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The Wargamer Project Podcast, Episode 19: We talk Wicked GT and 9th Age!

Submitted by Iggy Koopa, February 9, 2016 at 9:46 AM.

iggykoopaI had the pleasure of sitting down with Shane and James from the Wargamers Project Podcast – www.thewppodcast.com – on Saturday night. We’ve been trying to squeeze in some time over the last few weeks and life has simply gotten in the way… but we finally carved out some time and we talked about all things Wicked GT! It’s about a 30 minute interview and we talk about the origin of the Wicked GT, cost, location, dates and so much more! So tune into Episode 19 and listen to the guys talk about the rise of the 9th Age as well as The Wicked GT!

Episode 19: The Dawning of the 9th Age!

They have some very cool content and they have opened up their podcast to several types of tabletop games, not just fantasy. So make sure to check it out and spread the word!

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The Wargamer Project Podcast!

Submitted by Iggy Koopa, January 22, 2016 at 8:57 AM.

iggykoopaQuick post to let everybody know that our friends over the Wargamer Project Podcast have released their 19th episode and it focuses on the emergence of the 9th Age!! They’ve taken the time to talk about 9th Age in general and give several shout outs to various 1-day tournaments as well as other GTs and specifically for us, the Wicked GT! If you’re interested in hearing the podcast and about all the 9th Age action the head on over to their website – www.thewppodcast.com – or simply click this link.

They have some very cool content and they have opened up their podcast to several types of tabletop games, not just fantasy. So make sure to check it out and spread the word!

Battle for Oz Round 3 – The Lion’s Pride Art Work-in-Progress!!

Submitted by Iggy Koopa, December 1, 2015 at 10:27 AM.

iggykoopaWanted to take a quick moment to share some WIP of the artwork for the upcoming Battle for Oz Round 3 – The Lion’s Pride on Saturday, December 5th done by Brian Hunter (@bambamhunter). If you’ve been to Rounds 1 & 2 (The Scarecrow’s Wrath and The Tin Man’s Revenge) then you’ll know that not only does the Overall Champion walk away with gift cards and cool prizes, but he / she also walks away with unique, one-of-a-kind art that is generously drawn then donated by Brian Hunter. You can’t get these prints anywhere else and they are literally drawn from Brians’ imagination! Each winner takes home these awesome prints and now you can get your chance on Saturday as he’s preparing the artwork for the Lion’s Pride! Take a sneak peek of the WIP!!

Lions Pride WIP

And in case you don’t remember what the artwork looks like from past events then just look below to see what Brian has created for the 1st and 2nd rounds of the Battle for Oz Tournaments!

The Scarecrow’s Wrath:

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The Tin Man’s Revenge:

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Lastly, Brian did the artwork for the Wicked GT as well!

shadedlogoThe Wicked GT artwork designed and drawn by @bambamhunter.

Make sure to come by and check out the artwork in person and visit Brian on both Twitter and Instagram. He does commission work so if you have any interest in having something drawn he’s the guy that can bring it to life! Thanks to Brian! We’ll have the completed version soon!

Battle for Oz Round 3, The Lion’s Pride and the kickoff of The 9th Age!!

Submitted by Iggy Koopa, November 30, 2015 at 9:33 AM.

iggykoopaIn just a few short days we will host the first ever 9th Age tournament as we kickoff Round 3 of the Battle for Oz Tournament Series – The Lion’s Pride! We’re excited to be one of the first groups to run a 9th Age tournament and look forward to see how the game plays now with all the new changes. Plenty of us have gotten in several practice games over the last month and now are ready (at least we think!) to take any and all comers with the newest version of Warhammer! A couple notes about this weekends tournament so that everybody knows how it’s going to play out:

  • The Lion’s Pride will be using the newest release of the 9th Age ruleset – v0.9.2. So make sure to follow the link on the right hand side of the page or simply click right here and it will take you to the latest rules and all of the released books! What this means is that no matter what the crew over at the 9th Age does between now and Saturday (as far as new versions that get released goes) we will still be using the v0.9.2 rules. After that we’ll use what they come out with but we are drawing a line in the sand right now in order to avoid any confusion.
  • Battle for Oz Player Rankings! Remember that this is Round 3 of 4 rounds schedule for the Battle for Oz Tournament Series. Brian Hunter took the top spot last tournament by coming out on top but Jon Pike is hot on his heels. This tournament could have others close the gap or one person could take control of the lead and have it come down to the final tournament in the Battle for Oz Tournament Series in February. If you’d like to see the current standings simply follow this link!

And here’s the schedule:

Schedule for December 5, 2015 – The Lion’s Pride

10:00 AM – Hero Complex opens

10:30 AM – Dice drop! Make sure you’re ready to roll!

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM – Round 1.

12:30 PM – 1:45 PM – Lunch break @ Headshots Bar & Grill!

1:45 PM – 2:00 PM – Return from Lunch / Prep for Round 2.

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Round 2.

4:00 PM – 4:15 PM – Break time!

4:15 PM – 6:15 PM – Round 3.

6:15 PM – 6:45 PM – Clean up and Awards Ceremony.

headshots– In between the 1st and 2nd Round the owner/operator (Ryan Revard) of Headshots Bar & Grill has generously agreed to open up his doors so that we can partake in some merry beer drinking and some great food for lunch. The Headshots Facebook page can be found here and their website can be found here.

If you know of anybody that would like to sign up then have them either send us an email at mwgamingalliance@yahoo.com or visit the MW Gaming Alliance Forums and let us know that way. Looking forward to a great turnout. Hope to see you there!

Lastly, if you want to follow us on any forms of social media that we have here at the Midwest Gaming Alliance then please follow the following (or have others follow them) as they are all updated at the same time! Thanks!

The 9th Age Quick Updates and Battle for Oz Round 3 Tournament Schedule!

Submitted by Iggy Koopa, Novemer 4, 2015 at 2:27 PM.

iggykoopaA very important announcement came from our friends over at The 9th Age (www.the-ninth-age.com) just a few days ago… They’ve done some serious work to get the 9th Age started and continue to work hard to get it closer to being completely finished! We all know that changes will likely be made along the way but these guys have made it possible to show us updates to every one of the rule books for Warhammer! That’s right! Every army book that is in the Warhammer world has now been updated by the guys spearheading the 9th Age effort! This is important because…

  • Now that the books are released and we’ve decided to have the first 9th Age Tournament on December 5th, 2015 (The Lion’s Pride) we are now going to officially announce that these books WILL BE IN USE for the upcoming tournament and going forward. So make sure to follow the link above or simply click right here and it will take you to all of the released books! There are some great changes that have been made so make sure you get your book downloaded and printed out, update your 2,500 point army list, and be ready to go on December 5th! And remember that if you have any questions about 9th Age for us, or about any list building strategies, you can visit our forums and get involved in the discussion there! There’s lot of people excited about the 9th Age! The Midwest Gaming Alliance forums can be found by clicking this link.

Also, I wanted to take the time to post the schedule for Saturday, December 5th and to let everybody know about a small change that we’re making. Last tournament we ran a little bit late on lunch because everybody was having so much fun so we have decided to extend lunch by 30 minutes so that we can continue on with the fun provided by Ryan Revard and the Headshots Bar & Grill!

Here’s the schedule:

Schedule for December 5, 2015 – The Lion’s Pride

10:00 AM – Hero Complex opens

10:30 AM – Dice drop! Make sure you’re ready to roll!

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM – Round 1.

12:30 PM – 1:45 PM – Lunch break @ Headshots Bar & Grill!

1:45 PM – 2:00 PM – Return from Lunch / Prep for Round 2.

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Round 2.

4:00 PM – 4:15 PM – Break time!

4:15 PM – 6:15 PM – Round 3.

6:15 PM – 6:45 PM – Clean up and Awards Ceremony.

headshots– In between the 1st and 2nd Round the owner/operator (Ryan Revard) of Headshots Bar & Grill has generously agreed to open up his doors so that we can partake in some merry beer drinking and some great food for lunch. The Headshots Facebook page can be found here and their website can be found here.

If you know of anybody that would like to sign up then have them either send us an email at mwgamingalliance@yahoo.com or visit the MW Gaming Alliance Forums and let us know that way. Looking forward to a great turnout. Hope to see you there!

Lastly, if you want to follow us on any forms of social media that we have here at the Midwest Gaming Alliance then please follow the following (or have others follow them) as they are all updated at the same time! Thanks!

Grudge Match introduced for Round 2 – The Tin Man’s Revenge!

Submitted by Iggy Koopa, October 12, 2015 at 8:27 AM.

iggykoopaWe are only a few days away from the final 8th edition Warhammer tournament for us here in the Midwest and we’re looking to send it off in style and bring on our newest adventure – Fantasy Battles: The 9th Age! We have 14 generals signed up to do battle in this last tournament and one of the coolest things about the various gamers that come to Hero Complex is there has always been friendly banter and smack-talking between players. Some guys have played each other so many times and have kept track of wins and losses and have even used their battles to bet rounds of beer, lunch, and more. One thing that we’re going to introduce for this tournament is the “Grudge Match” option!

The Grudge Match option is very simple and could make for some great games. Here’s how it works…

  • Do you have an opponent that you’ve consistently played and have always had a great time, no matter if you won, lost, or drew?
  • Do you have that one opponent that, no matter what, he seems to always get the win against you, even though there have been times that you just knew you had the game won?
  • Do you have an opponent that you just love to play and would like to get your last 8th edition games in against them?

If any of these things are true for you then with this last 8th edition tournament you have the option of declaring Game 1 as a “Grudge Match”. How it works is you simply log on to our MW Gaming Alliance Forums and check out this thread, then you call out any of the 14 generals that are currently signed up and await their response. If all the stars align, if there are no snags, and if everybody is good with the match then I’ll assign each of you to play Round 1 as your Grudge Match and the winner will be able to start off the tournament 1-0 and have endless bragging rights (or at least until the next game…)!! Other than promoting friendly banter and some good ol’ fashioned smack talk there really is nothing else that the Grudge Match does other than give you an awesome gaming experience with an opponent that you know well and will help to (hopefully) give you some great war stories to reflect upon later on in the future!

If there is no Grudge Matches for players then they’ll be assigned an opponent randomly, just like we’ve always done. So if you’re interested in calling somebody out then head on over to the forums and get your smack talk on! Looking forward to Saturday and a great turnout! Hope to see you there!

The Tin Man’s Revenge, Round 2 – Tournament Schedule.

Submitted by Iggy Koopa, October 6, 2015 at 9:48 AM.

iggykoopaIn less than 2 weeks we will be holding the final 8th edition Warhammer tournament at Hero Complex!! While it’s a bittersweet moment for all of us who have been playing Warhammer for so many years it’s also a breath of fresh air as we can move on to the next chapter in the book, which, for us, is The 9th Age (@The_9th_Age). This is the 2nd round in the Battle for Oz Tournament Series, The Tin Man’s Revenge and the current standings are showing a close race as of right now, although we are just 1 out of 4 tournaments in. So remember if you want to walk away as the Grand Champion of the Battle for Oz Series then make sure you attend as many tournaments as you can. I wanted to hit some highlights for the upcoming tournament so that everybody is aware of what to expect next Saturday. First, here’s the schedule:

Schedule for October 17, 2015 – The Tin Man’s Revenge

10:00 AM – Hero Complex opens

10:30 AM – Dice drop! Make sure you’re ready to roll!

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM – Round 1.

12:30 PM – 1:15 PM – Lunch break.

1:15 PM – 3:15 PM – Round 2.

3:15 PM – 3:30 PM – Break time!

3:30 PM – 5:30 PM – Round 3.

5:30 PM – 6:00 PM – Clean up and Awards Ceremony.

headshots– Don’t forget that in between the 1st and 2nd Round the owner/operator (Ryan Revard) of Headshots Bar & Grill has generously agreed to open up his doors so that we can partake in some merry beer drinking and some great food for lunch. The Headshots Facebook page can be found here and their website can be found here. You can also check out their menu to see what you want to get. Ryan has agreed to open his doors at noon on Saturday, October 17th.

  • We currently have 13 people signed up so make sure to spread the word so that everybody can get in on all of the action. Don’t forget that after this tournament our remaining Battle for Oz tournaments will transition to the 9th Age and so will the Wicked GT. We are also having an event in OKC on November 7th that will be a round robin with the sole purpose of learning the game together and having some fun while doing it.
  • Remember that all the money that we bring in goes right back out to all of the players so you can rest assured that if you win one of the awards that you’ll be walking away with maximum prize support. Let’s send off the 8th edition right and get ready for a new era of gaming.

If you know of anybody that would like to sign up then have them either send us an email at mwgamingalliance@yahoo.com or visit the MW Gaming Alliance Forums and let us know that way. Looking forward to a great turnout. Hope to see you there!