the *actual* prizes that people are going to find the event worth traveling for are will probably be two replica LOTR swords (the only replica ASOFIA sword in existence is an overpriced, silly looking attempt at longclaw) worth around $300 total.
*we're working on the details, yet
If you are doing a draft cube tournament may I recommend a list being made available of what is included in the draft (IOW are certain House mechanics represented evenly, minutely, or largely ignored)?
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Considering you having a standard tournament, why not just have a regular old ITE/5Ke booster draft? Though some of the fun for you might be putting together the draft cube and it would be good to have some cube testing. I guess I can see it both ways.
Even the off topic boards... is there a BSG thread there, now? Otherwise its uber-geek comic and whatever discussions that I don't get and that the majority of the old school players of the game don't, either.
Well actually, I started a BSG thread here in the attempts to lure some people into discussing it. Lol, and don't even try to say that BSG discussing isn't an ubergeek activity already. You don't get out of it that easily, ser. Also, I had a comic discussion thread started on the old boards too. Hmm... I'd love to see a Heroes thread here when the season starts up again, and some political threads dealing with the change over in administrations.
Honestly, I'd love to read all the sorts of off topic discussions we used to have, regardless of whether all the "oldies" participate in the game or the main game related forums. Even if you're not interested in the game any longer, this community (I still think of it as a continuous entity) is full of people that I would call friend, but ones that I might not have an email address or phone number to contact, and certainly ones that I don't see every day. Communicating and exchanging thoughts and ideas here was one of the easiest ways to stay in touch, game related or not.
It would be nice, but this new community seems very disspirate. Unconnected. No zing-zing of posts. No interplay of personalities.
Plus, it's just ugly as sin, nigh unreadable and slow as 2002. The forums themselves seem to push me away.
I'll go hit the BSG thread now.
I bought a cabin. The entire fall was spent by my family touring western wisconsin looking at land and cabins and such. In December we closed on a very cool property... 20 acres, cabin (water, heat, plumbing, etc.), 2 car garage. Awesome! Just 75 minutes up the road by Mauston, Wisconsin. That cost a chunk of change and takes up a ton of my time. I don't have the time or cash to devote to the game at this point.
~ Sounds like a party at Madkasel's other "Kasel". :D
Heh, That would be pretty epic, a trials of the mad king at the beach. ~ No pressure MadK (btw, good to see you on the boards Your Grace ;-))
I still lurk from time to time, but it is only to keep in touch with people. It is sad that the state of the game is as such, but such is the times we live in. People can't travel like they want. Many of us have familys, children, work and other life obligations that just seem to get in the way of gameing (not that we are complaining). For me, once the LCG change over happened, I felt it was ok for me to "give up the ghost" as someone said earlier in this discussion. I found closure and saw an ending point to the game that I lived and breathed for a good five years. It is more difficult to give up the community than the game for me.
blah blah I'm just rambling. My point is "new game, new faces". There are still a few of the "old folks" left, but they have moved on to other endevors.
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I don't know about everyone else, but our meta is kinda sorta still playing. We pretty much played competatively and thought that the move to lcg only was a major cut in level of competiveness. I'm not going to argue whether that's true or not, just what we thought. So we haven't been paying attention to the forus or anything like that. Just been playing amongst ourselves with ite and 5ke. maybe once there are more cards we will come back to the tourney scene. If there is still a tourney scene.
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#1 - thanks for the kinds words by some people.
#2 - MadK plus cabin = about time. He would dig it the most, and I bet his family has a BLAST there. Good job Drew.
#3 - I am trying to resurrect a meta here, and will be running a regionals. We have our first league set up a week from Saturday. Hopefully can get 4-8 but I am not counting on it. We do sell base sets, and I am hopeful. If people can play a ton of dominion, they can play this1
#4 - I have been horrible on posting. Between work (banking is..."fun"...these days), a new child, my new job banning these boards, and...well let's just say i am pissed at Kennon or Stanton for introducing me to Warstorm (et. al. - all the Challenge Games) which is a time-soak. But, mainly it is not being able to take a quick break at work and post. I have to remember to at home in limited CPU time.
#5 - I will still have Regionals, Kublacon, and hopefully at least the first few days of Gencon. I really hope to see old friends there.
King eh, very nice...
Hahaha, what's so bad about introducing you to Warstorm? Other than it being an addictive little bugger of a game. Maybe FFG should be looking into some web games of a similar nature. You know, I've got this idea for one....
Very interested here in the big ECB Standard tournament. I'll be skipping any draft events that may come up, but throwing down in standard against you rurals is always a pleasure.
Honestly, for me to continue playing I will need some sort of vintage thrones format. This LCG stuff just doesn't cut it for me.
As everybody mentioned there have been several blows that made me all but lose interest in the game - which is sad considering I started playing when I was a mere neophyte.
The last blow, as dumb as it sounds, is I don't really like this formats for this board. The older ones where much better....eh, what are you gonna do.
This thread actually just makes me sad. i see both Wrecking Ball and Advent and think "Cool! i miss those guys." Who then both remind us why they don't show up anymore.
Myself, I really want to start the whole Standard format ruleset, since so many of us are playing. Legacy is okay, but not the same. LCG is challenging, but I can see why some of you gave up the ghost. And if the choice is LCG vs. nothing, honestly, I will take LCG. I enjoy the game, and I enjoy the new challenges of deck building.
WB, how is Vintage GoT going? I have to admit I'd forgotten about it.
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Lol. I'll be around. The community here is great. I actually started missing the discussions here.
I think it died a pretty quick death. There didn't seem to be a coherent plan anyway. It devolved pretty quickly from people naming cards they essentially did and didn't like to everyone kind of taking it to a local level in their individual metas.
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