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Wednesday 1E Roundup - 16 JAN 2019

by Charlie Plaine, Acting Director of First Edition

16th January 2019

Kivas Fajo (2018 Regional Promo)

Welcome to the Wednesday 1E Roundup, a weekly column looking back at the past week in the world of First Edition as well as a preview of the week ahead. If you've got an event coming up and you'd like to be featured in this column, feel free to contact me at cplaine@gmail.com or on the forums via PM to MidnightLich.

The Big News
It's time for the 2019 Regional Season. Regional Championships are the first tier event of our Road to Worlds organized play series. They are open to anyone to run, no matter how big your playgroup might be, and are going to be between March 30th and June 30th this year. If you've got three (3) or more people and want to have fun (and win an exclusive Regional foil prize), apply today! Speaking of the Regional promos - last year it was Kivas Fajo, as part of the Year of the Non-Aligned. I wonder what it will be this year?

This Day in Trek
January 16th, 1995 was the premiere date for Star Trek: Voyager. "Caretaker," the two hour pilot episode, began the show's seven year run. Did you watch it when it debuted? It was on at 10 PM on Wednesday nights in my hometown, so most likely I taped it and watched it after school the next day.

Tournament Reports
Unfortunately, the 1E event scheduled for this past weekend in San Diego had to be postponed due to illness (and a lack of babysitting). Hopefully tournament director JD Ashley [NerdyByNature] will be feeling better soon, and the San Diego players can get their event scheduled soon. Did any of you out there play any games this past weekend, even if they were just casual kitchen table games? Drop me a message at my email or via PM and I'll share stories in a future report!

Additionally, there is a tournament scheduled for Tuesday evening (which is when this article is submitted) in Northern California. This Open Constructed tournament, hosted by Rich Joakimson [Outsider] will be covered in next week's roundup, as there won't be time to write about it before publishing this column.

Tournament Previews
There are two scheduled First Edition tournaments this weekend on opposite coasts of the United States. One will be at the Northgate Mall in Seattle, Washington in the United States. Though only two players, including tournament director Justin Ford [Resistance-is-futile], are preregistered, the Seattle area is home to some of the best 1E players in the world. Hopefully this will be a fun event with some interesting decks to look at next week!

In New York, a tournament being hosted by Robin Honeycutt [robin1234] is scheduled for Saturday evening. I should point out that Robin is the 2nd most highly rated player in the Romulus Region, and is on a thirty-two (32) game winning streak. So while no players have preregistered, hopefully Robin will get the three players needed to sanction the event and we'll have results to discuss next week.

If you have tournaments coming up, feel free to schedule them in our tournament system so I can promote them in future articles.

Our first major championship event of the year will be a Trek Masters Series event called Manassters 2, taking place on Sunday, March 3rd in Manassas Park, VA. Seven (7) players are preregistered. We'll keep you updated on this, and future championship events, as the season unfolds.

Quantum Incursions

In Other News

The Time Capsule
This week last year, a new batch of errata was released to clean up dilemma timing and remove a glossary entry for Diplomatic Conference. Our errata team works hard to clean up the rules when and where they can, doing their part to make 1E more approachable while not sacrificing the complexity players love.

Five years ago, in 2014, I started an article series called Hindsight that sought to look back at previous expansions from a modern lens. Going back and finishing that series is something I'd really like to do - maybe this year will be the year! Also that week, the First Edition Make it So competition was underway! James Monsebroten [Orbin], the eventual winner, is now the lead designer for Project Delenn, which will be coming out soon.

That's all for this week's roundup of First Edition news and events. For more news, you can follow The Continuing Committee on Facebook, Twitter, or bookmark our front page. News about upcoming First Edition projects can be found in the most recent Project Status Update from December 2018. If you've got an event coming up and you'd like to be featured in this column, or if you have comments about this column's content, feel free to contact me at cplaine@gmail.com or on the forums via PM to MidnightLich. Until next week, may you expand your power in the universe and live long and prosper.

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