Hello Fellow Gaming Dorks!
Mike @ Dragon-Fall here. I wanted to post this quick note about the inspiration to throw this event, and what to expect over the weekend of Oct.3rd and 4th.
For almost 15 years now, I have attended various Warhammer Fantasy and Warhammer 40K Weekend events around the Midwest.
(Remember the GW Grand Tournaments?) It is hard to believe that those were thrown in the early 2000’s.
Since then, we are spoiled to have such great events and venues that have carried the torch.
Back to Dragon-Fall- I am older now, with a busy work schedule, family, and responsibilities. It is getting harder and harder to escape for an entire weekend. I am sure many of you are in similar situations and can relate.
So- what we are trying to do with this event is cram as much gaming as possible into a weekend format. If you are going to be able to attend, I promise that there will be a full venue of events to play.
It can be difficult to get a “hall pass” for a weekend from your life these days.
We understand that.
However, if you can make it to our event, you will be glad that you did!
It is action packed, and will almost run continuously for 30 hours straight.
Holy Crap- 30 hours straight! Am I insane?!?
This will seriously mess with my nap schedule! As the Tau say, (see how I worked in that 40K reference) For the Greater Good!
Having to make some compromises due to space restrictions, we settled on 4 primary systems (Warhammer 40K, Warhammer Fantasy, Warmachine and X-Wing) to play over the weekend.
That is the other important point. We wanted to have a multi gaming weekend event, right off the bat.
It would have been easy for us to justify just having a “Warhammer Weekend.” But-we are not interested in easy! And honestly, War Gaming has never been more vibrant since I can remember. Too many good things out there to play just one system IMO. Diversify!
There are two choices for Two Day Events, and two choices for Saturday’s Evening Event.
For the Two Day Event (choose one, as they will go both days):
A Warhammer 40K 5 round tournament
Warmachine 2 day Master’s Style event. .
Since either of the above will be finished before 8PM on Sat night, now is where things get interesting.
In the Evening Event Slot, you have two additional choices:
Warhammer Fantasy Battle
Why rest, when you can continue to game??
Now don’t get me wrong, if you are only interested in playing a Two Day Event; that is fine.
And if you are only interested in a Saturday evening event, fair enough.
But we want to strongly encourage you to try another system, even if it is not your primary game. Throw down X-wing…. It is only 20 bucks. Make full use of that “hall pass” that we talked about above.
We are here to answer any questions that you have regarding our event. You will have them.
We know it is not a typical format…that is the point. We are trying to create a unique event, and with your help will be wildly successful.
We look forward to you attending our event Dragon-Fall, this year and in future years to come!
More blog posts and musings to come as time permits.