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Title: Salute display - 13th November 2021, ExCeL London
Post by: MarcoSkoll on June 02, 2019, 12:03:31 PM
EDIT:

As all game spaces for Salute 2020 were pushed back to the 2021 show, we are still on for putting on an Inquisitor display.

The current plan is still (if we have the numbers) to split this into a morning and afternoon display, in order to give participants some opportunity to explore the wider show.

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Old Edit:

Updating this initial post, we have been accepted for a 54mm scale display game at Salute, with a 6'x5' table at our disposal. (I considered larger, but this is already larger than we use for many of our games and it obviously increases the amount of terrain that would need to be transported. Also, it could have impacted our chances of acceptance).

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

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

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Original Post:

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

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

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

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

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

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

I know it's problematic for people to commit this early on (and space fills up fairly fast), so this time I'm proposing that if there's enough interest we put in a submission and withdraw later on if it should become clear people won't be available.
Title: Re: Salute - 18th April 2020, ExCeL London
Post by: TheNephew on June 02, 2019, 11:18:45 PM
As in previous years, I'm up for it.
Title: Re: Salute - 18th April 2020, ExCeL London
Post by: TheNephew on June 16, 2019, 11:00:01 PM
Double-posting, and perhaps not perfectly on topic:

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

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

Pros:
More word of mouth.

Cons:
I know it is planned to be a 54mm event, and that wee cult deals in smaller toys.
I don't know if anyone could/would want to devote time to talking/writing about it with them - I'm pretty sure I couldn't.
Title: Re: Salute - 18th April 2020, ExCeL London
Post by: Heroka Vendile on July 10, 2019, 12:51:41 AM
If we're confirmed for this, I can probably make it. It will depend on the final date chosen for the spring concert I'm involved in.
As Salute is a 1-day event, that increases the odds for me.
Title: Re: Salute - 18th April 2020, ExCeL London
Post by: MarcoSkoll on July 12, 2019, 03:27:41 PM
We're not yet confirmed, but I think we've got enough interest that we can probably take a stab at an application and hope we can drag the numbers together if people drop out later.
Title: Re: Salute - 18th April 2020, ExCeL London
Post by: MarcoSkoll on September 07, 2019, 12:49:42 PM
Can people please recheck their calendars and get back to me on this? I've left the registration as late as I think is reasonably safe, and would like to get it in fairly soon.
Title: Re: Salute - 18th April 2020, ExCeL London
Post by: MarcoSkoll on September 13, 2019, 12:55:01 PM
I've had enough volunteers that I've put in an application. It's by no means guaranteed, but here's hoping.

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

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

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

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

I think an AM and PM scenario would be best - I'm going to need some time to roam.
I'd be happy to have public nerds play a couple of turns with my toys while I'm away, in the interest of community engagement.
Title: Re: Salute - 18th April 2020, ExCeL London
Post by: MarcoSkoll on October 06, 2019, 04:42:15 AM
I'll probably bring my small collection of 28mm toys as well, as something a little more accessible after the attention grabbing 54mm models, unless folks would prefer a solidly 54mm-focused arrangement.
I'm playing my gamesmaster's decree here; we will be promoting both scales.

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

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

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

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

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

But big showy games, while good at grabbing attention, are sort of the direct antithesis of keeping things manageable for complete newbies.
Title: Re: Salute - 18th April 2020, ExCeL London
Post by: MarcoSkoll on January 19, 2020, 03:58:32 PM
Afternoon all. Sorry I've not been around too much - real life has been busy.

However, we're now about three months out from this display game, so we need to get our plans properly in order.

Can anyone who's volunteering to get involved please recheck their availability and get back to me as soon as possible?

Once we have a fairly concrete list of volunteers, we'll start sorting out the actual details regarding which characters we'll be putting on the tables and exactly what they'll be disagreeing over.

The plan is still to split things into a morning and afternoon display - both to give people time off to explore the show themselves and to try to keep the pace up rather than putting on an overly large game that gets drawn out to the point that it's tedious for anyone to watch.

As such, we'll have a certain amount to do regarding matching up the available characters for the most interesting combinations.
Title: Re: Salute - 18th April 2020, ExCeL London
Post by: TheNephew on January 20, 2020, 02:17:50 PM
I'm definitely in, barring catastrophic events.

I have a(n expanded) selection of generically robed AdMech bipeds, a few more civilian robed folks, a couple of generic security goons, and an armless T'au pilot that I'm planning on arming soon.
Title: Re: Salute - 18th April 2020, ExCeL London
Post by: mcjomar on January 27, 2020, 08:48:24 AM
My calendar is currently probably maybe clear for that weekend (I think?).
Title: Re: Salute - 18th April 2020, ExCeL London
Post by: MarcoSkoll on January 27, 2020, 03:20:58 PM
My calendar is currently probably maybe clear for that weekend (I think?).
I think that's probably maybe not particularly useful for actually planning things. (Okay, definitely not :P). If you can check diaries and tighten up dates, then it'd be appreciated.

As it is, the hope is that we'll be able to put on some particularly strong games - scenarios written specifically for the characters in question, a luxury we don't tend to get at our standard events. But that does rely on me having fairly solid answers about who'll be available.

Title: Re: Salute - 18th April 2020, ExCeL London
Post by: mcjomar on January 28, 2020, 08:32:54 AM
After conferring with the other half, I should be available (unless something ridiculous happens, in which case I'll probably have other things to worry about).

Given that I'm trying to paint 1k points of eldar for a battle with an old friend on the 26th, I'll probably just bring Samantha, Jack, and their Arbitor replacement for "Vix", as those are already painted.
(Plus some space marines for display I guess).

Painting anything new at 54mm isn't going to end well.
I've got some 28mm groups also (two that are painted, anyway), so it depends where my primary attention should go.
Title: Re: Salute - 18th April 2020, ExCeL London
Post by: MarcoSkoll on February 06, 2020, 09:44:48 PM
Salute have posted their games list and map (http://www.salute.co.uk/salute/salute-2020/salute-2020-games/), so we now know where we're going to be and what's going to be around us.

We're at GD20. Not quite the prized spot on the end of a row where we're visible to everyone going past, but we're not completely out of the way, and we are near some reasonably major traders (probably most significant is Battlefoam).

Our neighbouring games are going to be...
- Atlantis Games, 28mm Fantasy skirmish (Trader game)
- Skull & Crown Stratagem. 80mm Steampunk (Participation)
- Little Wars Revisited, 54mm 19th Century (Participation)
- Blitzkrieg Miniatures, Mech combat (Trader game)
- Essex Warriors, 1/20 scale Space Hulk (Particpation)

... so for the most part we seem to have been put in the "big models" corner. As far as I can tell looking over the list, there's only one other "large scale" game elsewhere (right next to the entrance, as it happens). So, we're not going to be able to stand out scale-wise from what's around us, but I  think we're still on solid ground; stuff like the 54mm vehicles should still have its impact.
Title: Re: Salute - 18th April 2020, ExCeL London
Post by: TheNephew on February 22, 2020, 05:14:49 PM
1/20 scale Space Hulk?
Poor little Artemis can't compete with that.
Title: Re: Salute - 18th April 2020, ExCeL London
Post by: MarcoSkoll on February 23, 2020, 03:45:22 AM
Well, Artemis may not - but the plan is to be there with at least three 54mm scale vehicles, so I'm taking it that in the end we're probably going to be putting the bigger models on the table.
Title: Re: Salute - 18th April 2020, ExCeL London
Post by: MarcoSkoll on March 08, 2020, 02:15:33 AM
I've already posted about this on the Discord, but I'm looking at (finally) getting around to printing myself up a 'Clave shirt for Salute. I need to make some slight adjustments to the image files I've got, but I'm thinking this works as a layout:

(https://i.imgur.com/RSUpJ1t.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/3Whzlf9.jpg)
Title: Re: Salute - 18th April 2020, ExCeL London
Post by: Inquisitor_Snarf on March 10, 2020, 12:40:12 AM
Looking sweet!

If I was not on the other side of the pond I would chip in for one.
Title: Re: Salute - 18th April 2020, ExCeL London
Post by: MarcoSkoll on March 10, 2020, 01:39:52 PM
Right, a couple of notes...

- Can people who will be assisting send me details of their preferred characters? I need to try to create some match-ups.

- COVID-19: It remains a considerable possibility that large events will end up cancelled because of government controls. However, I'm aware that several people have made/need to make travel plans and accommodation bookings.

With that in mind, and assuming that any restrictions brought in will allow it, I'm also looking at a possible back-up plan of trying to grab a table or two at one or other of the Dark Spheres and running a mini-event there instead such that any bookings aren't completely squandered.

If I was not on the other side of the pond I would chip in for one.
There's been a bit of interest, and while I'm not sure it's going to be practical to do a batch of them unless several people are meeting up at an event, I will make the high quality image files available once they're properly tidied up and updated, so people can make their own.
Title: Re: Salute - 18th April 2020, ExCeL London
Post by: TheNephew on March 11, 2020, 10:26:36 AM
I would be very into getting a Conclave shirt, if that's a thing that can happen.
I'm still sad I lost my Conclave dice from all those years ago.

I'll be putting a character post up some time in the next week or so.
A (very) small T'au trade delegation are visiting the system to meet with a similarly small negotiation team of Techpriests, facilitated by notable fringe scum personality Jal Kericho and a mildly-infamous Explorator coven (Mirielle and Planck) respectively.
Mirielle, Planck and Jal are likely to be the main movers and shakers of the set, plot-wise, perhaps 'guided' by their bosses/charges.

The T'au are four models, effectively un-armed/civilian, joined by Kal Jericho with a hand-swap.
The Mechanicus representatives are one thinker and two ceremonial guards with beefy hand-weapons (the three Techpriest 'statues' from HITECH, which I now can't find links for). They will be joined by the familiar group of Magos Orlan Mirielle (Gav's sculpt), Planck (Gruss), and a couple of waifs and strays.
I'll bring the Artemis/daemon prince conversion too, but I don't think it will see teh table unless you have a special need for big red behemoths.
Probably 12-14ish models total.
Title: Re: Salute - 18th April 2020, ExCeL London
Post by: MarcoSkoll on March 12, 2020, 03:53:22 AM
I'll bring the Artemis/daemon prince conversion too, but I don't think it will see teh table unless you have a special need for big red behemoths.
I'm not ruling too much out at this stage; it depends on who wants to bring what characters.

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I would be very into getting a Conclave shirt, if that's a thing that can happen.
I'm still sad I lost my Conclave dice from all those years ago.
I've had a few people express interest, but I'll not try making the arrangements for a batch order just yet; it's still very possible that the country could end up on lock-down by then.

(I'll be very disappointed if we do end up having to miss this, as I've wanted to arrange a Salute display for years and unless we get some recruitment, I think it's going to get more challenging each year... but still, public health is obviously the bigger concern).
Title: Re: Salute - 18th April 2020, ExCeL London
Post by: mcjomar on March 12, 2020, 08:10:47 AM
On the basis that Salute does go ahead, and the event is set during the end of 40k, rather than the "current" timeline, then expect to see Samantha, young Jack, and their local planetary law enforcement officer they acquired as Victoria's replacement after the last debacle.

I'll also have Helena, Jacey, and Raldana, but I'm thinking of overhauling their sheets (or re-writing from scratch).
I'll also have my 4 marines (Cypher, Novarius and Antoninius (ultramarines), and my as yet unnamed Lamenter with assault cannon) but obviously not for play.
I've got "Current" Jack (unpainted) his sniper (partially painted) and his interrogator (fully painted with char sheet on these boards somewhere).

All in one case - I'm not planning on bringing a daemon, or the rogue inquisitor plus minion, as they're up on ebay for sale.
Title: Re: Salute - 18th April 2020, ExCeL London
Post by: MarcoSkoll on March 12, 2020, 09:53:25 PM
The theme is that this part of the preparations for the Alykia Crusade that "Legacy" at the London GT kicked off, so the Carthax time-line has not jumped forwards.

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However, that's partly because my assumption with any events I will be running going forwards is that while the Carthax timeline has not significantly advanced, the wider time-line has; it's explicitly stated in the new canon that the shock of The Rift's formation lead to some sectors jumping forwards centuries, while others stood nearly still.
(My personal interpretation is that the warp, already twisted in how its geometry related to real-space, also twisted in time; things may not have actually stood still, but when simultaneity is primarily determined by warp communication and travel, it's difficult to tell the difference between another sector having jumped forwards fifty years, and the fact that the warp journey to that sector now connecting to a point fifty years later... or at least, fifty years later than it did. Who knows if it connected to the same time before!).

This is the best compromise I can think of; it doesn't require people to abandon all their existing characters or for us to wedge in a century or two of new Carthax history, but it does also mean I don't need to try banning anything based off the new stuff because "hasn't happened yet".

Whether other GMs agree with me and do the same... well, everything you have been told is a lie.
Title: Re: Salute - 18th April 2020, ExCeL London
Post by: mcjomar on March 13, 2020, 08:05:00 AM
Inside information suggests that Salute will be going ahead unless ExCeL or the government cancel things.
So, yeah.

Given that this is connected to the LGT event, Samantha and crew will be front and centre.
Title: Re: Salute - 18th April 2020, ExCeL London
Post by: Inquisitor_Snarf on March 13, 2020, 11:44:29 AM
I will make the high quality image files available once they're properly tidied up and updated, so people can make their own.

Awsome, thanks!
Title: Re: Salute - 18th April 2020, ExCeL London
Post by: TheNephew on March 13, 2020, 05:39:20 PM
Inside information suggests that Salute will be going ahead unless ExCeL or the government cancel things.

40k has a wealth of "I have a good excuse to wear a respirator" cosplay opportunities, so I'm sure we'll be fine.
Title: Re: Salute - 18th April 2020, ExCeL London
Post by: MarcoSkoll on March 16, 2020, 11:21:20 PM
Can I have a verdict please?

It's looking pretty damn likely now that Salute isn't going to happen - and it may well also be that Dark Sphere will be shut too (they're closing for at least two weeks, except this coming Saturday), so there's no real "mini-event" back-up plan.
Even if it does happen, I'm expecting it's going to be a pretty big wash-out, with very poor attendance.

I've put down some cash for some extra exhibitor wristbands, but other than that I'm not that heavily invested financially.

Emotionally... well, it's going to be really disappointing to have to abandon it, as it's very likely we won't be able to do it again. I've had at least two past failures with the idea, because normally people can't provide good answers before the submission window closes, and our community isn't getting more active.

However, hanging on does mean people may end up committing to buying train tickets, hotels, etc that can't then be refunded.

At this stage, what should we be doing?
Title: Re: Salute - 18th April 2020, ExCeL London
Post by: Charax on March 17, 2020, 08:18:33 AM
well, I'm already pretty heavily committed, with a non-refundable hotel room for the weekend so I'll be there on anything short of a government mandated shutdown. Open to any alternative arrangements people want to make
Title: Re: Salute - 18th April 2020, ExCeL London
Post by: TheNephew on March 17, 2020, 05:19:03 PM
InqB'n'B?
AirB'n'EYHBTIAL?
Renting a flat is probably not the answer to already-over-committed resources.

I'm likewise in, bar reet propa quarantine.
Title: Re: CANCELLED: Salute - 18th April 2020, ExCeL London
Post by: MarcoSkoll on March 18, 2020, 12:14:41 AM
To no-one's great surprise, Salute has been cancelled (https://www.facebook.com/SLWarlords/posts/2849980411715517).

(Strictly they're wording it as "postponed", but they're postponing it to the same time next year, so...)

Dependent on the situation, I will see if there's any possibility to do hold a mini-meet instead, but in light of the scale of the pandemic, this will have to be carefully considered.
Title: Re: CANCELLED: Salute - 18th April 2020, ExCeL London
Post by: Inquisitor_Snarf on March 18, 2020, 01:07:15 AM
Sad to hear but for the best to slow things down.
Title: Re: Salute - 13th November 2021, ExCeL London
Post by: MarcoSkoll on January 27, 2021, 07:47:28 PM
To keep people appraised, and to no-one's great surprise (I wasn't really bothering much with preparations), Salute 2021 has been postponed again.

The new date will be Saturday 13th November 2021. I will look into recruitment for people to help out with the display closer to the time, dependent on whether it is actually responsible to be getting involved with a large event. (Hopefully, vaccination and transmission rates will be far safer by the time).
Title: Re: Salute display - 13th November 2021, ExCeL London
Post by: MarcoSkoll on February 27, 2021, 02:11:09 PM
Due to some complete stupidity and other hassle at my end, I've managed to mostly forget about an e-mail I've had from the Salute organisers that I was supposed to be responding to promptly.

Do I actually still have willing volunteers for putting on a display game, or am I going to have to tell them we're turning down our space?

As is, 13th November should be after a vaccine roll-out is complete, so large events will hopefully be relatively safe, but I will understand if people are reluctant.
Title: Re: Salute display - 13th November 2021, ExCeL London
Post by: TheNephew on March 17, 2021, 07:09:35 AM
I'm still up for it, successful vaccine roll-out conditional.
I understand this is probably too late though.
Grim old year.
Title: Re: Salute display - 13th November 2021, ExCeL London
Post by: MarcoSkoll on March 18, 2021, 04:01:03 AM
This is more or less what I already told them - that we still wanted our space, although we considered everyone's safety and health more important than the show.

I made the assumption that I would hopefully be able to find enough victims volunteers to assist closer to the time. Hopefully I'm proved right and I won't need to send our apologies.
Title: Re: Salute display - 13th November 2021, ExCeL London
Post by: MarcoSkoll on September 11, 2021, 12:23:31 PM
Hello all!

I know things have been quite quiet of late, but we are still booked in for this display game.

The current plan is still to split this into a morning and afternoon display, in order to give participants some opportunity to explore the wider show, but that may be dependent on how many volunteers I still have.

If you're going to be available to help out, please let me know as soon as possible so I can try to finalise plans! (Although I realise that last minute panics if someone gets Covid and has to self-isolate are not impossible).
Title: Re: Salute display - 13th November 2021, ExCeL London
Post by: TheNephew on September 11, 2021, 05:11:29 PM
I'm still up for it.
Edit: Well, providing the country isn't burn down in the nth wave then.
Title: Re: Salute display - 13th November 2021, ExCeL London
Post by: MarcoSkoll on September 18, 2021, 08:08:56 PM
Edit: Well, providing the country isn't burn down in the nth wave then.
Yes, in the eventuality that the event seems like it's going to be unsafe, then I'm prepared to cancel even if Salute themselves have not.

However, right now I'm really not getting many responses either way, so I may have to cancel simply due to lack of assistants...
Title: Re: Salute display - 13th November 2021, ExCeL London
Post by: greenstuff_gav on September 19, 2021, 09:49:39 PM
currently trying to work out logistics but i should be available - just gotta see about tickets and transport
thankfully i have a  big folder of scenarios that can be run quickly
Title: Re: Salute display - 13th November 2021, ExCeL London
Post by: MarcoSkoll on September 20, 2021, 12:38:03 PM
currently trying to work out logistics but i should be available - just gotta see about tickets and transport
If you're talking about tickets for Salute, I've got eight exhibitor's wristbands at my disposal (and can potentially add two more if needed), so don't worry about that. (If you're talking about train tickets, fair enough).

thankfully i have a  big folder of scenarios that can be run quickly
Well, the plan here is a display game (well, a morning and an afternoon one, to allow people some of the day to explore), not participation games - and in that respect, I was hoping that I could tailor the scenarios to a set of known characters, although that's obviously going to be a bit of a challenge with the possibility people might have to drop out if they catch Covid.

I did look at the idea of participation games, but trying to run a fulfilling game inside no more than half an hour didn't feel practical... and well, Inquisitor is one of those games that doesn't work well if people assume it's a straight up fight, and I'd say the risk of pick-up participants doing that is very high (and having a GM try to steer them away from that approach could come across as "No! You're playing the game wrong!").

I figured it was better to take experienced players and run a large game, because that also means we can get all the attention grabbing stuff like 54mm vehicles out to play.
Title: Re: Salute display - 13th November 2021, ExCeL London
Post by: greenstuff_gav on September 21, 2021, 08:32:00 AM
or a half dozen Space Marines O:)

regarding tickets - aye, had planned on a pair of salute tickets and currently looking if i'd get the train or drive up

as i'm down to just the jerichos, do you have the actual inquisitor characters painted? i don't think i ever assembled a mini stock  :-[

i did a scenario where players sifted through scrap piles and i gave out wargear cards, that may work - i'll dig out all my pre-prepped sceanrios and have a look
Title: Re: Salute display - 13th November 2021, ExCeL London
Post by: MarcoSkoll on September 21, 2021, 12:00:06 PM
as i'm down to just the jerichos, do you have the actual inquisitor characters painted?
To clarify, by "a set of known characters", I mean that it will be discussed in advance with the people playing which characters they will be bringing, and I will tailor the scenarios to those specific characters.

We are in the position that we can actually plan out a game more in-depth than usual and we don't have to resort to the scenarios having to be sufficiently generic to work with whoever and however the characters match up. And while there is the possibility of an emergency where a player has to drop out due to Covid or the like, then we'll get a set of stand-in characters/models to take that role in the scenario rather than necessitating a last minute rewrite.
Title: Re: Salute display - 13th November 2021, ExCeL London
Post by: MarcoSkoll on September 30, 2021, 04:33:58 PM
If you have volunteered, can you contact me with details of the characters you'd be bringing? The general theme I'm going to be working to is politics relating to the upcoming Alykia crusade, and I need to try to plan out scenarios that best fit the characters.

If you haven't yet volunteered, I am still looking for more recruits to the cause; currently I'm very short staffed.
Title: Re: Salute display - 13th November 2021, ExCeL London
Post by: greenstuff_gav on September 30, 2021, 07:56:29 PM
i think i'm gonna have to pass - trian looks to be about 160 - of 1/2 a weeks wages :(
Title: Re: Salute display - 13th November 2021, ExCeL London
Post by: MarcoSkoll on September 30, 2021, 09:48:13 PM
Jeebus. Even if you pre-book advance tickets?
Title: Re: Salute display - 13th November 2021, ExCeL London
Post by: TheNephew on October 01, 2021, 06:44:09 PM
Throne, that's a ridiculous ticket Gav.

I'm hoping to have a Rogue Trader's seneschal Chal Kerijo (name in progress) shepherding an Adeptus Mechanicus representative and bodyguards, and two representatives of the Tau's trading federation offering technologies, accompanied by their Tau pilot and human cultural interpreter.

I was expecting the seneschal to be the main active character, directed by the representatives. Hopefully in six weeks Ican find a hand I like and finished the paintjob on not-Kal, and finished up the pilots control-vanes.
Title: Re: Salute display - 13th November 2021, ExCeL London
Post by: greenstuff_gav on October 01, 2021, 08:23:14 PM
that is pre-booked tickets :(
unless we have a lotto win before then, salute is a no-go for me - hopefully i can get the gaming table built ASAP to get some games of Inquisitor in!
Title: Re: Salute display - 13th November 2021, ExCeL London
Post by: MarcoSkoll on October 02, 2021, 01:06:36 PM
Eesh. Where are you coming from these days? I'd've expected tickets from the Bath area to be less than half that, even buying on the day.
Title: Re: Salute display - 13th November 2021, ExCeL London
Post by: MarcoSkoll on October 03, 2021, 02:27:13 PM
As far as keeping you up to date (particularly as it relates to event safety), the Warlords have sent out an e-mail reminding attendees of ExCeL's own entry requirements: https://www.excel.london/visitor/your-safety

Although it's possible they will update the requirements later, currently a proof of double vaccination (such as an NHS Covid Pass letter), Covid-19 antibodies or a negative lateral flow test will be required for entry. And, indeed, masks are recommended.

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Beyond that, I am still hunting for more volunteers if possible. Let me know if you can be available. Obviously, it's in our interests to put on a good show, as some decent publicity may significantly increase our player pool for future events.
Title: Re: Salute display - 13th November 2021, ExCeL London
Post by: TheNephew on October 03, 2021, 03:08:56 PM
Do Warlords have any info on what constitutes 'proof'?
I know several people in events management that have had customers struggle if they do not use a smartphone, as many venue terms dictate they require 'proof' via smartphone NHS app, and cannot accept a physical lateral flow in person. I don't use a smartphone either, hence my concern.
I'm in the slow process of updating my address to get a Pass letter anyway, so hopefully it won't matter.

What's the lowest number of folks you'd run the table with?
I'm willing to soldier on through a full day stint, but having a third/fourth to swap out for a walk and peruse, and keep the scenario(s) chaotic, would be good.
Title: Re: Salute display - 13th November 2021, ExCeL London
Post by: MarcoSkoll on October 04, 2021, 03:39:40 AM
Do Warlords have any info on what constitutes 'proof'?
I don't immediately know that, but I will contact the ExCeL centre (it's the centre's requirement, not the Warlords') to find out.

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What's the lowest number of folks you'd run the table with?
If people were prepared to muck in for the full day, then three other than myself would be just about manageable. I'm planning to have much of the scenario set up so it can run without me, in order that I can drop out to talk to people as required.

And I do, theoretically, have three right now. RobSkib is working on arrangements, but will be coming with another player from his circle. (I was also contacted on FB a couple of weeks back, but haven't heard back from them).

Also, I have been sitting on a backup plan that I'm about to put into action and I hope will work to get some extra players. I know that every time Gav Thorpe tweets about anything Inquisitor related, he gets a load of people who say "Hey yeah, I used to love that and I've still got all my old models". So I'm planning to be cheeky and ask him to retweet a help request, in the hope that brings anyone else out of the woodwork.
Title: Re: Salute display - 13th November 2021, ExCeL London
Post by: MarcoSkoll on October 08, 2021, 03:40:02 AM
ExCeL have confirmed that, yes, Covid pass letters are acceptable.

And, while I've not actually had to do a lateral flow test at any point myself, my reading of their email implies that if reported online (http://www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result), the confirmation text can be received by any phone, without requiring the NHS smartphone app. However, unless there's something I'm missing, I'm not entirely sure how self-reporting a result via a website constitutes good proof, but hey.