The Efforts of a Lonely Chapter Máster
Brazil have take a lot of setbacks in DDM issues last year. And this year it seems that it will be not different. Even so the community sustain itself. And along all the last year I and a couple of my contryfellows was working hard to mantein the game alive.
Bellow are a couple of the things we have done and acoplish last year.
4º Brazilian Championship of DDM
It occured at July 04 and 05/2009 in São Paulo the greatest tournament of DDM in Brazil. With a drascaly decrese in the numbers of players, the Championship brings only 14 players of its nostalgic number of 60 from prewius editions.
No other place i believe have been hitten so hard than Brazil in DDM game. The great numbers of setbacks, since the anounce of the transiction to 1.0 to 2.0 and the anouncement of the abandon of the game by the Wizards of the Coast, have given to brazilian players motive to go out of the game.
A great number of old player however are still acompanied the game, at distance at last, we can say. A lot of them afraid with what will happen to the game.
Whit the new releases of PHH1 and Dangerous Delves, and with this, the sight of the autority of the DDMGuild finaly reaching its stats among the brazilian people, the players are becaming more confortable.
The 4º Brazilian Championship of DDM are not as great as before in players numbers, but it became very strong in application of information. The tournament occurred at the RPGCon, a newborn convention of RPG with great visibility among players, curious and visitors.
I´ll resume the actions we´ve been made at the tournament, to bring new life to the hobbie in Brazilian lands.
With help of other 2 peoples, who´s nick names in Brazil are know as Blade, and Batistão, myself and they work in different fronts to make real the tournament and the game to all.
The organizing comitee of the RPGCon event, have give us a great surprise. We have presented with a stand of 7x3 m (we do not use inches, so i´m a litle confuse in put the measures by international standarts). The space of the stand was using first to show the miniatures from Wizards of the Coast from its various colections. All this minis was bringing to the event by the players. We have make a showcase when we display the minis to comom apreciation. At second step we have use the space to disclose the game. We have made some small maps to demonstrate fast games. We choose the 100 pts arena format to abord the game.
The newcomers became very pleased with the demonstrate, specialiy since the new DDMinis skirmish game are very close to the 4º edition of DD RPG game. This fact kept a lot of curious and visitors very interested in the game.
Also we have made a litle trade business. Selling some single minis to a lot of ends. The great majority was for RPG use.
The event, has given to the DDMinis game a dinamic view that we never have before. Also our presence was requested in interviews and lectures. Some brazilian podcast about the RPG issue have been made good materials about the skirmish game.
The great mistery was always about the Guild and is legality and liability around the game, specialy with old players. But the event have granted a good space to people take your questions, and I make a good effort in answering it.
With that the event was divided in 2 points to us. Saturday it was more concentrate in give informations and Sunday it became an tournament.
The Sunday tournament was make in 2 stages. The first was an 4 round swiss with top 4. After it, the semi-finals and final was made with the 1x4 place and the 2x3 place, to find the champion.
The games begin at 10:30 am and are finished at 6:30 pm.
Agoth became Bi-champion, and with that take at the first time the Adventurers clan to the top of our brazilian ranks, take down the 3 years of invencibility of the Silver Lords clan.
The classification of the swiss became:
1- Papa – Adventurer
2- Agoth – Adventurer
3- Avatar – Adventurer
4- Decapitador – Ronin
5- X – Adventurer
6- Shivan – Silver Lords
7- Weder – Tiamat
8- Blade - Tiamat
9- Sandman – Silver Lords
10- Steam Golem - Ronin
11- Girdiel – Silver Lords
12- Gasparr - Tiamat
13- Lord - Ronin
14- Zebode - Ronin
Then came the finals and the classification became that with the respective warbands:
1 – Agoth - Adventurer:
- Wulfgar (54),
- 2 x Skullcleave Warrior (39/78 ),
- Oni (38 ),
- 3 x Merchant Guard (8/24),
- 2 x Farmer (3/6),
200 pnts, CR 1, 9 acts
2 – Decapitador - Ronin
- Voracious Ice Devil (149),
- Mercenary General (42),
- 3 x Farmer (3/9),
- Fist of Moradin (0),
200 pnts, CR 4, 6 acts
3 - Avatar - Adventurer
- Solamith (58 ),
- Warpriest of Hextor (52),
- Skullcleave Warrior (39),
- Dwarf Artificer (21),
- 3 x Merchant Guard (8/24),
- 2 x Xeph Warrior (3/6),
200 pnts, CR 3, 9 acts
4 - Papa - Adventurer
- Ogre Mage (44),
- Oni (38 ),
- 2 x Witchknife (33/66),
- Militia Archer (14),
- 2 x Merchant guard (8/16)
- Goblin Runner (4)
- Farmer (3)
200 pts, CR 2, 10 acts
The games was very exited and very competitive. I enjoy the game a lot, and have taken a litle bad luck in pairings. I have to face just 3 bands with Voracious Ice Devil. I have been competente to win the 2 first games, but when i most needed at the finals the dices not help me.
The 4º Brazilian Championship of DDM has ended at Sunday with few players involved in the tournament but with a lot of new players and interest people with na eye on it. We have managed a good view to the game and have get from a lot of old players promises to get back to the game. This last observation is the true winning of the weekend.
Brazil Vassal Tournaments
After been na active player in International League, i have seen the potential of Vassal in keeping the game alive. And with this we have organized 4 majors tournaments in Vassal.
1 - ARENA
One of them was happen since the beggining of the year. We call it ARENA. In Arena the players challenges its oponent to a duel in any format, and both must duel in it since it have a common agreement about it. The Arena is divided in 2 parts. Two turns of four months each. The player with most winniest and points win one part of the Arena. If the same players wins the two turns he is the greatest winner, if not, he must duel against the other winnier to resolve the year best player.
This year i have win the first part with 22 pts (11 victorys) and Bucha wins the second part with also 22 pts (11 victorys). We have played against and i have win the Arena by points in 3 matches. We have more than 20 players inscribed in the ARENA.
It was an final with na Adventurer vs an Wargod clan at the final, with the Adventurer wining over the gods.
2 – Winter Vassal On-line. And Spring Vassal On-line season
In the exact modes of the matches of the League i have organized 2 tournaments in our winter and spring season. The winter season was the first one of my seasons tournaments and have get 8 players.
Vini from Adventurers clan have won it.
The Spring season have increased the number of player to 12 and Bucha from Wargods have take the prize.
3 – Secret Wars
The final event in vassal was Secret Wars. In this event i have adopted the doublé elimination sistem from VWC, with an interesting ingredient. In any round the players are able to make secret votes from who they think it will win that round. This votes gives some advantages to the players. To the voted one, 10 extra vp, and to the player who have made the vote, if his opponent win the right to sustein in the competition.
At the end of the Tournament the rightfull winnier must play a final game with the player who are helping him.
This tournament was winning by Avatar from Adventurer clan.
The 3 tournaments of Vassal garantee to the 3 best players prizes. Myself been sponsor of it.
New Stats Cards
The brazilian people have made na election of the 40 worst stats minis. And we have reformulate it. This new cards are called DDMbr, and even be non oficial are ever been used.
This new stats are show up in wizards community in its release.
Also we have made some new Epic cards to old one minis. Also they are non-oficial but was very wellcomed by the community. It was givin as prizes in tournaments games. Was relized in setember 2009
The last great issue in our lands in the last year are too the first one of the current year. I have asked to a friend of my to made to myself a new mini. For Baphomet, the horned King. Drow from Beberron clan have made this greatest mini. He have used a lot of ilustrations to guide itself in construction the mini and have made a great job.
So at january 23/2010 have occured in Brazil na great event.
An RPG adventure for characters for level 22, and an skirmish challenge. Win Baphomet. With an 500pts stat card, the opponents must make epics warbands and play against it.
Also with its statue card, it was made an Battlemap, called Baphomet Throne. With the Flying Rocks terrain. An difficult terrain only to creatures with burrow and fly special movement. Creatures with this movements, can choose to not fly or to not burrow to avoid it.
Also Baphomet was show to tell the players that it will be the trophy for the 2010 brazilian DDM winner.
And with my games in League and in VWC and having one extra member in my life i have found litle time to help more in our case, anyway i really want to share with you my efforts in the last year for DDM world.
Brazil Chapter Master