Returning to Gen Con once again for 2019: The DCC Team Tournament!
For many years our tournaments were the stuff of legends, and now they’re back under DCC RPG rules! The Greatest Thieves in Lankhmar is the official Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG Open Tournament for Gen Con 2019.
Last year’s Riders on the Phlogiston event was a huge success, and this year is already shaping up to be bigger and better than ever before…but that means you need to prep!
It’s time to download the 2019 DCC Gen Con Team Tournament Player’s Pack! And not just download it, but study it! Be prepared before you set foot inside the tournament hall, because your opponents will be ready!
There is a ton of information inside the pack, so reading it and understanding it are paramount to you being one step ahead of everyone else at the event. Read over all of the pre-gen characters and plan ahead about who on your team is going to play which one. And knowing is half the battle! Yo, Joe Goodman!
That’s not all. There are some key changes to this year’s tournament that you should know. And we’ve got them listed below:
Changes From Previous Year’s Tournaments
A number of changes from previous tournaments have been made to accommodate the Lankhmar setting and ongoing adaptations to the tournament format. These changes are highlighted below and detailed in this year’s Player Pack:
- Smaller team size: Five player teams instead of six.
- More qualifiers: Top five teams advance to Round 2 instead of top four.
- Consolidated Round 1: While there are still 20 teams competing in Round 1, there will only be two flights instead of four. This year’s Round 1 games will all take place on Thursday afternoon from 2-6 pm or on Friday morning from 9-1 pm in ICC 127-128, meaning that there will be a total of ten games with up to 50 tournament players each day!
- Minimum team size: A minimum team size of three players is required instead of two, including teams advancing to Rounds 2 or 3. If a team that advances does not have the minimum number of players, the next highest-scoring alternate team will advance in their place.
- Continuing after a TPK: This year for the first time we are allowing teams to continue unofficially after a TPK! After a team TPKs and their score for the round has been recorded, they may choose to continue playing. Judge’s will hand out the remaining pre-gens for the team to choose to proceed with, picking up where the team left off. Scores for the team are calculated based only on the progress made through the last character’s death of the original party.
- Lankhmar tournament rules: New rules for running tournaments in the Lankhmar setting have been included, including adjustments for healing, death and dying, and fleeting Luck. See the Player Pack for more information on the specific changes.
- Additional tournament slots: We are currently limiting the tournament slots to the twenty Round 1 games listed in the event grid (ten on Thursday afternoon and ten on Friday morning). However, check at the Goodman Games booth and website to see if additional game slots have been added.
- Wait list: The official wait list sign-up sheet will be located in ICC 127-128 (the same room as the tournament games). Players wishing to play in the tournament but who do not hold a ticket may sign up for a wait list spot for either the Thursday afternoon or Friday morning Round 1 sessions at the ICC coordinator table located in the front of the room. At the start of each session, any available seats will be filled after the 10 minute grace period for no-shows after the official start time, beginning with the first person signed up on the wait list. To claim your spot on the wait list at the start of the round, you must be present (we will not hold wait list spots), and provide generic tickets in lieu of the cost of a regular tournament ticket ($8).
- Closing Ceremony: Finally, this year’s closing ceremony will be held at 2 pm Sunday in ICC 127-128 instead of at the Goodman Games booth!
Gen Con runs from August 1st through 4th, so you only have a short time to get ready. The Greatest Thieves in Lankhmar will be determined over four short days, and the biggest question is…will it be you?
We’ll see you in Indy soon!