So far I have been vague about GenCon’s Sunday event.
At KoHIT we traditionally do Doubles on Sundays - people want to leave early and because you only have half the number of teams a Doubles tournament usually runs faster than Singles, despite the longer rounds.
At GenCon this year, though, we do Doubles on Thursday. Also at GenCon a lot more people are leaving early, need to catch a flight or have a really lengthy drive home.
Therefore I needed a fun format that runs fast enough to be hosted on Sunday.
The solution is a Baronial Battle. It’s derived from the Battle Royale, where all players sit around one table and play simultaneously. The latter can take way too long, though.
In the Baronial Battle, depending on the number of participants, we’ll play up to three rounds. Up to eight players will sit at one table and play a standard multiplayer game. You get points for staying in the game, and for eliminating other Warlords, for example (there are more, conditional points to be won - specific rules will be forthcoming). The best players will advance to the second and then the third round, where only one final table will be played.
All members of the Ordo Phoenicis Ascendentis are automatically qualified - this is their event. Other players can qualify by winning any of the offered Warlord tournaments - including any of the pick-up sealed tournaments.