Jump to content
Toxic_Rat

GenCon 2018

Recommended Posts

Hello everyone!

I know it seems like a long ways away, but it's time (for me at least) to be thinking about events for GenCon 2018.  The event submission opens in January, and I'm planning to run at least one Firestorm Armada event again this year.  If you are planning (either definite or tentative) to attend, please respond so I can get an idea of what to plan for.  Also, if you're interested in a Wednesday night event, let me know and perhaps we can get on the schedule for that as well.

Suggestions on MFV, scenario, or anything else is appreciated. 

GenCon will be held on Aug 2-5, 2018, in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Overall, this looks like it could be a fun Scenario, and giving each player a Squadron to defend is a good solution to keep things semi-even for the attacker and defender.  Who wins if both blockade stations are destroyed and 2+ transport ships are destroyed?  What if neither win condition is achieved?

“Once team pairings have been determined, teams will be randomly assigned to play as the Convoy Escort (Operation Urgent Relief) or as the Blockade (Operation Noose).”

It wasn’t clear to me until I read this statement that you were trying to create a narrative for the attacker and defender at the beginning.  I thought you accidentally included the write-up from “Operation Noose”, and there were two GenCon Scenarios.  I suggest ether changing your narrative hook, or making two separate documents: one for the attacker, and one for the defender.

It’s not clear to me, but it looks like you’re forcing people to register as even- umbered teams. While this will ensure you or another Event Organizer won’t have to be play the odd man out, it might limit registration and participation.

You don’t need to include the “Squadron Size” section for th Scenario’s ships, unless the players have the option to break them into 2-3 Squadrons/Activations.

You should consider using the Terrain Templates I developed a few years ago (http://ops-center.weebly.com/resources.html), and using cardboard sheets to create table layout templates, to ensure every table is identical.  We did this at the NOVA Open, and it made it super easy to make the tables consistent for each scenario, and it probably took me a minute to change each table for each Scenario.

Be consistent.  Is it the “safe passage zone” or the “safe exit edge”?  What are the rules for ‘exiting the board intact’?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@Toxic_Rat Good font and fluff.  

I see slight advatage to defender (with stations).  

Was re-thinking about fleet building and “limited resources”.   Suggest standard Patrol Fleet building with these 2 extra restrictions: Only a single Tier 1 choice... and no BattleStations.     Don’t want to be unbalanced nor exlude certain factions. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We had a lot of fun with a 600 point Tournament by excluding Battleships, Battle Carriers, and Battlestations.  Basically you needed a Heavy Cruiser Squadron, or a Carrier or Battlecruiser. Games were reasonably fast too, even with 6+ Turns.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 4/29/2018 at 3:06 PM, Toxic_Rat said:

The GenCon event catalog is live, and next week you can submit your wish-lists.  Our game ID is NMN18129402 or you can just search for Firestorm Armada...we're the only listed event for FSA. 

https://www.gencon.com/events/129402

Hope to see you guys in August!

 

Bumping the post...we're 32 days out, hoping to see some of you guys there.  Grab a ticket, and come play some firestorm!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There are some model kits for larger space stationd that are great for hacking up into smaller bits! I think Tamiyama has a model of the ISS whose communications and solar arrays looked perfect for FSA terrain

Been keeping up with the firestorm photos on FB and it looks like a blast. What a dream holiday, been a slow few months for space battles around here <_<

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.