July 29 (2 p.m.) through Mon., July 30, 2007
Host, Lancaster, PA
to the sixth Omens mini-con which features dedicated play of Hannibal:
Rome vs Carthage in five rounds of Swiss-Elimination format.
Not actually part of WBC proper, Omens is sort of an opening skirmish
for those who can't get enough of a good thing. Is Centurion status
in your future? Check the Omens for an early start to increase your
odds with the gaming gods.
attendees have long lamented the many conflicts between their favorite
games at WBC. With the growing popularity of the card-driven wargame
it is becoming increasingly difficult to avoid conflicts for fans
of the genre. So many games, so little time…
so many of our attendees have large investments in travel costs to
attend WBC, there has always been a certain element which wanted
a longer convention so that they could get more bang for their travel
buck while increasing the number of events they can play. The problem
with this is how to scratch this itch without infringing on those
for whom a longer convention is just out of the question.
solution was to select a few longer-playing events for early play
that could benefit from uninterrupted swiss-style play without outside
distractions. One of three events getting underway at 2 p.m. on Sunday
is Hannibal, which
will run two rounds and conclude the next day with three more rounds.
5-hour rounds of Swiss play are scheduled. The beauty of a dedicated
Swiss tournament is that players do not wander off to other pursuits
so opposing schedule tie-breakers are much more valid.
more event details, see the Hannibal Preview.
members may freely partake in any and all of BPA's Pre-Cons
during the two days preceding WBC. Play
at Omens for non-Tribune/Sponsor level members requires
a separate registration fee of $20 for BPA members pre-registered by
July 21, 2007, or $30 non-members and everyone who registers after
July 21, payable to the BPA, 1541 Redfield Rd, Bel Air, MD 21015.
This fee can be paid separately or in addition to other WBC fees
noted on the WBC pre-registration form. If paid at the door, the
higher fee will apply. Pre-registration is highly recommended.
special room rates at the Lancaster Host apply to all days of the
pre-con. See our travel and accommodations
page for details.