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Peace Bridge Tournament
« on: January 05, 2013, 03:02:37 PM »

Announcing our first tournament of 2013, it will be in Buffalo, NY! It is happening on Saturday March 23 and we're calling it the Peace Bridge Tournament. We're also having a mini tournament on Friday March 22 called Can/Am Max 6 Tourney.

The Can/Am Max 6 Tourney will be held from 7PM to 11PM. The format will US vs. Canadian players and play as many matches as possible. The winning team will get bragging rights. More details about the format will be announced.

The Saturday Tournament will be held from 11AM to 6PM with pre-registration from 9AM to 11AM. Matches are 30 minutes, with an extra 10 minutes to settle last hands and next round pairings. The first four rounds are Swiss Style, the last four rounds are Single Elimination. Optionally, for players who didn't make it into the Elimination Round, there is a sealed DC deck tournament, also Single Elimination.

  • Round 1: 11:00AM to 11:40AM
  • Round 2: 11:40AM to 12:20PM
  • Round 3: 12:20PM to 1:00PM
  • Round 4: 1:00PM to 1:40PM
  • Lunch Break: 1:40PM to 3:00PM
  • Round of 16: 3:00PM to 3:40PM
  • Quarter-Finals: 3:40PM to 4:20PM
  • Semi-Finals: 4:20PM to 5:00PM
  • Finals: 5:00PM to 5:40PM
Cost is $20 for both Friday and Saturday and just $15 for Saturday. Entry fees go toward prizes, venue rental and a continental breakfast will be served on Saturday morning. Participants will receive one of: 8 Multipower Power Card (Zero Per Deck) or 4-stat Galactus Character (Promo) as an entry gift.

The venue is the Seneca Gospel Mission at 462 Elk Street, Buffalo, New York, 14210. Interested parties can stay at the Mission overnight, bring your own sleeping bags and toiletries. The facilities at the gospel are limited and there is no shower. There is ample parking.

Prizes are not finalized and depend on number of entrants. Prizes could include: Unopened Monumental Booster Box, Unopened PowerSurge Booster Box, Batman Holo Hero, Image Inducer (Classic Insert), Starter Decks (including Image), etc.

Card availability: theOrangeKing will have his store available. If you would like cards prior to the tourney contact Larry directly at LDVanEtten@gmail.com.

Select matches will be recorded and posted on YouTube. If you do not wish to be recorded, please contact Jack (jack@overpower.ca) prior to the tournaments.

Rules are standard OverPower Legion Rules with slight modifications:
  • Four (4) Characters with the Sum Deck Rule
    • Can/Am Max 6 Tourney will also restrict stats on all Characters to be 6 or less. Characters with stats 6 or less that have access to higher level Power cards will be allowed.
  • At least 51 cards in the deck, (if using Event Cards, minimum of 56 cards including the Event Cards)
  • Complete set of 7 Mission Cards numbered 1 to 7 matching the events, if any
  • One location designated as the Homebase (Optional)
  • Either:
    • Battlesite deck with a location designated as the Battlesite and matching Activators (plus a maximum of one Beyonder) in the deck but no Any Hero/Characters in the deck
    • No Battlesite deck but allowed to have Any Hero/Character specials in the deck
  • All Marvels are allowed, including printed cards and proxies printed in color/colour and legible. This includes the 6 Any-Power Teamwork. Printed Marvels proxies are available by contacting Larry prior to the tournament.
  • Absolutely no other proxy cards are allowed.
Cards must also be protected in deck protectors of uniform color/colour and texture.
Time limits are enforced.

Tie-breakers if the winner is not determined within the time limit in the following order:
  • +1 for each Mission in the Completed Missions pile, +0 for each Mission in the Reserve Missions pile, -1 for each Mission in the Defeated Missions pile. If that is still tied:
  • Player with more characters remaining, after resolving Inherent abilities and specials (LG for example). If that is still tied:
  • Player with the greater sum of Current and Permanent records on their opponent's characters and locations. If that is still tied:
  • A battle is played, winner takes all. IF THAT IS STILL TIED:
  • A battle is played with only 2 cards per person, winner takes all. IF THAT IS STILL TIED, then repeat #5.

Rulings and Clarifications:
If you have any questions about the rules pre-tournament, feel free to ask and we'll post the rulings here. If you are unsure of how a card is played, this is your opportunity to find out before a tournament match. We'll update periodically as questions or issues come up.

Q: Is Devourer of Worlds a discard if my opponent has no battlesite?
A: Yes. This is based on Meta Rule 112: If the target of a Special does not exist on the players team and there is no way in which the target can be brought into existence by a player, then the Special must be discarded as unusable.

Q: Can I place the A-Next any homebase aspect to my homebase?
A: No. The any homebase aspect follows the same placing guidelines as Any Heroes, so it may not be placed unless a condition alters the rule, as with the Team Overpower Homebase which specifically allows for the placement of aspects. You are, however, allowed to place a location specific aspect to the corresponding homebase.

Q: In a match, my opponent used a special to avoid 1 attack with a fighting icon against my attack from a Battlesite, even though the attack didn't have a fighting icon... is this legal?
A: Yes, in this case it's a valid defense. The battlesite special is considered to share the icons of the activator that was used to retrieve it. Think of it as having the activator 'shadow' the special even though it's not present physically. The icons of that activator are there too.

Q: Phoenix inherent "When K.O.'d, Phoenix may continue to fight and is not discarded until end of battle." - When KO'd she fights on... Can my opponent still attack her? Can I remove hits from her (or any character for that matter) once she/they are KO'd? I refer to hits to cb or hits to pr.. Could I use a remove a hit from a teammate perm record when that teammate was just ko'd the turn before?
A: Yes, she continues to fight and can still be attacked. Yes you may remove hits, however they will not reverse the KO. Yes you may shift the hits into Permanent record.

NOTE: You may NOT, however, use Onslaught: Merciless conqueror on her if she has already been KO'd. That special may not be used on an already KO'd character, regardless if they are still active on the front line.


Q: AH - no special cards may be played against prof x for remainder of battle. Defensive?
A: Yes. It may also be played on your turn as an action.

Q: Devourer of Worlds - "...this card may not be negated." - If the event that states "No cards w/ the word Negate may be played this battle." is in play, Is DoW affected because the word Negate is in the word Negated?
A: Yes. That event affects DoW.

Quick refresher on Renege: http://overpower.ca/wiki/Renege
« Last Edit: January 16, 2013, 11:13:42 PM by Jack »

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Re: Peace Bridge Tournament
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2013, 05:19:11 PM »
one of these days... one of these days...  :-\
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Re: Peace Bridge Tournament
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2013, 06:57:55 PM »
Wow! Exciting stuff!  :D

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Re: Peace Bridge Tournament
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2013, 07:55:57 PM »
Yeah, I can't wait! Gonna be fun!

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Re: Peace Bridge Tournament
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2013, 09:57:01 PM »
No proxies is going to be a pain in the ass.

I only have 2 sets of premium cards, but I have to field 3 decks from 1 card pool.  :/

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Re: Peace Bridge Tournament
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2013, 11:42:13 PM »
Dice K. will be there!

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Re: Peace Bridge Tournament
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2013, 12:09:36 AM »
It looks good Jack.  I will be there as well.

My only suggestion would be to determine if you play top 16 or top 8 based on attendance.   You can even do top 12 etc, with the lower records playing to make the top 8.  Basically you make sure anybody with a 2-2 record or better makes it in.  Otherwise playing to make top 16 when there are only 18 people in the tournament is kinda silly.

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Re: Peace Bridge Tournament
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2013, 12:31:52 AM »
We have booked a hotel in the city.

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Re: Peace Bridge Tournament
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2013, 01:33:09 AM »
That is a good suggestion Phil. That is something that I will ask Larry.

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Re: Peace Bridge Tournament
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2013, 03:48:06 AM »
My boss says I'm cleared.  I'm in.  So where I can I study a list of popular decks that I will likely have to face? :)
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Re: Peace Bridge Tournament
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2013, 04:04:31 AM »
Watch our YouTube channel for an idea of what is currently played. Though it's not a good representation since it mostly covers the Canadian players.

And Larry will be transparent with the ranking and such so I'll post it when I find out more.


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Re: Peace Bridge Tournament
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2013, 05:35:17 PM »
wife has a close friend who just had a baby in buffalo, so I'm likely in..will know more in a few weeks...CANT. WAIT!

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Re: Peace Bridge Tournament
« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2013, 02:33:56 AM »
one of these days... one of these days...  :-\

My thoughts exactly NCann.

I actually have a friend trying to get a job in Buffalo. If that turns out well then maybe some time in the future.

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Re: Peace Bridge Tournament
« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2013, 10:41:35 PM »
I mentioned on the FB event page, but will also mention here:

I'm going to book a hotel suite. It says "up to 6 adults" (I think 3 beds, a couple pull out couches), but I'm sure I can sneak in a couple sleeping bags if no one asks.  It'd be aboot $30 per person, give or take a few dollars given how many people there are.  It's cheaper if I can book in advance, so the sooner I get some confirmed, the quicker I can book it.