The earth shudders as a vortex of purple clouds swirls above the screaming keep. Short-lived towers of stone burst toward the sky and then melt back down while spectral faces howl in the lightning. You and a hundred peasant allies prepare to storm the nightmarish castle. Centuries ago, your gongfarmer ancestors stormed this castle, and now you Return to the Starless Sea!
Back in January we announced Return to the Starless Sea as our Team Tournament for Gen Con 2020. Well, we know what happened to Gen Con, but what about that tournament?
Return to the Starless Sea is a competitive, scored two-round tournament. Teams of 5 players throw their level 0 parties against the horrors of the keep, and the highest-scoring teams advance to round two. The winning teams claims a plaque of immortality on the Gong of Doom, wizard van belt buckle trophies, and bragging rights for the rest of their natural and unnatural born lives! Every player receives a patch commemorating them as members of the gongfarmer battalion.
Don’t worry if you don’t have a team; we’ll assign you one. Some basic proficiency with Roll20 is appreciated, but not required. Get those virtual dice ready and start making sacrifices to the Luck Gods. You’re going to need all the help you can get!
Here’s the rough schedule for the tournament (details coming soon):
Round 1 – three flights:
- Friday morning
- Friday evening
- Saturday morning
Round 2 – one slot, six games, the top two teams from each flight:
- Saturday evening
So be prepared! We’ll be opening the doors to the tournament hall before you know it, and you and your team will have to come together to overcome every challenge as you Return to the Starless Sea!