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Re: Abyss - 3rd November, 28mm, Dark Sphere Megastore
« Reply #30 on: September 27, 2018, 09:51:22 PM »
None of the voters said that they couldn't do a 19:00 finish, so the end time has been pushed back an hour to give us extra gaming time.

Also, the first draft of the player pack has been released:

http://www.mediafire.com/file/89b3z3amxezdm3e/2018+Abyss+Pack+V0-1.pdf

I have a few odds-and-ends that i've converted for fun, but I've been motivated to make a completely new "warband" for this event.
Sounds good! If running more open events is motivating anyone to get more out of their hobby, then it's a success for the community.
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Re: Abyss - 3rd November, 28mm, Dark Sphere Megastore
« Reply #31 on: September 29, 2018, 04:44:49 PM »
Tickets are now available for Abyss, and the ticket link will be available until Sunday 28th October at 23:59 (the Sunday before the event, in order to give me a little time to optimise the narrative for the expected turn out).

After this point, you will have to contact me directly.

There are currently 16 spaces available, although I will look into increasing this if early interest is high.
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Re: Abyss - 3rd November, 28mm, Dark Sphere Megastore
« Reply #32 on: October 01, 2018, 12:41:52 PM »
(Cross posted from the FB event page)

Hi! Iím putting paint to plastic on my Inquisitor and Pals, and am looking to writing a bit of background bumpf around their presence at Carrenís trial.

Just wanted to ask... is the event taking part in a pre-existing setting... like, is this your own Sector/Planet? And if so... is it/are they named already? I want to make sure my characters slot in without causing anyone a headache 😉

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Re: Abyss - 3rd November, 28mm, Dark Sphere Megastore
« Reply #33 on: October 01, 2018, 02:11:14 PM »
As far as the general setting, this will be within the Abraxis sector, which is sort of a blank slate right now.

Back in 2009, Kaled contrived the idea of the Carthax sector (its wiki is here) as a community setting, which meant that even if there wasn't a direct narrative from one event to the next, there was at least a continuity - and keeping it in a somewhat restricted area also helps explain why the same characters keep running into each other.

Carthax was a brilliant idea, but it's almost exclusively used for 54mm. Abraxis has come along later as a 28mm equivalent, so that players aren't dropped into a setting written by a load of people and featuring a load of characters they'll never get to interact with on the table.

Abraxis borders the Dalthus Sector that The Ammobunker set up, in order that it's plausible for characters from that setting to appear, but the development is being handled on a more ad-hoc basis, keeping the big picture somewhat vague so that it's harder to write things into a corner down the line.

It's yet to get a wiki - partly because it's only been used for three small events so far, and partly because I've yet to decide whether it should be separate from the Carthax one or whether to re-organise the Carthax wiki to cover both and keep all the Inquisitory goodness in the same place.

As far as broad details, it's out towards the Eastern Fringe, there are some sub-sector names (and rough descriptions)...

... and currently it's suffering from being on the fringes of a warp storm (the last event saw the players fail to deflect an oncoming warp storm).

But other than that, it hasn't even really got many planet names or major NPCs set up. People like the sector governor, head of the sector conclave, etc still aren't named. Now that Abraxis is starting to be more used, I'll probably fill in some of the big gaps (once I decide how to handle the wiki), but mostly the intent is to let people add new bits as they're needed.

The event won't be happening on any single world within the Abraxis sector though. Different scenarios will be happening in different places, as Inquisitor Carren has been at large through large portions of the sector, so the evidence both for and against him is widely spread.
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Re: Abyss - 3rd November, 28mm, Dark Sphere Megastore
« Reply #34 on: October 04, 2018, 04:45:35 PM »
Ticket bought - see y'all there.

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Re: Abyss - 3rd November, 28mm, Dark Sphere Megastore
« Reply #35 on: October 09, 2018, 01:57:31 PM »
Greetings all!

Those of you specifically watching this event were deliberately notified first about tickets going on sale, but I'm now about to start advertising the event more widely in order to fill up more of the spaces.

I know from the ticket sales feedback that not everyone who's recently expressed interest has grabbed their ticket yet, so make sure you don't miss out!

https://billetto.co.uk/e/310943
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Re: Abyss - 3rd November, 28mm, Dark Sphere Megastore
« Reply #36 on: October 15, 2018, 09:25:24 PM »
Okay, I think I've got that weekend clear.
my remaining dilemma is which warband to choose:
Mordecai's warband is painted.
Samantha's warband is not painted, and Jack is not built. I could paint what I have, say Jack and x personnel are off on other missions while Samantha's attention is here, but that wouldn't be much fun without Jack.

It doesn't help that I'm scrambling like mad to paint about 21 guard to a good standard for kill team:
I've painted 10 kasrkin.
I've got 6 Not-Kasrkin to paint
5 Tempestus Scions to paint
10 guard to paint, comprising:
1 Praetorian
1 Savlar sergeant who is wearing a greatcoat, commissar style.
1 explorator with a flamer (GSC convert)
1 catachan with a flamer (mixed parts like mad)
2 cadians (one with a meltagun)
1 ex-imperial navy guy who is now guard.
3 cadians with green (or red) berets.

All for a halloween event a few days beforehand.

Mordecai is probably my best bet. No explanation for it, but still...
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Re: Abyss - 3rd November, 28mm, Dark Sphere Megastore
« Reply #37 on: October 20, 2018, 04:53:48 PM »
Ticket sales for Abyss have been lower than expected compared to the responses I'd received previously.

If you have not purchased your ticket because you now wish to or need to back out, PLEASE ACTUALLY TELL ME, because the number of tables booked was based on people's responses, and otherwise we will be paying for the hire of tables we're not using.
(And if it's a case that you're not attending because you don't like something about the event, it would be appreciated if you could explain what that is).

Otherwise, please purchase a ticket sooner rather than later (or at least inform me that you'll be buying later), as based on current numbers I am going to have to scale back our booking and there may not actually be space for you if you delay.

This event was intended partially to test the water for an ongoing series of events and a community-wide running narrative where people could link their own stories into a bigger picture, but if we stumble at the first hurdle, that cannot happen.
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Re: Abyss - 3rd November, 28mm, Dark Sphere Megastore
« Reply #38 on: October 20, 2018, 05:15:10 PM »
Iíve finished a boatload of models today, more than I need if Iím being honest!  ;D

If youíre left with extra costs because of bailers/no shows, Iím happy to put in a little more. It shouldnít land on you, thatís not cool. Same if we want extra tables or whatever, just lemme know.

Howís the spread of participants looking? I can muster warbands for any of the factions at this point, so do you need any particular slots filled?

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Re: Abyss - 3rd November, 28mm, Dark Sphere Megastore
« Reply #39 on: October 20, 2018, 05:55:54 PM »
Ditto - I had to hold off my ticket due to budget, but it's purchased now.
I can try to support with costs, but please don't ask me until just after the 26th (I don't get paid till then).

I'm hoping to get my remaining guard killteam models painted this week to give me just enough time to throw at painting other models just in case I want to use someone other than Mordecai for this event.

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Re: Abyss - 3rd November, 28mm, Dark Sphere Megastore
« Reply #40 on: October 20, 2018, 09:25:46 PM »
Frustratingly, these London events seem to be convenient enough that folks don't feel the need to commit ahead of time.

I'll be there, and am also happy to chip in so you aren't caught with an over-sized table hire fee Marco.

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Re: Abyss - 3rd November, 28mm, Dark Sphere Megastore
« Reply #41 on: Yesterday at 09:53:59 AM »
Okay, most of my killteam are now done aside from some (probably unnecessary) scions.

I've got an idea for an Abraxis-specific Inquisitor, and I've picked out a couple of good minis to use for his entourage - I may need to expand it further due to casualties/events? Is it advisable to have a larger stable of characters to choose from across an event like this in case of injuries?

The theme is hats - no helmets.

I'll skim the player pack and see where I'm at. Thankfully with my rushing the killteam painting, I now have two weeks to get this done - if I try to maintain pace, not only will I have my minis for the event painted, but I might even have a surplus, and still manage to paint those scions. Cross fingers!

E: Looks like I only need to paint 2 minis, and I'll be good to go.
I've got one already, plus 3 guard minis from the killteam stuff I just painted.
I'm thinking the 3 guard are either individual chars, or maybe just an NPC mob, not sure yet.
Thoughts?
« Last Edit: Yesterday at 06:12:58 PM by mcjomar »
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