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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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: Dave Tuite - d.tuite8804@gmail.com

Saturday 24th June

Standard Showdown

  • Format: Standard
  • Start: 10.00
  • Entry: €15 (Inclusive of Day Pass) +€5 to Upgrade to Wknd Pass

Chaos Draft

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  • Format: Draft
  • Start: 14.30
  • Entry: €20

EDH Melee

  • Format: EDH
  • Start: 18.00
  • Entry: €5

Amonkhet Draft

  • Format: Amonkhet Draft
  • Pods of x8 players
  • Start: 14.30 & Run Throughout the Day ON DEMAND
  • Entry: €10

Knockout Draft

  • Format: Knockout Draft
  • Pods of x8 players
  • Start: 14.30 & Run Throughout the Day ON DEMAND
  • Entry: €15
  1. Round 1: Each player gets x3 Boosters
  2. Round 2: Each victorious player gets x1 EXTRA FREE Boosters
  3. Round 3: Each victorious player gets x1 EXTRA FREE Boosters

 

Sunday 25th June

Modern Tournament

  • Format: Modern
  • Start: 10.00
  • Entry: €5

Amonkhet Draft

  • Format: Amonkhet Draft
  • Pods of x8 players
  • Start: 14.30 & Run Throughout the Day ON DEMAND
  • Entry: €10

Knockout Draft

  • Format: Knockout Draft
  • Pods of x8 players
  • Start: 14.30 & Run Throughout the Day ON DEMAND
  • Entry: €15
  1. Round 1: Each player gets x3 Boosters
  2. Round 2: Each victorious player gets x1 EXTRA FREE Boosters
  3. Round 3: The remaining victorious player gets x1 EXTRA FREE Boosters

 

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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 2017, see below for details:

Contact: Kelan Fitzgerald - kf2526@hotmail.com

Conclave Grand Tournament

Saturday 24th June

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Format: Constructed - Advanced

Registration: 9.00 - 10.00

Start: 10.30

Entry: €20 inclusive of Day Pass (+€5 to upgrade to Weekend Pass)

Lunch Break at 12.30 - 13.00; Finishes at 16.00

Prizes include: WIN A BOX - for the Overall Winner; Prizes for the overall Top-8

 

Beginners/Under-13s Tournament

Format: Constructed - Advanced

Registration: 9.00 - 10.00

Start: 10.30

Entry: €15 inclusive of Day Pass (+€5 to upgrade to Weekend Pass)

Lunch Break at 12.30 - 13.00; Finishes at 16.00

Prizes include: Prizes for the overall Top-8; Mat for Winner

 

Conclave Traditional Tournament

Format: Constructed - Traditional

Registration/Start: 16.30

Entry: €5

Prizes include: Boosters & Mats

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Side Events:

Registration/Start: 16.30

Entry: €5 per event

A series of Yu-Gi-Oh Side Events will be announced & run on both days. These will include: 2-Headed Giant & Knock-out Events. These will be run on player demand & will include many great prizes! & if last year's event is anything to go by these events will be equally as popular!

 

Conclave Sunday Tournament

Sunday 25th June

Format: Constructed - Traditional

Registration: 9.00 - 10.00

Start: 10.30

Entry: €15 inclusive of Day Pass (€5 with Weekend Pass)

Prizes include: Mats & Boosters

 

Conclave Traditional Tournament

Format: Constructed - TraditionalAdvanced

Registration/Start: 14.30

Entry: €15 inclusive of Day Pass (€5 with Weekend Pass)

Prizes: Mats & Boosters

 

Side Events:

Registration/Start: 14.30

Entry: €5 per event

A series of Yu-Gi-Oh Side Events will be announced & run on both days. These will include: 2-Headed Giant & Knock-out Events. These will be run on player demand & will include many great prizes! & if last year's event is anything to go by these events will be equally as popular!

 

 

 

 

Pokemon

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.

Saturday 24th June

Tournament 1:

Registration: 9.00 - 12.00

Entry: €15 inclusive of Day Pass (+€5 to upgrade to Weekend Pass)

Start: 12.00 (ending 14.30)

Format: Standard

Prizes: Pokemon OP League Cards for each entrant, plus for each winner, & Boosters

Tournament 2:

Registration: 14.30 - 15.00

Entry: €5

Start: 15.00

Format: Expanded

Prizes: Pokemon OP League Cards for each entrant, plus for each winner, & Boosters

 

Sunday 25th June

Tournament 3:

Registration: 9.00 - 12.00

Entry: €15 inclusive of Day Pass  €5 OR FREE if you entered a Pokemon Tournament on Saturday!

Start: 12.00 (ending 14.30)

Format: Standard

Prizes: Pokemon OP League Cards for each entrant, plus for each winner, & Boosters

 

 

 

Game of Thrones 2nd Edition Card Game Tournament

Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th June

Delve into the lands of Westeros & beyond in this great LCG game as the Gathering Games Day hosts a Fantasy Flight Games Organised Play Event. Houses will rise & fall as players compete for victory on the field of battle & by more underhand means... There will be the contents of a FFG OP Quarter 2 Kit to play for!

This year at Conclave we will be hosting the first of the Iron Throne Championships for The AGOT LCG! A Limerick based event bringing the Game of Thrones community to a great venue with a friendly and welcoming (and treacherous) community... Forget about your Iron Throne this truly is for the "Iron Man" of the Game of Thrones. This is not an event for the faint hearted as it comprises of three Events in one day. With the idea that this may be run twice a year tying in with larger events to increase games on the day and player choice .

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  • The first: a melee, with mats and extra prizes.
  • The second: a standard tournament with all the booty from a Quarter Two FFG OP Kit + extra prizes
  • The third: a Draft, with mats, boxes and cards as prizes,

Each event in itself is a separate event with entry and prizes, however the Iron Throne Award goes to the victor of a match between the winner of the Standard Tournament & the winner of the Draft. If the same player wins both Events then they have quite rightly earned the title without having to play-off for it.

The magnificent IRON THRONES TROPHY winner will also receive free entry into the next Iron Thrones Event to defend their title!

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Saturday 24th

Event 1: Game of Thrones: Melee

Format: Follow the link below:

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Registration/Start: 12.00 

Entry: €5

Prize: Game Mat

 

Sunday 25th June

Event 2: Game of Thrones Quarter 2 Fantasy Flight Games Organised Play Kit Tournament

Format: 4 Rounds (dependent on numbers participating) Victory goes to a Winner if they are undefeated, with a Top 4 cut to Semi-Finals & a Final if there is not a clear winner.

Registration: 9.00 - 10.00

Start: 11.00

Entry: €20 inclusive of Day Pass OR €10 with Weekend Pass

 

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Event 3: Game of Thrones Valyrian Draft

Format: Follow the link below:

https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2016/10/27/valyrian/

RegistrationStart: 14.00

Entry: €20

 

 

 

 

These Events will have a whole horde of Alternative Art Cards; Boxes & much more available for players to win whilst participating at Conclave 2017! Get stuck in & see what loot you can escape with!

Contact: Dec Noonan - nanoon1971@gmail.com

 

Star Realms OP Kit Tournament

Saturday 24th June

Star Realms is an award-winning spaceship combat deck-building game designed by Magic: the Gathering Pro Tour Champions and Hall of Famers Darwin Kastle and Rob Dougherty. The game offers all the thrills of traditional trading card game style combat, combined with the fun of a deck-building game. Play powerful ships, destroy enemy bases or blast your opponent directly on your way to victory!

Start/registration: 14.00

Entry: €5

Format: TBA

 

Contact: Dec Noonan - nanoon1971@gmail.com