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HEX Convocation 2016

Jul 5, 2016

The 2016 Convocation starts during GenCon this August! Here are all the details you need to know to participate in this event and get all the 2016 Convocation goodies! Whether in-game or in-person, the fun kicks off August 4th, 2016.

Convocation Pack

In-Person Events

Attendees that visit us at GenCon (or any other convention thereafter in 2016) can earn a 2016 Convocation pack in the following ways:

  • In the case of GenCon Gauntlet, all participants will receive a 2016 Convocation Pack. 2-win records receive an additional 2016 Convocation pack
  • In the case of GenCon Drafts, players will earn three 2016 Convocation packs for entering. If you win your first game you’ll earn another pack, and if you make the finals you’ll earn a second pack. If you win your draft, you’ll receive all five 2016 Convocation Packs plus a signed Armies of Myth variant poster (limited to 50 made) with exclusive sleeve!
  • Employees may also hand out 2016 Convocation packs to players that chat them up!

In-Game Events

GenCon Convocation – Thursday, August 4th @ 10:00 AM PT – Thursday, August 11th @ 9:59 AM PT.

If you can’t attend one of these events in person, don’t worry! We’ve got you covered. Here are some ways you can get your hands on this sweet loot:

Draft Tournaments:

  • Participation Prize = 2016 Convocation Pack
  • Tournament Winner = 2016 Convocation Pack

Gauntlet Tournaments:

  • 5-X Finish = 2016 Convocation Pack

Ranked Constructed:

  • Players that win a ranked ladder match with have a 25% chance of earning a pack

Campaign:

Completing the following dungeons will grant a 50% chance of dropping a 2016 Convocation pack:

  • Tranquil Dream
  • The Usurper
  • Fort Romor

Completing the following dungeons will grant a 100% chance of dropping a 2016 Convocation pack:

  • Smoldering Dead
  • Devonshire Keep

Our overall goal with this program is to provide access to these promotions in both PVE and PVP. You may see some changes in the way these cards are dropped in future years, but every method will be designed to provide promotional items across both types of play.

What’s in the pack?

If you attend Gen Con and play at our LAN, you’ll earn a code for a 2016 Convocation pack. Just redeem the code in game for the digital pack. Unlike getting a 2016 Convocation pack in game, these codes also have a 10% chance to grant the redeemer with a 2016 Convocation sleeve! The sleeve is a special item that represents you attending our event and being there, so it’s only available via the codes handed out at one of these special events.

Pip Pip!

All 2016 Convocation packs have the following items in them, and you get one at random when you open the pack. Remember, not all items have the same rarity, so some of these items will be much harder to get. Click on the PvE cards below to see their equipment that you’ll be able to get.

Freaky Fungus Equipment Shroom Party Equipment Professor Sporzin Equipment Chronic Madness AA

The Shroom Party has something special going on with it. When you have this in play, every time you play a resource the image changes on the card. This is not playing a new card or a transformation, so there is no gameplay value to this happening, just something fun to enjoy. We’ll keep the surprise of the full image reveal until later.

Con Swag

If you attend GenCon, you’ll find us in both Booth 501 (the exhibition hall booth we share with Cryptozoic Entertainment) as well as in the TCG hall with our HEX LAN. At our booth, you’ll find three items available:

First, we have the Armies of Myth poster (limited to 300 total made). We’re selling only 200 of them at GenCon and we are selling limited quantities each day. Make sure you get yours early! Posters are $35 and come with an exclusive sleeve. The Variant poster (50 total made) and sleeve is available through tournaments. (Click on the sleeves to reveal the posters)

HEX SET3 POSTER HEX SET3 POSTER VAR

There’s also the Armies of Myth t-shirt at $20 and matching Armies of Myth playmat at $20 as well:

Armies of Myth Playmat

Armies of Myth Tee Shirt

The shirt and poster design was done by our own graphic designer Larry Renac as a fresh interpretation of Army of Myth by Hugo Richard. Make sure to grab one when you come by to say hi!

GenCon Events

Events at Gen Con are held at our LAN in the TCG hall from 10 AM to Midnight Thursday through Saturday, 10 AM to 4 PM on Sunday. Convention internet is often unreliable and slow, so this LAN does not connect to our live servers. Players at the LAN will use special LAN-only accounts.

You can view the full schedule of events on the GenCon page here. This year we have two events types with similar themes. We’ll be running both Draft tournaments and Sealed Gauntlet throughout. Each of these events will utilize a special pack we’ve created just for GenCon this year. It includes PvE cards, AI-only cards, Armies of Myth and Primal Dawn cards, as well as your first look at some future PvP cards!!!

We are also looking at adding more drafts for those that missed out when GenCon pushed our events live. Drafts sold out in less than two minutes, and we hope to make more drafts available on-site. We will update you at a future time with information on that.

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