Here's my comment:
I think the list is aces, man - it seems the process has worked!
For what it's worth, here's my take on tournaments: you get in what you put out if you keep in mind you'll never get back what spend.
Yeah, a typical Brentism. Makes no sense on the face of it but there is a point.
I've genuinely enjoyed every tournament I've ever been to, large or small, but I could have won every won of them and still wouldn't have recouped my investment in this hobby. Prize support, if it comes one's way, should be a pleasant surprise, not the goal.
That's not going to be a problem for you, of course! You're a genuine dude who's there for the experience; of that, there is no doubt. My prediction? You'll have a blast!
Which is the only way to recoup any monetary losses. :)
I've won or placed a fair number of tournaments over the years; from a 'money' point of view, it's always nice to get some swag. The larger prizes seemed liked some sort of hobby savings programs, where I got the chance to snag up some big kits I couldn't always afford.
(He was poor for a long time. Now he's just stupid.)
Being fairly poor for a number of years, I was on a tight gaming budget. Now, I can afford pretty much anything my little heart desires... but resist the urge! Going crazy at the store each week is a recipe for unhappiness.
|Jawa-fingers! Have I mentioned we're planning to team up for Feast of Blades this year?|
But I digress. Point is, to my mind tournaments are about a lot of things, including friendly competition and attempting to win some swag! That secondary, though, to having a good time and hanging out with friends.
My goal this week is primarily to ably support my team, the Heavy Flamers, in our quest for domination in the foam and flock battlefields of the 41st Millennium! Mostly though, I get to hang out with the guys all Saturday.
Not a bad deal at all.
On another note, I'm taking an 1850 army. I may or may not try to play in the 40K event...
(There's a waiting list, stupid.)
...but since there's a waiting list, there are no guarantees. Not worried: I didn't sign up because I wasn't at all sure my heart was in it. Last year, it was rough playing all day, three days in a row!
Regardless, I'm taking an army. If nothing else, I'm hoping to get in pick up games with some of you folks out there, and maybe recording them as video battle reports for Bell or Strictly Average.
I'm trying to take Footdar...
|This man has a doctorate.|
...which shows you how much I care about placing!