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Weekly 1E Roundup - 18 SEPTEMBER 2020

by Charlie Plaine, Director of First Edition

18th September 2020

Captain Koloth

Welcome to the Weekly 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 have questions, comments, or suggestions for content, you can contact me at cplaine@gmail.com or on the forums via PM to MidnightLich. I'm happy to write about your tournaments, get togethers, or other 1E-related goings-on. But for now, let's get into the column and see what's been going on in the world of First Edition!

The Big News

The next First Edition expansion will be called A Private Little War. This expansion, the third and final in the Original Series "block," will heavily feature [Kli] [OS] cards. To identify the game (and give some hints as to what is in the expansion), I played a game of twenty questions on the forums. Check out that thread to see some more hints about what you will - or won't - find in A Private Little War.

Tournament Reports

It's been all Tribbles in the past week. We'll start with Tuesday Night Tribbles from last week, September 8th, 2020. Kevin Jaeger (Hoss-Drone) emerged on top of the field of seven (7) players with a total of 722,624 tribbles - though no deck was provided. Dan Hamman (SirDan) was just behind him in 2ne, with 711,212, playing Pit Scorpion 2.1, a Poison-powered deck. Eric Robinett (rycar60) piloted an unknown deck to 3rd place, with 520,301 tribbles, while Jeremy Benedict (flrazor) claimed 4th with 350,000 tribbles. Maggie Geppert (jadziadax8) took 5th with 310,222, pulling off the rare Dance in the long first round. Finally, Michael Van Breemen (The Ninja Scot) and Kris Sonsteby (LORE) rounded out the event with 241,040 and 200,000 tribbles respectively. You can see all the decks posted at the tournament link at the top of this paragraph.

More Tribbles fun was had in Winter Park, Florida, on Saturday, September 12th. John Kinney (Kivas Fajo) dominated the table with his deck You Never Give Me Your Money, breeding 1,381,101 tribbles to claim victory. Eric Robinett scored an even 700,000 tribbles for 2nd place, while Sean O'Reilly (Jono) took 3rd with a Bonus deck variant to the tune of 462,316 tribbles. In fact, 3rd, 4th, and 5th were all within 12,000 tribbles of each other: Martin Drake (Warrior50) had 451,134 while Rick Kinney (T-Ricks) had 450,124 - very close. Joseph Bazemore (Cmdr Xym) rounded out th eevent with 352,232. You can see all of the decks except Eric's, which isn't posted, here.

1 Mirror

If you're playing, getting together, I want to hear about it! Did you play online? Tell me about it! Play with family? Send me pictures! I'm happy to cover tournaments and casual games in this column - you just have to let me know. You can find my contact information at the bottom of every column, and you're welcome to email me, PM me, or just post on the forums. So if you're out there, playing First Edition or Tribbles in any way, shape, or form, tell us about it!

Tournament Previews

The next week looks pretty quiet, with the only listed event being Tuesday Night Tribbles on Tuesday, September 22nd. No doubt the usual suspects will be there, and there will be much fun to be had by all.

Meanwhile, if you are in a part of the world where gatherings are allow, and if you have upcoming events, virtual get togethers, or anything else scheduled that's 1E related, let me know. I'd love to feature you and your friends in this column. I typically only see them if they're scheduled in our tournament software, so if you're not using that, please let me know!

Short Treks (In Other News)

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 June 2020. 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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