Empire Deluxe Tournament 2021 – Finale
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Empire Deluxe Tournament 2021 – Finale

Congratulations to Mara who has claimed the title of Empire Deluxe Champion for 2021.  After two narrow but well-played victories, and a partial win on our third play-through, he will carry the torch for 2022 until we meet again next December.  In this post, I will show the highlights for our third and final game…

Empire Deluxe Tournament 2021 – Game Two
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Empire Deluxe Tournament 2021 – Game Two

After Mara’s risky win in Game One, we now move into Game Two of our year-end championship.  In Game Two, players opted to include the Capitol Kill victory condition although it was not put to the test due to some expert defensive play.  This game took a day and a half to complete and had…

Empire Deluxe Tournament 2021 – Game One
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Empire Deluxe Tournament 2021 – Game One

After two false starts, Game One of the 2021 Empire Deluxe Tournament Championship is completed.  Two players are effectively tied for first place going into Game Two after a surprising and incredibly risky surgical strike caused our players to declare a cease fire.  Round Two will start later today as our players complete some quality-of-life…

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Empire Deluxe Tournament 2020 – Finale

The 2020-21 Empire Deluxe Tournament Championship is in the books and our winner is Keiren.  After strong performances in our first two games, he was unanimously declared the tournament victor and received the highest total points scored by a considerable margin.  This is his second win in a row as he successfully defended his title…

Empire Deluxe Tournament 2020 – Game 3
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Empire Deluxe Tournament 2020 – Game 3

This is our third and final battle of the 2020 tournament.  Due to the performance of our players in the first two games, we elected to try a modified unit database and try some rule variations.  After obtaining unanimous approval, the changes were implemented by the moderator and action started.  With that, this tournament will…

Empire Deluxe Tournament 2020 – Game 2
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Empire Deluxe Tournament 2020 – Game 2

The second game of our Empire Deluxe Tournament 2020 is complete and it is a stalemate.  This round had more set matches declared than Game One and more aggressive expansion during mid-game.  It was the first play through where players used both the horizontal and vertical wrapping in their strategies with naval action taking center…

Empire Deluxe Tournament 2020 – Game 1
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Empire Deluxe Tournament 2020 – Game 1

Our first game of EDT 2020 has been completed and, depending on which player you were watching, it was either a nail biter or a slumberfest.  Our players have already debriefed and declared a winner.  They have started Round 2 which will conclude in the next two days and the results will be posted.  As…

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Empire Deluxe Tournament 2020 – Preliminaries

Today is the start of our yearly Empire Deluxe Championship Tournament.  Played on the final two weeks of every year, the top players from the leader board pit themselves against each other in a moderated game to determine who will carry the title of Empire Champion for the next twelve months. This year’s tournament is…