Going to a tournament can be an intimidating experience, but it doesn't need to be- and whether you're a veteran of dozens of events or someone who is considering making the leap for the very first time, we have some tips for you. Not the usual sort, where we tell you obscure rules or strategies for most effectively taking out your opponent's super-cool flavor-of-the-week army, but things that can help you, the person going to the tournament, be more comfortable and happy over the course of the weekend. Not only will it make you happier with the event as a result, it will help your performance as a whole- after all, if you feel like complete shit you're not going to be playing to your highest standard.
We talk what to bring, what to wear, what to eat, how to talk to people, what to drink (or not to drink), how do avoid hurting yourself more than necessary (even if you're into that), and most importantly of all how to save yourself some dough when making that tournament run. If you've ever considering going to a tournament, this is an episode that you'll most certainly want to give a listen.