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    Coalescence Global Narrative Event

    Our 2nd Year of Coalescence is titled The Desolation of Eristrat! Our plot picks up after last year's events and focuses on portions of the realms that have been destroyed by Eristrat. Players sign up for two factions, attempting to Empower or Banish the godbeast. We've written story hooks to help players feel like either choice makes sense for their allegiance. Something new that will be in our pack is a branching story, so the results of Game One lead to one of two possible battleplans for Game Two, each of which can spawn two possible outcomes for Game 3. We encourage the NEOs to construct the story of their event to join the overall narrative of Coalescence. As part of this design, we know that NEOs won't have a good deal of ability to prep for all these possible games. To help this, we're designing these as smaller games that wrap quicker and give the players longer to consider their story The course of the story is set as Banish or Empower wins games, but just like last year we'll find the winning team through other means besides straight victory. Look for something like last year's achievement scorecard, with even tighter integration into the story that's told through your games. Like last year we'll tally the results of the individual events and use this to advance the story of Coalescence. If you want to run Coalescence for your community, find your space for June 23rd! You will have the pack by the end of April. Thanks to all the NEOs that provided feedback to make this event better.
  2. Did you run a Coalescence event last year or more recently on March 17th? Do you want to provide feedback for the team working on the next event scheduled for June 23? It's not too late to post feedback to make the next event better!
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    NOVA Open Grand Narrative

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    NOVA Open will host another Age of Sigmar narrative play event across all four days of the convention, from Thursday, August 30th, through Sunday, September 2nd. Players are invited to bring a painted army of 1,500 matched play points with special army comp provisions, along with a figure of their choice to represent a unique warlord and an airship of their own design and construction. After players stake allegiance with one of the four unique guilds, each will participate as a team as individual players in a series of planning, play, and social sessions which make up the prelude and three distinct acts of the grand narrative. Not only will players negotiate alliances and resolve challenges with other teams, they will decide how to spend campaign resources to leverage special abilities and further the power and advantage of their preferred guild. They will also discover the true nature of a massive godbeast which has arrived floating in the skies above the fields, mountains, cities, and canals of Dawnland. The grand narrative, as previous years, will feature a variety of events including team planning sessions and epic Triumph & Treachery games, along with the popular Ships of Renown event, and a big coalition of death game across multiple tables involving many players. Tickets for the convention and associated events are available now at https://novaopenstore.com/Home/EventContainer/17 and the preliminary event pack is HERE. The team is still finalizing some details. Any questions can be emailed to customerservice@novaopen.com
  4. Event Title: NOVA Open Grand Narrative Event Author: Bostian Calendar: Events USA Event Date: 08/30/2018 12:00 AM to 09/02/2018 12:00 AM NOVA Open will host another Age of Sigmar narrative play event across all four days of the convention, from Thursday, August 30th, through Sunday, September 2nd. Players are invited to bring a painted army of 1,500 matched play points with special army comp provisions, along with a figure of their choice to represent a unique warlord and an airship of their own design and construction. After players stake allegiance with one of the four unique guilds, each will participate as a team as individual players in a series of planning, play, and social sessions which make up the prelude and three distinct acts of the grand narrative. Not only will players negotiate alliances and resolve challenges with other teams, they will decide how to spend campaign resources to leverage special abilities and further the power and advantage of their preferred guild. They will also discover the true nature of a massive godbeast which has arrived floating in the skies above the fields, mountains, cities, and canals of Dawnland. The grand narrative, as previous years, will feature a variety of events including team planning sessions and epic Triumph & Treachery games, along with the popular Ships of Renown event, and a big coalition of death game across multiple tables involving many players. Tickets for the convention and associated events are available now at https://novaopenstore.com/Home/EventContainer/17 and the preliminary event pack is HERE. The team is still finalizing some details. Any questions can be emailed to customerservice@novaopen.com NOVA Open Grand Narrative
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    Let’s Chat: The State of Narrative Play

    That's when you may need to work on starting one. I was the only AoS player in my whole region. I ran some demo games for a couple friends and got them interested enough to play. Now one guy in our club goes to tournaments and paints some great stuff, and he credits/blames me for getting him started. Although my club also has a strong narrative flavor, and I think that's my fault. 😉 You can do it with some patience and tenacity!
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    Events USA: Fawkes Hunt

    Event Title: Fawkes Hunt Event Author: Bostian Calendar: Events USA Event Date: 11/05/2017 11:00 AM to 11/05/2017 06:30 PM Second annual #FawkesHunt AoS team narrative event is November 5th in Charlottesville, VA, USA. Fawkes Hunt
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    Fawkes Hunt

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    Second annual #FawkesHunt AoS team narrative event is November 5th in Charlottesville, VA, USA.
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    So, we just had a ptg league...

    For events that I can act as GM, if a player runs away with summoning lots of units then I provide the opponent with reinforcements to bring on or some other special ability.
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    Keystone Landmarks across the Realms

    Saw some of the pics from this on Twitter. Any chance you can share more about your event here?
  10. "Learn how to play wrong" reminds me of hearing some gamers a few years back in the roleplaying community talk about how D&D (which is "nominally" a narrative game system) is supposed to be played by serious gamers. I believe that for a narrative event to work well then it needs a good game master and notice up front to all players what to expect. Tell that player that wants to bring 10 wizards that there may be a tornado which randomly appears on a tabletop during the course of the event. Oh, surprise! That tornado happens to sweep across that one table and carries 9 wizards away into the celestial realm! That's how GMs keep power gamers in check during RPG campaigns.... "Sure, you trick the rest of the party and manage to steal the 'magic' sword for yourself. But once you have the sword in hand you realize it's magically cursed and now you can't let go and it applies -1 to all your to-hit rolls and causes no damage other than to give any foe struck a mild case of hiccups!"
  11. Did any of them even read your campaign guide?
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    What is Narrative?

    Great show, Chris! I'm reluctant to admit that I hadn't heard TBS before last week. It was Ming and some others that turned me onto it, and I've been listening to episodes every day to catch up! Yes: Narrative is whatever you want it to be!
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    Age of Sigmar event in Charlottesville, VA

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    Where: The End Games, 143 Zan Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22901, USA Cost: $15 entry Prize Structure: 1st Place: 40% of prize pool as store credit 2nd Place: 25% of prize pool as stores credit Best Painted: 35% of prize pool as store credit It will be 2000pts. Registration will start at 10:30. First round at 11. Each round will be 2 hours with a hard dice down at the end. There will be a one hour break for lunch after round one. The missions will be: Round 1: Border War Lunch Round 2: Gifts from the Heavens Round 3: Take and Hold https://www.facebook.com/groups/1200627169977829/
  14. Event Title: Age of Sigmar event in Charlottesville, VA Event Author: Bostian Calendar: Events USA Event Date: 05/28/2017 10:30 AM to 05/28/2017 06:00 PM Where: The End Games, 143 Zan Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22901, USA Cost: $15 entry Prize Structure: 1st Place: 40% of prize pool as store credit 2nd Place: 25% of prize pool as stores credit Best Painted: 35% of prize pool as store credit It will be 2000pts. Registration will start at 10:30. First round at 11. Each round will be 2 hours with a hard dice down at the end. There will be a one hour break for lunch after round one. The missions will be: Round 1: Border War Lunch Round 2: Gifts from the Heavens Round 3: Take and Hold https://www.facebook.com/groups/1200627169977829/ Age of Sigmar event in Charlottesville, VA
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    Events USA: Coalescence in Culpeper

    Event Title: Coalescence in Culpeper Event Author: Bostian Calendar: Events USA Event Date: 06/10/2017 10:00 AM to 06/10/2017 04:30 PM On June 10, 2017, Narrative Event Organizers from around the globe will be hosting local one-day events where players will gather at local venues to play games of Warhammer Age of Sigmar that will affect a global narrative. Our local event will be at the Culpeper County Library in Culpeper, VA. Play and paint prizes awarded. Pre-registration is required to attend this free event. Email warpeper@gmail.com for more details or RSVP here. Coalescence in Culpeper
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