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Re: K2 CHALLENGE Overpower Tournament - March 14 and 15 - State College, PA
« Reply #90 on: March 16, 2014, 01:31:58 AM »
I wasn't able to catch the stream live, but it looks like Youtube streams automatically archive themselves for viewing. Awesome!

Maybe I am not seeing the teams correctly, but it looks like one of the decks was over 76 points. Were the sum deck rules not in effect?

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Re: K2 CHALLENGE Overpower Tournament - March 14 and 15 - State College, PA
« Reply #91 on: March 16, 2014, 01:58:15 AM »
definitely over the sum rule...

Congrats to Dan..

I believe his team was Mr. Fantastic, Professor X, Beast and Silver Sable in Reserve.
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Re: K2 CHALLENGE Overpower Tournament - March 14 and 15 - State College, PA
« Reply #92 on: March 16, 2014, 05:00:29 AM »
There was one deck that was over by a point.  Since he wasn't in top contention we just let him play on.  Dan and Marcel both went 7-1 and Dan won due to his head to head victory.  Myself as well as numerous others tied for 3rd.

I played Phoenix, ghost rider, marauders, Hawkeye with the citadel and infinity g.

Marcel and Dan both played any heroes.  Exact decks will be up within a few days.

We had 17 players and most importantly everyone had a great time.

Phil

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Re: K2 CHALLENGE Overpower Tournament - March 14 and 15 - State College, PA
« Reply #93 on: March 16, 2014, 01:47:11 PM »
Sounds like an awesome time.  Wish I coulda participated.  Oh well, maybe next time!  Congrats to everyone.

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Re: K2 CHALLENGE Overpower Tournament - March 14 and 15 - State College, PA
« Reply #94 on: March 16, 2014, 02:35:39 PM »
Can't wait to see all the different decks that were used.  Seems like an awesome time, wish I could have been there, even though I wouldn't have had a chance in hell at beating most of you guys.  I remember getting regularly beaten by Sean's Avengers deck....

Thanks to Bluefire for throwing this together and thanks to Jack for putting video up to watch.

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Re: K2 CHALLENGE Overpower Tournament - March 14 and 15 - State College, PA
« Reply #95 on: March 17, 2014, 03:11:21 AM »
Hello everyone.

This is Dan McGlynn for those that don't know. I know I haven't replied on here in a long time, but I thought now was very fitting.

I wanted to send out a big thank-you to John and Phil Keffer along with Jessica. I personally was very impressed by the venue and the generosity that was shown throughout the tournament.
A lot of appreciation was shown to the players that had come out to the first K2 Challenge Overpower Tournament, and additional appreciation to a special someone who has put in countless hours behind the scenes to keep Overpower running and expanding. Thank you Jack!!

I had a great time with Friday night's festivities. The booster draft was fun for pretty well everyone, and just a slaughter for all  :D :D .

On a side-note, I know that the other fellas and I were talking on the way home and were trying to figure out ways to make the friday night festivities just as entertaining and unique for the upcoming tournament in October that is a very strong possibility, but still working on the date, but I won't mention anymore as that is not up to me to say.

Hopefully without forgetting anyone in particular, I want to thank and say that it was great to meet new faces, and some people I have spent time talking with, but haven't met in person. Everyone was super friendly, and I was glad I had the opportunity to meet everyone.

It would be a great privilege to see every single one of you again. I can't wait to shuffle up the cards and have some more fun in the near future.

Thank you for a very enjoyable, exciting, and memorable weekend!!

Dan

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Re: K2 CHALLENGE Overpower Tournament - March 14 and 15 - State College, PA
« Reply #96 on: March 17, 2014, 09:47:19 PM »
Thanks for the kind words Dan.

We were very pleased with how things went in state college this weekend. 

Thank you everyone that attended and helped make this a weekend that none of us will soon forget!

Photos and more details on decks and results to follow in the coming days as well as more video when Jack has the time.  Thanks again Jack!


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Re: K2 CHALLENGE Overpower Tournament - March 14 and 15 - State College, PA
« Reply #97 on: March 18, 2014, 03:13:40 AM »
I wish to repeat the sentiment - a big Thanks to Phil and John for setting up the K2 challenge. Their obvious devotion to the game, and making it fun for all participants is clear, and appreciated. The prize support was awesome, and everyone there clearly had a blast.

It was a fun weekend. I definitely hope to return next year if he repeats the event.

Between Toronto, Buffalo, and now State College - we hope to have 3 major events per year. With any luck, word of our upcoming Tournaments will reach those dormant players who have yet to learn of the OverPower resurgence!

Oh, to have a meetup with 30+ people again. Lets make it happen folks!

Up next - The Orange King's Peace Bridge tournament, part 2. That will be in Mid may - full details to be released when Larry has a location locked.




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Re: K2 CHALLENGE Overpower Tournament - March 14 and 15 - State College, PA
« Reply #98 on: March 19, 2014, 09:22:09 PM »
K2 Challenge Results

Round 1:

Sean ballantyne     over   Bye
John Keffer             over   Jaime Scholtens
Dan McGlynn           over   David Hodkin
Phil Keffer               over   Nick Spivak
Larry Van Etten      over   Carl Caroffino
David McMillan        over   Jack Truong
Kevin Fletcher        over   Martin Slinkosky
Ed Kowalewski       over   Phil Miller
Marcel Lojet           over   Mike Fletcher


Round 2:

Marcel Lojet           over   Bye
Nick Spivak             over   Jack Truong
Martin Slinkosky     over   David Hodkin
Mike Fletcher          over   Phil Miller
Sean Ballantyne     over   Dan McGlynn
David McMillan        over   Larry Van Etten
Kevin Fletcher         over   John Keffer
Phil Keffer               over   Ed Kowalewski
Carl Caroffino         over   Jaime Scholtens


Round 3:

Kevin Fletcher        over   Bye
Ed Kowalewski      over   John Keffer
Phil Miller               over   Jack Truong
Carl Caroffino        over   Martin Slinkosky
David McMillan       over   Sean Ballantyne
Marcel Lojet          over   Phil Keffer
Larry Van Etten     over   Nick Spivak
Dan McGlynn         over   Mike Fletcher
Jaime Scholtens     over   David Hodkin


Round 4:

David McMillan        over   Bye
Marcel Lojet            over   Kevin Fletcher
Martin Slinkosky     over   Jaime Scholtens
Mike Fletcher          over   Nick Spivak
Sean Ballantyne     over   Larry Van Etten
Phil Keffer              over   Carl Caroffino
Dan McGlynn          over   Ed Kowalewski
Jack Truong           over   David Hodkin
Phil Miller               over   John Keffer


Round 5:

David Hodkin          over   Bye
Sean Ballantyne     over   Kevin Fletcher
Larry Van Etten      over   Martin Slinkosky
Dan McGlynn          over   Phil Keffer
John Keffer            over   Nick Spivak
Mike Fletcher        over   Ed Kowalewski
Phil Miller              over   Carl Caroffino
Marcel Lojet         over   David McMillan
Jack Truong          over   Jaime Scholtens


Round 6:

Larry Van Etten    over   Bye
Marcel Lojet         over   Sean Ballantyne
Jaime Scholtens   over   Nick Spivak
John Keffer          over   Carl Caroffino
Phil Keffer            over   Phil Miller
Kevin Fletcher     over   Mike Fletcher
Dan McGlynn       over   David McMillan
Ed Kowalewski    over   David Hodkin
Jack Truong         over   Martin Slinkosky


Round 7:

Jaime Scholtens     over   Bye
Sean Ballantyne    over   Phil Keffer
John Keffer            over   Mike Fletcher
Larry Van Etten     over   Keving Fletcher
David McMillan       over   Carl Caroffino
Nick Spivak            over   David Hodkin
Jack Truong          over   Ed Kowalewski
Phil Miller              over   Martin Slinkosky
Dan McGlynn        over   Marcel Lojet


Round 8:

Phil Keffer             over   Bye
Carl Caroffino       over   David Hodkin
Jack Truong          over   Sean Ballantyne
Nick Spivak           over   Martin Slinkosky
Dan McGlynn         over   John Keffer
Marcel Lojet          over   Larry Van Etten
Phil Miller              over   David McMillan
Ed Kowalewski     over   Jaime Scholtens


Final Records and Placement.

1st.)  Dan McGlynn            (7-1)

2nd.)  Marcel Lojet            (7-1)

3rd.)  Phil Keffer                (5-3)
3rd.)  Sean Ballantyne      (5-3)
3rd.)  Larry Van Etten       (5-3)
3rd.)  David McMillan         (5-3)
3rd.)  Jack Truong             (5-3)
3rd.)  Phil Miller                 (5-3)

9th.)  John Kefer               (4-4)
9th.)  Ed Kowalewski        (4-4)
9th.)  Kevin Fletcher         (4-3)

12th.) Carl Caroffino         (3-5)
12th.) Jaime Scholtens      (3-5)
12th.) Nick Spivak             (3-5)
12th.) Mike Fletcher          (3-4)

16th.) Martin Slinkosky      (2-6)

17th.) David Hodkin          (1-7)


Deck Lists:

Dan McGlynn:             Beast, Prof X, Mr. Fantastic, Silver Sable                                              Team Overpower              Shattered Image         Any Heroes
Marcel Lojet:              Thor, Inhumans, X-Babies, Dr. Strange (3-stat)                                   Team Overpower              Dark Phoenix Saga      Any Heroes
Phi Keffer:                  Phoenix, Ghost Rider, The Marauders, Hawkeye                                  Marvel Universe              Infinity Gauntlet           Onslaught Citadel
Sean Ballantyne:       Captain America, Hulk, Thor, Black Widow                                            Avenger's Mansion         Fatal Attractions          Any Heroes
John Keffer:               Crystal, Thor, X-Man, Dr. Strange                                                         Team Overpower            Shattered Image         Any Heroes
Larry Van Etten:        Mr. Fantastic, Thing, Invisible Woman, Namor                                      Four Freedoms Plaza      Infinity Gauntlet          Onslaught Citadel
David McMillan:          Scarlet Witch, Lex Luthur, Sentinels, Bastion                                       Team Overpower            Age of Apocalypse       Any Heroes
Phil Miller:                  Beyonder, White Queen, X-Babies, Magneto (3-stat)                           Marvel Universe             The Crossing                Age of Apocalypse
Jack Truong:              Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Namor, Thing                                      Four Freedoms Plaza      Maximum Carnage      Stark Enterprises
Ed Kowalewski:        Onslaught, Spawn, X-Man, Magneto (3-stat)                                        Marvel Universe             Infinity Gauntlet          Mojo World
David Hodkin:           Brood, Wolverine, Hulk, Prof X                                                               Team Overpower          Maximum Carnage      Any Heroes
Martin Slinkosky:      Onslaught, Spawn, Scarlet Witch, Spider Woman (3-stat)                     Omniverse                    Shattered Image         Any Heroes
Carl Caroffino:          Prof X, Mr. Fantastic, Donald Pierce, Silver Sable                                   Marvel Univers              Fatal Attractions          Ship
Jaime Scholtens:      Heroes For Hire, Iron Man, Beast: The Brute, Spider Woman (3-stat     Team Overpower          Infinity Gauntlet          Any Heroes
Kevin Fletcher:         Spawn, Reavers, Marrow, Silver Sable                                                   Team Overpower          Shattered Image         Any Heroes
Mike Fletcher:           Inhumans, Invisible Woman, Scarlet Witch, Crystal                               Marvel Universe            Infinity Gauntlet          The Outback
Nick Spivak:             Jean Grey: DP, Scarlet Witch, Invisible Woman, Dr. Strange                   Marvel Universe            Infinity Gauntlet          The Outback
« Last Edit: March 19, 2014, 11:26:39 PM by BlueFire »

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Re: K2 CHALLENGE Overpower Tournament - March 14 and 15 - State College, PA
« Reply #99 on: March 20, 2014, 01:48:54 AM »
Awesome stuff, I posted a little breakdown of the decks in general discussion

http://www.beenhereandthere.com/SMF/general-discussion/k2-challenge-deck-analysis/

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Re: K2 CHALLENGE Overpower Tournament - March 14 and 15 - State College, PA
« Reply #100 on: March 20, 2014, 02:21:15 PM »
Did everyone who played have to use physical copies of their Multi 5's, Beyonders and DoW's? 

These cards are getting more and more rare/valuable and I wonder if it wouldn't have been wise to use proxies for some of these.

Was anyone who played handicapped by the fact that they didn't have a copy of one of these Ultra Rare cards that are all pretty well staples of competitive deck building?
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Re: K2 CHALLENGE Overpower Tournament - March 14 and 15 - State College, PA
« Reply #101 on: March 20, 2014, 06:06:51 PM »
Yes, all players were required to use real cards. 

Being as this is a collectible card game, not collecting all the cards has always been a disadvantage.

All cards were available for purchase at the event.  Yes, a few certain cards were expensive (by overpower standards).  All packs were also available to find them the old fashion way.

If a day comes when we are unable to acquire very rare cards we may revisit the proxy idea.  I highly highly doubt that this will ever happen.  We are no where near this point.  I believe by the start of the event most if not all players had the cards they wanted.

Hope to see you at an event sometime soon.

Phil

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Re: K2 CHALLENGE Overpower Tournament - March 14 and 15 - State College, PA
« Reply #102 on: March 20, 2014, 06:19:19 PM »
Do you mind me asking the total cost of venue fees for the event? I've been looking at hotel banquet/conference rooms in SoCal (or potentially Vegas for cheaper flights) and they seem reasonably priced, just trying to peg what my out of pocket costs would be if I tried to organize a similarly large tournament.

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Re: K2 CHALLENGE Overpower Tournament - March 14 and 15 - State College, PA
« Reply #103 on: March 20, 2014, 10:24:25 PM »
Onslaught - if you do one in Vegas and there's enough notice, I may be able to attend. My girlfriend has been pushing me to go to Vegas for years, and fully supports my OverPower habit. A tournament in Vegas is just the right excuse. ;)

A few more with similar minded significant others, and you just might spike your numbers!


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Re: K2 CHALLENGE Overpower Tournament - March 14 and 15 - State College, PA
« Reply #104 on: March 20, 2014, 10:58:48 PM »
Uh... yeah, it's a business trip.