2012 Warhammer: Invasion The Card Game North American Champion
“May there be a road!”
Who is Adam Daulton?
Gen Con Indy 2012 marked the debut of FFG’s North American Championship Tournament for Warhammer: Invasion The Card Game. Made possible by the introduction of the FFG World Championship Weekend, the North American Championship allows players to battle for the fate of the Old World in one additional top-tier competition each year, and its champion earns the right to work with FFG’s LCG team to design a card for the game.
Through battlefields soaked in the blood of the fallen, Adam Daulton charged to victory, earning glory for the Ruinous Powers and claiming the title of Warhammer: Invasion The Card Game North American Champion.
In His Own Words:
I’m a Human Resources Specialist in Indianapolis, have a wonderful wife and two daughters, and am quite involved my local church.
I'm mostly a board gamer, though for a few years in the early 2000s, I played a lot of Lord of the Rings: The Card Game. My favorite games, other than Warhammer: Invasion, include Puerto Rico, Railroad Tycoon, and War of the Ring. I even painted all my miniatures. Since 2005, I’ve hosted a monthly board game meet-up in my house, and I’m involved in helping organize a yearly board game convention. My other hobbies include blogging, geo-caching, fishing, hunting, and designing games of my own.
On the 2012 North American Championship Finals:
My main strategy was to get up to four power in my Kingdom, with three loyalty, and play Call the Brayherd (Fiery Dawn, 114). I wanted to win on turn three, if possible. Before the tourney I removed Burn It Down (Core Set, 118) and decided to just live or die by my rush.
It was cool to play against Steve in the final. He is the main organizer in Louisville, and I am the main organizer in Indy. He playtested quite a bit against a Brayherd deck and said his deck didn’t fare very well against it, so I was hoping for good results. The first game went well for me, but in game two, I didn’t anticipate his Manaan Take You (March of the Damned, 10), and he wiped out my Kingdom. I was then a single resource short the whole game, and he got the victory. The final game was really close, but I was able to get Call the Brayherd out on the last turn and overwhelm him.
His Advice for New Players:
I always tell new players to find a card or theme they think looks cool and then search online to see what decks use that card. Build one of those decks, and then tweak it to make it your own. That is the best way to start. You don’t get overwhelmed with all your choices, and you can get building right away.