Submitted by Iggy Koopa, November 6, 2017 at 1:40 PM.
Made it back from the small, quaint town of Washington, Missouri last night and I put together some words to help describe what took place this past weekend. If you weren’t already aware, the first ever Hogfest GT took place and was run by my good buddy Jeff Durham. There was a total of 26 players and they came from all over – Texas, Kansas, Colorado, Ohio, and Illinois. Friday night a big group of us got together and had a few beers while getting ready for a weekend of gaming. It was a great way to kick off the weekend!
Saturday the GT got going and the venue was the Knights of Columbus hall, which was perfect for what we needed. The room was big enough and there is a full service bar connected to the room where we could watch football and buy any other types of drinks we wanted in case you didn’t want beer. Jeff had Bud Light, Bud Select, and water all available for $1, which was excellent! There was plenty of room and never once felt squeezed in or crowded and if we can get over 30 for next year then we can move into the room that was connected to this one, which is about 2.5 times the size so there’s definitely room for growth.
I ended up going 3-2 and took 8th place overall. I played Jake Murphy from Chicago in round 1 and it was one of my favorite games of the weekend. He had some terrible dice rolls and seemed like I couldn’t fail an armor save (this would come back to bite me in game 3!!) and I ended up winning 17-3 for Round 1. My second game was against Jurand and his cheesy Vermin Hordes!! I was completely outmatched and got my ass handed to me so I lost 20-0. Round 3 I was fortunate enough to play Vermin Hordes (again!) and lost 20-0 again… though my dice absolutely abandoned me! Taking nothing away from Dennis in Round 3 but my dice hated me and had had enough for one day… so I was on my own. Day 1 I ended up 1-2.
Day 2 comes around and I played my first game against Dwarven Holds. Hard fought match and I got a minor win, 11-9. Finally, in Round 5 I play DH again and was able to completely massacre his force so I got 20-0. I ended the weekend 3-2 and a total of 48 battle points, which was enough to get my Best General for the “Beef Master” category! Here’s what I won!
Here’s a few pictures from the weekend:
Overall it was a great weekend and I had an awesome time against each of my opponents. Wish my dice would’ve worked better for me but sometimes you roll 6’s and sometimes you roll 1’s. I would recommend the Hogfest GT and I’m glad that we now have another GT added to the 2018 circuit. We have a lot of great momentum going right now and we need to keep it going to make 9th Age last!
Next up is the Red River Rumble GT in February 2018! Make sure to get signed up and start off the 9th Age GT circuit right!!
Twitter: @iggykoopa30, @RRRumbleGT