This weekend saw the first widespread use of the Mission Catalog (missioncatalog.com) in a large-format tournament, the 5-round Delawarr Open.
The sample packet for player/TO use can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XJ20WB96DzRE635aokDX3XbhOHzw4Xt0UobUZ5j56JM/pub
Here are some short notes to the changes:
1) The missions that were already out there are now revised and improved, with a lot of input from the community. I want to give special shout-outs to Bill Kim and Neil Gilstrap, both of whom were very active in comment/posting/etc within the google docs group. Anyone who would like to join in participation and is not already linked in, just let the missioncatalog know via comment, or ask me via mvbrandt@gmail
2) The approach to secondaries was scrapped and improved. Instead of having the 3 basics every round and requiring you to "change" one into a sort of half measure escalated version, we've gone with 9 independent secondaries. The three book secondaries plus 6 new ones. If you prefer book mission, the 3 secondaries from the book are ALWAYS in every mission, plus 2 other ones chosen from the list as a whole. TOs can select whichever pairings they want, but we encourage always having the three presented in the rulebook plus two others. In play this weekend, it was noted that plenty of people chose to just "play book," selecting the three book secondaries and the primary that most resembled book missions ... which is totally great to hear! It's probably unintended, but a consequence of the catalog mission design is players can choose to play very in-line with the standard 6th Edition book missions by custom-tailoring the round to that style for purposes of their score.
3) Simplification of each mission by presenting the majority of the how-to rules in the front as a guide.
4) Addition of new missions, bringing the total in the catalog at present to five.
Take a swing at this, and please continue to provide feedback - these will change and refine with time.
NOVA ATTENDEES - YOU SHOULD TREAT THIS SAMPLE PACK VERY MUCH LIKE THE MISSION PRIMER FOR THE OPEN AND INVITATIONAL EVENTS.