2018 Excelsior Store Championship

Good afternoon, everyone! Please forgive any formatting issues with this one, as I am writing on my phone, still at the championship and watching the semifinals match.

Speaking of which, check out the live stream here!

Today was a fun day. I ended up going 2-3, which was slightly worse than my goal for the day. I wanted to go 3-2, as I have yet to reach that goal, but I did enjoy all of my games bar one. You know how you sometimes come up against someone while playing a game (any sort of game, doesn’t have to be a tabletop) that just leaves you with a bad taste in your mouth? My fifth round was like that, and it even made my friends upset, too, when they realized what had been going on.

The day started at 8 am for me, when Steven and I got to the store. I left to get donuts while he helped set up. The game itself was slated to start at 10 am, and the dice started rolling around 10:30, which is really early for a game. Each match lasts 75 minutes, and you can finish earlier if you defeat your opponent or your opponent defeats you. You have 100 points to build a list, and every ship and upgrade is a different cost. It’s a ton of fun, and I encourage you to check it out.

I lost my first game, won my second, lost my third and fourth, and won my last. The guy who beat me in the third round is Andrew, who is one of my good friends and who is currently playing in the top 4 stream. Steven didn’t make top 4 (he got 7th), but I’m just happy I made it in the top 50%, which is the highest finish I’ve ever gotten.

All in all, it was a great day. We’re gonna be here until the end, though, so it’ll probably be another two or three hours before we get home. As of right now, it’s 8:36 p.m., and it’s gonna be a long night, with my phone battery on 22%…

Great day with great friends, doing something I love to do.

Have a great day, and as always, keep reading.

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