Adepticon 2019 saw us run a tournament, outside of Australia, for the 1st time ever. With that in mind, we were very pleased to have 16 players compete for the title, 15 from the USA and 1 competitor all the way from down under. The tournament was aimed towards new players as we got permission to allow unpainted models and we ran with the popular 3v3 pick & ban format. All 4 scenarios of the cobblestone map were played across the 4 rounds and once the dust settled, local boy, Tony Reische continued is early meta dominance by taking out the title.
Another Chicago local, Chad Kaufman, faced off against Tony in the final which proved to be a tightly contested battle. A level 3 Skoll, combined with a rampaging Thorgar, enabled Tony to get the upper hand which he relentlessly took advantage of to secure the win and 1st place in the tournament. The lone Aussie in the field, Byron te Velde, lost his 1st round match however cleaned up the backfield to go 3/1 and secure 2nd place courtesy of his fully painted Warband. Jordan Kaase was another strong player who lost to Tony in the 3rd round however his strong play across the 4 rounds saw him amass 14 souls and 14 levels.
In keeping with our vision of beautifully painted models gracing the plane of shadow, we set the number of painted models as the 1st tiebreaker, followed by number of souls and finally the number of levels gained.
The medal winners: Sean Stevens (Best Painted), Tony Reische (1st Place), Byron te Velde (2nd Place)
The official Adepticon medals are amazing!
Chad and Tony face off for the final.
One of the coolest things about Judgement is the fact we can accumulate statistics about heroes similar to MOBAs so we thought we would dive in and have a look at some of the stats from the tournament.
The class breakdown is pretty much in-line with other tournaments we have run with Aggressors taking around 45% of the Warband slots and Defenders/Supporters sitting around the 20% mark. It is a healthy looking class split and what you would expect from a 3v3 tournament.
24 of the 28 heroes were included in the event, which is fantastic to see, including a solid spread across each of the classes. Interestingly, Marcus was the most selected hero with 7 out of 16 players including him in their Warband. Zhonyja (6) and Bastian (6) were the next two most selected heroes which meant we had 3 different classes fill the 3 most popular picks. Watching the games, it was obvious that Zhonyja and Thorgar were causing a number of headaches for many of the players and they slowly became priority ban targets. One of the remarkable things about the final was that Chad and Tony had 10 different heroes across their Warbands, and there were 11 different heroes out of the 15 that made up the top 3 player's Warbands.
Judgement is certainly exploding in the USA write now and we look forward to growing the game across various cities. Next year we are planning on running two events, a 3v3 and a 5v5 across 2 days, and we hope to have much bigger fields contest both tournaments.
Adepticon 2019 is almost upon us as Judgement's Andrew "Guns" Galea prepares himself for the long haul flight from Sydney to Chicago. Just like 2018, we are guests in the MuseOnMinis stall and look forward to introducing a bunch of new gamers to 54mm battles on the shadow plane! We are running a Judgement tournament for the first time this year, a 3v3 pick & ban event on the Saturday, and will be looking to provide as many demo and pick up games as we can.
You will find us, alongside the other exhibitors, in the Discovery Hall. We are sharing stall 201 with MuseOnMinis where we will have the entire Judgement range for sale, including all our accessories.
You will also be able to have a close up at the prototype of Jaegar the Goblin Hunter!
Check out the Jaegar prototype at the MuseOnMinis stall!
The Judgement tournament is being run on the Saturday and is a 4 round, 3v3 pick & ban event with all games played on the Cobblestone map. We had 17 players registered once ticket sales were closed so we do have up to 7 spots available for those that want to enter at the convention itself. The tournament is being run in the Utopia room kicking off at 9am and it promises to be an awesome day of gaming on the shadow plane. Judgement creator, Andrew Galea, will be running the event and will be on-hand to help out any new players that want to learn the game in a relaxed environment.
Full details of the event have been published on Facebook.
Outside of the tournament, you will be able to dive into demos and/or pick up games in the Utopia room foyer or at the MuseOnMinis stall. Get into contact with Andrew via Twitter (@JMTAndrewG or @PlayJudgement) if you are unable to find him and want to have a Judgement demo!
We have been working with the Muse guys for a while now and are very happy to announce the release of a complete set of plastic tokens for the game. The tokens are broken into sets of "Core", "Wave 1" and "Wave 2" that include everything you need to play the game. In addition to the token sets, you will also be able to pick up the illustrated plastic measuring widgets.
The Core Token Set
The Wave 1 Token Set
The Wave 2 Token Set
The illustrated plastic widget set
Keen for a demo? Have a bunch of questions or just want to say hello? Then you can track down Andrew (Guns) across the weekend via social media:
Andrew will also be posting stuff consistently across the 4 days of the convention on the social media channels above. We are really looking forward to spending time with all our North American Judgement players and can't wait to introduce a whole lot more of you to this awesome game. See you in Chicago! :)
Huge news today with the announcement that Judgement will be at next week’s Adepticon convention in Chicago! Adepticon has always been on our radar, however our roadmap had it pencilled in for next year as 2018 always seemed a little too soon. Nonetheless as the game continues to grow at an exponential rate, we are finding new opportunities to work with established companies in the industry, and so it is with Adepticon next week.
We are proud to announce that the MuseOnMinis crew will be selling Judgement miniatures in their Adepticon stall, and have also produced a new set of Judgement themed plastic tokens, widgets and counters, once again available for purchase in Chicago. The Muse guys have always been synonymous with high quality products and excellent online content so we are very pleased to begin an association with them and look forward to exciting times ahead.
But wait, there is more! Judgement’s creator, Andrew Galea, will also be at Adepticon to demo the game, meet new players and talk all things Judgement across the 4 days of the convention. So if you have ever been interested in the game, Adepticon 2018 is a wonderful opportunity to dive in and find out what all the fuss is about. Also, with our wave 2 Kickstarter just around the corner (1st April launch), Andrew will be on hand to answer any questions, show sneak peeks of our latest sculpts and discuss future plans for the game.
There is so much going on with the game at the moment which is a bi-product of the exponential growth we have enjoyed since shipping our Kickstarter in September last year. All the signs are positive that Judgement will continue to grow and become a major game system in the industry. It is a white knuckle ride however it is one that we are more than happy to be on! One of the most enjoyable aspects of the journey is the amazing Judgement community we are building and interacting with on a daily basis. So if you are lucky enough to be in Chicago next week, attending Adepticon, make sure to drop by the MuseOnMinis stall to take a look at the awesome Judgement miniatures, and if your interest is piqued, book in a demo game with Andrew!
Looking forward to seeing everyone @ Adepticon!