Conquer the world -- and beyond!
The WBC is a fantastic fan event that took over the Avaloncon
convention that ended when Avalon Hill folded. Now that Avalon
Hill is coming back under the direction of Wizards of the Coast,
Scott Larabee and I flew out from Wizards of the Coast to check
out this popular event and to run our first event for Risk
2210 at this show.
the decision to participate was made very late and the WBC was
kind enough to let us in, we did not expect a large turnout.
However, we did end up with 20 players competing in four qualifying
games before we cut to our fifth and final board.
Many of the players had never played Risk 2210 before,
though everyone had played the classic Risk at one time
or another. After walking each group through the first round
of the game, everyone figured out the basic strategy and the
wars were on!
Several of the early games ended up as blowouts with one or
two players taking over and holding onto the moon. In many games
this made the difference. At the end of the qualifying rounds
five players (including a father and son combination) made it
to the finals.
As this was Wizards of the Coast's first appearnce at the
WBC we wanted to bring along some fun prizes, so each player
who made it to the finals earned an etched, acrylic Risk 2210
game board and copy of the game, with the winner taking home
a Risk 2210 Champion leather bomber jacket.
the final game started, surprisingly Jonathan was allowed to
control all of Australia and Jeffrey King controlled all of South
America. Despite the combined efforts of the other players (and
Jonathon Macomber's willingness to use lots of Nuclear Command
cards), Jeffrey King was able to parley this strong start into
a solid first place finish over Craig Melton who came in second.
The first tie-breaker in the game (the amount of energy you have
at the end of the game) was needed to separate Jonathon Schambeda
from Jonathan Macomber in the final rankings.
1st Jeffrey King 44 points
2nd Craig Melton 22 points
3rd Steve Shambeda 12 points
4th Jonathan Shambeda 7 points (2 energy)
5th Jonathan Macomber 7 points (0 energy)
Congratulations to all of the finalists in this inaugural
Risk 2210 WBC event!