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Paths of Glory (POG) Updated March 19, 2024
GM:Tom Gregorio (6th Year)
GM Contact:gregorit@yahoo.com
Event Website:N/A
Class:A – Experienced Players Only
Style:Continuous
Format:SEM: Single Elimination with Mulligan
Rounds:Mulligan, 2 Rounds, Quarterfinal, Semifinal, Final
Round Length:7 Hours
Advancement:Quarterfinal 8, Semifinal 4, Final 2
Prize Level:6

Event Overview

The SEM format ensures everyone has an opportunity to play twice while still getting to a tournament winner in a timely fashion. The Mulligan allows folks to get the rust off their POG game while ensuring that late arrivals can join the tournament in Round 1 with just as good a chance to win it all. After Round 1, 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 to fill the field but should none be forthcoming, byes will be 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 be played 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.

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.

Schedule

Notification will be given 30 minutes and then 15 minutes prior to the end of each round. Slow play will be a factor should a game need to be adjudicated. The schedule is continuous starting with Round 1.

Tournament Officials

The assistant GM’s will be Michael Dauer and Alex Gregorio

Tournament Rules

Game Version: We will use the 6th Edition POG Rules. These rules are freely available at GMT Games.

Scenario: The Historical Scenario in the 6th Edition POG rulebook will be used. Note that this scenario is the same as the "WBC Historical Scenario" used in prior years at WBC.

Card Tracking: Recording or reviewing the cards placed into the discard pile in prior turns is prohibited unless agreed to beforehand. Players may refer to previously played cards which have been removed from play.

Supply Warnings: Unless both players agree otherwise, supply warnings are in effect.

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.

Additional Prizes: Additional Prizes will be provided by the publisher, GMT Games.

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