Kublacon 2018: Breaking Lances Tournament

I usually run two games at Kublacon, one each Saturday and Sunday mornings through the afternoon. This year I ran my ImagiNations on Saturday (see last blog post) And my someday upcoming Breaking Lances game on Sunday.

Young knights and... full aged, enjoy Breaking Lances

Herald's eye view of the tournament.
Stalwart Veteran gamer Ms C has been gaming with me since age 5

 The tournament had 12 players with double elimination. 4 of the players had jousted before, and definitely had a bit of a home field advantage- at least at first. The rest of the players caught on very quickly and much splintering of lances and sundering of dice was made.
The left side charges in faster than some can reach

I've added foot combat to the rules.
Finalists with High renown skills doing deadly damage at each pass
The tournament went very well, with the last 3 knights having levelled up their renown skills making them deft with a horse and deadly with a lance. To round out the finals a "wild card" knight was picked.  Having only one renown skill point, and not the best luck at reading his opponent, he was very abruptly schooled. The Winning knight was, I believe, 9 or 10 years of age.

For those knights who got knocked out of the joust early, there was foot combat across a barrier- a new thing I've added to the Breaking Lances rules, which tested pretty well over all (phew)!

I really do "heart" the Kublacon staff!

Thanks again to all those who came to play, and also a big shout out to the staff of Kublacon, who are always helpful, happy and know what's what! 


  1. I stopped by and watched the last half of the tourney. It looked like everyone was having a lot of fun. A pretty and fun game. Well done!

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    1. Thanks Phil -and great fun. Hoping to bring it to Salute next year.


  3. It's a really fast paced and enjoyable game.

  4. Very nice. I'm looking forward to when the rules will be available.

    1. Thanks Dave. The plan is this fall.

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