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Tabletop Gaming Rules

Last Updated: Sep 22, 2016 04:24PM PDT

Tabletop Gaming General Event Rules

  • Anime Expo Tabletop Gaming events are open to all attendees with a valid attendee badge for the day of the event. Off-duty Anime Expo staff volunteers are permitted to participate, but will be given no special treatment within the event.
  • All AX run events are free of charge. (3rd party events may require an entry fee. Please see the appropriate vendor’s booth area for details)
  • Tabletop Gaming Area event structure and rulings are at the discretion of the staff volunteers  running the event. All rulings by these staff volunteers are final.
  • “Griefing” or otherwise insulting or antagonizing other players verbally or physically is NOT permitted.

Tournament-Specific Rules

Tabletop Gaming Tournament Events are subject to all other Tabletop Gaming rules and guidelines, as well as  the following:

  1. Tournaments require players sign up before the event. Sign-ups are available on a first come, first serve basis.
  2. Attendees may sign up for ANY tournament event, starting when the room opens on Day 1 at 10am, up until the start of that specific event. (i.e., a player wishing to play in a tournament on Day 3, may sign up for it on Day 1)
  3. If a tournament has enough players signed up to meet the tournament capacity, additional sign-ups will be placed on a wait list.
  4. Players should arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the tournament starting. At the designated start time, staff will call for players signed up.  If 1 or more player from the list is absent, names will be called from the wait list until tournament capacity has been met.
  5. Players who play in the first of a multiple tournament event (i.e. Cosplay Poker A and Cosplay Poker B) MAY sign up for the second event, however they will be moved to the end of the waitlist, to give new players a chance to play.
  6. Some tournaments will require players to bring their own components to play (TCG/CCGs). These will be marked on the schedule below.
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