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POLL: Highest Tournament Fee You Would Pay?


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CeruLucifus writes:

Re-reading my earlier post, I think my position was well-explained and there is no need to add any amplifying detail.

But if it helps, I'll restate my personal situation: I can't get out much so when I can arrange to do so, it's an event, and I'm not going to penny pinch myself out of enjoying such an opportunity.

I'll answer one implied question:

> Meiczyslaw:
> … especially since he's identifying
> the trip as a tournament and not as a
> convention.

From the amount of informed GW-bashing on this forum, I assumed it wasn't necessary to explain what constitutes an official tournament in the GW gaming world. I will now.

In the organized GW gaming community, there are all-weekend gaming events organized around a single tournament (typically 5-6 official games across Saturday and Sunday, a hosted event Friday, plus socializing in the evening which can mean pickup games). I agree that is similar in concept to a convention, but that's not what they call it and it's not what the poll was asking about, so I didn't use that phrase.

Getting back to my personal situation, if I am negotiating to leave my wife and kids to attend a gaming event, a "convention" is seen as a series of blocks of time that are handled like discrete gaming events, e.g., it generates a series of individual scheduling questions: "Can you be home Sunday morning? What about Friday evening? Is there anything you will sign up for in the middle of the day on Saturday?" Etc.

On the other hand, a "tournament" is seen as one big event. Paradoxically, at this point in my life it is much easier for me to arrange to attend a weekend tournament than a weekend convention.

I hope that is clear now.


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VOTING RESULTS
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$5
36
9%
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$10
51
13%
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$15
16
4%
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$20
37
9%
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$25
29
7%
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$40
5
1%
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$50
15
4%
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$75
3
1%
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$100
7
2%
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$125
1
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$150
0
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$200
0
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$250
1
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$300
0
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$400
0
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$500 or more
5
1%
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not a tournament player
127
32%
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wouldn't pay anything
59
15%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

In order to support larger prizes for tournaments, higher tournament fees might be required. What is the greatest amount you would pay to enter a tournament?

$5
$5 USD
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$10 USD
$15
$15 USD
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$25
$25 USD
$40
$40 USD
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$75
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$100
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$125
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$150
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$200
$200 USD
$250
$250 USD
$300
$300 USD
$400
$400 USD
$500 or more
$500 USD or more
not a tournament player
not a tournament player