So, I had a chat with the rest of the gaming crew and PeteB was well up for a mini tournament as his birthday is just before mine too. In 2015 we borrowed Ben's kitchen but this time that probably wouldn't be sustainable and in a bid to have another fun birthday celebration/gaming session I went to my local game store Wargames and had a chat with the owner Martin. He was perfectly happy for us to rock up, pay our fee to use the tables for the day and leave things at that. Alternatively he suggested a couple of other options to turn it into a much bigger event, even to ITC tournament scale! Which gave us plenty to think about.
PeteB, Ben and myself had a bit of a summit last night to discuss options. We're all after an event that is fun, not really about winning. Ben was also keen not to have Lord Of Wars, he feels they can make the game too one-sided but I fought to have them included on the basis for some folk it's the only way they can run a list. So we made some restrictions for taking them, as I said the event will be very much 'don't be a dick', we may be shooting ourselves in the foot for interested parties but we just want to have a fun days gaming. This was the interim plan [subject to change]...
Which leads us to the current knowns:
- 3 Maelstrom Games
- Saturday 25th February
- Wargames, Southport PR8 1NH
Currently there'll be myself, PeteB and Ben, with Otty, Liam and Throne of Skulls winner Scott potentially on board. Bottom line is we only need 10 people minimum to make this happen and Martin is convinced he can double our numbers from local players but I wanted to offer an open invitation to folk who follow the blog to see if they'd be interested in joining in, the more the merrier.
So what do you think? Let me know in the comments below.
* Birthday Bash 2.0 is a provisional title, feel free to offer alternative 40kaddict related names :)