First of all, I want to welcome 4 new players to our group! As I don't want to unintentionally leave anyone out, I'll just say WELCOME to all 4. Frank and Andrew brought in these new people, so I thank them for their recruitment efforts. :)
Secondly, our charity tournament last weekend went off perfectly! We raised $60 through entry fees and other donations. Then during the week I sold a player's newly won Metalworker (at her request) for $15 to add to the pot, bringing our total to $75! With Bi-Lo's doubling program with the Red Cross, that brings us to $150 in donations! Congratulations everyone! :) But that's not all. Nathaniel will sell off the Time Spiral he won and give part of that to the pool. How much we'll end up at, we don't know. But I'll make the donation probably toward the end of the week when we see what happens with the Time Spiral sale.
Thirdly, we were talking at the end of our time yesterday about the start and end times for our little "league" here. Our current meetup time is 10:00 - 2:00. However, increasingly it seems most people aren't showing up until closer to 10:30 or 11:00 (including me. -.-;;;). But we still want 4 hours of playing time and enough notice to everyone of the change. So we're considering the following change:
Starting May 7th, our start/end times will be 11:00 - 3:00.
Starting at 11:00 will give an extra hour to those of us who are working or schooling and could use the extra rest, while a 3:00 end time will keep our regular 4 hour total intact. Tournaments will probably still start no later than 11:30.
If you have any comments, suggestions, etc. about anything related to our group/"league", feel free to leave a message in the comments here or E-mail me directly using CardGameNut@gmail.com .
So far on our schedule we have no tournaments planned. I was thinking a Pauper tournament for this upcoming Saturday (4/16), but I think I'll scratch that and we'll do something in about 3 weeks (4/30) so everyone will have time to prepare.
Thanks for reading, and have a good day. :)