Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Gathering in the Desert 2010 planning begins!

Well as the title states, the planning for GitD has begun! As some close friends know, I was contemplating not running it again since GW looks to be dropping the LotR SGB line in favor for WotR. but after thinking about it, I decided that I will continue with GitD even if GW does drop LotR SBG.

So the first thing up in planning is on where we will hold the event again, which looks to be in the same location at Empire Games 1766 S. Greenfield Road: Mesa, AZ 85206. Kyle & Brock we kind enough to host last years event and we look forward to heading back there again in 2010.

The next large hurtle to leap is deciding on changing the points allowed for the game. Currently we are thinking of increasing the point to either 650 or to 700 points as opposed to 600 points we have done in the past. I have a poll running on our local forum Adeptus Arizona http://www.adeptusarizona.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=1290 I will also include a poll here on the blog for those that wish to way in on the matter. My personal reason for the increase is to allow folks to bring more Hero's or a few more troops. 650 seems about right while 700 points seems to be too much for 2.5 hour games. Also most of the local guys have their armies built to 600 points, so adding 50 points would mean a few more troops, another hero or a better hero. So it would not be a large impact for folks to add a few models.

The next item is scenarios, which after the feedback from last year we are working on making a few changes on some of the scenarios. I will give a few hints, The Artifact scenario will return, and there may be another chance to look for Bilbo's treasure or light your self on fire, but we shall see.

Another item is terrain, we will once again be having a terrain building contest too see who can build the best looking table. This year I am going to allow folks to build full tables that can be placed on the tables at Empire Games. I have heard from Tom O & he is planning on building another table and bring along his dreaded Osgilith table again, although with a few less pieces. I also have a few planned boards that I am anxious to build like a Dwarven table as well as Weathertop for Amon Sul.

The Red Dragon painting competition will also return, with a possible new catagory for 40mm bases alone. After walking away with two Red Dragons, I will see if I can capture anymore this year. And just for the record, the GitD Staff did not vote on the Red Dragons. We Let the Empire Games Staff vote on those!

So there you have it, the beginning of planning for GitD 2010, as always I will keep you all posted along the way...

TK

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