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  1. Summer is ended, the Harvest is almost done, and Winter is Coming. Come celebrate the launch of Season 4 for those of us which can't make it to SteamCon US! The Basics What Is FlatCon? http://flatcon.com/ Located on the expansive flatlands that are Central Illinois. FlatCon has been Bloomington-Normal’s premiere annual gaming convention since 2000. Running in 2017 from Friday, October 20th through the Sunday the 22nd, FlatCon is presented by Gamers For Life which supports the American Cancer Society through the Gamers For Life Relay for Life team. FlatCon’s attendees are “Scoring a Crit on Cancer” and doing some serious gaming! Whether you play Role-playing, Card, Board, Mini, LARP or other types of games that do not fit into a specific niche, you will find something fun to play FlatCon! But, wait! There’s more! FlatCon, also, has a large vendor area selling games and geekery, an annual Costume Contest, the Over The Top Contest, a Charity Raffle, onsite concessions and food trucks, and a host of other Special Events! FlatCon is three days of games, fun, and taking a whack at an insidious disease. What’s not to like about that? Location: Interstate Center West Expo - McLean County Fairgrounds 1106 Interstate Dr, Bloomington, IL 61705 USA Convention Registration: https://tabletop.events/conventions/flatcon-2018 Convention badges range from Full weekend to specific day badges. Everyone pre-registering by October 1, 2018 for FlatCon via FlatCon Site On Tabletop.Events saves $5 on their badge! Also, pre-registered attendees will receive one shiny FlatCon 6-sided die as well as 3 free raffle tickets! (Raffle tickets can be used for chances in our Charity Raffle and to purchase drinks and snacks at our concession stand!) Hotels/Travel: Flatcon does have a housing block at a deal of $99 for three nights, check it out and sign-up before they are gone! - http://flatcon.com/venuehotel/ There are plenty of other hotels in the vicinity as well. Bloomington, IL does have multiple travel options available besides driving. Central Illinois Regional Airport (BMI) and AmTrack in Normal, IL are both a quick taxi or Uber away. Guild Ball General Information: Guild Ball tournament style event using the newly released Season 4 rules and player cards. Because of the timing of the release, we will be very accommodating and adjust according to make sure everyone has a great day. Print outs of Season 4 cards or using portable applications will be allowed. Expect 4-5 rounds. Players of all skill levels are welcomed to attend. Appearance Standard: All models in play must be fully assembled, on appropriately sized bases. Painting is not required, but highly encouraged. Proxy Rule: Judge pre-approved proxies are permitted. Paper Doll proxies of any characters from the book released or unreleased are permitted. Casual Play: Casual play is encouraged on any open gaming space in our reserved area not being used for events. Guild Ball Event Schedule Sunday - Flatcon Cup Tournament Cost: $5.00 event fee 9:00am - Registration -> Pre-registration through convention and https://www.longshanks.org/events/?event=1519 9:30am to 5:00pm - Games! Tournament Format: Regional Cup, 10-man roster, 45min chess clocks Prizes: 1st, 2nd, and best painted at least. Raffle prizes for the day, depending on player attendance: Hope to see everyone there and meet some new friends while supporting a great cause! If you have any questions, feel free to PM JSKrush or email james.kroesch@gmail.com.
  2. Red Raccoon Games in Bloomington, IL will be hosting a 6 week Guild Ball league to cap out the summer and get some fun release kit games in. No previous experience required. If someone does not have models but wishes to participate, please contact JSKrush / james.kroesch@gmail.com and we'll work to setup something. Location: 309 N Main St, Bloomington, IL 61701 Start: July 18th End: Aug 22nd Store Time: 5pm - 9pm Wednesdays. $10 entry for the league to cover prize support. Tracking: https://www.longshanks.org/events/?event=1266 Players use the same Guild for entirety of league. Players may also use their Guild's currently available Union / Minor guild options. May use full guild roster during team selection per each match using normal draft rules and pre-game sequence per the current organized play document. Painted models not required. Proxies and paper/acrylic/mdf stand-ups allowed, provided the appropriate sized base is used. Any model will full cards previewed through Steam Forged blog are allowed to be played. Games: Play a maximum of one league match per week, any day/time. Efforts will be made to make sure that each player plays each other participate throughout the league. Players can play matches at other pre-arranged times during the week as they like. Results just need to be shared with the JSKrush / james.kroesch@gmail.com. May also play one Exhibition Game per week, but not required. League Match Played +1 point League Match Win +2 points Exhibition Game Played +1 point Choice of: Farmer's Game Smith's Game Rat's Game Falcon's Game Player with the most points at the end of the league will be the League champion. Prize Support: LE Piper LE Millstone LE Bolt LE Tator LE Bonesaw LE vGraves LE Egret LE vHearne LE vSalt Morticians 3 model box Hunters team box For each Exhibition Game played, both players will get a supporting card and ball/token from the related prize kit. Winning Categories: League Champion Best Painted by end of league (Not painted at start of league) Random Raffle draws
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    'Frosty Balls II' @ Red Raccon Games

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  4. Start 2018 off right in Central IL. The warm-up before The Warm-up Guild Ball 'Frosty Balls II' Presented by James Kroesch Basics: This is intended to be a 16 player Guild Ball tournament using Season 3 rules along with GICs and the new model releases. Location: Red Raccoon Games, 309 N Main St, Bloomington, IL 61701 USA Registration: $10 on the day of the event @ the store Date: Saturday, January 13th, 2018 Tournament Tentative Schedule: 10:00am to 10:30am - Registration -> Pre-register through Longshacks.org Facebook Link: coming soon Longshanks Link: http://longshanks.org/events/?event=667 Games start at 10:30am. Will have a lunch break after the first round. 3, 4, or 5 rounds depending on player turnout. Tournament Format: Regional Cup, up to 10-player roster, 45min chess clocks The final version of GICs to be released will be available to use. http://steamforged.com/sfg-news-blog/guild-identity-cards-final-update If you want to use a GIC, select and reveal along with Captain/Mascot. Players can choose not to use a GIC and will get the standard heal rate of 4. Appearance Standard: All models in play must be fully assembled, on appropriately sized bases. Painting is not required. Proxy Rule: Judge pre-approved proxies are permitted. Paper Doll proxies of any Season 3 characters released or unreleased are permitted. This means Farmers 2, Blacksmiths 2, and Skulk will all be league. Any newer players previewed on the Steam Forged Games blog with full front and back cards displayed will also be permitted provided they can be fielded by your declared Guild for the day. Prizes: 1st, 2nd, and best painted at least. Tentatively, based on attendance: Achievement based Raffle for the day Play your games, achieve certain events (ex takeout a mascot, successful shapshot, miss a 5 dice kick, etc.) Get a raffle ticket for each achievement. Drawing at the end of the tournament. 1st through 3rd - Prizes + Store Credit (Amounts depend on attendance) Spoon Award / Player in most need of a new strategy for 2018 If you have any questions, feel free to PM JSKrush or email james.kroesch@gmail.com.
  5. For the events where Blacksmiths are available, using a proxy for Hearth & Alloy will be allowed. Please print out a copy of their cards to use: http://steamforged.com/sfg-news-blog/blacksmiths-guild-home-is-where-the-hearth-is http://steamforged.com/sfg-news-blog/the-blacksmith-guild-apprentice-alloy If by some magical chance enough Blacksmiths are fully previewed like this by Friday, Oct 20th, to field a 10player roster, they will be allowed on Sunday, using proxies and printed cards.
  6. Everyone registered on Warhorn for the convention and the events, please check at the bottom of each event page and make sure your name appears there. A few people have had issues where they did fully pay for the convention and event fees but had not actually taken the extra step to 'register' to the specific Guild Ball event. If you need assistance or want to confirm, feel free to PM or email me at james.kroesch@gmail.com
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    GIC: Bait the Trap

    Sure, I agree he could have played better. So could people into Pre-Errata Shark, Midas, and Obulus. Just providing the feedback that they didn't have fun so it can be noted in the playtest To anyone, anywhere on the pitch was his only beef with it.
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    GIC: Bait the Trap

    Totally agree that it makes the opponent choose, but what I don't think we want is to create a situation where they have no choice because they are so inidated and tied up. At least with the game last night, that's the experience my opponent had. Just feedback for the playtest
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    GIC: Bait the Trap

    It wasn't that he couldn't clear it, it was just that in order to he was being forced to give up his momentum from losing initiative every time if he did want to, which meant no counterattacks or def stance and more win for me, in addition to all the other conditions I was already applying through my players. Being able to apply it to anyone with unlimited range gave me even more control where previously he could at least unengaged a player and I would have had to make an effort to control it. I had: Theron, Fahad, Hearne, Jacear, Egret, and Chaska (who literally sat by the goal all game) He had: Fillet, Princess, Boar, vOx, Meathook, vBrisket
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    GIC: Bait the Trap

    Our experience from last night was that it was very frustrating for my opponent that any model anywhere on the pitch could have snared applied with no interaction. Even though I kicked off to him, from turn 1 and onward, I was controlling the game between the GIC, Theron with forest and pinned, and Hearne with double momentum singled outs. He was playing Butchers with the GIC that grants life drinker. He never managed to get a single goal or takeout as I worked my way through killing Fillet, Boar, Meathook, and scoring goals. We equated it the Hunters feeling like a season 1/2 Mortitians team. While we both like the concept of applying snared through the GIC, a suggestion would be that the target has to be within some range of one of your players.
  11. Just letting everyone know that the Pitch Pefect event will allow the use of the latest Guild Identities if a player wishes. If a player does not want to use them they can choose to keep the regular unmodified heal value. For the Kick About event, full event rules will be provided soon and Guild Identities will be available for certain rounds. For the Flatcon Cup event, Guild Identities will not be used since they will still be in playtest.
  12. Flatcon 2017 - Three Glorious Days of Guild Ball Fun & Excitement Summer is ended, the Harvest is almost done, and Winter is Coming. Come celebrate and get some practice in before Steam Con USA! The Basics What Is FlatCon? http://flatcon.com/ Located on the expansive flatlands that are Central Illinois. FlatCon has been Bloomington-Normal’s premiere annual gaming convention since 2000. Running in 2017 from Friday, October 20th through the Sunday the 22nd, FlatCon is presented by Gamers For Life which supports the American Cancer Society through the Gamers For Life Relay for Life team. FlatCon’s attendees are “Scoring a Crit on Cancer” and doing some serious gaming! Whether you play Role-playing, Card, Board, Mini, LARP or other types of games that do not fit into a specific niche, you will find something fun to play FlatCon! But, wait! There’s more! FlatCon, also, has a large vendor area selling games and geekery, an annual Costume Contest, the Over The Top Contest, a Charity Raffle, onsite concessions and food trucks, and a host of other Special Events! FlatCon is three days of games, fun, and taking a whack at an insidious disease. What’s not to like about that? Location: Interstate Center West Expo - McLean County Fairgrounds 1106 Interstate Dr, Bloomington, IL 61705 USA Convention Registration: https://warhorn.net/events/flatcon-2017 Convention badges range from Full weekend to specific day badges. Everyone pre-registering by October 13, 2007 for FlatCon via our Warhorn site saves $5 on their badge! Also, pre-registered attendees will receive one shiny FlatCon 6-sided die as well as 3 free raffle tickets! (Raffle tickets can be used for chances in the Convention Charity Raffle and to purchase drinks and snacks at our concession stand!) When you pre-register online you can, also, pre-register for events all the Guild Ball events through the weekend. See details below. Pre-registration reserves swag, increases options for prizes, and also enables us to expand any events if needed. Hotels/Travel: Flatcon does have a housing block at a deal of $99 for three nights, check it out and sign-up before they are gone! - http://flatcon.com/venuehotel/ There are plenty of other hotels in the vicinity as well. Bloomington, IL does have multiple travel options available besides driving. Central Illinois Regional Airport (BMI) and AmTrack in Normal, IL are both a quick taxi or Uber away. Guild Ball General Information: Appearance Standard: All models in play must be fully assembled, on appropriately sized bases. Painting is not required, but highly encouraged. Electronic Devices: The use of electronic devices for tracking health and other player stats/abilities is at the permission of your opponent. Have current copies of all physical cards ready to use if requested by your opponent. Be aware should any electronic device fail in any way, either power loss or application crash, resulting in your most current game state being lost, or recovered to a past point, you will forfeit your game to your opponent. Proxy Rule: Judge pre-approved proxies are permitted. Paper Doll proxies of any Season 3 characters from the book released or unreleased are permitted. Lucky will be permitted for Masons/Brewers teams. Blacksmiths will not be able to used for Flatcon Cup Tournament. Blacksmiths will be allowed for the other Pitch Practice and Kick About Escalation Event as either the proper models or proxies. Demos: Demos will be available for anyone interested over the weekend. Casual Play: Casual play is encouraged on any open gaming space in our reserved area not being used for events. Guild Ball Event Schedule Friday Afternoon / Night - Pitch Practice! Cost: $5.00 event fee payable on Warhorn or Onsite at Flatcon 2017 5:30pm - Registration -> Pre-registration through convention Warhorn event system https://www.warhorn.net/events/flatcon-2017/schedule/2017/10/20/sessions/193582 6:00pm to 10:00pm - Games! TieBreak Link: https://www.tiebreak.co.uk/flatcon-2017-pitch-practice Using the latest version of the Pitch Formations alternative deployment rules. Standard team roster of 10 models, 6 models per match. 3-4 round event using 30 minute Chess Clocks per player. Prizes will all be raffle achievements based on participation. Saturday - Kick About Escalation Event Cost: $10.00 event fee payable on Warhorn or Onsite at Flatcon 2017 9:30am - Registration -> Pre-registration through convention Warhorn event system https://www.warhorn.net/events/flatcon-2017/schedule/2017/10/21/sessions/193581 10:00am to 9:00pm - Games! TieBreak Link: https://www.tiebreak.co.uk/flatcon-2017-kick-about-escalation-event/feed Full Event Rules are coming soon. New and seasoned Guild Ball coaches alike can join in for a full day of fun, casual, matches. Players advance your team from three players to a full seasoned roster. Along the way players will have the chance to take their first steps onto the pitch, scheme behind the scenes, and take aim at all of the richest the Guilds can offer them. Expect 5-6 rounds. Each player that pre-registers in advance before Sept 25th will receive a Kick About exclusive model, Lucky, and a chibi-style mascot card! Prizes and other swag will at least include the Kick About event pack contents as well as others based on participation. Sunday - Flatcon Cup Tournament Cost: $15.00 event fee payable on Warhorn or Onsite at Flatcon 2017 (If you participated in the Kick About event, then you will receive a $5 refund the day of the tournament) https://www.warhorn.net/events/flatcon-2017/schedule/2017/10/22/sessions/193583 8:30am - Registration -> Pre-registration through convention Warhorn event system 9:00am to 6:00pm - Games! TieBreak Link: https://www.tiebreak.co.uk/flatcon-2017-flatcon-cup/feed Tournament Format: Regional Cup, 10-man roster, 45min chess clocks Prizes: 1st, 2nd, and best painted at least. Achievement based Raffle for the day, depending on player attendance: Play your games, achieve certain events (ex takeout a mascot, successful shapshot, miss a 5 dice kick, etc.) Get a raffle ticket for each achievement. Drawing at the end of the tournament. Current plans are to have a new, yet to be released Blacksmiths Guild box set as well as other prizes. Hope to see everyone there and meet some new friends while supporting a great cause! If you have any questions, feel free to PM JSKrush or email james.kroesch@gmail.com.
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    Red Raccoon Games - Guild Ball Open Play

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    Every Wednesday night the group gathers at Red Raccoon Games in downtown Bloomington, IL for Guild Ball along with other table top skirmish miniature and board games. All levels of players are welcome, even those that are just looking to learn what the game is and to get a demo Come hangout, get a game or two in, and have some fun! No cost. Pundit Contact: James Kroesch, Forums: JSKrush, Email: james.kroesch@gmail.com
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    Flatcon 2017 - Flatcon Cup

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    Registration: https://www.warhorn.net/events/flatcon-2017/schedule/2017/10/22/sessions/193583 Tiebreak: https://www.tiebreak.co.uk/flatcon-2017-flatcon-cup/feed Event Info: TBA
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    Registration: https://www.warhorn.net/events/flatcon-2017/schedule/2017/10/21/sessions/193581 Tiebreak: https://www.tiebreak.co.uk/flatcon-2017-kick-about-escalation-event/feed Event Info: TBA
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