I have no idea why I haven’t posted about The Old Dominion Disagreement here before now. (Actually, I’m quite sure that it’s because November & December have been a fugue-state of overcommitment, but never mind that.)
On February 2, 2019 I’ll be running the inaugural Old Dominion Disagreement (ODD), a Dire States Infinity tournament, and I’m pumped as hell about it. You can find more information about it in the Facebook ODD Facebook group.
This will be the first VA Dire States event, and at 50 players, it should be the largest Infinity tournament in the state. (I’d have expected it would have been NOVA, but no: Dire States must be standalone events and I think we’re on track to edge out the attendance for the 2-day NOVA Infinity tournament.)
On the trip back from the MichiganGT, Wilson/Masterofmelee brought up how we should do a VA Dire States; Baltimore Brawl been running for years and has a 50 person turnout, NOVA’s running at 40-to-70 depending on how you reckon it, and the Huzzah quarterlies have been getting just shy of 30 consistently. I’ve got a little sheet of what, Infinity-wise, is going down in the Mid-Atlantic month-by-month and quarter-by-quarter, and February looked like the least-worst option: turns out there’s a lot going on. It’s falling a little closer to the LVO than I’d like but that can’t be helped: if we have to schedule around events happening two timezones away, we’ll never get to have an event. (We did schedule around Rumble.)
We’re at 50 people, and were full in less than a month.
I’ve gotten an insane amount of help tracking down prize support or the event: Lee/Forbino1, Erick/BMinusCPlus, and Lewis/Myomer have all been hugely helpful in finding companies willing to send us stuff for free or cut us some deals on stuff to put into the prize pool. I don’t think I, personally, have shaken loose a single sponsor (save talking to Huzzah about the support they’re giving us). If you get a prize at ODD, it’s not ’cause I tracked it down for you.
The event goes down just about a month from today. Odds that I post about it here afterwards are… better than not.
Now, we just need to get a PA Dire States up and running, and maybe we can do an MD-OH-VA-PA circuit going like those Four Corners cats.