KW Fireside Gathering #3Thanks to all that came out for our third Fireside Gathering! There was over 30 people in attendance which is fantastic, but of course more are always welcome! A special thanks to my volunteer assistants for their generous help to make our Fireside Gatherings run smoothly.
Prizes for Competitive Bracket
For this event we had two Competitive Brackets, each one with 16 player slots, but one allowed decks with an unlimited number of legendary cards while the other had decks restricted to 2 legendary cards. Prizes were awarded to both bracket winners. Viewing of the final matches was done using spectator mode on two large monitors on the other side of the room partition wall.
The first competitive bracket winner, Hsinats, chose a decorative Hearthstone pint glass from amongst the official Blizzard Hearthstone merchandise we had purchased. The runner-up was a very formidable Someb0dy who lost the final game only by an incredible sequence of Mage survival plays by Hsinats which resulted in a roaring crowd cheer certainly directed at both opponents for an amazing final game! We hope that Someb0dy will honour us by returning for another match. Honourable mentions go to Basil and Kuritorits.
The second competitive bracket winner, LobsterDecoy, was also able to pick a prize item (adding to his other from a previous KW Fireside Gathering) after defeating Reaper in a well-fought battle. Honourable mentions go to Daniel H and Post41.
In the future we will likely add Hearthstone t-shirts and other items. We are checking with Blizzard about the possibility of card pack keycodes being provided by them for awarding as a prize or simply a random draw for any lucky attendee to win. Prize choices are currently a $10-$15 value: Hearthstone lint cloth (view large image), or one glass from the Hearthstone Pint Glass collection (view large image). As the gatherings grow in size, or if people want to pay a competition entry fee, we can offer larger prizes.
We are limiting the age of attendees to 16+, however all persons under the age of 18 are expected to act in a mature manner and MUST have the legal document provided below signed by their parent/guardian which covers all events. Printed copies will also be available at the Fireside Gathering, but are still required to be filled out and signed.
Release and Agreement for Minors
We have prepared a handout sheet for each of the 3 groups of people as guidelines: a new player sheet, a casual play sheet, and a competitive bracket sheet. Printed copies will also be available at the Fireside Gathering.
Introduction Guide and Checklist
Casual Play Guide
Competitive Bracket Guide
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