The games opened in tremendous order. As far as these things go, I would say that the plan came together swimmingly, and I love it when a plan comes together. The players were keen and the tables were minty fresh. In all, the perfect start to an extraordinarily wild day.
On the hobby front, we sold out of tokens and the 54-card decks immediately and completely. Moreover, we plowed straight through the more modest set, leaving only a few left for the slow and sundry for sunday. Had I known. Had I known. All this is to say that the response and enthusiasm for the event far surpassed my already ambitious expectations. I promised to bring a better game and more lustrous tables, and the Killzone supporters brought their good taste and eager disposition in spades.
As for the games, the inaugural event of the convention put some tremendous matchups to proof… but enough from me. Let’s let the photos do the talking (besides, I’m still utterly exhausted from the weekend). I was so intensely busy on the day that I was unable to cover the armies thoroughly, but still... these should give a decent sense of the carnage and mayhem.
Names of Note from this round:
Most Cinematic: Seth LaClair
Wildest Theme: Colin Graham (och aye tha noo!)
Player’s Choice: Eric Brose
Special Operations Commander: Eric Hagen
|Full Borer v Merlin with Dr Gabe and Carl showing how gentlemen square off: "pistols at dawn, sir."|
|Chris Borer's 1989 Lamenters were, by all accounts, "old enough to drink."|
|Carl's Sacrilegious Iron Warrior Horde|
|classic SW v DA matchup on a Necron Tomb World. Glorious. Poor Eric's DA had a rough go of it.|