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Re: Inquisitor at the London Grand Tournament? (19th-20th May 2018)
« Reply #15 on: October 22, 2017, 04:14:25 PM »
Re. the May event in London - yes, absolutely! I'd be happy to help; just let me know what you need. I have 54mm miniatures, but could put together some 28mm in advance of the event too if need be.
I'm not an experienced GM, but would be happy to help with admin, set-up, terrain... I'd love to be involved in getting an Inquisitor game/tournament set up :)

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Re: Inquisitor at the London Grand Tournament? (19th-20th May 2018)
« Reply #16 on: October 24, 2017, 04:48:41 PM »
Right...

I have today told them that we should have enough 54mm players; Eight people (not including myself) have expressed interest here, there's a few more regulars and semi-regulars I've yet to hear from, and I'm hoping that I'll be able to beg Gav Thorpe to share the event around to see if we can get a few more people out of the woodwork.

Numbers for 28mm are also perking up a bit, so it's even looking possible that we might be able to run a large dual-scale extravaganza.
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Re: Inquisitor at the London Grand Tournament? (19th-20th May 2018)
« Reply #17 on: October 24, 2017, 08:24:12 PM »
i'm confused though; is it a traditional event (demos games day) or is it a narrative event (like a normal conclave) or a tournament (like the GT)?
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Re: Inquisitor at the London Grand Tournament? (19th-20th May 2018)
« Reply #18 on: October 24, 2017, 10:52:12 PM »
The London GT is probably best described as an "event convention" - but despite the GT name, we're free to run whatever kind of event we want within that.

At the moment, the feedback has been most in favour of a normal narrative Conclave (although hopefully somewhat grander in scale) - this seems sensible to me, as these tend to be more familiar and less intimidating to newcomers than the GT format.
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Re: Event: London Grand Tournament (19-20 May 2018)
« Reply #19 on: October 26, 2017, 11:32:35 AM »
I know I'm a bit quieter on here but I'm still up for this. Still happy to bring down Scenery and NPCs. If we do get a scenario planned let me know if we need anything done for it (models, scenery etc) and I'll chip in to get something done for it.

Work is currently mental so it's eating all of my time up currently.

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Re: Event: London Grand Tournament (19-20 May 2018)
« Reply #20 on: October 26, 2017, 04:15:48 PM »
Sounds good.

I don't know what we'll need just yet though - I'm currently throwing around plot ideas, but exactly what will be the best plan will depend on whether we have the interest to sustain events on both Saturday and Sunday, or only Saturday.

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So... for any possible attendees:

1) Is anyone objecting to the idea of a "normal" narrative Conclave, or does anyone really want to push for another format?
2) Who at this stage thinks they could plausibly do the Sunday?
3) Does anyone have any particular suggestions they would like to make or plans they would like to share?
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Re: Event: London Grand Tournament (19-20 May 2018)
« Reply #21 on: October 27, 2017, 12:11:23 AM »
I don't think there's a pressing need for another format.

Sunday is not an impossibility for me, but only if it's a fair bit cheaper than 50, and if I've managed to free up that weekend.
It depends on a whole host of factors that are still up in the air  though.

I guess it wouldn't hurt to have a scenario or two that would be easy for passers by to drop into - even if it's something as minimal as the patrolling NPC sentries.
That's likely to be a bit fiddly though, I know.
Easy alternative is that folks that get killed off, or don't feel like playing a scenario, or are having lunch, can do those things on a spare half-table.

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Re: Event: London Grand Tournament (19-20 May 2018)
« Reply #22 on: October 27, 2017, 08:14:07 AM »
I'm radically interested, although I'll need more pricing details before I can fully commit.
I'm glad it's in may and not june, or it would be havoc for me to attend.
Let alone July - that entire month, and august as well is just right out for me.
But given reasonable pricing (or time to save) I would want to be around for both days in either scale.
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Re: Event: London Grand Tournament (19-20 May 2018)
« Reply #23 on: October 29, 2017, 12:03:32 AM »
At the moment, I've not heard back conclusively from enough people to be confident we'll have good numbers for Sunday - between the extra costs of event tickets and overnight stays near London, it's sounding like a lot of people might be stretching their budgets a bit too far.

As a two day event would obviously increase the planning load somewhat, my current suggestion is that we stick to a Saturday-only event. Should we find ourselves with excess time to work on things, we can put that effort into making the one day an absolutely sterling event, and can then make another decision about a full weekend if we should be invited back next year.

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As far as an event plot, and as it looks like I may be the one taking this on, I'm going to suggest my long-postponed "Legacy" narrative (a sequel to "The Saint" back in 2011, although it's absolutely not necessary to have attended that):

In M42.011, Corporal Aderyn Aeslin died twice. Or, at least, that's what the official reports say.

What is known is that following her heroic (first) death and subsequent resurrection during the Ilithyian War (ref: "Ilithyia" - common name for Cerestne XVII, Cuir sub-sector, Carthax sector, Segmentum Pacificus), Aderyn was hailed as a heroine, a living embodiment of the Emperor's will and a game-changer in the decades-long conflict - a figurehead capable of driving Chaos from the world and back to the fallen Alykia sector (ref: lost to forces of Warlord Imylosst in 914-937.M41 war).
Perhaps even with time, she would become the leader of a counter-crusade that would reclaim those rightful demesnes of the Emperor.

These hopes were seemingly dashed when, once the Inquisition had chosen their champion (ref: Inquisitor Josephine Cortez) to assess Corporal Aeslin's purity, the site for the High Assembly was fired upon by a hijacked orbital defence platform. Officially, the Corporal was once again killed in action; unofficially, her body was never found.

News of the Corporal's second death lead to mass civil unrest across almost the entirety of the Cuir sub-sector, at grand costs both mortal and financial. The hero of this aftermath was undoubtedly the sub-sector's new Cardinal, Tobas Kiedrow (ref: took position in 009.M42, following disappearance of Cardinal Malatesta), whose inspiring sermons and posthumous canonisation of Aderyn rallied much the population into a wave of religious fervour.

Some years on, this has come full circle. His reputation built on the foundation of the saint, his continued aspirations have led attention to fall on the Ilithyian War once again. The voice of the masses now calls for the Imperium to fully reclaim the world in Aderyn's name.

Buoyed by this wave of zeal, the Imperium once again has possibilities that the living saint offered: a hope of fully bolstering Ilithyia and driving the taint from the sub-sector. A decisive victory here could free up many of the Cuir sub-sector's resources, both military and civilian.
Detractors say that it won't end there - the citizen's fervour would only grow with the end of the generations-old conflict, and where would that lead? A crusade into the Alykia sector would stretch the Carthax sector to its limits, but without such a common cause, the religious frenzy could lead to the civil war that was so narrowly averted before.

And so it is that the Inquisition once again look to Ilithyia. Some of them trying to end a war. Some of them trying to prevent one.


Because this has been sitting around for a while, it's already a fairly well developed narrative with a lot of possible hooks to explore, which translates into a big head start on getting this event put together.
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Re: Event: London Grand Tournament (19-20 May 2018)
« Reply #24 on: October 29, 2017, 02:08:32 PM »
Added detail from the organisers:

"Hi [REDACTED],

Thanks for your email.

There's lots going on aside from the big GTs. There will be intro games on offer from some of the other specialist games (Epic, Warmaster etc.) as well as some fun side events. Details of the full programme will be published on Wednesday and I would encourage you to go through the updated website then to see the breadth of stuff on offer. We've also got seminars on offer from Golden Daemon / Slayer Sword winning painters if that sort of thing is your cup of tea.

Kind regards,
Zach Becker
Convention Organiser"

Looks like there're demo tables as the norm, and a whole bunch fo other stuff too.

Depending on what's on and when, I might try and wrangle the extra day so I have some time to circulate.
If that works out, I'll be up for doing a two-day event if it leaves several hours to explore.

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Re: Event: London Grand Tournament (19-20 May 2018)
« Reply #25 on: October 29, 2017, 02:37:34 PM »
Huh. Maybe a way to handle it then would be to have a big narrative event on Saturday and something a bit more open-ended on the Sunday.

As already suggested, that could be something following the IGT format - although perhaps not actually called an IGT, because I feel that the IGT proper should be kept at Nottingham, not to mention that the GT naming tends to be something you have to keep explaining: "No, it's not all about people turning up with Space Marines and killing each other".

If it were perhaps called an "open event" instead, the general casualness of the format might come across better.
(And people who are rusty might be little less intimidated about the idea of GMing a scenario on Sunday if they know they'll already have had the Saturday to remind themselves of the rules).

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Re: Event: London Grand Tournament (19-20 May 2018)
« Reply #26 on: October 30, 2017, 05:21:41 PM »
In the absence of any objections, I'm going to assume we're going with the "Legacy" narrative on Saturday and an "open event"* on the Sunday, as it means we can do both days without quite as much effort as two entire narrative events. (Also, I already have a lot of the paperwork ready for such events, so we should be able to get things out sooner).

* Read: "IGT", but I want to avoid calling that - firstly, to avoid any arguments or confusion about whether the GT is moving from Nottingham and, secondly, because I know a lot of people get the wrong end of the stick regarding calling anything an Inquisitor "tournament".

If anyone does have any objections, please interject sooner rather than later.
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Re: Event: London Grand Tournament (19-20 May 2018)
« Reply #27 on: October 31, 2017, 08:51:22 AM »
I like this format.  Having an open day on the Sunday allows for introducing the game to anybody that shows interest.  As I said earlier, if I can come down then I would be around on the Sunday, as getting back up to Inverness on the Saturday would be tight for time, and exhausting to boot.

As the Legacy event is a follow up to The Saint it makes sense that I dust off this mysterious chap and let him pick up where he left off...

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Re: Event: London Grand Tournament (19-20 May 2018)
« Reply #28 on: October 31, 2017, 12:30:13 PM »
Three bits of news:

1) We're now officially in the latest LondonGT newsletter: http://mailchi.mp/a9cdd06e83dd/london-grand-tournament-1118913

2) If you've ignored the above link - the address has been changed. Given its expanding size, the London GT will now be held at the Olympic Stadium (London E20 2ST), near Stratford.

3) The organisers have told me that their gaming times are as follows, and I now need to fit a schedule to them:

Friday: 13:00 - 22:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 22:00
Sunday: 09:30 - 16:30 (Awards from 17:00)

I'm assuming most people who will only be able to make the Saturday won't be able to push anything like as late as ten at night, but we do need to know how late we can reasonably push on for.
(e.g. If people are relying on trains, when would their last train on Saturday be - by roughly increasing distance, the local stations are Pudding Mill Lane, Hackney Wick, Stratford International and Stratford)

For those who can stay later, I'm sure we'll be able to arrange some more casual gaming, or people can wander the overall event as they wish.

(I'm not planning any gaming for the Friday, but it's likely I would appear to make arrangements, so it's not impossible some light gaming could happen then, too).

As the Legacy event is a follow up to The Saint it makes sense that I dust off this mysterious chap and let him pick up where he left off...
What, in a cloud of hallucinogenic vapour? :P
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Re: Event: London Grand Tournament (19-20 May 2018)
« Reply #29 on: October 31, 2017, 01:00:21 PM »
I will probably stay at my Brothers for the event, so could potentially do both the Friday evening and all day Saturday, I'll probably do other things on the Sunday.

What's the situation with us getting tickets? Will we have some reserved or do we need to buy them from their webstore?

Also what is the parking/vehicular access like as we may need/want to bring scenery/vehicles (titans ;)) etc. that won't be easy to bring on the tube or rail network.

I'm fine with going with your Legacy event. What kind of models will you need for it? (bearing in mind I'm working on some Ecclesiarchy characters at the moment). We also need to discuss what scenery and other assets we'll need.