Down Under Dicers - Hello! Some information about Australia.
by, 03-15-2016 at 06:55 PM (1099 Views)
I have always enjoyed the discussions and content created by the people here that I have decided to contribute in some form as well, hence, the blog. So, welcome to DUD or Down Under Dicers! (name is work in progress). Also, forgive me for the bad editing, I'm new at this.
What is it?
It will mostly be a blog discussing fun formats a TO could do to spice up your local scene. Other times I will be looking at Dicemasters in general from an Australian perspective. Rarely, I will be ranting at something Dicemasters related (*cough* why no Australia Nationals this year Wizkids?).
My name is Zack and started playing Dicemasters in June 2015. I’ve always been a gamer, played video games growing up and then moving to boardgames. I have never played or been actively involved in a TCG/CCG and my love for this game came directly from my love of playing boardgames (and Tom Vasel’s review of the game).
Let me start by doing some background on the Australia Dicemasters scene. I also intend this to be a reference point for new players to direct them to places where Dicemasters is active.
At this point there are a number of Facebook groups where Australian players do trades or share events coming up. The main group is Dice Masters Australia. Some of the states have their own group as well Dicemasters NSW, Dicemasters Melbourne, Dice Masters - Perth and Dice Masters Canberra.
Of course these are only the groups I am aware of.
Next up we look at FLGS that host Dicemasters events. Now, obviously these are not all the stores in Australia doing DM events, just the ones I am aware of.
We will do this by states:
There are two stores currently running events, Good Games Epping (this is my local store which I help out as a TO) and Good Games Hurstville.
Good Games Epping tries to run an event every week with varying numbers (between 3-8 people most times)
Good Games Hurstville is currently running rainbow drafts once a month. This was the venue of the 2015 Nationals.
As far as I am aware, only one store does regular events, Three D6 and they appear to be doing drafts once a month.
It appears only one store is regularly hosting events, Gamagori. I believe this is the local store TRP user Bestia.
By far the largest scene in Australia in my opinion with three stores hosting events.
Tezza’s Games and Guf Werribee are based out west of Melbourne. I have been to Tezza’s Games once and from what I can tell they have a player base of 6.
In my opinion, the largest competitive scene in Australia belongs to Next Level Games in Ringwood. I had the pleasure to attend one of their constructed events where everyone played fairly high level teams. They do weekly events and consistently attract 8 to 10 players.
Not known, please comment if you are from Australia and know of a store who host DM events.
That’s it for this week, thank you for reading!
I welcome any and all feedback. Thanks!