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Salute - 18th April 2020, ExCeL London
« on: June 02, 2019, 12:03:31 PM »
Updating this initial post, we have been accepted for a 54mm scale display game at Salute, with a 6'x5' table at our disposal. (I considered larger, but this is already larger than we use for many of our games and it obviously increases the amount of terrain that would need to be transported. Also, it could have impacted our chances of acceptance).

Planning and such will now commence; I'm still looking for volunteers to assist in varying areas - as players, providing resources such as models or terrain, crowd wrangling or for those who won't be able to deliver themselves in person, potentially co-writing and editing.

Depending on numbers, the plan may end up being to split it into a morning and afternoon scenario, in order to give more people the chance to get involved, as well as free people up to peruse the show themselves.

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Once again, I'm proposing putting on a showcase Inquisitor game at Salute (as I have been for a few years now), and submissions have today opened up for Salute 2020.

Any such game wouldn't be one of our standard open events, but an opportunity for dedicated veterans to show off our hobby to several thousand gamers from around the world (plus many more following online)

It's entirely free to run a game (unless we need mains power), we can request as much table space as we need (tables are 6' by 2'6") and we get four free passes for the job (further passes are 10 each)

As before, I'm assuming we'd probably run a morning game and an afternoon game (as I don't think it would be a good idea to stretch one game out over the entire day; I think we want to keep it playing briskly), with a hefty break for people to do some exploring, and that I will be GMing for at least one of those games, but those arrangements could be mixed around heavily. (I might be a player or I might not be involved at all, if we as a community think there's someone better for the job).

I think it's something we could make a good showing of (we have a habit of drawing attention at our other events), and I have an ever-growing collection of portable Inquisitor terrain, so I still think we should be taking a stab at it.

I'm looking at this being a 54mm game (for a display game, scratch-built 54mm vehicles are going to stand out more), but I would like to have some 28mm figures on display as part of the overall package.

I know it's problematic for people to commit this early on (and space fills up fairly fast), so this time I'm proposing that if there's enough interest we put in a submission and withdraw later on if it should become clear people won't be available.
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Re: Salute - 18th April 2020, ExCeL London
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2019, 11:18:45 PM »
As in previous years, I'm up for it.

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Re: Salute - 18th April 2020, ExCeL London
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2019, 11:00:01 PM »
Double-posting, and perhaps not perfectly on topic:

Listening to the Dragged Into Turbolasers podcast, there was a discussion about getting Inq28 convention games, invitationals and display games arranged.
The UK scene (or lack thereof) and Salute specifically was mentioned, briefly.

Would it be fruitful/desirable to reach out to them, or that cabal of Inq28 personalities, if there is going to be a table for Salute 2020?

Pros:
More word of mouth.

Cons:
I know it is planned to be a 54mm event, and that wee cult deals in smaller toys.
I don't know if anyone could/would want to devote time to talking/writing about it with them - I'm pretty sure I couldn't.

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Re: Salute - 18th April 2020, ExCeL London
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2019, 12:51:41 AM »
If we're confirmed for this, I can probably make it. It will depend on the final date chosen for the spring concert I'm involved in.
As Salute is a 1-day event, that increases the odds for me.
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Re: Salute - 18th April 2020, ExCeL London
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2019, 03:27:41 PM »
We're not yet confirmed, but I think we've got enough interest that we can probably take a stab at an application and hope we can drag the numbers together if people drop out later.
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Re: Salute - 18th April 2020, ExCeL London
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2019, 12:49:42 PM »
Can people please recheck their calendars and get back to me on this? I've left the registration as late as I think is reasonably safe, and would like to get it in fairly soon.
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Re: Salute - 18th April 2020, ExCeL London
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2019, 12:55:01 PM »
I've had enough volunteers that I've put in an application. It's by no means guaranteed, but here's hoping.

I'd still welcome other offers of help and ask people to keep checking their calendars - the more possible volunteers we have, the better proofed we are against drop-outs and it wouldn't hurt to have more people to handle things on the day.
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Re: Salute - 18th April 2020, ExCeL London
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2019, 12:14:33 PM »
And now I've checked some of the details in the e-mail I was sent, I can say that we have been accepted for a 54mm scale display game at Salute 2020, with a 6'x5' table at our disposal.
(I considered larger, but this is already larger than we use for many of our games and it obviously increases the amount of terrain that would need to be transported. Also, it could have impacted our chances of acceptance).

Planning and such will now commence; I'm still looking for volunteers to assist in varying areas - as players, providing resources such as models or terrain, crowd wrangling or for those who won't be able to deliver themselves in person, potentially co-writing and editing.

Depending on numbers, the plan may end up being to split it into a morning and afternoon scenario, in order to give more people the chance to get involved, as well as free people up to peruse the show themselves.
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Re: Salute - 18th April 2020, ExCeL London
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2019, 11:00:01 AM »
That's great news!
6'x5' is bucket loads of room for a game and a display sideboard.
I'll probably bring my small collection of 28mm toys as well, as something a little more accessible after the attention grabbing 54mm models, unless folks would prefer a solidly 54mm-focused arrangement.

I'll try to finish up the many 54mm projects I've got kicking around, so I should be able to bring a few more models than the familiar Mechanicus gitz too.
Do you have any specific requests? NPC, generic scatter terrain, objective-marker-lookin'-things, a kitbashed vehicle or two?

I think an AM and PM scenario would be best - I'm going to need some time to roam.
I'd be happy to have public nerds play a couple of turns with my toys while I'm away, in the interest of community engagement.

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Re: Salute - 18th April 2020, ExCeL London
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2019, 04:42:15 AM »
I'll probably bring my small collection of 28mm toys as well, as something a little more accessible after the attention grabbing 54mm models, unless folks would prefer a solidly 54mm-focused arrangement.
I'm playing my gamesmaster's decree here; we will be promoting both scales.

I won't insist that the exhibitors on the day be avid 28mm players, but I won't accept any rivalry. While I picked 54mm for being more distinctive (and I also thought that an unusual scale increased the odds that the SL Warlords would be interested), we have to accept that it's not easily accessible to everyone, especially not these days.

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Do you have any specific requests? NPC, generic scatter terrain, objective-marker-lookin'-things, a kitbashed vehicle or two?
As of yet, no. Most of those things will probably be useful, but I'll need to nail down specific scenario ideas before I've got exact requests.

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I think an AM and PM scenario would be best - I'm going to need some time to roam.
That is hopefully the plan; the final schedule will depend on how many volunteers are available.

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I'd be happy to have public nerds play a couple of turns with my toys while I'm away, in the interest of community engagement.
Well, we're specifically booked in as an exhibition rather than participation game.

While a participation game isn't unthinkable some other year (Inquisitor can be pretty accessible with a good GM), the plan this time around is to put on something dramatic and eye-catching; a big part of the pay-off for us will be if we can get any coverage on wargaming news sites or blogs, extending our reach past just the footfall on the day.

But big showy games, while good at grabbing attention, are sort of the direct antithesis of keeping things manageable for complete newbies.
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