Welcome to the info page for the upcoming Dice Masters Vs Cancer charity event. Please use the buttons below to head straight to the named section…
For a number of years now The Ministry of Dice has been involved with the “Gaming Vs Cancer” initiative; a UK based charitable collective that raises money for Cancer Research UK. There are events throughout the year, however the main event is an organised play convention held in Southampton during November, with proceeds from entry tickets and prize raffles going into the pot for the charity. We’ve raised money for 3 years now, but Dice Masters tournaments have been a part of the convention for years before hand and was the location of a number of WKOs prior to our involvement.
Sadly this year, due to the current worldwide circumstances, all the face-to-face fund raising activity planned has been cancelled. There were plans to hold a Spring fundraising event and a Winter event that just cannot take place under the current UK restrictions.
This is serious news – the UK’s Institute of Fundraising released a round up of studies that highlighted some frightening statistics. Here’s one example that stands out: charities are expecting a 24% reduction in their total income from the UKs heaviest lockdown period (between between March – May), equating to an estimated £12.4 billion loss in charitable funds raised. (“Impact on the Charity Sector During Coronavirus” – June 20th 2020). Many other subsequent studies have confirmed the same – so despite the convention being cancelled we have decided to capitalise on the Dice Master’s community’s resourcefulness when it come to online play and hold our own little fundraiser to make some small contribution to the cause.
Here’s the progress so far…
Dice Masters Vs Cancer
There’s more yet to raise though – carry on for more event details…
How, When & Where?
Date: Saturday 28th November
Where: Online (Discord & Video Chat)
Start Time: Check in 17:30 GMT, First round start 18:00 GMT (UK folks – clocks change on the 25th October)
International Time Zones:
|Time Zone||Check in Time (24hr)|
The event will be swiss rounds only. The number of rounds will be determined by the total number of participants.
|Number of Players||No of rounds|
|6 – 8||3|
|9 – 16||4|
|17 – 32||5|
|33 – 64||6|
Rounds are “best of One” and to be played over 45 minutes.
There will be NO ROUNDS AT TIME. The event will be running well into the evening for participants on this side of the planet so we are adhering to a strict time limit, and having 5 rounds at time in effect has a habit of running things waaaaaaay over.
In the event of one, incomplete game in the round the win will be awarded to the player with the highest life total when the timer ends. Please team build accordingly with this in mind.
We will not be running any cuts – the leader-board will be based on Swiss Round performance. Matching performance will be decided by “Strength of Schedule” as determined by the exciting algorithmic machinations of Challonge.
We are asking participants to “check in” on Challonge and hang out on the Discord channel 30 minutes before start time, to ensure a prompt kick off at 6pm GMT.
Please submit team lists by 4:30pm UK Time on 28th November. Team lists can be submitted by e-mail to Chris@BritRollerSix.com as a Dice Coalition Team Builder link or through the submission process on Discord with a Team Builder link. You can find the Team Builder here:
To submit through Discord please head to the channel and enter the team link preceded by the following code:
Teams will be published on BritRollerSix.com before the event start time.
Team Building Format
This event will be a “Golden Single Affiliation” event. All character cards on the team must share the same affiliation marker.
There are some additional team building restrictions:
- “Villains” will not be considered an affiliation for this event. They will only be permitted with a secondary affiliation (ie “Brotherhood of Evil Mutants” or “Legion of Doom” etc)
- Basic Actions must be selected from the matching Intellectual Property of the team (DC/Marvel/Yu Gi Oh/TMNT/WWE/Warhammer 40K/D&D) The Mystic affiliation must use Marvel Basic actions, even if DC based Mystics appear on the team
- The “Imperium” marker is consider one single affiliation
- No Action cards can be used in your core 8 character/action team slots
- Cards from the Dark Phoenix Saga set will not be permitted for use
There are also some card bans:
- Hope – Pluripotent Echopraxia
- Half-Elf Bard – Masters Lords’ Alliance
- Yuan-Ti Pureblood – Epic Humanoid
- Beholder – Master Aberration
- Hulk – Green Goliath
- Black Widow – Tsarina
- Brainiac – Get Inside your Head
The bottom line: we’re keen to encourage you to pick your favourite affiliation from your most beloved movie/tv show/comic book etc and give that line-up a go.
This is a ticketed event. Entry is £10 GBP, payable upon registration.
Payment & the management of the event will be done using Challonge, so a Challonge account is also required.
Registration is open – head to the Challonge page to purchase your ticket & get registered.
In addition: player interaction & correspondence on the day will take place on the day in Discord. Click the button below to join the Dice Masters Online Discord group.
We have a number of prizes available on the day, here’s the info on how prizes will be awarded…
Each prize will be drawn randomly as part of a raffle at the end of the event on The Ministry of Dice YouTube channel. Raffle ticket entries can be earned in a variety of ways which are outlined in the “Achievements List” below. The more achievements you meet during the event the more raffle tickets you will accrue.
Here is the achievement list…
Click on this button for a full-size, downloadable version…
A bit of small-print…
“Unless we all want to die very unpleasant deaths, we’re going to have to work together” will only be awarded once at the outset of the event.
“It’s not what I am underneath, but what I do, that defines me” will be awarded at the end of the event by Chris.
“Those toys? Where does he get those wonderful toys?” wins a ticket if ALL 6 of your opponent’s Basic Action Dice are bought.
Achievements are to reported by the losing player in the Discord channel when the match result is reported.
In addition; each of the achievements are named after a Superhero movie quote. There is a Special Mystery Prize entry up for grabs if you can guess the movie AND character or characters who said the quote. To enter: make a donation at the GoFundMe page (to a value of your choosing) and e-mail your guesses to Chris@BritRollerSix.com. All correct entries will go into the draw for the mystery prize. (Make sure your donation name & e-mail is the same as the entry you send) Participation in the tournament is NOT required to enter this extra draw – just the donation.
Here are some of the prizes going into the pool… (more to be announced soon)
Rigorous Training Promo Card
Alt Art Hulk: Green Goliath Promo
Complete set of 8 Gold, Championship Sidekick Dice
The Alt Art Animated X-Men Bundle
The Shiny X-Men Bundle
The Shiny Heroes of DC Bundle
The Shiny Villians of DC Bundle
The Shiny Heroes of Marvel Bundle
The Shiny Villains of Marvel Bundle
The Shiny “Crawling the Dungeon” Bundle
Stu.ART DC Collection
Stu.ART Marvel Collection
Stark Industries OP Kit
Webslingers OP Kit
Super Spies OP Kit
Marvel Now! OP Kit
Dice Masters Vs Cancer Commemorative Play Mat
Dice Masters Vs Cancer Commemorative Dice Tray
Element Games Gift Vouchers
There is even more on its way to us – some FURTHER exciting prizes for the raffle AND for the Mystery Achievements Quiz prize. Keep an eye out for EVEN MORE announcements as the event approaches.
Rules Inquiries & Outcomes
Please send any rules inquiries to us through the “Contact Us” button at the bottom of the page, in the Discord channel, or through our Facebook page (linked below).
Any rules inquiries will then be published here for all to see in advance of the event.
We received a question about whether flip cards are permitted in the event. Flip cards are permitted but must start the game on the correctly affiliated side. Some flip cards have the Villain affiliation on them – these WILL be permitted also.
Wonder Girl – Cassie Sandmark
We were asked whether Cassie Sandsmark would affect ALL Teen Titans character dice in the field, including your opponent’s. For the purposes of this event we have decided that she will only apply her game effect to Teen Titans in your team.
Where Best to See Updates?
Over the coming weeks leading up to the event all communication & updates will be cross posted over the following areas:
Make sure you subscribe or “follow” one of the above to stay in the loop – the Discord channel is important as that will be used on the day to communicate in real-time with event participants.
Make an additional Donation
We have been asked whether there might be a way for those who are unable to play, or wish to put more in the pot, to make extra donations. We have set up a GoFundMe account where this can be done.
If you would like to make an additional donation then do so at this link here:
We look forward to seeing you folks on the day! Please get in touch if you have any further questions…
Oh, and for some Dice Masters Vs Cancer fun – here’s an exclusive Dark Phoenix Saga spoiler I had hanging around that didn’t really fit any of my video/article themes:
Prize Donators List
We’d like to give special thanks to the following individuals & organisations who have contributed to the Prize pool in this event. You folks are the best – we love you & appreciate your support.