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BDD 266 – Announcing Blood And Glory

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Blood and Glory

Announcing Blood and Glory

Blood & Glory – A Bad Dice Podcast Event 20-22nd September 2013

It give me great pleasure to announce ‘Blood and Glory’ the first ‘official’ event from the Bad Dice Podcast. It will be an event where you can have a whole weekend of having a great time playing WFB and hanging out with like minded people with plenty to interest grizzled veterans and fresh faced noobies alike.

Blood & Glory is not just another tournament, far from it, there will be loads of other things to do as well. The centrepiece of the weekend will indeed be a 2 day, 6 game WFB Championship event, but it is also a fantastic opportunity to show off (and be awarded for) your hobby talents, as well as see other, awesome armies and paint jobs.

At Blood & Glory, there are lots of extra activities to take part in outside of the Championships. Friday offers open gaming and WFB 500, Warmachine and Malifaux events, seminars for gamers and painters alike. While Saturday night will include more open gaming (if you still want more!), a pub quiz, board gaming, seminars and more to be announced.

Alongside all of this will be the awesome event coverage that you have come to expect from Bad Dice. Interviews with players, photos of armies and the usual Audio and Visual treat.

The Blood & Glory Ethos

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.

So onto the bits you all want to know and the bits that you really need to think about before attending.

Gaming

Blood & Glory will be an out of the book Warhammer Event. We at Bad Dice believe that out of the book Warhammer has not been given a fair crack of the whip in the UK. The events that are run as ‘no comp’ are usually billed as ‘its no comp, go nuts’ and this is normally what people do, there are some notable exceptions to this but generally we think that No Comp does not have to mean win at all costs and ultra competitive attitudes. Saying that, we all know there there are imbalances in Warhammer (even Jervis Johnson has written articles discussing the need for comp at tournaments) and we are aiming to level the playing field using scenarios. These scenarios will not be published before the event. It is our hope that the unknown element will impact some list design but you can be certain that to go with the tournaments name, blood and glory (and more to the point, Fortitude) will play a huge role. Do not fear that you will waste points bringing banners and find that you only needed them in 1 game. Fortitude will play a starring role in each of the scenarios. Do not feel that you need to bring an army that will smash your opponent by a clear 1500 victory points, in these scenarios it will not be required. A flexible list, lots of fortitude and a solid grasp of claiming your various objectives is the way to get a high battle score in this event.

Painting

There is an age old debate around painting scores impacting the overall score in a tournament. At Blood & Glory the painting scores will play a part. There will be a large amount of painting scores in this event. We will be using a system that is laid out in advance and will be achivable to all standards of painting. We don’t for a second expect that everyone has an award winning army in them, but we do want to see (and award) an effort to present an nice army and also award degrees of effort. Even a self confessed terrible painter should we a good amount of effort be able to score very highly in the painting section.

Sportsmanship

Sports has been a hot topic recently. We want our event to be a showcase for fun competitive gaming and people that go out of their way to ensure that happens will be awarded for doing so.

Awards

The list of awards for this event will be huge. At the moment we have Hobby Champion, Best General 1,2,3. Best Painted Army (Judges Choice) 1,2,3. Best Appearance (players choice) 1,2,3. Most Sporting Player 1,2,3. and more are to be added.

Side Events

Friday Night – WFB 500, Warmachine and Malifaux events. Open gaming and Board gaming.
Saturday Night – Board Gaming, Poker Tournament and more TBC

Seminars

Podcasting. Gaming. Painting. Roughly 20 mins per session.

Venue

The event is held in Derby at the Grange Banqueting Suites. www.grangebanqueting.com

The Grange Banqueting Site
457 Burton Road
Littleover
Derby
DE23 6XX

There are loads of local hotels and B+B’s and I will put out a list of these will be going up on the event website.

In Summary

Keep your eyes peeled for more information as it becomes available. Tickets will be going on sale on Saturday 22nd June 2013 and with only 80 places available I expect the championships to sell out very very quickly!!

The Blood and Glory Website will be launching next weekend with lots more information about all the events over the weekend and details of how you can get a ticket.

Thanks for listening and I look forwards to seeing you all at the event!

Feedback

If you have anything to say about this episode feel free to let me know by leaving a comment below or sending an email to bencurry@baddice.co.uk

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WFB 500

Daily Episode 85 – WFB 500 and White Dwarf revamp news

Bad Dice WFB 500 is announced. White Dwarf is getting a revamp, a new team and a new Daily Blog.  I want to say a huge thanks to everyone for all the feedback i have been getting over the last few days.  The recent episodes 80, 83 and 84  went down very well and I have been inundated with Tweets, Emails and Facebook messages.  If you are enjoying the daily show then the best thing you can do to support it is to tell your friends to listen.  Word of Mouth is the best advertisement I can get. After that if you still want to support the show you can leave a review on iTunes

I wrote a blog post about the White Dwarf Daily news.

WFB 500

In this episode I talked about my plans for Bad Dice WFB 500.  It is a series of 500 point warhammer tounaments that I plan to hold at various gaming clubs around the UK.  My thinking behind the event is that the weekends are ruled by the huge amount of 2 day Warhammer tournaments held almost every single weekend in the UK

My hopes for the event are that once a month I travel to a gaming club and run a 3 game 500 point tournament.  Local players get involved but it might also attract players from surrounding areas.  I get to travel to clubs and get a chance to meet up with players that don’t attend tournaments, its a fast and dirty event, done and dusted in 3 hours and will give ‘club gamers’ the chance to see how much fun a tournament can be.

How will WFB 500 work?

I want to start by hitting the gaming centers and making a little profit that can be used to buy terrain so when I go to some smaller clubs that may not have loads of terrain I can still run a good sized event.  This obviously give me a great chance to create some great content for the show by documenting all the terrain building and reporting on all the events.

I will be setting up a section on the site for the WFB 500 series that can eventually be visited at www.WFB500.co.uk and there will also be both a tournament calander section to the site and also a Gaming Club Directory.

I’m hoping to get to the Open War tournament this weekend so keep and eye on Snake Eyes for some recording and pics from the event.  You can also check out the Mohammer, Clash of Swords recordings that are going up this weekend

 

 

 

 

Daily Episode 83 – How I Lost The Midlands Open

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Daily Episode 83 – How I Lost The Midlands Open

It’s quite a ballsy start to the show, “How I Lost The Midlands Open” is a big statement but  I really believe that I did lose the Midlands Open and in this episode of the podcast I try to analyse what I did wrong to fall from winning it last year to not even winning a single game of warhammer on the first day of the 2012 event.

I take a look at the errors I made in judging the meta game that had not only developed due to recent army books but also around that fact that the rules pack was both Win, Loss or Draw, a system that is seen less and less in the UK, but also contained secret missions that on their own could swing a game.

Not only did I have a bad list but I also played it very wrong in some match-ups.  I look at those games and address the issues that came from poor deployment, poor decision making and poor motivation.

I talk about some of the pitfalls that need to be avoided if you want to finish highly at a big event and some tips on how you can identyfy the problems and work around them.

I look at a few of the games that I initially said I lost due to bad luck, crazy dice or other excuses and pick out the problems with my game play, focusing on the mistakes I made in the game, what I could have done to avoid those mistakes and hopfully improve in those areas in the future.

Finally I round off with what is a big tip to help you along the path towards winning tournaments.

If you enjoyed the show please help spread the word about Bad Dice buy letting your friends know about the episode or by leaving a review on iTunes

If you have any feedback you can contact me using Facebook, Twitter, the Forums or via email to BenCurry@BadDice.co.uk

 

 

Episode 89 – Clash Of Swords

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Episode 89 – Clash Of Swords

In this episode Ben and Mrk have done a ton of hobby but its Gareth that has done all the gaming! We catch up on all the recent goings on with the Bad Dice crew and review the Clash of Swords (Mohammer) event.

We have and episode sponsor, Matt Sewell who says,

Shout out to Team UN. After two games and the start of day 2 on table 2 in 4th place was looking like the start of a Disney under film in the making, the “Cool running” of Warhammer but not to be. Still 21st and 3 round wins was a fantastic result.

Peter “Captain Marvellous” Ridder, Mats “the drunken” Norwegian, Benny “take it for the team” Christensen, Roberto “the Italian Stallion” Savino, Bjorn “better late than never” Ericson, Marcin “Ratboy” Zakrzewski, Mads “the blond bomb shell” Hammer

Fortnight in Fantasy.

Gaming
Gareth plays warhammer without Me and Mark.  Arranged his own game, packed army himself,  He played with Empire against John Walters Empire.  Ben played Secrethammer and used Vampires, Really liked the feel of the list and wants to play them later in the year.  Mark got a game vs Singe Orcs vs Dark Elves.  Ben and Mark rolled out their new painted armies and played some 500 point games.  Loads of fun!
Mark Talks about his LARP event over the bank holiday weekend.
Other
TED the movie.  Random mystery shopping experiences, Batman, Twilight 3, Breaking Bad, Great British Bake Off, New Girl,
Painting
Ben has been building Bull Centaurs and painting Infernal Guard.  Mark has been building Orc and Goblins.

Clash of Swords.

 Gareth reviews the event and Talks about his games against Tom Lyon, Joey Berry and Gaz Taylor

Gareths Query Corner

We take questions about high strength banishment, Movement Trays (Sarrissa Precision) Halflings in warhammer, How to best equip empire knights, How much time do we spend on the hobby, Beastman special characters rules, Lores of Magic for Vampires, conversion ideas for Razorgors, Skaven Nightrunners, flaming impact hits and ETC Vampires.

Close

Don’t forget to check out the latest additions to the Snake Eyes Section, 2 ETC episodes and our Battle of the Chumps coverage, a total of 5 and a half hours of recordings between the 3 shows, all recorded on site at the events including interviews with players and insights about the events.
A shout out goes to Point hammered for their ‘Good Stuff’ and Ben asks about US Events in 2013.

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Bad Dice Daily

Daily Episode 63 – Marcus Pitt’s High Elves ETC Tactics Of Legend

Day 3 of ETC week and I have Marcus Pitt on the show to regale us with tales of his ingenius tactics while using High Elves at the ETC in years gone by.

Don’t forget to catch up with the ETC Coverage on the website, Twitter and the Warhammer Forum.

 

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Bad Dice Daily

Daily Episode 51 – Midlands Open and Vampires

This episode was recorded at the Midlands Open, I grabbed an interview with Raf Harbinson to get the lowdown on Vampire Counts and the current build that’s becoming popular in the UK. I also give some of my thoughts on the tournament the weekend, the results and painting controversy!

If you want to hear more from Raf you can follow him on twitter

I announce the winner of the Golem Painting Studio ticket.

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