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9th Age One Day Tournament at Hero Complex, Wichita, Kansas!!

Submitted by Iggy Koopa, September 27, 2017 at 8:28 AM.

iggykoopaIt’s been a long while since the blog has been updated and now it’s time to get it going up and running again! A lot has happened in the last year here in the Midwest United States. We’ve continued to grow and gotten much bigger and tons more gamers here in the GT and 9th Age scene. We’ve also kicked off a new GT named the Red River Rumble GT! We had 20 players shows up for the inaugural GT and looking to expand into even more players this next year in February 2018. Also, we ran the 3rd Annual Wicked GT and had 26 players show up to that one! The Wicked GT continues to be a huge success and draws some of the best gamers around to participate and we’re looking to break attendance numbers this year! Lastly, our good buddy Jeff Durham has stepped up and is going to be running the 1st ever Hogfest GT in St. Louis, Missouri on November 4-5, 2017! So we have tons going on here in the Central Region and continue to grow and will be looking forward to seeing you at our future events! Here’s a rundown of the biggest GTs that we have now:

So, on Saturday, October 21st, at Hero Complex located in Wichita, Kansas we will be hosting a 4,500 point 9th Age tournament so that we can hype up the scene before Hogfest takes place in November! Get your armies painted and up to snuff, here’s the deets:

What: 9th Age 1-day Tournament

When: Saturday, October 21, 2017. Dice drop at 10:30 AM!

Where: Hero Complex, Wichita, Kansas

Why: Why not?? Be there!

Info: 4,500 point army lists. Bring a copy of your list!!! $10 entry fee and all of the entry money goes right back to the players!

Schedule for October 21, 2017 – 9th Age Tournament!

10:00 AM – Hero Complex opens

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

10:30 AM – 12:45 PM – Round 1.

12:45 PM – 2:00 PM – Lunch break.

2:00 PM – 2:15 PM – Return from Lunch / Prep for Round 2.

2:15 PM – 4:30 PM – Round 2.

4:30 PM – 4:45 PM – Break time!

4:45 PM – 7:00 PM – Round 3.

7:00 PM – 7:30 PM – Clean up and Awards Ceremony.

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!

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9th Age Summer Clash Tournament set for June 4, 2016!

Submitted by Iggy Koopa, May 23, 2016 at 8:41 AM.

iggykoopaWell it’s been a while since we last had an update to the blog and a lot of things have changed since then. In case you aren’t aware (and shame on you if you’re not!) the fellas over at the 9th Age have now released their final v.1.0 Rulebook and Army books! They’ve announced that these are the final changes and there will not be any changes until at least September 2016! Tons of beta testing, rules testing, and army battles were fought out and taken into consideration and they decided on this final version aptly named 9th Age: Fantasy Battles, v.1.0. And because we are now in the first official version of 9th Age we are getting ready to hit the Grand Tournament scene this summer and into fall and have decided to hold a one-day tournament to help prep for those tournaments as well as get together again to roll some dice and try out the latest version of 9th Age!!

So, on Saturday, June 4th, at Hero Complex located in Wichita, Kansas we will be hosting a 2,500 point 9th Age tournament using everything that is v.1.0! I know a lot of us have played some games with the newest rules and have been honing our army list and now’s the time to put them to the test and take the field of battle!

What: 9th Age 1-day Tournament

When: Saturday, June 4, 2016. Dice drop at 10:30 AM!

Where: Hero Complex, Wichita, Kansas

Why: Why not?? Be there!

Info: 2,500 point army lists. Bring a copy of your list!!! $10 entry fee and all of the entry money goes right back to the players!

Schedule for June 4, 2016 – 9th Age Summer Clash!

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 – 1:30 PM – Lunch break.

1:30 PM – 1:45 PM – Return from Lunch / Prep for Round 2.

1:45 PM – 3:45 PM – Round 2.

3:45 PM – 4:00 PM – Break time!

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Round 3.

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

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!

Battle for Oz Round 4 – Dorothy’s Revenge – Tournament Report Out!!

Submitted by Iggy Koopa, February 23, 2016 at 7:43 AM.

iggykoopaThe Battle for Oz Tournament Series has come to a close and we sent it off with a great Final Round (Dorothy’s Revenge) by having 10 generals show up to do battle! There was some hard fought games, plenty of people meddling with the Winds of Magic, and in the end there was a first ever Grand Champion crowned! If you recall, we set out to have 4 tournaments that would be Wizard of Oz themed and lead up to the Wicked GT next month! Well after some thought we came up with the Battle for Oz Tournament Series!! And over the last year we’ve played 4 different tournaments – all with their own theme – and finally crowned the Grand Champion, based off of the final points standings!

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Here’s the final standings:

  • Overall Champion – Rob Nevarez, Dwarven Holds (2-1 record, 112 of 150 points total)
  • Best General – Jon Pike, Sylvan Elves (2-1 record, 58 of 75 Battle Points)
  • Best Sportsman – Evan Schwamb, Vampire Covenant
  • Best Appearance – Austin Murrey, Kingdom of Equitaine (see below!)

And we also crowned the first ever Grand Champion of the Battle for Oz Tournament Series! Sticking with the theme of Best General for all 4 tournaments, Jon Pike walked away as the first ever Battle for Oz Tournament Series Grand Champion! He ended up with a total of 77 Points! Coming up right in 2nd place was Austin Murrey with 75 total points. It was a close race throughout the entire series!

Below are some pictures of Austin’s amazing Kingdom of Equitaine army!

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And here’s some more pics from this past weekend!

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Thank you to everybody that helped to make the first ever Battle for Oz Tournament Series a success! We had a great time running the events and seeing how it all came down to the end in the points race and enjoyed seeing the changes in armies throughout the year. Upcoming is a 9th Age Escalation that is set to kick off as soon as we finish up the Wicked GT next month (March 18-20, 2016). So if you’re interested in signing up then make sure to do so by sending an email to mwgamingalliance@yahoo.com!

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!

Battle for Oz Round 4 – Dorothy’s Revenge – Tournament Schedule this Saturday, February 20th!!

Submitted by Iggy Koopa, February 15, 2016 at 8:19 AM.

iggykoopaIn just a few short days we’ll be hosting the final round of the Battle for Oz Tournament Series! We set out to hold 4 great tournaments leading up to the Wicked GT about a year ago and have had 3 successful ones so far. We’ve transitioned from the last 8th edition Warhammer game to the newest era of wargaming in Fantasy battles: the 9th Age! (www.the-ninth-age.com) And now is the final battles for the Tournament Series this Saturday, February 20th! It’s a tight race at the top to see who will be crowned The Grand Champion! It’s going to come down to the wire! (Click here to view the latest Player Rankings!) Thank you to everybody that has participated in this tournament series and help to make it a great success. Now we’ll finish it off with a bang and get ready to host the 2nd annual Wicked GT just one month later in March! For those of you that will be attending this weekend, here’s the schedule:

Schedule for February 20, 2016 – Dorothy’s Return Home

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 – 1:30 PM – Lunch break.

1:30 PM – 1:45 PM – Return from Lunch / Prep for Round 2.

1:45 PM – 3:45 PM – Round 2.

3:45 PM – 4:00 PM – Break time!

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Round 3.

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

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!

Final Battle for Oz Tournament, Round 4 – Dorothy’s Return Home – date set for February 20th!

Submitted by Iggy Koopa, December 14, 2015 at 12:56 PM.

iggykoopaThe final round of the Battle for Oz Tournament Series – Dorothy’s Return Home – has now been set for February 20th, 2016!! The first three rounds have been battled out and we’ve had some epic games along the way… and now the dust is set to settle as we close out the first ever Battle for Oz Tournament Series and get ready for the grand finale as we bring on the 2nd annual Wicked GT! To recap, here’s the winners of the first 3 rounds of the series and here’s the latest Player Standings in the points. As you can tell, it’s going to come down to a photo finish between Austin Murrey and Jon Pike! Who will be crowned the first ever Battle for Oz Grand Champion!!

Round 1 – The Scarecrow’s Wrath – Overall Champ: Chris McArthur

Round 2 – The Tin Man’s Revenge – Overall Champ: Brian Hunter

Round 3 – The Lion’s Pride – Overall Champ: Austin Murrey

Now Round 4 is set for February 20th, 2016 and it’s going to be great. If you’ll recall, we kicked off the 9th Age era last Saturday (December 5th) at the Lion’s Pride and it was very well received. The guys over at the 9th Age Crew have done an excellent job updating the Fantasy Battles rulebook and it’s one that we’ve adopted in full force here at the MW Gaming Alliance! So don’t forget that going forward, for all of our tournaments, including the 2nd Wicked GT, we’ll be using the 9th Age rules! (www.the-ninth-age.com)

Here’s the schedule:

Schedule for February 20th, 2016 – Dorothy’s Return Home

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 – 1:30 PM – Lunch break

1:30 PM – 1:45 PM – Return from Lunch / Prep for Round 2.

1:45 PM – 3:45 PM – Round 2.

3:45 PM – 4:00 PM – Break time!

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Round 3.

6:00 PM – 6:20 PM – Clean up and Awards Ceremony.

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!

Battle for Oz Round 3 Tournament Results are in!

Submitted by Iggy Koopa, December 7, 2015 at 1:01 PM.

iggykoopaWe kicked off the 9th Age with a big bang on Saturday, December 5th as 10 generals showed up to duke it out in the first official 9th Age tournament that has been held in the area. There were lots of great games, dice rolls, and outmaneuvering done by everybody that was in attendance and I want to send out a huge thank you to everybody that traveled to come make Round 3 a huge success! Especially to Jeremy Merle, who drove all the way from Chicago!

Congratulations to all of our winners!

  • Overall Champion – Austin Murrey, Warriors of the Dark Gods, 3-0 record.
  • Best General – Jon Pike, Highborn Elves, 2-1 record. 59 (out of 75) total battle points.
  • Best Appearance – Erik Wilmeth, Ogre Khans.
  • Best Sportsman – Evan Schwamb, Vampire Covenant.

This marks 3 out of 4 rounds for the Battle for Oz Tournament Series and we now just have the final round coming up in February 2016 (date pending) before we finish it all of with the 2nd annual Wicked GT in March 18-20, 2016! Now that Austin has won Overall Champion it has propelled him into first place in the Overall Tournament Standings, however, Jon Pike is hot on his heels! It’s going to be photo finish in February! And don’t forget that the overall winner of the points standings will be crowned the Battle for Oz Grand Champion at the conclusion of Round 4 in February! To view the current player rankings just follow this link!

Here’s some pics from the tournament:

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And here’s what Austin rolled in his attempt to keep his Hero Character alive… Needless to say, he didn’t make it…

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And here’s some pics of Erik Wilmeth’s Ogre Khans that won Best Appearance:

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And lastly, here’s the artwork that was drawn and colored by Brian Hunter for the Lion’s Pride:

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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!!

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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!