Monday, January 29, 2018

My Trip to OKC (Oklahoma City)

On January the 19th I made a 3 hour drive up to Oklahoma City with some of my fellow Infinity players from the Dallas/Fort Worth area to play in an Infinity tournament called WarPanda's Wiley Wompus.  I didn't have any aspirations of winning since I'd only gotten to play one practice game with my new Aleph army before going to the tournament.  BUT, I had hoped to at least give a decent showing.  More on that later...

So, there were 16 total players and we each got to play 3 games.  As usual for Infinity, all 3 guys I played were really friendly folks and we had some fun competitive games.  I lost my first battle 6-2, faired a bit better in my second game losing it only by 2-1.  The last got off to an ugly start and I ended up losing 6-3, but I pretty much killed all his troops in revenge.  Sadly, if I'd had more opportunity to practice with my new army I think I could have done better.  By the last game I was really getting a feel for how to use my troops.

With the games tallied up at the end of the tournament, I found myself in LAST PLACE.  Yes... I'm not doing so well on the tournament scene this season.  3 tournaments, 3 last place finishes!!  Not good for my ego, but I think things will turn around with the new Aleph army.  The Oklahoma group has a tradition that the last place player gets to put their name on a wooden spoon and keep a baby seal hat until the next tournament were hopefully someone else will take the honor.  Why a baby seal hat you ask?  Think "clubbed like a baby seal" as a description of how the last place finisher feels.  Here's a picture of me, the clubbed baby seal.


Next up, our local group has a tournament on Feb 17th.  I haven't decided whether I'll participate yet.  I'm still feeling a bit beat-up on the tournament scene.  Will see though... that's a few weeks to recover.

Anyway, here's some pictures of some of the tables from the Oklahoma tournament.  I didn't take any of these pictures, but grabbed them from the Facebook posts after the tournament.







10 comments:

  1. Great looking tournament Rod!
    The fun is the most important thing :)

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  2. Shouldn't you know a "baby" seal be like hm... a bit "younger"? xD

    Are the buildings from the 3rd picture (not counting the "baby seal" one) are from premade set or handmade? They look the best out of them all.

    Also, could you send me your's address? I want to ship you a gift

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    1. Yes, quite a bit younger. ;)

      Those buildings are made from laser-cut MDF. They even come already painted. They are excellent. There from a company called "Muse On Minis" (https://museonstore.com/collections/infinity/strompost-alpha)

      Sure! I'll try to email you my address a little later.

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  3. Congratulations on award in the OKC tournament. Perhaps next time, the award will pass to another?
    Good looking game tables.

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    1. Let's hope so. It's all in good fun, but still an award I'd prefer not to "win".

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  4. Splendid tables, must have been a great tournament!

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  5. Hey, Rocky, just about 30-40 minutes north of OKC is Stillwater, OK. The place of my birth! When I was reading your post, I'm pretty sure I was smelling a freshly deep fried catfish sandwich, a heaping side of fried okra, and a huge slice of just-out-of-the-oven pecan pie. Dang! I'm drooling!

    OH, BTW, congratulations on your Okie-Hillblly genuine award.

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    1. Ah, now you have me craving fried catfish! Thanks!

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