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#1 KafkaTamura

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 06:08 AM

Chaos City Comics will be organizing its first Android: Netrunner tournament on Sunday, 23rd of September, 12 pm. Entry is free and if you don't feel like participating in a tournament, you can play casually, provided there is space available (priority to tournament players). If you want to participate in the tournament, you have to have two decks, one Corp and one Runner. We hope to see many new and returning Netrunner players and we're sure everyone's gonna have a great time. And if we see enough attendees we might even be able to convince the shop to sponsor a prize!

If you would like to purchase your copy of Netrunner from Chaos City Comics, please ring them on 01727 838719 as there is a lot of demand and you might need to reserve your copy.

Getting there: Chaos City Comics is located in St. Albans, Heritage Close, High Street, Town Centre, AL3 4EB

On Sunday you can find free parking in the London road car park (opposite Domino's), or there's all day parking at the train station for 2 pounds. If you can, avoid parking at the Maltings as it is very pricy and shuts early, trapping your vehicle.

St. Albans is on the Bedford trainline, providing easy train access from Londond 24/7. Drinks and snacks can be purchased at the shop.

If you have any questions at all, please let me know and I'll answer them as soon as possible.



#2 KafkaTamura

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 10:57 AM

Just wanted to let everyone know that, as in most places in England, Netrunner is out of stock at Chaos City, but we might get more copies just before the tournament.



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Posted 09 September 2012 - 11:09 PM

UPDATE: As most places, we'd like to limit deck construction to a single copy of the core set. We feel this is fair since the game has temporarily sold out and most people have one more copy to work with. We'll more than likely lift this limit for future tournaments.



#4 ChaosChild

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 07:50 AM

Just giving this a bump by saying that I have my cards and I'm fully intending to be there or this.



#5 KafkaTamura

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 12:08 PM

Word is, we will have restocks of Netrunner before the tournament (this does not affect the single core-set limit though)



#6 KafkaTamura

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 05:19 AM

MAJOR UPDATE: due to unforeseen circumstances we are forced to have a last minute change of venue for the tournament. Instead of using the space at Chaos City Comics, we will be using the back of a pub called The Goat. The pub is boardgame friendly and will have some space reserved for us. We are still meeting at 12:00pm, but we will be meeting at the pub instead. You can find the directions on their website www.goatinn.co.uk/Find-The-Goat-Inn-St-Albans.aspx

I do apologise for such a late change of venue, but unfortunately it was either that, or cancelling the tournament which I just don't want to do. If you are unsure or have any questions, please e-mail me at e.bladukas AT gmail DOT com. If you want to double-check or are having trouble finding the venue, feel free to ring me at 07528312259.

p.s. The landlady has advised me that they will be serving Sunday roast, so that is a possible lunch option.



#7 mothchoir

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 07:56 AM

Netrunner? Beer? AND a Sunday roast? 

Wish I could go to this tourney, hope it goes well!



#8 ShriekBob

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 04:35 AM

This is interesting.  I was literally just sitting here thinking "I really want to get in to this…I wonder if there's anyone in the Hemel Hempstead area that plays?"

Do you guys meet often?



#9 Paul Grogan

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 06:25 AM

You may also want to check out the Hemel Games Club which meets every tuesday - some Netrunner players there too.

 

For more info: http://www.boardgame...m/thread/719256



#10 KafkaTamura

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 12:12 AM

ShriekBob said:

This is interesting.  I was literally just sitting here thinking "I really want to get in to this…I wonder if there's anyone in the Hemel Hempstead area that plays?"

Do you guys meet often?

We decided to arrange a once-a-month tournament. If you're on Facebook, I'd recommend joining the UK Netrunner Players group.



#11 KafkaTamura

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 12:13 AM

The St. Albans Tournament Report:

First of all I'd like to again thank all fifteen(!) of you who came, the atmosphere was fantastic and it was really nice to meet all of you. We've all agreed to meet again in a month's time for another tournament, so watch out for that. The tentative plan is to have it a week after Essen.

The Metagame: Runners, whilst having only three factions saw as much diversity as corp. Most people played either Noise (Anarchs) or Kate 'Mac' MacCaffrey (Shapers) and saw varying degrees of success with both. There was only a single deck with Gabriel Santiago (Criminals). The Corp decks were either HaasBioroid or Jinteki, with HaasBioroid producing the best results. No NBN decks were present and only a single Weyland deck, piloted by Mark Applin, who took it to a very respectable fourth place.

We had a total of four rounds and the top 6 players are:

Philip Harvey - 22 points
Owen Bower - 18 points (opponent point total - 63)
Seb - 18 points (opponent point total - 49)
Mark Applin - 17 points
Rob Farley - 16 points
Tom Kasser - 15 points

(sorry if I got anyone's name wrong)

We're also creating a mailing list for future tournaments, and if you'd like to go on this mailing list, please message me with your e-mail. There's also a Facebook group called UK Netrunner Players, and if you're on FB and are a UK Netrunner player, you should really join.
We've also decided to increase the allowed number of core copies to 2 for the next tournament.

Apologies to Mark for misreading the rules and awarding myself a win instead of a tie for the match. I hope that with the timely correction, your day wasn't really spoiled. Owe you a pint.



#12 NuFenix

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 11:28 AM

Glad to hear it went so well :)

As soon as my boxes get to the store I ordered from, my friends and I will likely be up for some travelling.

I am shocked that there wasn't any NBN, and only a single Weyland and Gabriel deck. Did you ask what made people chose the factions they did? Overhear conversation as others may have had the same question?

 



#13 ChaosChild

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 12:20 PM

I think there were actually 2 Weyland decks, and possibly 2 Gabriels as well (not 100% on that though). HB and Mac were definitely the most popular options though. The lack of NBN was discussed and the general consensus seemed to be that the ability on their identity card and their agendas were just too weak. Hopefully they'll be more competitive once the first few data packs are released. 



#14 Toqtamish

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 02:01 PM

Only 1 maybe 2 Criminal ? Any thoughts on why so few ?



#15 ChaosChild

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 08:56 AM

Apologies for the necromancy, but I was wondering if there was any news on the next tournament?






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