Capital City Meltdown will be a two day Malifaux Grand Tournament on the weekend of May 5-6, 2018. It will take place in the suburbs of the nation’s capital at the Potomac Curling Club in Laurel, Maryland. The tournament will consist of 5 games using the Gaining Ground 2018 Tournament Rules with a few minor adjustments. Players must use the same faction each round, but masters may change between rounds.
Potomac Curling Club
13810 Old Gunpowder Road
Laurel, MD 20707
There are plenty of hotels in the surrounding area. One solid option is listed below:
Hilton Garden Inn Silver Spring North
2200 Broadbirch Dr.
Silver Spring, MD 20904
Schemes and Strategies:
All games will be played at 50 soul stones. The 2018 Gaining Grounds document will be used, with the exception that round times will be longer and each round will be capped at 5 turns. Each player MUST write down their chosen schemes on their scorecard at the beginning of the game. If you do not write down your schemes before the game and your opponent questions you then the judge will have no choice but to side with your opponent.
Players will be given 2 hours and 30 minutes to complete their games, so in theory every game should finish within the time frame. A warning will be given when there are 15 minutes remaining in the round and players will be instructed to not start another turn. Remaining time will be announced every 5 minutes from there on out and players should make every effort to finish the turn they are on before time is called. In the event a turn does not finish at the end of this time, each player will be allowed to take 1 more activation and then the game will be called. If a player feels they are being slow played during (or after) a game then they should make the TO aware right away. If a player has 2 or more games that do not finish within the allotted time, the TO reserves the right to adjust their score.
Please note that painting IS REQUIRED for this event. All models used in this event must be painted up to a 3 color standard. This means a reasonable attempt to paint each model must be made, models should not just have 3 random splashes of paint applied. Unpainted models are not allowed in the event and if one is found being used then it will be removed from play by the TO. Painting will not be factored into the winner of the tournament, but it will be part of the scoring for Hobby Hero and Best Painted.
Saturday May 5th
Round One: 10am - 12:30pm
Lunch: 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Round Two: 1:15pm - 3:45pm
Round Three: 4pm - 6:30pm
Sunday May 6th
Round Four: 9am - 11:30am
Lunch: 11:30am - 12pm
Round Five: 12pm - 2:30pm
Awards: 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Overall Champion: Highest Tournament Points as per GG2018. First tie-breaker is VP differential, second tie-breaker is VPs scored, third tie-breaker is painting.
Best Sportsman: At the end of round four each player will vote for their two favorite opponents. The player receiving the most of these votes will win the Best Sportsman award. Tie breaker will be placement in overall standings.
Best Painted: Players should leave their crews out for paint judging either between rounds 1 and 2 or between rounds 4 and 5. Each player should display at least 2 masters and 100ss worth of models for paint judging (more is encouraged). If you do not have enough models to meet that criteria then let the TO know and we can work something out. The idea here is just that people must display more than a few models for paint judging to eliminate people from painting a few models very well and receiving a high paint score while the rest of their models are sub par.
Hobby Hero: Scoring for this award will consist of all 3 other categories. Scores for each section will be combined to determine the winner. Weighting between the categories will be 40% battle, 40% paint, and 20% sportsmanship.
Golden Scorpius: This award will be given to the highest placing finisher who is attending their first Malifaux GT.