Also, I get to hang out with the BoLS crowd and meet fellow Bloggers face to face. As our community grows, so does name recognition... making me happier than ever I go by 'Brent.'
Just so you know, it's not a clever, internet nickname - it's my name. Brent.
There you go.
I worked hard I did, getting the Brotherhood ready for the weekend. My goal was to have a good time... no, seriously. You may not realize, but playing to actually win a tournament is difficult, and you have to maximize the factors you can control and push hard on those you influence. An example of the former is paint-scores and basing, whilst an example of the latter is encouraging your opponent to move quickly through his turns so the two of you can actually finish the game.
Finishing the game is vital for maximum points out of a mission... but slow play happens.
Where am I going with all this?
|I smuggled home a secret stash of loot though!|
It *SELF-EDIT* sucked, I'll tell you, but I was deathly ill by Saturday afternoon. I sat down at lunch with Goatboy, Evil Homer, and the Card Pimp in Question and before we were 30 seconds into the meal Thomas is asking what's wrong.
I'd been trying to play it off, but the truth was I was in bad, bad shape. By the end of lunch my friends convinced me to (display good judgement, you idiot) leave the event and get myself home.
Frankly, it was crushing, but I was soon to learn I'd almost put off leaving too long. The trip home was miserable, and I gave serious thought to stopping in Fort Worth to check into a hospital.
Still, I did make it home safely, and despite it all it was the only good move. It's just hard to walk away from something you invest so much time and money into.
But there you go. There's always next year.
I'm out, but here are some pics of the Brotherhood army I took. There's still a lot of work to do, especially on the Wolfguard and the vehicles, but there you go. - Brent
PS: I got this email from Larry / Big Red from Bell of Lost Souls:
Also, Evilhomer is good people. He's mixed right in with all of us really fast. Everyone was really happy to have him with us as a judge this year.Well, gee. That's lovely. What a great guy.