We have a new idea for what I think would be an awesome tournament/con/hobby weekend and we wanted community feedback.
As you all know, we here at Frontline Gaming are really big on the social aspect of gaming. We believe that tournaments are really just an excuse to come and play fun games with friends and maybe scratch that competitive itch a bit! We also like to have a lot of fun outside of the game, too. As a result, we have gotten involved with or thrown multiple events of GT size in and around California and the West Coast. The Bay Area Open, Comikaze, KingdomCon and the upcoming DuelCon are some examples of the events we’ve put on/are putting on. The feedback we’ve gotten has been pretty much universally positive as well, and a lot of folks come to our events based on the fact we’re running them alone.
In other words, people have fun at our events! That is the goal.
So, we’ve been brainstorming some ideas on ways to take these Tournaments/Hobby Weekends to the next level and one idea we’ve had is to make the events family/spouse/non-gamer friend inclusive. We understand that it is tough for a lot of folks to get away from family, work and such to have a weekend of fun. We also understand that not everyone that is affected by your gaming weekends thinks the idea of pushing toy soldiers around a table all weekend sounds all that great in the first place.
In comes the compromise! We have been in negotiations with a Resort located on a river in the desert (the exact location is being withheld for the time being) in a really beautiful area. We have gotten some outstanding rates on rooms (under $40 a night for a double in a twin tower facility) and the setting is excellent. Sunny, beautiful weather, river, pool, CASINOS, bars, restaurants, dancing, hiking, you name it. This means that the entire family can come, or your significant other, or just your buddies that aren’t into gaming and everyone can have a great time. It also means they can come and it won’t break the bank!
The tournament itself would be what you all have come to expect from us. Simple, fun, and straightforward with your fate in your hands. We rewards all aspects of the hobby on their terms.
So what do you guys think? A weekend at a resort with a great tournament format, fun for everyone and VERY affordable. Sound good? The only downside is that it is a little out of the way. From the nearest airport it is about an hour drive.
Let us know what you guys think. If this is something the community will get behind, we’ll start getting the ball rolling on it. I think this could be an awesome weekend and combination of gaming goodness, nightlife, and family fun.