July 28th - UK Tournament?

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July 28th - UK Tournament?

Postby MongooseMatt » Tue May 29, 2012 2:40 pm

I promised some chaps to set another date for a UK tourney this year. How would July 28th sit with everyone?
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Re: July 28th - UK Tournament?

Postby nekomata fuyu » Tue May 29, 2012 2:44 pm

I can't think of any plans I have for that day, and shouldn't have a problem requesting the day off work with this much notice :)
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Re: July 28th - UK Tournament?

Postby Ben2 » Tue May 29, 2012 4:06 pm

Nice and in the middle of the summer. Is there somewhere that sell ice creams next to Mongoose towers?
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Re: July 28th - UK Tournament?

Postby Clanger » Tue May 29, 2012 4:32 pm

I am good for the 28th
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Re: July 28th - UK Tournament?

Postby nekomata fuyu » Tue May 29, 2012 5:59 pm

Ben2 wrote:Nice and in the middle of the summer. Is there somewhere that sell ice creams next to Mongoose towers?
I foresee a CMOT Dibbler moment coming on...
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Re: July 28th - UK Tournament?

Postby lastbesthope » Tue May 29, 2012 7:19 pm

Is it an NA or an SF tourney?

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Re: July 28th - UK Tournament?

Postby Ben2 » Tue May 29, 2012 7:41 pm

I'd guess SF. I will have *guaranteed* two painted fleets by that point lb and I can lend you one to take part.
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Re: July 28th - UK Tournament?

Postby katadder » Wed May 30, 2012 6:21 am

i'm gonna guess SF too, NA is a dirty little secret they seem to want to forget.
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Re: July 28th - UK Tournament?

Postby Ben2 » Wed May 30, 2012 7:14 am

katadder wrote:i'm gonna guess SF too, NA is a dirty little secret they seem to want to forget.
I'd be up for an NA tournament as well.

I'm guessing NA will pick up when the next supplement is out.
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Re: July 28th - UK Tournament?

Postby Digger » Wed May 30, 2012 7:29 am

I should also be able to make the 28th July!
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Re: July 28th - UK Tournament?

Postby H » Wed May 30, 2012 9:13 am

Ben2 wrote:
katadder wrote:i'm gonna guess SF too, NA is a dirty little secret they seem to want to forget.
I'd be up for an NA tournament as well.

I'm guessing NA will pick up when the next supplement is out.
wouldn't bet on it, it's not that popular as it's a pretty dull setting a lot of people don't know. It either needs a lot of background work to be well written to try and get people invoved... or put to bed. The fact that the origional RPG sucked doesn't help get people excited. I can't say what new incarnations of the rpg are like. They may be good.
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Re: July 28th - UK Tournament?

Postby Ben2 » Wed May 30, 2012 11:24 am

H wrote:
Ben2 wrote:
katadder wrote:i'm gonna guess SF too, NA is a dirty little secret they seem to want to forget.
I'd be up for an NA tournament as well.

I'm guessing NA will pick up when the next supplement is out.
wouldn't bet on it, it's not that popular as it's a pretty dull setting a lot of people don't know. It either needs a lot of background work to be well written to try and get people invoved... or put to bed. The fact that the origional RPG sucked doesn't help get people excited. I can't say what new incarnations of the rpg are like. They may be good.
It is a good system, but I couldn't give two hoots about the background. While I did pick up some more Noble Armada stuff at the Expo, I don't see myself picking up a fourth fleet for Noble Armada, whereas I'm now working out the logistics of getting a Gorn one. I am happy with three fleet boxes plus extras though.
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Re: July 28th - UK Tournament?

Postby H » Wed May 30, 2012 11:29 am

yup, thats the point, startrek, even based on TOS is instantly recogniseable, you can name ships after your faves in showw (just not on official sites lol) and the rulesets are adaptations of the same one, If you are a new player, unless you have a deep hatred of trek, then you will buy that over NA.
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Re: July 28th - UK Tournament?

Postby Ben2 » Wed May 30, 2012 12:27 pm

At the Expo we were doing a big push for ACTA: Star Fleet, running demos, and giving people sales chats (I got to use some of the skills I honed chatting to people on doorsteps).

NA certainly takes a back burner compared to getting all the basic SF stuff out (like the Gorn and Kzinti fleet sets), but a fair number of the minis for the new book have already been released, it's the book that has been delayed.
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Re: July 28th - UK Tournament?

Postby John Wall » Thu May 31, 2012 12:42 pm

I'd be interested, and possibly one other.
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Re: July 28th - UK Tournament?

Postby Halfbat » Thu May 31, 2012 2:03 pm

I might well be able to make it.

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Re: July 28th - UK Tournament?

Postby MongooseMatt » Thu May 31, 2012 2:22 pm

Likely yes, but first...

Do you want a one or two day event?

Do you want something much the same as Klingons on the Starboard Bow, or something 'different?'
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Re: July 28th - UK Tournament?

Postby Ben2 » Thu May 31, 2012 2:40 pm

I can't afford to shell out for a hotel, unless you're suggesting a sleepover at Mongoose towers.

However if there is demand for a two day event (like a mini-campaign) or a tournament where you play literally everyone else there, then go for it.
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Re: July 28th - UK Tournament?

Postby nekomata fuyu » Thu May 31, 2012 2:42 pm

I'm tempted to say 2-day, but I wonder if that may stop some people from coming, especially with the price of hotels in summer.

If it does go 2-day though, it would enable us to have more time allocated per battle, and able to use larger forces as a result. It could also open up options such as having a 1500 campaign list, and being able to spend a short amout of time to select a fleet for each battle. It could even be that each battle is of a different points value (so starting off with a few smaller battles, and the grand finale being our ful campaign list).

I get the feeling I'm recycling some ideas from the B5 campaigns, but they were fun, so it's all good ;)
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Re: July 28th - UK Tournament?

Postby Halfbat » Thu May 31, 2012 7:17 pm

Don't know how Klingons off the Starboard went, but I'd be happy with a one-day (like Expo) or a two-day. I'd be driving by then, so could have someone (possibly two someones) stay if they need beds and are happy with the 40-mile drive.

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