through the ages  

Updated 4/19/2011

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  Wheatland    Marietta      Wheatland 

Randy Buehler, WA

2010 Champion

2nd: Joel Lytle, NY

3rd: Alan Sudy, VA

4th: Bill Herbst, NY

5th: Rob Flowers, MD

6th: Michael Rogozinski, NY
Event History
2008    Jason Ley     39
2009    Raphael Lehrer     32
2010    Randy Buehler     38

Raphael Lehrer, MA

2011 GM



Civilization: The Card Game ...

Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization is a civilization-building game that plays in a much shorter time frame than classical games of the genre. Originally published in a small print run by Czech Board Games in 2007, many people were unable to play it until a reprint by FRED Distribution. As of Dec 2010, it ranked at #4 in Boardgamegeek.

Play in Through the Ages is free to Tribune level members. All others must be registered for the Pre-con to participate.


AGE will be run as a tournament with two heats. For the heats, the default will be 3-player games, with 2-player games as necessary. Players will be paired at random in both heats, except that players who played in a 2-player game in the 1st heat will be preferentially placed into 3-player games in the second heat and players who have played together in the first heat may request to play at separate tables in the 2nd heat. The format will be Heats Most Wins. Players are asked to bring copies of the game to ensure that there will be enough for all to play.

Because AGE is classified as a "B" event this year, newcomers must attend the demo if they expect to be taught how to play. There will be a 2-hour demo in Wheatland in advance of the 1st heat. No such instruction will be available during the event itself. This is the only demo not occurring at the regular Demo area; Paradise Terrace.

Rules for Advancement: the structure of the semi-finals and Final will depend upon the number of winners of first-round games present at the semi-finals. Some alternates may be allowed to advance to fill the tables to the appropriate numbers as shown below:

* With 4 or fewer winners, the semi-finals will be canceled and the winners will proceed directly to a Final.
* With 5-6 winners, the semi-finals will consist of two 3-player games. The two winners plus the best second-place finisher in the semis will advance to a 3-player Final.
* With 7-9 winners, the semi-finals will consist of three 3-player games, with the winners advancing to a 3-player Final.
* With 10-12 winners, the semi-finals will consist of four 3-player games, with the winners advancing to a 4-player Final.
* With 13+ winners, the semi-finals will consist of four 4-player games, with the winners advancing to a 4-player Final..

Tiebreakers in the event that there are more than 16 winners, or in the event that alternates are required will be:

1. Most Wins - double winners
2. Win in a 3-player game (vs. a 2-player game)
3. Win in first Heat entered;
4. Two second place finishes in 3-player games
5. One second place finish in a 3-player game
6. Percentage of the winner's score in best 2nd place game
7. Brought a copy of the game; and
8. Coin flip.

In the semi-finals, double winners will be seeded as evenly as possible among the tables.

Tiebreakers in Individual Games: Ties will be broken by player order (e.g., start player wins ties.)

WBC rules have one difference from the official rules: a player may only perform an "honorable withdrawal" when a war has been declared on him/her but has not yet been resolved.

 GM      Raphael Lehrer  [4th Year]   891 Altaire Walk, Palo Alto, CA 94303   NA

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