Worlds 2019: Lille (France) - 11th, 12th and 13th of October

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Worlds 2019: Lille (France) - 11th, 12th and 13th of October

Post by gollum51 » Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:06 pm

Dear fellow meccg players, several council members asked us whether the French community could arrange Worlds 2019.

I am delighted to confirm that we indeed propose to organise Worlds 2019 in Lille from Friday, 11th of October to Sunday, 13th.

Lille is a great location for the Worlds for a number of reasons:
- Accessibility by car for French, Benelux and quite a few German players: 3 hours to Köln or Amsterdam, less than 2 hours to Paris
- proximity to 3 low cost airports (Lille, Brussels, Charleroi). In particular, Ryanair flies to 25 countries from Charleroi and there is usually a cheap Ryanair bus between Lille and the airport (a number of German cars are also likely to drive by the airport).
- proximity to several major Airports (London, Paris, Brussels) for our non-European friends who can organise a holiday in London and/or Paris combined with the Worlds
- much cheaper accomodation that in Paris
- Northern France is renowned for its beers and food
- Lille is a beautiful city and also offers great shopping opportunities if you plan to come with your partner (sorry for the stereotype :-))


I would also like to highlight that the event will really be beginner-friendly. quite a few people would probably like to come to the Worlds but do not feel like building competitive decks. So we will run quite a few events including more casual ones in parallel ot the main tourney. 10 French players have already confirmed their attendance and it will be the first Worlds for most of them. So if you have never attended Meccg Worlds, this is a great opportunity.


The only thing that we really need from you at this stage is that you let us know asap whether you plan to attend as we have several possible venues in mind with different capacity. The sooner we get a rough estimate of the numbers, the better (and the cheaper the Ryanair flights for you :-)). So please post on this thread if you plan to attend.

Edit: Already 14 Participants (6 nationalities) have pre-registered after a few days (+3 who have expressed interest but are waiting for their work schedule).

Edit 29/06/19: here is the current (work in progress) list of attendees

24 Already confirmed or very likely (from 8 countries):
Heiner
Patric
Karsten
Pawel
Eric (Thorsten)
Nicolai
Wolgang
Mario
Christian
Fabian
Stevie
Leon
Ernst
Dominique
Vincent
Ludovic
Maxime
Roman
Clement
Stephane P.
Stephane H.
Stavros
Denis
Hervé

6 interested but waiting for their work schedule or other elements before they can confirm:
Franck
Yannick
Gilles
Steffen L (Dain II)
Sylvain
Jérome Q.


Some more Waiting for a reply (please contact your friends and ask them to contact me if you can so that we get a better feel for the total number of players - the sooner we get an estimate, the better the price).
Mark A
Nicolas (big red)
Domenico and his brothers
The Hamburg group
The Spanish community
And probably many others


Cannot make it:
Wiet
Christoph





Proposed schedule:
Friday afternoon: Hero 1-deck / challenge deck / DC (or Sunday) ? / Sealed ?
Saturday : worlds / scenario
Sunday : worlds finals / DC (or Friday) / other on request
Arda will be also available


Thank you.
Hervé
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Re: Worlds 2019: Lille (France) - 11th, 12th and 13th of October

Post by Thorsten the Traveller » Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:00 am

Great, I'm in, bien sûr!
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Re: Worlds 2019: Lille (France) - 11th, 12th and 13th of October

Post by Bandobras Took » Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:36 pm

And now I truly envy those who will be able to go. :)
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You probably aren't playing Fallen Wizards correctly. This prompted the backlash erratum that I will link to as soon as I notice it is officially posted. :)

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Post by thorondor » Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:56 pm

I also planned to go, but I have my doubts now. Travelling option seems good for cars and planes. But what about train? There is a railway in France, right?
:wink: Just kidding of course. Count me in for sure! Thats gonna be a cool event!!

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Re: Worlds 2019: Lille (France) - 11th, 12th and 13th of October

Post by Bandobras Took » Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:31 pm

thorondor wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:56 pm
There is a railway in France, right?
That was never in question. The question is whether those currently responsible for operating it are on strike any given week. :)
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You probably aren't playing Fallen Wizards correctly. This prompted the backlash erratum that I will link to as soon as I notice it is officially posted. :)

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Re: Worlds 2019: Lille (France) - 11th, 12th and 13th of October

Post by thorondor » Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:35 pm

Bandobras Took wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:31 pm
thorondor wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:56 pm
There is a railway in France, right?
That was never in question. The question is whether those currently responsible for operating it are on strike any given week. :)
Ah, so clever not to mention it among the travelling options then ;-)

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Re: Worlds 2019: Lille (France) - 11th, 12th and 13th of October

Post by Darksatin » Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:27 am

I am coming to the tournament in Lille (by train).
A Meccg player is an adventurer...

PS : I remember a train strike when I was going to Lure 2012.
But it was... in Germany ! :)

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Post by Darksatin » Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:01 pm

It is pure slander to say that trains do not circulate in France because of strikes.
I often take the train and I can assure you that there can be various problems:
- humans on the railways
- animals on the railways
- suicide: someone jumped under the train and the station must be evacuated
- a woman gives birth in the train (we have to wait for the ambulance)
- Police intervention on the train
- a passenger is sick (we have to wait for the ambulance)
- we have to wait for the passengers of another train that is late
- the train is too late, it must be evacuated because the train company needs it in the other direction
- a train derailed this morning on this track and it is not available
- sabotage: someone threw scrap on catenaries
All these incidents are lived and truly authentic.
But like these American citizens you can also participate in a life-action role-playing game, become heroes and win a prestigious medal: the Legion of Honor ... :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QXsiSOoTP4

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Re: Worlds 2019: Lille (France) - 11th, 12th and 13th of October

Post by Bandobras Took » Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:11 pm

It has admittedly been close to two decades since I lived in France, but I had at least one trip thrown off by pure strikery. :)
Remember, NetRep rulings are official. This does not necessarily mean they are correct.

You probably aren't playing Fallen Wizards correctly. This prompted the backlash erratum that I will link to as soon as I notice it is officially posted. :)

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Re: Worlds 2019: Lille (France) - 11th, 12th and 13th of October

Post by Vastor Peredhil » Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:21 pm

Great food in the city,

great hookers as well, always helpful to find your way in this one "way street riddled city"

I will surely be making it ;)

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Re: Worlds 2019: Lille (France) - 11th, 12th and 13th of October

Post by gollum51 » Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:17 pm

Vastor Peredhil wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:21 pm
Great food in the city,

great hookers as well, always helpful to find your way in this one "way street riddled city"

I will surely be making it ;)
Thanks Vastor for reminding us of the presence of these ladies. Now attendance to Worlds is going to double and we are going to need a bigger venue :D

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Re: Worlds 2019: Lille (France) - 11th, 12th and 13th of October

Post by Smaug » Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:52 pm

Hi Guys,

I will come as well along and fetch my forth title :D :D :D

Cheers

Heiner

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Post by Muad'Dib » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:35 am

If Heiner is coming i have to be there too :) I will do my best to come.
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Re: Worlds 2019: Lille (France) - 11th, 12th and 13th of October

Post by Shapeshifter » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:31 pm

I will be there, too.

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Re: Worlds 2019: Lille (France) - 11th, 12th and 13th of October

Post by Containerguy » Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:02 am

Hi Hervé,

Do you have a tournament schedule available already ?
Any love for Hamburger Scenario ?

Cheers
Fabian

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