Showing posts from November, 2022

[Redacted] gathering at [redacted]

So, it's finally time, the last real event of the year. The travel fatigue is real and I'm aiming to take a break until Arvika in February. Also, going to try to stay away as much as possible from alcohol. It's for sure been a great year and I'm already started planning what tournaments I'm gonna visit next year. I'm most definitely going back to Uthden Troll Cup! As I have implied there is going to be more of these [Redacted] events coming up as the popularity of Old School really has boomed during covid and the years before that. There are of course going to be big tournaments like n00bcon, Arvika Festival, Lobstercon and Winc0n but these smaller gatherings certainly have their charm. This time we ended up with 14 wizards located in a house somewhere (the house had everything, so some people never even left the house during the whole weekend). The only thing that was scheduled was the tournament that (almost) no one cared about on Saturday. Other than that, th

BSK 2022 - Second longest running yearly OS tournament

This weekend was a tough one. I had to arrange the OS tournament at BSK in Sweden and be at Uthden Troll Cup in Leeuwarden, Netherlands at the same time. But in the end, I enjoyed both tournaments and I will focus on BSK as I guess a lot more people will cover UTC. The OS tournament at BSK has been declining since it lost its shark and I think last year was the least amount of players in many year. I covered that one on this blog as well. It's a weird one, it's arranged in a school building with other Magic tournaments, card games, role playing games, board games and general nerd stuff. It's quite sober as you are not to allowed to drink inside (school building, underage kids and beer don't go together in the Swedish society). But with that said, it's a tournament where you meet people you don't otherwise meet, and no drinking (except outside between rounds) makes the tournament unique in a way. I like it. First and second place prizes at BSK, no trophies or an