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Hi everyone.  

I want to share with you all the details for Blood and Glory 2018.  

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THE BAD DICE GAMING CONVENTION

——BLOOD AND GLORY 2018——

THE ROUND HOUSE, DERBY, UK

This is the 6th year we have ran Blood and Glory the event is being turned up to 11!  Last year we had a  brand new spectacular venue and will be continuing expanding to include not only Age of Sigmar, 40k and Horus Heresy but also a full range of Games Workshop game systems.   

If you have been a member of this community for a while you will have seen my post about how I feel about Warhammer and TGA.Community, well this is the exact feeling that we will be bringing to Blood and Glory.  

 This event is set to be the biggest and best Bad Dice event yet.  We have an amazing new venue that can hold up to 700 players and we intend to fill it!

The Age of Sigmar and 40k Matched Play GT’s are going to be huge but we also have plenty going on for players who prefer Narrative and Open play.

Warhammer Achievements is a Age of Sigmar Narrative play event and we are welcoming the Imperial Truth team who are running a Horus Heresy narrative event.

So if you want to test your AoS and 40k skills against the best players in the world,  see amazing painted models and hang out for a weekend of gaming then grab a ticket before they sell out.

Event Information

Date: 2/3/4 NOVEMBER 2018
Location: THE ROUNDHOUSE, ROUNDHOUSE ROAD, PRIDE PARK, DERBY, DE24 8JE
Systems: Age Of Sigmar, Warhammer 40k, Horus Heresy, Necromunda


TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT BLOODANDGLORY.BADDICE.CO.UK


Warhammer Age of Sigmar

AoS 2 matched play
2000 Points  
5 games, 2 day event.
Bad Dice Rankings Event

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B&G18_AoS_V-0.1.pdf 

The Blood and Glory Age of Sigmar rules pack is here.  

This pack is 100% set in stone, there will however be an ADDITION to the pack to regarding TIEBREAKERS as a 200 player event with 5 rounds will result in a high number of players being on the same points totals for each bracket.  

We are working on a secondary objective system that will be in play in each of the games in the AoS Championships.  

These secondary objectives are still to be confirmed.  This will not change the result of a game, the battle plan will still decide that, but they will be the difference in who will win the event when 2 players are on equal battlepoints.

I want to post these by the 1st October but we 'Might' leave it until registration to ensure they are properly tested.  

Warhammer 40,000

New 40k Rules
5 games, 2 day event.
ITC Event


Horus Heresy, Warhammer Achievements, Shadespire, Necromunda, Titanicus, Bloodbowl and more details to be released soon.  

Seminars, specialist games, Painting Contests and lots more to be announced. 

More information to be revealed in the coming weeks.


It’s worth underlining the Bad Dice Team’s aim for this whole event. It goes without saying that we want everyone to leave having had an amazing weekend. We also want to give players new to the tournament scene the chance to jump in without feeling total out of their depth while giving the regulars an event that they will be more than happy to recommend to their friends and can’t wait to attend again the following year.

We want to celebrate all areas of the hobby but keep the competitive edge that is part of the fun of tournament gaming. My personal highlight from most of the events I have attended over the years is the social side. The events that stick in the memory are the ones that offer lots for the players to do and keeps them gathered in one place in the evenings. We will make sure that no matter your preference for a tournament evening, we should have something on offer to keep you entertained and having a great time. Between the Bad Dice team, and our huge list of advisors, helpers and contributors we have attended and organised 100’s of events, this lets us see what works well, what we like and dislike and what we want to bring to Blood & Glory.

The event is taking place at the Roundhouse in Derby.  A beautifully renovated listed building that is the perfect setting for a gaming event.

The Bad Dice event ethos is firmly in place here, we want to see amazing armies on the best gaming tables with game mats and terrain on each board.  Gamers of all levels of experience are welcome from total newcomers to the hobby right up to grizzled veterans, we have something for everyone.


Here are some photos from last years event. 

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http://roundhouse-events.co.uk

Check out the video below for a better look .

 

Questions?

If you have any questions at all about this event feel free to get in touch.


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Last year at Blood and Glory we handed out feedback forms and we had a huge number filled in and returned to us and we spent a long time looking a them and seeing where we could improve the event for this year.  

Overall the feedback was pretty amazing.  I was blown away by some of the comments about the event and the support we got from the players, especially 40k and Heresy when these are traditionally not a ‘Bad Dice’ game that we are familiar with.  

There was one massively overwhelming amount of feedback that was on almost every single sheet that we had returned.  I would say 95% of the feedback sheets (over 150!) mentioned the food and drink in some form or other.  Most of this was to say that the Bar and Food were expensive for what was being offered.  

The food was something that was not handled by ourselves, so we have limited control over.  We chose this route as organising an event for 350 attendees has its own challenges without also having to thing about catering.  However, after the overwhelming feedback received we have ben back to the venue and agreed a set menu and bar prices that are entirely more reasonable.  

Here is a 2018 Blood and Glory Bar and Food menu. 

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Additionally we will be ensuring that free tap water is easily avaliable in all areas of the venue.  

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Entry Lists will all be eventually found at the Blood and Glory website, but for now, here is the Age of Sigmar Championships so far.

148 Places for the AoS Championships and another 24 for Warhammer Achievements.  

Thats 172 Age of Sigmar players all playing at the same time!  

Aaron    Hazell
Aaron     Walters
Adam    Hughes
Adi    Macwalter
Adrian    Dowey
Alex    Bruce
Alex    Jones
Alexander    Hansen
Andrea    Schwandt
Andrew    Bryan
Andy    Scott
Andy    Dunn
Angus    Brain
Ash    Liddington
Ben    Booker
Ben    Harper
Benjamin    Savva
Brad    Schwant
Bryan    Carmicheal
Byron    Orde
Callum    Slater
Carl    Smith
Carl    Hewson
Carl    Martin
Carl     Kennard
Charles    Fryer
Charles    Sealey
Chris    Green
Chris    Myhill
Chris    Hibbins
Chris    Cook
Chris    Tomlin
Christopher    Nobbs
Collin    Collar
Craig    Namvar
Craig     Chesters
Dan    Mitchell
Dan    Shaw
Dan    George
Dan     Heelan
Daniel    Scott
Daniel    White
David    McElroy
Donal    Taylor
Doug    Fazzani
Eirik    Lanes
Forrest    Wilhoite
Gary    Cherrington
Harry    Sanderson
Ian    O'Brien
Ian    Spink
Ian     Ralph
Jack    McQuiggin
Jack    Mayland
Jack    Davenport
James    Tinsdale
James    Grant
James    Grant
James    Houston
James    Allen
James    Eveleigh
James    Karch
Jamie    Harmer
Joe    McGough
Joe    Clark
Joe    logan
Joe     Purcell
John    Yates
John    Southgate
Johnny    Armstrong
Jon    Barwise
Jon    Green
Jon    Williams
Jonathan    Redmond
Justin    Waine
Karl    Bryning 
Kieron    Allender
Laurie    Hugget Wilde
Lee    Badcock
Lee    Bromley
Lee "TUGGY"    Kay
Leo    Rautonen
Les    Martin
Lewis    Swan
Liam    Cook
Luke    Power
Luke    Whitehead
Marc    Wilson
Marc    Pavey 
Mark    Busby
Mark    Paddon
Mark    Curtis
Martin    Clarke
Matt    Robertson
Matt    Tinsdale
Matthew    Robinson
Matthew    Goulesbrough
Matthew    Thompson
Max    PEarson
Maxime    Julian
Michael    Stewart
Michael    Wilson
Miles    Hewitt
Morten    Winkel
Nick    Hyland
Nigel    Chorlton
Oliver     Lockwood
Owyn    Abram
Paul    Cook
Paul    Whitehead
Paul    Coram
Paul    Haley
Paul    Buckler
Paul     Berrudge
Pete    Bradley
Pete    Scholey
Philip    Jenkins
Ric    Myhill
Richard    Arnold
Richard    Fitzmaurice
Richard     Morley 
Ricky    Mee
Ritchie    Mcalley
Rob    Nixon
Rob     Peck
Rob     Boyce
Robert    Bradley
Ross     McGowan
Russ    Veal
Sam    Watson
Sam    Sendell
Shaun     Lang
Simon    Holmes
Simon    Froley
Steve    Curtis
Steve    Hursell
Terry    Pike
Thomas    Landy
Tim    Cragg
Tom    Mawdsley
tom    lambert
Tom    Lees
Tom    Mawdsley

 

WARHAMMER ACHIEVEMENTS 

Andy    Davies
Andy    Woods
Ben    Johnson
Ben    van Buul
Chris    Nielsen
Daniel    Barwick 
Declan    Waters
James    Warth
Jason     Hodgkinson
John     Harrison
Jon    Flindall
Joshua    Steele
Laurence    Filtness
Lawrence    East
Martin    Onderdonck
Matt    Brett
Matt    Dawson
Matt    Gherardi
Patrick    Taylor
Rob    Noyes
Rob    Brunton
Steve    Foote
Tom    Linington

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Hi @Ben

I'm very excited to be going organising a big group of friends going to Blood and Glory this year, playing several different systems. Will tickets for the Blood Bowl and Necromunda events be going on sale on Sunday too, or will it be just the main AoS, 40k and Horus Heresy ones?

Also who's running the Necromunda event and do they need a board or two's worth of nicely painted scenery? If so, feel free to put me in touch. :) 

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Seriously, thanks for responding to the feedback given.  I had an amazing time last year but felt there could be some 'easy wins' to improve this year, i think more posts along that line would only expand support for the event and show how you cater for the players.

 

18 minutes ago, Thebiggesthat said:

Can you bring your own drink with you?

No, you might be ok with a bottle of pop or water (I did last year) but not anything stronger, really though nothing is allowed so presume as such.  Water fountains could be found last year and sound like will be more this year.

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Good call on sorting out the price of food and drink to be more reasonable. T’other than that I really enjoyed last year. 

 

Any narrative or more laid back gamers I would highly recommend Warhammer Achievements- Stevey Wren always run a good event and the terrain and player packs are exceptional. 

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1 hour ago, Bosmer Nightblade said:

How does this work for narrative then? I see you mentioned "Warhammer Achievements", but how many games is this? I presume this is an alternative to the matched play event?

@Stevewren will fill in the details but it’s 2 daysof narrative battles. 

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1 hour ago, Bananaman said:

Good call on sorting out the price of food and drink to be more reasonable. T’other than that I really enjoyed last year. 

 

Any narrative or more laid back gamers I would highly recommend Warhammer Achievements- Stevey Wren always run a good event and the terrain and player packs are exceptional. 

Thanks Timmy

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21 hours ago, Double Misfire said:

Hi @Ben

I'm very excited to be going organising a big group of friends going to Blood and Glory this year, playing several different systems. Will tickets for the Blood Bowl and Necromunda events be going on sale on Sunday too, or will it be just the main AoS, 40k and Horus Heresy ones?

Also who's running the Necromunda event and do they need a board or two's worth of nicely painted scenery? If so, feel free to put me in touch. :) 

Necromunda is still TBC. I will be in touch! 

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On 6/6/2018 at 10:31 PM, alasdair said:

Thinking very closely about the possibility of signing myself up for warhammer achievements. Looked like a blast last year.

Will the pack be up before Sunday evening? 

The Warhammer Achievements pack wont be out on Sunday - we are waiting for the AoS2 release as it will have a very big impact potentially on the way the tournament runs with all the new realm rules, artifacts and spells. I hope these will be playing a large role this year as they will suit the individual tables really well.

However the tournament basics will be fairly similar so you can get a good idea of what to expect from last years pack. If you haven't seen it  you can view it here:

 

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With the narrative event, i hope the format is different from the last one of this nature. The last one didn't seem to celebrate narrative gaming as a playstyle in its own right, but rather defined it as "not competitive". The way it was designed and how you scored points seemed to be based on doing the opposite of whatever was considered meta or waac. Getting points for taking chariots isn't 'narrative', it's just a sentiment that says 'chariots are ****** so that's narrative'.

Narrative gaming's focus should be about building a story within the setting, not about defining it as whatever the opposite of competitive  gaming is.

imho

 

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11 hours ago, Bosmer Nightblade said:

With the narrative event, i hope the format is different from the last one of this nature. The last one didn't seem to celebrate narrative gaming as a playstyle in its own right, but rather defined it as "not competitive". The way it was designed and how you scored points seemed to be based on doing the opposite of whatever was considered meta or waac. Getting points for taking chariots isn't 'narrative', it's just a sentiment that says 'chariots are ****** so that's narrative'.

Narrative gaming's focus should be about building a story within the setting, not about defining it as whatever the opposite of competitive  gaming is.

imho

 

Take a look at the rules pack - the scenario achievements can only be gained by engaging in the narrative. Also this year I've been in discussion with NEO expert Steve Foote and we are looking at how players can write their own narrative and then add in their own achievements to help theme the games to your storyline. We also had an excellent system for character development last year that allowed a lowly commander to ascend to God-hood throughout the story. 

As with all narrative events its very hard for an organiser to force the narrative onto the players. What I try to do is give you the chance to place your narrative into the event and give you a system to do it. Also the Achievement system should be helping you build a story around your army - you could have a specialist monster hunting unit that can go out and gain rewards for doing that job for example. 

Take a look at the pack from last year, message some of the guys that regularly attend - Steve Foote, Declan Waters, Ben Johnson. I'm sure they would be happy to share their experiences with you.  

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 Can you release any sort of narrative info tomorrow? I'd only be attending for this but it's a bit hard to buy tickets for something with no details on what I'm buying. I'm not so bothered by the equivalent comp pack specifics but more about the story you've built and setting, neither of which is dependent on the specifics in the aos2 book.

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23 hours ago, Bosmer Nightblade said:

 Can you release any sort of narrative info tomorrow? I'd only be attending for this but it's a bit hard to buy tickets for something with no details on what I'm buying. I'm not so bothered by the equivalent comp pack specifics but more about the story you've built and setting, neither of which is dependent on the specifics in the aos2 book.

The story will revolve around the Soul Wars from the new edition so I cant release it till after the book is out. Much as I'd love to assume all the WA tickets will sell out straight away they tend to go at a slower pace due to the nature of the event - I'm sure if its something you like the look of their will still be spaces available :)

 

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errrr. I think 6 have been sold already to early bird tickets!!! hahah .

It seems your people from last year all want to comeback.  

8PM This evening tickets are on sale.  

I'm currently posting rules packs for the events to the website

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