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Regionals Locations Published

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kamacausey

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I gotta say I'm super shocked! Louisville has always had a regional every single year and this year we aren't getting one?! Wtf!?! Every single venue is super far away from where I live. I was getting pumped for regionals and this has completely 100% took the wind out of my sails... I dont understand why they snubbed louisville when they are centrally located to so many areas... This may be the first year I don't attend a regional for cthulhu 😔

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No Louisville regional?  I just... what the hell?  Didn't you guys have 15+ players last year?  And here I was looking forward to reigniting our Oregon Deep One vs Kentucky Goat Spawn rivalry!

 

I have a feeling FFG is going to be getting some phone calls tomorrow.



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I won't be running the Conquest regional for Red Castle - I've only played it twice and it's one of the few LCGs I don't own.  FFG asked if it would be a conflict to have both Conquest and CoC on the same day, but there's little overlap between the 2 games (at least down here) so I said it shouldn't be a problem.

 

I'm not sure what time they plan on starting Conquest.  We generally begin CoC tournaments at 1 PM to give players traveling from WA enough time to get down here.  I don't know if it would be feasible to play in both, though Red Castle is open until midnight so they might start Conquest later in the day?  Hard to say.

 

I'll try to do both (as would 3 of the people coming with me), but if we can't that's fine.  The Tacoma one will give us a chance to get our Conquest on.



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This year is weird.  I've gotten used to the idea that I had to drive down to Palm Bay, Florida for Regionals.  In fact, next weekend I'm driving down there for Store Champs as there isn't one closer to me (luckily we have relatives not far away we can visit).  Then out of nowhere there's a GA Regional practically in my backward but it's at a store I'm not familiar with.  What are they doing over there?

 

Then I found out that we're supposed to be out of town that day!  I think it's fixable though, we would only have to leave on our trip one day later.  Gotta hash it out with the family...


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Looks like I will be heading to Pittsburgh and/or Morgantown in the near future.

 

Hey, those are the two I'm most likely to go to as well (from Central MD). 



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I am very disappointed in the lack of venues in OH!

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Just heard from the louisville store manager that has had a regional championship at her store every year and she did apply and they snubbed her for some unknown reason. I'm ticked off!

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Just heard from the louisville store manager that has had a regional championship at her store every year and she did apply and they snubbed her for some unknown reason. I'm ticked off!


Yea as far as our region goes (I'm fairly sure you guys are in the same region as us) it's a little mind boggling. Chicago gets one and I'm happy with this. It's a big city, seems like their local group is starting to get a following. Totally excited for those guys.

This Morgantown store is a mystery to me though. Hopefully someone can chime in with something to say about them. But never heard about them hosting a store champ tourney (we might have gone if we had!). Maybe they have a local group that just isn't active here. I did send the store an email asking about the tournament, waiting to hear back.

But where is this 3rd regional event they talked of? I'd feel less cheesed about the locations had you guys gotten one. Afterall you've hosted a successful and well attended event for awhile now and are central to the region.

We're putting in calls and emails. Perhaps you guys should do the same?
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Just heard from the louisville store manager that has had a regional championship at her store every year and she did apply and they snubbed her for some unknown reason. I'm ticked off!

 

We're putting in calls and emails. Perhaps you guys should do the same?

 

I agree with Obtuse.  If Portland can have 2 regionals (and 1 at a store that managed only 2 players for their recent store championship), surely they can grant one to Louisville?

 

You guys always have some of the strongest attendance at your events, and then follow-up with reports which is a big boon to the Cthulhu community as a whole (which in turn benefits FFG).  Plus you're centrally located - it seems like a good spot to draw in other nearby metas.

 

Of course, this wouldn't be the first time FFG's entire approach to their organized play program leaves me confused and annoyed.


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Those at Epic Loot in the position to make the decision whether to apply or not apply for the Call of Cthulhu LCG Regional took some very bad advice and chose not to apply. After making a call I've been told the store is contacting FFG asking to host the Regional. I hope between the three stores one of them gets added to the schedule.


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Those at Epic Loot in the position to make the decision whether to apply or not apply for the Call of Cthulhu LCG Regional took some very bad advice and chose not to apply. After making a call I've been told the store is contacting FFG asking to host the Regional. I hope between the three stores one of them gets added to the schedule.


Ha. Well given the circumstances it may not have mattered if you had applied anyways!

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I will add one thing for players on these boards who haven't played in a regional championship - if there is an event within driving distance of you then please give it a try, and bring a friend or two!

 

From this thread it's obvious store owners are reluctant to host Call of Cthulhu regional championships even if there are players nearby who would gladly attend.  Why are they hesitant?

 

Because these owners are worried about taking a loss on the $160 kit.  If we, the players, commit to attending such events in respectable numbers then stores will apply for Cthulhu tournaments on a predictable basis, and we won't be stuck scrambling with last-minute phone calls begging for regionals in the future.

 

In the end, it's really up to us to ensure that competitive Call of Cthulhu thrives.



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Heroes Haven will be hosting a Regionals this year in Mansfield OH.

 

Setting it up now. Was some mix ups on their end. Dates to be announced.

Region 7 can actually attend a Regional this year heh

Thanks to everyone who helped get me info and digi signed my letter to FFG



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Josh and I were really hoping to go to regionals this year...I really hope we can get this sorted out and one can be established in OH.

I had no idea the kits for regionals were so expensive. but i suppose it makes sense. id be more than willing to pay a higher entry fee to not have to drive an extra 2 hours from Michigan.

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Yeah the kit cost kinda made me go "ah crap" as well, but we'll get it figured out.

 



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One way to make your store less skittish about the upfront cost (it fluctuates a little, last year was $160, before that was $180 I believe) is to buy the kit for them. Collect all the entry fees until you break even and the store gets the rest. I often buy a $10 gift certificate from the store as a last place prize to sweeten the deal.

This way everybody wins. You get a regional close by, they get a bunch of people to hang out at their store for hours. This also ensures the T.O. is motivated to get people to show up AND have a great time so they'll be back next time.

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I will add one thing for players on these boards who haven't played in a regional championship - if there is an event within driving distance of you then please give it a try, and bring a friend or two!

 

From this thread it's obvious store owners are reluctant to host Call of Cthulhu regional championships even if there are players nearby who would gladly attend.  Why are they hesitant?

 

Because these owners are worried about taking a loss on the $160 kit.  If we, the players, commit to attending such events in respectable numbers then stores will apply for Cthulhu tournaments on a predictable basis, and we won't be stuck scrambling with last-minute phone calls begging for regionals in the future.

 

In the end, it's really up to us to ensure that competitive Call of Cthulhu thrives.

 

Not this is a good thing, but what I'm seeing with Store Championships is some stores are just ordering the kits and putting them right on eBay.  The profit margin is actually pretty high.  Not sure what they could get for Regionals, but if you need to convince a store you can always tell them worst case if no one shows up they can sell for a profit on eBay.



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Hmmmmm... First thing I thought was that central Ohio got big-time hosed. I sincerely hope you can get that noise straightened out.
You fellas have been building support for Cthulhu like almost no-one else, and I'm genuinely pissed that you got... ignored.

I'll see you fellas tomorrow.

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Looks like FFG have quietly added some more countries to the regionals list.







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