Critical Hit - SoCal Tournament


#1

Sign-ups are online for my annual December tournament - Critical Hit. This is a modified 3-strikes format tournament held at my home in Fontana, CA. 3-player groups are assigned randomly via draw and order/game choice is chosen via the roll of a D20. The player with the highest roll gets first choice of game/position. The player with the second highest roll gets second choice, and so on. If a player rolls a CRITICAL HIT [20], they get both game AND position choice.

$20 entry fee OR free if you roll a CRITICAL HIT at registration.

Each year there’s a twist. Last year there were loads of bounties [and I may still add bounties against the host :stuck_out_tongue:]. This year there’s a two hour period prior to the tournament for players to earn spells they can cast at the beginning of each round. Think of it as a qualification period. Selected so far for use are:

Bane - Fill your opponents with fear and doubt. +1 ball added at end of game for you alone.
Chaos - Change a different group’s selected game. Such madness.
Confusion - Change your group’s selected game regardless of roll.
Forbiddance - aka Nope. Remove a player from your group. Removed player will be randomly placed into a different group.
Globe of Invulnerability - No one can touch you. Incapable of receiving a strike for the round.
Phase Door - You create a passage accessible only by you into the next round [Skip this round].
Resurrection - Rise from the fallen to smite your opponents. +1 strike added
Shatter - Nullify a single spell cast by a player in your group.
Teleport - Run away!!! Randomly swap places with a random player from a different, random group.

Trophies are still a work in progress. Last year’s can be seen here.

http://www.neverdrains.com/criticalhit to register!


Official Critical Hit Thread
#2

This. Sounds. Awesome. Wish I could go.


#3

sounds super fun - wish I could make it!


#4

nerdy and awesome!


#5

LARPin’. Too much?


#6

I’ll be honest…just a wannabe RPG’r. Hell, the first time I ran this I was hunting for a D20 in local stores and couldn’t find any. Now I have loads of these for the tournament and give a few out each year.

I’ve never played D&D or LARP (had to google that :laughing:) in my life :astonished:


#7

Argh, I’ll be out of town. Looks awesome. Great ideas.


#8

Trophies are ready! And yes, I stole this idea from @GarrettHays


#9

Looking good! You’ll be upgrading to the bigger swords for 2016 just wait. lol


#10

A few of the spell cards being used:

These will be actual cards, assuming they arrive on time from China [eek!]. 54 cards total in the deck. Any cards not earned during the 2-hour period will be auctioned off for players to win, minimum bid of $5 each, with all proceeds going to POP :slight_smile:


#11

Man this tournament sounds fun as hell. Good luck with it!


#12

Cards!

Also, might try to stream some of this Saturday for anyone interested. Won’t be able to cover all the games due to my home’s layout, maybe half.

Stealth edit: No stream, not enough time to setup, life got in the way.


#13

And I thought it couldn’t get better than last year. :smile: