Another glorious year for
Fourthcore Team Deathmatch
|The last banner you see before you die.|
The AM round started off a bit differently than expected, as Team KAAN had to drop out at the last minute due to an unexpected emergency, and which led to back-to-back three-way matches between Team Moose Hockey Maple Syrup, eh?, Team Astronaut Dinosaur, and Team Cellar Dwellers (the returning GenCon 2011 FTDM champions!)
The match started off on map E4M1 - Court of the Storm Lord
The second half of the AM match belonged to Team Astronaut Dinosaur and their cunning use of the of Ballista in E1M2 - The Citadel!
|"Bee that MotherF$#@er!" - the PCs got excited about catapulting hornets, and confused about the difference between hornets & bees.|
In the PM entry match we had a rush of new players and surprise teams, including some that had never played Fourth Edition! Teams were formed, alliances were made, and the five teams broke up into a three-team-free-for-all match and a traditional two-team map. On the three-team map, we had Team Awesomesauce, Team Death, and Team Company of the Jade Talon, and the two-team map started off with Team Husbandry facing off against the newly formed Team T-Rex.
Once the dust cleared, Team Awesomesauce took a commanding lead out of the first match, as team Death decided to bow out of the second half of the entry round. Meanwhile, Team T-Rex narrowly defeated Team Husbandry, and the remaining four teams went to the citadel to determine the true victors!
Husbandry and Jade Talon fought bravely and valiantly, but it wasn't enough to snatch victory away from T-Rex and Awesomesauce!
In the Semifinals we have:
|A moment of calm and cooperation before the bloodshed started|
MOOSE HOCKEY MAPLE SYRUP, EH; ASTRONAUT DINOSAUR; T-REX; & AWESOMESAUCE!!!
Things really started getting tense as the Dungeoneers battled for the pleasure of the Court of Stars in E6M1 - Internecion in the Feywild!
By 1 and 2 kills, respectively, the final match came to a showdown between the Canadians (and honorary Canadian) of Team Moose Hockey Maple Syrup, eh versus the warlords of Team Awesomesauce!
The tension in the air was palpable as the final map was revealed: E5M3 - Pac-Man!
As the teams waged battle against each other, the Canadians took an early lead with clever tactics and lucky rolls, but before long Team Awesomesauce began clawing their way back, closing the gap and making every hit count!
|"THERE'S NO SITTING IN FTDM!"|
TEAM MOOSE HOCKEY MAPLE SYRUP, EH ARE VICTORIOUS BY ONE KILL!
A crazy, intense day ends with victorious Canadians
Marc Talbot (@TwentyFoot, 20ft radius )
Derek Meyers (@Ameron , dungeon's master.com)
Riley M. (an 11 yr. old who had never played FTDM before)
|The victorious Team Moose Hockey Maple Syrup Eh?|
And last, but not least, our illustrius DMs: Jon Green and Robert Waluchow
|Jon Green (@Hzurr) and Robert Waluchow (@rwaluchow)|
AN EXCITING END TO AN AMAZING DAY OF FOURTHCORE TEAM DEATHMATCH!- Read the reactions from Derek Meyer's here
- The DMs would like to thank all participants for their amazing competitive spirit and sportsmanship, even in defeat
- Special thanks goes out to Wes & Katie Barta, last-minute substitutes on Team Astronaut Dinosaur in the Semifinals
- Jon Green refuses to apologize for stereotyping Canadians by giving them the team name "Moose Hockey Maple Syrup, Eh" and maintains that it's awesome.