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Title: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Kaled on November 24, 2010, 05:21:08 PM
EDIT: Added list of possible attendees.

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Afternoon all,

The 2011 Inquisitor Grand Tournament will take place at Warhammer World on Saturday, 26th March 2011.

The briefing pack is now available from the Dark Magenta website;
http://www.darkmagenta.co.uk/IGT11_briefing_pack.pdf

Tickets are £10 in advance until 14th March, or £12 on the door.

As in the past, I hope to arrange pizzas for lunch - details to follow as soon as I get a menu from WHW.

 - Dave




So far the following people have expressed an interest in attending - let me know if you want adding to the list;
 - MarcoSkoll
 - PrecinctOmega
 - Van Helser
 - Holiad
 - Myriad
 - Heroka Vendile
 - Necris
 - Robskib + 2-5 friends
 - Greenstuff Gav
 - Karandras
 - Sumaki
 - Adlan
 - Adam Cunis
 - Zirone
 - mattausten86
 - Stormgrad
 - Frostspear
 - Aurelius 12

I should add that not all of those are definites - and certainly not all have bought tickets yet.



I know it's still months away, but I've just had a note from the WHW folks to re-confirm the booking so I thought it worthwhile reminding everyone so they can ask Santa for new models and paints and start thinking about their warbands and scenarios.

The IGT will follow pretty much the same format as the last few years but I'll produce a new pack for the event closer to the time.  The cost should be the same as before (£10-12) and entrants will take part in four games, one of which they will GM (some people may have to GM more than one game).  As before, players will need to bring 1-3 PCs (plus any NPCs they want for their scenario) plus all the usual gaming paraphernalia.

Entrants will be judged in four areas, Game Mastering, Playing, Painting & Modelling, and the Inquisition (some sort of quiz).  I'm considering relegating the Inquisition to more of a tie-breaker role, but I'll let you know (and if anyone has any opinions on the matter then drop me a PM).

Full details to follow - probably early in the new year...

 - Dave
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: precinctomega on November 24, 2010, 09:46:11 PM
I certainly intend to attend - as a competitor for the first time!

I have no objection to any format changes you should care to make.  I don't have any sense of ownership except as a member of the community.

I do have a suggestion, though: prize support.

Obviously, prize support comes from the ticket sales.  I always considered it fair to cover my expenses (printing, travel etc) from the ticket sales as I wasn't playing myself and was giving up a day of my valuable weekends for essentially other people's benefit, which meant that prize support was invariably modest, as the day itself cost me about £50-60.

I'd like to invite people who can do so, when sending money for their entry fee, whatever Dave sets it at, to consider adding a little more; be it 50p, £1, £2 or whatever.  Every little extra will go to boosting the prize support.  You may recall I had a plan to commission some custom art to commemorate past winners and that's still on my radar (I'm still working with the artist in question).  With a little more cash, we could still make it happen.

R.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: greenstuff_gav on November 24, 2010, 10:02:58 PM
You may recall I had a plan to commission some custom art
his commission price is pretty good as i recall.. have been tempted, luckily a lack of Deviant Art Account has saved me :D

i want to go, but have no idea what my shift is gonna be till the new year :(
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Heroka Vendile on November 25, 2010, 01:43:11 AM
Naturally I register my interest in attending for a 2nd time after having to skip Dec 2009. However as a currently unemployed graduate, I haven't got a clue what my situation will be come that date, so I can't say for sure till nearer the time.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Kaled on November 25, 2010, 07:41:19 AM
Another thing - WHW is also going to start charging external groups & clubs for hiring the hall for large events, starting next year.  It definitely won't affect the 2011 IGT but may hit future events.  I don't have any more details than that, but will let you all know if I hear any more.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Necris on November 25, 2010, 11:22:49 AM
I'm suffering withdrawal symptoms so I want to go

but I have no idea what I'm working on sunday so I'm not holding my breath for find out what i'm working in march and if I do book it as holiday i'll more than likely loose it anyway...
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: RobSkib on November 25, 2010, 01:01:39 PM
I'm down for this cause as usual! If there's anything I can do or make to help out, you know I will.

Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Van Helser on November 25, 2010, 05:57:15 PM
I'm in. I'll start pricing up flights and so on.

Ruaridh
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Kaled on November 27, 2010, 05:58:12 PM
I've had a couple of people e-mail me asking whether they could do anything to help, such as donating prizes. That would be much appreciated - but of course no one should feel they have to donate anything, and it's probably best that donations are anonymous, at least until scores are announced - don't want there to be accusations of bribing the tournament organiser!
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: MarcoSkoll on November 27, 2010, 07:35:21 PM
I think the biggest thing anyone could do to help the Tournament is get people there. Drag mates out of bed at 2 AM if you have to, but every extra body there will help promote the game.
If we want to show GW that Inquisitor still has a following, this needs  to be much more than the 8 people we had in 2009.

Anyway, it should go without saying that I'm in, short of any shenanigans between then and now.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: RobSkib on November 28, 2010, 01:04:26 PM
I can think of that many people who I can coerce into coming, so we could double our numbers from last year! That's a very big 'could' though, getting them out of the house is the hard part :(
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Van Helser on November 28, 2010, 01:10:44 PM
That's my flight booked.  It's non-refundable too, so no matter what, I'll be down south that weekend.  That's at least one person ready to play then!

Ruaridh
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: MarcoSkoll on December 18, 2010, 01:26:56 PM
Looking out of my window, it seems there may have been a silver lining in that we couldn't have the IGT this December.
Given the weather recently, we'd likely have been hit hard by travel difficulties. (Although it wasn't this bad at the start of the month - at least around where I live - it wouldn't have helped.)

If winter weather keeps going the way it has in recent years, it seems March IGTs will be a good thing.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Heroka Vendile on December 18, 2010, 01:59:43 PM
If winter weather keeps going the way it has in recent years, it seems March IGTs will be a good thing.
until Katla erupts and Ruaridh can no longer fly south that is ;)
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: MarcoSkoll on December 18, 2010, 03:45:57 PM
Yes, but if the airports, roads, trains, etc, are closed because of heavy snow, no-one is going to get there...
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: karandras_sh on December 21, 2010, 03:11:51 PM
Looks like I can make it this year, after not being able to defend my crown last time. I will also see if Sumaki, Overlord/smiff and Koss are able to come.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Kaled on December 23, 2010, 10:57:28 AM
Here's a question for the mathematically minded among you, and I know it's something PO also struggled with, and that's how to optimise the games so that entrants play as many different people as possible. In the past players have found themselves playing some people more than once and others not at all.

Each game must have one GM plus 2-3 players.  Each entrant must GM at least one game (some may have to GM a second depending on numbers). Preferably each entrant should meet each other once and no more than twice.

It sounds easy, but turns out not to be - especially as I don't know how many people will turn up.

Any ideas?

 - Dave
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Kaled on December 23, 2010, 11:15:36 AM
Oh, and I should have said that there'll be four games.

Given time I can figure out something pretty good on a bit of paper, but on the day there won't be time to do that (and the more people turn up, the longer it'll take and the less time I'll have). I can bring a computer, so a spreadsheet or algorithm I can run would be ideal!!!
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: MarcoSkoll on December 23, 2010, 02:57:09 PM
Oooh, now that's an interesting puzzle.

I can try that. Aside from obviously needing to be able to handle late players (and, unlikely as I hope it is, leaving players), I think some of these would be nice:

- If there are any players who want to say they're less experienced, then try and avoid putting them at the same table, particularly if one of them is GMing.
- If people are at the same table as each other twice, try to make it so they're not both players both times (i.e. one of them is GMing in at least one of the games).
- Avoid putting any combination of three people together twice.
- If we have three person games, try and minimise the number which any one person will play in.

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Preferably each entrant should meet each other once and no more than twice.
Now, here's the tricky question. Which of these is more important?

I was looking at last year's situation (eight people), and I can find solutions that mean that everyone meets everyone else at least once (and with people GMing the right games, I think it can be that no two people are both players at the same table twice*), and solutions where nobody meets each other more than twice, but I think it's impossible to do both at the same time.
*I can certainly manage two people never being players together three times.

It should be said that if we go past twelve people, it's impossible for everyone to meet each other. (Three other people at each of four games means at most twelve people you're meeting with in the day, and because of the way thirteen people would have to be split into games, it's not possible to get everyone to meet everyone.)
At that point, we have to make it "meet as many other players as possible".

But at the same time, more people means it's easier to find combinations that don't need doubles...
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Kaled on December 23, 2010, 10:40:35 PM
All good points. Personally I think it's more important that people get to play against as many different people as possible. But in some cases I don't think there is an optimal solution. I've struggled with this on and off for a while but not been able to hit on the perfect solution yet - or rather, I haven't been able to figure out what the perfect solution is. Earlier today I realised that also players wouldn't want to have to play on the same table over and over again.

I do have a plan B - and that's to assign GMs, give them a random table and draw lots for which players go in which game...
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: MarcoSkoll on December 24, 2010, 12:58:23 AM
Personally I think it's more important that people get to play against as many different people as possible. But in some cases I don't think there is an optimal solution.
Often, yes, I don't think there is an ideal solution.

There's certainly no magic "everyone meets everyone else exactly once", no matter how many people we get, because there's a crossover between too many people to get everyone to meet everyone, and too few to not have people meeting twice - despite that it sounds counter intuitive!

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Earlier today I realised that also players wouldn't want to have to play on the same table over and over again.
True. But if the table itself is treated as if it were another individual which it's trying to avoid matching, that can be taken into account.
(Well, not exactly as if it were another individual, or then you'd get it doing something stupid like having two tables playing each other.)

Still, how big an issue this may be will depend on how many tables there are. How many are booked at the moment?

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I do have a plan B - and that's to assign GMs, give them a random table and draw lots for which players go in which game...
Perhaps not elegant, but certainly workable. A random assignment should tend towards the mathematical average (in this case, the average is roughly the same as our ideal), but as we all know, chance is a fickle thing.

But I have to admit that random tables scare me as an idea.
I've already mostly written my scenario (Hell, I started typing back in January!), and while it's not too fussy about the type of table it can be played on, there are some tables where I'd have to make concessions or fall back on one of my "Plan B" scenarios.

With that concern (no doubt shared by others) in mind, my choice would be to let the GMs pick their preferred table at the start, then organise the games into their time slots to get as many of them that table as possible. From there, I'd assign people to those games, getting as many people meeting each other as possible (keeping the number of repeat meetings or times on the same table down*).
*And when these things do have to happen, not in consecutive games - if possible.

Letting the GMs pick their table gives the best chance of their game playing out well, and ultimately, I'm more concerned about enjoyable games than that the table was fairly assigned by random chance.
And while I can't speak for everyone, I wouldn't be as content in victory (in the unlikely event I win), if I felt I had won because someone else had lost out badly on their GMing score because of an unlucky table assignment.

I suppose the obvious examples are if a GM wants to run a vehicle scenario (or something else with a sizeable prop/objective) but gets a table where he can't actually fit it on there, or if he wants a horror scenario with short lines of sight but gets rolling plains.
At least some confidence they could veto really bad tables would allow people to be a little more inventive in their scenario design. You're a bit limited when you have leave in absolute flexibility for any terrain.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Sumaki on December 24, 2010, 01:24:43 AM
This is Sumaki Reporting in. Should be able to come this time, already feeling anxious about GMing a game, but have a few ideas.
New models will need to be built and painted.. hmmmm  ;D
where did i put that holiday form?
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Kaled on December 24, 2010, 08:11:24 AM
Perhaps not elegant, but certainly workable. A random assignment should tend towards the mathematical average (in this case, the average is roughly the same as our ideal), but as we all know, chance is a fickle thing.
The big advantage, for me anyway, is that it's not my fault if players meet over and over again - instead they'll have to blame it on fate, chance, luck, Tzeentch, or their deity of choice. It's definite not the way I'd like to do things, but it'll do if no one comes up with a better solution.

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But I have to admit that random tables scare me as an idea.
I think I booked eight gaming tables, and we're unlikely to use them all so will be asked to give up any we don't use. I don't want to end up in a situation where we're hanging onto a table all day because someone has chosen to GM on it in the last game of the day. So, it's unlikely that there will be a completely free choice of table and so I may have players draw lots for choice of table. I may do a quick poll as to which tables we keep, and we'll want to keep a range of different table types, plus as usual I'll grab any useful looking terrain from the tables we give up so players will probably have some chance to move terrain around. It is worth saying that GMs will have to make their scenarios as flexible as possible as there will be no guarantees about what sort of table you get.

Also worth saying is that you don't have to be an experienced player to enter. I'd never GM'd a game when I first entered and I'd only played about four games. As long as you have a fair grasp of the rules then you're welcome to participate. Other entrants will be happy to help you out if need be, and although lack of knowledge about the rules may cost you a point or two, there are plenty of areas to pick up points.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: MarcoSkoll on December 24, 2010, 05:22:54 PM
I think I booked eight gaming tables, and we're unlikely to use them all so will be asked to give up any we don't use. I don't want to end up in a situation where we're hanging onto a table all day because someone has chosen to GM on it in the last game of the day.
That's just down to the order the games are played in, so it should be possible to put any such games at the start of the day, then give up those tables at lunch time.
It shouldn't even be a challenge to get an algorithm to organise the games so that it could avoid leaving a table unused for two consecutive slots (thus stopping the table from looking completely unused and being asked to give it up).

That kind of thing is the easy part. Trying to optimise the assignment of players is where it gets tougher.

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It is worth saying that GMs will have to make their scenarios as flexible as possible as there will be no guarantees about what sort of table you get.
Obviously there are never going to be guarantees, but offering the choice that's available means the players can have a bit more choice in what they do than the "There's a MacGuffin somewhere on the table which you're trying to find/get to first" routine.

Like I said, this year my approach to get around the table problem has been to write several scenarios, each intended for different terrain (and different variations of each intended for different warbands.)
It'd be a bit of a blow if I didn't get to do the one I really want to, and the downside is that I'm doing the work for several scenarios, but it means I can be more inventive.

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Other entrants will be happy to help you out if need be, and although lack of knowledge about the rules may cost you a point or two, there are plenty of areas to pick up points.
Although, I'd sooner stress that, like Whose Line is it Anyway: "The points don't matter."

Not really, at least. Yes, it decides the ultimate victor and who comes away with the prizes, but let's be quite honest - we're all there to play Inquisitor, not because we particularly want to win.
Sure, I'll be trying to win, but more because that'd mean I'd contributed to making some really enjoyable games.

Unless you've actually made it so I'd prefer not to have played the game (for which you'd have to be a right jerk who seemed unwilling to learn the rules and didn't get the spirit of the game), then I'm cool with it.
Emperor knows that I wasn't an ideal player last year.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Kaled on December 24, 2010, 07:02:32 PM
It shouldn't even be a challenge to get an algorithm to organise the games so that it could avoid leaving a table unused for two consecutive slots (thus stopping the table from looking completely unused and being asked to give it up).
To be honest, if WHW is busy then I'd rather give up tables instead of hanging onto them by using them on and off all day - if it's quiet then hanging onto them is not a problem. I think last year was the only time players were given any choice about which table they got to GM on, every other year they've just been assigned. So all I can say is when designing a scenario make sure it is flexible enough to cope with different terrain setup as well as being able to cope with either two or three players, as well as taking into account that players could bring anything from Astartes to ogryns.

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Although, I'd sooner stress that, like Whose Line is it Anyway: "The points don't matter."
Ordinarily I'd agree with you 100%, but since players are being asked to pay to take part then my level of agreement is a bit lower.  :)
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: MarcoSkoll on December 24, 2010, 09:31:56 PM
Ordinarily I'd agree with you 100%, but since players are being asked to pay to take part then my level of agreement is a bit lower.
The entry fee is probably way less than the journey for most people. Figure in the costs of preparing my scenario(s)* as well, even bagging the first prize would likely be a net financial loss.
Like I said, I'm trying for the top spot because I think I owe it to my fellow players to be the best player/GM I can be.

In my opinion, if anyone's considering not turning up because they don't think they'll win, they're doing a good job of cheating themselves of an enjoyable day with some of the most dedicated players out there. (Anyone who'll dredge themselves out of bed at early o'clock and make a several hour journey across the country to play is dedicated enough to be well worth playing with.)

*That's another thing to take into account. The upside to having several scenarios prepared means that if called upon to GM twice, I don't have to run the same game. However, as other people might not be thus prepared, make extra efforts not to give second time GMs the same players.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Adlan on December 25, 2010, 09:55:50 AM
Prizes are unimportant compared to the fun of the day. I'll try and be there.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Hadriel Caine on December 25, 2010, 05:56:59 PM
I am very happy this is in march, I assumed i'd missed it over the winter break. I'll try to rope George and Mike in and see what my term dates are next year.

Really hope to be able to make it.

oh and MERRY CHRISTMAS btw :)
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Heroka Vendile on December 26, 2010, 02:15:57 AM
but as we all know, chance is a fickle thing.
Like when PO spun the chamber on a nerf revolver with a single dart and still got Adam in the head with the first shot to choose him as the extra GM at one of our past events.

If a good system can be devised to make people encounter each other a minimum of times (especially warband v warband) that'd be a good thing all round, for one thing it helps the community mix more and prevents you from travelling all that way only to find yourself playing against your regular opponents.

I remember at the 2008 IGT, despite a fairly sizeable turnout (16 or so I think?), Ruaridh and I played against each other 1-on-1 twice in the 4 games, having travelled down together and being regular opponents in Glasgow at the time.
Don't get me wrong, they were great games (with amazing psychic rolls on my behalf and crushingly bad dice on Ruaridhs :P) and such things simply can't be helped sometimes, especially with lower numbers.

I seem to lost quite where I was going with this...

happy christmas?
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: MarcoSkoll on December 26, 2010, 03:24:18 AM
...prevents you from travelling all that way only to find yourself playing against your regular opponents.
... ah, now that's another idea. Telling a system it didn't have to try to match up regular players would be really easy. (Just tell it there was a game zero where those players had played each other.)

Still, there is the question of what's just too much gimmickry. Entering a ream of data at the start would be... pretty unspontaneous, and could take a few minutes - although, preregistrations could have been put in the day before or something to save time on the day.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Kaled on December 26, 2010, 09:36:30 AM
I think the system has to give everyone the same chance of playing everyone else to keep it fair. Playing against someone you play regularly is not ideal from a 'meeting new people' point of view, but from a tournament point of view I see no reason to give players any choice about who they do or do not play.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: MarcoSkoll on December 26, 2010, 02:41:01 PM
Well, as you said, people are being asked to pay to take part, so it seems a shame not to make the efforts to make everyone's games the best they can be. Trying to get GMs their preferred tables, not having lots of newbies at the same table and allowing people to play with people other than they normally do.

Like I said, I don't see it as a competition. But, as you're the event organiser, if you want strict "tournament" fairness, then I guess we do just that and shuffle players onto tables with indistinction.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Kaled on December 26, 2010, 03:12:03 PM
My feeling is that as it's billed as a tournament, then it should be played as one. WHW plan to start charging people to hire tables for these sort of events from sometime next year (we narrowly avoided having to pay for the IGT), so players are likely to be asked to pay at all future Conclave events and those less competitive campaign days are, I believe, the place to take such things as you mentioned into account.

I was going to stick with the usual formula for the IGT but if more people want to do differently then say so.  I'm happy to change things and go with the majority opinion...
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: MarcoSkoll on December 26, 2010, 07:44:52 PM
My feeling is that as it's billed as a tournament, then it should be played as one.
Fair enough. I guess we do the best we can to get everybody meeting once, what we can to stop them meeting three times, get them GMing one of their double (or triple) meetings, try to avoid any group of three meeting twice and try to keep people from playing the same table twice.

... then just hope that people don't end up playing their regular lot.

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I was going to stick with the usual formula for the IGT.
On that note, did we reach a conclusion about the Inquisition and whether it would be reduced to a tiebreaker?
My vote would be that if it's left as an actual point scoring category, I would have it as some kind of puzzle, not a knowledge quiz.

A puzzle/mystery where the player has actually had to work over clues and think it through is worth points.
A knowledge quiz where the player just had to bring a laptop and search Lexicanum is less so.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Adlan on December 27, 2010, 02:29:30 PM
I would definitely be against a puzzle being a point scoring category. I don't think it's a good test of an inquisitor player/GM. I'd rather have a knowledge test or puzzle as a tie breaker.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Kaled on December 27, 2010, 08:20:44 PM
I think it's going to be a puzzle/quiz on the 40k background with particular reference to fluff about the Inquisition, and will probably only be used as a tie breaker.

Or not, if I change my mind and manage to come up with something better...
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: greenstuff_gav on December 27, 2010, 08:58:35 PM
I would definitely be against a puzzle being a point scoring category. I don't think it's a good test of an inquisitor player/GM. I'd rather have a knowledge test or puzzle as a tie breaker.

especially for those of us who bump up our SG to compensate for RL knowledge / attention span :D
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: JoelMcKickass on December 28, 2010, 03:05:04 PM
I should be able to attend, but i'm not sure just yet, my 21st birthday is on the 29th of March, and we're just sorting out whether the do is on the 26th, or in April.

Personally i'd be quite pleased to go to this one week, then get destroyed the week after.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Kaled on January 02, 2011, 03:39:11 PM
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t286/kaled100/Random%20Pics/poster-pic3.jpg)

Afternoon all,

The 2011 Inquisitor Grand Tournament will take place at Warhammer World on Saturday, 26th March 2011.

The briefing pack is now available from the Dark Magenta website;
http://www.darkmagenta.co.uk/IGT11_briefing_pack.pdf

Tickets are £10 in advance until 14th March, or £12 on the door.

As in the past, I hope to arrange pizzas for lunch - details to follow as soon as I get a menu from WHW.

 - Dave


P.S. I'll post this on a few forums in the near future, but feel free to distribute the details - copies of the poster can be found here (http://darkmagenta.co.uk/IGT11_poster.pdf) and here (http://darkmagenta.co.uk/IGT11_poster_pic.jpg).  
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: MarcoSkoll on January 02, 2011, 07:49:55 PM
Have I ever mentioned that I hate train networks? Looking at my options, I either have to spend hours, or risk missing tight changeovers of only 5 or 6 minutes.
Fortunately, it seems there is an option where if I miss a connection, there's another train about half an hour after, so I wouldn't be too late.

So, now I need to find where I have I left my cheque book. I don't think I've used it in years.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Kaled on January 02, 2011, 08:52:41 PM
If anyone spots and issues with the player pack, let me know so I can get it fixed asap. Also, I've put together the Inquisition, which will be used as a tie-breaker as the answers can be found on the internet if you know where to look (although I did find a few typos on Lexicanum, so don't rely on it!).
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Easy E on January 04, 2011, 06:16:28 PM
Khaled, what forums are you posting on all ready.  I don't want to miss that it is all ready posted, and then recycle posts.   I will be able to help spread the good word.

Also, I got a lot of traffic by contacting the Mods at Warseer and having them put a blurb up on their homepage.   
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Kaled on January 04, 2011, 06:29:55 PM
I've only posted it on Warseer so far, but everyone should feel free to post it anywhere that they feel if appropriate - if you do that, please post a link on here so I can keep an eye on any discussion and answer any questions.

That's a good idea about contacting the Warseer mods - I'll drop them a line (do you happen to know who's the person to contact?).
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: MarcoSkoll on January 04, 2011, 07:13:20 PM
It's disappointing to remember that the 2008 IGT was promoted amongst WD's events page - seems hopelessly unlikely these days. (We'd need to be GCN registered, wouldn't we?)
I always regretted not be able to make the 2008 IGT - it'd've been nice to have met the members of the Dev team, and it's probably not going to happen again.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: precinctomega on January 07, 2011, 01:08:06 PM
Wintermute is the one to contact at Warseer, Dave.

R.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: GAZKUL on January 11, 2011, 07:32:47 PM
I don't suppose there'll be anything north of the border?
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Kaled on January 11, 2011, 08:21:46 PM
Well, if you organise it, you get to choose the venue!

Given the price list for booking events future at WHW I think we'll be priced out of there so will be looking for a new venue.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Kaled on January 11, 2011, 10:16:42 PM
Double post alert!

Wintermute has agreed to post a news item about the IGT on the front page of Warseer - if you're a member of that forum, and plan on coming to the event (or just want to discuss it) please post in the thread here (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=288376).  Hopefully a bit of discussion might tempt a few more people to join us...
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: MarcoSkoll on January 12, 2011, 07:02:58 AM
Given the price list for booking events future at WHW I think we'll be priced out of there so will be looking for a new venue.
Yeah, I was discussing that on Warseer. I get the idea that it might only be directed at people who are looking for exclusive use of large parts of the hall, but if it's not, it puts such a premium per head on smaller events as to make them nearly impossible.

Next one at Maelstrom's gaming centre in Mansfield then?

Also, I've headed over to go and post some tripe in the IGT's thread on Warseer, see if we can get that discussion going.
I've also put an advertimundament in my Warseer signature, so that might help spread the word while I'm arguing in the 40k General/Background sections.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Kaled on January 12, 2011, 07:30:58 AM
Yeah, I was discussing that on Warseer. I get the idea that it might only be directed at people who are looking for exclusive use of large parts of the hall, but if it's not, it puts such a premium per head on smaller events as to make them nearly impossible.
I have sent a few questions to the folks at WHW to ask about the impact this will have on small events such as ours, but the impression I got is that if you want to go through the events team (which means you can book a long way in advance), then you really need to book a load of tables.

Mansfield is a possibility for the future I guess, or I heard there's a gaming centre in the north west, and I'm sure there are other options true.  In fact, if anyone knows of any other options post them on here - we probably ought to evaluate all alternatives before deciding.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: greenstuff_gav on January 12, 2011, 09:02:52 AM
Next one at Maelstrom's gaming centre in Mansfield then?

i can get us the Gaming Centre at Triple Helix (http://triplehelixwargames.co.uk/) pretty easily if people want to venture south  ;D
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: MarcoSkoll on January 12, 2011, 09:54:22 AM
if you want to go through the events team (which means you can book a long way in advance)
Just how far away can you normally book? The GW website says 12 weeks, but I recall other people saying that it was only two months.

That might be long enough in advance enough to organise smaller events (so WHW might not be completely out as a venue for those), but it's clearly not long enough to manage something big like the IGT when we're trying to mobilise everybody at once.

Of course, we can always live in hope that we build up a community big enough to make a £200 fee trivial, but I really should quit my obscura habit.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: biggreengribbly on January 12, 2011, 05:26:06 PM
Odd, coulda sworn I had an account signed up for these boards... must have been one of the previous incarnations. Oh well.  LURKER DECLOAK!


On the bright side of the potential loss of WHW as a venue, I guess at an independant venue, a lot more of the lovely characters based on conversion of non-GW figures would be allowed to come out and play  ;D
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Kaled on January 12, 2011, 05:43:56 PM
True, because of course we would never use non-GW models at WHW - that would be bad. ;)

Bear in mind that the rules for the IGT state models should be predominantly GW - not that I care, and in the past WHW staff haven't cared either, but GW staff will be invited to judge the P&M round and their decision is final if they do decide to not allow non-GW models on their tables.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: precinctomega on January 12, 2011, 06:14:07 PM
There's also the North West Gaming Centre at Marauder Games in Stockport.

I'd add though that there was a booking fee system in place the last time we had a GT and we didn't have to pay.

R.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: biggreengribbly on January 12, 2011, 06:19:00 PM
True, because of course we would never use non-GW models at WHW - that would be bad. ;)

Bear in mind that the rules for the IGT state models should be predominantly GW - not that I care, and in the past WHW staff haven't cared either, but GW staff will be invited to judge the P&M round and their decision is final if they do decide to not allow non-GW models on their tables.

I was under the impression the stipulation in the IGT rules pack was in light of the fact it was being held in WHW. I'd have thought on their 'home turf' they'd have been strictest of all about such things. Granted, the scale of the place makes it easier to sneak things under their nose, 54mm suppliers tend to be rather low-radar anyway. Unless you're an Inquisitor player yourself, you'd hardly know a scratch-sculpt from a figure from another companies line anyway. It's not like you guys are proxying Warjacks for Dreadnoughts or anything...

In a bitter twist of irony, after two years of Not going to IGTs and Conclaves and whatnot due to only having character ideas that have over-elaborate conversion requirements (also being broke) what could be the last year at WHW (and thus in theory the 'GW only' rule) the only character I have a solid idea for is a relatively straightfoward conversion of one of the devout twins  >:(

Still likely to be too broke to go this year however.

Also too terrified of having to GM, never having even played the game before. >_>
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Kaled on January 12, 2011, 06:36:26 PM
I'd have thought on their 'home turf' they'd have been strictest of all about such things.
You might have thought that - but they haven't been too bothered in the past.  Generally, we don't tell them that models aren't GW and, as you say, they're confronted with so many intricate conversions and scratch sculpts that they're not likely to know which is which anyway.  However the rule at WHW is that models must be predominantly GW, so that's what the IGT rules say - I won't be enforcing that rule (on the grounds that I may well not know whether a model is sculpted from scratch or non-GW), but if GW want to enforce it then that's their prerogative.

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Also too terrified of having to GM, never having even played the game before. >_>
Well, having played before is not a prerequisite to enter, as long as you are familiar with the rules.  As for never having GM'd, that's the situation I was in the first year I entered and I did okay...
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Alta on January 12, 2011, 06:57:22 PM
Bear in mind that the rules for the IGT state models should be predominantly GW - not that I care, and in the past WHW staff haven't cared either, but GW staff will be invited to judge the P&M round and their decision is final if they do decide to not allow non-GW models on their tables.

Do you think they would allow self-sculpted models?
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Kaled on January 12, 2011, 07:04:20 PM
Do you think they would allow self-sculpted models?
Yes - sorry I should have made that clearer, models 'must' be GW or sculpted.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Kaled on January 12, 2011, 09:09:07 PM
The news article is now up on the Warseer homepage - just hope it does the job and attracts a few new players.

http://www.warseer.com/event_news/inquisitor_grand_tournament_2011
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: greenstuff_gav on January 12, 2011, 11:04:00 PM
Do you think they would allow self-sculpted models?
Yes - sorry I should have made that clearer, models 'must' be GW or sculpted.

my Adeptus Mechanicus crew (http://buildyourimagination.co.uk/minis/conclavegt09.php?i=DSCI0297.jpg) from the last one (2009!) had two fully sculpted miniatures in it... helped a little (http://www.the-conclave.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=417.0) ;D
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: MarcoSkoll on January 13, 2011, 03:39:09 AM
Didn't much help me, despite having had all three models fully sculpted (apart from a few plastic bits scrounged from my bitz box). Mind you, that was poor timekeeping - I'd not left myself long enough for the painting and the colour scheme suffered.

Which reminds me, I really must get to work on the models I'm bringing.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: RobSkib on January 13, 2011, 10:56:39 AM
Count me down, Dave! I'll paypal through the money in a bit - I believe I'm going to have a few extra of my gaming group following along this time. Would it be possible for me to paypal several people's entrance fees at once, if I make a note of who they are for?

Also, this might be me being a bit dim, but I can't seem to find the background or story for the tournament this year. Is this the case? Are we going to get free reign on scenarios or will there be an overall theme and eventual climactic conclusion?
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Kaled on January 13, 2011, 12:30:13 PM
Yes, as long as you send me all the details for everyone then you can buy more than one ticket at once.

There's no theme or big climax for the IGT, GMs can make up any scenario they choose.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: MarcoSkoll on January 13, 2011, 05:37:39 PM
There's no big climax for the IGT
You haven't seen the scenario I've written yet. :P

As for a theme, I've just posted the basic setting of my IGT scenario(s) in the Carthaxian Conclave thread. Anyone who wants to jump on that bandwagon is welcome (but I suspect nobody is going to want to).
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Kaled on January 13, 2011, 07:09:28 PM
I have thought of running an event where each player writes a scenario set within the confines of a given over-arching plot or theme, so everyone gets a chance to play and to GM.  (I considered trying to work it for the IGT, but decided to stick with the tried and tested formula.)  The final game (or games - there'd be a set of final games rather than one stupidly big one) would then resolve events and bring some sort of conclusion to the story.

I think Van Helser was planning to run the next event, but maybe I'll look at this for the one after that...
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: MarcoSkoll on January 14, 2011, 04:26:04 AM
I think Van Helser was planning to run the next event, but maybe I'll look at this for the one after that...
I've been looking at maybe putting together an event too.
Other than Van Helser's foiled attempt for an Autumn Conclave in September, there were no other attempts to fill the 11 month gap between the Spring Conclave and IGT - and that's just too long, dammit. More events!

Also, it occurs to me that we haven't yet got a tally of who's due to turn up for this.

EDIT: There's a new post on the Warseer thread about WHW charges: http://www.warseer.com/forums/showpost.php?p=5241610&postcount=61

Apparently, it looks like the charges are aimed at larger groups, and GW will be clarifying how things will work for smaller groups at some point in the near future. It's not clear whether that will be no charge or a lesser charge, but this sounds like good news.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Kaled on January 14, 2011, 06:11:46 PM
This is the reply I got to my e-mail;
'The booking fee applies to “Events” that are being run and not only covers the tables but the extras that go with running events. Set-up break down, TV’s Microphones, staff etc so if the event is an official “Event” then the hall hire charge is required. However, if a few of you want tog et together for games on a casual basis then you can book up 5 tables for free.'

It didn't really answer all my questions, but 5 tables should be enough for our purposes...
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: MarcoSkoll on January 14, 2011, 06:18:09 PM
It didn't really answer all my questions, but 5 tables should be enough for our purposes...
Most of them, anyway. But I think an IGT has to be planned for the possibility of more than 20 people (even if it doesn't necessarily happen).

Hmm, I wonder if it'd be possible to have two people place separate bookings for the same day and get two lots of tables?
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Alta on January 14, 2011, 06:53:06 PM
Would we be able to find out who we are GMing for before the actual game?
Because I normally base my scenarios around who is actually playing.

Also, I probably won't be able to make it this year, but some other year I'll probably be able to come along
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: biggreengribbly on January 15, 2011, 12:49:19 AM
This is the reply I got to my e-mail;
'The booking fee applies to “Events” that are being run and not only covers the tables but the extras that go with running events. Set-up break down, TV’s Microphones, staff etc so if the event is an official “Event” then the hall hire charge is required. However, if a few of you want tog et together for games on a casual basis then you can book up 5 tables for free.'

It didn't really answer all my questions, but 5 tables should be enough for our purposes...

I'm not sure something calling itself a 'GT' planned upwards of three to six months in advance would really qualify as 'a few of you getting together for games on a casual basis'. Though conclaves and 'lesser' gatherings might be safe.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: MarcoSkoll on January 15, 2011, 04:35:49 AM
Would we be able to find out who we are GMing for before the actual game?
No earlier than the actual start of the event. We don't know for certain who is turning up until then, what combination they'll be assigned to games in, nor what warbands they will be arriving with.

And I don't recommend writing your game on the day!

My plan is to write modular scenarios this year. Depending on what table I get, and what warbands player A, B and/or C have brought, I'll first decide on which scenario I'm running, then which actual objectives I'm using, then which of those go to which of the players.

It means a lot more prep work, but also means I don't have to run quite such a generic scenario as I did last year.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: precinctomega on January 15, 2011, 02:50:03 PM
Part of the fun is having to write scenarios that can be played by any 3-4 players.  It means that you have something you can take away and use again and again.

One thing I always meant to do but never got around to before was to make a collection of all the scenario designs and put them together as an article for Dark Magenta.

R.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Heroka Vendile on January 15, 2011, 09:24:38 PM
If anyone spots and issues with the player pack, let me know so I can get it fixed asap.

4.4-4.6 probably have the wrong times on them seeing as that gives 15mins for game 2 and 90mins for lunch :P
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Kaled on January 16, 2011, 11:12:27 AM
Well spotted - I'll get a new pack uploaded ASAP.

The correct timings are;
 1000 – Doors open.
 1010 – Registration begins & Inquisition Quiz distributed.
 1030-1145 – Game One.
 1200-1315 – Game Two.
 1315-1320 – Models submitted for Painting & Modelling competition.
 1320-1400 – Lunch.
 1400 – Inquisition Quiz collected and models can be collected from the Painting & Modelling competition.
 1415-1530 – Game Three.
 1545-1700 – Game Four.
 1700-1745 – Free Play as the results are calculated.
 1745 – Results and Awards.
 1800 – Doors close.

EDIT: Our Chief Enginseer has been his usual efficient self and informs me that an updated Briefing Pack has now been uploaded.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Myriad on January 16, 2011, 09:20:59 PM
Efficient as ever Kaled.  Entering is definitely on my to do list.

Part of the fun is having to write scenarios that can be played by any 3-4 players.  It means that you have something you can take away and use again and again.

One thing I always meant to do but never got around to before was to make a collection of all the scenario designs and put them together as an article for Dark Magenta.

R.

Well, there must be a few of us still have our scenarios from last year.  If we all dusted them off with a few notes we might put an article together?
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: karandras_sh on January 17, 2011, 06:00:30 PM
I still have my IGT Scenario from when I took part in 2007 plus  I am willing to re-write my notes into a more understandable format
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: MarcoSkoll on January 19, 2011, 07:54:31 AM
As Dark Magenta seems to be bouncing off its bandwidth limit, Kaled has asked me to mirror the IGT briefing pack.

I'm afraid it's the old version with the incorrect times, but it's here: http://www.mediafire.com/?bn3xoeha30csadn
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Kaled on January 20, 2011, 03:33:35 PM
Apparently we had over 400 downloads of the IGT briefing pack in just three days - unfortunately that volume of downloads has temporarily put DM offline so Marco has kindly offered to mirror the briefing pack in his archive.

Thus far the high number of downloads has not translated into high numbers of tickets sold (but it's early days yet). And I doubt that all the tickets will sell out before the event, but I'd still urge people to buy their tickets asap as places are limited.

In any case, it's great to see that the IGT has drawn so much interest. :)
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: MarcoSkoll on January 20, 2011, 04:07:34 PM
Now you've got me worried. I still can't find my cheque book, so with the threat of being beaten to the places available I've finally signed up for PayPal.

The question now is which of the account verifying or finding my chequebook will happen first.

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In any case, it's great to see that the IGT has drawn so much interest.
Indeed. Let's hope we get loads of people - after I've got my own ticket.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: MarcoSkoll on January 21, 2011, 09:29:31 AM
Can someone explain to this poor PayPal illiterate what kind of transaction this counts as? All I see are a smorgasbord of options for why I'm sending the money and I don't know which is the most appropriate...
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Kaled on January 21, 2011, 09:53:42 AM
Now that I think about it, I remember wondering the same think last year...

I guess, as long as I get your money, that it doesn't matter too much - but maybe someone a bit more familiar with Paypal can give a better answer?
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Zirone on January 21, 2011, 01:39:52 PM
As you are technically purchasing a ticket I think it comes under 'goods'.

Kaled, if everyone who is paying via paypal puts it under this then if there is a high demand for tickets then it'll help sort out who's paying for what when it comes to looking at your paypal activity.

As for myself, i will be purchasing a ticket next week when i get paid, hoping all the spaces won't have been filled.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Heroka Vendile on January 21, 2011, 10:46:43 PM
Marco the download doesn't seem to be working for me, it just goes round in circles and reloads the page saying "click here to start downloading"
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: MarcoSkoll on January 21, 2011, 10:54:04 PM
It seems to be working fine for me. Try a Ctrl+F5 hard refresh and see if that sorts it.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: mattausten86 on January 22, 2011, 06:12:37 PM
This might be me being a bit special but everytime i click on the DM link for the brieffing pack,it says that the servers bandwith(or something along them lines) has been succeded,so i cant down load it.


same when i try and get on there website.


cheers
matt
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Kaled on January 22, 2011, 06:14:52 PM
It's not just you - see this (http://www.the-conclave.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=1133.msg15942#msg15942) post and the one above it.

I had hoped DM would be up and running by now, but Marco has re-hosted the briefing pack so you can still download it.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: mattausten86 on January 22, 2011, 07:14:51 PM
yeah,ive just downloaded it,god-knows how i missed it ::) ::)

Anywho ive had a quick read,and the scoring terrifies me for Gm'ing,i mean im not expecting to win but hopefully i wont get zero's!!!!!

count me in,as long as the baby dont come early,im gonna try and get a mate to come as well!!


cheers
matt
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Necris on January 24, 2011, 05:26:59 AM
I'm going to try my dammedest to get to this one, hopefully I'll have a new warband now my hand is almost back to normal and I can model/paint again

I'll download the pack tomorrow and have a look

and I'll book the 26th march off work I know for sure my baby wont be around by then  ;D

Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: MarcoSkoll on January 24, 2011, 06:39:12 PM
I think I've worked PayPal correctly - let me know if I haven't.

Anyway, should we start an Attending/May be attending list?
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: mattausten86 on January 24, 2011, 06:48:21 PM
im paying for my ticket on wednesday!!

cheers
matt
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Kaled on January 24, 2011, 06:51:22 PM
I think I've worked PayPal correctly - let me know if I haven't.
Yep, your money has come through okay - and I got another one through the post today.  Still not sold many tickets, but there's still a couple of months before the event...

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Anyway, should we start an Attending/May be attending list?
Yes, please post if you are or may be attending and I'll start a list in the original post.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Kaled on January 24, 2011, 07:39:00 PM
There's now a list of possible attendees on the front page of this thread.

Let me know if your name needs adding / removing.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: mattausten86 on January 25, 2011, 05:35:45 PM
Ive just sent my money,will you let me know if you have recieved it please?


cheers
matt
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Kaled on January 25, 2011, 06:46:15 PM
Yes, that came through fine - thanks Matt.

I haven't yet sent out tickets - in fact, similar to last year they will be virtual and be sent via e-mail.  I was going to print and post them however decided against that so as to keep costs to a minimum (and prizes at a maximum).
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: mattausten86 on January 25, 2011, 07:15:46 PM
Is it neccersary to have a ticket on the day,cos i dont have a printer,but if push comes to shove i can use the libraries!!

Any idea when i should be expecting it,its just that i dont regularly check my emails,i mean i think ive got something like 350 unread emails in my inbox atm :o :o

I suppose i best get on with Helena and Vannons profile then!!!


cheers
matt
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Kaled on January 25, 2011, 07:23:11 PM
I'll have a list with the names of everyone who has paid - so having the ticket printed won't be essential.

I'll probably send the first batch this weekend - but I'll post a message on here when they go out.

Yep, printed tickets may not be essential, but player characters definitely are!
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: MarcoSkoll on January 26, 2011, 04:40:44 PM
On the note of printers, if you have got access to one, it would be well worth printing a copy of the information pack.

I may have been the only person who did last year, but even if I wasn't, my copy ended up doing the rounds so people could look up times or the scoring criteria. Then Robey used it as a top secret classified score sheet and I never saw it again.

This time, I think I'm bringing two copies, so that I can at least have one that doesn't go walkabout.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Necris on January 28, 2011, 12:07:39 AM
Well I've just bought my ticket.

Now all I need is everything else.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Heroka Vendile on January 28, 2011, 07:12:38 PM
That's me paid up with dave, train companies and hotel now. Now to work on those models...
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: greenstuff_gav on January 28, 2011, 08:04:55 PM
can we get a list of definate attendees?

also, maybe +1 > +3 from here :D
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Heroka Vendile on January 28, 2011, 08:26:16 PM
dave's edited the first post to list those that've said they're coming
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: mattausten86 on January 29, 2011, 08:13:39 AM
Has he???


cheers
matt
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Kaled on January 29, 2011, 08:42:25 AM
Yep, I have - I'll post it here too so everyone sees it. Bear in mind that this is a list of people who've said at some point that they're interested in attending. Not all of them have confirmed that recently, and not all of them have bought tickets.

<I've removed the list from this post to save me having to update two.>

Please tell me if you want your name adding or removing from the list.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: mattausten86 on January 29, 2011, 08:54:30 AM
Oh i knew that that was up there but i thought Heroka Vendile  was on about a list of definite attendees!!!


cheers
marr
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Stormgrad on January 29, 2011, 10:25:43 AM
kaled can you add me to the list id like to head to the igt
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Kaled on January 29, 2011, 10:41:51 AM
Done.  Do you plan to buy a ticket in advance or pay on the day?

In fact, if there's anyone who does plan to pay on the day then please let me know in advance.  Having a good idea of numbers is a big help with planning the event.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: RobSkib on January 29, 2011, 01:10:14 PM
Money sent Dave! x3 tickets for me and my two housemates, and another potential 2 or 3 (unsure yet) who will pay on the door if they are sure. I'll keep chasing them up, but they all have exams for the next week so will be kinda busy. I'll let you know as soon as they're sure, or even better, pressgang them into replying themselves :)
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Stormgrad on January 29, 2011, 05:23:34 PM
Right now id like to say on the door mate as im really just playing things by here
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: precinctomega on January 30, 2011, 06:29:44 PM
I may have to pay on the door, too.

Our process of becoming foster carers will be reaching its apogee at about that date so there's a risk of last-minute cancellation.

However, and in the hope of not incurring the Wrath of Derek*, I will have a box of Skrapyard rulebooks and miniatures in my car, so if anyone wanted to place and order with me privately for collection on the day, I could justify it as a business trip...

R.

*which is terrible to behold, so I promise not to mention Skrapyard on this forum again.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Stormgrad on January 31, 2011, 06:10:47 PM
Ok guys just a quick question anyone attended comming from the kent area or near by and any chance of splitting the cost of petrol
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Necris on January 31, 2011, 08:07:14 PM
Train ticket booked

Campaign started

Warband planning in process
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Kaled on February 02, 2011, 07:50:38 PM
Evening all,

The first batch of tickets have just been sent out.  If you think you've paid and don't have a ticket in your inbox please drop me a line.

 - Dave
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Frostspear on February 02, 2011, 09:40:27 PM
Hm...I think I'd like to sign up as a possible attendee.

Paying at the door, considering that it's unsure whether I can come or not.

...probably a disastrous move on my part, but might as well throw myself into the deep end.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Alta on February 03, 2011, 04:50:33 PM

If there's a 'probably not' section you can sign me up for that. It all depends on whether I can get my Inquisitor rules and warband ready by then.
If I do go, I'll be paying on the day.

Also, will we be given terrain there? Or can we/do we have to bring our own terrain?
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Kaled on February 03, 2011, 06:41:50 PM
Also, will we be given terrain there? Or can we/do we have to bring our own terrain?
Yep, terrain is already on the tables at WHW - I've asked for the usual mix of Necromunda stuff, cities of death, green hills and trees etc.  However, if you need anything specific for your scenario then you should bring it with you.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Ynek on February 04, 2011, 09:33:49 AM
I'd love to attend one of these get-togethers someday...
Unfortunately, since I'm a student currently living on borrowed money, I can't really afford plane/train tickets and accommodation to attend the event.
I'll be sure to attend one SOMEDAY, though.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: GAZKUL on February 05, 2011, 01:58:08 PM
put me down as a possible, it mainly depends on transport between Nottingham and Dumfries, ie train times.  might try and get an early train down and a late one back. Also is "not so serious GMing" frowned on?
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Kaled on February 05, 2011, 02:07:34 PM
put me down as a possible, it mainly depends on transport between Nottingham and Dumfries, ie train times.  might try and get an early train down and a late one back.
Some people come down the night before and stay in a B&B somewhere - I don't know if anyone is planning to do that this time, but there might be a chance for you to meet up with a few people the night before.

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Also is "not so serious GMing" frowned on?
You can GM in whatever style you want - it's up to the players to score you.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Heroka Vendile on February 05, 2011, 02:11:48 PM
Van Helser & I shall be in the castle marina Premier Inn friday & saturday night. It's about 10mins walk from WW, pretty much half way between the station/town centre and WW.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: GAZKUL on February 05, 2011, 04:46:53 PM
i'll talk to Alta and see if he's up for it, main problem is wether i can afford a night in a B&B so it might just boil down to doing a really early start and a really late finnish.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Kaled on February 05, 2011, 04:53:13 PM
I don't think it's even possible to get to Nottingham by 9:30 by setting off very early from Dumfries - an overnight stay is your only real option if you're coming by train.  The best thing to do would be to find a cheap B&B and split the cost of a twin room with Alta.  Probably worth looking now to see what deals you can find on rooms...
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: MarcoSkoll on February 05, 2011, 05:10:52 PM
Also is "not so serious GMing" frowned on?
Last time, I spent my second game tracking down a consignment of Elf Eldar made Nerf guns then shot Father Christmas Slaanesh Nic'las in the head, in a scenario that included the immortal line "You hear a faint gingle-gingle noise".
Very funny, very entertaining, and a tie for the "Best GM" award, if I recall.

The primary purpose is to make the game entertaining - if you think you can better do that with a serious or a daft vibe, go for whichever.
If you want my opinion, I think a less serious scenario is a bit of a gamble. While it will probably score reasonably, it will take some careful thought to make one score high. After all, a few laughs will earn you a decent "fun" score, but if a player feels the game was too wacky and over the top, you'll lose out on your "Scenario" score.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: greenstuff_gav on February 05, 2011, 08:07:21 PM
Random Question©, the Painting&Modelling Entry has to be a PC for the day. does it have to be a secret? thinking about doing a wee blog here :)
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Kaled on February 05, 2011, 09:11:13 PM
Random Question©, the Painting&Modelling Entry has to be a PC for the day.
Yep, your entry for the P&M round must be one of the PCs you use in your games.

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does it have to be a secret? thinking about doing a wee blog here :)

Nope - you can have a blog. There's no rule saying your model must be new or unseen before the event.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Alta on February 05, 2011, 09:13:24 PM

Gaz and I probably won't go as it would cost £97.70, without including accomodation or food.
We'll try and make it next year though.


Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Heroka Vendile on February 05, 2011, 10:25:09 PM
Try coming from scotland. 6 hour train journey with 2 changes, ~£60 return. 2 nights accommodation @ £65 and then there's meals on top of that.

Such fun  ;D
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: MarcoSkoll on February 05, 2011, 10:38:52 PM
They ARE coming from Scotland. ::)
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Alta on February 05, 2011, 10:41:11 PM

How did you get £60 return?
I'm coming from Dumfries and the cheapest I can get is £85.70. Well, there is a cheaper one, but it would mean taking a day off school...
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: MarcoSkoll on February 05, 2011, 11:19:10 PM
You might want to look into getting a 16-25 Railcard. At £26 to save 1/3 on fares for the year, it won't save you much the first time (although it will be a small saving), but if you come down again (and I hope there will be more than one event this year!), it will make the fares much more reasonable.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Heroka Vendile on February 06, 2011, 12:49:36 AM
Indeed, the 16-25 railcard is indispensable, heck it only takes me 8 train journeys to glasgow from home to recoup the cost in savings.

Van Helser is flying and meeting me in Nottingham, meanwhile my trains were a bit convoluted and I had to break down the journey into separate bookings so that I went a semi-sensible route that didn't involve sitting in Preston or Manchester for hours because of connections that would be just missed.

I used thetrainline.com to book my tickets.

And in regards to days off school, I'll be leaving glasgow on friday at 11.40am and arriving in Nottingham at 5.30pm, but then I'm a graduated student without a job to worry about booking holidays off of.

Friday:
Glasgow Central - Preston   
Preston - Warrington Bank Quay
Warrington Central - Nottingham

Sunday (extra fun with sunday train times):
Nottingham - Chesterfield
Chesterfield - Edinburgh Waverley
Edinburgh Waverley - Glasgow
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Aurelius 12 on February 09, 2011, 06:09:21 PM
Hi all,

I'm definitely up for this (In fact my application form is in t'post as we speak!) I'll be arriving in Nottingham at 9.20 in the morning (trains permitting) so if anyone else is coming by train on the day and fancies sharing a taxi then I'd be up for that!

It'll be great to get back into the scene after a rather long break. Hope you don't mind I'm a tad rusty!
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: GAZKUL on February 10, 2011, 06:46:06 PM
it's official myself and Alta won't be attending due to budgetary issues.  next year is a distinct possibility however.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: MarcoSkoll on February 24, 2011, 04:42:28 PM
Suspicious sounding question: Is having two models for the same PC banned or otherwise frowned upon?

I'm not talking about something like the two versions of Inquisitor Kaled, the undercover and "smashing head in" variants where the equipment changes around, but a fixed character sheet and equipment with two different models to represent what the character is doing at the time. For example:
- One version of a model where they're holding a rifle, and another where they're brandishing their big sword, and switch between them depending on what they're holding.
- A version where the character is travelling incognito, disguised under the worn robes of a pilgrim, only to throw the robes aside, revealing the bodyglove and huge array of weapons hidden beneath.

If it were another event, I wouldn't hesitate, but as it complicates WYSIWYG requirements and widens the choice for the modelling section, it did seem to complicate things...
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Kaled on February 24, 2011, 05:01:44 PM
I don't see a problem, but it will be up to each GM as to what they'll allow so I suggest you discuss it with them at the start of the game.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: MarcoSkoll on February 24, 2011, 07:33:19 PM
I don't think it will be an issue - I don't think any of my PCs will be multi-model, but I've been musing over multi-model characters lately and there's a slight chance one might end up that way.
I'm happy to take my chances with negotiating with the GMs (I figure most would be perfectly happy with it), but if it was going to be completely disallowed from the tournament then there was no sense in making the decision now and adding to my workload.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Stormgrad on February 25, 2011, 12:25:15 PM
I dont think it will be a problem with wysiwyg because you will have a model that people can see and shows what his got, so in that regard so long as everyone is aware that it is the same character
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: MarcoSkoll on February 26, 2011, 10:28:37 PM
It was more having extra choice of models when it came to the P&M competition that was my worry than a WYSIWYG one. (There is some argument it might be more WYSIWYG, given that the model would be more representative of what it was actually doing at the time).

I doubt it'll come up this time. It's something I'm only currently doing for Maya (who's not in my warband for this year) because it seemed a shame for her to have powers like setting herself aflame or growing a 15 foot flaming wingspan and not have it actually happen. I might even eventually make a clear resin cast of her for when she's using her Chameleon power.

Anyway, I did have another question, but for the sake of more publicity, I've used it to bump the Warseer thread.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Kaled on February 27, 2011, 05:03:51 PM
I've just e-mailed out the second batch of tickets, not as many as were in the first batch but we've already sold more tickets this year than we had attendees last year, so it's looking set to be a good event.  Tickets are still on sale for a couple more weeks, or can be bought on the day.

If you haven't received a ticket and were expecting one, let me know and I'll look into it.

As for your other question Marco, WHW haven't sent me a lunch menu - I'll ask them again and let you know...
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: MarcoSkoll on February 27, 2011, 11:35:46 PM
... but we've already sold more tickets this year than we had attendees last year
Well, more than eight people is a start. Still, everyone rummage around for any players they can find down the back of the sofa - the more the merrier.

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As for your other question Marco, WHW haven't sent me a lunch menu - I'll ask them again and let you know.
Sounds good.

Just as long as we know and I can work out whether I need to bring my own lunch or not - with all the stuff I'm bringing this year, I wouldn't mind saving space by not having to find room for a lunchbox.

~~~~~

On another note, having looked in the Tournaments section on Warseer, I notice we'll be sharing WHW with the first day of the "Exarch Tournament" run by GW Kingston. And it's described as hardcore, with only wins deciding the top prize. What a contrast there shall be that day.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: greenstuff_gav on February 28, 2011, 07:05:40 AM
Well, more than eight people is a start. Still, everyone rummage around for any players they can find down the back of the sofa - the more the merrier.

should have +2 players here :)
getting 'em to buy tickets however...  ::)
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Necris on February 28, 2011, 07:53:34 PM
How many have we got in total dave?
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Kaled on March 01, 2011, 11:25:03 AM
Just spoken to WHW about food - there's another event on that day so they're opening the canteen. There'll be a choice of dishes and it'll cost about £6 per head. If people want to do that, please let me know as I said I'd get back to them with approximate numbers. Also let me know if you haven't yet bought a ticket but are planning to attend and want to eat in the canteen.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Heroka Vendile on March 01, 2011, 01:24:03 PM
That sounds good, probably be significantly quicker service then you'd normally get in bugmans plus less hassle than having to bring my own food. Is it possible to get any more specifics about what is likely to be on offer?
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Kaled on March 01, 2011, 02:33:28 PM
The guy I spoke to didn't know what the selection would be on that day. I've eaten in there just once before and seem to remember there was a few hot meals - pasta, chicken in sauce, pies, etc with a choice of veg & potatoes. I think there was salad and sandwiches as well, plus a small selection of desserts.

Has anyone else eaten in there recently who can add to that?
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: MarcoSkoll on March 01, 2011, 05:07:33 PM
I'll have to opt out on that one. I'm not good with canteens, being both somewhat picky about food and vegetarian - I usually end up staring at a large array of unlabelled foods and wondering if I can I actually eat any of them. Then finish by eating something I don't particularly like, because it's the only thing I can be reasonably sure I won't make a fool of myself with.

...there's another event on that day...
I'm guessing that's the Exarch tournament I was wittering on about a few posts back.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Stormgrad on March 02, 2011, 01:20:51 PM
for those of us to lazy to go check warseer what is the exarch tournament and if its hardcore as marco said how is that going to impact on the friendly relaxed atmosphere also what are the rules regarding bystanders from the exarch tournament would it be worth maybe running a demo game somwhere during the day
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Kaled on March 02, 2011, 02:40:22 PM
If someone wants to run a demo game then they're welcome to do so, however I have no plans to run one as I'll be busy with my organiser duties. The only free time in the running order is lunchtime and immediately after the final game before the results are announced, so someone can run a game in one of those timeslots if they want - if anyone is interested in doing that, please let me know.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: MarcoSkoll on March 02, 2011, 04:09:02 PM
For those of us to lazy to go check warseer what is the exarch tournament
The Warseer thread is basically just copied from the Facebook event page. (http://en-gb.facebook.com/event.php?eid=126928760712999) 1750 pt "hardcore" 40k tournament run by GW Kingston. Standard-ish fare, really.

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And if its hardcore as Marco said how is that going to impact on the friendly relaxed atmosphere
I doubt it will. There are normally a heap of somewhat competitive games going around WHW on any given day, an organised event will only really differ in that it'll have the odd announcement and a schedule to meet.

We're unlikely to interact any more than a a couple of cases of:
Them:  "Hello, what are you doing?"
Us: "We're playing Inquisitor."
Them: "Oh, do people still play that? Well, see you" (Or perhaps asking what Inquisitor is if they're new enough to the hobby.)

Anyway, they've got a maximum of 48 spaces - and given they've put themselves straight at loggerheads with the indie 40k GT up at Mansfield that same weekend, quite a short lead time (they announced it only about 6 weeks in advance) as well as not revealing all the event rules until after you have a ticket, they may not fill all of those.

So, we're not going to be overwhelmed by them, particularly as we'll likely be in two different corners of the large gaming hall. We've not been put that out the way the two times I've been there, but we may end up over in the far corner this time, so they can put their flagship game more in the figurative spotlight of being nearer the hall entrance.

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Also what are the rules regarding bystanders from the exarch tournament would it be worth maybe running a demo game somewhere during the day.
If there are any bystanders, then they'll be free to watch us, but I doubt we'll have the time to fit in a demo game.

There's only the 40 minutes for lunch (some of which I imagine people will be using to eat) and 45 minutes of free play, and you'd struggle to fit much of a game into those even with experienced players. The risk there is you'd show them a lacklustre game that would risk putting them off.

Personally, I think you'd get a wider and more favourable impact from showing lots of people some awesome games being played, than putting a few in a mediocre game.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: greenstuff_gav on March 02, 2011, 04:25:28 PM
bast quote was from the last IGT:

Me (wandering into the hall with my briefcase)
Local Redshirt: "hey! how are you? What do you collect?"
M: "well, i'm here to play in the Inquisitor Grand Tournament..."
LR: "Hey! seen the new Space Wolves?"
M: "um.. yeah, codex seemed overpowered. 40k ain't my kinda thing"
LR: "it's only out today?"
M: "yeeeah..."
LR: "wanna come assemble some space wolves?"
M: "Not really"
LR: "it's free!"
M: "no thanks"
LR: "you get to keep it too!"
M: "na, i'll go play some fun games instead" as i walk off :P
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Necris on March 02, 2011, 07:10:59 PM
The last time we were put out in anyway shape or form was during the Medusa V Campaign weekend in which we Inquisitor players were in bugmans but got a chance in affect (even if it was a tiny little bit) the outcome of the weekends gaming

One of the best events I've attended for Inquisitor
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Aurelius 12 on March 05, 2011, 11:54:37 AM
All sounds rather exciting! I've been to WHW many a time, but never actually played there.

If the canteen option is still available, you can put me down for it.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Kaled on March 05, 2011, 12:03:14 PM
So is it just Heroka Vendile and Aurelius 12 for the canteen?  Anyone else?
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Van Helser on March 05, 2011, 04:07:03 PM
I'll add myself to the canteen list. Hopefully will mean more playing time!
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: precinctomega on March 05, 2011, 07:57:38 PM
I'll bring sandwiches.

R.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Necris on March 05, 2011, 08:58:55 PM
I think I'll go for the canteen too dave

Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Stormgrad on March 06, 2011, 02:42:40 PM
my plan is to take a mighty pack lunch possibly in my fallout tin lunchbox if i can find it (its in the loft at my mothers i do believe)
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: greenstuff_gav on March 06, 2011, 03:09:43 PM
fallout tin lunchbox

want the cards?  ;)

no canteen here, i has lunch :)

EDIT: Also, did anyone link those fancy new character sheets?  8)
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: MarcoSkoll on March 06, 2011, 05:06:01 PM
Also, did anyone link those fancy new character sheets?
If you're talking about my "Everyone on one sheet" experimental character sheet, the Beta is here (http://www.mediafire.com/?7jcc0imrxvokua7).

Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: MarcoSkoll on March 13, 2011, 05:04:08 AM
Maybe the rest of you have been a bit more on the ball than I have, but here's an update on the WHW hire issue.
While browsing the WHW section of the GW site to find out about pick-up FW orders, I ran across their updated table hire PDF. (http://www.games-workshop.com/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m1640780a_Gaming_hall_hire_guide_03.02.11.pdf)

Bookings for 5-10 tables are now listed as free - and unless our events suddenly get much more popular, then that should suffice for even the GTs.

~~~~~

Also, on a less important note, I've finally got around to getting myself some D100 sets that match the finish of my original GW set (which would be the red set on the right):
(http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy3/MarcoSkoll/CIMG1625.jpg)

... which should save time on mass rolling at the GT.

I've been doing practice rolls of several hits at once and the only issue I've come up with so far is Hazardous actions or Jams in the middle of a sequence of shots (which often cancels the remaining shots), so I've just had to assign them an order to get around that. Red and Black come first (being as those are the colours of my Inquisitor and Conclave D6 sets*), then I muddle through in a White, Green, Blue order.
*Although the Conclave set is of course not the "pearl" finish of the other dice, but what the hey.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Kaled on March 13, 2011, 07:26:21 AM
Advance tickets are on sale until March 14th which is tomorrow - so if you want one, let me know asap. I'm guessing I won't sell all the remaining tickets in the next day or so which means that you don't get a ticket in advance you can still enter the tournament - tickets will be available on the door for £12.

That's good news about WHW - we should book a couple more events this year, maybe Van Helser could run his event in summer and Marco run one in the autumn?

 - Dave
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: precinctomega on March 13, 2011, 09:25:16 AM
Paid!

Now I just have to finish my PPC.

R.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Van Helser on March 13, 2011, 10:37:07 AM

That's good news about WHW - we should book a couple more events this year, maybe Van Helser could run his event in summer and Marco run one in the autumn?

 - Dave

While we're there we could even have a look at available dates for later in the year and make a decision - I imagine most of the IGT attendees would be the parties interested in coming along to a campaign day.

Ruaridh
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: MarcoSkoll on March 13, 2011, 05:08:07 PM
Running the Autumn Conclave works fine for me. We'll need to check the dates though to make sure our attempts don't clash with Games Day again.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Kaled on March 18, 2011, 04:24:47 PM
I've just spoken to WHW to confirm arrangements for the IGT.  I said only about 5 people have so far said they want to eat in the canteen and he asked me to remind you all that you're not allowed to eat your own food/drinks on the premises. With that in mind, does anyone else want to sign up to eat in the canteen? I need to give them approximate numbers in advance.

It's an £8 meal deal which gets you a main course (the choice will be something like burgers, pies, lasagne etc including vegetarian options), plus a choice of hot and cold desserts and a drink.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: MarcoSkoll on March 18, 2011, 04:46:30 PM
...he asked me to remind you all that you're not allowed to eat your own food/drinks on the premises.
Remind? It would only be "remind" if I had known about it in the first place - when did that change?
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: RobSkib on March 18, 2011, 06:57:30 PM
hmm well that makes bringing sandwiches a somewhat moot point... you might have to put me down for a meal deal as well then. Can we pay on the spot or does it have to be in advance?
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: greenstuff_gav on March 18, 2011, 08:22:53 PM
I've just spoken to WHW to confirm arrangements for the IGT.  I said only about 5 people have so far said they want to eat in the canteen and he asked me to remind you all that you're not allowed to eat your own food/drinks on the premises. With that in mind, does anyone else want to sign up to eat in the canteen? I need to give them approximate numbers in advance.

It's an £8 meal deal which gets you a main course (the choice will be something like burgers, pies, lasagne etc including vegetarian options), plus a choice of hot and cold desserts and a drink.

what... the... since when (http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/content/article.jsp?aId=6900031a)?!
how does that affect those of us with dietry requirements (ala Diabetes) ?
maybe a pass on coming up from this corner  >:(
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: mattausten86 on March 19, 2011, 08:14:43 AM
might aswell put me down for a meal then!!


cheers
matt
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Kaled on March 19, 2011, 10:00:57 AM
I believe it has always been the policy but in the past they don't seem to have enforced it.

If anyone wants to eat in the canteen and has dietary requirements then let me know and I'll pass the information on to WHW - they have said they can cater for such things.

You can pay on the day - WHW just want numbers so they have an idea of how many people to cater for.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Stormgrad on March 19, 2011, 10:23:21 AM
im sure those of us not wishing to eat in the canteen could go find a nice spot of grass to sit on or a cafe near by to scoff our sammiches / buy a nutritious and suitable meal
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: greenstuff_gav on March 19, 2011, 12:48:38 PM
im sure those of us not wishing to eat in the canteen could go find a nice spot of grass to sit on or a cafe near by to scoff our sammiches / buy a nutritious and suitable meal


as it's on an industrial estate you may have a walk to find some grass :lol:

still gonna bring ma mug o cereal and see if they'll confiscate 'em :p
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Bloodpact on March 19, 2011, 12:48:48 PM
The nearest cafe to WHW is about a 20minute walk away. To be fair, theres nothing to stop you eating your sandwiches in the car-park out front.

That being said, the WHW canteen does do some good stuff! And Bugmans bar does reasonably priced food too. I can recommend the 'Fat Bloke' burger.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: greenstuff_gav on March 20, 2011, 06:34:11 PM
so, Random ThreadJack, i've not managed to get Conclave Dice ready for this years GT :(
i do, however, have the very last 7 of Adept Liwet (http://www.buildyourimagination.co.uk/minis/gallery/inq/archive/adept_resin.jpg) available for £12 each... i say the last as the mould is knackered and she won't be remoulded :P
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: mattausten86 on March 20, 2011, 06:50:55 PM
so, Random ThreadJack, i've not managed to get Conclave Dice ready for this years GT :(
i do, however, have the very last 7 of Adept Liwet (http://www.buildyourimagination.co.uk/minis/gallery/inq/archive/adept_resin.jpg) available... i say the last as the mould is knackered and she won't be remoulded :P

How much are you asking for??

cheers
matt
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Aurelius 12 on March 20, 2011, 07:21:00 PM
Indeed. That is the question! Also any chance of reserving one? (I'm sure this really ought to be taking place over pms though!)
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: MarcoSkoll on March 20, 2011, 09:55:42 PM
As far as food, is there anyone who wants to BYOF and eat out front*? I'm happy to do the same and keep them company, although there is of course a risk of the weather going terribly British if we do. Or I can brave the mystery cafeteria menu.

(*Google Earth shows a quiet and quite shielded stream only about 200m from the front door, if you'd rather not eat in the car park.)

Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Aurelius 12 on March 20, 2011, 10:21:37 PM
Or I can brave the mystery cafeteria menu.

A menu probably wouldn't help. Haven't you heard- everything you have been told is a lie.  ;)
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: DapperAnarchist on March 21, 2011, 08:17:41 AM
Based on the "What's New Today" blog, there is a nice stretch of canal within walking distance - they used it to test the waterproofing (and floatability) of the Monster Case.

Though I think, based on the increasing possibility I'll be paying university fees, I have to announce I will not be able to attend...
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Stormgrad on March 21, 2011, 12:23:55 PM
Well i have already bought my stuff for sammiches, i shall be having chicken and mayo and sweetcorn and about 4 cans of guava rockstar. Oh and about 2 packets of Haribo as haribo is the source of my magic powers

Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Heroka Vendile on March 21, 2011, 12:40:05 PM
(*Google Earth shows a quiet and quite shielded stream only about 200m from the front door, if you'd rather not eat in the car park.)
As has been said, it's a canal, with tarmac bridleway, although seating is very scarce along it, especially that far out from the centre of town.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: MarcoSkoll on March 22, 2011, 03:00:24 AM
Yes... there is a canal, but as the family owns a narrowboat (http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb122/RagnarokEOTW/At_the_locks.jpg), I do have a bit of experience in telling the difference between a stream and a canal. :P

What I was talking about is if you head further up Willow Road, there's a small stream that cuts through the estate (leading to the canal). It's fairly well shielded from the nearby buildings by rows of trees, and has a grassy bank.

Alternatively, as I walk along the canal anyway to get from the station, I'll try and make a mental note of whether there's any seating along the way.

And on that note, sunset in Nottingham will be about 1830hrs, so I'll need to make a mental note to bring a torch in case I am walking back. I did walk back in daylight at the Spring Conclave, but that was in April - the other side of the BST change, giving an extra hour of light in the evening.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Stormgrad on March 22, 2011, 11:50:26 AM
marco you never fail to be a source of random amusement and good information, im up for eating by the canal if it a nice day.  I will be leaving my home in the dark and arriving back in the dark so it would be nice to spend some time outside of the building in the sunlight especially since ive never been to nottingham it would be good to atleast see abit of it
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Aurelius 12 on March 22, 2011, 08:41:49 PM
ive never been to nottingham it would be good to atleast see abit of it

Seriously you're not missing much. I'm a Leicester lad so I've been more times than I'd care to remember. I can safely say that aside from the Castle, the only thing worth seeing is Warhammer World, and the RC cathedral if you're of a Catholic persuasion. 
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: karandras_sh on March 22, 2011, 09:07:28 PM
Just a note to say Sumaki has had to drop, due to his 1st and 2nd cover options at work bailling on him  :'(
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Necris on March 22, 2011, 10:37:04 PM
ive never been to nottingham it would be good to atleast see abit of it

Seriously you're not missing much. I'm a Leicester lad so I've been more times than I'd care to remember. I can safely say that aside from the Castle, the only thing worth seeing is Warhammer World, and the RC cathedral if you're of a Catholic persuasion. 

You are of course omitting the Old Jerusalem
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: RobSkib on March 23, 2011, 02:05:19 PM
Trains booked! I'll be arriving in nottingham at 9.30 by train, if anybody is arriving at the same time, I'd love some company! My train home leaves nottingham at 19:30, so I can spend some time in the bar after the IGT is over >:)
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Stormgrad on March 23, 2011, 04:39:55 PM
good idea rob, My train arrives at 8.45 (it was that or 9.59) and my train leaves at 19.28 so likewise can stay in the bar for abit as well as get to know you lovable lot a tad better
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Aurelius 12 on March 23, 2011, 05:21:08 PM
Great idea, my train gets in at 9.30 and my train back leaves at 19.30 too! So are we walking or shall we be lazy and share a taxi? Also, it might be an idea to swap mobile numbers so we can organise ourselves a little better. Plus if, Emperor forbid, a train is delayed or something we can let others know!

Edit: I'm getting the East Midlands 0926 from Leicester, in case anyone's on the same route!
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: MarcoSkoll on March 23, 2011, 05:52:29 PM
I'll be there 0903 (from Bletchley) if all goes to plan, 0935 (from Tamworth) if I miss my first tight connection, 1005 (also from Tamworth) if I miss the second tight connection, and half past Belgium (via dirigible) if things go really wrong.
And I'm leaving on the 1937 (to Birmingham New St), so it looks like we're all on a similar schedule.

However, if I get to Nottingham as planned, I intend to wander off to the Argos a couple of hundred metres from the station and get myself a less broken watch, which will probably fill in a few minutes.
Personally, I intend to walk the canal (at least in the morning), but if everyone else is being a lazy bum, I can join them.

Stormgrad already has my phone number, but if there's anyone else who would like it, then I can PM it to you.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Shannow on March 23, 2011, 06:02:23 PM
Nobody happens to be driving from Bristol by any chance do they?
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: MarcoSkoll on March 23, 2011, 06:22:16 PM
As far as I know, Gav's your closest, in Bath. Not sure how he's getting there.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: mattausten86 on March 23, 2011, 06:40:15 PM
I should be getting there for around half 9 as well i believe,unless i get the earlier train!!

cheers
matt
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Necris on March 23, 2011, 07:06:11 PM
I'm getting into Nottingham at 10:00

and leaving at 19:15

I'll more than likely be getting a taxi Marco do you want to exchange numbers in case you're arriving at 10:05 so I can hang around and we can both taxi up?
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: MarcoSkoll on March 23, 2011, 07:30:50 PM
I'll more than likely be getting a taxi Marco do you want to exchange numbers in case you're arriving at 10:05?
PM on its way.

However, 1005 is a very last resort. I'd have to miss two connections to be that late, and while they're fairly tight, I don't think I'll miss both.

Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: RobSkib on March 23, 2011, 11:00:44 PM
I'll probably be wandering down the canal too - I did the journey last time and it's quite pleasant, weather forbidding. I'll be carrying a massive silver case, so it'll be pretty tricky to miss me. Come to think of it, I think so long as anyone carrying a large case gravitate towards one another, I think we'll all find each other easy enough ;)
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: MarcoSkoll on March 23, 2011, 11:17:09 PM
... you know, perhaps I might actually wear that jester's hat. Just for the sake of outdoing RobSkib and his "big silver case" for being obnoxiously obvious.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Heroka Vendile on March 23, 2011, 11:35:04 PM
We do seem to have an unofficial hat competition at every meet up...

Also if anyone else is in the area on Friday or Saturday evening, then VanHelser and myself would be delighted with extra dinnertime company.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Aurelius 12 on March 23, 2011, 11:57:09 PM
Tophat and silver case for me I feel. So as always I'll have one foot in each camp!
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Stormgrad on March 24, 2011, 12:08:47 PM
just a side note, since ill be arriving early im happy to hang around and help people to whw with there large cases since i likely will be travelling unusually light (even by my standard) and apparently my partner she says i make a good pack mule so i guess i best put my self to good use in that role
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: MarcoSkoll on March 24, 2011, 03:51:54 PM
Bad news and a question.

Bad news first:
After a very very very stupid decision to take my WIPs to a friend's house last night, I got a call this morning telling me that I'd left them there.

After much swearing and deliberation, I've come to the conclusion that the lost time is going to make retrieving them rather fruitless. I might still get them finished, but I don't want to have to strip yet another set of totally over-rushed paint-jobs, and I'd only be using up my time to replan for the rather likely event I didn't finish them at all.

I'm totally bummed (and I know some of you will be disappointed I'm not bringing all my new toys), but I do have spare characters on hand, so I'll have to turn up with those and try to replan my scenario so I can still give everyone a good game without the Rhino and NPCs.

~~~~~

Now the question:

I've got Stormgrad's, Aurelius' and Necris' phone numbers - does anyone else want to trade numbers with me?
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Kaled on March 24, 2011, 04:44:53 PM
If anyone wants my number so they can let me know if they'll be late or anything, send me your mobile number in a PM and I'll send mine back.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Kaled on March 26, 2011, 10:46:43 AM
So, we've got 16 players which is a pretty good turnout I think.

They've just started their first game - let battle commence!
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: karandras_sh on March 26, 2011, 08:56:16 PM
Thank you Dave, for organising a wonderful tournament and congratulations to those who won!
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: mattausten86 on March 26, 2011, 09:24:31 PM
Thank you very much dave,it was a fantastic day,absolutley loved it!!!just waiting for the rest of the results!!

cheers
matt
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Kaled on March 26, 2011, 09:28:36 PM
We've got visitors here at my place so I'll keep this short and will post more detailed results tomorrow...

I'd like to announce that Ruaridh Dall was the winner of the IGT 2011.  Second place went to Jim Gallagher and third to Rob Skene.

Rob also won the P&M round, and Ruaridh took the Best Player and Best GM awards.

It was good to see you all today - I'm really looking forwards to the events that are being planned for later in the year.

 - Dave

Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Shannow on March 26, 2011, 10:36:06 PM
I would like to echo thanks to Dave for brilliantly organising the IGT and for everyone that took part and made it a great fun day!

Rob

PS: special thanks to Gav for giving me a lift!
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: greenstuff_gav on March 26, 2011, 10:37:24 PM
I would like to echo thanks to Dave for brilliantly organising the IGT and for everyone that took part and made it a great fun day!

again, Dave did a top-Notch job and i had a great time in all the games :D
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Van Helser on March 26, 2011, 10:44:48 PM
I'm still pretty humbled to have won, but I think the best thing about today was the great atmosphere things were conducted in. Fun was had by all!

Hopefully I'll be running a campaign day in June. Watch this space.

Ruaridh
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Stormgrad on March 26, 2011, 11:21:37 PM
Thank you everyone for such a brilliant and fun day, thank you for david for organising it, other david(Marco) for the loan of kai and lyra and your good company, Rauridh Jim and Matt, Euan, tony  rob and john and everyone else i had the pleasure of talking to, playing against and GMing for.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Myriad on March 26, 2011, 11:33:01 PM
It was a good fun day and I'd like to thank everyone, especially the players in my scenario for helping me with the rules (playing at the rate I do I should know them by 2020).  There were lots of original models and ideas for scenarios and the whole event ran smoothly.  I still say the quiz was too hard, but maybe I just need one of those phones with google on it.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Necris on March 26, 2011, 11:44:52 PM
Again thanks Dave

I had a great day and look forward to being able to get more games in thanks to my upcoming change of circumstance

I'm hoping to organise an Event too perhaps it is time for the Winter Conclave once again
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Bloodpact on March 26, 2011, 11:47:46 PM
Twas grand. Great to meet people, and im looking foward to pictures and reports from the scenarios i didnt get a chance to play, particularly the scenario that finished with the gravity at a 90 degree angle!!

Im already looking through 54mm models online for ideas for a new warband!!


J][M
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: RobSkib on March 26, 2011, 11:56:27 PM
Great day out! Completely and utterly shattered as I enter my 19th hour of awakeness, but I had a buttload of fun :)

Extra shout out to kaled for organising such a spiffing event, much fun was had by all I believe! I look forward to seeing all those photos people were taking, and ESPECIALLY looking forward to seeing all those models I only got to glimpse today on the P&M forum... you know who you are! ;)

Thanks all, I look forward to the next one!
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: greenstuff_gav on March 27, 2011, 01:21:00 PM
im looking foward to pictures and reports from the scenarios

first! (http://buildyourimagination.co.uk/minis/conclavegt11.php) ? sorry for the bad quality, but most of my pics were too blurry to make out :(
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Myriad on March 27, 2011, 01:53:57 PM
My photos are now online at https://picasaweb.google.com/jcmyriad/InquisitorGT032011?feat=directlink (https://picasaweb.google.com/jcmyriad/InquisitorGT032011?feat=directlink).  Like Gav I had quite a bit of trouble with the quality.  In the end, I found I had to use the flash to get a good focus.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: mattausten86 on March 27, 2011, 04:23:26 PM
just out of curiosity any idea when we should be expecting the rankings???


cheers
matt
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Kaled on March 27, 2011, 04:56:16 PM
Right, so it's results time...

We were lucky enough to get sixteen players which split nicely into four games each with three players and a GM.  This meant that no one had to GM a second game.  I never managed to come up with a system to make sure that no one played anyone else twice, so there were a few cases where that happened but I did try to minimise it.

The first round saw James & Nicholas Carpenter, David Fincher & Matt Austen GMing their scenarios.  I'll have to leave it to them to fill in the details of the games they ran, but when the scores came in it they were all very similar with James slightly in the lead.  Ruaridh Dall came out with the top player score, closely followed by Jim Gallagher.

In Round 2 Tony Wallace, Jim Gallagher, Rob Hill & Neil Bass were the GMs.  Again the GM scores were very close with Jim just taking the lead.  Rob Skene was the top player in round 2 just beating out David Fincher.

Over lunch a couple of the WHW staff were kind enough to judge the painting & modelling round - they were really impressed with the range of models on display and the ingenuity of some of the conversions.  Rob Skene's hunter with Kroot trophies won him the Best Hobbyiest prize, narrowly beating Ruaridh and Jim who came second in that round.  Gav took photos of the entries for the competition so hopefully they'll be online soon.

Also over lunch the participants filled in the tiebreaker quiz - no one managed to answer all 25.  Jim Gallagher got most with 18, Ruaridh scored 17, and Matt Austen scored 16.  I'll post the questions later, but the word everyone was stuck on was 'tasks'.  (Rob - I'm pretty sure that the Emperor doesn't 'suck' anyone!)

Round 3 saw Euan Forrest, Ryan Simmons, Gav Fry & Ruaridh Dall taking their turn as GM, and Ruaridh took a convincing lead in the GM stakes dropping just 5 points.  Stephen Yates was the best player in Round 3 scoring significantly higher than the other players in that round.

Rob Skene, John Simpson Wedge, Stephen Yates & Richard Lamb were the GMs in the final round with John achieving the highest GM score in the round.  Players obviously pulled out all the stops in the final round with several very high scores - Neil Bass & Rob Hill were top, closely followed by Ruaridh, Tony, Euan & Jim.

After totalling the scores the rankings were as follows;
 1 - Ruaridh Dall
 2 - Jim Gallagher
 3 - Rob Skene
 4 - John Simpson Wedge
 5 - Stephen Yates
 6 - Rob Hill & Neil Bass
 8 - David Fincher
 9 - James Carpenter & Tony Wallace
11 - Gav Fry
12 - Ryan Simmons
13 - Nicholas Carpenter
14 - Euan Forrest
15 - Matt Austen
16 - Richard Lamb

To break that down a little - in the GM categories Ruaridh's scenario was judged to be the best, and he ran it with a rod of iron.  Ruaridh, John Simpson Wedge & Nicholas Carpenter were judged to have the best knowledge of the rules, and Ruaridh's scenario was also the most fun.  (In case you're interested, judging by the scores they handed out, Ryan Simmons, Stephen Yates, Rob Hill and Richard Lamb had the most fun!)  His success across the board meant that Ruaridh was awarded the Best GM prize, with John and Stephen in second & third place respectively.

In the player categories, Neil Bass did the best when it came to achieving his objectives.  Ruaridh Dall was judged to have the best characters.  Tony Wallace, Gav Fry & Rob Hill were the most cooperative players.  Tony and Ruaridh had their characters doing the coolest things, and it seems Tony outwitted everyone scoring highest for Intelligence.  Tony, Ruaridh and Rob Hill were all on like lightning... on ‘Slaught - being judged the most timely.  Ruaridh came out with the Best Player crown to add to his Best GM one.  Second place went to Tony and third to Jim Gallagher.

If anyone wants to know their actual scores, drop me a PM and send then through along with the average so you have something to compare to (oh, and be sure to send me your name - I can match most usernames to real names but not all).

 - Dave
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: DapperAnarchist on March 27, 2011, 05:10:16 PM
Yay for you all!

But... the director of Fight Club and The Social Network turned up?  ;D
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Bloodpact on March 27, 2011, 05:23:52 PM
If only i hadnt exploded and let Ruaridh get away with that Data disk in the first game! Damn tech priest and his roll of 99 to interact with electronics...

J][M
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: mattausten86 on March 27, 2011, 05:24:57 PM
That was rather funny!!

cheers
matt
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: greenstuff_gav on March 27, 2011, 05:26:47 PM
Gav took photos of the entries for the competition so hopefully they'll be online soon.

http://buildyourimagination.co.uk/minis/conclavegt11.php
sorry for the poor quality on a couple of hte entries :(
(also, can i get my scores please? :D )
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: MarcoSkoll on March 27, 2011, 07:59:50 PM
Great day out! Completely and utterly shattered as I enter my 19th hour of awakeness, but I had a buttload of fun :)
Only 19?

41 hours here. I almost never sleep before this kind of thing (mostly because my brain decides for me "What if you miss your alarm? Stay awake!!!"), so I ended up sleeping for about 12 hours when I finally got back in at one in the morning.

It shouldn't have been as late as that, but when I got to Milton Keynes on the way back, everything was piled up because someone had been hit by a train at Wembley (although from the various conversations going on, it was obvious that "hit" was a euphemism for "not all the vital pieces are still attached to each other") and that everything was held up while the Transport Police sorted things out.

But I ultimately ended up having a nice conversation with a lady who was also held up, including a little while talking about the hobby and the community. So not all that bad.

~~~~~

That aside, I did enjoy myself. I had to fall back on Marco and some of his allies for the event, because of silly mistakes with model cases left at other people's houses, so I didn't get to use the models I really wanted... but Katlien and her warband should finally show up at Ruaridh's Summer Conclave.

All my other projects should be present at my Autumn Conclave - including, finally, the Jubilee.

On the note of other projects, the day has added a few more to the list. Shannow has traded me a Carnosaur he wasn't using (and I will try and get back to him as quickly as possible with my half of the trade!), I've got the Sgt Stone for the Bloody Paulus conversion*, and I've got a few of Gav's bits and pieces.

*I'm not currently planning on casting a conversion kit, but if the idea is popular enough and I do a respectable enough job, it might happen.

~~~~~

Unfortunately, my pictures aren't great (or that numerous) either, as I didn't have time to figure out the best camera settings for the WHW lighting, so went with something that I knew wouldn't be awful, but they still came out rather desaturated.

It's got its own album here. (http://s772.photobucket.com/albums/yy3/MarcoSkoll/Inquisitor%20Events/IGT%202011/)

(Ironically, after deliberately not using the flash, I look back, and I find that the one where I used it by accident is easily the best quality! More flash next time!)

But... the director of Fight Club and The Social Network turned up?
Afraid not.

It's bad luck, but my parents weren't completely oblivious. While he'd done several music videos, he didn't really become a big name until a quite few years after I was born.

Quote from: Kaled
Rob Skene was the top player in round 2 just beating out David Fincher.
I have to admit, I'm surprised. I did try and make an effort, but I didn't get all that close to completing my objectives in that game. I was really at the wrong end of the table and couldn't cover the distance in time.

Although Marco did try and disarm an assailant telekinetically, although a psychic null foiled that plan.

~~~~~

EDIT: Could we get a full breakdown of who was in which games?

I GMed the first, with RobSkib, Aurelius and Cortez
Necris GMed the second, with Me, MattAusten and Holiad.
Gav GMed the third with Me,  Karandas, and... I couldn't match the models to a username. There was a Jena conversion, a Josef conversion, and a gun servitor with Damien's head
And RobSkib GMed the last, with Me, Van Helser and Myriad.

(I think I've got Holiad and Myriad the right way around, but I'm rubbish at such things...)
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Aurelius 12 on March 27, 2011, 09:28:45 PM
I'd like to echo everyone else's comments about how it was a jolly good day out. I'm really amazed I came 4th, especially since it was my first time playing with people who I hadn't inducted into the game! I'm also delighted and slightly humbled by the response to my scenario. Thank you so much to my players for your generosity, and I'm really glad you enjoyed it.

I'm writing a battle report at the moment so watch this space!*


*Actually don't, watch the 'in the field' forum.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Kaled on March 27, 2011, 10:17:26 PM
I've just uploaded the few pics of mine that came out okay - I too failed to set up my camera to cope with the light in WHW;
http://s163.photobucket.com/albums/t286/kaled100/Inquisitor%20Games/IGT11/

I can post a list of who was in each game if you like - remind me if I forget to do it tomorrow.  I'd love it if people posted a line or two about their scenario.  And it'd be great if people could post pics and a paragraph about their warband.  And don't forget the Chronicles of the Carthaxian Conclave (http://www.the-conclave.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=352.0) (and discussion (http://www.the-conclave.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=353.0))...
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Ferran on March 27, 2011, 10:22:03 PM
Heh, awesome

http://buildyourimagination.co.uk/minis/conclavegt11.php?i=DSCI0287.jpg

/edit/ I see it won best mini, good choice!
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: RobSkib on March 27, 2011, 10:44:07 PM
Thanks :)

I will be posting pictures of it in the P&M forum tomorrow, as well as some of the other models I brought if anyone was interested.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Heroka Vendile on March 27, 2011, 11:05:07 PM
14? ouch my pride.  ;)
Although I seem to remember a fairly similar position 2 years ago at the 2008 IGT.

Fantastic day as always though guys, big thanks again Dave for organising it all and for everyone else turning up and making the 8 hour train journeys down and back home worthwhile.

Out of everything that happened on the day - from oh-my-god-gigantic-&%$@ing-spider!! to having my characters either blasted the shreds by boltguns, knocked out cold for the game by both angry vegetation and my own graviton gun - my favourite memory is once the games were all over and we were kicking back in Bugmans, Rob said "Who all actually had plans for their GMing scenario that they weren't able to complete for today?" and pretty much everyone there put their hand up  ;D


The final topping for my weekend though was when I got home this evening after 8 hours of trains I had a quick dinner then went down to the church to see my mum singing in a 154-strong combined choir with 45-piece orchestra performing Carl Orff's Carmina Burana - which is of course the origin of a certain piece of music (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GD3VsesSBsw) all good 40k fans will recognise from a certain computer game (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaos_gate).

Euan

P.S.
Next time I'm at an event I'm bringing name badges. It gets really confusing talking to people by their real names and not having a clue who they are on the forum and visa-versa (plus I'm just rubbish at remembering names anyway!).
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Bloodpact on March 27, 2011, 11:11:55 PM
Yeah, the spider was amusing. Not as deadly as i had imagined it to be when i wrote it up though...
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: kierkegaard on March 28, 2011, 12:24:12 AM
I'm glad that everyone had a good time. I look forward to reading the battle reports and DM articles. I would also like to see some new posts in the Painting and Modelling section (hint hint...)
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Holiad on March 28, 2011, 01:28:35 AM
It's hard to plan a scenario precisely for three sets of unknown characters, so it's pretty likely things are going to get left out, and it's surprising what only shows up in playtesting. For my own part, the players never found the derelict servitor, depriving me of the chance to laught at someone for shooting it, and that plant was *supposed* to be mostly harmless. At least the shiny xenos artifact worked pretty much accordingl to plan, with an inquisitor carefully examining it, testing the controls, and badly wounding his subordinate with a lightning bolt.
 Most dissapointing of all, the players either failed to notice or didn't comment on the space-marine sized daemonhost I set carefully to one side, as if I would be needing it later...
For those interested, I posed my new characters on the P&M forum a month or so back-
http://www.the-conclave.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=1214.0 (http://www.the-conclave.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=1214.0)
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: MarcoSkoll on March 28, 2011, 02:31:39 AM
I too failed to set up my camera to cope with the light in WHW
Yeah, it looks like the shutter speed was on the slow side - lots of blurred people. (My camera has settings that do work well for game photos, but I didn't actually have the time to try them.

Also, please tell me I didn't look this ready to thump someone (http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t286/kaled100/Inquisitor%20Games/IGT11/03.jpg) the whole day.

Next time I'm at an event I'm bringing name badges. It gets really confusing talking to people by their real names and not having a clue who they are on the forum and visa-versa (plus I'm just rubbish at remembering names anyway!).
Sounds like part of an excuse for Conclave T-Shirts to me. Some kind of Inquisitor-esque design across the back with "The Conclave", and names printed/stitched on the breast. I don't know what pricing would be like on that, but it's an idea.

On the real name/forum name thing, I'm perfectly happy to just have people call me Marco at events. I'm used to being called that on the forum, so it's just another one of my many nicknames by now.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Stormgrad on March 28, 2011, 11:42:05 AM
Hello one and all, i had lots of fun and there are plenty of good pics up there, just to say i loved my first taste of inquisitor and will be trying hard to make all future events, in regards to my scenario i had next to no plan just a wacky idea i went with in hindsight i should of put a tad more thought into a few things, also i think i should of figured out how nasty damage straight to the head is so my apologies to tony, nick and jim who's characters i'm sure are slightly more crispy than when they started

again a big thanks to marco for the loan of kai and lyra and i have to say as a player my highlight was kai spending half the game fumbling in the dark just for him to come out shoot rauridh's priest in the back and run away again

If only i hadnt exploded and let Ruaridh get away with that Data disk in the first game! Damn tech priest and his roll of 99 to interact with electronics...

J][M

Your poor tech priest didnt have much luck with getting shocked did he?
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Kaled on March 28, 2011, 11:50:02 AM
I almost brought some 'Hello. My name is...' badges but figured people wouldn't want to wear something so uncool*. Maybe next time I'll make some Conclave ones...

* That and the temptation to write '...Inigo Montoya - you killed my father, prepare to die' on it might have proved too much for some people.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Aurelius 12 on March 28, 2011, 01:33:05 PM
* That and the temptation to write '...Inigo Montoya - you killed my father, prepare to die' on it might have proved too much for some people.

Guilty as charged. Given this was the first thing to go through my head, followed by Spartacus, and The Doctor. Run!

Inquisitorial Purity Seals however, now there's a thought...
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: RobSkib on March 28, 2011, 01:45:29 PM
I would have insisted that everybody wrote 'Kaede Mack' :)
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: MarcoSkoll on March 28, 2011, 02:18:13 PM
That and the temptation to write '...Inigo Montoya - you killed my father, prepare to die' on it might have proved too much for some people.
Also guilty as charged.

my highlight was kai spending half the game fumbling in the dark just for him to come out shoot rauridh's priest in the back and run away again
... this shows that I didn't have anywhere near enough time to brief you on the characters.

Kai has infra goggles, pretty much primarily for this purpose. He's a shock assault trooper, equipped to be able to strike under cover of darkness, fight in underground tunnels and/or cut the power before they strike at the enemy base.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Stormgrad on March 28, 2011, 02:24:05 PM
oh well i had fun and i managed to in one round take a character pretty much out of action and for my first game i loved it.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Bloodpact on March 28, 2011, 06:10:30 PM
I would heartily welcome T-shirts with names/alias' (Aliai?) on! It was tricky remembering peoples real names when meeting them for the first time, let alone trying to remember their name on the forum as well!

J][M
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: DapperAnarchist on March 28, 2011, 06:12:04 PM
Well, if I turn up the the next meet, I will ensure people remember me... by wearing my suit, with some form of Anarchist symbol badge on it. That should help.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Kaled on March 28, 2011, 07:33:02 PM
Okay, I'll definitely add name badges to my list of things to do differently next time. And if anyone has any other suggestions send me a PM and I'll consider it...
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: MarcoSkoll on March 29, 2011, 03:40:51 AM
I will ensure people remember me... by wearing my suit, with some form of Anarchist symbol badge on it.
I wanna see a tailored suit combined with a green mohican and a safety pin ear piercing. :P

for my first game i loved it.
Good. Now get on with your own characters!
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Necris on March 29, 2011, 03:20:01 PM
I am surprised that I managed to outwit everyone am I becoming more sneaky in my old age?

I also think  either Purity seal or Rosette would be the best option for name tags
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Kaled on March 29, 2011, 04:39:13 PM
Bear in mind that the costs of everything come out of the prize fund, so the more I spend up front the smaller the prize pot. That said I could have spent more and we'd still have had a good prize pot. So if anyone spots any cool name badges/purity seals/rosettes/t-shirts let me know - otherwise I'll just design and print some stickers.

Alternatively, players can make their own name tags in whatever design they like (as long as it has their name, alias and player number) - and anyone who turns up without one gets a 'Hello, my name is' sticker instead.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: MarcoSkoll on March 29, 2011, 04:43:21 PM
I can post a list of who was in each game if you like - remind me if I forget to do it tomorrow.
Can we have the player/game breakdown now please? ;)
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Kaled on March 30, 2011, 07:12:05 PM
Okay - I think I've copied and pasted these names correctly.  The ones in italics should be the GM.

Game 1Game 2Game 3Game 4
James Carpenter
Tony Wallace
Ryan Simmons
Rob Hill
Rob Hill
Richard Lamb
Rob Skene
Gav Fry
Euan Forrest
Richard Lamb
Matt Austen
James Carpenter
John Simpson Wedge
Ryan Simmons
Gav Fry
Matt Austen
Nicholas Carpenter
Euan Forrest
Gav Fry
Neil Bass
Tony Wallace
Nicholas Carpenter
David Fincher
Matt Austen
Ryan Simmons
Rob Hill
Rob Skene
Nicholas Carpenter
Richard Lamb
Jim Gallagher
Tony Wallace
Nicholas Carpenter
David Fincher
Rob Skene
John Simpson Wedge
Stephen Yates
Jim Gallagher
Stephen Yates
Euan Forrest
Ryan Simmons
Gav Fry
Jim Gallagher
Neil Bass
David Fincher
Rob Skene
Ruaridh Dall
David Fincher
James Carpenter
Matt Austen
Jim Gallagher
Ruaridh Dall
Richard Lamb
Neil Bass
John Simpson Wedge
Ruaridh Dall
James Carpenter
Ruaridh Dall
Stephen Yates
John Simpson Wedge
Tony Wallace
Stephen Yates
Neil Bass
Rob Hill
Euan Forrest
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Necris on March 30, 2011, 07:49:16 PM
Who wanted one of the curved chain swords

I've just received 2 in a bits collections I bought off ebay, they've had the hilt bars removed but the hand guards are intact.

No sodding hands though in the pack though.....
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: DapperAnarchist on March 30, 2011, 08:15:04 PM
I will ensure people remember me... by wearing my suit, with some form of Anarchist symbol badge on it.
I wanna see a tailored suit combined with a green mohican and a safety pin ear piercing. :P

Pah, that's just punk. If I go full Anarchist, expect signs calling for the assassination of the Tsars! That, or a pamphlets explaining why Iain M. Banks is a political genius.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: Bloodpact on April 01, 2011, 09:57:30 PM

No sodding hands though in the pack though.....

Argghhhh! Lack of hands is my Inquisitor modelling source of rage! Never enough hands to go around all the models i neeeeeeed...
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: DapperAnarchist on April 01, 2011, 10:02:36 PM
why aren't the more talented among us (Gav, Marco, etc) producing a hands set? left and right of each, fist, handle, pistol grip, open in a couple poses... I would, but I can sculpt... well, feet, apparently.
Title: Re: Inquisitor Grand Tournament 2011 - March 26th
Post by: MarcoSkoll on April 01, 2011, 10:22:44 PM
why aren't the more talented among us (Gav, Marco, etc) producing a hands set?
I did mention the idea while we were in Bugman's actually (and I think, not all that long ago on the forum), but I'm not sure anyone actually heard me!
I think I'm up to the job of making a fair set of hands, but I don't have any casting experience as of present, so I'm a little wary of just throwing myself into the job.

I guess the start is to get pestering people in the P&M section for advice.