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Title: Mother of Mercy - 54mm INQ open event (18th November 2017 - Confirmed)
Post by: RobSkib on July 05, 2017, 10:45:33 AM
(http://www.dreadquill.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/header-INQ-Mother-of-Mercy-1.jpg)

"Fiddle de dum, fiddle de dee, Mother One-Eye is after me" ~Folk song popular among the children of Mercy

Background
For almost eight centuries has Mercy stood as the last bastion of civilisation in the lawless expanse of the Nomad Stars to the galactic south of the Carthax Sector. For almost eight centuries has unimaginable wealth flowed into the sector through an opening in the Great Warp Storms that separated the two regions of space. For almost eight centuries has a mysterious creature known as Old Mother One-Eye been part of the nursery rhymes sung by the children of Mercy, the resident mystic that wise captains would consult before venturing deep into the Nomads, and the monster in the depths that even the wealthiest Rogue Trader or hardened Inquisitor would think twice about awakening.

Until now.

The Great Warp Storms are boiling over. The opening between the Nomad Stars and the Carthax Sector is threatening to collapse. Unnatural forces are at work to seal the only safe passageway.

The pampered elite of Carthax dismiss such claims as idle rumour-mongering, but the Inquisition knows the uncomfortable truth. Millions of industries rely on the raw wealth flowing from that section of space and produced some of the greatest technological discoveries by the Sector's finest Explorators. Worse, should the portal collapse and the warp storms expand, war efforts on the fringes of the sector will become isolated - the Alien and the Heretic will be free to strike at the heart of the Sector while the Navy is stranded. Death, disease and destruction will sweep through Carthax.

There is hope - your investigations and contacts all point to a singular entity: Old Mother One-Eye. Its motives for such wanton destruction after eight centuries of existence are unclear, but the consequences of inaction are apparent. Old Mother One-Eye must be stopped.

Details
Mother of Mercy is a one-day 54mm Inquisitor Open Event that will be hosted at Warhammer World in Nottingham. It will follow a familiar schedule to those used to Inquisitor events, with two small games followed by a finale.

Throughout the day you will be gathering evidence and resources to aid you in your ultimate goal - to confront Mother One-Eye and stop it (or help it, if you're heretically inclined...) from carving the Carthax Sector apart.

It will be an Open Event - anyone with or without models will be welcome and catered for. I will be bringing along numerous, accessible warbands so anyone interested in Inquisitor (or is merely passing by a table on the day!) can pick up and play with no prior knowledge whatsoever.

The full briefing will be on its way in the next few weeks, for now I'm just fishing for a date!

Date
The date has been booked for Saturday 18th November 2017.


[old, plz ignore]Please fill out this Doodle so I have a good idea as to when to host it! https://doodle.com/poll/8ss9uc3azqr73d94p[/old, plz ignore]

*sneaky edit* If you think you might be a 'maybe', could you tick yourself as available please? Doodle doesn't have a 'maybe' function, and it's easier for me to plan if maybes are registered as a green tick, and only mark yourself as unavailable if you're 100% not available. I'll do my best to incorporate as many people as I can.

Title: Re: Mother of Mercy - 54mm INQ open event (late 2017 - TBC)
Post by: mcjomar on July 05, 2017, 11:00:18 AM
You can immediately colour me interested, and put me on the "probably" list, with a reasonably puritan Inquisitor in tow.
Not sure which specific one/group will be deployed to fight this accursed beast, so I'll bring a bunch along and decide on the day I guess.  ;D
Title: Re: Mother of Mercy - 54mm INQ open event (late 2017 - TBC)
Post by: Lord Borak on July 05, 2017, 11:45:09 AM
December is a 'No-Go' for me due to work. I also have a week off at the end of October/beginning of November so that's a no go as well. Otherwise, any weekend is fine with me if I have notice to warn the wife!
Title: Re: Mother of Mercy - 54mm INQ open event (late 2017 - TBC)
Post by: Van Helser on July 05, 2017, 12:10:51 PM
Having not managed anything Inquisitor-related for too long, I am very interested.  However, wife and baby's needs come first.  Can't be much more than a maybe currently.

If I do come along, I'll be bringing non-Imperials - xenos or heretics.

Ruaridh
Title: Re: Mother of Mercy - 54mm INQ open event (late 2017 - TBC)
Post by: Cortez on July 05, 2017, 12:35:16 PM
I'm interested. I'm currently free every Saturday in August and September, not sure about October (I'm going to be away around the 17th of October but I'm not sure as to the exact dates, so probably not free on the 14th and 21st) and November at the moment, the earlier you book things the better as then I can keep that weekend clear.
Title: Re: Mother of Mercy - 54mm INQ open event (late 2017 - TBC)
Post by: RobSkib on July 05, 2017, 12:50:52 PM
Superb! Thanks for all the responses so far guys. My plan is to also reach out to BoLS, Warseer and a bunch of other websites where I know there's a sneaky underground Inquisitor movement who haven't quite made it onto the 'Clave yet, but one step at a time.

I appreciate all your efforts to make this event, for sure! For administrative purposes, if you think you might be a 'maybe', could you tick yourself as available please? Doodle doesn't have a 'maybe' function, and it's easier for me to plan if maybes are registered as a green tick, and only mark yourself as unavailable if you're 100% not available. I'll do my best to incorporate as many people as I can.
Title: Re: Mother of Mercy - 54mm INQ open event (late 2017 - TBC)
Post by: MarcoSkoll on July 05, 2017, 12:56:02 PM
I am, of course, always interested. You already have my availability from before (although I've had to slightly adjust it - theoretically, I hope to be running Inquisitor for one of my local club's open Saturdays on 28th October).

I've shared this to The Conclave's Facebook. I can also set up an event page over there if you want (although my experience is that although it attracts attention, it does not help as far as keeping things organised).
Title: Re: Mother of Mercy - 54mm INQ open event (late 2017 - TBC)
Post by: RobSkib on July 05, 2017, 08:53:39 PM
I can also set up an event page over there if you want (although my experience is that although it attracts attention, it does not help as far as keeping things organised).

That'd be rad for exposure, but don't you need to assign a date for a FB event? Otherwise, so long as you point people towards the doodle, that should keep things under control. I'll keep pushing it for a few weeks before picking a date, going by popularity first and then shuffling it around to accommodate any old school Conclavers ;)
Title: Re: Mother of Mercy - 54mm INQ open event (late 2017 - TBC)
Post by: MarcoSkoll on July 05, 2017, 09:31:30 PM
That'd be rad for exposure, but don't you need to assign a date for a FB event?
A range can be used until there's an actual date; people generally understand that an Inquisitor event isn't actually going to run for four months! It can be changed later when the date's set in stone.

If you want an FB event, I believe I can set up an event for the Conclave page and assign you as an organiser.
I've not actually tried doing that with an event for a page before though (just events on my personal FB account), so I may be wrong.
Title: Re: Mother of Mercy - 54mm INQ open event (late 2017 - TBC)
Post by: greenstuff_gav on July 05, 2017, 10:16:06 PM
i stuck a couplea dates on but finances are limiting
Title: Re: Mother of Mercy - 54mm INQ open event (late 2017 - TBC)
Post by: Lord Borak on July 05, 2017, 10:48:29 PM
I kinda like the idea of a 4 month inquisitor campaign..... My Wife might not though...
Title: Re: Mother of Mercy - 54mm INQ open event (late 2017 - TBC)
Post by: TheNephew on July 06, 2017, 12:38:32 AM
I've ticked a bunch of Saturdays post-September.
I've got too much post-grad stuff on until then, and travel there and back Sunday just isn't practical, and I don't think spending for a hostel/hotel is either, at least unless it's a two-day  event.

Hopefully this can be the WHW event for the year for me though.
Title: Re: Mother of Mercy - 54mm INQ open event (late 2017 - TBC)
Post by: Lord Borak on July 06, 2017, 11:27:07 AM
Actually, a two day event might be a bit better. It's a lot of travelling for one day and it means less of a rush to get back home. Although, it does mean a hotel for the night but they're not too expensive.
Title: Re: Mother of Mercy - 54mm INQ open event (late 2017 - TBC)
Post by: mcjomar on July 06, 2017, 12:35:40 PM
Everything is cheaper up north  ;D
Hotels in nottinghamshire are half the price of hotels in southampton - I can speak from experience.

I'm lucky that I'll probably be able to borrow a room at my parents house though, so all I have to worry about is fuel costs and such  :)
Title: Re: Mother of Mercy - 54mm INQ open event (late 2017 - TBC)
Post by: MarcoSkoll on July 07, 2017, 02:01:07 AM
Although I could probably do a two day event, I'm sure there are those who can't.

If anyone is interested in a full weekend of gaming, it may be better for that to be handled as two separate events, so that anyone who can only do one day doesn't feel like they're missing out on half of the story.
Title: Re: Mother of Mercy - 54mm INQ open event (late 2017 - TBC)
Post by: TheNephew on July 08, 2017, 01:08:03 PM
I didn't mean for that to read like lobbying for a two-day event - just a "realites of travel" statement.

Marco's right - that discussion is best held in another thread.

Rob - would it be possible to have another poll of a shortlist puled from this poll in a few weeks?
Title: Re: Mother of Mercy - 54mm INQ open event (late 2017 - TBC)
Post by: RobSkib on July 10, 2017, 04:26:08 PM
Rob - would it be possible to have another poll of a shortlist puled from this poll in a few weeks?

Definitely. Going to try and grab as many 'maybes' as possible over the next two or three weeks and then make some final decisions.
Title: Re: Mother of Mercy - 54mm INQ open event (late 2017 - TBC)
Post by: MarcoSkoll on July 10, 2017, 06:46:09 PM
I hope it's okay with you Rob - I've given Mother of Mercy an event page over on The Conclave Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1172243642880057/

You're added as a co-host (once you accept, anyway), so you should be able to monitor and modify the page as you see fit.
Title: Re: Mother of Mercy - 54mm INQ open event (late 2017 - TBC)
Post by: RobSkib on July 11, 2017, 11:03:03 AM
Yep that's grand! The more visibility it gets, the better.
Title: Re: Mother of Mercy - 54mm INQ open event (late 2017 - TBC)
Post by: MarcoSkoll on July 11, 2017, 06:17:34 PM
Righto. I've shared it more widely then - I didn't want to do that until you'd given the all clear.
Title: Re: Mother of Mercy - 54mm INQ open event (late 2017 - TBC)
Post by: RobSkib on July 26, 2017, 02:02:32 PM
Thanks for all your responses so far guys! I'm going for one more push then deciding on a date next week - figured the start of August was a good a time as any ;)
Title: Re: Mother of Mercy - 54mm INQ open event (late 2017 - TBC)
Post by: Lord Borak on July 27, 2017, 10:22:56 AM
I can no longer do the 12th I'm afraid (work calls)
Title: Re: Mother of Mercy - 54mm INQ open event (late 2017 - TBC)
Post by: mcjomar on July 27, 2017, 07:59:05 PM
August 12th is out for me also.
In fact anything from the 12th to the 19th is right out.  :'(
Title: Re: Mother of Mercy - 54mm INQ open event (late 2017 - TBC)
Post by: RobSkib on July 28, 2017, 12:28:59 PM
No problem, just try and keep the Doodle updated :)
Title: Re: Mother of Mercy - 54mm INQ open event (25 November - TBC)
Post by: RobSkib on September 06, 2017, 01:55:00 PM
Right, I've had a pretty weird and awful couple of months but after some time away and jolly japing across the UK I'm back and refreshed and ready to take on the world again. Although there's a few dates that are equally decent, I'm making an executive decision that November 25th is going to be the one to aim for. It's far enough apart from Marco's own event in October, and far enough that some people might free up some time in their diary for it. It also gives me a load more time to plan after losing the entirety of August ::)

A thousand apologies to those who can't make it, I'll try and get another one running early next year. As for Mother of Mercy, I'll start pushing this date and producing content to drip-feed the 'Clave with info as we get closer to the date.

On with the show!
Title: Re: Mother of Mercy - 54mm INQ open event (25th November 2017 - TBC)
Post by: Van Helser on September 06, 2017, 06:36:00 PM
November is probably better for me than an earlier date. Once it's confirmed I'll start looking at trains and convince my wife that I deserve a weekend away. Might be enough of a kick to get me making some 54mm figs again.

Ruaridh
Title: Re: Mother of Mercy - 54mm INQ open event (25th November 2017 - TBC)
Post by: Cortez on September 07, 2017, 08:11:52 AM
I should be able to make that.
Title: Re: Mother of Mercy - 54mm INQ open event (25th November 2017 - TBC)
Post by: RobSkib on September 08, 2017, 01:15:45 PM
Splendid! It's very much a toss-up between the 11th and 25th at the moment, depending on WHW's responses and my own logistics. I will report back ASAP!
Title: Re: Mother of Mercy - 54mm INQ open event (25th November 2017 - TBC)
Post by: Lord Borak on September 09, 2017, 08:03:59 AM
November the 25th. I'll have to see about that but there's no reason that I can think why I wouldn't be able to do it. I'll see if I can get a new warband painted up :D
Title: Re: Mother of Mercy - 54mm INQ open event (25th November 2017 - TBC)
Post by: mcjomar on September 11, 2017, 08:07:45 AM
Regrettably I can't make the 25th as I'll be driving my fiancée to Bristol for the day to see her friends.
The 11th/12th would be much easier for my calendar.
Title: Re: Mother of Mercy - 54mm INQ open event (25th November 2017 - TBC)
Post by: RobSkib on September 11, 2017, 11:23:40 AM
Okay so slight update! 25th is the Warhammer World open day, and even if they did have any free tables that day, they would be charging people on entry, so we're rescheduling ;)

After a bit of back and forth the only day with the boards I wanted is Saturday November 18th, as we'll have four standard boards and the fancy Shadow War Mining Facility board.
Title: Re: Mother of Mercy - 54mm INQ open event (25th November 2017 - TBC)
Post by: mcjomar on September 11, 2017, 11:47:57 AM
Okay, I'll check in with the fiancée tonight to see if I can scrape the 18th.
This might be workable for me.
Title: Re: Mother of Mercy - 54mm INQ open event (25th November 2017 - TBC)
Post by: MarcoSkoll on September 11, 2017, 12:13:46 PM
Cool beans, as some might say. I've updated the Facebook event page to match, and shared it around again.

I've also checked my calendar again, and it looks like I'm still all clear for the 18th, so count me in.
Title: Re: Mother of Mercy - 54mm INQ open event (25th November 2017 - TBC)
Post by: RobSkib on September 11, 2017, 01:52:04 PM
Fabulicious, apologies for the [EXCOMMUNICATE]about. I'll get some nice literature done up so I can spam the internet airwaves now we've got a date.

Odd sidenote: I was unable to book *any* normal tables at all, but I have booked four of their (very impressive) feature tables. What does this mean for you? More impressive brawls and multi-level shenanigans! What does this mean for me? How the hell do I write in a citadel made of skulls onto a space station?!

Title: Re: Mother of Mercy - 54mm INQ open event (18th November 2017 - Confirmed)
Post by: Cortez on September 11, 2017, 02:24:13 PM
A Chaos battlecruiser instead?

I think the 18th is ok.
Title: Re: Mother of Mercy - 54mm INQ open event (18th November 2017 - Confirmed)
Post by: mcjomar on September 11, 2017, 03:22:32 PM
How the hell do I write in a citadel made of skulls onto a space station?!

Is Chaos corruption going to be an issue?
Warpgates maybe?
The Warhammer 40k Chaos Gate PC game had a level where the ultramarines fought the word bearers within the confines of a mostly-stable warp realm/chaos planet/something like that (obviously the heretics were roundly trounced, and the marines returned home for a parade in the Emperor's honour!).

Maybe it's buried in the bowels of the station where pretty much nobody ever goes, and a heretical cult has taken gradual control, but only now has the Imperium begun to notice?
Title: Re: Mother of Mercy - 54mm INQ open event (18th November 2017 - Confirmed)
Post by: RobSkib on September 11, 2017, 03:49:49 PM
We shall see! I'll rustle something up alright, no problem ;)

As for the tables we have Mining Facility 42, the Ruins of Dras'Shiel and the Valley of Skulls, you can see a few (somewhat tiny) pictures of the boards on Warhammer World's events page here. (https://warhammerworld.games-workshop.com/book-tickets-and-tables/reserve-a-gaming-table/)

I also booked a hitherto unannounced table called Empyrea 7, which is currently undergoing playtesting at the time of writing so I wasn't able to get any pictures. However, Edd the WHW email bandit could confirm that it is the board being developed in this sneak preview (https://warhammerworld.games-workshop.com/2017/08/18/sneak-peek-new-feature-gaming-table/), which is perfect for our needs.
Title: Re: Mother of Mercy - 54mm INQ open event (18th November 2017 - Confirmed)
Post by: Cortez on September 11, 2017, 06:53:51 PM
Ooh they look good! Is the mining facility the one with all the pipes and toxic sludge? I've always wanted to use that one. The new table looks good too, almost perfect for Inquisitor.

The other two look more problematic and we'll definitely need some scatter terrain for the valley of skulls.
Title: Re: Mother of Mercy - 54mm INQ open event (18th November 2017 - Confirmed)
Post by: MarcoSkoll on September 11, 2017, 09:23:26 PM
Mining Facility 42 is, I believe, what used to be the Goblin Town board, which I always thought would be a great table for Inquisitor. These days, it's kind of reminiscent of the first two tables from the WD Inquisitor battle reports.

I do actually quite like The Ruins of Dras'Shiel table - I've looked at it before and thought it looked oddly suitable for Inquisitor (the Realmgates are less than ideal, but hey). I had a mental picture of it as it sitting in a viewing dome at the top of a Hive spire, the once grand gardens of a now-long forgotten noble family.

EDIT: Rob, I should add that now I'm pretty sure I can be there, you are welcome to borrow any of my 54mm motor pool if it's of use to you.
Title: Re: Mother of Mercy - 54mm INQ open event (18th November 2017 - Confirmed)
Post by: Lord Borak on September 12, 2017, 07:50:24 AM
EDIT: Rob, I should add that now I'm pretty sure I can be there, you are welcome to borrow any of my 54mm motor pool if it's of use to you.

Ditto. I have 10 Guardsmen and 5 Catachans (would work as Gangers). Plus a whole heap of other characters which I don't mind loaning out. Unfortunately none of the guardsmen are painted. I might be able to get some paint on them in a pinch if required but nothing more than a base coat.

I might have to book a week off just to get some painting one but with a house move looming I'm not sure I can spare the holiday.
Title: Re: Mother of Mercy - 54mm INQ open event (18th November 2017 - Confirmed)
Post by: mcjomar on September 12, 2017, 08:17:11 AM
It looks like I should be able to make the 18th of november, so I'll likely be there also.
Not sure what among my collection would be of use, but I'm sure it could be handy for NPCs?
Title: Re: Mother of Mercy - 54mm INQ open event (25th November 2017 - TBC)
Post by: Holiad on September 13, 2017, 10:38:57 AM
Fabulicious, apologies for the [EXCOMMUNICATE]about. I'll get some nice literature done up so I can spam the internet airwaves now we've got a date.

Odd sidenote: I was unable to book *any* normal tables at all, but I have booked four of their (very impressive) feature tables. What does this mean for you? More impressive brawls and multi-level shenanigans! What does this mean for me? How the hell do I write in a citadel made of skulls onto a space station?!

This *is* 40k, therefore there is a certain required quota of skulls for any architectural design. Maybe an early era imperial clerk misspelled a 'required skill quota', and the mistake stuck...
Title: Re: Mother of Mercy - 54mm INQ open event (18th November 2017 - Confirmed)
Post by: TheNephew on September 13, 2017, 04:39:26 PM
I'll need to check with the boss, but I think I should be able to make it.
Standard 10:30ish (or whenever the IGTs were) start?
Title: Re: Mother of Mercy - 54mm INQ open event (18th November 2017 - Confirmed)
Post by: RobSkib on September 14, 2017, 02:30:13 PM
I'll have a proper rota sorted out some point soon, but I'd like to get cracking at 10. I'm looking at wangling the schedule to see if I can squeeze an extra hour or two into the final game, I don't want to rush that one!

Not sure what among my collection would be of use, but I'm sure it could be handy for NPCs?

Anyone who can be an NPC can be a PC as well ;) Bring along any and all models you want to, there will be plenty of opportunities written in for people to show off their centrepiece models as NPCs.

I have 10 Guardsmen and 5 Catachans (would work as Gangers). Plus a whole heap of other characters which I don't mind loaning out. Unfortunately none of the guardsmen are painted. I might be able to get some paint on them in a pinch if required but nothing more than a base coat.

Do what you can amigo! Like I've mentioned, I'm not short on NPCs, so anyone who brings anything along is icing on the cake. Bring along anything you want to show off, or take your time on one of your display pieces instead.

I should add that now I'm pretty sure I can be there, you are welcome to borrow any of my 54mm motor pool if it's of use to you.

Mercy does have a Death Race-style racing dome...