• Worlds Day Two: Origins is Awesome!

    Question: You've just been bounced by some crazy things that you didn't expect to see using cards that hadn't always been taken seriously. What do you do now?

    Answer: You're at an AWESOME CON, you can Rainbow Draft, meet people, and all kinds of other stuff!

    Yes, there is PLENTY to do here and I'll be sharing it with you throughout! I'm doing at least one draft today, possibly more. I'll be demoing some games (and possibly purchasing them too), and who knows what else? The Dice Tower has their live show tonight, and the Origins Awards are happening too. What fun!

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    9:28 - The Dice Tower!

    4:12 - So much con. Time got away. We just missed a draft firing. They're doing best of three for every round of the draft - that's new. Also means that they're going 3+ hours because most of not all are going to time. Can't seem to get in one. Oh well. Did a demo of Specter Ops / awesome game, bought that one up. Hidden movement! Spies! What fun!

    1:04 - ...and if I do a late draft I may miss the Origins Awards...

    12:52 - A draft that started around 10:30 is only in round two of its finals right now. Hanging with @IssacBV and we're waffling on the draft now - it would just kill the rest of the day. We might try and catch the very last draft. Origins is so good... And I either have to dedicate the remainder of my con to this or to gaming, which is a larger thing for me that DM is just a part of. I'm torn. I want the con experience. I feel like I have to make a choice that doesn't make me completely happy either way.

    12:40 - Grabbing lunch at Barleys then off to a Rainbow Draft. They're giving con goers a free pint glass. Score! Also, their oatmeal stout is legit.

    12:21 - Check out the Kickstarter for Epic. If you like limited formats in CCGs but don't want to pay for new boosters, this is legit.

    10:30 - Kidding. JT vs. Matt Tucker.

    10:08 - Just got to preview Beast Boy on stream. Neat new mechanism that I got to help spoil. JT and Walsh are about to play on stream - the Battle of North America!

    9:36 - Quick breakfast then off to the event hall to see what's up!
    Comments 11 Comments
    1. Randy's Avatar
      Randy -
      Ugh... JT lost a heartbreaker in the first round of swiss
    1. RJRETRO's Avatar
      RJRETRO -
      Yeah. So gutted.

      That being said, JT played great and I'm super pumped for him. He can come back from that, no doubt.
    1. Shadowmeld's Avatar
      Shadowmeld -
      The day isn't over yet though
    1. SarkhanMad's Avatar
      SarkhanMad -
      how many players are left in tournament?
    1. Wifey's Avatar
      Wifey -
      I was following on Twitch. JT really got some tough rolls in the end. That's what makes this game so exciting to watch - even if HP is like 14-3, anything can still happen!

      Good for Matt, though - I heard through others he's a good guy.
    1. Shadowmeld's Avatar
      Shadowmeld -
      Any word on round 2 for JT?
    1. SarkhanMad's Avatar
      SarkhanMad -
      What was Walsh's team?
    1. SarkhanMad's Avatar
      SarkhanMad -
      I like the Manticore against Kobolds and SK's.
      I'm also glad he explained why he was running that doomcal as a counter to spray.
      But why run LordD without Ring?
    1. RJRETRO's Avatar
      RJRETRO -
      JT got a bye. So he is 1-1 by default.
    1. Dave's Avatar
      Dave -
      LoD with no ring is just so there's something that can't be stopped by Relentless.
    1. IsaacBV's Avatar
      IsaacBV -
      The drafts were just running way too long. But skipping the draft and coming out sunday more than made up for it!