KW Fireside Gathering #5Thanks to all that came out for our fifth Fireside Gathering! The weather was freezing rain but still there was over 15 hardy people in attendance, with some guests braving the weather to travel in from St. Catherines! We hope to see everyone again at our next event. A special thanks again to my volunteer assistants for their generous help to make our Fireside Gatherings run smoothly.
Prizes for Competitive Bracket
For this event we had one Competitive Bracket with 16 player slots in Wild Format with decks containing any cards. Viewing of the final match was done using dual spectator mode on a wall projector in the main part of the room while the match players used a nearby room for privacy from the crowd.
The competitive bracket winner, Aulaugus, chose a huge Hearthstone mousepad from amongst the official Blizzard Hearthstone merchandise we had purchased for the prize table. The runner-up was a formidable Hsinats, with honourable mentions going to ManlyStanly and Level9001.
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: a Hearthstone mens wallet, an Arena Key bottle opener, one glass from the Hearthstone Pint Glass collection (view large image), large beach towel, paper notebook for writing, necklace with pendant, or large mousepad. 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
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org