Here’s the scoop on Drawbridge Games’ Pacific Rim Steamroller 2017 event, happening on July 22nd, 2017. We developed these variant Steamroller rules to both showcase the cool huge models and to explore the joy of titanic monster movie clashes. “Today we face the monsters that are at our door and bring the fight to them!”
You can register for the event and follow all the details here at the Facebook event
Time: 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Doors open at 11am, dice roll at noon. Rounds will ostensibly run noon-2, 2-4, hour break for food, 5-7, 7-9. If rounds end quicker, we’ll move the schedule up accordingly.
Army Size: ONE 75 points list. This is a variation from the two list format that is normal with Steamroller events.
Rules: Steamroller Format missions, Deathclock (52 minutes each), Drawbridge play area rules (Please note the no external food/drinks policy. Drawbridge does have beverages and snacks for sale, and we’ll have an ample break for food around dinnertime–I also may bake Colossal and Gargantuan decorated cupcakes, no promises tho), and Colossal/Gargantuan bonus (see below). Ranking at the end of the event will use wins/losses, strength of schedule, control points, and army points destroyed (in that order).
Prizes: Steamroller Awards for 1st through 3rd place + Colossal Door Prize + Gargantuan Door Prize + Special Secret Bonus Prizes (x2) + Trophy for the best self-painted Huge Base model fielded in the event. To be eligible for any prizes, players must be present at the end of the final round.
Fee: General Admission – $15.00 Gatecrashers – $12.00 (Click here for info on Gatecrasher membership and discounts).
Colossal/Gargantuan Bonus: For this Steamroller, expect some huge carnage. The more huge bases you field in 75 points, the better your starting situation. Instead of random initial seeding, the player(s) with the most huge bases in their list will get first choice of opponent. Thus, everyone can expect that they should bring an armor-cracking list but the privilege of bringing more huge bases (being more “on theme”) is increased likelihood of getting to decide who your first round pairing is. Pairing for subsequent rounds will be done normally through wins/losses.
The process will be as follows: the player with the most huge bases in their 75 point list will go first. We’ll have a list of all players and their Warcaster/Warlock (not the full list). They then pick their first opponent. Once you’ve been picked, that’s your paring for the round. We then move to the set of players with one fewer Huge base, until all have chosen opponents for the round. If there are ties in number of huge bases, dice will randomize.
This format is designed to be a bit more fun and silly than traditional 2 list pairings, so expect people to tech for killing huge bases. Fully expect odd combos, Warcasters and Warlocks you haven’t seen before (one list changes things dramatically), and the happenstance of low percentage matchups. That’s why we have FOUR different prizes that go to anyone in the field, not just the winners (including at least one Colossal and one Gargantuan model). Come, have fun, get in some silly big brawls, and hopefully win great prizes.