Irish Masters 2015 News Pt. 4a!

Siskey here again with more news!

Since the latest league season has been released (here it is!) I know that I’m not the only one wondering when I’ll ever have time to get some games in. There’s all this XP to earn but with an action-packed competitive play schedule when will there ever be time to earn it?

Fear not! The new league begins on the 2nd of March, so we’re slap bang in the middle of the season at the Irish Masters. I want to welcome all attendees to the Irish Masters Paths of Devastation League. As self-appointed League Commissioner, I will be recording your XP gains throughout the weekend.

All games played over the weekend will be counted for the purposes of the league. So whether you’re facing Don Hornacek or HRM Jocke Rapp I in the finals of the Masters, or playing a pick-up game against me, they’ll count towards your total. Just for funsies, I’m going to include ALL Privateer Press games in the league. So if anyone has a copy of Infernal Contraption or Level 7 they’d like to crack out, that counts too!

The upshot of all the XP gains is that you’ll have them to build a Hero. I will be running Scramble tournaments with the Riven Bonds league rules as an option, so as I’ve said before if you and 7 buddies want to play those rules fire away. I will also be taking sign-ups for interested parties.

Looking forward to seeing everyone tearing it up at the Masters!
Peace out,
Siskey

Irish Masters 2015 News Pt. 4!

Hey everyone, Siskey here today to tell you about our Scramble tournaments that will be taking place at the Irish Masters! As you know the Masters is a three-day event this year, and tickets have been snapped up fast for many of the events. Have you got a free Friday, a slovenly Saturday or a still-to-be-decided Sunday ahead of you? Fear not, our Scramble tournaments are here to help!

I will be on hand all weekend long to organise 8-player tournaments on an ad hoc basis. Simply grab 7 of your best buddies and I’ll have you at each others’ throats in no time. Don’t have 7 buddies? I’ll be keeping sign-up sheets and will announce in my tannoy-like voice when your Scramble is ready to go.

As well as Steamroller 2015, we will have some very special formats for you all to choose from! If you never got a chance to try some of the wacky league rules, we’ve got everything from Shattered Grounds to Scars of Caen! If you want to see what things were like back in the good old days, we’ve got Jackhammer! Feel like trying out Spell Draft, or the Warjack/beast Bonding Rules? Why not play them in a Scramble and get it out of your system?!

Every Scramble comes with an iron-clad promise* of good times and friendships that will last a lifetime. Look for me and my beautiful assistant at the Scramble Desk!

Peace out,
Siskey

*Disclaimer: Not actually a promise.

Irish Masters: Further Details!

Hey everybody! It’s time for more news on the 2015 Irish Masters (March 27th-29th in Dublin!)which I’m sure you’re dying to hear about! Let’s start with the big stuff, shall we?

The 2015 Irish Masters will be on in the Mont Clare Hotel in Dublin which is in Dublin City Centre. It’s very near lots of accommodation options if you don’t want to stay in the hotel itself. Central Dublin is pretty small so anywhere in the City Centre, or the Ballsbridge area, won’t be further than 20-30 minutes maximum walk away.

Tickets to the Irish Masters will be sold via the Muse on Mini’s web store. They will go on sale at 7 pm GMT on Friday December 19th. Since Muse is an American company tickets will be sold in USD so the ticket price has changed slightly and now will be $50. An initial run of 96 tickets will be sold with more tickets made available in January. The exact number of extra tickets and the when they’ll be sold will be announced later.
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Irish Masters 2015: First Details, New Format!

The 2015 Irish Masters will be held on March 27th-29th in Dublin city centre. We’re just finalizing the hotel details right now and those will be available very soon. But we’re mixing things up this year with a brand new format very much in the vein of the US convention scene and we wanted to get this information out to you as soon as possible! In addition to the core Masters event we’ll be having several side events to suit people’s tastes. The Irish Masters is also pleased to announce that it is a qualifier for the European Invitational to be held at Clog Con next December. Not only will the winner get to become an honorary Irishman they’ll also get free entry to Clog Con and the chance to compete with some of Europe’s finest players!

Tickets to the Irish Masters will be 40 Euro which will cover entry into all of the events. Tickets will go on sale Friday the 19th of December. 

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Where’s my MoMy, big changes for Overload Online.

I’m going to keep this short and brief. The jist is that we are joining forces with Muse on Minis. All of your favourite authors, and me, will be posting regularly (hopefully more regularly than lately) on the main MoM wordpress account.

I will personally be moving most of the archives over to MoM aswell, but that doesn’t mean the Overload Online site will be closing down right away. Maybe in a year or so once everything is moved and our authors are settled into the main MoM site we might shut this site down.

For now please find us under the tag Irish on Muse on Minis.

Our podcasts and articles will hopefully continue to amuse and entertain you from our new host!

Stay Classy,
-Eoin Brennan, VagrantPoet

What I Learned on the Forums This Week 61

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One of my favorite reactions to people encountering these articles for the first time is the exclamation ‘Is this motherfucker serious?’ That, or similar statements, is a pretty common first impression of this series and I do so enjoy not helping to explain it to anyone who might be confused about what exactly it is I do here. That said, I think this week gets a bit crazy so let’s all just remember that this is a comedy series about comedy, laughs and, most of all, exaggeration. Also the WTC is just around the corner now and I’m unreasonably excited about it! I’m most excited to see Overload member Ciaran ‘Bulging Videos’ Bolger fight the Aussies in a mind scarringly gruesome kilt wrestling match. Don’t pretend you guys didn’t know I was a mental sadist, I read the Forums every day.
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