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Author:  billiv15 [ Tue May 03, 2011 2:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Introducing Epic Duos - All New Gencon Event!

Gamers is proud to announce an exciting new format of play, and character design for Gencon 2011!

Epic Duos is a new format for play, similar to Dynamic Duo. It will be a squad of exactly 2 figures per squad totaling up to 200pts. Note - you do not have to be at 200 exactly, just 200 or less. Disintegration is treated as a normal critical hit, and any Tactician special ability is ignored. Players will only activate one character per phase. Time limit will be no more than 30 minutes. Otherwise, standard tournament rules apply.

Now, you may be asking yourself, "Well gee, there aren't many characters who can get close to 200pts in a combo of 2. How is that going to work?"

Introducing, the "Epic Mini Micro Set"! Gamers design team has been hard at work creating a unique set of 12 all new V-set cards of "Epic" proportions! These are the greatest of the greats in the Star Wars world, and these versions are meant to represent the best at their best. They will range in cost from 100-160pts, similar to Luke Skywalker Grandmaster and represent each character at the top of their game. We are doing 1 figure per faction, plus two extras, so that fans of any era have a beast to play with!

The cards are being professional printed, with an extremely unique look and feel. Anyone playing in one of our two Epic Duos tournaments at Gencon, will receive a full set of 12 professionally printed cards. Extra sets will be available after Gencon through league kits and other special arrangements.

For the Gencon tournaments, special rules will apply as well. Epic Duos this year, will be a quasi-sealed event. We will not preview any stats for these guys or the set list until Gencon - so it's a total surprise. You will need to bring with you a secondary character of choice to play with your Epic (Ray and I will have pre-made duos so anyone can play even last minute if needed). I will be at Gencon as of Wed afternoon, and anyone who wishes can find me and receive a copy of the Epic they will be playing before the tournament. Otherwise, I will hand them out as soon as you register, and you will have roughly 30-60 minutes to build your 2 person squad with what you have with you, or what you can borrow. Just before the tournament begins, I will hand out the full sets to all participants, so that you will have the actual card in hand of your Epic, as well as that of your opponent. The cards have a lot of text on them, so having the opposing mini will be of help. As for the Recommended mini, you will be able to use whatever you want for these events. If you get the chance to get your card early, that will make your life easier. When we get closer to Gencon, I will post in this thread the places and times I will be available for card pick up before the tournaments.

Prizes - Every participant will receive a full set of professional printed cards. The top 6 in each tournament, will receive a community created custom of one of the Epic characters! These are going to be one of a kind customs, 1 for each Epic card. Selection will occur in order of finish. Additional prizes will be made available as well.

Donations - currently on hold - but when we get the Paypal stuff figured out, I will report back here. We will need people to donate to help with the upfront printing costs. But, that information will come soon.

So sign up for this awesome one of a kind event and make sure we can do this again! If this one is a success, next year, "Epic Combat Vehicles" :)

Author:  Disturbed1 [ Tue May 03, 2011 2:43 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Introducing Epic Duos - All New Gencon Event!

I heard something about donating to fund R&R got you a set of these (being 12 super secret cards) as well.

So, that was false?

How much are you looking at for a donation to help get this off the ground for definitely getting a set for someone who isnt going to be going to Gencon?

Author:  Grand Moff Boris [ Tue May 03, 2011 2:44 pm ]
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Disturbed1 wrote:
I heard something about donating to fund R&R got you a set of these (being 12 super secret cards) as well.

So, that was false?

How much are you looking at for a donation to help get this off the ground for definitely getting a set for someone who isnt going to be going to Gencon?


Not false so much as some things have changed, and some things are in limbo/discussion. Stay tuned.

Author:  buttcabbge [ Tue May 03, 2011 2:44 pm ]
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Awesome. Awesome awesome. I always enjoy Dynamic Duo games, but more than any other format it seems like the meta there leads to extreme predictability (either run Grievous DAC + IG Assassin, or try to be the genius who figures out how to beat Grievous DAC + IG Assassin). It sounds like Epic Duos should solve the predictability problem in spades.

It isn't stated explicitly, but I assume faction rules apply, correct?

Author:  Disturbed1 [ Tue May 03, 2011 2:47 pm ]
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Sounds good, Dennis, thanks.

Also, forgot to ask: Is the intention of these cards to be regular tourney legal, or just for events like this?

Author:  Ruhk [ Tue May 03, 2011 2:51 pm ]
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yes faction rules apply.

Author:  urbanjedi [ Tue May 03, 2011 2:58 pm ]
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Cad Bane and Han Scounrel easily take care of GGDAC and IG88

Author:  thereisnotry [ Tue May 03, 2011 5:05 pm ]
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Woohoo! This is going to be one of my main Gencon highlights this year! And the prizes...wow. These two tourneys will definitely be worth playing in, people! I've playtested a few of these figs, and trust me: they're insane!

And my favorite piece so far is...[gasp]...[choke]...[gurgle].........

Author:  TheHutts [ Tue May 03, 2011 5:14 pm ]
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I'm holding out for a Yoda and a Boba Fett.

Will the new cards be legal for other formats?

Author:  dvader831 [ Tue May 03, 2011 5:31 pm ]
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TheHutts wrote:
Will the new cards be legal for other formats?

As of now, the Epics are not legal in any format other than Epic Duo. They will also be ripe for using in Mass Battles, which might also happen at Gencon this year :D

Author:  The_Celestial_Warrior [ Tue May 03, 2011 6:15 pm ]
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Let's not forget this is one of the three legs of the Sith Trials..

Author:  thereisnotry [ Tue May 03, 2011 9:58 pm ]
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I'll give a spoiler here: Epic Set #1 does NOT have an Epic :Ewok:

That's for the second Epic Set! :P

Author:  swinefeld [ Wed May 04, 2011 6:52 am ]
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Quote:
Introducing, the "Epic Mini Micro Set"


Is this the official name for the set? Just curious.

Sounds way fun. Thanks for deepening my despair over missing out on another Gencon. :P

Author:  GeneralGrievous [ Wed May 04, 2011 7:41 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Introducing Epic Duos - All New Gencon Event!

So awesome but even more lame that I will not even be in North American for Gencon. If there is a way we can donate more and get some shipped this way that would be awesome. Now one of them has to be Grievous right? HahA

Author:  billiv15 [ Wed May 04, 2011 5:24 pm ]
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GeneralGrievous wrote:
So awesome but even more lame that I will not even be in North American for Gencon. If there is a way we can donate more and get some shipped this way that would be awesome. Now one of them has to be Grievous right? HahA


Yes, there will be a way to get these cards outside of playing in the tournament at Gencon. It won't be up for a while, but keep a look out for it in a month or so.

Author:  GeneralGrievous [ Wed May 04, 2011 5:43 pm ]
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billiv15 wrote:
GeneralGrievous wrote:
So awesome but even more lame that I will not even be in North American for Gencon. If there is a way we can donate more and get some shipped this way that would be awesome. Now one of them has to be Grievous right? HahA


Yes, there will be a way to get these cards outside of playing in the tournament at Gencon. It won't be up for a while, but keep a look out for it in a month or so.


Roger that thanks

Author:  coffeebean [ Thu May 05, 2011 5:26 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Introducing Epic Duos - All New Gencon Event!

i realize these epic characters arnt meant for regular play but just wondering if they would actually be viable in a squad, or would they suffer the same problems as GMLS. do they have staggered atcivations like AT-AT?

also please say that you guys went out on a limb, an actually used a defense higher than 23. i will be dissapointed to see a 160 point figure with a defense of 21-23 :cry:

thanx

Author:  Segastorm [ Fri May 06, 2011 7:55 pm ]
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If I may ask, how are we going to be able to tell these cards from the regular V-set cards?

Author:  jedispyder [ Fri May 06, 2011 8:05 pm ]
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coffeebean wrote:
i realize these epic characters arnt meant for regular play but just wondering if they would actually be viable in a squad, or would they suffer the same problems as GMLS. do they have staggered atcivations like AT-AT?

also please say that you guys went out on a limb, an actually used a defense higher than 23. i will be dissapointed to see a 160 point figure with a defense of 21-23 :cry:

thanx

Don't forget, it's not as much about the Defensive as it is the Defensive Powers.

Author:  Ruhk [ Sat May 07, 2011 6:36 am ]
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Segastorm wrote:
If I may ask, how are we going to be able to tell these cards from the regular V-set cards?


There will be one significant difference, that will make it impossible to be confused with other v-set cards. In additional, the styling/graphics/layout will be different.

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