I'm proposing an IRE playtest day at Dark Sphere (in London). It's somewhat hypothetical until I've got a release (or have imminently got a release), but I am personally available on the following Saturdays:
25th June (at an absolute pinch. I've already got a clash on this day, but if I cancel one of them, I could still just about do both the IRE event and my evening commitment).
The format, will be primarily about testing IRE, so won't be that heavy on story. It's also likely to be just a two game day in order to give people more time to play (given they'll be using a new ruleset) and also open up time for discussion on the day.
~~~~~Previous version of postThe 2016 IGT is now done and dusted, with several reports and photo galleries in. We're looking for our next event!
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The 2016 Inquisitor Grand Tournament is now booked for 9th April
at Warhammer World in Nottingham.
Event Pack: http://www.mediafire.com/download/6ali9680lq9oldz/IGT+2016+Event+Pack+V1.01.doc
We have three standard tables and Zone Mortalis
(woo, scary catacombs!) booked as our feature table.
More details once Cortez gets them to me!Confirmed IGT attendees:
Van HelserPossible IGT attendees:
RobSkib (& goons)
Right, as it's coming up to the end of November and nothing is booked for December, it looks like we've had all our events for 2015. With that in mind, it's not a bad time to start looking ahead to 2016. That way, we might actually have an event before the middle of the year...
We can also open up discussion as to location. I believe WHW will remain viable, particularly as GW actually seem to be going back to their roots a bit with some of their recent announcements and articles, and I felt Dark Sphere proved to be very good as well.
If anyone wants to nominate other venues, then do go ahead. I'd suggest that what'd be most useful is venues in other well connected cities, expanding our footprint rather than just having a mess of options all in the same place.
1) I presume we want another Inquisitor Grand Tournament at some point in the year, in which case we need to discuss who we want running it. That could potentially be me again, but I'm not yet committing to that.
But whoever it is, I think if we're keeping the three round format, I'd suggest a slightly re-adjusted timetable - taking a few minutes off the game rounds again to encourage slightly more snappy play (a couple of people commented that they might have become a bit too long) and instead using it to buy a little more slack in the schedule when it comes to lunch and score tallying time.
Unless people have radically different ideas, I presume the IGT will remain at its current home of WHW.
2) I'm still slowly planning Legacy to follow up on the events of The Saint in 2011, which I hope will be a fairly large narrative affair.
This is probably going to be a WHW event too.
3) Anything you guys can think of. I've run or co-run the last three events, so an opportunity to step back and attend as a player wouldn't be unwelcome.
I believe Van Helser has had plans for an event for a while, although I don't know where he is with those.
Also, I've been thinking a bit about event organisation following Lachesis. While we did get a couple of new players along, this was considerably fewer than had expressed interest.
I may be wildly off-base here, but I'm almost wondering if ticketing for certain events might help. Personally, I find the psychology of actually having a ticket in hand is quite powerful when it comes to helping me commit to attending something, rather than have second thoughts at the last minute (particularly for events I've not been to before, which is when my introvert side is most likely to have its reservations).
A modest entry fee might help with this commitment (as well as help event organisers get a more solid idea on definite numbers) and probably wouldn't be a huge deal for most people on top of transport/accommodation/food. As for what the money does... well, I could see it potentially funding some cool "roleplaying" prize (voted on by the other players) or helping improve the event (paying for fancier printing, props or the like), but I wouldn't personally have any trouble knowing that it's just going to buying the host a beer for the hours of work they've put in organising everything.
Of course, it's also possible that other people think that's a terrible and unreasonable idea.