Each year, we randomly select a group of pre-registrants to compete in the annual struggle known as the Omegathon. 16 teams, paired at random, battle across a variety of games throughout the weekend. The competition comes to a climactic end in the secret final round in the Main Theatre to close out PAX East 2022.
ROUND 1: FLING TO THE FINISH
Dragonfly Theatre, Thursday 5:30 PM
This first round of the PAX East Omegathon, where we take our 32 competitors and immediately eliminate half of them, is referred to fondly by Omegaficionados as the 'bloodbath round.' But enough about the game, let's talk about the game! Fling to the Finish is a cooperative racing game where teammates are tethered together by a stretchy elastic rope. In this first round of the Omegathon, we'll force our competitors to get up close and personal with their partners to maneuver two characters bouncing, rolling, and flinging their way to the finish line. Which half will make it work, and which will find themselves tethered to their own failure?
ROUND 2: REGULAR HUMAN BASKETBALL
Dragonfly Theatre, Friday 3:00 PM
This second round sees our Sweet 16 sliced lengthwise into a hateful 8, as we winnow ever further to a team worth crowning Omegachampion. This round, they'll compete in Regular Human Basketball, the game we all know and love. As per protocols, they'll limb inside their human, prep its thrusters, lower the all-terrain wheels, and spin up that flailing magnet-arm. 'But what about the fundamentals!?' We hear you cry. 'You're fundamental!' we respond, stuffing popcorn into our hundred mouths.
ROUND 3: FIRE TOWER
Dragonfly Theatre, Saturday at 1:30pm
The Elite 8 have been chosen, in a sense, through brutal video warrior combat in the Beyond-Omegadome. No better way to up the ante, therefore, than with a change in platform. Specifically, one that is on fire and in the sky! Just kidding, FIRE TOWER is actually a tabletop game about protecting a forest from uncontrolled burns. But we had you going for a second there, eh? Hah.
THE FINAL ROUND: ???
Main Theatre, Sunday 5:30 PM
Rules: Two teams enter. One will live.