Cheezecon – D&D Miniatures 6-Oct-07

Along with Hordes of the Things (HOTT), the D&D Miniatures”tournament” kicked off Cheezecon for this year. Cheezecon is a fun tournament you are having when you are not having a tournament. It is a fun experience and being competitive just doesn’t count.

The Hordes of the Things (HOTT) “tournament” was organised by the Cheezemeister himself – Craig Wyton.

Click to open the Word document with the details for Cheezecon 2007 – D&D Miniatures.

Cheezecon is a series of fun tournaments in a variety of wargames. They are a tongue-in-cheek celebration of standard tournaments. Ideally suited to beginners and to encourage players to try games they may not normally play. The tournament encourages players to take really “Cheezy” armies. These are the ones that are legal within the rules, but may stretch the boundaries. The armies may be really powerful or too weak or just a really interesting theme that might not do well in a normal tournament.

Co-ordinated by Craig Wyton, October has became “the month of Cheeze” at NWA.

Kindly sponsored by and Mind Bogglers of Croydon.                                                       



There are plenty of prizes and some rather wacky ways of winning them. You not only score points for winning games, but also for your army composition (how “cheezy” is it really). You get 4th prize for coming first (highest number of points). You get 1st Prize for finishing fourth. You win a prize if you come last. But since you get bonus points for losing every game it is not that easy to come last!

There are bonus points for having really “Cheezy” armies. But beware! There are “no prizes for second place”. No one can win more than one prize, so plenty of people walk away with a prize. And since all players get a chance secretly to use “evil manipulation points” to alter opponents’ scores up OR down, no one really knows who will win a prize until the last minute. It amuses the players and totally confuses the scorer. But that is part of the fun that is Cheezecon.


Well done to Damon and Phil who tied for 4th place, with Damon taking 1st prize on countback.

Adam could clearly gain no prizes. Emil gained 2nd prize for last place by craftily avoiding bonus points. James took out 3rd prize and Dean got 4th prize.

Note the bonus points are the absolute value (ignoring plus or minus sign) of the bonus points given to a player. The straight value of the bonus points form part of the total points for each player. For example, if a player is given -10 in evil manipulation points, it will count -10 to their total points, but +10 to their bonus points. If you are confused, that is good, because that is what Cheezecon is all about!

PLAYER Total Points Bonus Points Prize
James 147 147 3rd prize (1st place)
Adam 127 67 No prizes for 2nd place
Dean 87 47 4th prize
Damon 82 42 1st prize (4th place)
Phil 82 62 Just missed out on countback
Emil 67 27 2nd prize

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