So, today, in a somewhat last-minute decision, me and my wife decided to play in a Dreamblade 1k tournament at Your Move Games Somerville. Attendance was a pretty low 14, probably due in part to the New York 10k also happening this weekend. Due to a good amount of luck on my part, both in my pairings and in my dice rolls, I managed to get 3rd place, with a $100 prize. (My wife, unfortunately, didn’t do nearly as well, although I thought that she had the better warband.)
It’s kind of nice to win something significant enough that I had to fill out IRS paperwork for it.
Another completely random thing that I wanted to mention is that I’ve written some test questions for use on Magic and Dreamblade judge tests (they solicit questions from all judges to continually improve their question database), and while it’s taken them a while, not only are a couple of my questions actually being used on tests now, some of them have been translated into some other languages. It’s just kind of neat to see a question I wrote in Italian, Chinese, and Portugese, as I can’t read it but I know what it says, since I wrote it in the first place.
And that’s just what’s on my calendar so far… I expect it to fill up more as the year continues.
Last Friday, Jessi and I played in the first sanctioned Dreamblade event in Massachusetts that actually ran, and now I’m ranked number 8 in MA. (Those players with 100 points played at the release event at GenCon, as one got 100 points just for playing in that event.)
I doubt I’ll stay that high, however.
On Sunday I finally managed to play my first games of Dreamblade, the new collectible miniatures strategy game from WotC. While my wife and I are really rather dismayed at the creative flavor of the game (it’s all horror and nightmareish stuff), it’s fun to play, and has a huge depth of strategy that we’re just barely starting to scratch the surface of. Wizards is really trying to push this game, and is giving thousands of dollars in prizes out for it. I may start trying to play it competitively, although if I do as good as I do at competitive Magic I may just end up judging it primarily.