I make no bones about my not being a tournament player. I play in leagues all the time, but my head just isn’t wired for competitive play. Having fun – and helping my opponent have fun – is much more important to me than winning. This is a game we’re playing, and life is full of enough serious stuff with consequences and ramifications that can impact all aspects of our lives, so having an escape like tabletop wargaming, someplace where I can just relax and have fun is important to me. The tournament scene, with its calculated matchups and pairings and clocks and stress just isn’t something that generally appeals to me.
Nonetheless, this past weekend, in the name of supporting some local guys who wanted to try to kickstart something, I ended up playing in the Ontario Team Championship. I didn’t put together a specific team, because let’s face it, I was going to drag my teammates kicking and screaming to the bottom tables, so we became a mish-mosh. Gotta say, though, it was pretty awesome.
Team Will Accept Bribes started out with two Retribution players, two Cygnar, and one Protectorate. A few weeks back we lost one of our Cygnar, and our Cryx alternate stepped in. Then, the day before the event, our other Cygnar player fell ill, and our Cryx player similarly dropped. Thanks to the amazing power of ringers, our team ended up being:
- ME! – Retribution (half out of the photo lest my countenance scare passing babies and pregnant women)
- TODD! – Circle (designated Team Captain because of his neatly brushed hair)
- OTHER CHRIS! – Retribution (it’s a Chris thing)
- DAVE! – Protectorate (the only member of the team I’d really spent any time strategizing with)
- IAN! – Trollbloods (Super champ for joining the team last minute)
- Not Pictured: Justin, who popped into Ian’s spot when Ian had to leave after round 2.
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