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  1. When: Friday, October 13, 2017 6:30 PM to 12:00 AM Where: BluegrassMagic Gameshop 5629 Outer Loop, Louisville, KY What: As we continue the tournament schedule, this week is Legend of the Five Rings. The format for the L5R tournament is Swiss with standard decks. Info on tournament regulations and setup can be found here: https://images-cdn.fantasyflightgames.com/filer_public/de/e7/dee78f63-c1b3-4690-97a6-b396e4e32cc2/l5c_tournament_regulations_v10.pdf Cost of Entry: $5 Prize for first includes your choice of Clan Playmat. Store Credit prizes available based on attendance. There is of course casual play for all the other LCGs going on as well. So if you're a Netrunner player or something else, you're bound to find others to play with. For all newcomers, when you come into the store, either look to the front left side of the room for the group playing these games or ask someone behind the counter either where the LCG group is, or where is Travis Schneider, Dueling Organizer Extraordinaire. Meetup Link: https://www.meetup.com/cardboardgamers/events/244414693/ Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1377520189032813/
  2. Where: Bluegrass Magic Gameshop 5629 Outer Loop, Louisville, KY 40219 When: September 15th, 2017 Time: 6:00 PM-Midnight Every Friday night starting around 6:00 PM, Duelists can unite to play practice games, learn new games, and even participate in tournaments. The current hot games being played are Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game, Android: Netrunner, Game of Thrones: The Card Game, and Star Wars: The Card Game. Other dueling card games may make it to the table from time to time, my other favorites being Ashes, CODEX, and Exceed. But, the main focus of these meetups will be the LCGs from FFG. Whether you're a seasoned pro-duelist or a newbie looking to learning a new game, this is the place to be on a Friday night! "Legend has it that in the years of our lord, the early 2010s, a ragtag group of cardboard shuffling, sharp minded individuals came together to test their might and their wits in games focused on skill, not collectibility. These games were known as LCGs, the card games whose very essence were derived from life itself! After many nights of Friday, through training and study alike, these individuals would face-off in the most epic of duels, testing their abilities against each other! Yet, despite these grand battles, as time passed and the grit of life and love became ever more present, the duels began to dwindle. Eventually, the War of Cardboard would seize and the duelists disappeared back into the world. But now, in the year of our lord, 2017, the great god of the living card game, the bringer of the eternal shuffle through their flights of fantasy, have given rebirth to an old legend. After searching through the lands of Rokugan, the god known as Eff Eff Gee has gathered the five elemental rings together, thus bringing together a once broken community to reenter the fray of the dueling arena. Not to be out done by the Five Rings and their legends, warriors from other worlds are reappearing to fight in the War of Cardboard. Those who fought for the Iron Throne; those who battled amongst the stars; and those who ran nets from New Angeles and beyond. The war never truly ended and the eternal warriors known as the Cardboard Duelists never truly stopped fighting. The battles have begun again! The duels shall continue on!"
  3. Where: Bluegrass Magic Gameshop 5629 Outer Loop, Louisville, KY 40219 When: September 15th, 2017 Time: 6:00 PM-Midnight Every Friday night starting around 6:00 PM, Duelists can unite to play practice games, learn new games, and even participate in tournaments. The current hot games being played are Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game, Android: Netrunner, Game of Thrones: The Card Game, and Star Wars: The Card Game. Other dueling card games may make it to the table from time to time, my other favorites being Ashes, CODEX, and Exceed. But, the main focus of these meetups will be the LCGs from FFG. Whether you're a seasoned pro-duelist or a newbie looking to learning a new game, this is the place to be on a Friday night! "Legend has it that in the years of our lord, the early 2010s, a ragtag group of cardboard shuffling, sharp minded individuals came together to test their might and their wits in games focused on skill, not collectibility. These games were known as LCGs, the card games whose very essence were derived from life itself! After many nights of Friday, through training and study alike, these individuals would face-off in the most epic of duels, testing their abilities against each other! Yet, despite these grand battles, as time passed and the grit of life and love became ever more present, the duels began to dwindle. Eventually, the War of Cardboard would seize and the duelists disappeared back into the world. But now, in the year of our lord, 2017, the great god of the living card game, the bringer of the eternal shuffle through their flights of fantasy, have given rebirth to an old legend. After searching through the lands of Rokugan, the god known as Eff Eff Gee has gathered the five elemental rings together, thus bringing together a once broken community to reenter the fray of the dueling arena. Not to be out done by the Five Rings and their legends, warriors from other worlds are reappearing to fight in the War of Cardboard. Those who fought for the Iron Throne; those who battled amongst the stars; and those who ran nets from New Angeles and beyond. The war never truly ended and the eternal warriors known as the Cardboard Duelists never truly stopped fighting. The battles have begun again! The duels shall continue on!"
  4. Where: Bluegrass Magic Gameshop 5629 Outer Loop, Louisville, KY 40219 When: September 15th, 2017 Time: 6:00 PM-Midnight Every Friday night starting around 6:00 PM, Duelists can unite to play practice games, learn new games, and even participate in tournaments. The current hot games being played are Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game, Android: Netrunner, Game of Thrones: The Card Game, and Star Wars: The Card Game. Other dueling card games may make it to the table from time to time, my other favorites being Ashes, CODEX, and Exceed. But, the main focus of these meetups will be the LCGs from FFG. Whether you're a seasoned pro-duelist or a newbie looking to learning a new game, this is the place to be on a Friday night! "Legend has it that in the years of our lord, the early 2010s, a ragtag group of cardboard shuffling, sharp minded individuals came together to test their might and their wits in games focused on skill, not collectibility. These games were known as LCGs, the card games whose very essence were derived from life itself! After many nights of Friday, through training and study alike, these individuals would face-off in the most epic of duels, testing their abilities against each other! Yet, despite these grand battles, as time passed and the grit of life and love became ever more present, the duels began to dwindle. Eventually, the War of Cardboard would seize and the duelists disappeared back into the world. But now, in the year of our lord, 2017, the great god of the living card game, the bringer of the eternal shuffle through their flights of fantasy, have given rebirth to an old legend. After searching through the lands of Rokugan, the god known as Eff Eff Gee has gathered the five elemental rings together, thus bringing together a once broken community to reenter the fray of the dueling arena. Not to be out done by the Five Rings and their legends, warriors from other worlds are reappearing to fight in the War of Cardboard. Those who fought for the Iron Throne; those who battled amongst the stars; and those who ran nets from New Angeles and beyond. The war never truly ended and the eternal warriors known as the Cardboard Duelists never truly stopped fighting. The battles have begun again! The duels shall continue on!"
  5. Yeah, early ANR was actually way more balanced than people realized. The issue was is people thought they solved the game with Criminal being the best Runner, which wasn't entirely true. Corp side was actually pretty diverse during the first year. In my first regional, all factions were represented and I think most made it to the top 8. I was running Kate/Weyland (Scorch). My Shaper deck was destroying games that day. In fact, the only reason I lost in top 8 was due to some severely bad RNG. I was up against an HB Glacier deck and the game ended up dragging out with his agendas apparently sitting in the bottom of R&D. I think I was only one agenda away from winning, but I don't remember. I was hitting R&D every other turn with multi-access and finding nothing, and he had ICE'd up extremely well by that point. And counter to what people would have thought, Noise and NBN: Making News won that event. From my experience, even though some games, balance can be way off, but what happens just as much is players settle with what seems to be an established meta and stop exploring other options. Hopefully L5R will have a diverse meta for a long time.
  6. Which is good to hear. I think I know who this is I'm talking to-Giles? But yeah, demoing and organizing events will be the first part to get it to grow. And from there, we'll need support from LGSs to host events. I also hope to be able to advertise the group through multiple channels. It's surprising how often people don't realize a game exists or there is a community to play with. I was talking to someone about Netrunner recently and they said they use to play a couple of years ago but stopped since there wasn't anyone in Louisville to play with...and we had one of the biggest groups in this region. Apparently, the information is getting out there about these various games and places to play. Although, often times, it's just lack of initiative or resourcefulness on a player's part to see out info and people to play with.
  7. I'm also from the Louisville area. I do know many LCG players and non-LCG players are interested in this. At the very least, we should have a strong group to start. But, a variety of people in this area have been burned from groups seeming to start strong and then outright disappearing within a few months (Conquest and VS was this way), so some are hesitant to jump in to this at launch. My hope, if the game is good, it stays strong within the first year and then continues to grow from there if we have active organizers and proper support from FFG and LGSs.
  8. What does the fact that these were errata'd say about the playtesting for this game? Although I agree with the errata decision, it only increases my frustration with the designers of the game and general lack of forethought and balance. These changes also do practically nothing to the already tight meta, and in fact may have hurt it. They even admitted the Second Chance/Ammo Belt combo wasn't really effecting competitive play. I want to see characters rebalanced so we can see a more diverse field of teams in tournaments. But with the recent reveal of K2SO, they obviously don't know how to properly balance point value on characters.
  9. So, I've drafted three times since I made this post and it was a blast each time. Being able to mix factions and colors more easily make for some super intriguing deck builds. My first build ended up being eAssaj Ventress/Snap Wexley. The control was strong with this one. Last night we drafted Awakenings and the only character I drafted was a Storm Trooper. So, my build ended up being Double Storm Troopers (Generic Boys as we call them), Hired Gun, and Outer Rim Smuggler. I went ramp and control in that build (I got some great use out of Black Market and Black One). The rules we used were 6 packs per person. Open two packs, conceal the dice in a box, and mix the cards. Draft one card at a time and pass like normally. Deckbuilding restrictions were 25-30 card decks, any number of a card and any colors, with the only color restrictions being spotting or 'character only' limits. 30 Point limit on characters with access to singles of any non-unique to build your team with. There was also a neutral pool of singles you could add to your deck if needed: Dodge, Block, Take Cover, BB-8, Rey's Staff, and Infantry Grenade. Overall, the format worked quite well. My only concern is the inclusion of any non-uniques.
  10. Then draft Palpatine. Though, if the prize pool is good enough, passing up such cards is fine if you know there is something worth winning. Though, at this point in the game, some Legendaries are worth too **** much to not take them.
  11. So, I got one booster box and was overall disappointed. The legendaries I got were decent of course, but most of the rares were junk. I got at least one of almost all of the starters rares (two Rey's Staff actually), so I have at least 6 cards out of my 36 that were pointless and worthless. What's even more frustrating is that those cards could have easily been Holdout Blasters and other powerful rares.
  12. When I play Magic, I usually get a booster box and run a friendly draft out of that where I keep the cards and no one pays any money. It helps me build my collection as well as gives us a chance to draft. It also takes the pressure off of rare drafting. With that said, I just got two boxes of Spirit in today and I'm doing a draft tomorrow.
  13. Yeah, a lot of people would be willing to spend a bit on it, especially if there is a good prize support. I think I'd keep it down to 6 packs to keep costs lower. And players can use 1 of any non-unique in the current block of sets. Though, if FFG wants to make this an official format, I'd really recommend a small, yearly draft starter, so entry is easier and you don't need to acquire any other cards other than the starter beforehand.
  14. Something like this sounds great as well. Now, would you draft 2 packs at one (open two and mix them together), or just one at a time? I guess you would need two if doing an 8 person draft pod.
  15. Yep, that would be exactly the problem. There needs to be more variety of base characters to work with in case not enough show up to draft. I'd incorporate some non-unique characters being always available or something.