Episode 048: Gamehole Con Wrap-Up

Peter convinces a dozen random strangers to conduct research on how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop.*

Jarred of Bolter Club fame returns to help give a run down of the first Narrative Weekender at Gamehole Con. What the events were, what went right and what we are planning for next year.

We are also starting a new Twitter hobby challenge in December so watch for details on that. We do provide details in the episode, so if you would like to get a head start on the challenge, listen to the entire episode.

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*The results are still out.

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Gamehole Con

It was an incredible time at Gamehole Con.  The 30k & 40k events had plenty of participation.  The narrative event was all we could hope for.  The battles went back and forth between Attacker and Defender all weekend.  In the end, the Attackers prevailed by close margins.

I want to thank Jarred of the Bolter Club for letting me help design the missions and run a day of the events.  He worked incredibly hard all year to make enough terrain for the event and it looked amazing.  We even had the army that was won at the Nova Open involved (whoever painted that, it was off the hook).

I look forward to next year.  This was only the beginning.  This event is going to grow into something spectacular I just know it.

Go over to our Facebook page and find the photo album of Sunday’s events.

Gamehole Con is Underway

You heard Jarred, of Bolterclub fame, and I talk about our plans at Gamehole Con in episode 47.  There is still time to sign up and go.  Madison, WI.  Come out and play.

Do you like 40k?  Of course you do or you wouldn’t be reading this.  Well Warhammer 40k has come back in a huge way at this convention.  You’ve heard us talk about the events we are running that include Kill Team and various point levels of regular 40k.  Then our friends Joe and Levi are back again this year after running a successful Kill Team event last year.

In to 30k?  Geoff has you covered.  He is running his first ever 30k event at Gamehole Con.  He is a fellow good brother of the Bolterclub and knows how to throw down a great narrative game.  Helped us with our play testing, a special thank you to him for that.

Please show your support for these events so we can continue to see them grow.

Catch me on Sunday, say “Hi”.  I’ll have a handful of t-shirts to give out.

Episode 047: Gamehole Con

Peter employs no less than fifteen chalkboards and five stacks of sticky notes to contemplate exactly what is the Theory of a Dead Man.

Jarred from Bolter Club visits Pete’s Bar once again to discuss our plans for Gamehole Con. We run through the missions, how we created them, the ideas behind them and what you could expect coming to an event hosted by us.

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Episode 045: Dear Casey Kasem

Find out what Mark and Peter have been up to as they talk shop and discuss the theoretical possibilities of Animal Transmorphication.

In our Dear Casey Kasem segment, we answer a long distance request from, Corbin.

And he writes: How to run a Narrative Event at your friendly local store?

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Episode 044: Three Ways to Sunday

Mark and Peter chat hobby progress and dive into their latest tabletop excursion.

Bandrois is back. Enjoy the continued Lore we create for this ongoing narrative campaign.

The trap is set, will the PDF take the bait. It’s an unexpected three way battle between Norm, Mark, and Peter. Visit our website, www.ngc40k.com , the missions are available for you to try out with your friendly narrative gamers.

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Episode 043: First Rule of Bolter Club

Peter brings on another special guest, Jarred from Bolter Club.

First rule of Bolter Club, we don’t talk about Bolter Club. Crap, I broke the first rule. Sorry Jarred.

We talk to Jarred about The Bolter Club, why it was created, where it’s going and the Mighty Morphine Power Up between the Club and NGC40k.

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Episode 042: #Hobbystreak

Peter brings on a special guest from days gone by.

Norm is back to discuss #Hobbystreak. We talk about ways to keep you motivated in the hobby and your army progress moving forward.

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Episode 041: Has it Been Three Years?

Mark and Peter celebrate the three year anniversary of the NGC04k Podcast.

In this episode you will hear the Bandrois Campaign like never before.

The battle is taken to the streets on Chargis III, with an all new mission that we will share on the website.

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Breaking out of Hobby Stagnation

Mark and I are breaking out of hobby stagnation one game at a time.  In our recent episode we talked about our struggles in the hobby and quickly figured out what the solution was.  Playing games.  Not just any games, games with friends and like minded players.  Games where we knew we would have a good time because of the company we were in.  We set out to do just that.

So I called Mark up and said let’s do this, and we agreed to play at my place.  I set the points to 1248pts.  We both have fun with these off the cuff point levels.  Then I set up parts of my canyon board, knowing it may be my last game on this board before I sold it.  Making it extra special, I set up some of the Mechanical Warhorse Terrain I had been working on and decided the scenario would be a War Torn Mining Town.

I thought it would be an interesting change to be fighting along the river rather than across it.  I used the Open War cards, hand selected the deployment and drew an objective.  I was going to hand pick this too, but the first one I drew I thought was pretty cool (The Comet).  The first draw on the Twist was interesting and appropriate as well (Dead of Night).

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I won the roll off and chose to go second, based on the scenario.  Mark brought a well rounded Astro Militarum Force.  I chose to bring my Honoured Sons painted in Detroit Mitus campaign colors.  I also decided now was the time to break out my RainbowWarriors and had two squad of Intercessors join the battle.

It was a hard fought battle and a blast to play.  In the end I managed to prevent Mark from being able to claim the objective, despite his valiant efforts to do so.  I learned Intercessors play like how I picture Astartes being in the game, tough as nails and deadly in all forms of combat.  I also learned that with the right orders, AM could put out an amazing volume of fire, hold their own in the face of certain doom and rely on powerful characters to stand their ground.

I had a great time and look forward to our next match.