Players in the lower part of the midwest region have been asking for more single day tournaments. Last year we did Pioneer Plunder at the Pioneer Village as a fundraiser for them. It was a lot of fun, however having a bunch of geeks and gamers actually going outside can be a bit much. So this year we were able to have one back at our Friendly Local Game Store - Epic Loot - but still raised some money for the village.
So welcome to the first Gem City May-ssacre. It was a great success - we had 14 players (out of a max capacity of 16!).
|Marshall Temple, Jim Livers, Jeff Franz, Kyle Martin, Erich Trowbridge, Kara Brown, Jon Carter, Steve Malone, Paul Cravo, Dan White, Matthew Temple, Grace Patterson, Felix Castro. (Not pictured - Drew Preston and Patrick Cunningham)|
This was a quick and simple tournament, with a lot of the players bringing their work-in-process armies. So there was no painting scores - though we did have favorite army award based on player votes.
|Round 1 getting started|
|Erich Trowbridge v Jeff Franz in a first round grudge match|
|Patrick Cunningham v Grace Patterson|
|Drew Preston v Paul Cravo|
|Felix Castro v Kyle Martin|
|Jon Carter v Jim Livers|
|Dan White v Marshall Temple|
|Matthew Temple v Steve Malone|
|Paul Cravo v Steve Malone|
|Matthew Temple v Patrick Cunningham|
|Grace Patterson v Kyle Martin|
|Jeff Franz v Dan White|
|Erich Trowbridge v Jon Carter|
|Marshall Temple v Felix Castro|
|Drew Preston v Jim Livers as Kara Brown watches|
|Jim Livers v Matthew Temple while Patrick Cunningham watches|
|Marshall Temple v Kara Brown|
|Drew Preston v Dan White|
|Jeff Franz v Paul Cravo|
|Jon Carter v Kyle Martin|
|Erich Trowbridge v Grace Patterson|
|Steve Malone v Felix Castro|
|Marshall Temple and the Dice Hate Me award (new dice, wound cards, and a copy of the new Dreadball rules)|
|Erich Trowbridge apparently is on a quest to win every type of trophy I give out - getting the most votes for Favorite Army (and a $30 gift card to the store).|
|Jim Livers lightened up everyones game with his jokes and storytelling - winning the Jesse Cornwell Sportsman award (an Ogre warlock and $30 gift card)|
|Grace Patterson is becoming a force to be reckoned with, winning the Best General award (and a $30 gift card)|
|Steve Malone won Overall Champion and a $50 gift card, crushing all his opponents.|
It was a lot of fun. You can see all the results at here. We are hoping to do these much more often than just the yearly Gem City Massacre - so we are already thinking about July.
Because it is all fun and games . . .