A few weeks ago I wrote an article with some of my 40K related pledges for the year. One of those pledges was to run a tournament with more than 30 people.
“Pledge Number 4: I want to run a tournament with more than 30 people during 2013. I’ve seen tournaments I run grow from 6 people at the start to over 20 people currently. I think I can do better. I’ve got at least two AdeptiCon Primers coming up, the Last Cheese Standing Part Deux and a handful of regular tourneys. I like seeing people have fun and seeing my events grow. This is fairly broad for a pledge and I know that I have limited control over achieving it, but I am going to do what I can to make it happen. Eventually, I’d like to be able to run more complex events and possibly invitation only events. Those things are further down the line though.”
I am happy to announce that after this weekend’s AdeptiCon Primers at the Game Room, I have achieved one of my 40K pledges.
The AdeptiCon Championships Primer was on Saturday and it drew an even 20 people. I honestly thought I would draw more people than that. I had players from Chicago, Cleveland, Findlay and Lansing to go along with my regular locals, which was great but I hoped for more. I don’t want to make this a battle report, so I’ll just summarize the final standings. Brandon (of White Scars Army blog fame) took first with his Space Marine bike/Eldar combo, Bill Kim took second with his Daemon army, Feast of Blades winner Alex took third with his Screamer/Flamer army, Tim G took fourth with a Space Marine/IG list and Greg Sparks came in fifth with an Eldar/Dark Eldar combo. There were a lot of hard fought games, but everyone seemed to have a good time.
The AdeptiCon Team Tournament Primer was Sunday and this is where I achieved my pledge. I had 23 two man teams and Brad Chester show up (Brad’s team name was There Can Be Only Brad). I was so busy with registration that I didn’t even realize I had passed 15 teams until I started table pairings. Passing the 30 player threshold was great. I was fairly busy the entire time and I think I managed the event well. No major complaints as far as I know and again, everyone seemed to have a good time. The Johns won the event with their Drop Pod Space Wolves, Brandon and Bill took second with Daemons, Nate and Nick (two youngbloods) took third with a Dark Eldar/Chaos combo, fourth went to Daryl and George with their Dark Angels and fifth went to reigning AdeptiCon Warmaster Brad Chester.
As great as hitting this goal was, the achieving of this pledge got me thinking about future pledges. I’m mulling over larger events at larger venues. I think I might like to eventually run an event on a national stage. I’m not one to rest on my laurels. I think I can go bigger and better with my 40K events in the future, but for right now I think I’m going to slip in a coma for a few days to recover.
So how are your 2013 40K pledges coming along?