Well...okay, I maybe screwed myself just a smidge. At the end of round 3, I was 1 -2, not doing well, but not doing terribly either. I went into my next round all full of pep, sure that I could pull off yet another win - I was, of course, wrong. That did not dissuade me much, but it was a pretty brutal loss nonetheless, as I fumbled a crucial play to drop myself for the turn: I forgot that he had Tamaran flipped up and I had nothing to pump past it. Yup. I have no excuse for myself, here. I deserved to lose that.
Okay, go to next round. I sit down just a smidge more disheartened. 1 - 3 is a bad record, and my deck was...well, nothing special might be overestimating things. Blessedly, a turn 5 blowout, where I wiped his board on HIS initiative, gave me the game pretty handily after losing a great deal of endurance to burn and dropping substantially smaller characters than he was. 2 - 3. Not a great record, but not my worst. When I went to drop my slip off, however, I noticed that it said on there something about dropping. Now, great innocent that I am, I saw that, and said to myself, "Ah, I'm supposed to check that to let them know that I was the one who dropped off the slip."
You can probably predict what happened from there, no? Yes, friends, I am an enormous idiot. The judge was nice enough to let me back in the tournament, but only if I took a game loss this round. So, I am completely out of the running for the top 16 - and prizes. While I never seriously thought I had a chance to win a prize, there was still that secret hope within that told me I could do it. The voice was, apparently, quite seriously wrong. It generally is. But I keep on listening to it. Isn't the definition of insanity repeating the same activity over and over and expecting a different outcome every time? Perhaps. Call me crazy, but I'm thinking, somewhere, maybe I have a chance* in the Modern Age tournament tomorrow night. A rundown on the Athens-tachi's decks for the Modern Age tournament will come sometime soon.
Silver Age tourney update!
Checkmate/VU vs. Checkmate/Heralds for the Silver Age finals, with each player having one victory.**
Further update: Checkmate wins the finals! (I don't actually think the game is over yet - but I already know that whoever loses, Checkmate wins).
Thanks for checking in, and I hope you all have a great weekend.
*I would like to clarify this statement by saying that I in no way have a chance at winning. Breaking even or winning a cool door prize would be enough for me.
**I would like to further clarify that I am an idiot, those were not the finals, and I am going to pray that I don't lose the rest of my rounds.