Well, with djreddog’s help, we ended up having a great tournament. When I got there I found out that the operator never fixed the upper right flipper on Whirlwind so I just went with a 4,000,000 point score. After the game randomly rebooted, I decided to pull it, so it really didn’t matter anyway.
Even with only word of mouth advertising, we ended up with 17 people. I received a lot of positive feedback on the tournament and would definitely run one again. If other TDs are like me and enjoy being the person that everyone looks to for decisions, this is the tournament for you.
We had a couple great moments, especially towards the end. Had one player play a Fortune card (switch players after ball 1), only to be blocked by another player with a Shatter (break the spell). A third player in the same group played another Fortune card and stole the high score spot only to have it immediately stolen by the 4th player in the group that also had a Fortune card.
I heard more cheering and carrying on last night that I think I ever had at a tournament. If you haven’t attended or run one, I highly suggest it.