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WGP 2021 Info Center

NOTE: the Restriction List is in effect
for all North American WGP 2021 Events.

Important: Please check the Set Legality section
for details on allowed cards.



Jump down to: Introduction - Locations - PRs - Rules - Legal Titles - How to Register - Manuals

Introduction
Thanks for choosing to participate in the 2021 WS WGP!

Please read "Rules for Entrants" below, look over the Advisor section if you'd like to double-check how the event is run, and then Register for a Regional to play in.

Register ASAP! Last-minute applications, while allowed, are not guaranteed to get a spot in a Regional!

Note that the event is greatly changed for this year due to the pandemic. For returning WGP attendees, read on to see the major changes (partially online, greatly increased prizing, no worlds flight or invitation). Due to travel restrictions, varying lockdown and event limitations between states/provinces, and a commitment to safety during these trying times has made for a number of changes to this event. Everyone is encouraged to read the whole document for rules and regulations.

Card Language / Format:
Japanese-language cards +
specific English sets (listed in the rules)
Neo-Standard Deck construction

Nationals:
January 8-9, 10 AM Eastern,
Online via Discord

Invite REQUIRED to play in the Nationals - read below to see how to get one!

Prizing!

  • Over $1000 in Prizes to attendees!
    Every Regionals will have prizes distributed randomly to lucky players in that Regional: Points Items and/or Gift Certificates to stores local to that Regional.
  • For Nationals, even more prizes will be given away to players, including more points items as well as sealed WS product! winners of Nationals lucky-draw prizes will be drawn from the entire pool of Regionals attendees, so even if you didn't make it to Nationals, you are still eligible to win!


Also also, PR Cards will also be provided (eventually) for all attendees! So, let's all have a fun and relaxing event together!


Regional Locations:
(the shops and playgroups running the events where invites are given)


Arizona
DragonGirl TCG - Friday, Nov 19, 5 PM
NOTE: Masks Required, Full Vaccination Required
ADDRESS CHANGE
337 W Utopia Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85027
2105 E Redfield Rd Phoenix, AZ 85022
Top Deck Towers - Sun Dec 5, 3 PM
3805 W River Road # 127, Tucson, AZ 85741

California
Nova TCG - Sun Dec 5, 3 PM
NOTE: Online
Card Arena - Sat Dec 4, 4 PM
NOTE: Masks Preferred, Full Vaccination Required
16350-C Valley Blvd. La Puente, CA 91744
Legends Comics & Games - Sat Dec 4, 12 Noon
NOTE: Online

Georgia
Win Condition Games - Sun Dec 12, 1 PM
NOTE: Masks Required
3895 Cherokee St NW #610, Kennesaw, GA 30144

Hawaii
Toylynx - Sat Dec 4, 7 PM
NOTE: Online

Maine
TIME CHANGE
Central Maine WS Group
- Sun Nov 28, 4 PM

NOTE: Online

Massachusetts
Battleground Games & Hobbies Abington - Sat Nov 20, 2 PM
NOTE: Full Vaccination and/or Mask Required
1423 Bedford Street, Abington MA 02351

Nevada
Darkside Games - Sun Dec 12, 2 PM
NOTE: Mask Required
Las Vegas Blvd Ste N9, Las Vegas, NV 89123

New Jersey
Time Warp Comics and Games - Sat Dec 11, 3 PM
NOTE: Full Vaccination Required
555A Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009

New York
Hammergirl Anime - Sat Dec 4, 6 PM
NOTE: Online
Card Quest Inc - Sat Dec 11, 1 PM
NOTE: Full Vaccination and Mask Required
112-02 Roosevelt Ave, Corona NY 11368

Ohio
Columbus Area WS Group - Sun Nov 28, 3 PM
NOTE: Online

Pennsylvania
Heroes Ink Comics - Sat Nov 27, 12 Noon
NOTE: Mask Required
6080 Steubenville Pike Suite #703, McKees Rocks, PA 15136

Rhode Island
Reality A Games - Sat Dec 11, 2 PM
NOTE: Online

Texas
Infinity Cards - Sat Dec 4, 3 PM
1259 Eldridge Rd, Sugar Land, TX 77478

Washington
Shane's Cards - Sun Nov 28, 12 Noon
NOTE: Online

Canada
Treasure Chest Games - Sun Dec 12, 12 Noon
NOTE: Masks Required
3274 Coast Meridian Road, Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada V3B 3N4
DATE CHANGE
Sentry Box Games
- Sun Dec 12, 12 Noon

NOTE: Fully Vaccinated Required, Masks Required
1835 B 10th Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta, T3C 0K2

Colombia
Akihabara Collectionables - Sat Dec 11, 6 PM
NOTE: Online

Note that some of these events are completely online, and possibly run by an organizer new to the Online format, and so the cooperation of all players is essential to the successful completion of these events. HotC reserves the right to have official observers attend to help facilitate events.

PR Cards
PR cards and the like are being provided by Bushiroad! We will update here as soon as we have confirmed the details.
Rules for Entrants
Players need to register on the Register page, and read the
Detailed Player Info.

Players will be playing in double-elimination events, possibly run online via Discord. Players in online events must be able to connect to a Discord server, read and understand instructions from an advisor, change their nickname, connect to a named player to play a match via webcam, report to that advisor the results of that match, and send us a photo of their deck upon request via discord or email.

In-Person Notice
If you are attending an in-person event, you have agreed to abide by all of their rules regarding sanitation and safety, and act respectfully and responsibly. Failure to meet these responsibilities rescinds your invitation to that event, and may incur further penalties for event disruption. (example: if the event is "mask required", keep your mask on all the time)

Step by Step Regional Online Instructions for Players
Players will be able to see a discord link to their Regional Server when they check their Registration. They should:

- Connect to the server an hour before the beginning of the event,
- Change their nickname to their actual name,
- @ the listed advisor to say they are checking in,
- DM a photo of your deck (all 50 cards face up in one pic, multiples can overlay, no bootleg or unlicensed card supplies, see examples of good photos here and here) to the Advisor, and
- Shuffle up while awaiting round pairings.
- Once paired, they should DM their opponent to set up a video call, and play each other. Rock Paper Scissors, explain cards as you play them, enjoy the game.
- When the match is done, thank your opponent for the match, and report to the advisor with your name and if you won or lost (good example: "Shiyoko won". bad example: "I won").
- If this is your second loss, you have been eliminated. No worries, though, you are still in for all the prize draws.
- If you have one or less losses, wait for the next round pairings, and so on.

Step by Step Regional In-Person Instructions for Players
- Be there at least fifteen minutes before the beginning of the event unless there are space / safety concerns,
- DM/Text a photo of your deck (all 50 cards face up in one pic, multiples can overlay, no bootleg or unlicensed card supplies, see examples of good photos here and here) to the Advisor - if the ability to take a photo is unavailable, please let the Advisor take a photo of your deck, and
- Shuffle up while awaiting round pairings.
- Once paired, find your partner, have a seat, shuffle up, and start playing.
- If you and your Opponent do not agree on something, check the Detailed Player Info and if that doesn't settle things call over the Advisor. - When the match is done, thank your opponent for the match, and report to the advisor with your name and if you won or lost (good example: "Shiyoko won". bad example: "I won").
- If this is your second loss or if you drop or are dropped, you have been eliminated. No worries, though, you are still in for all the lucky draws. - If the event ends and you are not yet eliminated, you receive an invite to Nationsls! Players must play promptly, aiming to end their game within 35 minutes. Should a game go over 45 minutes, both players should report to the advisor that their game is going long, why it is going long, and strive to finish it as soon as possible. Should a game, for any reason, go over 50 minutes, HotC staff reserves the right to give a Slow Play Game Loss to one or both players depending on the situation. Nobody wants that. So, everyone, let's play promptly.

Library should remain within the opponent's view at all times. When offering a cut, a player may ask you to reshuffle in a specific way: "please pile shuffle your Library", "please cut it into thirds and stack them as follows", and so on. A player may ask for a count of cards in the deck, and give a number to cut to. Do not shuffle in such a way that anyone can see the cards, and if you aren't comfortable with a shuffle, ask for more (within reason).

Should you have a ruling question, contact the advisor. If there is a fixable play error, and both players are okay with it, you may fix it and play on without contacting the advisor.

Players are allowed to record their game, and may explicitly do so without expressly notifying their opponent. Playing in this event means that you allow your opponent to record your game without express permission.

Regional capacity is limited. This number is based on the total requested player capacity of the Regional advisors. Should players be able to play in more than one Regional, the decision of who and how many will be made based on random draw and availability, with HotC striving to give all players as equal an opportunity as possible.

Players and advisors may stream or later rebroadcast matches only with the express permission of the players being streamed. You are allowed to withhold permission to be streamed / rebroadcasted without explanation. All streams must have at least a 5 minute delay, and the players being streamed may not take in information of any kind from streams or those watching them.

For this event, players should play in good-faith with one another - the vast majority of prizes of monetary value being given away are done so randomly. There is no flight this year, there is no invite this year. We hope players take this opportunity to play some fun and exciting games with each other, advisors take this opportunity to connect with their locals and have a stress-free event, and HotC to give out some free stuffs. :)

Players must play in their event until completion to be eligible for promos and prizes. If a person does not want to participate, but still wants promos, they can alert their regional organizer to be placed on a list requesting promos as a spectator. Should PRs still be available after distribution to players, they will be able to pick them up from their locals.

Multiple Regional Rules
If you are in multiple regionals, the following rules apply.
- you may not get additional PRs for being in multiple regionals, particularly for multiple regionals that include online regionals. If available, PRs will be available for you at the Regional you played at. Contact each regional to determine a pickup method.
- if you win a spot in a regional, you may not play in future regionals for that season.


Legal Titles
- All Japanese Titles are allowed upon release date, other than Macross F, Girl Friend Beta, School Girl Strikers, Godzilla, Star Wars, Jojo's, Lost Decade, and Marvel, which are not allowed.
- The English versions of Cardcaptor Sakura, Batman, Adventure Time, Mob Psycho, and Seven Deadly Sins are allowed, and must follow their respective restriction lists, available
here. Other English cards, and English versions of Japanese cards, are not allowed.
- All cards in a deck must be the same language.
How to Register

Click here to Register for your Regional.

Registration is required for entry. Address is used for prize delivery and geographical regional priority confirmation.

Advisor / Winner Manual

This year, due to the nature of the event, you have a lot of leeway in how you run things. You can have a chat area, not have a chat area, stream, not stream, it's up to you. Run things how your locals like things, as long as you follow a few rules.

Steps to Run Your In-Person Regional
- Stick to your sanitation and safety rules. If you said masks-all-the-time, everyone is masks-all-the-time. If you require vaccinations, check everyone, including having staff check each other. Some players may be attending your event solely because of the rules you set, so don't slack on them. Also, some players may be more careful than others (masking even if not required, etc). As long as it does not affect their game to an unplayable degree, let them be as safe as they require. If you are having an issue with a player, let us know.
- Drop us a line an hour before the regional.
- Use the online Regional software, dropping players who receive their second loss.
- There are not hard time limits for matches. Players are asked to play promptly. If a match takes over 45 minutes, check in with them. 50, check in with us - everyone needs to have a discussion as to whether someone is getting a Slow Play Loss, and no one wants that.
- We'll let you know if and when deck checks happen.
- When you finish your sixth round, or you finish a round and there is only one undefeated player left, you are done - everyone still in (one or less losses) gets an invite to Nationals! Email us their names and tags, and send along the photos of the decks that were undefeated and the names of their players as well.
- We reserve the right to extend invitations to players beyond that level - we'll contact them directly if needed.
- Any other questions, let us know!

Steps to Run Your Online Regional
- Use a private discord for the event. Keep the invite private other than for HotC and your staff: We will distribute it to your players for you.
- Drop us a line an hour before the regional.
- Behavior standards for both players and staff is treated the same way as it would be for an in-person regional.
- Use the online Regional software, dropping players who receive their second loss.
- There are not hard time limits for matches. Players are asked to play promptly. If a match takes over 45 minutes, check in with them. 50, check in with us - everyone needs to have a discussion as to whether someone is getting a Slow Play Loss, and no one wants that.
- We'll let you know if and when deck checks happen.
- When you finish your sixth round, or you finish a round and there is only one undefeated player left, you are done - everyone still in (one or less losses) gets an invite to Nationals! Email us their discord names and tags, and send along the photos of the decks that were undefeated and the names of their players as well.
- We reserve the right to extend invitations to players beyond that level - we'll contact them directly if needed.
- Any other questions, let us know!


 



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