Our family photo of pride. All the folks who have shown up to play and come out winners.
Gen Con is gaming central for North America. Fans come from around the world to see and partake in gaming events from all of their favorite companies, and our favorite fans come to see Goodman Games! Every year at Gen Con we run at least one RPG tournament—sometimes more! This year and last, players came to test their mettle in The DCC Team Tournament, and more than a hundred gamers had an awesome time competing in them. In the years prior we have run spell duel tournaments, zero-level funnel tournaments, a DCC board game tournament, and even MCC tournaments.
In light of the amazing reception for Riders on the Phlogiston at this year’s Gen Con, we thought it might be appropriate to spotlight the many tournament winners who have gamed with us over the years. Our Gen Con tournaments go all the way back to 2014, believe it or not, and you can find the complete recap of the events on our tournaments page. For now, let’s focus on the winners during the DCC era.
These, ladies and gentlemen, are the Gen Con Pros—the gamers who have fought, bled, and WON in our Gen Con Tournaments!
Gen Con 2018 Team Tournament—The Riders on the Phlogiston Champions
Winners, contenders, and judges from the 2018 Gen Con DCC Open Tournament, Riders on the Phlogiston! Will you be there for next year’s tournament?
Left to right, including team designations for winning team Hammertoes (H) and runners-up Lords of Sarcasm (LoS): Michael Bolam (judge), Nate Garth (LoS), Patrick Biddix (LoS), Fred Daily (LoS), Jason Riddell (LoS), David York (LoS), Ken Burnette (LoS), Martin Bruinicki (H), Will Bruinicki (H), Rob Swanson (H), Hayden Hodge (H), Lance Hodge (H), Tim Deschene (judge), Jack Bruinicki (H).
Gen Con 2018 Team Tournament—The Black Heart of Thakulon the Undying Champions
Winners and runners-up of The 2017 Gen Con Open Tournament, The Black Heart of Thakulon the Undying. Left to right: Mike Markey, Joe Moore, Heath Perkins, Silas Moore, Dana Johnson (crouching), Emily Mundy, Jason Stierle.
The 2016 Gen Con Spell Duel Tournament Champion
Winner of The 2016 Gen Con Spell Duel Tournament, Way of the Dagon: Silas Moore.
The 2016 Gen Con DCC Funnel Champion
Winner of The 2016 Gen Con Funnel Tournament, Carnival of the Damned: John F. Watson
The 2016 Gen Con Warlord of the Purple Planet Champion
Winner of The 2016 Gen Con Warlord of the Purple Planet Tournament: Daniel “Son-Slayer” Carlson. Runner-up (not pictured): Connor Skach.
The 2016 Gen Con MCC Funnel Champion
Winner of The 2016 MCC Funnel Tournament: Connor Skach. Runners-up (not pictured): Jesse Pittman and Haley Skach.
The 2015 Gen Con Spell Duel Tournament Champions
Finalists in The 2015 Gen Con Spell Duel Tournament, Enter the Dagon. Left to right: Nita Bittman, Connor Skach, Aaeon Koelman, winner Mike Markey, and judge Harley Stroh.
The 2015 Anaheim Crawl Xcrawl Champions
Champions in The Anaheim Crawl Xcrawl Tournament. Top row, left to right: Alex Kanous, Christian Vaneck, Francois Labrecque. Bottom row, left to right: Brendan LaSalle, Don Comfort, Steven Yap, Marceille Henby.
The 2015 Gen Con DCC Funnel Champion
Winners of The 2015 Gen Con Funnel Tournament, Death by Nexus: Jason Stierle (awarded the championship belt) and second-place finisher Haley Skach.
Congratulations to all of our winners! Each of you are amazing folks, and we are proud to include you in the Goodman Games Hall of Fame!*
*note: There is no Goodman Games Hall of Fame. Not yet, anyway. That would be cool, though, wouldn’t it? If there was, all of these people would definitely be in it.