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A blog dedicated to sharing experience and advice among Narrative Event Organizers in general and the Coalescence global narrative event on 10 June 2017 in particular.

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Neo of Note: @jimbo9jimbo

We interviewed one of the NEOs involved with Coalescence. He's also one of the masterminds behind the REALMS AT WAR which is running a second huge narrative event later this year, October 27-29, in Cambridge, U.K. And they still have a few spaces remaining! RAW17 How did you become a NEO? I played Warhammer 40k in my early teens but followed the usual trend by dropping out of the hobby around the age of 16 to play more sports and video games.  Almost 20 years later, I wasn't playing

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We Are the NEON blog

We've started a new blog, and our first endeavor is to document various Coalescence events in both narrative and pictures. https://wearetheneon.wordpress.com/2017/07/01/a-coalescence-retrospective-part-i/ If you have photos and an overview of your local Coalescence event to share, please drop us a line, either here or by emailing wearetheneon@gmail.com Thanks!    

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Coalescence 2017

Thanks to scores of NEOs and all their players for a day of Age of Sigmar narrative gaming around the globe! Don't forget to post results of the winning grand alliance at your event on the AoS NEON on Facebook, or share on Twitter with #CGNE17, or send by email to Coalescence.event@gmail.com ! Congratulations on running your own events and contributing to this truly community effort.

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How to turn Coalescence into a skirmish event

If you are unable to run a full day event, why not run a Skirmish event for Coalescence!  Check out the link to the skirmish pack posted by Hobby Hammer: http://www.hobbyhammer.com/2017/05/coalescence-2017-skirmish-edition.html  

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How to pair players at your event

You have a list of registered players, and you may have that list divided into teams, although you may want to wait on creating final team rosters and the pairings for the first round of games. Even a registered player may cancel the morning of the event, and you may have a drop-in player you can accommodate and add to the event. So we recommend you wait until your designated start time before you finalize your player list and start with pairings. Also, on the subject of organizing your pla

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How to write a schedule for your event

You have a date, venue, and way to track registration for players intending to play in your event. You probably have a start and end time as well. Now you want to figure out how to fit all the games into the time limit you have. Keeping in mind that you'll need a little time at the start to get everyone settled and ready for the first match (and we will publish a post on how to pair players for matches in on Tuesday), and you'll need a little time at the end for recognition of achievements and a

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One NEO's Coalescence prep

Today we have a post from NEO Chuck Moore about planning to run his Coalescence event.   Hey Everyone!   Chuck from The Realm Gate Blog here.  I was invited by the NEON Team to talk to you about all the preparation I have been doing for the one-day Age of Sigmar global Coalescence event!  You can see my follow up post later this week.     Ever since I was able to confirm dates and sign up to run the event it has been a whirlwind of activity!  If you are looking to run the eve

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How to collect terrain for your event

Our post today about collecting terrain for your event was provided by @Mitzy, one of the NEOs behind the Realms at War event. Introduction: So, you’re putting on an event, what’s better, you’ve decided to take the plunge and use Coalescence as your means to do so. Well as always with us NEO’s we are here to help and guide you through this process. This post focuses on the battlefield and how you can populate it quickly and easily. After all, if there is one hugely improved feature of the W

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Flyer options

Hoping to help some of our NEOs with promotion of their event in non-English countries and make this truly a global narrative Age of Sigmar event, here is the flyer with only the Coalescence title. PDF link below, and followed by JPEG image. coal poster17_clean.pdf.pdf coal poster17_title only.psd

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How to create a promotional flyer

If you're signed up to run your own Coalescence event on June 10th then you should have seen the first part of the event pack arrive in your inbox. The last page of that document included a graphic with some open space ready to be filled with details concerning the location, start and end times, and how to register for your own local Coalescence event! Opening the graphic in an editing program and adding some text can provide a great flyer personalized to your particular local event. @Bosti

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Narrative Gaming in the Age of Sigmar

HobbyHammer has been a significant part of developing and bringing the Coalescence event to the wider community, and we would like to share a recent blog post he published that explains narrative gaming in Age of Sigmar. A topic close to my heart, Narrative gaming has of course always been there, through previous editions it has been lost in the aether but has made a huge come back in Age of Sigmar. Games Workshop have really given us an infinite possibility of playing narrative games

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How to promote

You have a date and time reserved at a venue for your event. You have decided if you're going to charge entry fees or not and have set up a system for players to register for your event. You're on your way to running an event. But an important part of planning between now and the date of your event is promotion. It's time to get the word out about your event to draw in players! Promotion is all about getting event details out to potential players. Telling all the players in your local gamin

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How to manage registration

Registration for a small event may seem to be more trouble than it’s worth. If you’re only expecting a few of your usual gaming friends to attend then why bother with formal registration? For an event like Coalescence, or any independent event with online promotion, it’s possible some players beyond your gaming group may decide to drive an hour or more to attend. And without any kind of formal registration you may have many more players than you expected. More players than you had planned f

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How to write an Event Pack

The NEO team is at work on putting together the final event pack for Coalescence 2017. But, in the meantime, we've asked Jimbo, one of the Narrative Event Organisers behind the Realms at War events and a member of the NEO Network, to share some of his thoughts on creating an Event Pack.   Introduction:   Whilst it may at first seem that an Event Pack (the ‘pack’) is a load of unnecessary effort that a Narrative Event Organiser (NEO) has to do in order to run an ev

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How to consider charging entry fees

We intended the Coalescence event to be free, and it is not a traditional tournament with prize support awarded to players for their individual achievements. We hope to help you create a day of fun events that build community and draw new players into the hobby. But we understand that some organizers may need to spend money to secure rental for a venue, for example, so charging a registration fee makes sense to cover those event costs.   If you have a local store willing to support y

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How to find a venue

Finding a venue is the most central task of planning for your event. The location where you run the games will determine how many players you can allow to register and if you need to charge an entry fee. If you already have a club space or a friendly local gaming store, the venue may be relatively easy, and you just need to reserve the space, confirm the schedule for you event, and then move onto other planning tasks. But here are some tips for finding an event venue. CLUB SPACE OR LOCAL HO

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Introduction

Welcome to the Coalescence Event blog which is dedicated to sharing experience and advice among Narrative Event Organizers through a series of periodic articles.   Coalescence is a collaborative narrative event for Age of Sigmar with global reach but as individual as each NEO and player in every local event, all taking place on 10 June 2017.   The Event Pack will be coming out soon, but many NEOs have already signed up to host events.   You can join them by regist

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