hahaha. cheers yipe.
as usual, plenty of initial hands up but only 1 player of CCG from old who ive been testing my LCG deck against on occasion. a good way to test your deck for sure taking on the powerful old school version. helped me refine my tournament deck.
as stated, i just need to keep it up and if i get 1 or 2 per such forum then hopefully the ball will get rolling. bordercon rocked. played arkham horror and MoM. no cthulhu decks though but might have drummed up some interest. time will tell.
and yes, not a topic spoken often enough about and is the real issue of the game i feel too. need more players!!
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adelaide did represent, but no CoC players unfortunately.
good news is i might be attending a boardgames convention in the barossa valley in september and would be super keen to see you there!!
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One more thing to pile on …
If you are lucky enough to get someone like Yipe to go to that much trouble for you to have fun … frickin' SHOW UP and SUPPORT.
We all have lives (at least the ones that play CoC, a *little* different from some other games ;) )
If you see someone making the effort, friend them and try to be there. The best part of the Portland thing is this:
I have never played a tourney before, wasn't ashamed of tthat for sure, but … if I want people to play with, and I need a lot so that beat-downs aren't so discouraging, then I signed up as soon as I could. Even after the first demo, people continued to show up and support - now we have the biggest regional in the world I *think*. It takes everybody.
It will still end in tears on June 23, but I have a whole set of friends/acquaintances that I share a common interest with that I didn't have before. AND I know that Australians play CoC, so I can plan my next vacation around that (only sort of kidding, how sad is that?).
Grant, you are too kind. I'm just a chatty nerd who likes beer n' cards and needed some friends to share them with (and my wife couldn't stand to hear anymore about Cthulhu so she kicked me to the game store).
Grant's advice is right on the money. It takes more than one person to keep the effort going, and to keep your morale high when things aren't developing as fast as you'd like. That's why I recommended developing a core group of 3 players that you can always count on to show up to your events. As a side note, it also really helps if they're good guys with a nice, mellow attitude.
Fortunately for me, Grant is one such player. He was the first person to respond to my posting about a regional championship in Portland (back when I was expecting a maximum of 8-10 players to register), the first to show an interest in our "Cthulhu is Calling" demo days, and one of the few who has attended each event - with some very interesting decks that have cleaned my clock. Even if I held an event and only Grant showed up, a good time would be had by all.
And yes, June 23rd will end in tears for me too. I've already set aside my princess pillow to cry in.
any and all are welcome in australia!!
i, like you grant, had never played in a tournament before, and the only advice i can give is make sure you sleep lots in the days before hand, because i didn't sleep a wink the night before, second guessing and changing my deck at the last minute, and turned up looking like a meth head.
it was only a small turn out, but heaps of fun, and hopefully i can make it a big turn out next year and maybe host it myself. hell, if i'm rich by then i'll darn well pay for you all to come down.
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unfortunately, i don't have a life (haha), but that's purely by choice. i'm a writer and leave the house on tuesdays for boardgames night, and saturday night for work when i usually do my shop for the week, and any other free time is being devoted to getting a CoC group going.
i come on here probably 2 - 3 times a day, when i'm between chapters or need a break, and i'm always super excited to see what people have written. unfortunately i'm often disappointed.
there seem to be only 5 or 6 people who regularly contribute, 1 or 2 who pop in occasionally, and that's it. for those that seem to be purely voyeurs, please write something……… anything………
go ahead and make an eccentric (borderline loopy) loner (apart from fellow gamers) smile when he sees a new topic or post (haha). this is also a way for us to find out who's out there, maybe collaborate, and further expand upon this small community. in fact, i've even devoted a new topic to this (general discussion).
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