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Space Base (SBS)   Last updated July 16, 2022
Class B: Beginning Players Welcome You may play if you have read the rules, played previously, or participated in a scheduled demo. Be on time for the scheduled demonstration. The GM will remain for only 15 minutes if no one is present.
Schedule  GM: John Coussis (1st Year)
Round Day Start Time Duration Location
Demo 1/1Sa91Exhibit Hall Annex Table #1
Heat 1/2Sa102Grand Ballroom
Heat 2/2Sa132Grand Ballroom
2022 Tournament Format HWO

Welcome to the 2022 Space Base Tournament!

The 2022 Space Base event will use two heats to advance no more than 25 players to the semi-final round. Depending on the number of players who qualify (and show up) for the semi-final round, the number of players for the semi-finals and the single-table final will be determined (either 4 or 5 players for each game if possible).

Heat games will be 4 or 5 players (based on number of entrants and the number of available games). If you have a copy of the game, please let the GM know when you sign in. Seating for both heats and the elimination rounds will be done randomly (both table and seat location), but game owners will remain with their game.

IMPORTANT All games will use the “Lightspeed Variant” in the updated rules from AEG. For those not familiar, this variant changes the initial setup as follows:

  1. All players begin with 15 Credits, 1 Income and 0 Victory Points
  2. After the initial 6 cards for each row of ship cards are dealt out, each player receives 4 Level 1 cards and 2 Level 2 cards
  3. From those initial 6 cards, each player may purchase any number of them (up to the 15 starting credits) and will place them per standard rules. Any cards not purchased are returned to the bottom of their respective decks
  4. Any credits remaining are kept and the player who has the most credits left after everyone has purchased their starting cards will be the first player
    • If there is a tie, the tied player who purchased the highest sector card will be the first player
    • If still tied, a dice roll will decide
  5. Starting bonuses for the 2nd through 5th players are also gained per the core rules
    • Player 2 – 1 Credit
    • Player 3 – 2 Credits
    • Players 4 & 5 – 1 Income

All games will be played with only the base game cards (although players are free to use any color of dice/starting cards they wish).

The GM will be playing and will identify Assistant GM’s.