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Toronto Registration – Now Open!

Posted: April 24, 2018 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Events, Narrative, News, Rules
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We are pleased to open registrations for this fall’s Astronomi-con Toronto event!

Our event format has changed from previous years, to a more narrative themed event. Event details can be found under the Event Rules menu section of the website.
Our schedule for the weekend also has changed so be sure to check that as well to help plan your Astro weekend.

We will be contacting all registered players for some additional information about their armies for narrative purposes, so be sure to provide a contact e-mail address when registering in the Special Instructions section if your preferred e-mail address for correspondence is different than that of the PayPal account you registered with!

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New Edition – New Format

Posted: April 12, 2018 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Events, Hobby, Narrative, News, Rules, Scenarios
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As we’ve hinted at over the past number of months, we’ve been working on an updated event format for 8th edition.  One focused on the things we have always taken great pride in – story-driven games of Warhammer 40,000.

We have made a lot of changes which we hope will give players a very enjoyable Narrative 40k experience.

The foremost change is to drop the ‘Tournament’ label.  Our signature events will no longer follow the ‘Swiss’ Tournament style. Ours will now be promoted as Narrative Events.  Players will be paired-up across factions to better support narrative play.

We’re also moving away from the conventional Matched Play Points format into new territory – Power Level will be the new standard for army selection – with a few restrictions to help ensure fairness.

Players will represent their army’s Faction and compete with other members of their Faction for a Best in Faction award.  However, they will never directly face each other across the table, due to the narrative nature of game pairings.

Scenarios will continue to be one of the things that makes our events unique.  With 8th edition, we have the opportunity to revisit all of our scenarios and give them some much needed streamlining – but also added twists with things like Stratagems, Warlord Traits, and Battlezones! Scenarios will also have their own Narrative Objectives for players to try and achieve in addition to the Primary Objective.  All in the name of good storytelling!

We’ve listened to our players asking for larger battles, and we expect armies to have a little more going for them with a 90 PL cap.  To help ensure that players get complete games in, we’ve brought the time limit for each round up to three hours.  Without the need to determine swiss-pairings each round, we’ll be able to have player pairings posted in a fraction of the time it required in the past.  So less time waiting and more time gaming!

We’re also making a change to the number of games.  For our upcoming Toronto event we will be doing five games – Three on the Saturday, and two on the Sunday – this will hopefully allow players (and us organizers) to wrap up the event at a more reasonable time to allow everyone to be present for awards and better allow us to tear-down in a reasonable time-frame to give us all a chance to visit over dinner and drinks afterwards.

While we still have plenty of work ahead of us to have everything ready for September, we wanted to share our new format with you all so you can be better prepared for what’s ahead. We are excited for what’s ahead and hope that everyone will try and approach our new format with an open mind and an expectation of a fun weekend of what we hope will be the best the hobby can offer!

 

Astronomi-con Toronto 2017

Posted: December 16, 2016 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Events, Hobby, News
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We are excited to announce that Astronomi-con will return to Toronto in 2017, on April 29th and 30th!

We will once again return to the Best Western Plus Milton, the home of Astronomi-con Toronto for the past few years.

Registration for our signature event is now open! Please visit the Registration Page to sign up.

For those that had registered for The Imperium Besieged and have not yet asked for a refund, your registration fees have been transferred towards this event.
We will be contacting everyone on this list to confirm their registration status.

We look forward to putting on another great event for you all!

Objective Markers

Posted: July 5, 2016 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Events, Hobby, News, Scenarios
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As part of The Imperium Besieged, players will be required to bring two objective markers which will be used in all of the scenarios.

These objective markers should be on bases between 40mm and 60mm in size.  Players are encouraged to create objectives which are thematic in nature and suit the army being played.

We hope to offer an award for Best Objectives at the event, which would be voted on by the players.

Complete Toronto Results

Posted: May 12, 2016 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Events, News
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Full Toronto Results are now available, including placings for all players.  Note that individual sportsmanship and theme scores have been cleared to ensure anonymity in these scores.

Once again we’d like to thank everyone that attended and we look forward to coming back to Toronto later this year for a new event that we are working on.  More details on that coming soon!

Toronto Accommodations

Posted: March 28, 2016 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Events, News
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We have secured a room block with the Best Western Milton.
Please reserve your room before April 15th to stay in the same hotel as the event.

Check out the Accommodations page for all the info!

Registration Now Open

Posted: February 5, 2016 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Events, News
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We are excited to announce that registration for this year’s
Astronomi-con Toronto is now open!

Visit the registration page here!

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.

Toronto Registration – NOW OPEN!

Posted: April 28, 2014 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Events, News
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We have officially opened registration for the much anticipated Toronto event taking place this July.

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Spaces for Toronto are always highly prized so we encourage you to register as soon as you can to secure your spot at this year’s event!

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 the venue and accommodations will be up later this week.

We look forward to another fantastic event in Toronto and hope to see you there!

Baneblade Spotted!

Posted: July 17, 2013 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Events, Hobby, News, Rules, Scenarios
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With the latest Apocalypse release, we’re excited to incorporate these new rules into one of our flagship scenarios:

Sink The Baneblade!

This Scenario has evolved over the years from the original 3rd edition scenario which made its debut at the very first Astronomi-con event in 2001, but the story is the still the same:  Two forces are moving into position to engage in battle, when a runaway Baneblade shows up to make the situation even more desperate.   Both players will need to take on the enemy as well as the Baneblade to prevail.

Here’s a blast from the past!  The original v3 scenario from 2001:  Sink The Baneblade 2001 PDF

And the new v6 scenario which will be used at Astronomi-con Toronto:  Sink The Baneblade v6.0.0.0.pdf

Things have certainly changed over the years!