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FallCon presents: Open Gaming at the Sentry Box including X-Wing Tournament

As the store is closed for Thanksgiving I am starting the gaming early, at midday. I am also running a Star Wars X-Wing tournament, starting right away at midday. Details as follows:

Entry fee: Free
Points per squadron: 100

Depending on the turnout there will be a number of swiss rounds followed by a possible cut to top four.

Prizing will be from the FFG Season 3 OP Kit plus extra prizing in the form of Litko template and shield tokens.

Rules are as per the official FFG tournament rules.


Firstly, welcome :-) Secondly, here is some information on what to expect at this meetup:

1) The official start time for this meetup is 6.30pm. That's because I, as the host, am working until the store closes at 6pm and so I'm unable to get upstairs and fulfill my hostly duties until that time. Having said that, some people arrive earlier and start playing. This is perfectly fine. Some people arrive later than 6.30pm, sometimes much later. This is also fine. Please note the end time of 10.30pm - I have a wife that I like to see before she goes to bed, so please try to ensure you are finishing as close to 10.30pm as possible :-)

2) The store does close at 6pm. The front door gets locked and the gate to downstairs gets closed. The tills are all cashed out and I am unable to make any sales. If you'd like drinks and snacks you'll need to bring them with you or purchase them before the store closes. If you arrive after 6pm you will need to enter via the back door, as per the information under the address above.

3) The board gaming takes place mostly on the lower section of the mezzanine. The upper mezzanine and back room are booked by other groups, but sometimes we can expand into their space slightly if it gets busy. Tables and chairs are stacked throughout the mezzanine and back room area. Feel free to get out a table and set it up to start playing.

4) Feel free to bring specific games that you would like to play. I can't guarantee you'll convince people to play them but if you don't bring them and ask then you'll never know. Most people are willing to let others borrow their copies of games if they are asked. Treat them nicely. Likewise we have a lot of store demo copies that can be borrowed for the evening. Just ask me or one of the other staff if it's before closing time.

5) You may not get into a game right away. Sometimes you show up just after everyone has started playing. A good way to avoid this is by pre-arranging what you are going to play via the comments section below. Otherwise you can wait and hopefully some other people will show up, or a game or two may finish. Sadly it does happen that you occasionally will have to wait for a little while to get in a game.

6) Easier said than done: Don't be shy. If you arrive and stand in the corner not saying anything you are less likely to get into a game. Hopefully I or one of the other more friendly people will come and talk to you and try to get you into a game, but sometimes we are distracted, in a game or otherwise engaged. Most people at the game nights are friendly enough and if you come and talk to them and ask what they are playing or whether you can get into a game they won't bite.

7) Have fun! I think that's the point, right?

If any of you ever have any questions please don't hesitate to ask me, either by commenting below, sending me a message, phoning the store, etc.


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  • Greg

    Also: Mike, Greg N & Rik since you guys left early I never got a chance to give you your prizes/promo cards. I have a promo card for all three of you and Mike you got a little something extra as one of a few players who went 3-1.

    October 14, 2013

    • Michael R.

      Hopefully, I will see you on Saturday at Brentwood.

      October 15, 2013

    • Greg N.

      I can come to the store to pick up the promos for Rik and I. Assumed that since we left early we wouldn't get them. Thanks again for hosting the event.

      October 16, 2013

  • Greg

    We had 18 people for the tournament which was amazing! Slightly quieter night for board games but still good considering it was Thanksgiving. Thanks to everyone that came out!

    October 14, 2013

  • Michael R.

    For the wing tournament, do we need to bring100 points of both rebel and imperials?

    October 8, 2013

    • Michael R.

      Another question. Will there be scenarios or fights to the death? I foresee a lot of millennium (sp) falcons.

      October 9, 2013

    • Greg

      No scenarios. Tournament play is timed rounds (70 mins per round) with most points remaining being the winner. Asteroids are used.

      October 10, 2013

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