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  1. Less than a week to go until our Regionals! Date: Saturday, April 13 Time: 1:00pm Entry Fee is $15 per player Location: Kryptonite Kollectibles 1441 Plainfield Ave Janesville, WI, 53545 All players must bring both a Light Side and a Dark Side deck for this event. Sleeves are required for all regional and above events. Opaque sleeves are required if alternate art or language cards exist within the deck. Prizes include: A Regional Champion 2013 trophy A World Championship Weekend ticket Regionals 2013 Balance of the Force coins Full-color Star Wars™: The Card Game playmats 6 Regionals exclusive affiliation cards (96 cards total) Full details are on our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/129861770527826/ Can't wait to see everyone there! JP Cupertino Events Organizer Kryptonite Kollectibles 1441 Plainfield Ave Janesville, WI, 53545
  2. We are having our regionals in Janesville this upcoming weekend if anyone can make it. https://www.facebook.com/events/129861770527826/
  3. Not to mention typically you won't (or theoretically shouldn't) know what deck you are facing next, so it wouldn't do any good to have multiple options available.
  4. Hey Folks! I am JohnPaul "JP" Cupertino, events organizer for Kryptonite Kollectibles in Janesville, WI. First up, we are proud to announce our Netrunner Regional Tournament on April 20th, 2013 at 1pm Entry Fee is $15 per player All players must bring both a Corporation and a Runner deck for this event. Sleeves are required for all regional and above events. Opaque sleeves are required if alternate art or language cards exist within the deck. Prizes include: A Regional Champion 2013 trophy A World Championship Weekend ticket Sets of four plastic identity cards Full-color Android: Netrunner The Card Game playmats Sets of 7 Regionals exclusive acrylic click tracker tokens “Scorched Earth prize” - Playmat or deck box from the FFG archives for the last place player We are now hosting LCG Game Days every Sunday, with Game Night Kit prizes! Recently there has been an increase in interest for Netrunner and other LCGs in general, so I wanted to move our events from the previous slots all to Sundays so people can get together and play what they want! Our players are very relaxed and just like to have a good time, so stop on by! When: Sundays from Noon-4pm Where: Kryptonite Kollectibles, 1441 Plainfield Ave, Janesville, WI, 53545 http://www.facebook.com/kryptonitekollectibles We are open to more ideas and input from the community, so if there is another day that might get more people, or if you have suggestions on getting the word out, let us know! Just email me, contact me here or shoot us a message on facebook! (krypto.jp@gmail.com)
  5. Hey everyone! Just wanted to let people know, starting in April we are shifting all of our LCG games to Sundays due to people wanting to play in other events such as Star Wars miniatures on Friday. Play will be from noon-4pm and we do have game night kits! There will be a nominal fee based on attendance when prizes are offered. (Just to cover the cost of our kits) Starting in May we plan on giving out a kit every week depending on interest! Let us know what you think! Come play your favorite LCG!
  6. The prequels introduced many assets that could be used in unique ways, look at what Decipher did with the podraces in the original Star Wars CCG, an alternate way to play with an arguably overpowered win condition. It comes down to the concept that some people do enjoy the prequels, and many kids and teens grew up with them and some even see 1-3 as "their" movies. If people are really going to get bogged down in the logic of Vader/Anakin existing on the same deck, they are in the wrong game. If you want realism or a "Star Wars Universe Sim" game, play the RPG. I would love to see iconic moments and characters from the prequel trilogy, especially Count Dooku, Mace Windu, General Grevious, and maybe new ways to play involving politics or negotiations. If people are really that uptight about it, then have two formats for play: "Classic" and "Prequel" One you can only use OT cards, the other you can use Prequel. (Or have three formats if people really want to splinter the playgroups) We have already seen cards with Mara Jade, so there is no doubt we will get at least hints of EU eventually in the game. Prequels aren't that farfetched.
  7. Yes, Swiss Draw and in an 8 person event each person would end up playing 6 games total. The more we play, the more we are seeing games come in under the 30 minute mark, it just comes down to familiarity.
  8. Hey Folks! Just wanted to invite anyone in the area to come play at Kryptonite Kollectibles in Janesville, WI. We have quite a few players interested in playing Star Wars on Friday Nights around 5:30pm-9:00pm, Sundays from Noon-4pm and after we get a solid base of regular players, we wil likely set up a specific tournament day for the Star Wars LCG. Everyone is in the learning stages of course, but there is a lot of excited strategizing and deckbuilding, so if you want to check things out, stop on by! We also play Star Wars Minis (Wizards) on Friday nights, so there are always Star Wars fans around to chat with. If you have any questions, just ask for JP, that's me! Our address: 1441 Plainfield Ave Janesville, WI, 535345 Questions? just email me or reply here!
  9. Roman_Sandal said: Once some form of points system for, for and against is worked out, I believe either SWCCG or the NR way will work fine. The main concern I have seen when chatting with people is: How long will one match (2 games, one each side) go for? (I don't think this can be done in an hour) A lot of people don't want to play a tie breaker, again because of time. I am a fan of either my original post at the start of the thread or how SWCCG was run, I don't mind either at least with the system my group is currently using, there is no need for a tiebreaker. Most players I have seen play at this point take about 35-40 minutes a game, but they are still in the "read every card that's played" stage. Once everyone entering a tournament is more familiar with the cards, there is no reason the games should take longer than 30 minutes, netrunner has 65 minute rounds, which feels more than adequate for any tournament level play. That said, I really don't expect serious tournaments to kick off for a month at least, which would provide people time to get acquainted with their decks. Locally we probably will use a bit longer of a time limit in the coming weeks, maybe 80 minute rounds, to take a bit of pressure off newer players. Either that or I may just keep an eye on how long games are taking in competive play and go from there.
  10. Locally, we have been planning on running our events in the same fashion as Netrunner, since that is the most likely way FFG will handle the tournament scenario. (It also has never been an issue for our Netrunner events. People love the ability to play two different decks in one round) As for the points decisions…that is the tricky part. But we shall see what happens. I hope it is as simple as A:NR or reasonably close to it. When I discussed the idea of only using one of the two decks per round, it was unanimously shot down. People are required to build two decks, and want to enjoy the experience of playing both of them. It is a core part of the game, so it only makes sense to exist in the tournament structure as well.
  11. I am doing demos at Kryptonite Kollectibles in Janesville, and have a few people very excited to get this game going. Most likely we will have Netrunner on Thursday evenings if things pick up, and possibly Sundays as well.
  12. Hey folks! I am JP Cupertino, events organizer for Kryptonite Kollectibles. We have had another resurgence of interest for Call Of Cthulhu LCG in the area, so we decided to offer some weekly events again to get CoC LCG players together every Thursday from 5:30pm-8:00 or so. Usually we do white bordered only for competitive play, but we welcome decks of all styles for fun. If there is a different day or time that would work better for you or your group, let us know, we would be happy to adjust if we can get a few more games in! We also keep a full line of all CoC LCG products available in-store in case you are looking for a certain Asylum pack. Hope to see you there! Let me know if you have any questions or ideas! Address: Kryptonite Kollectibles 1441 Plainfield Ave Janesville, WI, 53545
  13. Hey folks! I am JohnPaul "JP" Cupertino, events organizer for Kryptonite Kollectibles in Janesville, WI. We have a decent sized group of players who are looking to play some more with others out there, so we figured we would get a bit more organized and make Thursday our Warhammer Invasion day! Our players are very relaxed and just like to have a good time, so stop on by! When: Thursday Nights from 5-8pm (we can continue past that time if there is a tournament) Where: Kryptonite Kollectibles, 1441 Plainfield Ave, Janesville, WI, 53545 http://www.facebook.com/kryptonitekollectibles We will be starting out with open play and see how that goes for a month or so, and once we get a good feel on interest, we likely will move on to having tournaments with prizes and stuff! We are open to more ideas and input from the community, so if there is another day that might get more people, or if you have suggestions on getting the word out, let us know!
  14. Heyas all, On P11 of the rulebook, it says that "only one unit can be questing on any given quest card at any time." Is there a rule on playing a new unit onto that quest to replace it? We have been ruling it as you simply cannot play a unit at a quest if there is one questing, but I haven't seen official ruling or anything regarding if there is an option. Thanks a ton!
  15. The way I explain it to a lot of our regular gamers is simple: Warhammer: Invasion and LCGs in general are a great secondary game simply due to the pricing structure. $40 for the core set and $10 a month (soon to be 15 for better battle packs) is all it costs to have every card in the game. Skip one magic draft a month and you can get your Warhammer Battle Pack! The game is a blast to play and allows you to play the game out the way you want to, and has more strategy than simple "topdeck" luck that is often seen in games of magic or other TCGs.
  16. Heyas All! We have some players that are interested in getting to know more Warhammer: Invasion peoples so I wanted to throw this out there. What: Thursday Night Throwdowns When: Every Thursday Night @ 5:30pm Where: Kryptonite Kollectibles 1441 Plainfield Ave, Janesville, WI, 53545 Why: To play other Warhammer: Invasion players and check out new strategies. Cost: Tournaments - $5, Casual play - Always free! Contact: JP Cupertino (Jypsy on the forums) krypto.jp@gmail.com http://www.facebook.com/kryptonitekollectibles Info: We have a small playgroup locally but we really want it to grow, and the best way to do that is by playing with new players and getting excited about fresh strategies and ideas! The first couple weeks (starting in January) will be just casual play, but once a month (more if requested) will be a tournament where everything that comes in, goes out as store credit! Winner will recieve a free battle pack (9.99 value now, 14.99 when the changed packs come out) or store credit if they prefer, regardless of the number of players that show! Even if you are the only player to come for the tournament, you pay your $5 and get a 10$ gift certificate as our thank you for trekking out and helping the community grow! Can't make it on a Thursday? We usually have a few Warhammer: Invasion players (myself included) every Tuesday and Friday evening as well that are willing to throw down or help people learn. (Also if you are interested in bringing AGoT or CoC LCGs please throw me a message and i'll let our players know to bring those as well, mine included) Questions? Concerns? Ideas? Secret plans to destroy the high elf kingdom? Just let me know. I will be glad to help! JP Cupertino Events Organizer Kryptonite Kollectibles
  17. I am glad some people are being logical about the whole thing. It's cool that someone is looking at buying the UFS (I assume engine and rights to make cards) but it is very unlikely that anyone is going to be able to afford to support the game. The costs have to be astronomical compared to any in-house card game. Not only do you have the game itself, Each company has its own licensing fees for each of it's games (unless I am mistaken, there might be a flat fee for using SNK characters or something) Either way you are looking at a serious chunk of change to put into a game that, quite frankly, died because of lack of interest. If this Jasco Games deal falls through and people are really interested in UFS, then why not simply do what has been suggested in the past, as well as has been done with Star Wars CCG and more recently, Raw Deal? Make it a Digital-only (or self printed) game. I know there has been discussion but if we have the blessing of the rights holders to the UFS engine (basically ffg saying "go ahead, we won't sue you 6 months into your project")it could be something that those who are really interested in keeping the game going can do. Personally I would be incredibly hesitant as a retailer to stock a relaunched UFS unless I had guaranteed sales. This isn't like Wizkids where the playerbase was there but some parent company said "let's pull the plug" leaving people standing with money in hand waiting for the new set.
  18. our ufs community has been playing Epic and WoW TCGs for a while and that will likely increase now. Otherwise Battle Spirits and Magic are also being played by most of our players as well.
  19. 2009 Kryptonite Kollectibles Store Championships Where:? Kryptonite Kollectibles?1441 Plainfield Ave Janesville, WI, 53545?608-758-2100 Start Time: ~2:00 (based on ending of Street Fighter IV tournament) Format: Standard (5-point Shuriken cards only)?Entry Fee: 10$ Rounds: Swiss rounds to be determined by attendance Prizes: Everyone gets a pack for participating, and top 3 players will receive extra packs or store credit (their choice) based on the number of players.??The winner will have a plaque placed in the store prominently featuring their name as the 2009 UFS Store Champion of Kryptonite Kollectibles as well as winning additional prizes!?This event will begin immediately following our Street Fight IV tournament! ?When: December 19, 2009 11:00am (registration opens at 10am) Pre-registration is available in-store Where: Kryptonite Kollectibles Entry Fee: $10?Console: Xbox 360?Format: Double Elimination (losers in main bracket will be dropped into a secondary bracket where they will play for the chance to battle in the finals of the event. )?Rounds: 2 out of 3. Finals will be best 3 out of 5?Matches: 2 out of 3 (winner cannot change character, however loser may)?Round Time: 99 ?Handicap: Default?Health: Default?Restricted Characters: None?Controllers: Standard Xbox 360 Wired and wireless controllers will be available for use, or you may bring your own. Joysticks are allowed. All controllers brought must be wired. ?Prize Payout: 100% store credit based on number of players entered.?1st place: 60%?2nd place: 30%?3rd place: 10%??Rules: ?No pausing (pause will result in an instant loss of round)?Unsportsmanlike Conduct or cheating in any form will not be tolerated and will result in removal from the event with no refund.?Observe all venue rules. Kryptonite Kollectibles is a family environment and you will be expected to keep your language and actions appropriate.?No turbo or automated functions permitted. ?Intentional Draws will not be permitted.
  20. No it says "choose 1 foundation", not even choose a card. I am simply trying to make sure that if they do not count as "the same card" in the sense of other effects that have similar wording. So I just want to know what they are. If they are not the same card, but they get +1 bonus from the Deceptively Quick effect, then they have to be "a copy of a card" but what are they? Are they each individual cards? If so, what does that mean for cards that commit "All copies of a card" (legacy effects mainly) They are "blank foundations" according to most effects that put them face down, and give little to no extra information regarding this. I am fine with the ruling, I would just appreciate a little explanation on how it will affect future rulings and card interactions when there are a large amount of "Blank foundations" in play.
  21. Smazzurco said: Ziephnir said: "name a card" seems like it kinda implies that it needs a name imo Yup. But, it doesnt say "name" a card. It says "choose" a card, which in a way means you could "point". Yeah this has caused a lot of contention locally due to Taki being played. Does this mean for future reference that anything that says "Choose a card" or Choose A Foundation means you cannot choose face-down cards? So they are not considered "cards" for card effects? But they are considered foundations? So if they were the only ones in play how much of a boost would it get?
  22. Well I am thrilled at this myself! While not a huge Skaven fan personally, I am doing regular demos at my store and offering discounts to those that demo that preorder the game. One of the guys said that he would only play if he could play skaven, and now he is super psyched for the LCG! A couple other people's ears perked up at the skaven news, so hopefully this will excite the players into getting into this right away.
  23. I really think shiny cards should be reserved for either something special or optional. Example: Raw Deal's foils were all the "ultra rare" cards and some promos (until later with the Rumble Packs) and it was always meant the card was rarer than normal. Magic has an entire foil parallel set, and I know some players that despise foils and others love them and actively seek them out. It is a win/win situation as if you hate foils, you don't have to have them in your deck, but if you love them, you can search your favorite cards in foil form. Other games do fine without foils, Call Of Cthulhu, A Game Of Thrones, Vampire/Jyhad, and to be perfectly honest, some of the foils in UFS recently have been horrendous to read due to the poor foiling process used on those cards. If it keeps costs down, I don't care if there are foils or not in the end, as long as it doesn't impact the gameplay itself.
  24. caligulus said: Jypsy said: I have been a staunch supporter of the "new licenses are good" theory. Simply put, any new license will help expose the game to new players, and that is what we call "a good thing". I'd love to see the game move to a LCG format personally. Every month a new batch of cards for 9.99 just like AGoT and CoC LCGs. We would finally be rid of the "OMG I GOT TOO MANY/TOO FEW CHARACTERS IN MY BOX" complaints and the "CARD X IS TOO RARE/CARD Y IS NOT RARE ENOUGH CARDS" complaints. How nice would it be to see 2 or 3 characters + support in a set box that releases monthly? I know for a fact our sales locally would triple, and a lot of players would come back since everyone has their favorite character/license and doesn't necessarily want to keep buying tons of packs for a set they don't care about except for one character. this would also allow them to release more licenses. It wouldn't be a massive risk to release a BlazBlue, Final Fantasy, WWE, Penny Arcade, Virtua Fighter, Dancing with the stars, Guilty Gear, Taco Bell Vs Mconald's, or other random set, since if you don't like it, you aren't missing out on a 99 card set, just a few cards. But if there is a hot card within, it is only 9.99 to get that card guaranteeed. Hey look this month it is a Street Fighter: "Master of Saikyo" Battle Pack (or whatever the LCG packs would be called) Where you get Blanka, Dan, and Sakura with support! What's that? You hate street fighter? just wait till next month when we get our Darkstalkers "Vampire Saviors" Pack! Lilith, Dimitri and morrigan! Still not interested? Well the month after has the Tekken "Juggler Jamboree" Pack! Bruce, Devil Jin and Marshall Law! So instead of people rage /qutting the game because their favorite license hasnt shown up in a year, or they hate a certain license, they just ignore the pack this month, and get psyched for next month. Sure the cards individually would not be worth a whole bunch, but people keep touting that it is "about the game not the money" with reference to prizes or singles, so that shouldn't be a problem, right? Instead of asking what license do you hope to see in the next decade, you could see all of them every year!! The LCG would kill this game. Period. Each individual set would only emphasize 2-3 symbols at most, and would limit the amount or versatility a symbol could have. We would get into strict definitions of Death only doing discard, Chaos only messing with momentum, ect... Something like a base set would be great for the game though. Like MTG with thier editions, it would be great to continue a mini block format while having a base set. It would encourage Brick and Mortar stores to carry the game again, because it would be back stock that sells. Someone new to the game could get most of the staples out of one set and build a strong deck, then modify it with the expansions. We currently have a system like this, but the base sets are still individual liscences so there are a lot of specialized cards for the starter characters and very few generic(though SW did have some) cards that make thier way into the game in some way or another. This would also eliminate the need for banning certain power cards since they should be well rounded tried and true cards that nobody should complain about and are still staples. Just my opinion. But I do agree we need a Taco Bell vs. McDonalds battle pack or Rick James vs. Charlie Murphy. I don't see how it would kill UFS. you know that the LCG packs release monthly right? So in 3-4 months we would have a good portion of the symbols covered just like we do now in a full set. Isn't one of the huge complaints about the game that we keep hearing is too many symbols are too versatile? until recently evil did whatever the heck it wanted, and order right behind it (or switch those around depending on your style). A base set would not encourage B&M stores to carry the game any more than the current crop of cards does, as far as they are concerned it is "just another set of a game that we didn't sell before" Let me counter that statement though, As a store owner, why would you carry a box of cards that retails for 95.76 a box (MSRP), you paid about $45-50 for it, and then you have players come in that won't buy any since they can go online and buy it for $55-60 a box. That is a $50 average risk per box. Sure some will sell but much like most B&M stores, but there is no point in ordering more than a box or two at a time unless you have a dedicated playgroup. If they don't stock it now, they don't have a dedicated playgroup. Let's say they switch to the LCG format. A retailer's cost per monthly pack is going to be about $6, and it will be sold for $9.99. That is a $6 risk per pack. If you want to go online and buy those packs, you are only going to be saving about $2-$3 each. Hardly worth buying online then, eh? Retailers see this, and are willing to take a chance since if it doesn't sell, they aren't out 50$ per box. Locally we have found the LCG format to be a much better alternative to a player looking for a "secondary" game. Most people play one game heavily and others only casually. If a player is playing a game like magic, where you have to invest a decent portion of cash every 4 months for the newest product, they really aren't going to spend as much on their Secondary Game. Then what happens when both games get released close to each other? One will suffer, and I guarantee you it will be UFS. everyone that is on these forums that plays in local events can afford a 10$ pack of cards per month. that is $120 for every card released in a year. I know some of you, and some of my players have spent that much on one set chasing after a few key cards. (spike, spinta, Kinght breaker, addes, etc) This guarantees sales for the local retailer and return business every month when they come to see what the new UFS cards are. Also traditionally, Core Sets are some of the weakest selling Magic sets on record. Why? because the regular players already have everything in them. Now the new one, Core Set 2010 did it right, a smaller core set (249 cards) with half of the cards within being reprints, but the other half all new cards. This was a phenominal idea and product is selling very steadily. A set of reprints is a great idea, but the excitement of getting something "new" in a pack is much more thrilling than getting cards you have seen before.
  25. I have been a staunch supporter of the "new licenses are good" theory. Simply put, any new license will help expose the game to new players, and that is what we call "a good thing". I'd love to see the game move to a LCG format personally. Every month a new batch of cards for 9.99 just like AGoT and CoC LCGs. We would finally be rid of the "OMG I GOT TOO MANY/TOO FEW CHARACTERS IN MY BOX" complaints and the "CARD X IS TOO RARE/CARD Y IS NOT RARE ENOUGH CARDS" complaints. How nice would it be to see 2 or 3 characters + support in a set box that releases monthly? I know for a fact our sales locally would triple, and a lot of players would come back since everyone has their favorite character/license and doesn't necessarily want to keep buying tons of packs for a set they don't care about except for one character. this would also allow them to release more licenses. It wouldn't be a massive risk to release a BlazBlue, Final Fantasy, WWE, Penny Arcade, Virtua Fighter, Dancing with the stars, Guilty Gear, Taco Bell Vs Mconald's, or other random set, since if you don't like it, you aren't missing out on a 99 card set, just a few cards. But if there is a hot card within, it is only 9.99 to get that card guaranteeed. Hey look this month it is a Street Fighter: "Master of Saikyo" Battle Pack (or whatever the LCG packs would be called) Where you get Blanka, Dan, and Sakura with support! What's that? You hate street fighter? just wait till next month when we get our Darkstalkers "Vampire Saviors" Pack! Lilith, Dimitri and morrigan! Still not interested? Well the month after has the Tekken "Juggler Jamboree" Pack! Bruce, Devil Jin and Marshall Law! So instead of people rage /qutting the game because their favorite license hasnt shown up in a year, or they hate a certain license, they just ignore the pack this month, and get psyched for next month. Sure the cards individually would not be worth a whole bunch, but people keep touting that it is "about the game not the money" with reference to prizes or singles, so that shouldn't be a problem, right? Instead of asking what license do you hope to see in the next decade, you could see all of them every year!!
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