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Golem Arcana Midwest Regional Tournament

Golem Arcana Midwest Regional Tournament

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Midwest Regional Golem Arcana Tournament July 30th & 31st!

Join us for the 2015 Midwest Golem Arcana Regional Tournament taking place June 30th (and 31st) at GenCon 2015!

Click here to register for the tournament, (GenCon Badge required for entry). We only have room for 32 players so don’t delay! Registration closes 5pm (PDT) July 29th.

The League of The Hundred Skulls Regional Tournament starts at noon, July 30th in Hall F @ GenCon 2015.

Format

Regional Tournaments are open to the first 32 registrants. League Points are not required to participate but players with 40 points or more will be awarded a first-round bye (they get to skip the first round of competition). Click here to view your League Point totals.

Regional Tournaments will use a single-elimination bracket, and will consist of 500-point games played on a combination of three scenarios from throughout the League season, split evenly across the tournament rounds. Each player will use one 500-point army for the entire tournament.

The top 11 players, (with ties being decided by Victory Point count) from each Regional Tournament will receive an invitation to the Grand Championships August 1st @ GenCon 2015!

Regional Tournament Prize

The winner of each regional tournament will walk away with their own copy of the Mercenary Kings: Rangers of the Oath Elite Unit expansion. Glory, honor, and this Mercenary Kings Elite Unit are up for the taking!

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What to Bring

You will need to bring your own 500pt army and a Golem Arcana compatible device to play.

You will need to bring your copy of Map Tile Set 1.

Maps/Scenarios

The Midwest Regional Tournament will be fought amongst the maps used in The Challenge of Valor, detailed below.

Scenario A

In the first scenario, you will attempt to wrest control of the enemy’s gate region on the opposite side from your deployment zone, while denying your opponent control of the other gate. Will you take the objectives for 2 VP a round, or destroy your enemy? Both controlling gates and destroying enemy Golems will earn you victory points. Earn 6 Victory Points and victory is claimed!

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Scenario B

Scenario B is a violent clash to be the last Golem standing. Will you take the scenario by destroying all your opponent’s Golems, or be shamed in annihilation? Start by placing your Golems in the highlighted deployment zones, (yes, you and your opponent have access to a mana well within your centrally-located zone!) and battle is joined as you attempt to outmaneuver your enemy. Use the hills and mana wells to gain the advantage and wipe out your opponent!

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Scenario C

The final scenario is comprised of 3 contested victory regions. With each capturable location having various strategic strengths, it will fall to you to decide the best path to victory. Will you attempt to deny your opponent any zones, or maneuver to gain advantage where they are exposed? Earn 1 Victory Point per turn that you control a Region uncontested, and collect 6 VP total to win.

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More Golem Arcana Events

More GA Tournaments and events are taking place across the country. See the list below:

Grand Championship Tournament

GenCon 2015 — Indiana Convention Center  - Badge required, see below link. http://www.gencon.com/ Golem Arcana League of The Hundred Skulls Regional Tournament starts at 10am, August 1st, in Hall F. Semifinals and finals start at Noon on August 2nd.

Visit golemarcana.com/events to find other events in your area!

No events in your area? Passionate about Golem Arcana? Apply to become an Emissary today! Visit golemarcana.com/emissaries to learn more.

Questions? Email us at emissaries@hbs-studios.com

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Living World Campaign “Realm of Cinders – Ch 3” – July 8th

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“Open war has never been the concern of the Zikia.
We prefer skirmishes and scrapes, 
but there is no doubt in my mind we can learn, if I lead.
Our enemy can only be defeated if we bring all the wealds together.
Alone we will each be crushed beneath the heavy feet of the Dominion and the Empire,
but under my command, the Great Weald will rise again.”
— Vanya, Patriarch of the Samula Tribe, First among Equals


The final chapter of Golem Arcana’s Living World campaign, “Realm of Cinders,” is an exciting way for players to make a difference in the world of Eretsu. Every game contributes to the success or failure of the player’s chosen faction, and immersive roleplaying opportunities mid-game can make a long-lasting impact on the future lore of the world!

Read on for details on how you can participate in the Realm of Cinders, and for information on earning rewards for playing!

PREVIEW THE GAME MECHANICS AND MAP

Plan ahead for your army building with this Overview of Chapter 3 – including: map objectives, victory conditions, unique game mechanics, and a preview the map.

 CAMPAIGN SCHEDULE — MAY 6th — JULY 28th

For this second campaign, we are offering three scenario chapters. Each chapter runs for three to four weeks, working around U.S. holidays, with a week off in between to analyze data collected from the previous chapter.

Chapter 1: ran from May 6th through June 3rd
Chapter 2: ran from June 10th through June 30th
These chapters will be re-released for open-play after the whole campaign is done.

Chapter 3: July 8th through July 28th

NEW FICTION

Each scenario introduces a new map layout, victory conditions, and storytelling opportunities—and future short stories in the Fiction section of this website will be affected by what you accomplish here!

Read our newest short story here: The Great Weald, inspired by YOUR games and decisions in Realm of Cinders Chapter 2, which continues the epic journey of Vanya the Exile, as told in Beneath the Gaze of Ancients and The Untamed.

And to read more about the impact of the results from Chapter 1, read Visions of Fire, continuing the Zikia Matriarch’s story from Web of Thorns.

PRIZES!

While you can play Living World scenarios at home, our army of Emissaries will also be hosting events at friendly local game stores around the country (and the world). Each week you participate in an Emissary-hosted event, your Golem Arcana account will be awarded 75 Talons that can be used for the purchase of Ancient Ones and Knights in the app’s Army Builder.

Unlike the League Play events, there’s no tournament structure of multiple games. Instead, you’ll be playing to ensure your faction comes out on top of the final results of each chapter. So if you want to influence how the Realm of Cinders affects your faction and the history of Eretsu, keep fighting to turn the tide of battle in your favor!

The Golem Arcana quartermasters have also supplied Emissaries with a stockpile of new promotional Relic cards, so if it’s one of your first times playing Golem, your local Emissary will be happy to entrust you with one of these powerful weapons of war!

FIND EVENTS

Visit golemarcana.com/events to find events in your area!

No events in your area? Passionate about Golem Arcana? Apply to become an Emissary today! Just visit golemarcana.com/emissaries to learn more.

JOIN THE COMMUNITY

Excited about what the future holds for your faction? Want to rally your allies to join the fight? Discuss the Realm of Cinders on our forums!

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New Lore: The Great Weald

New lore based on the Realm of Cinders living world campaign is now available: The Great Weald!

Vanya and the Untamed have arrived at the Preveza, crowded with refugees fleeing the war and the Cinderborn. Elders from throughout the Wildwood have gathered, along with Ajin of the Zura Tribe — once a friend, perhaps still an ally.

The Great Weald reflects events in Chapters 1 and 2 of the living world campaign, and leads into the grand finale starting on July 8th.

Be sure to share your reactions to The Great Weald or your own tales of valor from the Realm of Cinders in our forums!

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Golem Arcana East Coast Regional Tournament

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East Coast Regional Golem Arcana Tournament June 28th!

Join us for the very first East Coast Regional Golem Arcana Tournament taking place June 28th at King’s Games in Brooklyn, NY.

Click here to register for the tournament, (a $10 entry fee will be charged upon arrival). We only have room for 32 players so don’t delay! Registration closes 5pm (EDT) June 26th.

The League of The Hundred Skulls Regional Tournament starts at noon, June 28th @ King’s Games.

Format

Regional Tournaments are open to the first 32 registrants. League Points are not required to participate but players with 40 points or more will be awarded a first-round bye (they get to skip the first round of competition). Click here to view your League Point totals.

Regional Tournaments will use a single-elimination bracket, and will consist of 500-point games played on a combination of three scenarios from throughout the League season, split evenly across the tournament rounds. Each player will use one 500-point army for the entire tournament.

The top 11 players, (with ties being decided by Victory Point count) from each Regional Tournament will receive an invitation to the Grand Championships at GenCon 2015!

Regional Tournament Prize

The winner of each regional tournament will walk away with their own copy of the Mercenary Kings: Rangers of the Oath Elite Unit expansion. Glory, honor, and this Mercenary Kings Elite Unit are up for the taking!

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What to Bring

You will need to bring your own 500pt army and a Golem Arcana compatible device to play.

You will need to bring your copy of Map Tile Set 1.

Maps/Scenarios

The West Coast Regional Tournament will be fought amongst the maps used in The Challenge of Valor, detailed below.

Scenario A

In the first scenario, you will attempt to wrest control of the enemy’s gate region on the opposite side from your deployment zone, while denying your opponent control of the other gate. Will you take the objectives for 2 VP a round, or destroy your enemy? Both controlling gates and destroying enemy Golems will earn you victory points. Earn 6 Victory Points and victory is claimed!

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Scenario B

Scenario B is a violent clash to be the last Golem standing. Will you take the scenario by destroying all your opponent’s Golems, or be shamed in annihilation? Start by placing your Golems in the highlighted deployment zones, (yes, you and your opponent have access to a mana well within your centrally-located zone!) and battle is joined as you attempt to outmaneuver your enemy. Use the hills and mana wells to gain the advantage and wipe out your opponent!

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Scenario C

The final scenario is comprised of 3 contested victory regions. With each capturable location having various strategic strengths, it will fall to you to decide the best path to victory. Will you attempt to deny your opponent any zones, or maneuver to gain advantage where they are exposed? Earn 1 Victory Point per turn that you control a Region uncontested, and collect 6 VP total to win.

ValorC

More Golem Arcana Events

More GA Tournaments and events are taking place across the country. See the list below:

Midwest Regional

GenCon 2015 — Indiana Convention Center  - Badge required, see below link. http://www.gencon.com/ Golem Arcana League of The Hundred Skulls Regional Tournament starts at noon, July 30th, in Hall F. Semifinals and finals start at 2:00 PM on July 31st.

Grand Championship Tournament

GenCon 2015 — Indiana Convention Center  - Badge required, see below link. http://www.gencon.com/ Golem Arcana League of The Hundred Skulls Regional Tournament starts at 10am, August 1st, in Hall F. Semifinals and finals start at Noon on August 2nd.

Visit golemarcana.com/events to find other events in your area!

No events in your area? Passionate about Golem Arcana? Apply to become an Emissary today! Visit golemarcana.com/emissaries to learn more.

 

Questions? Email us at emissaries@hbs-studios.com

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Urugal: Cabal of the Onyx Cliffs – June 24

Our friends in Germany have been enjoying the newest Urugal: Cabal of the Onyx Cliffs, localized to their language, for a few weeks. Next Wednesday, June 24th, these Golems and Relics will officially hit store shelves elsewhere in the world.

If you haven’t already, be sure to let your friendly local game store know that you’d like to pick up a copy, so that they can order from their distributors ahead of time.

While you wait, your App already has these Golems and Relics in the Army design tool — so you can start plotting and scheming even before you get your hands on the box itself! Need a quick review of what you’ll find and some thoughts on how to use them? Read on, fearless commander!

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The Crypt Tick

The Crypt Tick is a surprisingly difficult adversary to kill, flying forward to hold key positions on the battlefield. Using Leeching Stab, the Tick sinks its razor-sharp ventral fangs into its prey and restores itself to full health! If the Crypt Tick has no need to heal itself, it can Puncture the enemy with its second attack.

 

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The Marrow Witch haunts the battlefields of Eretsu, portending the doom of its foes through foul magics. The Witch’s Surging Hex will do no Damage on the initial hit, but the Target takes 5 Damage the next Round, 10 Damage the Round after that, and finally 15 damage on the third Round. In addition, the Hex’s effect can stack with itself. To maintain a safe distance from its foes, the Witch uses Grim Harvest to push an enemy Golem in Melee into an adjacent Region.

 

 

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Known for its untamable brutality, the Relentless Brute is a melee bruiser without peer. The Relentless Brute’s passive ability allows it to keep up a near unstoppable assault, as each hit the Golem lands reduces the Cooldown of all of its attack abilities by 1. With three Melee attacks, two of which are area-of-effect, the Brute will likely run out of AP on its turn before it runs out of attacks still at their base AP costs!

Relics

 

Onyx of Jhosa-Lata

The Onyx of Jhosa-Lata turns any Mana Well into powerful bomb. When activated, the Onyx will empty a Mana Well, granting the Relic owner the Mana, and deal damage to every Golem in the Region equal to the amount of Mana left in the Well.

 

 

 

Noose of Akhir

The Noose of Akhir summons the Black Gallows, a Construct which restrains enemies in its Region. The Black Gallows has one attack it can use each turn against an enemy in the Region, and Golems attempting to flee the Region must add 2 to their Breakaway cost.

 

 

 

The Ossetic Parasite

The Ossetic Parasite punishes an enemy Golem for attacking, slowing down its advance or making it pay a significant cost. The target of the Ossetic Parasite takes 15 Damage each time it successfully attacks for the next 2 Rounds

 

 

 

Dusaka-lul’s Blade

This Blade is an excellent tool for gaining Mana while also denying your enemies this precious resource! For the price of 10 Health, for the next 2 Rounds the Golem wielding the Blade will STEAL 5 Mana from the Target Golem’s army each time it lands an attack..

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Golem Arcana West Coast Regional Tournament

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West Coast Regional Golem Arcana Tournament June 20th!

Join us for the very first West Coast Regional Golem Arcana Tournament taking place June 20th at the inaugural Evergreen Tabletop Expo in Tacoma, WA.

Click here to register for the tournament. We only have room for 32 players so don’t delay! Registration closes 5pm (PDT) June 19th.

The League of The Hundred Skulls Regional Tournament starts at 4:00 PM (PDT), June 20th, in Hall A.

Evergreen Tabletop Expo

The Expo takes place at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center – badge required. For more information on registration, check out the Evergreen Tabletop Expo Facebook page or purchase a badge at Brown Paper Tickets.

Format

The West Coast Regional Tournament is open to the first 32 registrants. League Points are not required to participate but players with 40 points or more will be awarded a first-round bye (they get to skip the first round of competition). Click here to view your League Point totals.

Regional Tournaments will use a single-elimination bracket, and will consist of 500-point games played on a combination of three scenarios from throughout the League season, split evenly across the tournament rounds. Each player will use one 500-point army for the entire tournament.

The top 11 players, (with ties being decided by Victory Point count) from each Regional Tournament will receive an invitation to the Grand Championships at GenCon 2015!

Regional Tournament Prize

The winner of each regional tournament will walk away with their own copy of the Mercenary Kings: Rangers of the Oath Elite Unit expansion. Glory, honor, and this Mercenary Kings Elite Unit are up for the taking!

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What to Bring

You will need to bring your own 500pt army and a Golem Arcana compatible device to play.

Map tiles will be provided and set up, ready to go.

Maps/Scenarios

The West Coast Regional Tournament will be fought amongst the maps used in The Challenge of Valor, detailed below.

Scenario A

In the first scenario, you will attempt to wrest control of the enemy’s gate region on the opposite side from your deployment zone, while denying your opponent control of the other gate. Will you take the objectives for 2 VP a round, or destroy your enemy? Both controlling gates and destroying enemy Golems will earn you victory points. Earn 6 Victory Points and victory is claimed!

ValorA

Scenario B

Scenario B is a violent clash to be the last Golem standing. Will you take the scenario by destroying all your opponent’s Golems, or be shamed in annihilation? Start by placing your Golems in the highlighted deployment zones, (yes, you and your opponent have access to a mana well within your centrally-located zone!) and battle is joined as you attempt to outmaneuver your enemy. Use the hills and mana wells to gain the advantage and wipe out your opponent!

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Scenario C

The final scenario is comprised of 3 contested victory regions. With each capturable location having various strategic strengths, it will fall to you to decide the best path to victory. Will you attempt to deny your opponent any zones, or maneuver to gain advantage where they are exposed? Earn 1 Victory Point per turn that you control a Region uncontested, and collect 6 VP total to win.

ValorC

More Golem Arcana Events

More GA Tournaments and events are taking place across the country. See the list below:

East Coast Regional

King’s Games — June 28th — 1685 E 15th St, Brooklyn, NY 11229 – $10 Entry fee. http://www.kingsgames.com/ Golem Arcana League of The Hundred Skulls Regional Tournament starts at noon, June 28th @ King’s Games.

Midwest Regional

GenCon 2015 — Indiana Convention Center  - Badge required, see below link. http://www.gencon.com/ Golem Arcana League of The Hundred Skulls Regional Tournament starts at noon, July 30th, in Hall F. Semifinals and finals start at 2:00 PM on July 31st.

Grand Championship Tournament

GenCon 2015 — Indiana Convention Center  - Badge required, see below link. http://www.gencon.com/ Golem Arcana League of The Hundred Skulls Regional Tournament starts at 10am, August 1st, in Hall F. Semifinals and finals start at Noon on August 2nd.

Visit golemarcana.com/events to find other events in your area!

No events in your area? Passionate about Golem Arcana? Apply to become an Emissary today! Visit golemarcana.com/emissaries to learn more.

 

Questions? Email us at emissaries@hbs-studios.com

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Golem Arcana Tokens Now Available Internationally!

You spoke, and we listened! Golem Arcana players in Europe and Canada can finally upgrade their Base Game cardboard tokens with the popular & super-durable resin tokens created by player (and lore writer) J.C. Hutchins.

These are officially licensed products from HBS, and are available for purchase at HBS’s online EU and Canadian store.

Two token sets are available for purchase:

Original TokensOriginal “Core” Set: 21 tokens featuring enough Mana Well, Blessing, and Curse tokens to cover most 500- and 1,000-point battles. Tokens are double-sided, showcasing vivid Golem Arcana graphics printed on glossy decals. A storage pouch is also included.

 

 

 

 

VP Tokens

New VP Token Set: Mark Capture Regions or other battlefield goals with this 25-token set. Tokens feature five designs to match your favorite Golem Arcana factions. They’re double-sided, featuring a “control region” icon on one side and a VP “victory condition” icon on the other. Five matching storage pouches are also included.

 

All token sets are hand-crafted and unique. Buy some today!

EU Store | Canada Store

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Living World Campaign “Realm of Cinders – Chapter 2” – June 10th

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The Wildwood Zikia do keep a written record of sorts, found in the Mahatavi, an ancient tree that dwarfs all others.
The knots 
in the bark, branches, and roots form magical runes that allegedly translate into the Arcanum’s secrets.
No 
non-Zikia has been allowed to set eyes upon it and be left alive afterward.” — Neraada Bahar, Imperial Scribe

“It’s not enough to maim and enrage your enemy. You must rip out her heart.”
“Fire only dies if there’s nothing left to burn.”
 — Amba and Mahik, Marshals of the Empire


The next chapter of Golem Arcana’s Living World campaign, “Realm of Cinders,” is an exciting way for players to make a difference in the world of Eretsu. Every game contributes to the success or failure of the player’s chosen faction, and immersive roleplaying opportunities mid-game can make a long-lasting impact on the future lore of the world!

Read on for details on how you can participate in the Realm of Cinders, and for information on earning rewards for playing!

UPDATE! — PREVIEW THE GAME MECHANICS AND MAP

Plan ahead for your army building with this Overview of Chapter 2 — including: map objectives, victory conditions, unique game mechanics, and a preview the map.

 CAMPAIGN SCHEDULE — MAY 6th — JULY 28th

For this second campaign, we are offering three scenario chapters. Each chapter runs for three to four weeks, working around U.S. holidays, with a week off in between to analyze data collected from the previous chapter.

Chapter 1: ran from May 6th through June 3rd
This chapter will be re-released for open-play after the whole campaign is done.

Chapter 2: June 10th through June 30th

Chapter 3: July 8th through July 28th

NEW FICTION

Each scenario introduces a new map layout, victory conditions, and storytelling opportunities—and future short stories in the Fiction section of this website will be affected by what you accomplish here!

Read our latest short story here: Visions of Fire, inspired by YOUR games and decisions in Realm of Cinders Chapter 1, and continuing the Zikia Matriarch’s story from Web of Thorns.

PRIZES!

While you can play Living World scenarios at home, our army of Emissaries will also be hosting events at friendly local game stores around the country (and the world). Each week you participate in an Emissary-hosted event, your Golem Arcana account will be awarded 75 Talons that can be used for the purchase of Ancient Ones and Knights in the app’s Army Builder.

Unlike the League Play events, there’s no tournament structure of multiple games. Instead, you’ll be playing to ensure your faction comes out on top of the final results of each chapter. So if you want to influence how the Realm of Cinders affects your faction and the history of Eretsu, keep fighting to turn the tide of battle in your favor!

The Golem Arcana quartermasters have also supplied Emissaries with a stockpile of new promotional Relic cards, so if it’s one of your first times playing Golem, your local Emissary will be happy to entrust you with one of these powerful weapons of war!

FIND EVENTS

Visit golemarcana.com/events to find events in your area!

No events in your area? Passionate about Golem Arcana? Apply to become an Emissary today! Just visit golemarcana.com/emissaries to learn more.

JOIN THE COMMUNITY

Excited about what the future holds for your faction? Want to rally your allies to join the fight? Discuss the Realm of Cinders on our forums!

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New Lore: Visions of Fire!

New lore based on the Realm of Cinders living world campaign is now available: Visions of Fire!

Join Ziksana as she travels to the front lines to cement her alliance with the Hattara of the Vimza tribe in the face of a Durani onslaught. Visions of Fire not only  sets up the conflict that will played out in Chapter 2, but reflects the efforts made by players in Chapter 1. Be sure to read the Story and play in the Realm of Cinders Living Wold Scenario to help shape the future of Eretsu!

Share your reactions to Visions of Fire and your own experiences fighting in the Wildwood on our forum here! 

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Realm of Cinders — Mercenary Kings Strategy

RoC_MK-MDIn last fall’s Story Scenarios, the Mercenary Kings were limited to choosing which of the other two factions to fight for in the initial outbreak of the new war. In the Realm of Cinders, the Mercenary Kings are finally fighting for themselves and for the Zikia of the Wildwood!

Kahga, the Loon, General of the Mercenary Band “The Unbent”, has taken time away from the front lines to share his insights on the Mercenary Kings strategy.

After reading his missive, you’ll understand how the Mercenary Kings have continued to maintain their lead, winning 48% of the 3 player, 1000 pt scenario games.

Have some observations of your own from the Wildwood that you’d like to share with your fellow commanders? Discuss them on the forums!

Only one week remains in Chapter 1 — make sure that your enemies do not have a chance to claw their way back into contention!