So, having no experience w/ GenCon previously... what exactly is involved w/ the Goodman Games portion of the GenCon? I see you mentioning teams. Is it a gladiator type of event? Just curious mainly. I live in Portland and I'm not entirely certain I'll be going to this, but ya' never know, so I thought I'd get some info.
The toruney is the highpoint of the Convention!
GG puts on one of the best run and most challenging tournaments at the convention. Please note that I said challenging! The modules are not easy to complete and challenge a wide variety of your skills. It takes a well rounded group of characters and players to complete.
For the last two years, our group (Blood Kings) ended up winning the tourney. We usually bring anywhere between 7 to 10 people to tourney every year (most play in our regular DnD campaign). Two years ago, we had so many people wanting to play in the GG tourney, we rolled dice to get the team assigned. Well, when you are at the mercy of the dice gods... you have to trust them!
We ended up with a group that brought a wide range of skills to the table: A rules lawyer (would any group be complete without one), an organizer, an off the wall idea man, and a calcualted risk taker. This combination has worked well for us for the tourney because we end up someone who can be counted on to have an idea for every situation.
Pure individual knowledge is not enough to win the tourney, but how you work together is the key. Well... a little luck from the dice gods helps your chances!
This year is going to be different because they are increasing the size from four to five members. This is going to change the dynamic group when we add another person.
No matter what, this will be the highpoint of the convention for our gaming group!