It’s time to make sure you all know about the details of the upcoming Dice Masters events on our shores through the Spring into early Summer. We’ve got a few in the pipeline and here is some of the finer detail on each in addition to the “Save the Date” info in the calendar on the page’s sidebar.
MoDPDM @ UKGE 2020
First up – the second MoDPDM of 2020! The Ministry of Dice podcast is proud to announce that we will be hosting our next MoDPDM event at the UK Games Expo this year. It will take place on Saturday 30th May and start at 11am.
It gives us great pleasure to be able to hold our next MoDPDM tournament at the UK’s premier gaming event of the year. The UK Games Expo has long been a part of the tradition of Dice Masters competitive play in the United Kingdom, having hosted numerous National Championships in the past, and we are super-pumped to be able to keep that tradition alive with our own tournament offering.
The event will be Swiss rounds (as many as time & number of attendees will allow – it is our desire to get enough participants to hold 5 rounds) and winners will be determined by Swiss round performance. Result ties will be broken using “Strength of Schedule”.
Rounds are 45 minutes in length, “best of 3” games, with 5 extra rounds when time is called.
Teams must be made from the 2018/2019 Modern Rotation list. The list of legal sets are:
- Marvel Dice Masters: Doctor Strange Team Pack
- Marvel Dice Masters: Iron Man and War Machine Starter Set
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Dice Masters: Heroes In A Half-Shell Box Set
- DC Comics Dice Masters: Batman
- Marvel Dice Masters: Spider-Man Maximum Carnage Team Pack
- Marvel Dice Masters: Defenders Team Pack
- Marvel Dice Masters: Guardians of the Galaxy
- Marvel Dice Masters: X-Men First Class
- D&D Dice Masters: Tomb of Annihilation
- Marvel Dice Masters: The Mighty Thor
- DC Comics Dice Masters: Superman & Wonder Woman Starter Set
- Marvel Dice Masters: Spider-Man Maximum Carnage Team Pack
- Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers Infinity Campaign Box
- Marvel Dice Masters: Justice Like Lightning! Team Pack
- Marvel Dice Masters: Kree Invasion Team Pack
- DC Comics Dice Masters: Harley Quinn Team Pack
- Warhammer 40,000 Dice Masters: Battle for Ultramar Campaign Box
- Warhammer 40,000 Dice Masters: Spaces Wolves Sons of Russ Team Pack
- Warhammer 40,000 Dice Masters: Orks…WAAAGH! Team Pack
- DC Comics Dice Masters: JUSTICE Campaign Box
- DC Comics Dice Masters: Mystics Team Pack
- DC Comics Dice Masters: Doom Patrol Team Pack
- Marvel Dice Masters: X-Men Forever
- Marvel Dice Masters: Dark X-Men
- Marvel Dice Masters: X-Force
- D&D Dice Masters: Trouble in Waterdeep
- D&D Dice Masters: Adventures in Waterdeep
- D&D Dice Masters: The Zhentarim
- WWE Dice Masters: Campaign Box
- WWE Dice Masters: Tag Teams
- WWE Dice Masters: Bitter Rivals
In addition – standard Modern Wizkids bans will be in effect. Please follow the MoD at Facebook.com/TheMinistryofDice to be kept informed of any additions or subtractions to this list, subject to product shipping & release in the UK. (Who knows – we may actually get the Infinity Gauntlet set in time… LMAO)
Here’s the link for ticket purchases:
Next is the “One Big Weekend 2” events.
The Ministry of Dice is such a self-important, ego-centric operation that when the Rollin’ Thunder podcast started organising a World-Wide event we absolutely had to get involved and keep up the British end.
“Who are Rollin’ Thunder and what World-Wide event?” we hear you ask. Well… who the Rollin’ Thunder are is inconsequential (there’s only one Dice Masters podcast you should be listening to) but the World-Wide event is the “One Big Weekend” initiative. Dice Masters fans at stores & game clubs the World over come together to play local events on, or around, the same weekend.
You can find more details on OBW here: One Big Weekend 2020! Die Harder
We will be holding 2 events – one in the North & one in the South of England. Each event offers the same OBW 2 prizing, with top spots earning an opportunity to compete in the prestigious OBW Online event in May. Here are the deets…
NORTH – Element Games, Stockport 26th April 2020
This event will be a Golden Single Affiliation themed event: each card in your core team must share the same affiliation symbol.
There’s more though folks, so pay careful attention, there are a few additional rules to the format to encourage, variety, creativity and enjoyment…
- Any Action cards you use MUST be thematically linked to the affiliation you use. Some examples of this might be ‘Mjolnir’ on an Avengers team or a ‘Watch Tower’ on a Justice League Team. The MoD’s decision will be final so check first if in doubt. Oh, and don’t be ‘that guy’ where we’ve got to go 10 rounds of nerd-y lawyering over some obscure comic book connection LOL 😂 obvious connections please;
- The Villain Affiliation is to be split by Intellectual Property. This means that if you are playing Villains they must all DC, all Marvel, or all TMNT.
- Your Basic Action Cards must be from the same IP.
- Standard Wizkids bans in effect: SR Yuan-Ti, Half-Elf Bard – Masters Lords Alliance, R Cosmic Cube, Imprisoned, Sword of Revealing Light and Relentless are not permitted.
- The X-Men affiliation is also restricted. You may play X-Men but ‘Hope – Pluripotent Echopraxia’ and ‘Boom Boom – Time Bomb’ are banned.
Registration from 10am, with rounds set to begin at 10:30am.
The event will be Swiss rounds only. The number of rounds will be determined by the number of attendees. We anticipate 4 rounds in all likelihood. Usual “45 minutes, best of 3, with 5 rounds at time”.
£5.50 entry. Register your interest here: OBW2 @ Element Games Facebook event
SOUTH – KD Games, Shoreham-by-Sea 18th April 2020
This event will be a Modern Constructed event, with the same list of legal sets as the UK Games Expo event above.
It will follow the usual MoD structure of Swiss rounds all day, with the number of rounds determined by the number of participants. We would anticipate 4 or 5 rounds hopefully.
Things kick off at 10:30am and we would expect the finish to be somewhere around 5pm. Standard (as with the other 2 events above) “45 mins, best of 3, 5 rounds at time” structure, and will be Swiss rounds only.
It is intended as an opportunity to practice Modern and feel out the meta for the UKGE event so team build accordingly, although remember that we encourage new players to attend whenever possible. (so… don’t smash the noobs is what we’re saying essentially.)
Entry will be £5. Register your interest here: OBW 2 @ KD Games Facebook event
There we are folks – that will take us into the summer and we’ll get cracking on organising more MoDPDM’s into Summer/Autumn.
Please do let us know if you’ve got any Dice Masters game-play on the horizon in the UK and we’ll give it a shout out on the next podcast episode.
Otherwise – we look forward to seeing you at an event soon 😎