• Colorado rocks

    I was able to go to Total Escape Games yesterday and meet the manager John and my new favorite Dice Master player James. James will be coordinating the OP events housed at this store and was instrumental in getting everything started, thank you sir!

    We officially have an active community; OP events will be held every Thursday! EVERY THURSDAY, I couldn’t ask for more. With the following rotating schedule:

    Week 1 – Rainbow Draft of the current set (at this point DC)
    Week 2 – Unlimited/Mixed
    Week 3 - Rainbow Draft of the current set (at this point DC)
    Week 4 – Constructed current set.

    This schedule will rotate every four weeks. So 05/28 was rainbow, 06/04 is Mixed/Unlimited, 06/11 rainbow, 06/18 limited constructed, wash rinse repeat.

    I love the flow of this, it allows new players to build a collection of cards up to be viable to play in the constructed and also gives people such as myself the joy of playing Mixed/Unlimited competitively at least once a month. I just love mixing the sets and playing this format, it’s so much fun!

    The timing works perfectly, as I was able to meet and greet last night and play a quick game, but had to leave before the OP began @ 6PM, I beleive every week will be a 6PM start time. .

    Next week I will be able to play in the Mixed/Unlimited (is there an official name for this format?) on 06/04 and then will be traveling the following two weeks and won’t miss any Mixed/Unlimited and then back at it for more Rainbow drafting.

    Yes I have visions of dice dancing in my head.
    This article was originally published in blog: Colorado rocks started by Green Knight
    Comments 12 Comments
    1. Randy's Avatar
      Randy -
      I wanted to promote this article, for 2 reasons:

      1. I want to promote at least 1 blog entry per week to the front page, shining some spotlight on our users.

      2. With all the competetive strategy going on leading to worlds, we can forget how important it is to grow our local scene. And thus one looks like it's doing it right.
    1. Vapedaveb's Avatar
      Vapedaveb -
      But what time does it start!!!!
    1. Green Knight's Avatar
      Green Knight -
      That is awesome Randy, thank you for promoting this and therefore helping even further to grow the local scene. I'm sure there are grassroots events going on all across the US, nay the world right now and hopefully this will inspire even more people to do the same and help our community to grow.
    1. Green Knight's Avatar
      Green Knight -
      Time is relative @Vapedaveb , seriously though yesterday James said it was going to start at 6PM. I assume every week will be 6, but honestly I'm not 100% as I had to leave around 5:40. Next time I'm in I'll see if I can get John to register the events with wizkids.
    1. pishposh's Avatar
      pishposh -
      Sounds like the local Dice Masters community is doing well. Perhaps you could throw in some thematic weeks, such as when a month has a fifth Thursday. Those nights could be things such as only common cards, or Lady's Night (all female teams).
    1. fun4willis's Avatar
      fun4willis -
      Quote Originally Posted by Green Knight View Post
      Time is relative @Vapedaveb ...Next time I'm in I'll see if I can get John to register the events with wizkids.
      I am very interested in this process of registering and recording info to the WES (WizKids Event System). Assuming this is what your are referring to, please share info about your, or John's, experiences with this process.
    1. Green Knight's Avatar
      Green Knight -
      @pishposh those are fun ideas, I'm sure we'll let everyone settle in and then start incorporating some of these fun ideas once we have a nice group of players attending. Don't want to get too fancy too early and scare any new players off. @fun4willis It seems pretty easy to register events, this link will walk you through everyhting: http://wizkidseventsystem.com/faq.php
    1. Dave's Avatar
      Dave -
      Quote Originally Posted by Randy View Post
      I wanted to promote this article, for 2 reasons:

      1. I want to promote at least 1 blog entry per week to the front page, shining some spotlight on our users.

      2. With all the competetive strategy going on leading to worlds, we can forget how important it is to grow our local scene. And thus one looks like it's doing it right.
      Local scene is MORE important than anything with Worlds or anything else. The game goes nowhere without a rabid local following.
    1. wbaccus's Avatar
      wbaccus -
      Good to hear there's some Dice Masters being played out there. I hope to be moving to somewhere close to there in the very near future...
    1. SlapsterMcFlash's Avatar
      SlapsterMcFlash -
      There needs to be a smoke shop / comic shop combo introduced in Colorado, Add some munchies like any other comic/gaming shop, and you have yourself a one stop entertainment shop.

      That's always been my dream, to be honest. Open up a join head shop/comic store, both in very separate areas.

      Or even now with the new laws in this country, a full of comic shop/cafe.
    1. Vapedaveb's Avatar
      Vapedaveb -
      You cannot Smoke in any public place. THC consumption is only legal in your own home. Everywhere else it is not legal. Just fyi
    1. Jthomash2's Avatar
      Jthomash2 -
      And the laws of the country have not changed. THC containing products are still schedule-I according to the DEA.