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Hey Guys,

I'd like to get some feedback - both positive and negative - from this year's BPO. I think that @Yarium and I did a pretty good job, but there is always room for improvement.

Please comment on some or all of the following, plus anything else that you want to add. If you don't want to submit publically then please PM the two of us.


Venue - How was the physical space that we used? Was there enough room to move around? Were there alligators in the washrooms?

Food - How was the food this year? Was it of a decent quality? Was there enough? Would you be willing to pay more for lunch next year (this year was heavily subsitized), or would you want something simple?

Organization - Were we organized enough for you? Did we look like we had no idea?

Schedule - Was there enough time to complete you games? Would you like longer rounds with more time between games? Would you like to change the start or end times?

Prize Support - We had some very generous prize support from The Basement Collective (bolded because I blew it on my first go round), Dark Shard, Games Nook and Reckless Assault Gaming and Entertainment, as well as Mark's Purity Seals. Did you approve of the distribution of prizes? Four Best-Of prizes, two other placing based awards, four in-game raffle prizes.

Tournament Format - Do you like three games? Four or Five? Would you be interested in a two day Saturday/Sunday event?

Game Size - Do you like 2000 points? Would you prefer smaller? Would you prefer a teams event?

Event Frequency - Given our demographic (20-40) we all have busy lives. How often would you like to see large local events run? How often would you like to see small local events? What about a tabletop game convention where multiple game systems come together over a weekend?

Edited by MisterAG
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Venue - Too small for what the event has grown to be.

Food - Excellent, especially the PIE!

Organization - Very well done. Only suggestion would be more of a walk through at the beginning and on the score cards on how to score the sportsmanship. 

Schedule - Perfect!

Prize Support - Perfect!

Tournament Format - 4 - 5 rounds over 2 days would be nice.

Game Size - Perfect point size for an event like this.

Event Frequency - I like the convention idea. Sort of like a Northern Adepticon.


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Venue - lets move on to bigger and better things.

Food - 100% better then last year, was able to eat until I was satisfied, cost wise I wouldn't want to pay more then $20.

Organisation - Decent job gentlemen, more explaining of the packet as mentioned above, and a more detailed explanation of sport scoring could have helped.

Schedule - Perfect, everything went smoothly almost all games finished.

Prize Support - Great! Although you forgot to mention TBMC....

Tournament Format - 2 days, 5 - 6 games is better!

Event Frequency - I would love 2 big events a year, and a convention style would be nice, but you would have to get other groups interested, which could prove to be difficult. I think approaching the MTG crowd at GCC about it would be good, Taylor for Infinity, Dave for Warmachine, Brandon for Legend of the Five Ring and Kate/Garette for X-Wing.

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Its my first year at BPO but ive been to many tournaments for GW (years ago) and more recently for many other mini games.
|I really enjoyed myself and am looking forward to attending again if my schedule permits.

The venue was good, but is small if you want to grow further.
The food was good and from what ive heard a major improvement from previous years.
Organisation was good but maybe a review of the scoring rubric in the pre-event prep speech?
The schedule and timing was good, i only went to time in my third game because of the increased scoring complexity. However that was on me.
Prize support was amazing and easily top 3 ive ever been to. The other 2 were sponsored by the companies Wyrd and KM themselves. You clearly did very well there.
For me 3 rounds was good, however i can see the attraction to a 2 day event. Ive only ever done one 2 day tourney and it was fun.
Game size was perfect, teams are fun every once in a while. The Grudge Match option was great as well as have 2 categories.
A local table top convention would be great, as for a tourney like this i would say once or twice a year max not to burn yourselves out or cheapen the uniqueness of this local event.

These are just my personal views and i would like to say say again; great job and I had a blast. :)

Edited by Durek

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By the third game my last opponent and I were a little tired. 3 back to back games is alot. I'd like a smaller points level to keep the games faster. 

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