After missing a year, and some doubt that it would actually happen, the reschedule Gencon 2021 is now in the books.
Yes, it was smaller, and had fewer people. Of course that does not mean I was any less busy - in fact it felt like my busiest one EVER! So busy in fact that I wasn't able to get pictures like I usually do. :-(
This is the first time I can remember going to Gencon alone - a hotel room all to myself, and also no one else in the car with me, so I could spread the stuff out!
I got there right around three on Wednesday to start setting up, and quickly noticed that I no longer had my
slaves kids to help me haul everything from my car. (Though parking was not an issue at all, and I had a great space every day (of course that was partially because I got there every morning by 7 to set up for my 8 am game).
While not as big, they were also giving more space. So in previous years, there would always be two 8' tables end to end, this year they were all spread out. As such I had fewer tables than I have sometimes had, which meant I had to change the setup between events - something I hadn't done as much of before.
But I got everything set up in a couple of hours on Wednesday, ready for the morning onslaught.
|Table 1: Tristan Vitti (Orcs) v Kara Brown (Kingdoms of Men)|
|Table 2: Blake Shorde (Salamanders) v Robin Vitti (Ogres)|
|Table 3: Kyle Ritchie (Dwarfs) v Derrick Byrd (Twilight Kin)|
|Table 4: Paul Lang (Elves) v Rob Quillen (Abyssal Dwarfs)|
|Table 5: Mathin Vitti (Force of the Abyss) v Scott Johnson (Basileans)|
I have to admit, I didn't give quite enough time for each round, so I had to increase it a bit, which is why we had troubles finishing. You think by now I would know better!
|And Round 2 is on|
|Table 1: Kyle Ritchie (Kingdoms of Men) v Mathin Vitti (Orcs)|
|Table 9: Robin Vitti (Undead) v Kara Brown (Forces of Nature)|
|Table 6: Rob Quillen (Trident Realms) v Tristan Vitti (Ratkin)|
|Table 7: Paul Lang (Goblins) v Blake Shorde (Northern Alliance)|
|Table 8: Scott Johnson (Brotherhood: Order of the Green Lady) v Derrick Byrd (Nightstalkers)|
We had a quick dinner break. With the masks and precautions, they didn't want people bringing food to the tables, so people HAD to leave to eat.
|Table 2: Mathin Vitti (Ogres) v Rob Quillen (Ogres)|
|Table 3: Tristin Vitti (Dwarfs) v Robin Vitti (Twilight Kin) (I jokingly teased that Tristin had to let his mom win as she was his ride back home to Missouri!)|
|Table 4: Scott Johnson (Abyssal Dwarfs) v Kyle Ritchie (Elves)|
|Table 5: Paul Lang (Forces of the Abyss) v Derrick Byrd (Basileans)|
|Table 6: Kara Broan (Ratkin) v Blake Shrode (Trident Realms)|
|A great set of players:|
Back row: Mathin Vitti, Ribin Vitti, Blake Shorde, Paul Lang, Kara Brown, Rob Quillen, Scott Johnson, Kyle Ritchie.
Kneeling - Tristan Vitti, Derrick Byrd
2nd Place: Derrick Byrd
Gencon How You Use It 2021
|1||Kara Brown||Tristan Vitti, Robin Vitti, Blake Shrode, Derrick Byrd||65||1970||1st|
|2||Derrick Byrd||Kyle Ritchie, Scott Johnson, Paul Lang, Kara Brown||59||1845||2nd|
|3||Blake Shrode||Robin Vitti, Paul Lang, Kara Brown, Rob Quillen||57||1850||3rd|
|4||Scott Johnson||Mathin Vitti, Derrick Byrd, Kyle Ritchie, Paul Lang||57||1785|
|5||Tristan Vitti||Kara Brown, Rob Quillen, Robin Vitti, Mathin Vitti||49||1604|
|6||Kyle Ritchie||Derrick Byrd, Mathin Vitti, Scott Johnson, Robin Vitti||47||1870|
|7||Paul Lang||Rob Quillen, Blake Shrode, Derrick Byrd, Scott Johnson||47||1575|
|8||Robin Vitti||Blake Shrode, Kara Brown, Tristan Vitti, Kyle Ritchie||41||1588|
|9||Rob Quillen||Paul Lang, Tristan Vitti, Mathin Vitti, Blake Shrode||37||1225|
|10||Mathin Vitti||Scott Johnson, Kyle Ritchie, Rob Quillen, Tristan Vitti||32||1785|
Because it is all fun and games . . .