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Old 11-19-2017, 04:37 PM   #1
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I'll be running another matchbox-scale event at Conquest Sacramento next year. It will feature an all new arena, of "single map sheet" size. The layout of the arena will be based on it being located at the California State Fairgrounds.
Up to 10 players, in 5 teams of two each.

Conquest Sac is relocating in the spring to the McClellan Conference Center on the former Air Force Base.
https://goo.gl/maps/S6sHQTZxf6E2
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Old 11-20-2017, 10:12 AM   #2
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I'll be running another matchbox-scale event at Conquest Sacramento next year. It will feature an all new arena, of "single map sheet" size. The layout of the arena will be based on it being located at the California State Fairgrounds.
Up to 10 players, in 5 teams of two each.

Conquest Sac is relocating in the spring to the McClellan Conference Center on the former Air Force Base.
https://goo.gl/maps/S6sHQTZxf6E2
Nice! Too far for me but would love a battle report and pics!
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Old 11-30-2017, 11:04 AM   #3
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Nice! Too far for me but would love a battle report and pics!
I posted some pics on board game geek of this years event at Kublacon back in may if you haven't seen them.
https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/171...-kublacon-2017
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Old 01-20-2018, 11:33 PM   #4
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Sent the new arena map file off to be printed, should have it in a couple weeks.
here's a google map view of the location that inspired the arena design

https://goo.gl/maps/TvfHeQJweKk
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Old 01-21-2018, 11:43 AM   #5
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I have also submitted this event to be run at Kublacon 2018, May 25-28, in Burlingame, CA.
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Old 01-23-2018, 10:52 PM   #6
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I've posted a pdf of the arena map at boardgamegeek.
here is a link:
https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/1...uel-exposition
10 gates, 5 teams of two cars.
weapon fire is not allowed until your car has fully crossed a checkered line (A, B, C, D, or E). The checkered lines adjacent to your gate do not count for this.
The dark grey walls near the checkered lines are short enough that you may shoot over them with turrets. They have 15DP, causing this much damage will create a breach 1/4" (x3) in size. I plan to have small stickers to represent these breaches.
Walls that are black lines are essentially indestructible and tall enough to block all weapons fire across them.
The light gray area is the upper level. This is 2" (30 feet) above the ground level. Gates 3,4,7, and 8 are on this upper level. Vehicles on the ground level may pass under the upper level in 2 locations: The entry bridges for 7 and 8; and a tunnel (shown as dotted lines) between a ramp and the gate area for 5 and 6.
There are two ramps between upper and lower levels. Each of these ramps has curves such that using them for jumps is impossible. The upper ramp (near the bridges) is steeper than the lower ramp (near the tunnel). Driving up the upper ramp drops speed by 15 mph and increases it by 15 mph going down. The lower ramp changes vehicle speed by 10 mph.
The shaded green areas are solid staircases covered with grass on top. Each level is 1/4" difference in height, so are impossible to go up them without jump jets. Vehicles which drive off the upper level begin falling immediately, see the jumping and falling rules in the Car Wars Compendium. Maneuvers in grassy areas are +1D in difficulty without offroad tires due to the wet grass. They are flat and level and so there is no damage or other hazard associated with off road travel.
Scoring:
5 Points for completely crossing a checkered line
5 points for finishing a trip up or down a ramp
5 Points for Firepower or Mobility kill (of a vehicle on a different team!)
20 points for fully crossing all checkered lines.
Must exit the arena for your points to score.

Last edited by Chernobyl; 01-26-2018 at 08:38 PM. Reason: added arena notes
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Old 01-24-2018, 08:43 AM   #7
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Must exit the arena for your points to score.
This is an interesting twist!!!
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Old 01-24-2018, 12:34 PM   #8
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I've posted a pdf of the arena map at boardgamegeek.
As a suggestion, it would be good if you could post the arena details there too. I saw it there first and had no idea how to use the arena.

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Must exit the arena for your points to score.
Hearkening back to Dungeonquest!!!!
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Old 01-24-2018, 03:56 PM   #9
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The rules are copied onto a forum post regarding the conquest sacramento event, but you're right I should have them on the file post as well. Maybe with the pdf itself.
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Old 01-24-2018, 03:58 PM   #10
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This is an interesting twist!!!
I don't like people ramming someone else to get a kill when it kills themself as well.
You confetti yourself you don't get to win
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