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Scramble-Con 2.0, Chicago, Oct 20th. Teir 2 and lower Tournament!!! Options
TimmerB123
Posted: Friday, October 5, 2018 12:42:31 PM
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Saturday, October 20th -

SCRAMBLE-CON 2.0!!!

Since we are having to scramble to make the tournament work, we're going to continue with that theme and

THROW SOME RANDOM CRAP TOGETHER AS A SQUAD!

This will be a TIER 2 (or lower) tournament.

What does that mean?

It's always been nebulous and subjective - so I'll define strict, easy parameters. It will simply be banned figures. (See next post)



We are on the calendar at Chicagoland Games (Dice Dojo). {Same place we've had the Regional the last several years.}

5550 N Broadway St Chicago, IL 60640

$10 Entry

Registration begins at 11am,
Registration ENDS at 11:45am

Rounds begin promptly at Noon

Gameplay in each round will last exactly 1 hour. 10 minutes of set-up time will be given before the game clock begins each round (we will start the game clock when everyone is set and ready if it is before 10 minute set-up time is done).

Number of Swiss (initial) rounds depend on number of participants.
6-8 = 3 rounds
9-16 = 4 rounds
17-32 = 5 rounds (very optimistic here)

For any number of participants above 8, cut to the top 4 and play 2 rounds of single elimination finals.

8 or less entries we will collectively figure out what the best way to proceed is. Less than 6, we will likely do a "round robin" (everyone plays everyone) as opposed to Swiss format.

Prize support will depend on number of entries. 100% will go toward store credit.

Short 30 minute break for food at some point

The whole event should be done by 7:30pm to give everyone plenty of time to get home. (Estimating 4 Swiss rounds)

Legal Map List will be:
Criminal Underworlds

1. Jabba's Palace
2. Crime Lord's Palace
3. Gangster's Vault
4. Cantina

TimmerB123
Posted: Friday, October 5, 2018 12:43:22 PM
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This list was made based on objective as well as subjective decisions - related to gameplay power level, NPE possibilities, and frequency of use.

Full disclosure: I literally quickly scanned each faction and wrote down the names of figures either I personally, or several others have expressed not wanting to see in a tournament any more.

There will surely be figures on this list that people think "shouldn't be there". Oh well, too bad. I'm more concerned about what might be missing. I will leave the list as "incomplete" for the next 3 days, in which time people can suggest additions (I surely could have overlooked characters). I will agree and add it or disagree and leave it off. However, I will say that if a figure is suggested, and I leave it legal - I will not PERSONALLY play any of those figures - as to prevent any thoughts of shenanigans. (Barring something ridiculous like posting a page full of figures - then I would just ignore the whole list).

Nothing will be removed from this list, but there may yet be a few more additions.

I will lock the list on Monday night.

The following figures are banned for this tournament.

ANY figure with override (including manual override), or Reserves

and

OR
Bastila JM
Ven Zallow
Arkanian Jedi General
Atton 'Jaq' Rand
Master Thon
XT-6 Droid
Sateale Shan
Old Republic Senator
Valenthene Farfalla
Wookiee Commander
Carth Onasi, ORS

Sith
Darth Caedus, Sith Lord
Darth Revan, Sith Lord
Sith Recruit
Darth Maul, Death Watch Overlord
Darth Zannah
Darth Bandon
Warb Null
Darth Plageous The Wise
Darth Malgus
Sith Holocron

Mandalorian
Mandalore the Vindicated
Mandalore the Resurrecor
Jango Fett, Mandalore
Kelborn
Death Watch Sabateur
Pre Vizsla
Fenn Shysa

Republic
Mas Amedda
R2-D2 Astromech
Cin Drallig
General Skywalker
Yodabuck
General Obi-Wan Kenobi
Quinlan Vos, Double Agent
Foul Moudama
Captain Panaka
Jar-Jar Binks
Mace Windu, Legacy of the Light Side
Captain Tarpals
Obi-kin
Captain Panaka of Theed
Anakin Skywalker on Stap
Mon Mothma
Jedi Holocron
Captain Rex
Any Republic Commando

Separatists
General Grievous, DAC or HoH, or V-set wheelbike
General Whorm Loathsom
Cad Bane, BH
Aurra Sing, Assassin
BX Commander Droid Spotter/Sniper
Darth Sidious
Lancer Droid
Durge on Speeder
Asajj Ventress, Nightsister
San Hill
Poggle the Lesser
Ziro the Hutt

Rebel
Ashoka Tano, Champion of the Rebellion
Princess Leia
Princess Leia Rebel Commando
Sabine Wren
Kanan Jarrus
General Dodonna
General Reeikan
General Crix Madine
Lando Calrissian, Infiltrator
Han Solo, Captain of the Millenium Falcon
Han Solo Smuggler
Admiral Akbar Supreme Commander
See-Threepio
Golden One (C-3PO)
Any R2-D2
Luke Skywalker, RC
Luke and Leia on Speeder
Jan Ors
Kyle Katarn, Rebel Hero
Jyn Erso
Captain Cassian Andor
Tantive IV trooper
Son of Skywalker
Bothan Noble
Luke's Snowspeeder
Spec Force Technician

Imperial
Thrawn
Grand Admiral Thrawn
Admiral Gilad Pellaeon
Vader of Lothal
Mara Jade, HoJ
Imperial Governor
Director Orson Krennic
Imperial Dignitary
Admiral Ozzel
Admiral Daala
Imperial Governor Tarkin
Grand Moff Tarkin
Admiral Piett
Darth Sidious, Sith Mastermind
Stormtrooper TK-421

New Republic
Ganner Rhysode
General Leia Solo
Han Solo, Corellian Legend
Han Solo, Galactic Hero
Han Solo with Bowcaster
Luke Skywalker Galactic Hero
Chewbacca with Bowcaster
Mara Jade, Jedi
Mara Jade Skywalker, Jedi Master
Jedi Master K'Kruhk
BB-8
Anakin Solo, GH
Callista Force Spirit
Luke Skywalker, Master of the Order
Eryl Besa
R2 and 3PO, GH


Yuuzhan Vong
Supreme Overlord Quorreal
Yammosk War Coordinator
Nom Anor
Warrior Caste Subcommander
Zenoc Quah
Eighth Cortex Shaper
Yun Ne'Shel Priest
Peace Brigade Commander

Fringe
IG-88A
Zak Wesell, BH
Droopy McCool
Barada on Dessert Skiff
Marn Hierogryph
Talon Karrde, IB
Twi'lek BSV
Morrigan Corde
Lobot
Mira of Nar Shadda
Boba Fett, AfH
Hex Droid
Bib Fortuna, Majordomo
Dr Evazan, GC
Klat Assassin
Kel Dor BH
Czerka Scientist
Embo
Cad Bane, BH
Muun Tactics Broker
Caamasi Noble
Dash Rendar RS
TimmerB123
Posted: Friday, October 5, 2018 2:26:26 PM
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And if it's not already clear, the goal is to simply have fun and do something different.

I hope everyone enjoys the squad building challenge
TheHutts
Posted: Friday, October 5, 2018 7:30:28 PM
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I wonder if there's a good swarm squad out there, since most of the strafers are gone, and some of the disruptive. Ewoks?
TimmerB123
Posted: Saturday, October 6, 2018 10:02:39 AM
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TheHutts wrote:
I wonder if there's a good swarm squad out there, since most of the strafers are gone, and some of the disruptive. Ewoks?


Note to self - Bring Corran Horn Jedi Master
jak
Posted: Saturday, October 6, 2018 4:25:05 PM
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Blink so... no good pieces........just shit?Flapper

also you forgot to ban ALL vong pieces
TimmerB123
Posted: Monday, October 8, 2018 9:00:03 AM
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Any other suggestions for the banned list?

I will give it until the end of tonight and then this list will be locked for the tournament
TimmerB123
Posted: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 7:02:13 AM
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Ok - the list is locked. Build your squads!
TimmerB123
Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 11:21:32 AM
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I bought extra of the brand new restricted list map. Royal militia HQ.

I'll be selling them at cost to anyone who needs one.
urbanjedi
Posted: Saturday, October 20, 2018 7:24:47 PM
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I'll do my tournament report here.

Thanks to Tim for organizing this whole thing.

My squad choice goes back a bit. When the new map lists were announced, I saw that one of my favorites was back (Jabba's Palace) and I really enjoy playing echanis on it, even if it isn't the best of squads in today's meta. Fast forward to Tim organizing scamble con 2.0 because someone thought Shawn should have to work the weekend. Tim picked the Jabba's palace side of the map list and enacted a Banned list. After scanning the banned list, I saw that Atris was still legal and was one of the few characters that provided a damage boost that were still available (no talon, no bandon, etc).

Then it was onto picking the faction. With most of the movement breakers being banned as well, I decided that if I could have some movement breakers, it would be a huge advantage. While, Luke Stormie and K-3p0 are no Thrawn/Mas, I thought it could be pretty solid. And since we didn't need much door control (no closing of doors was available), I could convert the last few points to more mice instead of having an uggie or two. So this is what I came up with.

--scramble2.0--
41 Atris
88 Echani Handmaiden x4
20 K-3PO
17 Luke Skywalker in Stormtrooper Armor
15 Jabba, Crime Lord
12 Mouse Droid x4
6 Rodian Brute x2

(199pts. 14 activations)

I looked long and hard at republic (yularen), imperial anyway (for veers and accurate), and a couple other factions, but in the end because of the movement breakers went with Rebel. And of course I used Jabba's Palace as my map.

Tournament structure.
We had 7 people show up, which is about the most difficult number to run a tournament for. We ended up going with a double elimination tournament.

Rd 1
I got a bye so got to advance to the winners side of the tournament with no work. I always hate getting the bye because I just like to play minis, although since I didn't travel that far, it was ok.

Rd 2
I played against Tim and his crazy 1000 defense shamed one squad with yushaaa and about a billion shamed ones. With my extra movement I was able to get to gambit first, and with Atris on I was rolling 15s (or 19s with cunning) with the echanis, I just started shooting, and shooting, and shooting, and shooting, etc. Lots of shots with my nerf blaster, but got enough big rolls (and tried to pick on the edges since I had better positioning), that I eventually started wearing down his squad. The firsts echani got I think 4-5 shamed ones, a mouse, and maybe an intendant, but I just kept trying to shoot and keep away, and with probably one more round or two would have secured a full win, but as it was, I won pretty handily.

Rd 3 (the finals of the winner side of the bracket)
I played Randy and his General Weir, Rey and Kylo squad. This was a crazy tight match. Because he had stealth, I had to get close enough to shoot him, but had to shoot through shields. I took out rey and kylo but not before they ate an echani. Then I failed some evades to lose a second one. The real turning point for me came when I won about 3 straight inits in the middle rounds, which allowed me to both kill a storm commando keep out of sight. Randy was still able to keep the pressure on, and had some nice tricks to get some damage on Atris and kill off a third echani. In the end weir missed a killing shot on atris (no opp so needed a 14 I think), and I was able to get over 200 with my 7th rd of gambit. (we did play another round to see what would have happened and I ended up finishing off Randy's squad). Very close game but I won.

That kicked Randy to the 1 loss bracket, which left 3 players with 1 loss. Bryan and Mike played and Mike was victorious setting up a match with Randy.

While Randy and Mike were playing, Bryan and I started up a game just to get more games in.

VS Bryan and 1st order.
We didn't get too far into this match before Mike defeated Randy, but Bryan was in serious trouble. Snoke was down to 20 left, the elite guard was down to 10 left, Kylo was out of force, and I was about to take out Capt Trash Can, and in return had lost just 1 handmaiden and a mouse and rodian I believe.

Vs Mike in the finals.
Mike had a modified version of his Bao-Dur Droidekas but with Brainiac. Brainiac was going to be tough as I would have to get close to get my twins off, which is bad news for squishy handmaidens. I was able to get 1st rd gambit which mike couldn't which gave me an advantage. With wheeled, he was able to take out a handmaiden early in round 2, but some bad saves, let me take out a droideka, and I was also able to get young ani almost dead. Then I won init and took out a second droideka and retreated. Mike was struggling to hit, and with my positioning I tried to not give him any landing spots next to my remaining handmaidens so I could evade. And my mice were heroic, making nearly every single splash save. I kept trying to spread the damage around and he was able to snipe a second handmaiden from a line I didn't expect with brainiac (and a failed evade). In the end though, I was able to win just enough inits, keep my mice within 6, to finish up all the droidekas. He did end up taking out a 3rd echani and the 4th was down to 10hp. He also ate through jabba relatively easily, and with some riposte action had worked atris down quite a bit. But I was able to finish him off.

Thanks again to Tim for organizing this, and I had a great time. Played against and beat 4 of the 6 squads there (didn't play Lillian or Laura).

urbanjedi
Posted: Saturday, October 20, 2018 7:37:34 PM
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Squads
Jason
41 Atris
88 Echani Handmaiden x4
20 K-3PO
17 Luke Skywalker in Stormtrooper Armor
15 Jabba, Crime Lord
12 Mouse Droid x4
6 Rodian Brute x2

Mike
5x Zann Droidekas
Brainiac
Bao-dur
Shoaneb
Young Ani
3x uggies

Randy
Rey and Kylo
Grodin Tierce Clone
General Weir
Flim
4x Storm Commando

Lillian
Celeste
Commander Tsalok
Tsavong Lah, WE
Khalee Lah, WP
Eminence Harrar
Mezhan Kwad
YV Consul
Chazrach

Laura
Jacen in Amphistaff Armor
Lando NR liason
Tsavong Lah, WE
Tycho Celchu
General Wedge Anitilles
Jon Dutch Vander
Jagged Fel
Prowler Droid
Mouse Droid

Bryan
Snoke
Capt Trash Can
EPG
Gen Hux
F.O Officer
F.O. Tactical Droid
T.C. Protocol droid
3x F.O. Stormies

Tim (from memory)
Yushaa
Onimi
3x Shamed Intendant
2x Shamed Warrior
2x mouse droids
Advance Agent Officer
a million shamed ones

jen'ari
Posted: Sunday, October 21, 2018 8:42:51 AM
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Congrats to UJ and the Echanis
jak
Posted: Monday, October 22, 2018 6:55:56 AM
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ThumbsUp Echanis are still one of my favs!
the base of my most successful squad ever!BigGrin
TimmerB123
Posted: Monday, October 22, 2018 12:06:11 PM
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I hope everyone had fun. I NPE'd myself with my awful and arduous to play and calculate squad, lol.

Glad Mike Randy and Bryan came out for it!
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