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[Portland, OR] Red Castle's 2019 Armada Prime Live Blog

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51 minutes ago, Irate Pooka said:

This has really been a terrific read; thanks so much for sharing! I'm in the middle of the country, so Portland isn't exactly an easy Prime for me to make. But I might really have to make the effort next year for a tourney of this caliber!

Thank you @Irate Pooka, that's much appreciated! It's been a long day so I may wrap up pics and events tomorrow. Whew!

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18 hours ago, Madaghmire said:

Id love to know where the piett player found that token holding thing

 

18 hours ago, Red Castle Games said:

He purchased it on Etsy from a vendor called Dangerous Designs.

Quite so!  Gotta say, HELLA handy for events like this when moving around a pile of tokens and dice all day...

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https://www.etsy.com/listing/772858017/star-wars-armada-magnetic-token-holder?ref=yr_purchases

As to the thread - Fantastic event, and great players!

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On 2/8/2020 at 5:28 PM, Red Castle Games said:

Piett ISD/Interdictor vs Sloane Quasar Fire/Gladiator playing Rift Ambush. Piett used Grav Shift Reroute and Admiral Titus to really put Sloane's fleet in a tough spot on turn 1.

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Man, I really should have done better with this one than I did.

Gene's massive fighter wing dug into my bombers - which is expected, I was just running them with ATN on the Destroyer as a bullet sponge and not really intending them for attack - but once a few went down and he pulled away I got overly-target-fixated.  Honestly should have just settled for the 6-5 loss and held back, but nope...landed a solid hit on his Quasar and with it wounded I got blood in my eyes...

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Hey everyone, I just sent a message to Matt, but wanted to say something here.  I feel lousy, but I just realized I was playing with an extra Y-wing on the board the entire time on Saturday.  Looking back I don't think it would have affected any of my scores, not even the last close game (like it didn't do clinch damage on anything, or even get in more than a couple of hits the entire tournament), but I wanted to be honest with the community.

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1 hour ago, Admiral Theia said:

Hey everyone, I just sent a message to Matt, but wanted to say something here.  I feel lousy, but I just realized I was playing with an extra Y-wing on the board the entire time on Saturday.  Looking back I don't think it would have affected any of my scores, not even the last close game (like it didn't do clinch damage on anything, or even get in more than a couple of hits the entire tournament), but I wanted to be honest with the community.

I'm going over the floor rules and crunching the numbers now to determine how to proceed. I'll be posting shortly...

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This is disheartening, but the rules are clear: accidentally playing with an illegal list results in a game loss. Playing all 3 games with an illegal list equals a disqualification. I will treat Michelle's games as a concession, giving each of her opponents 8 points with an MoV of 140. It will take me a little time to recalculate the standings and I will notify those involved.

For the record, I want to say that Michelle is a true hero for coming forward with this information. I didn't catch this mistake - and it was clearly a mistake on her part and not purposeful in any manner - and neither did anyone else throughout the day. I don't believe I've ever witnessed such an act of true selflessness and sportsmanship in gaming.  Michelle, you have my deepest respect. 

EDIT: The floor rules aren't 100% clear on how to score a DQ loss, so the scoring may change. Doing more research.

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1 hour ago, Admiral Theia said:

Hey everyone, I just sent a message to Matt, but wanted to say something here.  I feel lousy, but I just realized I was playing with an extra Y-wing on the board the entire time on Saturday.  Looking back I don't think it would have affected any of my scores, not even the last close game (like it didn't do clinch damage on anything, or even get in more than a couple of hits the entire tournament), but I wanted to be honest with the community.

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10 hours ago, Admiral Theia said:

Hey everyone, I just sent a message to Matt, but wanted to say something here.  I feel lousy, but I just realized I was playing with an extra Y-wing on the board the entire time on Saturday.  Looking back I don't think it would have affected any of my scores, not even the last close game (like it didn't do clinch damage on anything, or even get in more than a couple of hits the entire tournament), but I wanted to be honest with the community.

We all need your kind of integrity, Admiral, both in-game and out. I agree with everyone who said it's nobody's fault because it was a mistake, but it's a **** tragedy because everything indicates that you earned that win and deserved it. #thepeopleschampion

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5 hours ago, flatpackhamster said:

Can I just ask how the Piett ISD/Interdictor combi worked for the player that ran it?  I have been playing with a similar fleet and found it to be very good.

Won my first two games, third game (that the pic is from with me chasing down the 1st player stupidly) I lost - but I was pretty exhausted at that point and had made some basic blunders earlier in the match, too.

I've played the list a few times since then - still tweaking it, but it's pretty close to where I want it, now, and I like how it works.  Hopefully can try another major event some time with it and see how it shakes out with the latest iteration.

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24 minutes ago, xanderf said:

Won my first two games, third game (that the pic is from with me chasing down the 1st player stupidly) I lost - but I was pretty exhausted at that point and had made some basic blunders earlier in the match, too.

I've played the list a few times since then - still tweaking it, but it's pretty close to where I want it, now, and I like how it works.  Hopefully can try another major event some time with it and see how it shakes out with the latest iteration.

Thanks.  I ran mine with two Comms Net gozantis and a Hondo and was doing double dials for 4 turns out of 6 which I felt was better and more flexible than Thrawn. 

Can you remember what fleets you faced?

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1 hour ago, flatpackhamster said:

Thanks.  I ran mine with two Comms Net gozantis and a Hondo and was doing double dials for 4 turns out of 6 which I felt was better and more flexible than Thrawn. 

Can you remember what fleets you faced?

Yes, I log all my plays on BGG.  Check out the 3 entries on Feb 8th for details:

https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/163745/star-wars-armada/mygames/plays

(And I agree entirely on the comparison to Thrawn.  The issue with him is that I rarely want all of my ships doing the same thing, the same time, ANYWAY - nevermind trying to have the right dial at the right time even for the ship that DOES need it.  Piett is just gobs more flexible.)

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