Titan for the socially challenged
action started quickly at 10am Wednesday. Defending champion,
Aaron Fuegi, eliminated his opponent on the third roll of the
dice after getting two warlocks on the first two rolls. He was
one of 24 players in the 2004 tournament. Four players had made
arrangements with the GM to attend other events or to arrive
late and did not start their first round games immediately. This
is an important reminder, as there were some players who appeared
later in the day asking to play. It is imperative to be registered
by 10am since this is a SE type tournament, but that does not
mean that you need to start at 10am if you have another event
that creates a conflict. Jeff Ladd cleverly registered by email
the previous week since he knew he would not be in Hunt Valley
by start time.
In the top half of the draw, David des Jardins survived a
tough second round match against the defending champion, Aaron,
on his march to the final. Clifford Smith had an amazing run
in the bottom half of the draw. Both his first and second round
games had no score when the opponent's Titan was eliminated.
In the third round he outlasted previous champion Brian Sutton.
His semi-final against previous champion Bruno Wolff was a near
repeat of the first two rounds as Bruno had a lead of 12 - 0
before his Titan fell. Bruno took home the third place trophy.
In the Friday afternoon final David had a comfortable lead
both in score and in recruiting. With the score 240 - 147, his
Angel stack caught up to Clifford's Titan and overpowered a stack
with potential and a 7 power Titan using primarily range strikers.
David des Jardins wins the two-player event for the first time,
although he is a previous champion of the multiplayer Titan
tournament. The interesting stat here is that David's second
WBC wood followed the first by 13 years!
See everyone next year in Lancaster! And remember to register
by 10am, Wednesday!