Should I or Shouldnt I????

I have a piece that I bought several years ago when my morals were much more set in stone, or so I thought. The title is, "SHould I or SHouldn't I,?" and its a classic depiction of the devil on one shoulder and the angel on the other. Its a beautiful piece and I think about it now because Ive always thought that someone who doesnt return for the second day of a tournament after going 0-3, to have a telling character flaw. To not return because there is no chance at winning the tournament would in fact portray selfish motives. I am in that position now after getting wrecked all day long over at the conflict gt. I still havent made up my mind about what to do because on one hand, I want to support the community,the tournament, play a couple of games and not be a douche. On the other hand, there is no one there that means as much to me as my wife and child. If I go and play two more games of Warhammer 40K, my wife will be sitting home alone for a 12 day stretch. After writing that sentence, I HAVE made up my mind!

Its time to get my priorities straight and an unwinnable tournament and 40K in general are no longer at the top. I know its hypocritical because if I had gone 3-0, I would go and try to win. Im looking at it like this, play two games of 40K, or spend a day with my best friend and infant son!
Its a done and done deal!

8 comments:

Sgt. Brisbane said...

Sorry to hear the day went poorly for you bro. Sadly I got swamped and won't make it to the GT at all myself.

Did you get to roll with the chaos wolves or was that shot down?

lil will said...
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lil will said...

Hey matt you did the right thing.

Tordeck said...

Yeah it sucks to be in that position but I think ya did the right thing Matt. Fam is always the most important thing in life.


Looking forward to the next Ordo Vets nite so we can get a game in.

Black Matt said...

@brisbane
Yeah I got smoked playing the wolves.

@ everyone. Thanks for the support. I feel I made a good decision

Old Shatter Hands said...

You did the right thing, 100%. The only reason why I made it up there was because the wife and kid were at the in-laws. It was great to meet you and I really hope you make it down to NOVA this year. I'll be staff this year so I'll be able to stop by your tables to make sure you aint cheating ;)...

Old Shatter Hands said...

Plus, day 2 missions were real weak...1 was extremely easy to force a draw and the last one came down to a single die-roll.

Black Matt said...

Ol shatta,
Thanks for the reassurance about that. I've already beencontacted by someone who was nice enough to tell me he won't think of me as "that guy" who quits because of my record.
Oh well, 40k life in the public eye!
I've got those pictures for you but I wanna make a post out of them. My pick for best painted, hands down. Your stuff is rockin! Nice to meet you!