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Thanks to Cactus Game Design and the Redemption Leadership Team, I’m delighted to announce that Redemption Nationals will be back in North Liberty, Iowa on July 28-30, 2022! Expect highly competitive rotation format games, eye popping promos, face to face meet ups with Redemption leaders and the game’s creator, plus classic side events and lucrative prizes!

The Facilities
Grace Community Church
2707 Dubuque ST NE
North Liberty, IA 52317
319-626-2040 (main office – ask for Gabe)
www.graceb3.org

Summary: Located about 4 miles from I-80 or I-380, the Grace Community Church building has a full size gym, a large kitchen, small shower facilities, and plenty of space to spread out and enjoy yourself for the weekend. During the daytime we are sharing some areas of the facility summer camps that use the church.

Overnight Accommodations
There are many hotels in the area that you’re welcome to explore. Grace Community Church is generously allowing people to spend the night at the church. There’s plenty of floor space if you bring a sleeping bag and a pillow. Unfortunately we cannot offer private rooms. Overnight guests at the church will need to clean up their sleeping gear each morning due to space we are sharing with the summer camps during the day. If you plan to stay at the church, please make sure you indicate that by pre-registering with us!

Travel Options
The Eastern Iowa Airport is our closest hub. It’s located 20 minutes from the church. *Rides are available for people flying into this location.
The Quad Cities Airport is located about an hour away from the church. *Rides are available on a limited basis from this location.
The Des Moines Airport is located a couple hours from the church, however we do have players coming from the area. If coordinated well in advance a ride can be arranged.
The closest Amtrack station is in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, about an hour away from the church. *Rides are available on a limited basis from this location.
The closest Greyhound bus depot is about 20 minutes from the church. *Rides are available for people arriving at this location.

Meals
Lunch will be provided at the church on the days of the events for a reasonable cost. More specific information will be available on site. Snacks and beverages will be available to purchase on site also. A list and rough map of nearby places to eat will be available at the church as well.

Events Fees (All events follow the rotation format)

Open Deck categories (Type-1, Type-2, Teams, Type-A): $10 each

Sealed Deck will use “Israel’s Deliverance” (K & L decks) plus 2 card boxes: $20*

Booster Draft will use 5 Gospel of Christ super packs (phase 1 & 2 combined): $30*

*You keep all cards in the Closed Deck categories.

Please note: We are not set up to take credit cards. Registration will be cash only.

The schedule is as follows (includes a small break between all rounds):

Thursday, July 28th – Doors and check-in open at 8 A.M. Play begins at 9 A.M.

Booster Draft (5 GoC super packs)
Type 2 – 2-Player
We will hold the awards ceremony around 6 P.M.

Friday, July 29th – Doors and check-in open at 8 A.M. Play begins at 9 A.M.

Type 1 – 2-Player (Swiss format)
Type A – 2-Player (Provided we have 6 or more players meeting Type A requirements)
We will hold the awards ceremony around 6 P.M.

Saturday, July 30th – Doors and check-in open at 8 A.M. Play begins at 9 A.M.

Sealed Deck (K or L deck plus 2 card boxes)
Type 1 Teams
We will hold the awards ceremony around 5 P.M.

Rounds played per category will be determined by the number of players registered in each category.


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Re: National Tournament 2022 in Iowa – Gaming, Fellowship And Friends!
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2022, 11:24:46 PM »
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Special Happenings at Nationals 2022

Now that we have those details out of the way, let’s talk about some of the exciting things happening at Nationals 2022! First off, each day at the completion of any of the official categories, each player will receive a participation promo! Please check out our announcement on Land of Redemption to see card images.

The Gospel of Christ phase 2 is set to release at Nationals! These cards have been sent to print and are on schedule to be used for the booster draft event! Gospel of Christ phase 2 will feature angels, empty tomb Heroes, nativity Heroes, thieves, Herods and orange demons. Cactus Game Design will be selling these exclusively at Nationals. They will become available to the public a few weeks after Nationals.

We have an amazing line up of borderless, alternate art winner promos coming to Nationals 2022!!! Prizes for the top 3 places will be made up of 3 cards amazing alternate art cards: Treacherous Land, King of Tyrus and a Lost Soul that you get to help us choose! Cast your vote for “Awake”, “Escape”, “Exiles”, “Humble” or “Prosperity”! ***EDIT*** Voting has concluded and "Humble" is our victor!

It takes a lot of people and many hours of labor to pull off a successful Nationals! As such Cactus Game Design is generously allowing us to give out a sharp looking alternate art Music Leader promo to Nationals workers!

Side Events
All of that is really exciting! But the most exciting part might be the side events!!!

With the change in official formats this year, maybe you’re one of those players that misses using your classic cards. Maybe it’s for nostalgia reasons or maybe it’s because that’s the bulk of your collection. Whatever the reason, we have an amazing line up of side events scheduled for you! Plus, an exclusive side event promo that you can only obtain from these side events!

Players will be able to sign up for any of the side events listed below. There will be a small registration fee to enter each side event. As soon as any side event reaches 8 people it will begin. Events will use the minimum number of Swiss rounds required to determine a winner (3 for 2-player categories and 2 for multi-player categories). Each side event category can be run multiple times provided there are at least 8 players interested! Winners will receive the exclusive side event promo, but can only receive one promo from each category.

Type 1 – 2 Player Classic
Type 1 – MP Classic
Type 1 Teams – Classic
Type 1 – LoC Constructed
Type 2 – 2 Player Classic
Type 2 – MP Classic

In addition to the categories above, we may also include these side event categories if there is interest:

Type 1 – Gospel of Christ Constructed
Type 1 – “Block” Constructed (includes FoM, PoC, LoC and GoC)
Type half
Type NW

I know what you’re thinking… what is this exclusive side event promo you keep mentioning?! Once again, we need your help deciding! We have far too many really cool options of borderless, alternate art promos to choose from! The Redemption Elders narrowed it down to 3 cards and will let the community vote to select which one we use! Cast your vote again, this time for either Foreign Wives, Jonah or Storehouse![/s] ***EDIT*** Voting has concluded and Foreign Wives is our winner!

Sealed Deck

Israel's Deliverance (starter decks K&L) will be used for the sealed deck event at Nationals this year! These will be a National Tournament exclusive release! These starter decks will not be available to the public for at least a few months after Nationals! Check out the announcement on Land of Redemption to see some card images!

Let us know that you’re coming! Please take a minute to pre-register for the 2022 Redemption National tournament by clicking the button below.

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Re: National Tournament 2022 in Iowa – Gaming, Fellowship And Friends!
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2022, 10:45:35 AM »
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Be sure to check out the Nationals 2022 page on Land of Redemption for some important updates!
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Re: National Tournament 2022 in Iowa – Gaming, Fellowship And Friends!
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2022, 10:20:45 AM »
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There have been more updates added to the National Tournament information page! Important details about the cost of closed deck events, product availability and additional exciting extras that you won't want to miss!
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Re: National Tournament 2022 in Iowa – Gaming, Fellowship And Friends!
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2022, 05:46:12 PM »
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There are a few more updates to what is happening at Nationals!

With gas prices on the rise, we know that it's no small things for you to join us at Redemption Nationals this July. While we can't do anything about gas prices, we do want to do everything we can to ensure you have a good time and it's worth your investment to join us!

Everyone who pre-registers by Friday, July 15th will receive a free entry into their first side event (excluding Iron Man) at Nationals! Additionally, your name will be entered into a drawing for a free box of Gospel of Christ phase 2 (sponsored by Covenant Games) when it is officially released! You must pre-register by July 15th and participate in at least one category at Nationals to be eligible to win.

Your Turn Games new owner, Andy Fish, has announced the prizes for the Contender Deck Iron Man side event! Your Turn Games gift cards will be given to the top 3 places!
1st place $125
2nd place $75
3rd place $50

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Re: National Tournament 2022 in Iowa – Gaming, Fellowship And Friends!
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2022, 01:43:03 PM »
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Redemption Nationals is just over a week away! I can't wait to see many of you in Iowa soon!

Here's a little something you might see if you draft GoC super packs with us on Thursday.

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Re: National Tournament 2022 in Iowa – Gaming, Fellowship And Friends!
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2022, 03:49:34 PM »
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The church will be open at 8:30 PM this evening for people to arrive, register, hang out and play in side events. I will not be there this afternoon and our Youth Group has the church until shortly after 8PM.
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Re: National Tournament 2022 in Iowa – Gaming, Fellowship And Friends!
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2022, 09:35:14 AM »
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Redemption community, thank you to everyone who took the time to come to Nationals! It was so great to see many of you again and to meet many others for the first time!!! Meeting friends in person that I have only previously spoken to online is always one of the biggest highlights of my Nationals experience. This year had quite a few firsts which made it extra special to me.

I'd like to give a HUGE shout out to the leadership team of elders and REP volunteers who ran the event. They did an amazing job keeping things running smoothly and answering questions which freed me up to focus primarily on hosting duties. Thank you for your hard work and service to the Redemption community!

Redemption players, thank you for being a kind, courteous and respectful group of people! Your care of the church facilities was outstanding. Those that spent the night at the church left the sleep over rooms immaculate. Grace Community will gladly welcome you all back again when we host another Nationals some time in the future.

A special thanks to the many players who jumped in to help tear down tables. Your desire to serve without being prompted is a huge blessing! It cut back on the work needed to get the church ready for Sunday morning and helped get our people home at a decent hour on Saturday night.

I enjoyed many edifying, spiritually uplifting conversations with both new and old friends alike. I love that our community can come together with our background of different worship styles and denominations, bonded together through our love for Christ. At the end of the weekend my body was weary, my mind was tired but my cup was full and my heart overflowing!
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Re: National Tournament 2022 in Iowa – Gaming, Fellowship And Friends!
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2022, 11:21:48 AM »
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Redemption community, thank you to everyone who took the time to come to Nationals! It was so great to see many of you again and to meet many others for the first time!!! Meeting friends in person that I have only previously spoken to online is always one of the biggest highlights of my Nationals experience. This year had quite a few firsts which made it extra special to me.

I'd like to give a HUGE shout out to the leadership team of elders and REP volunteers who ran the event. They did an amazing job keeping things running smoothly and answering questions which freed me up to focus primarily on hosting duties. Thank you for your hard work and service to the Redemption community!

Redemption players, thank you for being a kind, courteous and respectful group of people! Your care of the church facilities was outstanding. Those that spent the night at the church left the sleep over rooms immaculate. Grace Community will gladly welcome you all back again when we host another Nationals some time in the future.

A special thanks to the many players who jumped in to help tear down tables. Your desire to serve without being prompted is a huge blessing! It cut back on the work needed to get the church ready for Sunday morning and helped get our people home at a decent hour on Saturday night.

I enjoyed many edifying, spiritually uplifting conversations with both new and old friends alike. I love that our community can come together with our background of different worship styles and denominations, bonded together through our love for Christ. At the end of the weekend my body was weary, my mind was tired but my cup was full and my heart overflowing!

Gabe, it was definitely a pleasure to see you again! The drive was looooooooong but was totally worth it! Blessings friend!