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Title: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: uthminister [BR] on August 07, 2017, 06:03:05 PM
Countdown To Nats 2018 (https://tinyurl.com/yccnxwd7)
Registration for Nationals is NOW OPEN at:
https://www.threelionsgaming.com/events (https://www.threelionsgaming.com/events)
Clicking the link above brings up the TLG Events page.
Scroll down til you see a list of events that TLG hosts.
Right below the Nats 2018 tourney info is a
"REGISTER HERE!" link.
*** Cash, Credit, Debit, PayPal, GooglePay, Venmo, etc, all welcome at The Games! ***
ALL BEGINNERS WELCOME TO LEARN AND PLAY!
NO PRE-QUALIFIER REQUIRED!


Event Venue:
Spring Creek Church of Christ (http://spring-creek.org/)
Address: 14847 Brown Rd, Tomball, TX 77377 (https://goo.gl/maps/YMjfAHeWTco)
Phone: (281) 351-1234

Event Official Hotel:
America's Best Value Inn & Suites Tomball (https://www.redlion.com/tomball)
Address: 22420 Park Rd, Tomball, TX 77377
Phone: (281) 255-9030
*Please call hotel directly to book. Tell them you're with the Redemption National Tournament.

Event Schedule:
Thursday Events: Type-1 2-Player (Top-Cut Method); Type-2 2-Player; Type-A (https://tinyurl.com/ydy694a8)
Friday Events: 2-Player Booster Draft (http://www.cactusforums.com/redemption-tournaments/2-player-booster-draft-40237/msg583866/#msg583866) (draft in pods of 4 and play 2-Player games); Type-1 Multi-Player
Saturday Events: Type-2 Multi-Player; Sealed Deck; Type-1 Teams

Official Cactus Announcement: https://www.cactusgamedesign.com/redemption/tournaments/ (https://www.cactusgamedesign.com/redemption/tournaments/)

Travel, Board & Lodging, Other Activities (http://www.cactusforums.com/official-tournaments/nats-2018-travel-board-lodging/msg584541/#msg584541)

LAND OF REDEMPTION ANNOUNCEMENT (http://landofredemption.com/?p=8494)
2018 REDEMPTION NATIONAL TOURNAMENT OFFICIAL VIDEO TEASER (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpoYskRKTTk&feature=youtu.be)
OFFICIAL VENUE TOUR (http://s966.photobucket.com/user/renyzeny/slideshow/O-PlanNats2018)
HELP PROMOTE NATS 2018! (https://www.google.com/search?q=2018+redemption+national+tournament&oq=2018+redemption+&aqs=chrome.0.69i59j69i60l3j69i57.3300j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8)

(https://s22.postimg.cc/l9gei5s7x/001.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/l9gei5s7x/)
Venue Hosts:
Pulpit & Youth Ministers
(Redemption Players)
(https://s22.postimg.cc/m5hhbr499/002.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/m5hhbr499/)
Top Table Dry Run
(https://s22.postimg.cc/wtl8a9e4t/yodatexas.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/wtl8a9e4t/)
READ THIS! (http://landofredemption.com/?p=8494)
(https://s22.postimg.cc/ge4z6gapp/ironman.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
IRON MAN! (http://www.cactusforums.com/redemption-unofficial-tournaments/iron-man-at-nats-2018/msg585899/#msg585899)
Spoiler (hover to show)
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Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: EmJayBee83 on February 08, 2018, 10:38:54 AM
Megabus! Megabus!

You should be able to get from Minneapolis to Houston for $21 (one way)
Leave Monday at 5:20 pm
Arrive Wednesday 3:15 pm

Megabus only scheduling through mid-June so this assumes no early-bird price/schedule changes when we get to August.
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: h20tor on February 08, 2018, 12:05:48 PM
Megabus! Megabus!

You should be able to get from Minneapolis to Houston for $21 (one way)
Leave Monday at 5:20 pm
Arrive Wednesday 3:15 pm

Megabus only scheduling through mid-June so this assumes no early-bird price/schedule changes when we get to August.

(Stroke Chin) Well...
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: ReyZen on February 10, 2018, 10:57:44 PM
Travis,

Is there an option to stay at the church?

Yes, as far as we know --- Travis and I did rounds when I visited the church, and he showed me the proposed sleeping rooms. Peace and Blessings.
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: Sadness on February 15, 2018, 08:50:46 PM
What are the limits on attending Nats?
 I haven't played in over 3 yrs,would I still be welcome to attend?

What categories are generally offered?
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: Xonathan on February 15, 2018, 10:03:06 PM
What are the limits on attending Nats?
 I haven't played in over 3 yrs,would I still be welcome to attend?

What categories are generally offered?

All are welcome.

T1-2P, T1-MP, T2-2P, T2-MP, Booster Draft, and Sealed Deck
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: jbeers285 on February 15, 2018, 10:28:42 PM
What are the limits on attending Nats?
 I haven't played in over 3 yrs,would I still be welcome to attend?

What categories are generally offered?

All are welcome.

T1-2P, T1-MP, T2-2P, T2-MP, Booster Draft, and Sealed Deck

Teams, Iron man and possibly type half again?
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: RedemptionAggie on February 15, 2018, 10:35:22 PM
There are 7 official categories (T1-2P, T1-MP, T2-2P, T2-MP, Sealed Deck, Booster Draft, and Teams) that must be offered. They're offered 2 to 3 per day - the schedule isn't out yet.

Iron Man and Type Half are side categories that are not official and are played in downtime or in the evenings, if someone is running them.
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: Sadness on February 15, 2018, 11:09:58 PM
What are Iron Man and Type Half?

Thanks for the info.
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: The Guardian on February 15, 2018, 11:24:58 PM
Iron Man is just pickup games of T1 2P. Each player gets 10 scoring cards. If you win, you get one of the other player's cards. The player with the most cards at the end of the weekend is the winner.

Type Half is T1 with different deck building rules.
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: RedemptionAggie on February 15, 2018, 11:25:52 PM
Type Half (http://www.cactusforums.com/game-play-variations/type-half-official-rules/msg575286/#msg575286)
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: Lampy 2.0 on February 16, 2018, 12:49:12 AM
I'm considering going this year (though I'm not sure if I can pull through with it). If there's another side event, I hope Junk Sealed will happen again!
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: NathanW on February 16, 2018, 07:39:44 AM
Is that cube draft still intact Travis?
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: uthminister [BR] on February 17, 2018, 12:27:29 AM
Cube Draft and Garbage Sealed will both be side events this year for sure.
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: Watchman on March 03, 2018, 08:16:43 AM
What is Cube Draft and Garbage Sealed?
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: Sadness on April 10, 2018, 09:47:20 PM
Bump

Cube draft and garage sealed? What are they?
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: Crashfach2002 on April 10, 2018, 09:54:29 PM
Bump

Cube draft and garage sealed? What are they?

Cube draft is a booster draft with pre-pulled cards.  So something like the 16 (this is a guess) best heroes and enhancements from each color.  Then some of the most useful artifacts, fortresses, sites, lost souls, etc,  Each pack has 15 (randomized) cards in it and you pick 4-6 packs then draft like a booster draft.  The biggest difference is once all the cards have been drafted you build your decks and play 1 on 1 games instead of multi-player games.

So basically it is booster draft with only good cards, and you play 1 on 1 instead of multi-player.

Garbage Sealed is each person gets 3 unlimited & 3 prophet packs (it could be 4 of each, I can't remember), and opens them and builds a deck with the cards they pulled and 7 generic lost souls.  You do not get to trade cards, so what you open is what you have to choose from.  It is basically a very nostalgic game, paying homage to the original days of Redemption, and a really fun way to get rid of all the old packs no one wants anymore.
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: Red on April 10, 2018, 10:27:32 PM
Bump

Cube draft and garage sealed? What are they?

Cube draft is a booster draft with pre-pulled cards.  So something like the 16 (this is a guess) best heroes and enhancements from each color.  Then some of the most useful artifacts, fortresses, sites, lost souls, etc,  Each pack has 15 (randomized) cards in it and you pick 4-6 packs then draft like a booster draft.  The biggest difference is once all the cards have been drafted you build your decks and play 1 on 1 games instead of multi-player games.

So basically it is booster draft with only good cards, and you play 1 on 1 instead of multi-player.

Garbage Sealed is each person gets 3 unlimited & 3 prophet packs (it could be 4 of each, I can't remember), and opens them and builds a deck with the cards they pulled and 7 generic lost souls.  You do not get to trade cards, so what you open is what you have to choose from.  It is basically a very nostalgic game, paying homage to the original days of Redemption, and a really fun way to get rid of all the old packs no one wants anymore.
Garbage Sealed *does* get to trade.
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: TheJaylor on April 10, 2018, 11:15:39 PM
If anyone pulls a Liner in garbage sealed they should be allowed to add a different Lost Soul from their collection. :P
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: Sadness on April 14, 2018, 07:00:56 PM
Question: do the Nats ever have brand new players show up? Like folks that have a limited number of cards available to them?  Would there be a problem with donating cards to said players?
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: kariusvega on April 14, 2018, 07:02:41 PM
Question: do the Nats ever have brand new players show up? Like folks that have a limited number of cards available to them?  Would there be a problem with donating cards to said players?

People borrow cards all the time, so not at all. I'd recommend starting in a sealed category though.. Constructed is obviously pretty difficult for people who have never played before at nats, but there is definitely comparable lower level competition. Also, Type A is a thing now for kids 12 and under.
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: VJ on April 14, 2018, 07:12:15 PM
If I drove from Delaware - How long would it take me to get to Nationals? 

Is the event dog-friendly?  My wife and dog will be with me.

VJ

Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: Kevinthedude on April 14, 2018, 07:24:09 PM
If I drove from Delaware - How long would it take me to get to Nationals? 

Is the event dog-friendly?  My wife and dog will be with me.

VJ

Looks like nearly 22 hours (https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Delaware/Houston,+Texas/@34.0636157,-94.4542154,5z/).
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: adevine on April 14, 2018, 07:57:51 PM
Really thinking of me and my 2 older kids attending this year.  What is available for 9 and 11 year olds?  13 hr drive though... :-\
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: NathanW on April 14, 2018, 08:27:32 PM
Really thinking of me and my 2 older kids attending this year.  What is available for 9 and 11 year olds?  13 hr drive though... :-\

Type A, not sure where to find more information on it but I know it's for 12 and younger with no RNRS points. (the no RNRS points requirement could have changed but not sure)
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: uthminister [BR] on May 05, 2018, 11:55:54 PM
Made some revisions to the OP so please take note of the Official Hotel and Event Schedule. We will be playing Booster Draft as a 2-Player category at Nationals this year so you may want to play Booster in that way leading up to Nationals in order to prepare for the difference in game play and strategy.
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: Red on May 06, 2018, 12:04:04 AM
May I ask, why the break in the traditional Friday spot for T1-2P?
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: uthminister [BR] on May 06, 2018, 12:18:15 AM
No you may not...just kidding.  :P

We wanted to put all the traditionally 2-player categories on Thursday. Putting the Booster Draft 2-player (arguably the most popular category at Nationals opposite the least popular category) on Friday which is usually the best attended day of Nationals. Teams, Sealed, and Type-2 Multiplayerr on Saturday in order to have a Type-1 option every day with Teams being considered Type-1.

Generally we are taking our experience hosting Nationals before and putting it to good use.
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: kariusvega on May 06, 2018, 01:03:43 AM
Sweet schedule. Finally 2 player booster!!
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: Watchman on May 06, 2018, 08:54:21 AM
So is booster draft now two player and not multi, or is this just an exception for Nats?
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: NathanW on May 06, 2018, 09:15:08 AM
So is booster draft now two player and not multi, or is this just an exception for Nats?

And as hosts do we now have a decision whether we do multiplayer or 2 player tables after the initial draft?
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: uthminister [BR] on May 06, 2018, 09:21:13 AM
More about 2-player Booster Draft to come shortly. I will start a new thread to facilitate discussion about that idea separately.

http://www.cactusforums.com/redemption-tournaments/2-player-booster-draft-40237/new/#new (http://www.cactusforums.com/redemption-tournaments/2-player-booster-draft-40237/new/#new)
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: Xonathan on May 06, 2018, 09:27:32 AM
Any chance For Redemption national T-shirts this year?

“I went all the way to Texas nationals and all I got was this lousy shirt”

“Mighty warrior doesn’t skip leg day”

“Leviathan, because 12/12 wasn’t enough”

Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: uthminister [BR] on May 06, 2018, 09:30:48 AM
I personally love that idea. If you want to create a thread about possible t-shirt ideas, I would be willing to move forward with that idea. Once you have ideas, maybe create a poll and come up with a top two or three t-shirt ideas and we will get them printed for sale at Nationals with enough interest.
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: Red Dragon Thorn on May 06, 2018, 09:58:12 AM
Great Schedule Travis! Now I just need to figure out which day I'm judging.....
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: Gabe on May 06, 2018, 10:12:32 AM
Great Schedule Travis! Now I just need to figure out which day I'm judging.....

Quote from: John, the Quick
Dibs on Saturday judging

 :rollin:
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: Red Dragon Thorn on May 06, 2018, 10:21:14 AM
Great Schedule Travis! Now I just need to figure out which day I'm judging.....

Quote from: John, the Quick
Dibs on Saturday judging

 :rollin:

Right, like I'm pretty sure that's the right choice, but what if you and I team up for another run?
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: Gabe on May 06, 2018, 10:30:38 AM
The only reason we wouldn’t is if Justin convinced us he needs a fighting chance to win Teams...  ::)
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: Red Dragon Thorn on May 06, 2018, 08:40:57 PM
Please see update on 2P Booster in this thread (http://www.cactusforums.com/redemption-tournaments/2-player-booster-draft-40237/msg583866/?topicseen#new)
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: TheJaylor on May 06, 2018, 10:05:04 PM
The only reason we wouldn’t is if Justin convinced us he needs a fighting chance to win Teams...  ::)
Harsh...
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: The Guardian on May 07, 2018, 04:56:54 PM
The only reason we wouldn’t is if Justin convinced us he needs a fighting chance to win Teams...  ::)

Jayden and I are basically the TEAMS to John's T1 2P...we'll get it eventually  8)
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: Josh on May 07, 2018, 04:59:52 PM
Jayden and I are basically the TEAMS to John's T1 2P...we'll get it eventually  8)

Looks like you just need to take SoG and 90% of the heroes out of your decks then   ;)
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: uthminister [BR] on May 12, 2018, 11:55:42 PM
OP has been updated with the link to officially register for Nationals. Hopefully all of your questions will be answered by the info found therein.
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: Jonesy on May 13, 2018, 02:11:38 PM
It won’t let me register. I click the link, it brings me to three lions, then nothing after that.
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: Watchman on May 13, 2018, 02:20:17 PM
It won’t let me register. I click the link, it brings me to three lions, then nothing after that.

Likewise.
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: Four_Corners5 on May 13, 2018, 02:22:48 PM
It brought me to the TLG Events page, it has a map of the United States. Below it there's a list of events that TLG hosts including Nationals. Below the Nationals information is a register here link that brings you to the registration information.
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: bluefrog1288 on May 13, 2018, 02:30:49 PM
Hannah and I are registered! :D
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: ReyZen on May 13, 2018, 10:57:44 PM
Transferred all travel and activities info to:
http://www.cactusforums.com/official-tournaments/nats-2018-travel-board-lodging/ (http://www.cactusforums.com/official-tournaments/nats-2018-travel-board-lodging/)
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: whiteandgold7 on May 14, 2018, 06:12:51 PM
Bump

Cube draft and garage sealed? What are they?

Cube draft is a booster draft with pre-pulled cards.  So something like the 16 (this is a guess) best heroes and enhancements from each color.  Then some of the most useful artifacts, fortresses, sites, lost souls, etc,  Each pack has 15 (randomized) cards in it and you pick 4-6 packs then draft like a booster draft.  The biggest difference is once all the cards have been drafted you build your decks and play 1 on 1 games instead of multi-player games.

So basically it is booster draft with only good cards, and you play 1 on 1 instead of multi-player.

Garbage Sealed is each person gets 3 unlimited & 3 prophet packs (it could be 4 of each, I can't remember), and opens them and builds a deck with the cards they pulled and 7 generic lost souls.  You do not get to trade cards, so what you open is what you have to choose from.  It is basically a very nostalgic game, paying homage to the original days of Redemption, and a really fun way to get rid of all the old packs no one wants anymore.

Garbage draft sounds similar to an event that was ran each year in later years by Steve Braun which he called Retro Sealed.  Each person got an A or B starter deck, and there choice of three packs that they could pick from Unlimited and Prophets, and then would compete like normal sealed deck.  (This happened after A and B had been sufficiently retired.
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: uthminister [BR] on May 17, 2018, 12:43:00 PM
I have fixed the issue causing you to only be able to choose one event. Thanks for your patience!
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: ReyZen on June 02, 2018, 10:48:04 PM
Phone/Gadget Charging POOL Wanted:
We request all who have multi-USB charging devices as well as other types of charging stations + power strips, to share theirs at the venue. We are planning to set up a charging central pool (cooperative). Simply leave your contraptions plugged in at the charging central each morning when you arrive at the tourney (for the whole day) and bring back 'home' with you. We truly appreciate your effort.
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: w00tw00t111 on June 04, 2018, 03:24:28 PM
Really thinking of me and my 2 older kids attending this year.  What is available for 9 and 11 year olds?  13 hr drive though... :-\
My son's 11 and there's probably 6 other kids here at Spring Creek that may be there in that age range so plenty of kiddoes :)
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: ReyZen on June 04, 2018, 06:22:59 PM
Really thinking of me and my 2 older kids attending this year.  What is available for 9 and 11 year olds?  13 hr drive though... :-\
My son's 11 and there's probably 6 other kids here at Spring Creek that may be there in that age range so plenty of kiddoes :)

There is a amazing category called Type A for kids younger than 13 years old. It's basically Type 1 2-Player. In order to qualify to play in the event, player must never have historically won an official tournament in any level (Local, District, State, Regional, National).

Travel mercies for everyone! It will be worth it! Peace and Blessings.
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: adevine on June 04, 2018, 07:23:42 PM
Really thinking of me and my 2 older kids attending this year.  What is available for 9 and 11 year olds?  13 hr drive though... :-\
My son's 11 and there's probably 6 other kids here at Spring Creek that may be there in that age range so plenty of kiddoes :)

Well that is good to know! :)  Probably won't be this year due to some other responsibilities.  But will start saving for next year, for sure.
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: bluefrog1288 on June 06, 2018, 10:51:33 PM
Hotel booked for Nats!
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: ReyZen on June 21, 2018, 08:41:39 PM
We will be using Top Cut as in Ohio complete with the viewing room and live commentary. I had considered doing a consolation bracket in which players could play a couple more games. We will be offering quite a few after hours and during breaks types of play so everyone will get all the Redemption they can handle for the weekend. With that being said, I am certainly open for y'all to share your thoughts.
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: Crashfach2002 on June 26, 2018, 10:56:08 AM
Phone/Gadget Charging POOL Wanted:
We request all who have multi-USB charging devices as well as other types of charging stations + power strips, to share theirs at the venue. We are planning to set up a charging central pool (cooperative). Simply leave your contraptions plugged in at the charging central each morning when you arrive at the tourney (for the whole day) and bring back 'home' with you. We truly appreciate your effort.

Roy, I have 2 - 6 Plug multi chargers I can bring to help you guys out!
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: ReyZen on June 27, 2018, 02:20:22 AM
Phone/Gadget Charging POOL Wanted:
We request all who have multi-USB charging devices as well as other types of charging stations + power strips, to share theirs at the venue. We are planning to set up a charging central pool (cooperative). Simply leave your contraptions plugged in at the charging central each morning when you arrive at the tourney (for the whole day) and bring back 'home' with you. We truly appreciate your effort.

Roy, I have 2 - 6 Plug multi chargers I can bring to help you guys out!

Wonderful!!! Thanks! I knew you will always be there for us brother! Travel mercies to your group especially if you are travelling by land. See y'all soon! Peace.
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: The Guardian on July 03, 2018, 02:42:48 PM
On the Cactus page it lists TEAMS as being $10 for the entry fee...is that $10 per team or per player?
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: ReyZen on July 03, 2018, 11:07:50 PM
On the Cactus page it lists TEAMS as being $10 for the entry fee...is that $10 per team or per player?

I am almost certain that it's $10 per team.  Just confirmed it by seeing on the Nats registration site that the individual gets charged $5 fee for teams. Let us await Travis' concurrence.

Thanks for the inquiry Justin.

Peace and Blessings.
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: The Guardian on July 03, 2018, 11:19:21 PM
That's what I thought and it matches the other open categories ($5 per player) but just didn't want anyone to be confused.
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: uthminister [BR] on July 04, 2018, 11:04:24 AM
Yep, that is $10 per team.
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: uthminister [BR] on July 18, 2018, 01:46:37 PM
It appears as though the interest level will not be enough to invest in shirts or playmats at this year's event. We will still be doing a playmat in the near future, but not in time or associated directly with the National tournament this year.
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: uthminister [BR] on July 18, 2018, 06:40:35 PM
WARNING: Triple Post

So after I made the previous announcement, several of you reached out to me directly and presented a few options for the playmat to be produced. I have submitted the order and will be receiving 32 playmats with 9 being reserved for the winners of each category (Nationals Evens only, not RNRS). That will give me 22 playmats for me to sell to the general public (if you are keeping track, yeah, I am keeping one for myself). They will be selling for $25 a piece at Nationals and will be featuring the artwork for the upcoming Seasonal Promo, Majestic Heavens.
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: Red Dragon Thorn on July 18, 2018, 06:53:36 PM
I will rip my teams victory playmat in half Solomon style!!
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: Gabe on July 18, 2018, 07:23:01 PM
I will rip my teams victory playmat in half Solomon style!!

Since you’ve already declared yourself the winner of teams I’d like to be your partner please.  ;D
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: Red Dragon Thorn on July 18, 2018, 08:52:22 PM
I will rip my teams victory playmat in half Solomon style!!

Since you’ve already declared yourself the winner of teams I’d like to be your partner please.  ;D

How to win teams in 5 easy steps:

1) Build Awesome decks
2) Find the best player in the room
3) Convince them to be your partner
4) ? ? ?
5) Profit.
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: ReyZen on July 18, 2018, 10:48:54 PM
I will rip my teams victory playmat in half Solomon style!!

Since you’ve already declared yourself the winner of teams I’d like to be your partner please.  ;D

Past Nats champs in any category are hereby banned from teaming up! New teams requirement for previous Nats champs: You may team up with no one higher than an official Type A player. Nuff said. >:(
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: Red Dragon Thorn on July 18, 2018, 10:58:04 PM
Dibs on Forest
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: ReyZen on July 23, 2018, 01:01:29 AM

With some recent tournament issues as precedents, we cannot stress enough the requirement for personal hygeine, with emphasis on BO prevention. Please make sure to read the Travel etc thread's OP that includes the reminder below:

SHOWERING/HYGIENE:
Showering and proper hygiene are a daily requirement for all participants for obvious reasons. For church crashers and campers, there is a free public shower facility CONVENIENTLY located at Spring Creek Park right across from the church. Please make every effort to plan a shower sked. We will also have a couple of shower tents outside the building for urgent use.


Thanks and Godbless.
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: Watchman on July 28, 2018, 08:13:00 PM
Is Booster being run concurrently with T1 MP?
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: The Guardian on July 28, 2018, 10:28:04 PM
Yes.
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: Crashfach2002 on July 30, 2018, 08:29:07 PM
Will there be coffee or at least a keurig machine for me to bring my own?
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: ReyZen on July 30, 2018, 11:42:35 PM
Will there be coffee or at least a keurig machine for me to bring my own?

There will be coffee but you can surely bring your Keurig aa well! We will supply the K-cups!
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: uthminister [BR] on July 31, 2018, 12:02:00 AM
TLG is excited to be the official vendor at Nationals this year. We will have a good inventory of supplies (sleeves, boxes, tokens, etc.) as well as all the Redemption product available.

There will also be plenty of FREE coffee on hand as well.
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: Jeremystair on July 31, 2018, 07:19:37 PM
Would it be possible to livestream Top Cut to YouTube for all of us players that won't be able to make it?
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: ReyZen on August 01, 2018, 01:30:15 AM
Would it be possible to livestream Top Cut to YouTube for all of us players that won't be able to make it?

Yes, we are going to try our best to successfully make that happen. You will know by the end of Wednesday if the setup is successful to enable live coverage of Top Cut. Prayers up!
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: Jeremystair on August 01, 2018, 06:22:25 AM
Cool thanks!
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: ReyZen on August 01, 2018, 11:07:40 AM
Cool thanks!

Here is the official streaming link! Spread the news!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCErGZEQZdTtvKRfIZtl4m0A (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCErGZEQZdTtvKRfIZtl4m0A)
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: ReyZen on August 01, 2018, 11:58:54 AM
The morning of the day before......
(https://s8.postimg.cc/ks7e7rs41/20180801_105256.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/ks7e7rs41/) (https://s8.postimg.cc/44fw5acs1/20180801_105306.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/44fw5acs1/) (https://s8.postimg.cc/rinvh64z5/20180801_105321.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/rinvh64z5/)
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: SiLeNcEd_MaTrIx on August 02, 2018, 09:06:28 AM
Looks like a really nice venue! I am jealous!
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: kariusvega on August 02, 2018, 11:01:17 AM
Here is the official streaming link! Spread the news!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCErGZEQZdTtvKRfIZtl4m0A (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCErGZEQZdTtvKRfIZtl4m0A)

Thank you playmats look cool! Which categories will be streamed and when? Assuming they will be saved afterwards
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: dermo4christ on August 02, 2018, 11:24:39 AM
The morning of the day before......
(https://s8.postimg.cc/ks7e7rs41/20180801_105256.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/ks7e7rs41/) (https://s8.postimg.cc/44fw5acs1/20180801_105306.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/44fw5acs1/) (https://s8.postimg.cc/rinvh64z5/20180801_105321.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/rinvh64z5/)

Man, I wish I was there!!! Good luck to all!!
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: ReyZen on August 04, 2018, 12:22:52 AM
A few pics for now. More pics to follow.

(https://s8.postimg.cc/6wb3vcor5/20180802_105801.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/6wb3vcor5/) (https://s8.postimg.cc/427yhx20h/20180802_182358.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/427yhx20h/) (https://s8.postimg.cc/t88worb0h/20180802_182400.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/t88worb0h/)

(https://s8.postimg.cc/4ezco3ckh/20180802_182403.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/4ezco3ckh/) (https://s8.postimg.cc/dmrl4s475/20180802_182410.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/dmrl4s475/)
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: Sadness on August 05, 2018, 12:58:03 PM
How many showed up and what states were represented  and by whom?
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: Noah on August 05, 2018, 03:14:02 PM
The official total attendance was 55.

The attendance for individual categories are listed here along with the winners from each category and the states they represented.

http://www.covenantgames.com/nationals/2018nationals.htm (http://www.covenantgames.com/nationals/2018nationals.htm)
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: ReyZen on August 14, 2018, 09:04:06 PM
Better late than never! Forgot to post this amazing classic soon as I took it --- Terry beat Al by 1 year to grab the honors for being the eldest active Redemption gamer. Kudos to you both Obiwans!
(https://s33.postimg.cc/r6p3b4jdr/20180802_105801.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/zc759a7mj/)

....AND...can y'all guess who the guy is in the background looking like Indiana Jones? ;D
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: ReyZen on August 14, 2018, 09:12:20 PM
(https://s33.postimg.cc/6nu767an3/20180718_174117.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/955ydgujf/)
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: kariusvega on August 15, 2018, 07:33:53 AM
The official total attendance was 55.

Everything's bigger in Texas
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: The Guardian on August 15, 2018, 10:47:03 AM
Nats attendance has traditionally been lower in areas that are not central. California in 2009 had 85, NY in 2013 had 75.

I also heard of some people/groups that had planned to attend and had to cancel at the last minute.

While it's great to have a huge turnout at Nationals, it's still possible to have a great tournament with a smaller turnout, which I believe is what happened this year.
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: ReyZen on August 15, 2018, 06:17:39 PM
The official total attendance was 55.

Everything's bigger in Texas

Yup, perhaps not the number of players at Nats 2018 but the hearts of ALL the players that attended.
Title: Re: 2018 Redemption National Tournament (August 2-4, 2018)
Post by: ReyZen on August 15, 2018, 06:21:54 PM
See Al B's collection of Nats 2018 pic memories! Click HERE! (http://s966.photobucket.com/user/renyzeny/slideshow/Nats2018a)