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|Posted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 5:36 pm GMT Post subject: DEXCON 17 Post-Convention Report on SFR Events
|DEXCON 17 was held at the Morristown Hyatt on July 2-6, 2014, in Morristown, New Jersey.
Below is a summary of the SFR sponsored events and results, including the 2014 US National Championship.
C0434: Dragon Diceâ„¢: Campaigns of Esfah – Joel Lytle and Michael Schuller won using a team of Dwarves and Scalders.
C0456: Dragon Diceâ„¢ Novice Tournament - Steve Gravenstede won this event. He also brought his Dragon Diceâ„¢ for the first time since 1997.
C0459: Daemon Diceâ„¢ Novice Tournament – Len Yacullo won this event.
C0489: The 2014 U.S. National Dragon Diceâ„¢ Championship: Single Race Intermediate Event – no attendees.
C0514: Dragon Diceâ„¢ Novice Tournament – Kevin Greaves won this event with a Frostwing army. Kevin is also a Dragon Diceâ„¢ player from 1995 who has just come back to rolling them on the tabletop again.
C0521: Daemon Diceâ„¢ Novice Tournament – Brian Pappas won this event.
C0586: The 2014 U.S. National Dragon Diceâ„¢ Championship: Intermediate Constructed Starter Event – Russ Lockwood won this event to qualify for the US National Championship event.
C0608: Dragon Diceâ„¢ Novice Tournament – Brian Pappas won this event with an Undead army.
C0639: Daemon Diceâ„¢ Novice Tournament – Eli Marerro won this event.
C0652: The 2014 U.S. National Dragon Diceâ„¢ Championship: Advanced Constructed Starter Event – Jared Schuller won this event to qualify for the US National n Dragon Diceâ„¢ Novice Tournament – Steve Gravenstede won this event.
C0667: Dragon Diceâ„¢ Novice Tournament - Kevin Greaves won this event.
C0696: Daemon Diceâ„¢ Novice Tournament – Martin Wienstraub won this event.
C0704: Dragon Diceâ„¢ Novice Tournament – no attendees.
C0705: Dragon Diceâ„¢: Campaigns of Esfah – Russ Lockwood and Adam Austin won with a team of Goblins and Lava Elves.
C0741: Daemon Diceâ„¢ Novice Tournament – no attendees.
C0791: The 2014 U.S. National Dragon Diceâ„¢ Championship: Sealed Box Intermediate Event – No attendees for the sealed-box event, but a pick-up “single-race” event was done in its place with 4 players. Steve Braun won this event with a Dwarven army to qualify for the US National Championship.
C0805: Dragon Diceâ„¢ Novice Tournament – John Valor won this event with an Amazon army.
C0837: Daemon Diceâ„¢ Novice Tournament – Jason Becker won this event.
C0850: The 2014 U.S. National Dragon Diceâ„¢ Championship: Battlefest! Advanced Event – no attendees.
C0872: Dragon Diceâ„¢ Novice Tournament – Matthew Androlowicz won this event with a Feral army.
C0913: Daemon Diceâ„¢ Novice Tournament – Mackenzie Schuler won this event.
C0935: The 2014 U.S. National Dragon Diceâ„¢ Championship – Steve Braun won this event with a Feral/Troll army.
C1030: Daemon Diceâ„¢ Novice Tournament – no attendees.
C1031: Dragon Diceâ„¢: Campaigns of Esfah – Steve Gravenstede won a 1-on-1 game with Dwarves.
DEXCON 17 (2014) US National Dragon Diceâ„¢ Championship
The match to decide who would be the 2014 US National Champion would come down to two veteran players. Steve Braun is a long-time Dragon Diceâ„¢ player from the 1990’s and for this match, he brought a Feral army that included 2 Trolls. Jared Schuller is a former Dragon Diceâ„¢ US National Champion and for the championship match, he brought a polyglot army with a core of 3 Echanters.
Jared won the Initiative roll and elected to go first. The terrains came up “3” at Jared’s Home (Coastland Standing Stones), “1” at the Frontier (Flatland Temple), and “5” at Steve’s Home (Flatland Standing Stones). Steve feared that his Home army of mostly magicians would be cut down in melee, but only modest losses were suffered, which were recovered by the Troll’s Regenerate in the following turn. Nonetheless, Steve withdrew to Reserve. After a couple of turns of positioning and posturing, the two armies settled in with Jared’s entire army capturing the Flatlands Standing Stones, while Steve’s entire force rallied at the Flatland Temple (still at “1”). Several turns went by in a desperate magic duel with Jared using Dragons against Steve, while Steve used Lightning Strikes against Jared’s magicians. Dragons appeared to be Jared’s best strategy, as he often generated magic from multiple color sources (but he definitely wished he had a second Fireshadow to help his other Fireshadow generate enough red magic to cast Dancing Lights). Steve survived several turns of Dragon attacks, eventually eliminating them all and recovering the few losses he did suffer. Jared managed to save against most of the Lightning Strikes, and recovered the first few losses with the help of his Troll, but as Steve continued the Lightning Strikes, Jared started to take losses that were not recovered – one Enchanter at a time. After the three Enchanters were in the Graveyard, Steve switched to massing all 4 dragons after rolling 33 points in magic. Jared took some modest losses after the first attack, but did not eliminate all the dragons. Steve massed 4 dragons again, and Jared’s Unicorn and Dragonlord continued to fail to dispel or tame any of the dragons. The second Dragon Attack was telling, with a breath result from a blue/gold hybrid. Jared was forced to flee to Reserve with about half of his army, but Steve hounded Jared’s army with more Lightning Strikes, which prompted Jared to come to the Frontier to force it off position “1”. It was too little too late at that point, but Jared went down fighting.
DEXCON 17 awards trophies to all the championship events at their conventions, so Steve has a nice new shiny trophy, plus a promotional die and a customized set of Dwarven army cards for this achievement. Congratulations Steve!
Steve Braun’s US National Championship Army (Constructed Format) – Feral & Trolls
2 x Buffalo-folk
1 x Tiger-folk
3 x Wolverine-folk
2 x Badger-folk
2 x Weasel-folk
1 x Lynx-folk
3 x Antelope-folk
2 x Trolls (Goblin)
1 x Flatlands City
1 x Flatlands Temple
1 x Blue/gold Drake
1 x Blue/gold Wyrm
1 x Blue Dragonspy
1 x Gold Dragonsentry
1 x Blue Dragonsentry
1 x Blue Dragontroop
1 x Gold Dragontroop
1 x Blue Dragonscout
1 x Gold Dragonscout
1 x Blue Dragonfoal
1 x Coastland Woods minor terrain
1 x Flatland Woods minor terrain
1 x Highland Woods minor terrain
1 x Swampland Woods minor terrain
Jared Schuller’s Runner-up Army (Constructed Format) – The “Rainbow Coalition”
1 x Dragonlord (Eldarim)
1 x Fireshadow (Fire-walker)
1 x Unicorn (Treefolk)
1 x Swamp Giant (Swampstalker)
1 x Troll (Goblin)
1 x Leopard Rider (Goblin)
3 x Enchanter (Coral Elves)
1 x Gold Medallion
1 x Coastland Standing Stones
1 x Swampland Temple
1 x Ivory Drake
1 x Ivory Wyrm
1 x Blue Dragonkin Champion
1 x Green Dragonchamp
1 x Blue Dragonhero
1 x Gold Dragonsentry
1 x Green Dragontroop
No minor terrains
US National Champion (DEXCON 2007, 2009, 2010)
World Champion (GENCON 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014)
Battlefest Champion: DEXCON 2008, 2011, GENCON 2009, 2010 (co-champion), 2011, 2017)
"No Magicians": GENCON 2008
"Single Race": DEXCON 2008, GENCON 2010, 2011, 2014 (co-champion), 2017
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