now on its own ...
Virgin Queen is a multiplayer card-driven game (released
by GMT in April 2012). It is a sequel to the popular WBC tournament
game Here I Stand that covers all the action of the second
half of the 16th Century, including the naval battle of Lepanto
and the sailing of the Spanish Armada. It was introduced last
year as part of the Here I Stand event and is now embarking
on a quest for its own Centuiry slot.
The tournament will use the Tournament Scenario supplied from
each game. The game designer, Ed Beach, will GM the tournament
and teach the games during the scheduled demonstration prior
to the event.
The tournament will conform to the WBC standards for a Swiss
Elimination event. We will have two opening round games on Sunday
to determine our 18 semifinalists.
Semifinalists are chosen and ranked according to these criteria
(the official WBC tie-breakers, adapted for an event with only
Anyone with two wins
Total VP earned in all preliminary games played
Average finish in all heats entered
Latest average power selection in heats entered
Finalists are chosen first from the semifinal winners; then
from those non-winners with the highest semifinal point total
(ties go to player with higher rank from preliminary rounds).
Alternates will be posted after the second opening round game.
Alternates are encouraged to appear before the start of the semifinals
so we can ensure that all semifinals are played with a full allotment
of six players. Alternates will also be chosen for the Final.
Pairings and Power Determination
Preliminaries: All table assignments are determined at random
(though Team Tournament teammates will be separated). Players
choose powers in the numerical order assigned to them during
the random draw.
Semifinals: Table assignments are done according to rank
from preliminary rounds (distributing the highest ranked players
to different tables). Highest ranked players get first choice
of power at their table.
Final: Semifinal winners get first choice of power (in
order of semifinal point total, ties going to player with highest
rank from preliminary rounds).
Rules Interpretations: Please check out the Official Errata
and FAQ posted at boardgamegeek.com. See above link.
GMT will provide a merchandise
credit to the winner.