Skirmish Retailer FAQ for APAC

12th Feb 2021 Alan Hale

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The Skirmish series is our first season of meaningful and accessible higher level organized play for 2021, available in selected stores in all our supported territories. Skirmish is a chance to provide your community an event that will offer the things that make gaming great; great players, great games and great prizes!

What are Skirmish Events?

Skirmish is a one off event featuring either the Blitz format or Welcome to Rathe Unlimited sealed deck. Each event is supported by the Skirmish prize kit. Events can be run by selected stores from the 20th of February to the 11th of April 2021.

Organizers of in person events will receive a prize kit containing the following:

2 Scar for a Scar playmats

8 Adult Cold Foil Heroes

24 Rainbow Foil Head Jabs

Event Structure

Ideally all events should have a swiss portion into a top cut.

For WTR-U sealed events top cut should be contested with a draft.

Players Swiss Rounds Play-off
5-8 3 None
9-16 4 Top 4
17-32 5 Top 8
33-64 6 Top 8
65-128 7 Top 8

For full details on the formats check here:

Blitz Format Sealed Deck Format Draft Format

Prize Distribution

One Scar for a Scar playmat should be given to the champion of the event, the other as a random prize draw available to all other participants.

Head Jab Rainbow Foils should be given out as participation prizes. If you have more than 24 players they could be awarded to the first 24 players to register or as random prizes for players outside of the top eight. Make sure you let players know how you will be distributing these before the start of the event.

The eight cold foil Adult Heroes Should be drafted among the top eight players after the swiss rounds of the event but before the top cut. First place after swiss to get first pick, second place gets second pick and so on until all the cards have been drafted.



Event FAQ

What happens if a change in pandemic control rules stops us from running the event in store?

LSS takes the safety of both players and stores as a priority. If restrictions prevent a store from running on its elected date please contact the Organized Play team for assistance on rescheduling events or moving the event online.

What happens if I’m unable to run it during the event window?

Skirmish events need to be run between 20th of February and the 11th of April. If changes in pandemic alert status would prevent you running an in-person event it can be moved to an on-line event.

Do I need an Judge for an event?

You don’t need a judge for the event however we would recommend that either the TO for the event or a store staff member is familiar with documents found in the Rules and Policy centre. As the TO, you may issue binding judgements on rules questions; if you do not know the answer to a particular rules question, you may use your judgement to form a view and issue a binding ruling.

Can I run this event on by webcam play or Tabletop Simulator?

If in-store play is allowed in the country then it must be done in-store. If for any reason in-store play cannot go ahead then the event should be done over webcam and not Tabletop Simulator.

How do I get stock for my sealed Skirmish event?

Restocks of Welcome to Rathe Unlimited are due with distributors early February worldwide. However you are responsible for making sure you have enough stock to run your events.

How do I get my Skirmish Prize Kit?

Prize kits will be shipped directly to you or to your preferred distributor before events will occur. We will communicate with stores when they are in stock.

Can I run this as a play at home event?

Because of the prizes available for this event play at home events are not allowed.

Do the top players qualify for any other events?

Skirmish events do not award any invitations to future events.

How long should I budget for events?

Both Blitz and Sealed Deck events use 30 minute rounds. Sealed deck events do require 30 minutes deck building time as well. A four round Blitz event with top eight could be done within 3 ½ hours while a four round sealed deck including top eight draft can be completed within 4 ½ hours.

My store is only allowed limited numbers in-store. Can I restrict numbers for the event?

It is fine to restrict the numbers for the event if you are not allowed to run at full capacity. However make sure this is announced before your event so players are aware.

What level of rules enforcement is this event run at?

Skirmish events are run at casual rules enforcement. Please check the Penalty Guidelines for more information. The purpose of this event is to be an enjoyable community building exercise; if you have to adjudicate on a rules breach, we would encourage you to assume good faith on the part of the players, and to treat it as an honest mistake and a learning opportunity. The intent is to restore the game state where possible, and leave the players feeling positive after you have adjudicated the situation.

For Blitz events are deck lists required?

The Skirmish series is run at a casual level so they are not required. At your discretion you may require deck lists (for example if you are considering live-streaming play) but you should advise players well in advance if this is going to be a requirement so they can prepare a list.

For Sealed Deck events are players required to register their decks or do deck swaps?

The Skirmish series is run at a casual level so they are not required to but again this is at the TO’s discretion.

I'm still totally lost! Who can I reach out to?

Email the team at op@fabtcg.com, we are more than happy to arrange a call to assist if needed.