“The chaos, however, is the chaos of a thundercloud, and direction will sporadically and violently appear.” – Mons’s Goblin Raiders
Join us November 18, 2023 for a day of Old School in Canada’s capital, Ottawa. All entry fees and money raised will go to our community’s preferred charity, Ottawa Food Bank. With inflation and people accessing food banks reaching historic numbers, the situation at the Ottawa Food Bank is critical. Old School community: Let’s do our part.
After watching LOBSTERCON 2022 from the sidelines as both a Premodern and Old School player, I could not pass over the opportunity to participate in potentially one of the largest tournaments for each of my two favourite formats. I was ready to cash in all the family credit I’d accumulated over the pandemic.
My first international event was Eternal Weekend 2018, which I’d attended without knowing anyone — I’m an extravert, I managed. This event would be different. I have gotten to know so many players over the course of the pandemic through webcam tournaments and Discord discussions that I was prepared to go solo because I knew I’d be surrounded by friends. (Bonus: Four lovely Ottawa locals also attended!)
Knowing how fast the European Premodern Championship filled up, I took a 5-minute pause during a work-related call (their fault, the call went into the lunch hour) to refresh the webform on registration day. It is with pride that I say I was the fastest person to complete the registration form: a testament to my enthusiasm.
We set a new record since the pandemic with seventeen players making it out for May’s monthly event. We welcomed back seasoned veterans and a new player who’d dug up his old cards from his parents’ basement.