OP Announcement - Part 1

8th Jun 2020 Legend Story Studios

We hope you and your family are safe and well.

2020 has been, and continues to be for many, a very challenging year. Despite conditions that attempt to keep us apart, the spirit of community and joy of sharing common interests with fellow humans, will see us come together in the flesh and blood again soon.

Some countries around the world have been fortunate to overcome covid-19 faster than others. Today we are pleased to announce the relaunch of Road to Nationals programs in New Zealand and Taiwan. To fans in all other countries, we sincerely wish for the speedy return of public health and safety in your country, and with it, the return of official Flesh and Blood public events. Please check fabtcg.com regularly for updates.

Road to Nationals relaunch

Over the coming days, full Road to Nationals event details will be available on the event locator.

New Zealand Taiwan
July 4 Vagabond Games & Collectables
Auckland
July 5
July 11 Hobby Master Entertainment
Auckland
Cat Footprints-Kaohsiung
July 12
July 18 Cat Footprints Playground
July 19
July 25 Dice Jar Games
Dunedin
July 26
August 1 Cat Footprints-Toufen
August 2
August 8 Cerberus Games
Wellington
Cat Footprints-Fongshan
August 9 Calico Keep
Wellington
August 15 Cat Footprints-Zhongli
August 16
August 22 Mighty Ape
Auckland
Cat Footprints-Shilin
August 23
August 29
August 30 Adept Events
Nelson
September 5 Card Merchant West City
Auckland
September 6
September 12
September 13

National Champs and Qualification

Due to the impact of covid-19, National Champs qualification criteria will change from what was originally published in February. In particular:

  • Players will only be able to participate in the National Champs of their country of primary residence.
  • 90-day XP rankings will be used instead of, or in addition to, Road to Nationals qualifiers. This will vary country by country based on the impact of covid-19 on the ability of stores to run qualifier events.

Full details of New Zealand and Taiwan National Champs will be announced on Monday June 15. Announcements for other countries will be made as public health and safety conditions allow.

Gaining XP during covid-19

We have been working on a new way to engage with official play and gain XP, which we are hoping to unveil next week. This will enable players in all countries, including those affected by covid-19, to play officially and gain XP.

Road to Nationals Prizing

The winner of each Road to Nationals will receive a cash payment for attending National Champs 2020. Simply present ID when you register at National Champs, to receive the cash payment appearance fee on the spot! (The National Champs appearance fee is not transferable or deferrable. If not redeemed at a National Champs 2020 event, the appearance fee entitlement will be forgone.)

Appearance fees are based on the National Champs 2020 event attended as follows:

  • Australia $500 AUD
  • Malaysia RM1000 MYR
  • New Zealand $500 NZD
  • Taiwan $10,000 TWD
  • United States of America $500 USD

Additional Prizes

  • Top 8 players receive an invitation to National Champs 2020. Invitations do not pass down.
  • The winner receives a “random drop” gold legendary prize card! The prize card can be any legendary from WTR or ARC. The prize card for each Road to Nationals will be unknown until revealed by the tournament organizer on the day of the event.
  • The highest ranked player of each hero after swiss rounds, receives a cold foil version of the hero they are playing!
  • 24 cold foil potion cards awarded at the discretion of the tournament organizer.
  • Top 8 players receive an “ambidextrous” Road to Nationals exclusive Fyendal’s Spring Tunic play mat.