It has been several months since I’ve played in any form of “competition” and a year since I’ve played in a competition spread over two day weekend. However, last weekend I headed down to Conquest, an annual convention held here in Christchurch, for a weekend of gaming. These days I really don’t cope well with “serious” gamers. You know those people that argue over every point and have the social skills of a bulldog. I just don’t enjoy such games. Its probably the reason that I organise much of my gaming around social events at the end of the week or scenarios developed using various systems these days.
However I do enjoy DBA. The games are short and the players I generally find using the rules are relaxed. There is little focus on players fine tuning their armies for the perfect tournament play. This year’s DBA competition comprised three different sections which required armies to be changed which resulted in increased variety.
As to the number of games played, well over the course of the two days I managed six DBA games and three BBDBA games against six different players while using three different armies.
Each game provided plenty of challenges mixed with the tension of problems to solve and dice that wouldn’t behave – an excellent outcome! A short summary of the format, the results and a few photos can be found here.