Mountain Mayhem IV

Welcome to Mountain Mayhem IV,  A five round 9th Age Fantasy Battles singles event using the latest rules for “The 9th Age” as can be found here:  http://www.the-ninth-age.com/  We will be using the version X.x rules (Whatever is available as of Oct 1st)

9th Age Grand Tournament Saturday October 20th to Sunday October 21nd

Entrance fee is 45$ if paid by October 3rd,   55$ if paid after October 3rd, but on or before the deadline of October 10th. Payment to be made via paypal to GenePhelps@gmail.com

The event will be held at:

Warrenton Volunteer Fire Company #1
167 West Shirley Ave
Warrenton, VA 20186

Parking is located in the rear of the building and overflow is across the street at 170 West Shirley Ave (Doctor’s Offices)

BYOB : Beverages of all sorts permitted on premises, there is a refrigerator for our use to keep your preferred beverage cool

Lunch will be brought in both days, pizza one day and subs the next. Please contact me at MountainMayhemGT@gmail.com if you have dietary restrictions

Open Gaming Friday October 19th 3 pm – whenever. There will be several games run at the location including Game of Thrones and Wings of War.

Saturday evening after the tournament there will be a group dinner/get together at a McMahons, a local Irish pub and restaurant. Be sure to indicate if you plan on attending this when you pay and/or submit your list. 

 

ARMY COMPOSITION:

We will be using The 9th Age rules version X.x (Whatever rules are available as of Oct 1st)

Armies are limited to 4,500 points.

The 9th Age documents are available here http://www.the-ninth-age.com

Armies must be 100% painted to a three color minimum. Unpainted armies will not be accepted. Reasonable proxies will be allowed. If you would like to use something out of the ordinary such as an army of shark models or chess pieces, please contact Gene at MountainMayhemGT@gmail.com with photos for approval.

LIST SUBMISSION:

Army lists must be submitted before Midnight October 10th via email to MountainMayhemGT@gmail.com.

Players will need to bring 6 copies of their list to the tournament, 1 for themselves and a copy for each of their opponents. These lists need to include at a minimum: unit name, qty, any upgrades, and unit cost. 

Players should note that all lists for the weekend will be OPEN. Army lists should be submitted as Text, Word, or PDF.

Players submitting their list prior to midnight October 3rd will receive a 5pt. sportsmanship bonus.

Players submitting their lists after midnight October 10th will receive a -5pt sportsmanship penalty.

Incorrect lists or list changes will be subject to a -0 to -10 point penalty based on judge’s decision.

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE:

Friday – Open Gaming (3pm – whenever)

Saturday                                                                     Sunday

Doors open                 8:00AM                                   Doors open                 8:00AM

Game 1:                      9:00  – 12:00                          Game 4:                      9:00  – 12:00

Lunch Break:              12:00 – 1:00                            Lunch Break:              12:00 – 1:00

Game 2:                      1:00 – 4:00                              Game 5:                      1:00 – 4:00

Game 3:                      4:15– 7:15                              Awards Ceremony:      4:15

 

 

Painting Scores

 

Tier 4     0 points              – 3 color, minimum work
Tier 3     2 points              – All models painted and bases more than just painted
Tier 2     6 points              – Tournament standard, Display, Name plate
Tier 1     10 points            – Top Tier painted army

Armies must be 100% painted to a three color minimum.

Judges can award 1-4 bonus points for any of the first 3 tiers at their discretion

Army selected by the judges as the top painted army will recieve a 2pt bonus.

Players will be asked to vote on their favorite army, this can be based on painted, theme, or even composition. Players will receive 3 sportsmanship points for voting.

 

Voting Scores

 

Players will be asked to vote on their favorite army, this can be based on paint, theme, or even composition. Players will receive 3 sportsmanship points for voting.

At the end of the tournament, you will also choose your favorite opponent who will receive 2 points, you will also pick your second favorite who will receive 1 point. Players turning in the Favorite opponent sheet will receive 3 Sportsmanship points.

 

Bonus Score Summary

 

List submitted on or before October 3            : +5 points

List submitted after October 10                        :  –5 points

 

Payment received on or before October 3     : +5 points

Payment submitted after October 10               :  –5 points

 

Voting for Best Sports                                     3 points

Voting for favorite Army                                  3 points

 

 Total of 16 Bonus points available that all players should receive.

 

 

SPORTSMANSHIP SCORE

The ability to make a game enjoyable for your opponent, win or lose, is a key component of the hobby. It is also critical to the success of a tournament. To recognize this, sportsmanship will factor into the Best Overall and Best Sportsmanship awards and will be one of the tie-breakers for other awards.

 

After each game, each player will award their opponent 1 or 2 Sportsmanship Points based on their experience and how it applies to the suggested (but certainly not comprehensive) guidelines below.

 

Obviously, your opponents list design or the fact you won or lost should not factor into your sportsmanship score.

 

Score Guidelines

 

1 – Your opponent’s attitude and/or gaming etiquette was consistently poor. They did numerous things during your game that were not in line with the rules or spirit of the game.  At the judges’ discretion, you may be asked to explain giving this score.  

 

2 – Normal opponent who gave you a good game, engaged with you personally, and practiced typical gaming etiquette.


At the end of the tournament, you will also choose your favorite opponent who will receive 2 points, you will also pick your second favorite who will receive 1 point.

Players turning in the Favorite opponent sheet will receive 3 Sportsmanship point 

 

Awards

Best Overall (1st – 3rd) – Battle Score, Sports, and Painting
Best General – Battle Points (Best Overall not eligible)
Best Sports – (as voted by players)
Best Painted – (Judged)
Favorite Army – (as voted by players)

 

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