Battle Merchants tournament – Gen Con 2014


Join me at Gen Con for the 2014 Gen Con Battle Merchants tournament!

This is a registered and approved Gen Con 2014 event. All games will be at the ICC, in Hall D (Yellow).

No experience is necessary with the game, as it will be taught to all new players. But of course, experience helps! Even reading the rulebook early helps. Download it here.

Here’s the schedule. Click on each link for tickets.

August 15, 2014, 1:00 pm – Qualifier 1 – Table 36
August 15, 2014, 4:00 pm – Qualifier 2 – Table 36
August 15, 2014, 8:00 pm – Qualifier 3 – Table 36
August 16, 2014, 1:00 pm – Qualifier 4 – Table 14
August 16, 2014, 4:00 pm – Final – Table 14 (No tickets available, obviously.)

Each qualifier is a standard Gen Con ticketed event. You must buy a $2 ticket to play. The qualifiers will be played with the standard “vanilla” rules.

The winner of each qualifier will play in the final. Anyone who finishes in second place qualifies as an alternate, and will play in the final if one of the first-place players is unable to make the final.

In case of a tie for first place in a qualifier, standard Battle Merchants tiebreaker rules apply (surviving Standard Weapons get $2, surviving Vorpal Weapons get $3, highest tiebreaker amount wins). Any remaining ties will be resolved randomly.

If any qualifier winners are not present at the final at 4:00 pm on August 16, then an alternate will play instead. If multiple alternates are present, then the alternate whose final score was closest to his/her respective first-place player (above tiebreaker rules apply) will play.

The final will be played with “The Pointy End” variant, in which the player with the fewest points in Defeated Weapons at the end of the game will lose, regardless of how much money he or she has.

I will be the sole referee for the event. If I am called to make a decision during the event, that decision is final and binding. No whining please!

The tournament winner will receive a trophy. All entrants will receive a “Battle Merchant” stackable badge ribbon, and the four finalists will each receive a “Finalist” stackable badge ribbon.

Good luck, Battle Merchant!