Worlds 2017 Announced!

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deck wrote:Kind of sucks that this is the week before GenCon =(
This is the boat I'm in. I would consider driving up for worlds except that I'm already going to Gencon and my wife isn't interested in playing Star Wars, but she loves Gencon. :???


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Dear PC and SWCCG Community -

Thank you for choosing MN as the location of the 2017 SWCCG World's Tournament. Also thank you to Jim Li for doing what I can only assume was a ton of "leg" work.

As you know I have suspended our school program here in MN, but have still been promoting the game in the local community. We still have a growing community some of which are new players, and some are returning players.

I hope everyone is excited for a good tournament. I can personally guarantee I will be pushing relentlessly come June to bring all current AND former MN players back to this event.

On a personal note, I promise you I'm going to be practicing non-stop to place as high as I can this year. MN has made the Top 8 now three times, but sadly all 3 times have lead to early departure. I can only speak for myself, but definitely would like to think there are several Minnesotans who are hungry for a title to finally come to Bespin and to officially put the community here in the same ranks as other World Champion areas.

Best of luck and see everyone real soon.
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Get your history straight Walseth, there's a Minnesotan World Champion out there. In a worlds of broken decks, his was the brokenest, still counts in my book.

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jimli wrote:Get your history straight Walseth, there's a Minnesotan World Champion out there. In a worlds of broken decks, his was the brokenest, still counts in my book.
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You know what, this is a happy time, so I'm not gonna argue about it.

Love ya TacoBill! :-)

edit: and get your ass to MN this summer!

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Walsetmd wrote:As you know I have suspended our school program here in MN.
I had no idea about this. What happened?
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spideyguy0 wrote:
Walsetmd wrote:As you know I have suspended our school program here in MN.
I had no idea about this. What happened?
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jimli wrote:Get your history straight Walseth, there's a Minnesotan World Champion out there. In a worlds of broken decks, his was the brokenest, still counts in my book.
And a lot more than 3 top 8's. Hell last time it was here, me and Raveling and Frafjord all made top 8. Mike made top 4
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jimli wrote:You know what, this is a happy time, so I'm not gonna argue about it.

Love ya TacoBill! :-)

edit: and get your ass to MN this summer!
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deadbody wrote: Mike made top 4
sorta...
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quesosauce37 wrote:
deadbody wrote: Mike made top 4
sorta...
Flights from Denver to Minneapolis are usually pretty cheap......
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My best friend since Kindergarten just got engaged and is getting married that weekend. Looks like I'm gonna be missing Worlds this year.
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Airline ticket booked.

Looking forward to a great weekend of cards!

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Plumbertim wrote:Airline ticket booked.

Looking forward to a great weekend of cards!

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Trip booked, bringing the Mrs. So what is worth seeing in town?
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gogolen wrote:Trip booked, bringing the Mrs. So what is worth seeing in town?
I can write a sort of a "Things to see and do in Minneapolis/St. Paul" post if there's interest. Might do that later tonight or this week.

For you specifically, anything in particular you're interested in? Food? Sports? Arts? Outdoorsy stuff?

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gogolen wrote:Trip booked, bringing the Mrs. So what is worth seeing in town?
I can write a sort of a "Things to see and do in Minneapolis/St. Paul" post if there's interest. Might do that later tonight or this week.

For you specifically, anything in particular you're interested in? Food? Sports? Arts? Outdoorsy stuff?
Guess that depends on the weather? outdoorsy stuff sounds fun
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gogolen wrote:
jimli wrote:
gogolen wrote:Trip booked, bringing the Mrs. So what is worth seeing in town?
I can write a sort of a "Things to see and do in Minneapolis/St. Paul" post if there's interest. Might do that later tonight or this week.

For you specifically, anything in particular you're interested in? Food? Sports? Arts? Outdoorsy stuff?
Guess that depends on the weather? outdoorsy stuff sounds fun
It's August, so I'm guessing it will be around 80 degrees and 80% humidity

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gogolen wrote: Guess that depends on the weather? outdoorsy stuff sounds fun
Actually, maybe I shouldn't have said outdoorsy stuff because my area of expertise is more in the "sit in front of a computer all day" field, but here's something I would recommend that would show off a really awesome part of Minneapolis.

You would need a car, (or be wiling to cab/Uber it) it's about a 15-20 minute drive from the hotel and not on the light rail line.

Background: Minnesota calls itself "Land of 10,000 Lakes", and there are a number of them in Minneapolis itself. Specifically, there are three lakes that run thru a series of residential and commercial districts in a well to do part of Minneapolis, and they're absolutely gorgeous in the summer. The most active lake in terms of summertime activity is called Lake Calhoun.

Activity: There's a rental company that rents out various boats (paddle boats, kayaks, canoes) and bikes that you can use to either go out on the water, or just bike around the lake(s).

Lake Calhoun location: http://www.wheelfunrentals.com/Locations/Minneapolis
(Also, when you're done, there's a popular area with lots of restaurants and stuff just east of that lake, so it could be an afternoon of outdoors stuff and the dinner there before cabbing it back to the hotel.)

That outfit has another location on several other lakes, including one closer to the hotel: http://wheelfunrentals.com/Locations/Minneapolis-3 But I'm biased toward the first one.

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