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1 year 3 months ago #539 by bbarsh
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Seventh Annual AD&D Open Tournament
Game Title: TM8 The Great Race: Across the Waste (AD&D Open Tournament)
Game System: First Edition AD&D
Number of Players: Eight (8)
Pregens/Level of Characters: 3rd – 5th; Provided
World Setting: Misty Isles
Time Needed: Four (4) Hours
Sessions: Wednesday (afternoon [ 6 p.m.]), Thursday (noon), Friday (morning slot)

Short Description: This is a single round event – only register for one session. There are prizes for each team, based on finish.
For centuries uncounted the great pharaohs have hosted the annual race – simply called The Great Race. Thousands of entrants from near and far descended upon the desert kingdom annually for a chance at golden riches and a permanent place on the Stone of Champions. The course covered hundreds of miles through farmlands, forests, deserts and mountain passes and marshes. As varied the terrain so were the routes taken by the horde of racers. If the race brought a thousand contestants it brought tenfold that number in spectators. The Great Race was unequalled throughout civilization. Then it ended.
The Pharaoh Ahknallin (the sixth) and his younger brother, Totenkinen (the third) entered the race, which was not customary, and to the contrary unusual. Stranger still they entered separately and not as team which was a standard for royal entrants. The brothers were best of friends and rumor spread that the winner would seek the hand of princess of a neighboring realm. Ahknallin crossed the finish line (in 543rd place) but Totenkinen never arrived. The loss of the young prince was tragic, but death came to many racers and on some occasions less than 50% of the entrants survived at all. The loss of royalty was rare, but not unheard of and a search ensued. The prince was never found.
Ahknallin had indeed won the hand of the princess, but lost his brother. Many said his grieving was eternal and the next year the Great Race was no more. That was more than 100 year ago. Now, the Horn of Rah has been recovered and the Great Race on!

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1 year 2 months ago #577 by bbarsh
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Only two spots left for the Friday night session. If you want to play in the prequel, there is one slot left for Saturday night.

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1 year 2 months ago #582 by tbiafore
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Is the Thursday one at Noon or 1pm? It says Noon above, but the event I signed up for says 1pm. Just verifying which is right.

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1 year 1 month ago #583 by ScketreWhisp
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It's Thursday at 1300, Bill's just been drinking a little early
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1 year 1 month ago #590 by bbarsh
Replied by bbarsh on topic 7th Annual AD&D Open Tournament
Thanks, Doug! Some one has to keep me in line.

For all those signed up for the tournament, please make it a point to arrive on time. It is TIMED event and you have 30 minutes of "prep" time to pick out characters, marching order, housekeeping stuff. You then have 3.5 hours of actual game time to get as far as you can. If you only need 15 minutes for prep, you can add that extra 15 minutes to the 3.5 hours. I have a feeling this year you will need every bit of time.
And thanks to everyone who has signed up. The tournament is "sold out" for the seventh straight year! I am pretty sure its currently the longest continuous running AD&D tournament in existence (as far as I can tell anyway). And that is a credit to all of you who sign up and make this thing memorable and a success.

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