First HA in-person Tournament - Chic ...
So, I really enjoy the tournament experience here on the threads, but nothing tops the fun of an in-person tournament. I've played many years on the RBI COTUT (championship of the universe tournament). And it's great to meet up with people that are ready to nerd-out over a game together, I'm modeling this tourney after thar RBI COTUt (an NES Game from 1985, probably the best sports game ever made).
The goal here is to really gauge interest. The tourney would be somewhere centrally located like Chicago , and I would organize it. To cover tourney costs (rented space) there would be a small fee ( think like 20-30$), but really the cost would come from your transport to this great city. Couchsurfing dot org is the best way to get free lodging and save some cash.
I think this would probably be a Friday evening to Sunday morning type of event, round robin then double elim tourney where seeds are determined in the round, then the tourney is played out. The games would have timed turns (like 10+ min to make sure there is no shortage of time, but no unnecessary delays) so many games would be had by all.
Ill make sure to make it a proper Chicago experience as well. Great pizza, great dogs, excellent beer (for those of age) and a perfectly executed tournament.
Whos in?? I think 16 commits would make it worth the trip. The RBI COTUTs are consistently the most fun weekend of the summer, this will be even better.
The winner would be crowned CHAMPION OF THE UNIVERSE and I maybe can even get Robot to sponsor a prize if I ask nicely and generate some press (I'm in PR).
Respond to this post of your interested, and what chances you'd have to actually going to something like this.