I also want to add a personal plug for Jason at Deal Me In Games here. The prize support we post is based on attendance of 30 people. I just want to note that Jason has NEVER once scaled prize support down. Even when we had 12, he offered full prize support (the top 8 basically begged and insisted on lesser support).
When he offered the Bazaar of Baghdad at 30 and we hit 24 - he still gave out the bazaar. I suggested he up the entry fee to $35 to use the extra $5 to offset the prize for the top 8 at the end of the year and he refused. So while I'm the visible face who does all the advertising, Jason is the one who takes all the financial risk and puts himself on the line. He never fails to be a stand-up TO and shopkeeper when it comes to prizes. So a big thanks to Jason for all his support for the T1 community this year!!
Thanks Loukayza. It's actually just a buddy and myself that play together and decided we wanted to try to get more people in the area and hopefully get some people to travel for it. We thought raising some money for a good cause was how we wanted to give back to the community as well.
Thank you Nick(s), et al for hosting and running such an amazing tournament!
As I told Nick, I'll keep coming to these events as long as Nick keeps runnin' them. It's a wonderful excuse to get to New York, and also a wonderful tournament and community environment.
I got to go to the Natural History Museum, the Met, enjoy Central Park, watch the NYC pride parade in Manhattan, take a boat ride around the Statue of Liberty, have dinner in Little Italy with my special lady, and, of course, win an Ancestral Recall :)
Awesome weekend, great people, amazing Vintage! I hope you do this again!
Many thanks to the 14 of you attended.
(Next up for us will be
Team Unified Legacy on 7/9/17 and Sanctioned Vintage on 7/16/17)
This is the who got what post with meta and decklists to follow at the bottom.
(Apologies in advance if I mistyped anything)
Location: Knight Ware Inc. Studio City, CA.
1st Warren Liem [UW Landstill] got $80 in Store Credit
2nd Justin Franks [Drain Tendrils] got $60 in Store Credit
3rd Jennifer Wong [Stax] got $40 in Store Credit
4th Mike Kravitz [UWr Mentor] got $40 in Store Credit
Yeah that sounds about right. It would be awesome to have you out there but since I've never been to this place I couldn't advise you about coming; heaven forbid you drive out all that way & nobody showed up :(. I'm guessing that since this is a monthly thing they get enough people every month to play, but I don't know if it would be worth it to drive down here or not.