We'll be running games of C.E. all weekend, free to play, open to anyone who wants to jump in! However, if you want a shot at some cool prizes, you can purchase tickets to have the games you play count in a running competition that lasts until Sunday afternoon, where the top 5 players will square off in an Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny (tm) to see who is the Supreme Ruler Of The Universe, Bwahaha (tm).That's the basic version. For the full announcement, follow this link.
The entry fee is $5 to have your games tracked. This fee is reduced to $3 if you are in a sci-fi themed costume (please, cosplayers, come have fun where I can see you!).
All games will use the 4-Planet variant (for quicker games), and feature 30 of the 50 aliens in the box (picked to allow variety but minimize newbie frustration). There are no other changes from the basic rules.
The plan is to have two copies of the game available to play (meaning 10 people can be playing at any given moment). If players cannot decide how to group themselves together to play, the staff will randomly seat people.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
And speaking of tournaments ...
Here's what looks like a good one for anyone who might be in the Atlanta area for MomoCon on the weekend of March 14-15. This information comes from our own Big Head Zach, writer of many strategy articles and tweaker of much Cosmic Encounter Online code: