Guns of August Pre-Con
May 16, 2008

Mon., Aug. 4, at 9 am thru Wed., Aug. 6
Lancaster Host, Lancaster PA

Welcome to the seventh Guns of August mini-con which features dedicated play of GMT's Paths of Glory in Campaign Game format. Not actually part of WBC proper, Guns of August is a sort of opening skirmish for those who can't get enough of a good thing. All players are guaranteed three rounds of swiss play to determine the top eight players to battle it out in Single Elimination play.

WBC attendees have long lamented the many conflicts between their favorite games at WBC. With the growing popularity of the card-driven games it is becoming increasingly difficult to avoid conflicts for fans of the genre. So many games, so little time...

Since 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.

Our solution was to select a few events for early play which shared a similar game system with long playing times that could benefit from uninterrupted swiss-style play without outside distractions.

Tribune members may freely partake in all of BPA’s Pre-Cons during the two days preceding WBC. Play at Guns of August for non-Tribune/Sponsor level members requires a separate registration fee of $30 for BPA members pre-registered by July 25 or $40 for all others, payable to the BPA, 7766 Valley View Court, Hickory, NC 28602. 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.

WBC special room rates at the Lancaster Host, Continental Inn, and Red Roof Inn apply to all days of the pre-con. See our travel and accommodations page for details.

For other event details, see the POG (Paths of Glory) Preview.

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