TMD OPEN #19 - May 12, 2018 - Oakville, CT

@iamfishman It's definitely possible to do remote, off-site commentary. A while back I did full coverage from Boston for a Team Serious Invitational event in Ohio

We managed to pull off commentary, on-screen decklists, player profiles with fun facts, and player interviews (over Skype). We didn't use a dedicated producer (I ran everything from my desktop at home). More people might be necessary to make things go smoothly at Waterbury scale. There's some technical setup and prep work required, and the VFW is still going to make something things difficult (on-site player interviews), but it would be absolutely possibly, with some helpful volunteers, to kick the event coverage up a notch or two.

I'm happy to talk setup/prep/tech details with anyone interested in this sort of thing

I think remote commentary would be workable, @iamfishman, but is there anyone willing to volunteer who is both format-savvy and technically-savvy? They'd need to feel comfortable working OBS via a piece of remote desktop software.

No commentary -- just a table camera -- could be workable too, and simplifies some things.

My concerns are:

  • a trusted and knowledgeable volunteer to run the show remotely
  • fast wifi and power in the space
  • finding a relatively glare-free setup; lighting is always tricky in an unknown environment
  • I have family visiting that weekend, and also I'll have three other folks in my car, so showing up super early or staying late are going to be basically impossible. I'm driving down from Boston (about 2-2.5hrs each way) just for the day.

If we wanted to do remote commentary, we'd need one or two locals who can pull decklists and send them off to commentators, at the very least.

A quick announcement:

As you may have seen in the facebook group's poll, there is some interest in a small Friday night event for those arriving the day before who want to jam some games in and maybe win a round 1 bye. Here are the details:

Friday, May 11th at the VFW(Same at the main event the next day)
Format: 15 proxy vintage
Registration: 5:00-5:30pm
Round 1 of 4 starts promptly at 5:30
Entry: $25
Prize based on record: 4-0 = $100 and a round 1 bye for TMD Open 19
3-1 = $50

These prizes are based on 16 people. The $300 return on $400 is because I will put $100 to cover part of the cost of the hall Friday night(I am covering the rest of the Friday hall rental because I, and possibly the vendors, will also be setting up during this time). If we have more than 16 people though I will put more into the prize pool(maybe something for all the 2-2's for example).

Also: giveaway prize pool!

More prizes picked up at GP: Hartford today.

Also, first contest is live in the facebook discussion group.

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We are now over the 100 person mark. If you want to be assured a spot now is the time to let me know to sign up!

I am very excited to play many fine matches of vintage against the talented and attractive members of the vintage community who will be present.


Am I trash talking right?

@Brassman: "I'm pretty sure the banana I am eating has a higher IQ than any of the people I'll face at Waterbury. And it has an easier chance of getting laid, too. NERDS!"

^ That's trash talk.

@Brass-Man Don't listen to @13NoVa . You need go with lines like... "your skills of magic are sub-par and mine are better, you less-than-adequate card slinger!" That will let them know you mean business and they are in for a world of you turning cards sideways into their defeat. You may also want to make sure they also know how their sanctioned cards are made of inferior stock of cardboard to really hit below the belt. If it's a proxy, you have to leave that alone, that's just going too far, man. Too far.

Hey. Who's going to be near Oakville tonight??? Is anyone going out for dinner? Who's going to the Vintage FNM? What should I do tonight that's more interesting than going to bed early? Let's hang out!

FNM going on right now. You should come hang out!

Also, 6 spots left right now(the list above is not current). Who else is coming?

@iamfishman I'm definitely too far away to play in the FNM, but hopefully I'll get to run into people later!

Good luck to everyone playing in the main event tomorrow! And by that I mean, the trivia contest of course.

Is this event going to have coverage?

@jimtosetti there's usually a live stream but no commentary. I'll post a link here when I know it.

Inspired by Peach's EW coverage, I think I'm going to try and tweet as much of the event as I can 🙂 @tmdbrassman / #tmdopen19

What was the top 8? Anyone know the archetypes at least?

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