Jason, Thanks for the update. I am going to speak to the editor-in-chief of the console section about what kind of coverage we might have for this event. I'm sure you realize that things are hampered a bit by the distance, as we won't be able to send a reporter and get some pics. We might try to arrange a phone interview with several players and piece together a feature on the undying popularity of the game. I'll email you if I am able to get anything useful to happen. Thanks again for keeping me posted. -Jim At 08:09 PM 11/8/99 -0800, you wrote: >Well, the Omaha VF3 gathering is shaping up nicely. >Omaha Jeffry and I will be picking everyone up at the >airport on Friday morning, and most of the prep and >setup should be done by tomorrow night. We will have >the 8 players I mentioned before, and we will be >having a formal "Mini-Max Battle" format. > I might have my tape names mixed up, but you allknow which ones I mean... >The "Max Battle" was a Japanese gathering of their >best players showcasing the characters, with each of >the players wielding their best characters against the >others. So in the spirit of the "Max" we will be >having everyone who is specialized in a character >playing their best, with the remaining 4 characters >spread between the rest of us, depending who would >probably give the best showing for each. > >The "Max" event should be starting around 3-4 PM and >will probably last about 2-4 hours. We will be taping >the entire event, and then editing a kind of >"Highlight Set" for each character. > >If there is anything else you want to know, please let >me know, and I'll respond as quickly as possible. > >Jason Clontz / Omaha Sarah / Nutlog Practice up (for those of us who need it). Hopefully we can raise some more awareness of this great game.