Sometimes, life can be hectic. We all have an array of things that need to get done, and sometimes they spill over into our hobby time. So what happens when you don’t get a chance to play both of your Shadespire matches?
Well, first and foremost, you’re not going to be penalized. You’ll always get credit for the matches that you do play, but if you don’t play, you won’t lose anything. You’ll still be a part of the league, and you’ll be right where you left off. You probably don’t want to fall behind on matches, though.
So how do you get your matches in if you’re not here at the beginning of the week? Here’s a few ways to get your matches in:
- Post on the Gryphon’s Roost Gaming Facebook page saying that you’re looking for a match.
- Ask Franz or Anthony to play a match with you when you’re in the store.
- Request to play one or both matches in the following week.
That last option is something I want to discuss a little further. In years past, I’ve had the opportunity to play in many leagues, most of which were long and didn’t give multiple points for wins and losses. Those leagues also had significantly more players than our close-knit group has. Not being able to make up missed matches was generally not a concern, mostly because everyone that wanted to play had a chance to play.
In this case, with only seven active participants and two organizers that can stand in for a match, games become tough to come by and players end up playing one another multiple times over the short span of our league. In order to help combat the scarcity of players, we are allowing each player to defer up to two matches to the following week. Being able to defer matches once will help some people play catch-up when they have more time.
What do you think? Do you think that this is helpful? Or maybe you find it unfair because you’re always here for your matches. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.