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Old 08-27-2017, 01:55 AM   #1
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Magesmiley performed brilliantly running the Dragonflight 2017 Car Wars Tournament. The venue was the custom-built 3X Warrior Arena Magesmiley mentioned earlier this summer.

The Final Round was full of havoc and chaos.

During the Final Round I posted in real time a few comments and photos to Twitter.

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I took several more photos during the entire tournament. I will work on uploading them in the near future.

Magesmiley also took several photos of the Final Round, and will probably upload them on a blog.
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Old 08-27-2017, 12:25 PM   #2
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Geeks of Cascadia held fantastic interviews with all of the players in the Final Round as the players were eliminated. Great sportscaster-style questions and commentary.

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Old 08-28-2017, 01:15 PM   #3
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It was a good tournament. 4 qualifier games, with the top 2 in each playing in the final. Two games of eight, one of four, and one of six, with seven returning to play in the final.

There were 22 unique players playing in the tournament. A couple of folks who enjoyed the game tremendously played in two qualifier games. One player (the one who went on to win the final) was so determined (and enjoying himself) that he played in three qualifier games.

It had lower attendance than last year, but there were a number of other tournaments being run on the same day which weren't running in 2016. However, it still did quite well compared to the others - I heard that the Catan National Qualifier taking place only garnered 12 players.

Kudos to Michael for picture taking and Tweeting the final as it progressed. I'll see about getting my pictures up soon, and will link to the GOC podcast when it goes up.
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Old 08-31-2017, 10:16 AM   #4
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And the Geeks of Cascadia podcast has posted their coverage of the Dragonflight Car Wars tournament final on Soundcloud and iTunes
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Old 09-03-2017, 08:45 AM   #5
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fantastic pictures. the 3D warrior arena is extremely impressive!
Bravo Zulu!

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Old 09-04-2017, 01:41 AM   #6
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Looked awesome - talk about a ram-arena...

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fantastic pictures. the 3D warrior arena is extremely impressive!
Bravo Zulu!

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Old 09-04-2017, 11:27 AM   #7
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Looked awesome - talk about a ram-arena...
Edit: Put gates in those outer walls - let people escape lol
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Old 09-04-2017, 02:37 PM   #8
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Great sportscaster-style questions and commentary.
I love it when a podcaster gets that much into the spirit of things!
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Old 09-06-2017, 10:46 AM   #9
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Edit: Put gates in those outer walls - let people escape lol
There are gates in the outer walls (painted black with all the advertisements on them) - the ones the players enter through remain open throughout.

However if you mean the thin walls (the red ones), those are intended to be solid to divide the arena up. And it produces some nice effects, such as the corner of doom which the final saw, where better than half of the finalists met their end.

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I love it when a podcaster gets that much into the spirit of things!
I passed on the comment, and he appreciates your approval. (I think his words were something like, "Steve Jackson is listening to my podcast!!!") This was the second Car Wars final he covered in this manner. The first was with OrcaCon, where he interviewed the players as they got knocked out.

He's planning to continue doing this at the two conventions, so the next one should go up in January after OrcaCon. In the meantime, he's podcasting interviews with various developers around the industry (including an upcoming one with SJG's Andrew Hackard which was recorded at GenCon).
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