By its second year, WBC was becoming more than just another gaming conference—even if it was a unique and especially good gaming conference. The fledgling Boardgame Player’s Association was looking for other ways to support its membership. It started with email tournaments for year ’round play of its events and now hosts dozens of ongoing events—many of which attract more players than their namesake at WBC—thus enabling those unable to attend WBC to get a taste of its competition. Two dedicated weekend mini-cons were added for fans ofBreakout Normandy (D-Day) and Age of Renaissance (Enlightenment) which allowed repeated swiss round play of these games without distractions.
2000 also marked the appearance of the WBC Yearbook…a tellall recap of all the events at WBC complete with winner’s pictures which remains an ongoing work in progress measuring the lifeblood of the BPA.