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Space Base (SBS)   Updated July 2, 2023
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 (2nd Year)
Round Day Start Time Duration Location
Demo 1/1Sa91Exhibit Hall Annex #1
Heat 1/2Sa102Grand Ballroom
Heat 2/2Sa132Grand Ballroom
2023 Tournament Format Heats Winners Only

Welcome to the 2023 Space Base Tournament!

This event will use two Heats to advance no more than 25 players to the semifinal round. Depending on the number of players who qualify (and show up) the number of players for the Semifinal and single table Final will be determined (4 or 5 players, preferably).

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 the heats will be done on an ad-hoc basis (GM will assist in finding an available spot whenever possible). The Semifinal and Final will use random seating for both table and seat assignments.

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 Base Income, and 0 Victory Points
  2. After the initial 6 cards are dealt for each row of ship cards, 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 available) and place them per standard rules. Any cards not purchased are returned to the bottom of their respective decks.
  4. Any credits remaining are kept by each player and the player with the most credits left becomes the starting player. If there is a tie, the tied player who purchased the highest sector card becomes the start player. If still tied, a dice roll will decide.
  5. Starting bonuses for the 2nd through 5th players are also granted per the core rules:
    • Player 2 – 1 Credit
    • Player 3 – 2 Credits
    • Players 4 and 5 – 1 Base Income

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