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Paths of Glory (POG) Links Email GM Last updated May 23, 2019
Class A: Experienced Players Only Rules will not be explained. Neither GMs nor players will teach the game to beginners during the event. 
Schedule  GM: Tom Gregorio (3rd Year)
Heat/Round Day Start Time Duration Location
Round 1MFSa147Foggy Goggle Rear
Round 1/6FSu97Foggy Goggle Rear
Round 2/6FSu167Foggy Goggle Rear
Round 3/6Mo97Foggy Goggle Rear
Round 4/6Mo167Foggy Goggle Rear
Round 5/6Tu97Foggy Goggle Rear
FinalTu167Foggy Goggle Rear
2019 Tournament Format  Single Elimination with Mulligan

1.1 Event Overview

The well-received Single Elimination/Mulligan format will continue in 2019 This format ensures everyone has an opportunity to play twice while still getting to a tournament winner in a timely fashion. The First Saturday Mulligan allows folks to get the rust off their POG game while ensuring that late arrivals can join the tournament on Sunday morning with just as good a chance to win it all. After the First Sunday round, the event will switch to traditional single elimination; play will continue for as many rounds as necessary to create a single undefeated player. Eliminators will be solicited from the POG faithful fanatics to fill the field but should none be forthcoming, byes will issued to past champions in order of vintage. No player may be offered more than one bye. Should no past champion be available to take a bye, a random player in that round will be offered the bye.

The campaign games will begin on Saturday, July 20 at 2 PM, using the Historical Scenario. Draws will count as an Allied win. Players should bid accordingly. Pairings will be made between an upper pool and a lower pool, the composition being determined by AREA ratings.

1.2 Bidding for Sides

Each player rolls a die. Player with high die declares a side he wishes to play AND a positive number of Victory Points they will cede the opposing player - any whole number including a bid of zero. The opposing player either accepts the bid (and thus plays the other side), or bids a higher Victory Point number to play the same side. Bidding ends when one player accepts the opposing bid. At the END of the game, the final Victory Point total is adjusted by the ceded points.

2. Schedule:

Notification will be given 30 minutes and then 15 minutes prior to the end of each 7-hour round. Slow play will be a factor should a game need to be adjudicated. A mulligan on the First Saturday will be followed by two rounds per day on the First Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday then one round per day until a champion is anointed.

3. Tournament Officials:

GM: Tom Gregorio. Assistant GMs: TBD

4. Tournament Rules:

    4.1 Game Version: We will use the new 6th Edition POG Rules. These rules are freely available from GMT Games at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/gmtwebsiteassets/nnpg/PoG-Deluxe-Rules-FINAL.pdf.
    4.2 Scenario: The Historical Scenario in the 6th Edition POG rulebook will be used. Note that this scenario is now aligned with the previously used "WBC Historical Scenario", i.e., they are the same.
    4.3 Card Tracking: Recording the cards placed into the discard pile is prohibited, unless agreed to beforehand. However, players may refer to previously played cards which have been removed from play.
    4.4 Supply Warnings: It is strongly recommended that players use supply warnings to alert their opponent to a potential out-of supply situation.
    4.5 Optional Rules: Players may introduce any other rules they wish as long as they both agree beforehand, inform the GM, and it does not conflict with any other tournament parameter, including round duration or scheduling.

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