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Vapnartak 2016, February 7th 2016, York, UK

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Finally home and in bed. Had a fantastic time today, thanks to Chris and his team, and to Paul, Gareth and Nate for three excellent games. Look forward to seeing folk again soon!

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Thanks to everyone who cam yesterday, it all seemed to go smoothly from my perspective.

I'm always interested in feedback though.  For example:

-Round timing - Too short or enough, did people get through 4 or 5 turns?

-Raffle prizes - All hobby this time, did you like that, do prefer models, or a mix of the two?

Speaking of raffles, we raised a brilliant £95 which will go to the British Heart Foundation.  Sam's doing his Prudential RideLondon 100 bike challenge again this summer on behalf of the BHF, so it will go towards that (we'll be running Heartfaux for the same cause on the 14/5 

 

Here are the full results which I will submit to Stephen for the rankings shortly:

Position Player Name Faction TP VP Diff VP
1 John Wharton Outcasts 9 15 23
2 Paul Campbell Outcasts 9 11 25
3 Paul Butler Ten Thunders 9 9 22
4 Joel Henry Guild 7 10 23
5 James Doxey Arcanists 7 5 21
6 Maria Wieland Outcasts 6 12 23
7 Daniel Haslam Arcanists 6 10 24
8 Mark Shepherd Arcanists 6 9 25
9 Ant Hoult Outcasts 6 8 21
10 Oliver Hedges Arcanists 6 8 19
11 Lewis Phillips Neverborn 6 8 19
12 Martin Jones Arcanists 6 7 23
13 Dave Laing Ten Thunders 6 7 18
14 Graham Allington Ressurectionsists 6 4 19
15 Graham Bursnell Arcanists 6 3 19
16 Nathan Chenery Outcasts 4 7 22
17 Scott Parkin Neverborn 4 4 21
18 Ross Hill Neverborn 4 1 20
19 Connor Barker Ressurectionsists 4 0 19
20 Stephen Baird Arcanists 4 -2 17
21 Nate Zettle Outcasts 3 1 16
22 Joe Taylor Arcanists 3 0 15
23 Peter Sidaway Outcasts 3 -3 15
24 Gareth Wilson Ressurectionsists 3 -6 11
25 Dan Johnston Guild 3 -8 13
26 Huw Jenkins Ressurectionsists 3 -8 12
27 Philip Sanderson Guild 3 -10 13
28 Kai Young Ressurectionsists 3 -13 9
29 John Donaldson Ten Thunders 3 -14 8
30 David Garrard Ressurectionsists 1 -12 13
31 David Barnfather Neverborn 0 -12 7
32 Haydn Smith Guild 0 -15 12
33 Gareth Henry Ten Thunders 0 -16 6
34 Kieran Bradwell Outcasts 0 -20 5

 

Faction Breakdown:

Arcanists 8

Outcasts 8

Ressers 6

Guild 4

Neverborn 4

10T 4

Gremlins 0

 

Masters Breakdown (there's a few data points missing here, as a couple of games didn't record their master and I was missing two sheets):

  Round 1 Extraction Round 2 Head Hunter Round 3 CtB TOTAL
Marcus 4 4 2 10
Hamelin 2 5 3 10
McM 2 2 2 6
Yan Lo 2 1 2 5
Viks 3 1 1 5
Misaki 2 1 2 5
McCabe 1 1 2 4
Rasputina 1 0 3 4
Lynch 1 2 1 4
Pandora 0 2 2 4
Lucius 1 1 1 3
Lady J 1 1 1 3
Collodi 1 1 1 3
Levi 1 1 1 3
Colette 1 2 0 3
Ramos 2 0 0 2
Jack Daw 1 0 1 2
Hoffman 1 1 0 2
Tara 0 1 1 2
Shenlong 0 1 1 2
Zoraida 1 0 0 1
Seamus 1 0 0 1
Dreamer 1 0 0 1
Mei Feng 0 1 0 1
Molly 0 1 0 1
Kaeris 0 1 0 1
Ironsides 0 0 1 1
Nicodem 0 0 1 1


See you all next year, 1st Sunday in February :)

 

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Thanks Chris.  As usual this was a terrific event.  I had three great games and everything that could be desired from a TO ran smoothly.  The round timing was fine, though I'd also have been just as happy going up to 2h for 50SS.  The raffle prizes were also fine, though since I didn't win anything it wouldn't have mattered anyway.

I really like the little analyses you do on the limited datasets.  It's interesting that there were no Gremlins, but otherwise I think that you can put the variance in master use down to personal preference (e.g. the relative prevalence of the Viktorias can be associated with John W's presence).  I think a couple of years ago you did a breakdown of chosen schemes for each round.  If you have the data for that I would be interested to see what was picked with the new schemes.

My more detailed thoughts can be found here:

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Here's the scheme breakdown for you Paul since you asked ;)

Rd 1

Hunting Party 21

A Quick Murder 18

Covert Breakthrough 10

Leave Your Mark 9

Convict Labour 5

 

Rd 2

Hunting Party 19

Show of Force 18

Convict Labour 10

Catch and Release 7

Occupy Their Turf 2

 

Rd 3

Mark for Death 19

Search the Ruins 18

Leave Your Mark 14

Convict Labour 7

Exhaust Their Forces 4

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Thanks very much for taking the extra time to do this.  I know that tabulating the data can be a bit of pain but I do find it interesting.  At the moment there isn't enough data out there to learn anything about the schemes, but if a good number of events recorded this information then you could possibly draw conclusions about their relative popularity.

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Hey Chris, 

great event, I really enjoyed my first tournament and it was very well run! The quick reference sheets were especially useful. 

-round timing: I managed to finish all my games fully (one ended turn 2, the others turn 5) and there was never any worry or feeling that we needed to speed up. I think we could have even managed 50ss without too much trouble. 

-prizes: I was quite surprised at the amount there was to win, and liked that it wasn't simply for 1st/2nd/3rd etc. As a new player the idea of more models is appealing to me. However I recognize that in Malifaux getting something you already have isn't really useful, and so scenery/hobby stuff tend to work better. The only way I could think to balance this would be to just have the first person drawn pick what they want and so on. Then they'd be more chance of experienced players taking hobby stuff/models they don't have and newer players expanding their collections. I don't know if it'd work in practice though. 

I'll try and come up again for Heartfaux, but you've managed to schedule it both on my birthday, and just before my exams!

 

Ollie

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Thanks for feedback Ollie, glad getting drawn against John in round 1 hasn't put you off!

As Connor says, we moved away from giving choice for prizes as it ends up taking an eternity and people want to get on the road at the end of event.

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I actually really enjoyed my game against John, even if it was brief. It also meant I got to see a lot of the show!

Fair enough about the prizes, as I said I wasn't sure how it'd work in practice. 

 

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