What are Card Games?

Card games are a game involving two or more people which involves the use of cards.

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In this game you might be a wizard summoning elemental forces to try crush a rival wizard. Corporations and hackers competing to make money, be the commander of a group of super soldiers or alien militia competing over planets in a war torn universe.

The rules and how you win can be as diverse as the worlds and settings of each of the games.

All this in a deck of 40-60 cards that can fit in your pocket.

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Before when we talked of Card Games we meant Magic the Gathering or Yu Gi Oh, the classic collectible card game. Some people not only played the game but collected the cards similiar to stamps or football stickers... only football stickers and stamps don't ever have 28 foot tall chrome dragons with four heads each shooting fire towards a weary knight wielding a lightning spear.
As the popularity of card games grew so did the types, some card games are ongoing always changing and adding new cards (Collectible card games) and sets some are contained like a board game and your single purchase will last you forever.

 

If you can't get your head around that, Yu Gi Oh was originally a TV show about a card game, the show was so popular that the card game inside the show was then created in real life and has been going ever since!

 
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Legend Of The 5 Rings Stronghold Showdown Event

The Emerald Empire of Rokugan. It is a land upheld by honor, guided by fate, ruled by destiny. The Great Clans each support the Emperor, but inter-clan conflict is inevitable—both in the Emperor’s courts and on the battlefield. In the midst of danger and turmoil, honor must be your sword and your armor.

Enter the vibrant world of Rokugan with Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game, a Living Card Game® of honor and conflict for two players! Drawing on the legacy of AEG’s original Legend of the Five Rings collectible card game, and now reimagined with new mechanics, story, and the Living Card Game distribution model, you are invited to join the Great Clans, uphold the tenets of Bushidō, and fulfill your duty to your daimyō and the Emperor in a world shaped and changed by a dynamic, player-influenced story.

Saturday 23rd June

Format: Basic Tournament Format (link below)

FFG Tournament Regulations

Registration: 09.00 - 09.45

Start: 10.00

Entry: €25 Inclusive of Day Pass (€30 inclusive of Weekend Pass)

 

Side Events

Format: Basic Tournament Format

Start: Run thoughout the day

Entry: €5 (Pay at Event Desk)

 

Sunday 24th June

Conflict Event

Format: Basic Tournament Format

Registration: 10.00 - 10.45

Start: 11.00

Entry: €5 (Pay at Event Desk) - FREE with Weekend Pass

 
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Magic

Plainswalkers; spells; creatures & mystical lands combine to make Magic a veteran of the CCG world! The ever popular CCG returns to Conclave once more with a plethora of formats to indulge in!

Contact: Conor Fitzgerald: kconorfitz@gmail.com

Saturday 23rd June

Format: Standard - Win a Box!

Registration/Start: 10.00

Entry: €20 (Inclusive of Day Pass) or €25 (Inclusive of Weekend Pass)

Subject to a minimum of x8 players

 

 

Format: Standard

Registration/Start: 10.00

Entry: €5 (Pay at Event Desk)

 

Dominaria: Store Championship

Format: Draft

Registration/Start: 14.00

Entry: €15 (Pay at Event Desk)

 

Format: Brawl

The rules for Brawl are pretty straightforward. It has a lot of similarities to formats you already know and love—like Commander—and a few elements to make it its own format.

The short version is this: You build a 60-card Standard-legal deck around a Legendary Creature or Planeswalker. You can only have one copy of any given card in your deck other than basic lands. Your Legendary Creature or Planeswalker starts in the Command Zone and works the same way that you might be used to from Commander: you can cast it for its mana cost, and then again for an additional two mana each time. Each player starts with 20 Life in one vs one and 30 in multiplayer.

Registration/Start: 17.00

Entry: €5 (Pay at Event Desk)

 

Format: Drafts

Start: Run all Day

Entry: €15 (Pay at Event Desk)

 

 

 

Sunday 23rd June

Format: Commander

Registration/Start: 10.00

Enty: €5 (Pay at Event Desk)

 

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Format: Drafts

Start: 14.00

Entry: €15 (Pay at Event Desk)

 

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Yu-Gi-Oh

The ever popular Yu-Gi-Oh returns once more to Conclave with a horde of Traps; Spells & Monsters summoned up to prove their masters metal in a fight to the Top 8 & then Victory!  We particularly cater for a younger crowd (under-13) as well as the more experienced players. We do this by running an overall Tournament yet splitting the Prize Pools with the winner of the Under-13s receiving prizes as prestigious as those in the overall Tournament. Over the years this has proved very successful & our Events are very family friendly. Several Yu-Gi-Oh events will be taking place at Conclave 2018, see below for details:

Yu-Gi-Oh Contact: Kelan Fitzgerald:   kf2526@hotmail.com

Saturday 23rd June

Conclave Grand Tournament

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Format: Constructed - Advanced

Prize: WIN A BOX!

Registration: 09.00 - 09.45

Start: 10.00

Entry: €20 Inclusive of Day Pass (€25 inclusive of Weekend Pass)

 

Beginners/Under-13s Tournament

Format: Constructed - Advanced

Prize: WIN A PLAYMAT!

Registration: 09.00 - 09.45

Start: 10.00

Entry: €15 Inclusive of Day Pass (€20 inclusive of Weekend Pass)

 

Side Events

Format: Constructed - Advanced

Prize: WIN Boosters/OTS Packs!

Start: Run through out the day

Entry: €5 (Pay at Event Desk)

 

Sunday 24th June

Conclave Sunday Traditional Tournament

Format: Constructed - Traditional

Registration: 09.00 - 09.45

Start: 10.00

Entry: €5 (Pay at Event Desk)

 

Side Events:

Format: Constructed - Traditional/ Constructed - Advanced

Prize: WIN Boosters/OTS Packs!

Start: Run through out the day

Entry: €5 (Pay at Event Desk)

 

Pokemon Conclave Tournaments

Created in 1995 they have yet to release a Pokemon cooler than the Charmander! Conclave's Pokemon Tournament will follow the same format as our weekly Pokemon sessions at the weekends. There will be enough competitive flair for the veterans & plenty of chance for the younger & less-competitive Pokemon-ers to enjoy just playing the game. As with the Yu-Gi-Oh & the Board Games: if you want to just turn up to play or learn Pokemon then that's fine too.

Pokemon Contact: Kelan Fitzgerald:   kf2526@hotmail.com

Saturday 23rd June

Tournament 1:

Format: Standard

Registration: 09.00 - 09.45

Start: 10.00

Entry: €15 Inclusive of Day Pass (€20 Inclusive of Weekend Pass)

 

Tournament 2:

Format: Standard

Registration: 13.30 - 13.55

Start: 14.00

Entry: €5 (Pay at Event Desk)

 

Side Events:

Format: Standard

Start: Run through out the day

Entry: €5 (Pay at Event Desk)

 

Sunday 24th June

Tournament 3:

Format: Standard

Registration: 09.00 - 09.45

Start: 10.00

Entry: €5 (Pay at Event Desk)

 

Tournament 4:

Format: Standard

Registration: 13.30 - 13.55

Start: 14.00

Entry: €5 (Pay at Event Desk)

 

Side Events:

Format: Standard

Start: Run through out the day

Entry: €5 (Pay at Event Desk)

 

Game of Thrones 2nd Edition LCG Conclave Championship

Sunday 24th June

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“When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground.”
   –George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

The world of Westeros is wracked with war, intrigue, and strife. The Great Houses muster armies and meet in titanic battles, while their assassins and spies struggle in the shadows. Across the Narrow Sea, the first dragons in years have awoken, while in the barren lands beyond the Wall, a nameless threat is stirring, eager to crush the world with freezing cold and endless night. Westeros is unforgiving of mistakes, and in the end, only one game truly matters: the game of thrones!

Format: Joust

Start/Registration: 11.00

Entry: €10 Pay at Event Desk

Side Events:

Format: Draft

Start/Registration: After AGOT Championship ends

Entry: €15 Pay at Event Desk

Subject to player demand

 

Format: Melee

Start/Registration: After AGOT Championship ends

Entry: €5 Pay at Event Desk

Subject to player demand

 

 

 

 

 
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Arkham Horror LCG

It is the roaring 20s, and while there’s electricity in the air, unnatural storms are brewing as well. Strange things are happening in the small Massachusetts town of Arkham: people have gone missing, sightings of indescribable creatures grow more and more frequent, the very air thickens with a sense of foreboding that roils like an acrid mist through the streets. The Ancient Ones are stirring…

Saturday 23rd June

Format: TBA

Start/Registration: 11.00

Entry: €10 Pay at Event Desk

Contact: Dec Noonan:  Nanoon1971@gmail.com

 
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Star Realms Tournament LCG

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The war for Galactic supremacy never ends. The battle for space gives rise to bold new ships & powerful new bases; a multitude of epic events & cosmic phenomena; the Galaxy is at WAR!

Saturday 23rd June

Format: TBA

Start/Registration: 15.00

Entry: €5 Pay at Event Desk

Contact: Dec Noonan:  Nanoon1971@gmail.com