In the darkness the trees are full of starlight (henwy) wrote,
In the darkness the trees are full of starlight

Misanthropy: The only way to fly

So yesterday was the Smirk and Dagger Tournament at the Meetup. Things were a bit rocky at times, but in the end we got through it without any blood being spilled. There were a few conflicts and issues between some of the players and I had my hands full trying to keep everything running. At times, it was just a little ball of tightly rolled insanity. I think around 12 people participated from start to finish in the end. A few more of the late arrivers jumped in on a couple of games here and there, but weren't actually in the running.

The really disapointing part of all of this is that the prize support from Smirk and Dagger never arrived. I had sent emails to Curt about it early on and he seemed enthusiastic about the idea and providing some sort of prizes. I emailed him recently to let him know how the training day went and things were still all spiffy. I then asked about what he would be sending for support and I haven't heard from him since. I ended up having to use a few of my own games as prizes, including a sealed copy of Run for your life Candyman I had picked up last year at a con. Luckily, I also had some of the promo items I could give away from the game that I snagged at the same time. I didn't have any other Smirk and Dagger games to give as prizes for 2nd and 3rd so I ended up just rumaging through the game closet and looking for whatever was still sealed in plastic. What I came up with was Relationship Tightrope and Fishing for Terrorists. Ya, I know, but you make do with what you've got. I told the people that Curt might still come through in the end and there could be additional items if prize support actually arrives. Heck, if nothing else, I wouldn't mind getting my copy of Candyman back.

After the tournament ended, I rocketed out of the meetup like a bat out of hell along with Lori and some others. It had been a long day and everyone else had already gathered at the Panera for the regular game day. It was nice just to sit around, chat, and unwind.
Tags: board/card gaming, meetup, smirk and dagger, the bills, video

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