At the start of the month we held the third annual Bugeater GT at Millard West High School. It was another successful year overall, raising thousands for the debate team while at the same time allowing gamers to have a great weekend. In an effort to kick start my blogging and get my posts up I wanted to share my thoughts on the tournament: what our goals were, what went well, what we could have done better, etc.
For the second year in a row, the Outlanders braved the 7 hour journey to Chicago to play in many different events at Adepticon. If you’re not familiar with Adeptcion … well I don’t know what to tell you. Despite the fact that we run a GT ourselves, Adepticon is truly the major event that the rest of our gaming universe revolves around. Our winter paint and play was timed to build up to Adepticon. The March Hare point values were matched to Adepticon’s instead of the Bugeater. All of this is for a good reason – Adepticon is an amazing experience. This year, we have several folks attend: myself, JT, Russ, Billy, Adam, Jon, Matt, and Dan S. A slightly smaller contingent but still a nice group (there were a few other Omaha groups that made the trip out).
Inspired by some other “I’m back” posts from Hulksmash and Inquisitor Dunn, I figured I should get off my butt and get my blog updated. For one, GT planning is full speed ahead now that we’re actually in 2013, and second I’ve made it a New Year’s Resolution to ensure that I take time to enjoy doing the things I want to do. I love my job teaching and coaching, but to avoid burnout and stress I need to keep my free time free … and filled with Warhammer!
Sorry for this getting out so much later than I intended. I did some reviewing of the new NOVA primer packet and went to make some additions, and then my school laptop got fried. I had a recent backup, but had to rebuild most of the packet. The packet was built with the intention of preserving the mission structure that has worked so well the past two years while making sure that we aren’t alienating ourselves from sixth edition so much that it feels like 40k edition 5.5 The final version of the primer missions packet will come out in March, so please give us feedback over the next four months.
The extensive part of the debate season is winding down (although our season goes through March, the in state tournaments are January on, the out of state travel is in the fall and early winter). During that time we’ve set up sponsors, worked on our tournament staff, and most importantly for the attendees, and we’ve been getting the draft of our rules packs together. Today we are posting the draft pack for the Warhammer Fantasy tournament. Based on the overwhelmingly positive feedback from last year’s system, this year is largely an adjustment of what we did last year based on evolving meta and new army books / army book updates. Please post your feedback here or email it to RoyersT@gmail.com