Prizes for the Gladiator Games

We've been working hard to gather prizes for the Gladiator Games from local shops and companies in the hobby world. Everyone who attends the Games with a valid pass will be eligible to receive a random prize. We'll keep you posted here or on our Facebook Page on what prizes we receive.  

On the tournament side Wildchevy has graciously donated prize money for those participating in the Warmachine Masters, 40K tournament, and Salty Dwarf painting contest. $200 will be split between the top 3 from each event for a grand total of $600! Not only that but each of those players will also get a custom made trophy to take home.

Two full days of gaming, hobby fun, prizes, and acclaim. What more could you ask for? Sign up today and tell your friends.

Magic in flux

We're coming close to the one month mark before our first event. We've noticed that there has been little response from the Magic the Gathering community about attending our Magic tournaments. The players we have talked to say that if this is not a qualifier they wont bother or they feel that they will get decimated by pro competitive players. If we don't get any response by the end of September we might have to rethink having Magic at this event altogether.

We'd love to hear your feedback on these events to know if this is something people would be interested in attending. Leave us a comment below or email us at to let us know what you think about these Magic events.

Open Area Update: Infinity the Game

We're happy to finally officially announce the Infinity ITS tournament we'll be having at the Gladiator Games Saturday Oct 25. The official Corvus Belli box has arrived in the mail and the terrain is in the making.

To play in the Infinity ITS Tournament you will either need a Weekend Pass or a Saturday Only Pass and register for the Open Play Area.

Here is the format we'll be using:

300pt, 4 round, Infinity ITS, 2 list, tournament

Quadrant Control
Antennae Field
Emergency Transmission
Annihilation (Mid-Tier)

These rules apply to tournaments organized using a Classic Tournament Pack, a Lowcost Tournament Pack or a Virtual Tournament Pack.[en]Formats%202014.pdf

As Official Events, all Tournaments must comply with the Basic Rules of ITS. In case of discrepancy between these rules and the Basic Rules, this document takes precedence.

This is the basic ITS format for tournaments. This format pits 4 or more players in one-to-one games over 3 or more tournament rounds.

At the start of the event, each player receives a Tournament Control Sheet. Players must write down their name, ITS PIN and faction or sectorial army in their sheets. During the tournament, players are required to use the sheet to write down the score of their game at the end of each round. They must also use their sheet to make note of their Private Information so that it can be validated by their opponents or by the Referee when needed.

The number of rounds per tournament depends on the number of players, as shown in this table:
4-8          3
9-16        4
17+         5
Treat this table as a guideline. The Organizer decides the number of rounds a tournament will have, but it must never be less than 3.

Pairings for the first round are assigned randomly. From the second round on, the player with the highest total Objective Points score is paired against the second best, the third against the fourth, and so on. If two or more players are tied for the same position, they are ranked according to their accumulated Victory Points score. If both the Objective Points and Victory Points scores are equal,
players are ranked according to the sum total of the Objective Points accumulated by all their opponents in the tournament.

Once the last round has finished, it is the duty of the Organizer to rank the players according to their total Objective Points scores. If two or more players are tied for the same position, they are ranked according to their total Victory Points score. If both the Objective Points and Victory Points scores are equal, players are ranked according to the sum total of the Objective Points accumulated by all their opponents in the tournament. The winner of the tournament is the player who ranked first, that is, the one with the highest Objective Points score.

If the number of players in the tournament is not even, each round one of the players will have to wait for the next round to play; that player is said to be “given a bye”.

The Organizer must make sure that a single player is never given more than one bye during a tournament. In the first round, the last player to arrive will be the one to take a bye. In subsequent rounds, the player with the lowest score takes a bye. When players take a bye, they must make a note of it in their Tournament Control Sheet. Once the last round ends, players who were given a bye follow these steps:
1. Add up all Objective Points the player earned during the tournament.
2. Multiply the result by the number of rounds of the tournament.
3. Divide the result by the number of rounds played (one less than the total rounds of the tournament) and then round up.
The end result is their final tournament score. In the event of a tie, repeat the process with the Victory Points.

Each player submits 2 Army Lists, both of one single faction or Sectorial Army. Lists must follow all rules for army building set forth in the Infinity rulebooks. Each player must bring two printed copies of each of their lists, and give one to the Organizer before the round begins. Players can be required by the Organizer to turn in their Army Lists in advance to have their validity checked. The only officially sanctioned Army List management tool for ITS play is Infinity Army, available for free on the Infinity website.

Players choose which of their Army Lists to use in a round at the beginning of that round, after they have been informed of who their opponent is, what faction they will be facing and what table they will be using.

Tournament Tiers determine the amount of Army Points players can use to build their armies.
» Top-Tier: 400 Army Points and 8 SWC.
» Mid-Tier: 300 Army Points and 6 SWC.
» Low-Tier: 200 Army Points and 4 SWC.
The Organizer must make the Tier of the Tournament known when it is announced so that players can take it into account when building their Army Lists.

The Organizer must choose beforehand one of the Official ITS Scenarios for each tournament round. The same Scenario cannot be played twice during a tournament. The Organizer must make the chosen Scenarios known when the tournament is announced so that players can take them into account when building their Army Lists.

Players’ ITS Ratings change depending on their position at the end of the tournament. The amount of points received depends on the size of the tournament (no. of players), the type of Tournament Pack used, the Tier of the tournament and the average ITS Rating of all participants.

Open Play Area Update: Dark Age Tournament

Thanks so our local Cool Mini or Not Legionaries we are proud to announce a Dark Age event that will happen in the Open Play area. 

Dark Age players will need either a Weekend Pass or Saturday Only Pass to participate. 

Date: Friday Oct 24th 2-5pm
8 person event. 
3 rounds, 1 hr each. 
300 point extreme tournament format. 
Slaughtering fields
Seize ground
Hidden Agendas

Prize support from Cool Mini or Not (More information coming soon).

Top reasons why you should come attend the Salt City Gladiator Games

Here are the top reasons why you should come attend the Salt City Gladiator Games

1. Two full days of tabletop gaming
What more can one ask for, right? There isn't an event like this in the state that offers you two great days of having fun with the hobby that you love. 

2. Random prizes
Each person who attends one of the events has the opportunity to receive one of the random prizes we'll be giving through out the day. 

3. Cash prizes
There will be cash prizes for those who place well in the Warmachine Masters, 40K tournament, and Salty Dwarf Painting Competition. 

4. Trophies
We'll have first year trophies for each Warmachine event, 40K, and Salty Dwarf Painting Competition.

5. Meeting new people
This event is looking to gather folks from around the state and a few from surrounding states. A perfect opportunity to meet new people and talk about the hobby. 

6. Really great price
Our event is pretty inexpensive to attend and you'll be getting a lot more back in return. Most other events will have you paying $50+ to get in the door plus an added charge for events. 

7. Help build the community
This is a community event and we want the community to benefit from most of all. The Salt City Gladiators are non profit and we are working very hard with the local game stores to help build this event into something amazing.

8. Exposure to new games
Our Open Play Area will be available for anyone who wants to bring in a new game to demo or hold a smaller tournament. Right now we have Malifaux and Infinity the Game setting up events. 

9. Competitive and non Competitive events
Most people we talk to believe that they'll just get rolled over by super competitive players at this event, but that's not really the case. We'll have players of all skill level and experience at this event and we have events that are not geared toward heavy competitive play. You wont know how good you are unless you attend. 

10. Be part of the first year
It's always great to be on the ground floor of something new. Look at how well Salt Lake Comic Con did at their first event. Ten years down the road you can gladly tell your friends that you were there at the Salt City Gladiator Games first year, the year everything changed in the world of tabletop play in Utah.