’re trying to make a master list. I think, once we’ve narrowed it down a bit, we’re going to come to You Guys and let you vote on where we should be spending most of our energy. Look for more on this next week.
+ Patrick’s “Secret Project”. Kamiza and Patrick talked about putting together something cool for the masses to vote on and then enjoy. Going to keep this one under wraps for just a little bit longer, as we want to have our ducks in a row.
+ Endorsing The Format Poll. After a brief discussion, the council thinks it’s way cool what Kariggi put together. We think it’d be great if vs. players used this is as a guideline for the next three months. Which, according to Kariggi, would mean:
BYOTTG in March
DC Golden Alter Ego in April
Golden Age in May
+ Hobby League Round Up – Dragon is looking to collect info on all the Hobby Leagues around the world in an effort to put a bit more “organized” in “Organized Play”. Look for posts from him on Monday.
+ Council Guidelines – When do you get to vote us out? What does the council REALLY stand for? What are council thoughts on an official potato chip for Vs.? All things we’re grappling with.
So there you have it. Week 1. Most of the stuff listed above isn’t quite ready for prime time, but we’re getting there. Feel free to leave comments/thoughts/ideas/love letters here.
Carlos (on behalf of The Council)
Here’s his Golden Age Horsemen deck list for the BYOT portion of the event held last Saturday (he also won the super crossover portion, making him the undisputed champ!):
3 Havok – Age of Apocalypse
1 Caliban – Pestilence
4 Cyclops – Age of Apocalypse
1 Mr. Sinister – Famine
1 Dark Beast – Age of Apocalypse
2 Abyss – Age of Apocalypse
1 Apocalypse – Age of Apocalypse
4 Sunfire – Famine
4 Apocalypse – Mutant Messiah
2 Apocalypse – Age of Apocalypse
1 The Beyonder – Inhuman
1 Cloak of Levitation
It stalls. Like crazy. The “Shift”-factor is nuts and the 8-drop Apoc is unforgiving. We love it.
If you’ve got a Top 4 deck list you’d like to see up here, give carlosthedwarf or kamiza a shout-out via PM or email us at .
Ever since UDE announced that they’d no longer be supporting our favorite game, the idea of having a “player’s council” has been thrown around. It was TBS who first proposed it, and many in the community rallied behind the idea. But hammering out the details has been difficult. What will the council do? How do we choose who is on the council? Are they going to make my Howard the Duck Legend deck become a reality by sanctioning an unofficial animal-based expansion? (<– Don’t tell us we were the only ones thinking that.)
Trying to answer all these questions in order to get to the “voting on council members” part has slowed progress down considerably.
After talking about this for a bit, we came up with an idea. We’d put together a temporary council (2 months) whose goals would be:
+ Establishing Council Guidelines – including a “Mission Statement”, establishing when and how often new members are voted in, etc. Basically, we’re setting up a temporary council to make the first REAL council that much easier to manage.
+ Pick some low hanging fruit – there are some topics that aren’t all that controversial, yet still need to be addressed. Establishing multi-forum communication paths, coordinating teams that want to work together on similar projects so we’re not duplicating efforts, etc.
The council, and especially this temporary council, isn’t going to “undo” anything that UDE did. We love the game as is, but we also realize that a large number in this community want to have some fan-created fun (whether it be fan sets, online tournaments, OP structure, whatever…). We’re going to make it easier for them to do that by helping to organize their efforts.
To those opposed to the idea of a council we say, “give us a chance”. We’ve got a great group of people ready to work with us on a variety of projects. Embrace the projects you like. Ignore the ones you don’t. Again, the council is here for guidance and organizational help, not setting rules on how you can or can’t play Vs. now that UDE is gone. How you play Vs. is, and has always been, up to you.
I’d also like to make something else very clear – while the council may “virtually meet” here for now, VsSystem.org is not it’s home. The council is here for the Vs community and “belongs” to anyone who loves this game, regardless of which site you most frequently visit. And to that point, we’ll be communicating with all three forums (Vs. Realms, TCGPlayer, and VsSystem.org) on a regular basis.
All that said, we’d now like to introduce the 5-member temporary council, who were picked for their dedication to the game and their diverse skill sets.
We want to draw your attention to three great Vs. events coming up this month. If you attend, and we hope you do, please grace us with your tourney reports!
Event 1 – Hobby Kingdom (Burlington, Ontario)
Saturday, Feb. 21st – 10:30 am
BYOTT – $15
(also – Possible SA Random Punks!)
Click here for more info.
Event 2 – Michigan Mega Weekend (Livonia, Michigan)
Friday, Feb 27th – Sunday, March 1st
Multiple events over three days!
Click here for more info.
Event 3 – WonderCon (San Francisco, California)
Saturday, February 28th – 2-7 pm
(The Dwarf will be there!)
GA BYOT – Free
Super Cross-Over Sealed – $10
Click here for more info.
Do you have an event or Hobby League? Post it in our Organised Play forum and our Event Calendar
…and if you LOVE Vs., you’re going to LOVE the Valentine’s Day contest going on over at TCGPlayer.com.
The rules are simple:
1) 60 card minimum deck, Golden Age with banned list in effect.
2) Dual Legend format following the rules:
• 2 Legends per deck.
• Chosen Legends must of have been a couple or involved in a romantic relationship in either: Comics, Movies, or Cartoons.
• Primary Legend will follow the “normal” Legend rules in which you must choose a character name and include at least 12 cards with that exact name; and/or that refer to a character card with that name in it’s game text.
• Secondary Legend must be represented in the deck with a minimum of 12 cards. Those cards must have that character’s exact name; and/or that refer to a character card with that name in their game text, or the character must appear in the artwork of the card.
There are a few other rules you should read about. But before we point you to them, we thought we’d let one of the contest’s creators introduce himself (we also asked him to talk a little about “The Illuminati” group that he’s a part of, just to help us demystify the infamous band of Vs. players):
Hey everyone! blues686 here with a tournament report from the Battle in the Big Apple event held this past Saturday.
I was looking forward to this event as it would be my first real chance to play in a modern environment since the mega weekends. Even though I knew I was going to get a verbal beat down by some of the players there (Boy did I get one! lol) I decided to take the Exiles deck that I listed on my blog not to long ago.
Here is the list that I played:
Cable-solder X, x4
Sage- earth 616 x4
Proteus x4- earth 58163 x4
Mimic- earth 12 x1
Blink- earth 295, Clarice Ferguson x4
Mariko yashida<> sunfire- earth 2109 x4
Miguel O’Hara <> Spider-Man x4
Albert- earth 50211 x4
A clash of worlds x4
A finer world x4
Common bond x4
Beak saves the day x4
Warp shards x4
Heroes of two worlds x2
The Modern Age tournament had a turn out of 20 players and consisted of 6 rounds of swiss followed by a cut to the top 8. (Note taking was very tough for me to do, as many of the matches were very thought provoking. This report is as accurate as I can remember. I apologize in advance if there are any errors)
I was paired off against Joe Brian from California who happened to be in the area for the weekend. You may know him as member of team Edge world. I won initiative. I opted for evens and this is how it went down.