Warstore.com to create a single weekend full of gaming, tournaments, and fun. This will be my 4th time attending the Mechanicon and the first time I look to bring something other than my orks.
Back in 2009 I attended my first ever large Grand Tournament. I brought my Orks of Waaagh! Karnage and finished 23rd overall, winning 1 game, losing 2, and drawing on 2. But what I got out of that weekend was well worth the price of admission.
Meeting many gamers from all over the area, and in what has been referred to me as a "Throwback" style tournament to what the Grand Tournaments of Yore were like. This was a relatively laid back event that acknowledged ALL aspects of the hobby we so much enjoy. It wasn't just all about Winning and Losing like many of the WAAC style events are (Win At All Costs). While those type of events do have a place in the competetive community, it doesn't not particularly appeal to my tastes.
Heavy Gear by Dream Pod 9, which has become a new favorite game in the Berks club, a growing element of players are looking to get more and more involved with.