Posts Tagged ‘Astronomi-con’

Changing The Rules

Posted: November 18, 2015 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Events, Forgeworld, News, Rules
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As Tournament Organizers, we are ultimately responsible for the way our events are run.  This covers all aspects of the tournament, from something as simple as how many points each player is allowed to use when creating their armies, to what restrictions will be enforced such as disallowing multiples of the same formation or limiting Lords of War.

Some Tournament formats such as the ITC produce their own FAQ’s and impose their own limits on abilities and limits for their events.

Astronomi-con while generally very open to using existing units and rules sometimes has to put a few of its own ‘fixes’ in place to address rules oddities, or potentially abusive combinations.

As such we have two such items listed on our FAQ page.

One item gives new rules for the Lucius Drop Pod produced by ForgeWorld.

The second restricts the ability of units embarking in Allied transports and Independent Characters joining Allied units.

These changes have been made in the interests of fun thematic gaming and to downplay potentially abusive combinations.

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Ruleset Updates

Posted: October 14, 2015 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Composition, Dataslate, Digital, Forgeworld, News, Rules
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In an effort to ease questions about what is and is not allowed with respect to codices, units, and formations for Astronomi-con we have simplified things somewhat from our inclusive list of codices and supplemental rules.

Astronomi-con has always been about including as much of the 40k universe as possible within the scale and scope appropriate to the points level being played with the goal of encouraging narrative thematic fun games for all participants.

To address the questions of what units and codices are allowed, we have opted to do away with the 30-day restrictions on new releases.  Currently it seems new units with their rules are made available almost every week via White Dwarf, in advance of a codex release.   If a unit has complete rules available then they are permitted.  If a unit is released with an incomplete set of rules – such as referencing special rules or wargear that has not yet been released then that unit will not be permitted.

All currently published Codices, Dataslates, Formations, Supplements, and their associated FAQ’s will be permitted unless otherwise noted on the Ruleset page.   This also includes Forgeworld Imperial Armour books, Experimental rules, and their related FAQ’s. Black Library hosted rules are also permitted.

Check the Ruleset page for complete information!

Astronomi-con Toronto 2015 Results

Posted: August 6, 2015 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Events, News
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Our 13th annual Toronto event took place this past weekend.

Congratulations to Simon Cartmale who took this year’s Best Overall award!

The Result page can be found here including a complete scoring breakdown.

Thanks to everyone that attended this past weekend, and we hope to bring you news of a new Toronto event soon.
Special thanks to Dave, Jim, Nick, Milos, and Phoenix Games for helping provide terrain for this year’s event.
We would encourage our members and the community to consider sponsoring a table of terrain in the future.

Going over the results spreadsheet after the event, a data entry error was found, and once corrected changed the final score for Shane Phillips. This did not affect any of the awards which were handed out, but did put Shane into second place overall.  We apologize for this mistake and the results spreadsheet reflects the correction.

Congratulations on a great tournament, Shane.  We wish that you could have had the acknowledgement from everyone on Sunday evening, but hope that this public notice will in some way help make up for it.

Astronomi-con Toronto 2015 – Registration Now Open!

Posted: May 8, 2015 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Events, Hobby, News, Rules, Scenarios, Terrain
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Registration for this year’s Astronomi-con Toronto event is now open!

We have been debating the exact format of this year’s tournament for the past couple of weeks and have decided to go with a more traditional format which excludes Lords of War.

There are a few updates to the website which are still underway, so expect a few changes over the next little while, but we wanted to get registration open to allow everyone to get signed up and allow us to prepare for the event.

We would like to add some more sponsors to support this year’s event, by providing terrain, prizes, or both.  If you or your organization are interested in being a sponsor, please contact the organizers.

We look forward to seeing you this summer!

Astronomi-con Detachments

Posted: June 4, 2014 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Composition, Dataslate, Events, Hobby, News, Rules, Uncategorized
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Having had some time now to work with the new seventh edition ruleset, we have made some changes to how armies will be selected when used at Astronomi-con events.

Armies will be able to be selected from up to five Astronomi-con Detachments as detailed below:

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Astronomi-con Vancouver – Registration Now Open!

Posted: May 12, 2014 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Events, News, Terrain
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We have officially opened registration for this year’s Vancouver event taking place in August.

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We encourage you to register as soon as you can to secure your spot at this year’s event as space is limited!

For those players planning on bringing terrain to help with the event and/or wanting to enter in this year’s Best Terrain competition, please contact the Organizers so we can plan accordingly!

More details with regards to accommodations will be up soon.

After such a great outpouring of support from the community last year, we look forward to another fantastic event in Vancouver and hope to see you there!

Astronomi-con Toronto – Filling Fast!

Posted: May 12, 2014 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Events, News
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It has been less than two weeks since we opened registration for Toronto, and our projected 60 player capacity is already half filled!

We encourage players that are planning on attending to register soon to avoid disappointment.  Players that are planning on providing terrain for the event should contact the organizers.  Players that bring one or more tables worth of terrain are eligible to win the Best Terrain trophy.

As we are not local to Toronto, there is a limit to how much terrain we ourselves can bring with us, so we have relied on the local community to work with us to secure enough terrain for the event.

We are also looking for additional sponsors for prize support and to help promote this and future events!  If your organization or one that you know would be interested in supporting us and what we do, please contact us! 

UPDATE: Venue information has been posted!  We’re excited to bring this year’s event to the Best Western Plus in Milton ON.

Astra Militarum Tempestus

Posted: April 13, 2014 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Expansions, Hobby, News, Rules
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Lots of new content from GW here in the past few weeks.  Codex: Miltarum Tempestus which features units from the Schola Progrenium and Codex: Astra Militarum which details the forces of the Imperial Guard.

These new books present some content that we will be reviewing to see what things may need clarification in terms of how they will work at Astronomi-con.

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Astra Militarum content under review:

Warlord Trait: Old Grudges – allows the player to choose one 40k Codex and the Warlord and his unit have preferred enemy from all units from that codex.  Reviewing if preferred enemy should be set to one codex in advance for the course of the tournament.

Tank Commanders – how points for their tanks will be handled for Composition purposes.

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Militarum Tempestus content under review:

Airborne Assault Formation – for the purposes of preparing reserves, how do units from this formation factor in.

Ground Assault Formation – Do Taurox Prime units in this formation count as Dedicated Transports, or as Fast Attack when scoring Composition.

 

Winnipeg Results

Posted: April 7, 2014 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Events, News
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Congratulations to Kevin Nelson for winning Best Overall at Astronomi-con Winnipeg 2014 and to everyone that won awards and participated.

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Full results from this past weekend’s event are now online!

Visit the Results page.

Special thanks to our sponsors and those that contributed terrain.  Thanks also to everyone that assisted with set-up and tear-down.

We’re already looking forward to a bigger and better event next time, and expect an announcement for another local community event soon.

Nicholas Wansbutter host of Swords and Space radio, had the organizers of Astronomi-con on his most recent show.

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We spent over an hour discussing the Warhammer 40,000 game, including its background, races, and what makes this hobby so special for us and the greater community.

You can listen to the program by clicking the link below:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/amdg/2013/06/21/swords-space-xii-warhammer-40000