6. What could we have done to make the tourney better?Hmm, can't really think of anything since the whole event was so perfect. Maybe a little plaque on the trophies denoting which tourney they were won at. If that is too costly, give less prize money. I know I had this discussion after previous tourneys, but I personally think the cash prizes on the US tournament scene are too generous anyway....
My fault. I was going to have engraved plates on them, but it was too costly and the awards I chose really didn’t have a good spot to put them anyway with taking away from the item itself. But you are right, and I will consider placement next time when choosing the type of awards. Generous...I guess you’re right because if Shannon wins another, I’ll have to issue a W-2 to him.
7. We increased the length of the games from 2 ½ hours to 2 ¾ were the extra 15 minutes helpful.
I liked the timing, finished every game.
It was suggested that perhaps I shouldn't win best painted every time... however, I just play by the rules set by the organizers. So if this is seen as an issue, just make a rule that each model can only ever be in an MountainMayhem-BestPainted-winning army once, though this could be hard to enforce.... ? Or just paint up a nice army. The painting standard at the tournament was high overall. The judges are tired of seeing mine, so this is your chance people!
I will point out that "every time" is not strictly true. I came second overall in MM1 and for this reason the painting prize went to the villain of this thread who also made me bleed BPs this time round... the inevitable Phil Karl
On the painting, we had 2 judges that knew only 4 people and were given a strict guideline for judging....what I’m saying is that you won fair and square. It would be different if the same judges with the same rubric year after year....but then that would be our problem, not a player’s.
B.Jones - Member of the CGL
- Owner of BH, DL, DE, DH, EoS, HE, KoE, O&G, OK, SA, SE, VS, UD, VC, & WotDG. Yes, it is a sickness.
Playtester-Mid Atlantic USA