We're sort of relaxed for the weekend of Dakkacon, and time 'schedules' are sort of more like 'guidelines'. OPEN GAMING is always an option. If you just feel like gaming for an entire weekend with a buddy, feel free. Lots of tables available. Most of the events will only take up a few tables.
FRIDAY: a 25point Warmahordes event, probably kicking off at 7 or 8. Whenever Tim Nash has his din-din, shows up, and tries to organize people wanting to play. Open to beginners, if you're an experienced player, leave the brass balls at home and play like you want to have some fun.
FRIDAY LATE NIGHT: BigGunz-NE are hosting an Iron Painter event. Meaning we all sit around a table and put paint on models, build stuff, base our armies, or get bored with painting and go play games. Paint or don't Paint, we'll be there until the wee hours of the morning and then going out for Waffles at the local Diner. Our resident Golden Demon winner, Joe Guiliani will be setting up his airbrush, and we may mess around with learning how to use weathering powders and a few other useful things.
SATURDAY MORNING: 1000 point 40k Tournament. 10am. 3 rounds I think, but who knows. )
SATURDAY NIGHT: The creator of Brushfire will be here to run demos. Take advantage of learning the game from the people that made it.
-We're going to break out a few board games like Cataan and Red Dragon Inn.
-Saturday night will also see some of the guys from Gaming Garage doing Malifaux demos. True to the clubs nature they worried more about painting pretty models than those nigling rules. It's beginners teaching beginners, so step up and learn how to play.
SUNDAY: WFB Fantasy Warbands. Bring a 1000 pt WFB army to play with in the Chaos Wastes. No lords, and try to go with the old warbands feel. Smaller units, reflecting the followers of a champion of chaos. Start with any race and mutate as you go.) Send army lists to Mike Clark at ShowcasePA@aol.com for approval and a few rolls on the Chaos rewards table. WARNING: The ancient and venerable rules from Realms of Chaos in use! All hail the D1000 mutation chart!
Food will be cooking in the back all weekend. Eat hearty for just 20.00 for the whole weekend.
DakkaCon 2012 is on the way. The next one is slated for Jan 27th-29th at Showcase Comics in the Granite Run Mall.
DakkaCon is an informal get together of gamers that started up spontaneously in the Dakka Mosh Pit a couple of years ago. Games are run by various people in a very laid back format. Past events have been mini map campaigns for 40k and WFB, an Emperor Vs Horus scenario fought on the battlebarge above terra, speed painting contests, boardgames, specialists games etc.
There's no set start time: People start showing up on Friday and we start gaming. We'll go as late as people want with pots of chili dogs and sausage sandwhiches in the back room, and byob after the store closes at 10pm. More gaming saturday from 10am until way to late. Excursions to South Philly for cheesesteaks and the local bars for liquid nourishment are always a possibility. Sunday we drag ourselves in for another day.
Cost to get in ?: Nothing. Totally free. The only thing the store will charge for is the food we bring in.
Want to bring a game? Go for it. Anyone can plan a game and run it, from breaking out Talisman to running a tournament.
As the boys in the mosh pit get more organized, I'll be posting up more details. Right now, it looks like we'll probably have demos for Brushfire and possibly Mantic's new Warpath rules, a large table multi player necromunda game, a couple rounds of speed painting, and a late night 1000 pt 40k tournament. There's also talk of doing another round of the WFB map campaign, using the huge map that RITides brought up last time, and I've always wanted to do a Chaos Warbands tournament.
Save the date, check out discussion when it appears over on DakkaDakka.com and ShowcaseComicsandGames.com
So now we're going to feed our little Dakkacon on a diet of warpstone, beer, and dangerous ideas!
How Big and Stompy can we make it?
The Big Stompy Summer Event
July 9th, 10th and 11th
Now with 53% MORE DAKKA!
3 Days of Fun, and Gaming, a little Beer & Barbeque, and a lot of Dakka and Dice Rolling.
Lowhammer Grand Tournament - Two days of a different way to play Warhammer Fantasy. Three games on Saturday and two games on Sunday.
Friday Night Fight - Three games of 1000 pt 40k Tournament from 6pm to midnight.
Speed Painting - Free miniatures, we supply the paints, and you get to show us what you can do in a limited amount of time!
Late Night Gaming - We'll keep the tables going until 2am on both Friday and Saturday nights. And of course they'll be additional fun and games down at our favorite watering hole.
Saturday: Warmachine/Hordes Steamroller Event.
Dakka-Q? - Rumor has it that Mike's trying to get his deck rebuilt and is sneaking off to get a new smoker to go with his gas grille the boyz got him for his birthday. What better than a 'Babtism by Fire, Dakka Dakka style. 6pm until ?
and lots more events presented by gamers from the DakkaDakka Mosh Pit! Almost anything goes, with people bringing small campaigns, conversion contests, board games, and anything else we want to do. Contact Mike Clark by pm on these boards, or email at Mikenjudyc@aol.com if you want to bring a game or run an event.
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Dakkacon ‘Lowhammer’ GT
These rules may have slight revisions. They will be posted, and no revisions will be made past July 1st.
General Army Restrictions:
1.) You may include only 1 of each rare choice in your army, and only 2 of each special choice. High Elves may take 3 of each special and 2 of each rare.
2.) An army may have up to 5 war machines and/or template weapons. Warmachines that use a template count as a single choice in this regard. All template weapons (from magic items, abilities) count, except for spells. For purposes of this rule, warmachines that are bought as a pair and count as only one rare or special, will count as only 1 warmachine for the pair.
3.)A maximum of. 45 models with missile weapons with a range of 20” or more, (not incl. war machines, characters and chariots), may be taken in your army.
4.) All units, (except Lord and Hero choices), may only use a total of 400 pts, including points paid for champions, banners, muscians, magic banners, and all other upgrades.
5.) No more than 12 power or dispel dice used in a magic phase. It doesn’t matter where they come from, or when in the phase, only 12 dice may be used. Exceptions to this are Skaven Warpstone tokens and Night Goblin magic mushrooms, as these have their own downsides.
6.) Only one model in the army may have the Loremaster ability.
7.) These spells are banned:
-Skaven: The Dreaded 13th
-Lore of Tzeentch: Gateway
-Lore of Metal: Final Transmutation
-Lore of Life: The Dwellers Below
-Lore of Shadow: Okkam’s Mindrazor
-Lore of Death: The Purple Sun of Xereus
8.) Banned Magic Items: The following magic items and special abilities may not be taken.
Favor of the Gods
Pendant of Khaleth
Van Horstmans Speculum
Book of Hoeth
9.) Bonus Troops: The following armies may take these models at no points cost. The player must have the appropriate model. These models do not give up victory points if killed.
Woodelfs: A Treeman, or a unit of Wildriders of up to 300 pts. (If a treeman is taken, you may take only one other treeman or ancient treeman in the army).
Ogres: A unit of up to 6 Yehtee, or a slave giant. If a slave giant is taken, your Tyrant receives the Big Name of Giant Tamer, in addition to any other Big Names he may have..
Bretonnians: The Green Knight, or a Grail Relique and Battle Pilgrims of 300 points or less
Beastmen: Large Monster Rare Choice: Gorgon, Jabberslythe, Chaos Giant, or Cygor. You must have an appropriate model.
10.) Army lists may be taken from any in print army book. Only main lists may be used. No ‘back of the book’ options, or armies from White Dwarf, without permission from the TO. Daemons of Chaos armies are not allowed.
11.) Army size is 2200 points.
12.) Teclis and Thorek are banned.
13.) Units that are 50% destroyed give up 50% of their Victory points, similar to 7th edition.
14.) Wounded Characters give up 50% of their Victory Points.
15.) Models fleeing at the end of the game count as destroyed. .
Scenery on the tables will be fixed, and not random. Tables will be themed, using pieces of 8th edition scenery that fit together well. These will be represented by appropriate models, and a chart explaning each piece of scenery will be attatched to the table
Battle Points: Each scenario is worth 24 points for a total of 120 pts
Appearance: Conversions, Painting, Display Board, Banners, etc 60 pts
Prizes in several categories: Most Battle Points, Best Appearance, Overall. And several smaller prizes for Best Banner, Best Conversion, and Most Dakka!
9am: Doors open for Registration and Sign in. Please be here by 9:30am at the latest.
10am: Pairings announced.
10:30pm Game 1 starts
1:30pm Game 2 Starts
5:00pm Game 3 Starts
9:00am Doors open. Get ready to Game
9:30am Game 4 Starts
12:30pm Game 5 Starts
Awards at 4:30pm
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GT's are large tournaments, usually held over several days, and may include several game systems and other hobbie events. Besides being some of the premier gaming events in the world, they give gamers a chance to meet up with each other, share some food and drink, share stories and exaggerate their glorious victories.
Showcase Comics holds several GT's each year, in conjuction with the BigGunZ-NE gaming club, Battlefront Miniatures, and Games Workshop
St. Valentines Day Massacre 40k GT Held each year on the last weekend in February.
DakkaCon A weekend of hobby events and tournaments with a lot of beer and Dakka thrown in for good measure. 40k and WFB tournaments, speed painting, 1 day campaigns, apocalypse, and anything else we feel like doing.
Border Raids A Warhammer Fantasy Grand Tournament with themed scenery tables.