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2020 National Tournament (Finksburg MD)
« on: July 16, 2020, 04:19:32 PM »
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Location
The DiMaggio Residence
1954 Old Westminster Pike,
Finksburg MD 21048

Blessings Summary:
A. Rent beds & mattressed cots Wed-Sat night. Contact Ginger DiMaggio for pricing & to reserve at DiMaggioCrew@yahoo.com. Bring own toiletries. Pack & depart by 9:30am on Sunday morning.
B. Free basement hall lodging Wed-Sat nigh. Bring own beddings, towels & toiletries. Free to camp out with tents in the DiMaggio backyard. Pack & depart by 9:30am on Sunday morning.
C. 2 Showers available in gaming hall level (we ask that everyone shower daily especially those staying at the DiMaggio's)
D. All are welcome to join the church service at the church that the DiMaggio's own.

Dates and Schedule
August 13th-15th (same as previously planned)
Host: Josiah Beers and Ginger Dimaggio

Thursday
LoC Booster (2P) (40.00)
T1 Multi (10.00)
T2 Multi (10.00)

Friday

Type A (10.00)
T1 - 2P (10.00)
T2 - 2P (10.00)
Sealed (3 LoC Super Boosters only) (20.00)

Saturday
Teams (10.00 per player)
(LoC only) T1-2P (10.00)

Start Times / Deck Lists
Deck Check Opens at 8am and will close promptly at 8:45am
Play Begins at 9am
All Categories will be (Min + 1)
Top Cut will be used for T1-2P
Printable Deck List Forms:
http://landofredemption.com/?page_id=6723

Costs
Booster and Sealed are full price, any open category after that is 1/2 price

Tourney Parking
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jqdXacugMFD8JKKtqFI2V8AXZS4v_9ri/view?usp=drivesdk

Airport
Baltimore/Washington International (BWI) Thurgood Marshall Airport
Baltimore, MD 21240
https://maps.app.goo.gl/T38o1zQHj831nJCq7

Hotels
A. Best Western
451 WMC Dr, Westminster, MD 21158
B. Days Inn
25 S Cranberry Rd, Westminster, MD 21157
Boston Inn
C. Boston Inn
533 Baltimore Blvd, Westminster, MD 21157

Why the change?
PA Gov. Tom Wolf has begun closing PA back down and we are not allowed to have a gathering exceeding 25 people in PA.

Several options have been considered - everything from canceling, postponing and limiting the field to just 25 people.  In the end this gives us the most normalcy in this weird circumstance. 

If you purchased airline tickets to BWI, Finksburg MD is even closer to BWI airport than Hanover.  Your flight itinerary to BWI will work perfectly.

I know this is not the ideal situation, however God is making a way where there seemed to be no way! 

Blessings,
Josiah Beers

DiMaggio Family Messages & Special Requests
1. Ginger's Welcome, Paid Lodging, Policies:
CLICK HERE!
2. Meal Plans, Free Lodging, Airport Shuttle, Recreation:
CLICK HERE!
3. No one is to go into any other areas of their home besides the basement areas, the deck and pool area - unless specifically invited by a family member.
4. Please ensure you practice social distancing as best as possible (Masks are not required in their home).

***Josiah's special request***
I would encourage the use of masks in the hangout area and when moving about, I will not be policing this all weekend though.

Be extremely courteous and thankful for this incredible offer of hospitality from the DiMaggio family.  Treat their home with respect, clean up after yourself, maintain Christlike integrity at all times in their home.

Pray for the DiMaggio family and ask God to bless their hospitality and willingness to bail us out of pinch!
« Last Edit: July 28, 2020, 09:17:29 PM by ReyZen »
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Re: 2020 Nationals Moved to Finksburg Maryland!!!
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2020, 11:09:57 PM »
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WELCOME TO ALL!!  We have been out of the Redemption community for tooooo long.  We used to host monthly locals and even held States (with much help from Roy!!) at our church.  My son, Jadon, and I were already planning to come to Nats this year.  We just could not pass up the chance to see some old friends since the tournament was so close to home (even closer now lol).  As we were talking about the upcoming tournament, I mentioned that I would really like to get back into playing, pull together a play group and start hosting locals again, this time at our house instead of at church. (Our gaming space at church is no longer available and the house is set up way better anyway.)  Jadon said he had been wanting to start back for some time now also.  I thought perhaps at Nats God would guide us to finding some support to get started again. - - - Yea, I guess He didn’t want us to wait that long.  (Josiah Beers has already been a great encouragement.  I look forward to relearning Redemption with the help of his play group.)   Funny how sometimes God speaks quietly and other times He is much more blunt.  When Roy asked me if our church could be used for Nats, I knew our home was much better suited.  I also knew without a doubt God was leading us to open our home for the Redemption community (He had already been pulling on my heart and the heart of my son.)  Everything we have belongs to the Lord and we are to be good stewards of it.  Several years ago we felt God calling us to a “season of hospitality”. (All of us are to be hospitable, but this was to be a life focus/ministry for us) Romans 12:13 says “Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.” (also 1 Tim 5:10, Heb 13:2,  3 Jn 1:8 and 1 Pet 4:9) We built our home to serve that ministry.  Our house has been home to Bible study, Fellowship nights, and too many church/youth functions to count, including 4 months of church services when our church flooded.  Now it is time for Redemption to have a home here for as long as God would lead.  I NEVER THOUGHT He would kick it off with NATS though!   It is TRULY our joy and honor to welcome all of you to our home.  I am humbled as I see God’s leading unfold.  I am SOOOO THANKFUL to serve a God who has everything in HIS hands.  (And gives us a shove, every now and then, when we need it because we are moving too slow!)  I look forward to seeing you all.

Feel free to contact me with Venue, Meal or Lodging questions. dimaggiocrew@yahoo.com  I will get back to you as soon as I can.  Please be patient with me though, I am finishing up an apartment over my garage to house a friend in need moving in August 1.  I will only be able to check emails in the evening and may not be able to get on every evening.

I plan to have a meal schedule and cost by the end of next week so people can plan. 

God Bless,
Mrs. Ginger DiMaggio
(aka RedemptionMom)
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Re: 2020 Nationals Moved to Finksburg Maryland!!!
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2020, 06:56:25 PM »
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WELCOME TO ALL!!  We have been out of the Redemption community for tooooo long.  We used to host monthly locals and even held States (with much help from Roy!!) at our church.  My son, Jadon, and I were already planning to come to Nats this year.  We just could not pass up the chance to see some old friends since the tournament was so close to home (even closer now lol).  As we were talking about the upcoming tournament, I mentioned that I would really like to get back into playing, pull together a play group and start hosting locals again, this time at our house instead of at church. (Our gaming space at church is no longer available and the house is set up way better anyway.)  Jadon said he had been wanting to start back for some time now also.  I thought perhaps at Nats God would guide us to finding some support to get started again. - - - Yea, I guess He didn’t want us to wait that long.  (Josiah Beers has already been a great encouragement.  I look forward to relearning Redemption with the help of his play group.)   Funny how sometimes God speaks quietly and other times He is much more blunt.  When Roy asked me if our church could be used for Nats, I knew our home was much better suited.  I also knew without a doubt God was leading us to open our home for the Redemption community (He had already been pulling on my heart and the heart of my son.)  Everything we have belongs to the Lord and we are to be good stewards of it.  Several years ago we felt God calling us to a “season of hospitality”. (All of us are to be hospitable, but this was to be a life focus/ministry for us) Romans 12:13 says “Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.” (also 1 Tim 5:10, Heb 13:2,  3 Jn 1:8 and 1 Pet 4:9) We built our home to serve that ministry.  Our house has been home to Bible study, Fellowship nights, and too many church/youth functions to count, including 4 months of church services when our church flooded.  Now it is time for Redemption to have a home here for as long as God would lead.  I NEVER THOUGHT He would kick it off with NATS though!   It is TRULY our joy and honor to welcome all of you to our home.  I am humbled as I see God’s leading unfold.  I am SOOOO THANKFUL to serve a God who has everything in HIS hands.  (And gives us a shove, every now and then, when we need it because we are moving too slow!)  I look forward to seeing you all.

Feel free to contact me with Venue, Meal or Lodging questions. dimaggiocrew@yahoo.com  I will get back to you as soon as I can.  Please be patient with me though, I am finishing up an apartment over my garage to house a friend in need moving in August 1.  I will only be able to check emails in the evening and may not be able to get on every evening.

I plan to have a meal schedule and cost by the end of next week so people can plan. 

God Bless,
Mrs. Ginger DiMaggio
(aka RedemptionMom)


Thank you so much for opening your house up to us, Ginger!  We truly appreciate it and are excited to attend!
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Re: 2020 Nationals Moved to Finksburg Maryland!!!
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2020, 06:31:31 PM »
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Let us all support Josiah's advice and wear masks in the hangout areas and when moving about. I personally urge all to strictly wear masks in the tournament hall. Josiah already mentioned in the PA thread to make sure we we wipe/sanitize our tourney table areas after each round. Bring your own sanitizing materials please. Thanks and Godbless.
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Re: 2020 Nationals Moved to Finksburg Maryland!!!
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2020, 11:13:32 PM »
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Hello everyone, More info.

MEAL INFO:
Meals are $4.00 each OR $25. for a meal plan that includes all 8 meals and snacks.  ALSO Everyone who purchases the meal plan will receive a Nats exclusive souvenir stadium cup!  This cup is your “meal ticket”. 

Planned Meal Menus are as follows: (“or” indicates we plan to offer a choice)
All meals include drink: Breakfast - OJ or milk or coffee or water
    Lunch & Dinner - tea or lemonade or water

August 13
• Breakfast – Eggs, sausage or ham, Biscuit or toast & hash browns - OR - Alternate
• Lunch – Ham or Turkey sandwich, chips, pickle
• Dinner –Italian lasagna or chicken alfredo lasagna, Italian bread, & Dessert

August 14
• Breakfast – Sausage Gravy over biscuits or toast - OR - Alternate
• Lunch – Hot dogs and Mac & Cheese
• Dinner – Papa John’s Pizza - (2 slices included Extras $1.50 each) dessert

August 15
• Breakfast – 3 Pancakes, Fruit topping or syrup,  breakfast meat - OR - Alternate
• Lunch – Meatballs - Italian on roll or Swedish over rice & dessert

Alternate Breakfast available each day.
Pick up to 3 - yogurt, Fresh fruit, cold cereal, bagel w/cream cheese 

I will need NAMES of each person and SPECIFIC MEALS you plan have or if you are purchasing the “Meal Plan”.  Contact me at dimaggiocrew@yahoo.com to inform me of your intent.  Roy will be helping me set up online payment option soon.  We will keep you posted on that.

LODGING:
We have space in the Gaming/Rec Hall for those who need it.  We also have plenty of space out back (6 Acres) for camping for those who want privacy.  Bring your own tent and/or sleeping gear.  There are 2 sofas and a loveseat in the Rec area that are available for sleeping.   LET ME KNOW AHEAD OF TIME if you do not own a sleeping bag. We have a few to loan if needed.   There are 2 showers.  We also have a pool. BRING TOWELS.   If you plan to swim please bring a MODEST bathing suit.  NO bikinis or Speedos.  If you do not own a modest bathing suit, please bring a t-shirt to swim in as a cover up.  There is a pool table, ping pong, air hockey and other game tables participants are welcome to use during down time.  There will be an announced “cut off time” for game tables so everyone can sleep. Contact me at dimaggiocrew@yahoo.com to inform me if you plan to lodge at the DiMaggio Home.

SHUTTLE:
Those flying into BWI please notify me to coordinate rides to and from BWI.  I own a 15 passenger van and can help shuttle for arrival and departure.

Please feel free to contact me with meal, lodging or venue questions.  PLEASE put “REDEMPTION” in the memo line to help me find your email among the 4000+ others.  Remember though it may take me time to get back to you.  I am trying to work on my responsibilities as venue host in the evenings as much as possible.  I have a renter moving into a yet unfinished apartment Aug. 1st and I am super busy until then finishing up for him.  PRAY FOR ME to get it all done in time! : ) 

God Bless,
Ginger
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Re: 2020 Nationals Moved to Finksburg Maryland!!!
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2020, 09:13:19 PM »
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 I have caught up on replies.  If you sent me a message and did not get a reply I did not see it,  PLEASE message me again .  It GREATLY helps to have "Redemption" as at least part of your memo line so I can search "Redemption" and find all emails at once and not have to sort through tons of junk mail.   ;)




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Re: 2020 National Tournament (Finksburg MD)
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2020, 11:44:08 PM »
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Nats2020 Safety Essentials Checklist (pls save in your calendar reminders)
A. Face covering (must cover nose & mouth at the same time; must be worn at all times when in gatherings esp game rounds)
B. Hand Sanitizer (pocket or full sized must be carried at all times) - use before and after each game.
C. Sanitizing wipes or spray kits (wipe down areas after use esp. Tournament seats, tables, hangout spots)
D. Daily showers (quick but thorough)
E. Social Distancing at all times where and when possible.
F. Wash hands often.
G. Drink lots of fluids & take daily vitamins ie. C.

*** We urge all to fulfill these easy requests (and perhaps overdoings) so that a couple of weeks after Nats we would, Godwilling, declare to the world that we did our best....and are all safe! ***
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« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2020, 04:36:33 PM »
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BOOSTER AND SEALED ANNOUNCEMENT!!!

We are pleased to finally announce the official plan for Booster and Sealed.

Booster will cost $40.00 dollars and will include 8 super booster packs of Lineage of Christ per person.
  • Players will each receive 1/3 of a Booster Box - statistically speaking each person should average pulling 1 Ultra Rare which covers the cost of the Booster in Value straight up!
  • Players who play Booster can play in LoC Only Constructed on Saturday for free!
  • This Booster has a retail value of $64.00 meaning your getting 80 new cards at $24.00 less then retail
  • Booster being on Thursday allows for people to trade cards and build a deck for LoC constructed!
  • You will be allowed to use Meek Lost Souls from any previous set regardless of Testament or Art
  • Sleeves are required per usual

Sealed will cost $20.00 and include either the I or J starter deck and 3 Super Booster Packs of Lineage of Christ per player.
  • Players who play in Sealed can play in LoC Only Constructed on Saturday for free!
  • Sealed is a great category for new players to begin to learn the game and get a grasp of the mechanics!
  • Sleeves are required per usual

***Disclaimer - if we get ridiculous numbers of players for booster we may have to reduce the pack numbers, we would also reimburse players at the cost of $5.00 per pack reduction.  We would need to see an excess of 40 people playing booster to even need to consider this issue, I just don't want anyone to be caught off guard if this happens.
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« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2020, 04:50:52 PM »
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Thanks Josiah, that's awesome!
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« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2020, 12:19:42 PM »
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Wow, thanks thats awesome

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« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2020, 01:02:07 PM »
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Don't forget you need a deck list for all of your decks.  If you want to write them up before you arrive please visit http://landofredemption.com/?page_id=6723 to get the downloads!
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« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2020, 02:57:02 PM »
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Thank you Chris!!! +1 +1 +1
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« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2020, 06:47:08 PM »
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How do deck lists work for booster?  Do we just come with a blank list and then fill it in?
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« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2020, 07:25:16 PM »
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I'm pretty sure we don't require decklists for sealed and booster.

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« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2020, 08:31:51 PM »
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I'm pretty sure we don't require decklists for sealed and booster.

These are the two exceptions.  All other categories do require one as you build it yourself before you play.

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« Reply #15 on: July 29, 2020, 07:12:12 AM »
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For Booster, does drafting start at 8am or 9am?
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« Reply #16 on: July 29, 2020, 08:37:01 AM »
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For Booster, does drafting start at 8am or 9am?

Drafting will start at 9
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« Reply #17 on: July 29, 2020, 09:00:49 AM »
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For Booster, does drafting start at 8am or 9am?

Drafting will start at 9
Should we plan to arrive around 8 or is 8:30 ok?
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« Reply #18 on: July 29, 2020, 10:47:35 AM »
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For Booster, does drafting start at 8am or 9am?

Drafting will start at 9
Should we plan to arrive around 8 or is 8:30 ok?

8 is when check ins will begin. Anyone not checked in by 8:45 will not be playing. 8 or 8:30 is up to you but don’t be late at the 8:30 time.
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« Reply #19 on: August 02, 2020, 09:49:06 PM »
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So far I have the following info.  If your name is missing or the info is incorrect, or you plan to attend but have not made contact yet, please contact me at dimaggiocrew@yahoo.com and please put “Redemption” as part of the subject line.

**For Lodging at the DiMaggio Home AND full Meal Plan:
Robin Dermo
George Celotto
Raymond Celotto
Charlie Loria
Chris Fachman
Nic Marshall
Luke Marshall
Mack Marshall
Clint Marshall
Zain Zeigler
Patrick Chaverri
Marcus Parker
Roy Cruz
Joe Schaefer
Adam Alvarez
Derrick Palumbo
Cayden Johnson
Seth Morlan

**Meal plan only (no lodging)

Josiah Beers

**Lunch only Aug. 13-15
Jonathan Steckmann
Ron Sias
Tyler Stevens

**MISC Meals
Landon Horton Lunch and Dinner Fri 8/14
Robert Smith Breakfast, Lunch and ?Dinner? Fri 8/14
Emmanuel Echavarria ? meals ? (I need to hear from you please)

**BWI Transport

Jonathan Steckmann
Marcus Parker
Seth Morlan (I need your flight info please)

God Bless,
Ginger
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