i'm thinking about entering into nationals at GenCon this year...if for nothing else to get the participation card. Sacrificing what equates to an entire day at GenCon is tough for me, but i may just do it. Even if i go 0-8 (or however many rounds there are), at least i'll have played X-Wing...against good players no less!
I would recommend going to a National tourney if you can. A bunch of us went to Canadian Nationals and it was worth it just for the exclusive card and the chance to play some games against stronger opponents. The fact that US Nationals is at Gencon makes it even better in that you could pickup early releases of stuff. You should totally do it! I know missing a day of "shopping" at Gencon is a bummer, but if you get knocked out early you can go back to shopping, if you're winning then you'll walk away with some good prizes.
Edited by mlbrogueone, 28 January 2015 - 01:28 PM.