At the start of the month we held the third annual Bugeater GT at Millard West High School. It was another successful year overall, raising thousands for the debate team while at the same time allowing gamers to have a great weekend. In an effort to kick start my blogging and get my posts up I wanted to share my thoughts on the tournament: what our goals were, what went well, what we could have done better, etc.
I absolutely fell in love with the ETC this year. I knew about the ETC, and read the threads about it in the past, but with my increased use of twitter for warhammer 2012 ETC was taken to a whole new level. I was rooting for England, mainly because I had no info on the US team and I had listened to Heelanhammer before it shut down and still listen to Bad Dice. Ben and Gareth’s tweets, updates, and blog posts added a ton of excitement to the event. In the last round, England needed a max win (100 points) to get third, and Ben was tweeting a countdown of how many points they had to go as their players logged their results. They got the max win, took third, and because the England team won the 40k side, they also took the overall ETC victory across all fields.
Like some other bloggers, real life has temporarily taken over. Fortunately, my gluttonous work load has receded and I even have time to blog again. I had a really ambitious agenda of posts in July / August, but after listening to the last podcast of Heelanhammer, I realized that the ancillary things I do related to this hobby (blogging, tournament planning) need to come second. If I don’t have time to actually paint and play Warhammer, then why do I have this site? The decision paid off, and I’ve gotten in at least a game a week with my Empire to get ready for the Rock Wars GT at the end of September and even managed to get most of my new Empire painted.
I am home … I promise! But the drop off in posting is because when one thing ends, another demand on time inevitably comes up! This month I concluded negotiating my second CBA in two years as a member of the union’s negotiating team, the school year ended, and most importantly the Bugeater GT starts tomorrow! People going to the GT know that I have only been quiet on this blog – I’m sure they’re getting tired of my emails. My goal is to take lots of pictures of the event and share them with everyone (the getting ready pictures are already up on our facebook page).
Sorry this one has been so late getting out, two weeks of illness and getting my last term paper done for my degree was putting a damper on blogging. I have a lot to write about – Adepticon, the Bugeater, my army projects, but before I do all of that I have to draw closure on the March Hare with a report about me getting my butt kicked!