Back in January we started at the beginning with PAQ-era PURE... about as 1996 as you can get. For this final constructed event, we're coming full circle and linking the past with the present.
In 2012, the TNG Block was launched with The Next Generation and The Next Generation: Supplemental expansion sets looking to recapture the basic gameplay of the early 1e days with some new and improved cards. It was a 1e Renaissance era that brought many retired players - myself included - back into a game they hadn't picked up since the dark days of the late Decipher era. By making the gameplay mechanically simpler, but adding cards to enrich the experience, this block era was almost a new golden age of its own.
I saw almost, because I had two quibbles with the TNG Block: It omitted some basic staple cards from the PAQ era that weren't included in TNG:S, and it omitted Shades of Gray, another set that was Designed to enhance PAQ-era cards.
Well, now that New Golden Age is finally here... at least for a month!
This event will combine the best of TNG Block with the Best of the rest of PAQ-era and modern cards. The following sets are legal:
The Next Generation
The Next Generation: Supplemental
The Sky's The Limit
Shades of Gray
Coming of Age
In addition, OTF rules are in effect.
Hopefully this event looks as fun to you as it does to me and makes you want to sign up to play on the merits, but if you need additional incentive, I have some...
-All RTT4 events, including this one, are part of the 2020 Subspace Series and as such, playing makes you eligible for special promo foils!
-If that's still not enough, as part of the RTT4 series itself, playing earns you participation points toward a special exclusive Investigate Quarantine promo foil. You need 10 points to qualify, and while you get some points for placing in the top 3, you get MORE points by playing in RTT4 series events. At last look (which doesn't include the current Voyager Warp Speed event), there were 2 players eligible to qualify for the foil if they just played in one more event, and 4 others who could qualify by playing in one more event and finishing in a top spot (1 or 2)... plus the Warp Speed event is ongoing and that's going to move some people closer to the goal as well... it's not too late to get in on the action!
This event kicks off Friday, November 6th, 2020. If we get more than 8 players, I'll add a 4th round.
I look forward to seeing everyone in the arena!