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The Op’s Road to Gen Con 2023
OFFICIAL RULES

Disney Sorcerer’s Arena: Epic Alliances

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN OR CLAIM A PRIZE. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

THIS CONTEST IS INTENDED FOR PLAY IN THE UNITED STATES ONLY AND WILL BE GOVERNED BY U.S. LAW. DO NOT ENTER IF YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE AND LOCATED IN THE UNITED STATES AT THE TIME OF ENTRY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

PARTICIPATION IN THIS SKILL CONTEST REQUIRES THAT YOU BRING COMPONENTS FROM YOUR OWN COPY OF THE OP’S DISNEY SORCERER’S ARENA: EPIC ALLIANCES TO THE CONTEST.  

ALL DISPUTES WILL BE RESOLVED SOLELY BY BINDING ARBITRATION. PARTICIPANTS WAIVE THE ABILITY TO BRING CLAIMS IN A CLASS ACTION FORMAT.

 

EVENT OVERVIEW

The Op’s Road to Gen Con 2023 (the “Contest”) consists of a number of regional events (each a “Contest Event”) in which players will compete against each other by playing The Op’s Disney Sorcerer’s Arena: Epic Alliances (the “Game”). The winner of each Contest Event will win prizes and be entitled to play in The Op’s Disney Sorcerer’s Arena: Epic Alliances championship to occur at Gen Con 2023 (which shall be subject to separate official rules). The Grand Prize winner also will receive travel to, accommodations at, and an entry badge for Gen Con 2023.

SPONSOR

The sponsor of the Contest is USAopoly, Inc. (“The Op”). Disney is not a sponsor

ENTRANT ELIGIBILITY

The Contest is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years of age or older on the date of entry, provided that for any event in Alabama or Nebraska the participant must be at least nineteen (19) years of age. Employees, officers, directors, members, and owners, and their immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling, and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and members of the same household (whether or not related) of Sponsor, Disney, Gen Con, and the store(s) or other locations where any Contest Event occurs (each, an “Event Site”), and each of the foregoing’s respective parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, licensees, distributors, dealers, retailers, printers, advertising and promotion agencies, and any other person or entity associated with the Contest are not eligible to participate or win a prize. The Contest is subject to all applicable laws, rules, and regulations. Void outside the eligible territory and where prohibited or restricted by law, rule, or regulation.

TIME AND LOCATION OF CONTEST EVENTS

Contest Events will occur from approximately January 14, 2023, through June 25, 2023, and will be held at various Event Sites. There will be approximately ten (10) Contest Events. Sponsor and the Event Site will announce each event approximately _15__ or more days in advance. Sponsor reserves the right to add, cancel, reschedule, and/or re-locate any or all Contest Events at any time for any reason in its sole and absolute discretion and without prior notice. Participants are solely responsible for any expenses incurred to travel to any Contest Event, regardless of whether the Contest Event is held as advertised.

HOW TO ENTER

Each person is eligible to enter and play in only one (1) Contest Event. Each entrant must register with the individual Event Site at which the entrant wishes to play. Registration for each Contest Event will be on a first come, first served basis. No more than thirty two (32) participants will be allowed to compete at any Contest Event. There must be at least four (4) registered participants for the Contest Event to be held. Registration may be in-person or online. To register, you will be required to provide your name, email address, phone number, address, birthday and any other information required by the Sponsor or Event Site. Participants must fully complete and submit all non-optional data requested to be eligible. Incomplete and/or inaccurate entries are void. Any person who registers for a Contest Event and then is either late or does not appear may be disqualified in the Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion. Sponsor has no obligation to reschedule any Contest Event or provide any alternate Contest Event to accommodate any participant.

WHAT TO BRING

Each participant must bring to the Contest Event all of the following items:

  • the game board and all four (4) reference cards from The Op’s Disney Sorcerer’s Arena: Epic Alliances Core Set;
  • three (3) blue and three (3) red Summoner Identifier Rings;
  • three (3) or more characters and all associated components from any of The Op’s Disney Sorcerer’s Arena: Epic Alliances Core Set, the Turning the Tide expansion pack, Thrills & Chills expansion pack, Leading the Charge expansion pack (after release), and Expansion Pack 4 (after release), including for each character:
    1. the character figure standee,
    2. the character ability card,
    3. the complete character card deck (10 Battle Cards total),
    4. the character turn token; and
    5. the rules if the character is from an expansion pack;
  • a supply of Turn Markers;
  • a supply of Status Effect Tokens;
  • a supply of Victory Point Tokens;
  • a means to keep score such as paper and pencil.

All of the foregoing Game components must be the original, complete, and unadulterated components from The Op’s Game and must be in acceptable playing condition. The sole exception to the foregoing is that a participant may use suitable substitutes for the Status Effect Tokens, such as pennies. Official The Op alternate art character figure standees are permitted. Players may use sleeves for their decks, and official foil promo cards are permitted, but proxy, third party or self-created cards and characters are not. If a player chooses to use foil cards, those cards must replace the corresponding card(s) in their deck, and their deck must be sleeved.

Any participant who fails to bring the necessary components or brings components that are adulterated, not original, not in playable condition or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules may be disqualified in the Sponsor’s or Event Site’s sole and absolute discretion. A participant may ask to borrow any missing component from another participant; provided that no participant is required to loan any component to any other participant or to bring excess supplies for other participants. Event Site, in its sole discretion, may provide a supply of excess components for participants’ use, but is not obligated to provide any components or any particular selection or quantity of components. Sponsor and Event Site are not responsible for any loss of or damage to the participant’s Game or Game components during the Contest Event.

Participants are advised that each Contest Event may last five (5) hours or more and are advised to bring their own food and water. Event Sites may but are not obligated to provide any food or water.

PARTICIPANT BEHAVIOR

Participants may not engage in any rude, offensive or disruptive behavior at any Contest Event, including but not limited to any expressions of racism, sexism, homophobia, discrimination, or hate speech; threats; insults; rudeness; belligerence; and other non-professional or uncivil behaviors. Further, participants may not cheat, collude, or engage in any other conduct to circumvent the rules of the Game or the Contest. Any participant who, in Sponsor’s and/or Event Site’s sole and absolute discretion, violates these standards may be disqualified.  

GAME PLAY RULES FOR CONTEST EVENTS

The Game will be played at each Contest Event solely in a one-against-one format. No team play is allowed. Participants may not obtain or seek advice from any other person during a Contest Event.

Game play during Contest Events use the full Chapter 4 rules from the Game’s core set rulebook as clarified by the official errata available in the FAQ for the Game on The Op’s website, which may be updated at any time (see below for link), and the auxiliary rules for any expansion packs, provided that the following modifications shall apply:

  1. At the start of each round, each participant shall draft their team of characters from their own supply of characters, following a serpentine draft as outlined on page 13 of the Core Set rules. First pick is determined by a balanced randomizer, such as a coin flip or die roll. Two competing participants may agree to an intentional draw of characters (again, from each participant’s own supply of characters) rather than using the serpentine draft, in which event both participants shall reveal their drafted characters at the same time.
  2. A tie at the end of a round of a Game (i.e., the final sequence of character turns during the Game) is considered a draw.
  3. The final round of a Game is determined when any of the following occur: a participant collects their twentieth (20th) Victory Point, a player needs to draw a card from an empty deck, or the time for playing that Game during the Contest Event expires.

Link to Game rules errata

Before play begins in any round, a participant may request to verify their opponent’s character decks. As the character decks in the Game are pre-constructed, all a participant need verify is that one copy of each card for that deck is present, and that the cards or sleeves are in satisfactory condition, with the backs free of intentional markings or other adulteration. The assistance of a judge may be requested. If a judge determines, in the judge’s sole and absolute discretion, that one or more characters may not be played or that any Game piece has been adulterated or otherwise violates these Official Rules, the character may be removed or the participant may be disqualified in Sponsor’s and/or the Event Site’s sole discretion.

NO COLLUSION OR RULE BREAKING

During the Contest Event, each participant must strictly adhere to the rules of the Game. Any participant who, in the sole and absolute discretion of Sponsor or Event Site, does not adhere to the rules; uses any method other than playing the Game according to its rules to determine the winner (such as rolling a die, “rock, paper scissors”, or a random card draw); offers compensation to any other participant; and/or attempts to coerce any other participant will be disqualified.    

CONTEST EVENT TOURNAMENT STRUCTURE AND SCORING

The tournament structure for each Contest Event is a non-elimination, event point-based pairing system, commonly known as a “Swiss” format. This structure allows for players to drop from the event before any round or game without impacting the pairings of subsequent rounds.

There will be five rounds of the Game played in each Contest Event. The number of rounds may be lowered in the Sponsor’s or Event Site’s sole and absolute discretion if the number of participants at the Contest Event is twelve (12) or fewer. During each round, a participant will play only one (1) Game. If the Game ends before the round is over, the participants should wait and not start another Game. If time for the round expires before the Game is finished, then participants shall finish their turns in the Game and the Game shall end. If there are an odd number of participants at a Contest Event, a participant may sit out a round of Game play (a “bye”).

Each round of Game play will last approximately fifty (50) minutes. There will be an approximately ten (10) minute break between each round. A longer lunch break may be provided but is not required to be given. All time keeping shall be done by Sponsor or the Event Site and their determination as to the start and stop times are final and binding. Any participant who does not return to Game play on time may be disqualified in the sole and absolute discretion of Sponsor and/or Event Site.

Sponsor and Event Site will appoint non-participating individuals to act on their behalf as judges to administer the Contest Event, keep time, resolve disputes and otherwise exercise the authority of the Sponsor and Event Site as described in these Official Rules. If there is a question about the rules of the Game or a Game piece, a participant may request clarification from a judge. The decisions of the judges are final and binding. In the event of any dispute between the appointed judges, the judge appointed by Sponsor shall control. In the event there is no judge appointed by Sponsor on-site, Sponsor may be consulted by phone and Sponsor’s decision shall be final and binding. If Sponsor is not available by phone, then the on-site judge’s final determination shall be binding. Judges cannot alter or amend these Official Rules.

At the end of each round of Game play, each participant shall report the final score of their Game to the Event Site. Each participant has the sole responsibility to accurately report their results to the Event Site. Sponsor is not responsible for any failure of a participant to accurately report Game play results. Any participant who does not accurately report their results may be disqualified in the sole and absolute discretion of Sponsor or the Event Site.

Participants will be randomly paired in the first round of Game play. If there are an odd number of participants at the Contest Event, one participant will be given a bye. The first-round bye is assigned at random, while the bye in subsequent round will be given to the participant with the then lowest score at the Contest Event. In the event of a tie for lowest score, the bye is awarded at random to the tying participants.

At the end of each round of Game play, participants are awarded points (“Event Points”) based on whether they won, tied, or lost the game or had a bye as follows:

Win or bye = 3 event points
Draw = 1 event point
Loss = 0 event points

Event Points are not the same as the Victory Points earned during Game play and are awarded regardless of the margin of victory.   Any dispute as to the final score or result of any Game play shall be resolved by the judge(s) and their determination shall be final and binding.

After the final round of the Contest Event, the participants at that Contest Event shall be ranked by the number of Event Points earned and prizes will be awarded as described below. If there is a tie between participants at a Contest Event for the first prize level, the winner shall be the participant with the highest Opponents’ Win Rate. If there are two or more participants who have the same number of Event Points and the same Opponents’ Win Rate, then the winner shall be the participant with the highest Average Margin of Victory. The calculation of the Opponents’ Win Rate and Average Margin of Victory are described below and shall be determined by the judge(s), whose determination shall be final and binding.

In the event that two participants are tied for 2nd through 5th place, both participants will receive the prize allocation for that level, and the next level of prize allocation will be skipped. For example, if two participants tie for 2nd place, both participants, if eligible, will receive a 2nd  place prize and the next highest participant in the rankings will receive the 4th place prize.

Opponents’ Win Percentage: A participant’s Opponents’ Win Percentage is the average value of the Win Percentages of each of that participant’s opponents in the Contest Event (the total of all of the participant’s opponents’ Win Percentages divided by the number of opponents). Each opponent’s Win Percentage is determined by dividing their number of wins (not Event Points) at the Contest Event by the number of games they played during the Contest Event.


Average Margin of Victory: A participant’s Average Margin of Victory is calculated by taking the total value of the margins by which they won or lost each Game during the Contest Event and dividing that value by the number of games they played at the Contest Event.

PRIZES AWARDED AT EACH CONTEST EVENT

All eligible participants at each Contest Event will win a prize. The prizes at each Contest Event are:

1st Place: One (1) admission ticket to play in the The Op’s Disney Sorcerer’s Arena: Epic Alliances World Championship Tournament at Gen Con on August 4-5, 2023 (travel and admission to Gen Con not included); one (1) Road to Gen Con Trophy; one (1) Road to Gen Con Tour Shirt; five (5) Alternative Art Promo Standees; and Promo Cards for Core (five (5) cards), Expansion 1 (three (3) cards), Expansion 2 (three (3) cards), Expansion 3 (three (3) cards after release), and Expansion 4 (three (3) cards after release) Game sets. Approximate Value: $320.00.

2nd Place: One (1) Road to Gen Con Tour Shirt; four (4) Alternative Art Promo Standees; and Promo Cards for Core (five (5) cards), Expansion 1 (three (3) cards), Expansion 2 (three (3) cards), Expansion 3 (three (3) cards after release), and Expansion 4 (three (3) cards after release) Game sets. Approximate Value:_$255__.

3rd Place: One (1) Road to Gen Con Tour Shirt; three (3) Alternative Art Promo Standees; and Promo Cards for Core (five (5) cards), Expansion 1 (three (3) cards), Expansion 2 (three (3) cards), Expansion 3 (three (3) cards after release), and Expansion 4 (three (3) cards after release) Game sets. Approximate Value:_$240_____.

4th Place: One (1) Road to Gen Con Tour Shirt; two (2) Alternative Art Promo Standees; and Promo Cards for Core (five (5) cards), Expansion 1 (three (3) cards), Expansion 2 (three (3) cards), Expansion 3 (three (3) cards after release), and Expansion 4 (three (3) cards after release) Game sets. Approximate Value:__$225_____.

5th Place: One (1) Road to Gen Con Tour Shirt; one (1) Alternative Art Promo Standees; and Promo Cards for Core (five (5) cards), Expansion 1 (three (3) cards), Expansion 2 (three (3) cards), Expansion 3 (three (3) cards after release), and Expansion 4 (three (3) cards after release) Game sets. Approximate Value:__$210_____.

6th-32nd Place: Promo Cards for Core, Expansion 1, Expansion 2, Expansion 3 (after release), Expansion 4 (after release). Approximate Value:__$170_____.

Participants must be present at the Event Site at the conclusion of the Contest Event to receive their prize. Prizes will not be delivered and may not be picked up at any other time. Any prize that is not awarded at the Contest Event shall be forfeited and retained by Sponsor.

CONTEST GRAND PRIZE

After the completion of all of the Contest Events, one grand prize will be awarded to the one (1) eligible participant who achieved the highest number of Event Points among all of the participants at all of the Contest Events. If there is a tie between participants, the winner shall be the participant with the highest Opponent’s Win Rate. If there are two or more participants who have the same number of Event Points and the same Opponent’s Win Rate, then the winner shall be the participant with the highest Average Margin of Victory. The calculation of the Opponent’s Win Rate and Average Margin of Victory are described below and shall be determined by Sponsor, whose determination shall be final and binding.

Grand Prize: one (1) airfare voucher for $550 to be applied for travel to Gen Con 2023 on an airline to be selected by Sponsor; four (4) nights standard accommodations during Gen Con 2023 at a hotel to be selected by Sponsor located near the Indianapolis Convention Center; and one (1) 4-Day badge to Gen Con 2023. Approximate Value: $1,925.00.

Grand Prize Notification: On or about three (3) business days following the last Contest Event, Sponsor will notify the potential Grand Prize winner by phone, text message or email, at Sponsor’s discretion, using the information provided during registration. Sponsor is not responsible for any typos, errors or illegible or incorrect information provided during registration. Sponsor is not obligated to and may not leave a voicemail, answering machine, or other message when contacting a potential finalist and/or winner. In the event a potential winner doesn't respond to Sponsor's notification or does not accept the prize within one (1) day of notification or cannot confirm his/her eligibility to win or does not sign the required affidavits and releases, the prize will be deemed forfeited and the next highest ranked participant will be selected as an alternate potential winner, who will also be notified in the same method on the same day. If any alternate(s) similarly fails, Sponsor will use a reasonable number of attempts, in its discretion (up to a maximum of three (3) attempts), to award the prize(s) to another alternate(s) but if it is unable to do so, the Grand Prize will be finally forfeited and Sponsor shall have no further liability in connection with this Contest.

PRIZE CONDITIONS:

All prize details shall be determined in the sole and absolute discretion of Sponsor. Each winner is fully responsible for any and all applicable taxes (including income and withholding taxes). All costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use which are not specifically included in the prize description above, including but not limited to transportation, lodging, meals, gratuities, insurance, and other expenses, are the sole responsibility of the winner. Each prize is non-transferable and non-assignable, with no cash redemptions except at Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion. Each potential winner may be required to submit his/her valid social security number and/or other identification to Sponsor and may receive an IRS Form 1099 for any prize valued at $600 or greater. If winners cannot attend Gen Con 2023 or if Gen Con 2023 is cancelled or rescheduled, Sponsor has no obligation to provide alternate prizes, reschedule the prizes, or award the prizes to any other person. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any prize (or any portion thereof) with a prize of comparable or greater value at its sole and absolute discretion.

Any participant who has been disqualified for any reason is not eligible to win a prize and forfeits all prizes. Each participant agrees that if they are awarded a prize and are later found, in the Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion, to have violated these Official Rules or is otherwise ineligible to win a prize, the participant shall immediately return the prize to Sponsor at the participant’s expense. Any difference between the estimated value of a prize and its actual value will not be awarded. All prize(s) or prize vouchers must be redeemed as stated in the prize notification or otherwise stated in the Official Rules. Failure to collect or properly claim any prize in accordance with these Official Rules will result in forfeiture of the prize. If forfeited for any reason, winner will not receive any other prize substitution or compensation, and the prize will remain the property of the Sponsor and will not be awarded, except as provided herein. Prizing may be fulfilled by a third-party fulfillment company. Sponsor, Event Sites, Disney, Gen Con, and their affiliated companies (the “Contest Entities”) are not in any way responsible or liable for damages resulting from shipping and handling, loss, use or misuse of any prize awarded in this Contest. The prize(s) are awarded if properly claimed according to the Official Rules and if there are sufficient eligible participants. Sponsor does not make, and is not responsible in any manner for, any warranties, representations, or guarantees, express or implied, in fact or law, relating to any prize(s), regarding the use, value or enjoyment of the prize, including, without limitation, its quality, mechanical condition, merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose. Other conditions and restrictions may apply. All federal, state, and local taxes on the prize are the sole responsibility of the winner(s). ALL PRIZE(S) ARE AWARDED “AS IS” AND THE SPONSOR DOES NOT MAKE (AND IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR) ANY REPRESENTATIONS, GUARANTEES, OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN FACT OR IN LAW, RELATING TO ANY PRIZE (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE), AND ALL SUCH WARRANTIES ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED. No more than the advertised number of prize(s) will be awarded.

CONSENT TO RECORD CONTEST EVENTS AND USE NAME AND LIKENESS

In exchange for the opportunity to participate in the Contest, each participant hereby:

  • consents to the collection by Sponsor and Event Site of his/her personal information, including without limitation name, date of birth, address, telephone number(s), and email address(es) (the “Personal Information”);
  • consents to the audio-visual recording of and the photographing of participant at all times at the Event Site and during the Contest Event, including all times before and after the Contest Event, during all breaks, and the awarding of prizes (the “Recordings”);
  • grants to Sponsor, the Event Sites, Disney and Gen Con, and each of their respective affiliates, licensees, and designees the perpetual, unlimited, transferable and sublicense-able (through multiple tiers) right and license to use, edit, modify, duplicate, publish, reproduce, perform, broadcast, distribute, and/or create derivative works from the Recordings and the participant’s name, image, voice, signature and likeness (“NIL”) throughout the world via any means or methods now known or hereafter developed, without limitation and without notice to, approval from, or payment of any compensation to the participant or his/her heirs and successors, except where prohibited by law; and
  • agrees that Sponsor may share the Personal Information with the Event Sites, Disney, and Gen Con and that all of the foregoing may use, share and analyze the Personal Information for any purpose, including but not limited to publishing a list of winners and sending marketing and promotional messages.

Nothing in these Official Rules obligates Sponsor to use or publicize the Recordings or NIL.

RELEASES AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY

By entering this Contest, each participant, on behalf of himself/herself and his/her heirs, successors, assigns, agents and representatives, and without further compensation of any kind, waives and releases the Contest Entities and any applicable third party fulfillment service and all of their respective employees, agents, successors and assigns (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any and all claims that participant may now or hereafter have in any jurisdiction based on “moral rights” or unfair competition with respect to the exploitation of the Recordings or NIL.   Each participant agrees not to instigate, support, maintain, or authorize any action, claim, or lawsuit against any Released Party or any other person in connection with this Contest (including travel to and from an Event Site and all time at the Event Site); and/or the award, acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize (including travel, hotel stays, and attendance at Gen Con); and/or the exploitation of the Recordings or NIL.

None of the Contest Entities shall have any obligation, responsibility, or liability with respect to: (i) notifications, communications, or materials sent from a participant to a Contest Entity or from a Contest Entity to a participant, that are lost, late, misdirected, garbled, inaccurate, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, damaged or otherwise not received by the intended recipient, in whole or in part, due to computer, post office or technical error of any kind, (ii) telephone, electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet or computer malfunctions, failures or difficulties, (iii) power-related or weather-related events of any kind, and/or to any events not under Sponsor’s direct control, (iv) entries or other communications from participants that contain inaccurate information or do not comply with these Official Rules, or (v) errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects, delays in operation or transmissions, theft, destruction, unauthorized access or alterations by participant or third parties.

BY ENTERING THE CONTEST, EACH PARTICIPANT, ON BEHALF OF HIMSELF/HERSELF AND HIS/HER HEIRS, SUCCESSORS, ASSIGNS, AGENTS AND REPRESENTATIVES, RELEASES EACH OF THE RELEASED ENTITIES FROM AND OF ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, LOSSES, LIABILITIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR PERSONAL INJURY AND DEATH) ARISING OUT OF THEIR PARTICIPATION AND/OR ENTRY IN THIS CONTEST (INCLUDING ANY TRAVEL TO OR FROM THE EVENT SITE AND ALL TIME AT THE EVENT SITE) AND/OR THE AWARD, ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE AWARDED IN THIS CONTEST (INCLUDING TRAVEL, HOTEL STAYS, AND ATTENDANCE AT GEN CON).

Waiver of California Civil Code Section 1542. Further, entrants are advised that California Civil Code § 1542 provides that: A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR. By entering this Contest, each participant, on behalf of himself/herself and his/her heirs, successors, assigns, agents and representatives, acknowledges that he/she understands the significance and consequences of California Civil Code § 1542 and, to the extent it may be applicable, elects to waive the benefits of its provisions, with the intent that this release and waiver of liability in these Official Rules shall include claims known or unknown, and unknown and unsuspected.

The Released Parties are not responsible or liable to any participant or winner or any person claiming through such participant or winner for failure to supply the prize or any part thereof, by reason of any acts of God, any action, regulation, order or request by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity, including, but not limited to restrictions on travel, movement, and large gatherings (whether or not the action, regulations, order, or request proves to be invalid), national emergency, equipment failure, threatened terrorist acts, terrorist acts, air raid, blackout, act of public enemy, earthquake, volcanic eruption, war (declared or undeclared), fire, flood, epidemic, pandemic, viral or communicable disease outbreak, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal) labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, or any other cause beyond the Contest Entities’ sole control. Upon awarding the prize, the Sponsor will have no further obligation to a winner.

Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitations or exclusion of liability, so the above may not apply to every participant.

INDEMNIFICATION

Each participant agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Released Parties from any and all claims, demands, losses, promises, causes of action, and/or liabilities for any injuries, losses, death, or damages of any kind caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, by participant’s participation in the Contest or any Contest-related activity, any act or omission of participant while at any Event Site, any act or omission of participant while accepting or using any award (including travel), and/or the exploitation of the Recordings or NIL (if the claim arises in whole or in part based on participant).

ARBITRATION; CLASS ACTION WAIVER 

As a condition of entering this Contest, each participant agrees that (a) any and all disputes, claims, controversies, or causes of action arising out of or relating to this Contest or any prizes awarded (each, a “Claim“) shall be (i) arbitrated on an individual basis only and shall not be consolidated or joined with or in any arbitration or other proceeding involving a Claim of any other party and (ii) settled by binding arbitration in San Diego, California before a single arbitrator appointed by JAMS in accordance with its then governing rules and procedures, and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered by any court having jurisdiction thereof; and (b) under no circumstance will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential, or any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses. For New Jersey residents, the limitations set forth above may be inapplicable where attorneys’ fees, court costs, or other damages are mandated by statute. These Official Rules shall be governed by and construed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of California, U.S.A, applicable to contracts entered into and performed exclusively in that State.

CONTEST ADMINISTRATION

 Sponsor will be responsible for resolving any disputes and rules violations that arise in connection with the Contest. In the event of any conflict between Sponsor and Event Site, Sponsor’s determination shall control. All decisions by Sponsor regarding the Contest shall be final and binding in all respects.

WINNER LIST 

For the winners’ names, mail a request and a self-addressed stamped envelope to be received no later than ninety (90) days after the announcement of the Grand Prize winner to: Road to Gen Con Winner List, USAopoly, Inc., 5999 Avenida Encinas #150, Carlsbad, CA 92008.