Thursday, July 21, 2011
I ran a WHFB tournament over the weekend at GPC.
I think it's safe to say it was successful: "full" at GPC is 12 players, max capacity (where people have to start playing on 5.5' tables) is 16... we had 14 players. Everybody seemed to have a good time and, with the solid turnout, prizes were good.
With the NoVA Open on the horizon, I decided to just use their composition rules (making an allowance for Chaos Dwarves 'cause we've got a player who's running them), their first three scenarios (which were kinda lackluster and a bit schizophrenic) and their bracketing (which meant we had two undefeated players at the end of the day).
We had a ton of Orc & Goblin Players, which was kinda neat. No Skaven, though. :/ Warriors of Chaos performed the best, with both WoC players going undefeated through the day. Best appearance went, by popular vote, to Joey J.'s Daemons of Chaos.
It was a long day, but we managed to pretty much stay on track throughout it... a huge accomplishment.
One of the local players took a bunch of pictures that can be found here. (All of the pictures in this post are his.)
Something I really wanted to touch on was that I decided to take a risk that morning and run the tournament without a laptop. Instead, I used just my iPad... and brought a pad of graph paper in case that didn't work out.
It worked, extremely smoothly. I had no trouble inputting results; because I was able to just walk over to a table where folks were working through their results, I'd say it was actually considerably easier than it would have been with a stationary laptop.
Tomorrow, I'll touch on what apps I used. I could probably stick them in here, but I imagine it'd be more useful on its own.