To be precise, in one month it will be over ... the ticker to the right shows you where we're at.
Every last one of our events is crushing last year's sales. That said, there's room (if only a little) in every last one of them as well.
Why haven't you registered yet?!
Also - grab a spot in the hotel please. Our blocks are starting to dry up on certain nights, and you won't be $85/night in the DC area. You're also shorting yourself time-generated raffle tickets for $1,000 cash, based upon how long you stay in the hotel, and how far in advance you reserve a room.
We've cleared our minimum room block, a month earlier than we did last year. This is huge for event organizer woes and peace of mind.
The DRAFT Final Mission Packet for 40k is linked HERE. These missions and rules reflect how you'll play the missions for the Invitational and Team Tournament as well. Draft final packets for the Trios, Narrative, and Invitational will nevertheless be forthcoming most likely by the end of this week.
FAQ - Waiting on rumored Friday GW Rules FAQ to release final version of NOVA FAQ v6th.1
You are welcome to offer further input on the missions should you so desire, but do not anticipate too many more changes at this point, if any. They've gone through the playtest ringer, and we're very happy with where we're at. We've also incorporated 6th Edition Mission Components for all but Missions 1 and 8 in terms of modifying the way the "standard" 3 goals function. Read carefully, and enjoy preparing. Aside from polish, these are the missions you'll play, in the order you'll play them, on August 30-September 2, 2012.
The 40k GT is a RARE event this year. With over 200 attendees (and a max of 256 slots) in the GT alone, it's one of the largest 40k tournaments in the world. Furthermore, it's happening within 2 months of the release of a new edition. There is no meta, there is no well-understood nature of what's good and not good. It's a very unusual circumstance for something to happen ... the timing to align in this fashion. By the time we get to the later GT's of 2012 and the first GT's of 2013, the internet will be much more aflame with the "new" meta and what the game really means, and really is.
YOU could help define it.
While we are already planning on adjusting and using Forgeworld in the GT for 2013, it's out for 2012 (GT, Invitational, Trios). That said, it's IN for the Narrative event, which has both a Competitive Track and a Casual Track in terms of player preference.
Find the opportunity to game on some of the most gorgeous terrain you'll ever see, including recreations of DC's iconic memorials put together by the best of our terrain crew.
Check out the
for an idea of what to expect. You can play in the Narrative in ADDITION to the Invitational and GT, or many of the other events we have.
Seminars - Justin McCoy is an EXCELLENT instructor, well-regarded and the owner of Secret Weapon Miniatures. He gives seminars all around the country every year, and we're lucky to have him. We've also structured the recurring instances of his FOUR Seminar types so that you can attend all of them alongside/throughout your schedule for the GT or other events during the weekend.
Painting Competition - YOU SHOULD SIGN UP FOR THIS. The prizes are amazing for the 6 category winners (vouchers from Secret Weapon, and a $300 top of the line Grex Pistol Grip Dual Action Airbrush, their Tritium line). This is a Crystal Brush Qualifier, and Cool Mini or Not will pay for your plane flight to AdeptiCon next year if you win Best in Show.
Warmachine/Hordes - Games and Stuff in Maryland is sponsoring this competition, along with many of our other sponsors, and Privateer Press. The swag is excellent, the Press Gangers who run this are highly regarded, and it's fast becoming one of our biggest events. Sales are crushing last year's totals, and individual events are filling up fast. WM/H activities go on throughout the weekend.
Flames of War - We're a national qualifier in just our first year, and these spots aren't lasting. The 1750 event is a major tournament, two-day affair with only a handful of spots left. the 1500 event is a Friday affair that will let you participate in other activities throughout the weekend.
Infinity - There are literally only 2-3 Infinity spots left (someone just told me they were registering, hence ... "2-3"). Then they're gone. You can play in both the 40k GT and the Infinity event, or any number of other activities alongside Infinity.
VENDORS - WE HAVE OVER 10 NOW ATTENDING. Grex Airbrush, Spikey Bits, Warstore, Larry's Legions, The NOVA Open's own store, Five Hour Energy, Shadow Horse Studios and Glass Eye Pony Photography, Tectonic Craft Studios, Games and Stuff, and more are all going to be here!
Links and further information for all events can be found at our website, and in the August 1 newsletter. More to come.
Make sure you're making the best of your weekend - snag your hotel rooms while $85 rates still apply, sign up for some of the side events, and I can't wait to see ya'll in just a few weeks!