Fellow AGOT players,
There's been some discussion on the boards about organized play and the lack thereof. The midwest just had a big event, and the west coast guys made an attempt at a large tourney as well. Furthermore, there's been a lot of question concerning which exact decks are dominant in the relatively unknown AGOT environment, largely because there has been no "multi-meta" LCG tournament yet.
I think it's about time we on the East Coast organize exactly such a tournament. I myself am willing to handle the brunt of the organizational responsibilities, and I have experience organizing large CCG tournaments from my SW:CCG and LOTR:TCG days. However, it should be noted that I'm located in DC -- not exactly a central location for a large event -- and that I'm not registered as a tournament director (although I do believe my partner in crime, Dan/twn2dn, is in some capacity).
I mention this because, instead of trying to host something on my home turf in the DC area, I think the best location for a gathering of all East Coast metas -- we here in DC/NoVA; the NYC meta; the DE, PA, and northern MD guys -- would be Philadelphia. Concerning a date, I propose a Saturday in the middle of July: either July 11 or 18. Either of those dates is far enough away from GenCon to give the guys with families who are spending their "points" on heading to the big summer convention some negotiating power, while still being close enough to GenCon so as to be useful in getting a feel for the LCG worlds events.
If this is of interest to any of you, speak up and post here. Topics I'm looking to discuss include whether you
1) think you'll be able to attend,
2) prefer one date over the other,
3) want help put together the event,
4) think that we might get more people hosting the event in NYC or somewhere else,
5) want to speak up on whether or not we should try to sanction the event, or
6) know of some cool prizes we could put together (or want to discuss what's a reasonable price to charge for entry to get cool prizes like a replica LOTR sword).
If there's sufficient interest, I'll create a poll of some kind to determine a date (or alternative location if that seems necessary), and then try to room in the schedule of a card shop or other sort of public venue. Once that discussion begins, maybe we'll start a new thread by moving this discussion over to the relatively inactive Meta forums.
If you'd like, get the word out to some of the old timers who don't frequent the boards anymore but might be willing to play in an LCG tourney.
Thanks guys -- I look forward to putting something together,