|Standard-Monteray, CA, USA
Your mama doesn't live @ Game Habitat (Either)
724 Abrego St. Monterey, CA USA
Sunday, May 7th, 2000
Head Judge Paul Yale level 1
8 Players (2 new)
Well, It took me quite a bit of time for me to arrive to this tournament
that almost never was. My fellow coordinator wanted to cancel this
tournament based on our last few turnouts at this location. It took me
nearly three hours to get there; Traffic on the 680 was apauling that day.
Traveling so much to arrive 30 min late is not how I usually start a
tournament. But, since I have moved out of the area, things have been a
stretch to accomplish. I finally arrived to find 7 players patiently
waiting. I needed a third, and I was not willing to put myself in the
tournament (I haven't made any new decks in quite a while) so I asked
players if they had any friends they knew who would come down. One player
managed to come after I had promised him an additional booster pack.
We give away booster packs at our tournaments for each match victory they
get, plus one just for signing up. This more than makes up for our entry
fee, which is $12. The winner receives an increase of boosters to equal a
box, plus one for entering and any new players he has brought with him.
This has gone over really well with players in the Santa Cruz area, but
Monterey players have yet to catch on.
This was a 3 Swiss round tournament, all you need really. Several players
asked me if there was going to be a final 4 elimination. It really wasn't
necessary, so I decided not to. We usually have final 4 to give players
who go 3-1 in our larger tournaments, but since I was the only one who
showed to do this tournament today, and it was so small, I said no. They
were a bit disappointed, But only briefly.
A powder keg/ animate land question came up, player A had powder keg, and
player B was using animate land. Player A wanted to be sure an animated
land could be destroyed by a P.K. with zero counters. I said "Of course,
since a land always has a casting cost of zero". Player B mentioned he
read a copy of the comprehensive rules, which, last printing, states lands
have no casting cost. I told him to look up on the web for the revisions
to the rulebook, which state that that rule has been changed (among many
others). Otherwise, this round was pretty uneventful. I filled out the
Another uneventful round, no rulings or situations unusual. I kept an eye
out while the owner taught me how to play 7th sea, which I enjoyed. A game
did go on too long, ending in a 1-0 Match win (something I've had problems
with reporting in DCI reporter). I felt the players were not stalling,
just that they're decks were too evenly matched.
Yet another uneventful round, with one player successfully undefeated
winning the prize. Gongrats to Jeff, and thanks to those who showed up for
this lil tourney w/ a big prize.