The unformatted Players Pack for the 2010 Gosford Gauntlet.
Venue: Good Games, 135 Mann Street, Gosford. Less than five minutes walk from the station, with the entrance located right next door to L J Hooker's in the main street near the traffic lights.
Date: Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd May. On Saturday, doors will open at 9am, with the first game commencing no later than 10am. On Sunday, doors will open at 9am, with the first round commencing no later than 9.30am. Competition will start earlier on both days if everybody is present and ready to go.
Cost: $20 per person.
Payment options are:
1) Pay on the day
2) Cheque or Money Order, payable to Geoffrey Turner (Vimes). Then mail it to him at 1/52 Melbourne Street, East Gosford, NSW, 2250. Please include the name(s) of the people that you are paying for (even if it is just noted on the back of the envelope).
3) Internet Banking. Contact Vimes either via a PM through the AusBowl or Wargamer AU forums, or e-mail (email@example.com
) for bank account details.
1) The tournament will be using modified LRB 6 (the Blood Bowl Competition Rules
) as available at the GW site.
2) Chaos Pact, Underworld Creepers and Slann teams are permitted. (View them here
3) This is a Resurrection tournament, so all players who have been injured during the course of the match will recover before the next game commences. As it is resurrection, there will be no need to go through the Post Match sequence.
4) Coaches get 1,100,000 Gold Pieces to create their side, which allows you to purchase players, fan factor, assistant coaches, cheerleaders, re-rolls, apothecary, and all inducements EXCEPT cards. Skills CANNOT be acquired at start-up, and stat increases cannot be acquired at all.
5) After the completion of the first five matches (rounds 1 to 5), but before the commencement of the next match, coaches can award ONE player a SINGLE 20k skill (ie: one that can be acquired on a normal SPP roll). If you like, you can award every skill to the same player, or give five players a skill each, or mix 'n' match the number of skills you give player(s). You cannot award this skill to a Star Player.
6) Necromantic and Undead teams can still use Raise the Dead during matches. However the zombie player created in this manner will last only for the remainder of the current match. Nurgle cannot add Rotters to their roster.
7) It will be a random draw for first round, then modified Swiss for subsequent rounds.
8) Not only will coaches need to keep track of touchdowns and casualties (that is all casualties, including those caused by fouling, the crowd, failed dodges, bad landings and failed go-for-it rolls), knock-outs will need to be recorded as well. (There will be a prize for this.)
9) Sportsmanship will be determined by the tried and tested 3, 2, 1 system. You give 3 points to the coach you enjoyed playing against the most over your six games, 2 to the next best, and 1 to the third best. This will take place just after the final round has been concluded.
10) Painting prizes will be conducted after the first game on day two, before everybody adjourns for lunch. Each coach will have one vote, and may give it to any team being used on the day, including their own.
11) To spread the love around, each coach can win only one prize (with the exception of the booby prizes). The next highest ranked person in terms of casualties, touchdowns, etc. will be awarded the prize if the highest ranked person has already received one. (However, the highest ranked person will be acknowledged in print.)
12) Coaches can only call illegal procedures if both coaches agree to it at the start of the match.
Note: Babs and/or myself will be the final say for any rules queries that can't quickly be solved by referring to the rule-book or this player's pack. If in the case that we are playing against each other, and need a query adjudicated, then an appropriate third party will be called upon.
Good Games Gosford is a non-smoking venue and alcohol cannot be consumed on the premises.
Miniatures & Painting:
Each player must be represented by an appropriate miniature on the board. This includes star players and wizards (if you are using them).
All miniatures must, at the very least, sport 3 different colours, be based, and numbered (or lettered, named, etc.) If this is an issue please contact the co-ordinators prior to the event so that arrangements can be made, or borrow a painted team from somebody else to use.
Please note that the painting prize can only be won by a coach present at the tournament.
Schedule (subject to change):
9am – Doors open, registrations, checking of rosters.
10am – First round pairings announced, round one commences.
12.10pm – First game ends/Adjourn for lunch.
1pm – Second round pairings announced, round two commences.
3.10pm – Second game ends/Sanity Break.
3.30pm – Third round pairings announced, round three commences.
5.40pm – Round three ends. Knock-off time.
9am – Doors open.
9.30am – Fourth round pairings announced, round four commences.
11.40pm – Fourth game ends/Adjourn for lunch. (Painting votes to be awarded during this break.)
12.30pm – Fifth round pairings announced, round five commences.
2.40pm – Second game ends/Sanity Break.
3.00pm – Final round pairings announced, final round commences.
5.10pm – Final round finishes. (Sportsmanship votes to be awarded after completion of final match.)
c5.15pm – Awarding of prizes.
Win the game: 100 points
Draw the game: 44 points
Lose the game by 1 TD: 16 points
Lose the game by more than 1 TD: 6 points
Win casualties by 1: 6 points
Draw casualties: 3 points
Win the game by 2 or more TDs: 8 bonus points
Win casualties by 2 or more: 4 bonus points
A maximum win of 2 or more touchdowns and casualties will be worth 118 points. A win by 1 touchdown and taking casualties by 1 will earn the winner 106 points, whilst the loser in this example will get 16. The minimum amount of points for a game a coach can receive is 6. A draw (all casualties and touchdowns being equal) will have each coach receiving 47 points.
If a coach forfeits during or at the start of the game, or fails to show for the match, the opposing coach will win the game by 2 TDs and 2 casualties (unless they were already further ahead in both at the time), so that they can get maximum points for the match. The forfeiting coach will get the minimum amount. If by some chance we need to award a bye, then the coach's points will be equal to a draw on touchdowns and casualties.
Prizes (subject to change and availability):
Wooden Spoon (Last place)
Punch drunk (coach having had the most players knocked-out during the course of the tournament)
Then in order of placing for who hasn't already gotten a prize.
There will be some booby prizes for miscellaneous things, such as the first quad skulls, the first double one going-for-it to score a TD or even the first self-inflicted injury from a skull/both down or failed dodge result. These will be announced on the day.
Food & Drink: There are two pubs nearby (Duttons and the Gosford Hotel) which do some pretty decent, reasonably priced meals. Subway is across the road, and there is a Noodle Paradise near the station, as well as a Chinese takeaway and a pizza joint. There'll even be a couple of coffee shops open nearby (opposite the park) and if you just want a quick snack, Woolies and Coles are open as well. For those feeling more adventurous, they can walk down to the Gosford Leagues club for the buffet. There are some bakeries as well in the main street, but these are only open for limited hours over the weekend.
Parking: There is plenty of parking available, especially to those who get into town early. (On Sundays you may be able to get a park right in front of the store.) Market Town (Coles) and The Imperial Shopping Centre (Woolworths) both have parking facilities within easy walking distance of the store. (With Woollies though, you may well need a shopping docket to get out of the car park.) The Central Coast Leagues Club also has a multi-level carpark, which isn't all that far from the store either.
Accommodation: There are a few places within a relatively easy walking distance/short drive of the venue if you feel like staying for a night or two.
* Best Western Gosford Motor Inn (www.gosfordmotorinn.com.au) (02) 4323 1333
* Galaxy Motel (West Gosford RSL) (www.grsl.com.au) (02) 4323 1711
* Gosford Palms Motor Inn (www.gosfordpalms.com.au) (02) 4323 1211
* Hotel Formule 1 (02) 4325 7692
* Hotel Gosford (www.hotelgosford.com) (02) 4324 1634
So, if you're planning on coming, please post a note on the relevant AusBowl or Wargamer AU forums, or contact Vimes.
If you can, please indicate what race you are intending to play. (This, naturally, can be changed before registration.)
If you have any further questions, then you can call myself (Vimes) on 0415 586 030 or Babs on 0412 179 104, sane hours only.
Good Games Gosford can be reached on (02) 4322 7937.