Thursday, December 30, 2010

Decisions, decisions

 So some of the toughest desicions we've had to make regarding all aspects of how this new tournament is going to work have at last been made. Here are the highlights:

   This is a two round tournament. one qualifyer for each participant store will be held on March 5th. The Final will be held at Stonebridge Games in Longmont two weeks after that. Each store will send it's 1st overall and 2nd overall finishers to the final. In the event that 1st or 2nd cannot attend the finals, invitations will be extended to others in the following order:
  Best General
  Best Painted
  3rd Overall
  4th Overall get the picture.

The cost for entering the Feast of Blades tournament Series is $15 per person. This fee will be shared 50/50 between the host store to pay for local prizes, and the finals staff to pay for finals prizes. Included in the prize packages for 1st and 2nd Overall at each qualifier is free entry to the Finals.

 The winner of the Finals event earns for his home store the right to display the Feast of Blades Championship Banner, bearing thier name and date of victory,  and the opportunity for thier store to host the next Finals event, in addition to whatever merchanidise and other goodies we are able to afford.

In about a month, we will be contacting each store for contact information to the person that will organize and judge the qualifying event in thier store, and we will be providing each organizer with all the tools they will need to run the event. Custom Missions, score sheets, a report card, and anything we think of that they'll need, will be included in the package. We are depending on the gaming community for this, because after, there are only two of us. :) My partner and I will be presiding Officials during the Finals, and will make ourselves available by phone should some question arise that the local organizer doesn't feel they can handle, during the day of the qualifiers.

    And that's pretty much it for now. Basic decisions have been about the details of the loot, and we've got nifty surprises for people if we can everthing to swing our way.

   Are you excited about this event? Do you have a cool idea that might make it awesome? WE'd love to hear about what gets our fellow 40k-ers stoked for a big event! Drop us a line at and help us make the Feast of Blades as good as it can be.

   Dragoon 6

This really gonna happen!

 So! We have 12 stores on board now, and here they are, in no particular order:
Fort Collins
 - Gryphon Games
 - Digital Dungeon
 - Stonebridge Games
 - Karliquin Game Knight
 - Total Escape Games
 - Valhallas
 - Bonnie Brae
 - Attactix
 - Colpar Hobbies
 - Collector Mania
Colorado springs
 - Gamers Haven
 - Castle Games

 And there ya go! If your store isn't listed here, and you want a qualfier event there too, tell us! Send an e-mail to or with the name and location of you colorado game store, and we'll get in contact with them!

Thursday, December 16, 2010


 So here we go. We have six or seven stores on board with us now, and the format has been narrowed down( more on that later). Right now, some of the hardest decisions are being made. Creating a logo that is easily recognized, deciding exactly what the prizes will be, how were going to fund those prizes (the first year is turning out to be pretty expensive), what entry fees should look like, and those fees are handled. Even so, the stores we've talked to seem pretty stoked about the event, and we hope that attitude remains.

   Stores we have participating now:
    Gryffon Games (Fort Collins)
    Castle Games (C. Springs)
    Gamer's HAven (C. Springs)
    Stonebridge Games (Longmont)
    Valhalla's (S. Denver)
   another one I can't recall off the top of my head right now.

  Hoping to get Pueblo and Castle Rock interested. We'll see. Hope someone has seen this by log by now, but if not, they will.

  Dragoon 6

Friday, December 3, 2010

Ideas that become reality

 Hello out there! Welcome to the Colorado Feast of Blades blog!

    In Space Marine Lore, what little is known (or speculated) about the feast of blades is that it is a gathering of champions from twelve specific Space Marine Chapters every hundred years, designed to demonstrate thier prowess and build comraderie.

   In this spirit, we will be organizing an anuall Feast of Blades of our own. (a hundred years seemed too long to wait for the next one). After GenghisCon every year, all stores that wish to send a representative, will have one month to hold a qualifying tournament, and will send the top two players they have. The details of that tournament are at the store or groups sole discretion in regards to point level and judging method of these preliminary rounds, but the Finals will always be held at 2000 pts. and have a score componant that includes the hobby side of the game.
   Prizes will be awarded to those placing First and Second Overall, as well as a prize for Best Painted, and Best General. What those prizes end up being exactly will be determined soon, as well as the exact method for the scoring.

  We are very excited to have this event in the works, and I hope everyone who wishes will have an opportunity to participate in it.

   Dragoon 6