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1 week ago

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Warhammer Age of Sigmar Team Tournament AdeptiCon 2020

In the Mortal Realms, the only thing better than having a good sword in your hand is having a loyal ally at your side. And the more allies one has, the better! Which brings us to this: we are proud to announce the new format for the AdeptiCon 2020 Age of Sigmar Team event. Following the successful design of the Warhammer 40,000 Team Tournament, we are moving to a 4-person team format. With over 300 participants in last year’s AoS Team event, we are excited to see the tournament make this evolution. More specific event details will follow, but the basic preliminary rules are below. These may be subject to some minor change, but we wanted to get this information out so your planning can begin. Remember, choose your allies wisely for your destiny is in their hands!

Each player will bring a 1000 point army following the Vanguard composition.

Armies on each team can be from different Grand Alliances (Chaos, Death, Destruction, Order).

Armies on each team can duplicate Allegiance Abilities, but keep separate pools where applicable for allegiance abilities (Blood Tithe, Depravity, etc).

If armies can choose a specific Enclave, Stormhost, Grand Court, etc, you cannot duplicate them between team members (i.e. you cannot have two or more players on the same team playing Gristlegore etc). If armies must choose one (such as Slaaneshi Hosts), then you can duplicate to a max of 2.

Armies on each team must be from the same Mortal Realm.

Armies cannot duplicate Warscrolls between team members unless they are true Battleline (i.e., not Battleline If). An individual player's army can take duplicate Warscrolls. For example, Player A on a team can take multiple Ironjawz Warchanters, but Players B,C,&D cannot take any Ironjawz Warchanters.

Armies cannot duplicate Command Traits & Artefacts between team mates.

Follow all basic rules for Coalition of Death.
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Warhammer Age of Sigmar Team Tournament AdeptiCon 2020

In the Mortal Realms, the only thing better than having a good sword in your hand is having a loyal ally at your side. And the more allies one has, the better! Which brings us to this: we are proud to announce the new format for the AdeptiCon 2020 Age of Sigmar Team event. Following the successful design of the Warhammer 40,000 Team Tournament, we are moving to a 4-person team format. With over 300 participants in last year’s AoS  Team event, we are excited to see the tournament make this evolution. More specific event details will follow, but the basic preliminary rules are below. These may be subject to some minor change, but we wanted to get this information out so your planning can begin. Remember, choose your allies wisely for your destiny is in their hands!

Each player will bring a 1000 point army following the Vanguard composition.

Armies on each team can be from different Grand Alliances (Chaos, Death, Destruction, Order).

Armies on each team can duplicate Allegiance Abilities, but keep separate pools where applicable for allegiance abilities (Blood Tithe, Depravity, etc).

If armies can choose a specific Enclave, Stormhost, Grand Court, etc, you cannot duplicate them between team members (i.e. you cannot have two or more players on the same team playing Gristlegore etc). If armies must choose one (such as Slaaneshi Hosts), then you can duplicate to a max of 2.

Armies on each team must be from the same Mortal Realm.

Armies cannot duplicate Warscrolls between team members unless they are true Battleline (i.e., not Battleline If). An individual players army can take duplicate Warscrolls. For example, Player A on a team can take multiple Ironjawz Warchanters, but Players B,C,&D cannot take any Ironjawz Warchanters.

Armies cannot duplicate Command Traits & Artefacts between team mates.

Follow all basic rules for Coalition of Death.

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Thanks for getting this up! We are very much looking forward to it 🙂

Any idea of when this will be and whether it is a 1 day or 2 day event?

Waaaait so like 4 players on each team lol? Woa

Who needs a partner?

Kyle McCormick, did you catch this while you were on vacation?

Damon Drescher - you need three more grot players!

ByronOrde!?!? 🤘🤘🤘

Brandon Nielsen

Jeff Naumann

Alex Petruzzi Joe DePinto

Chai Tzola Nicholas Carpenito

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3 weeks ago

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AdeptiCon to Host Warmachine/Hordes 4th Annual ATC

AdeptiCon and the Warmachine/Hordes Americas Team Championship are pleased to announce a new collaboration – ATC 2020 will be hosted at AdeptiCon. The event will take place during Saturday and Sunday of the show in Schaumburg, IL (March 28th and 29th). 32 teams from the Americas and around the world will fight it out to prove which team has the mettle to be crowned champion.

In addition to awards for the top 3 teams, the top placing team comprised entirely of players from the USA will qualify for a team slot for WTC 2020 later in the year!

More Info: www.atcwmh.com/atc-information/
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AdeptiCon to Host Warmachine/Hordes 4th Annual ATC

AdeptiCon and the Warmachine/Hordes Americas Team Championship are pleased to announce a new collaboration – ATC 2020 will be hosted at AdeptiCon. The event will take place during Saturday and Sunday of the show in Schaumburg, IL (March 28th and 29th). 32 teams from the Americas and around the world will fight it out to prove which team has the mettle to be crowned champion.

In addition to awards for the top 3 teams, the top placing team comprised entirely of players from the USA will qualify for a team slot for WTC 2020 later in the year!

More Info: http://www.atcwmh.com/atc-information/

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3 weeks ago

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AdeptiCon 2020 and the Return of the U.S. Golden Demons

The Golden Demon, Games Workshop’s miniatures painting competition, is one of the most prestigious and storied contests in the history of the hobby. And there was a time, not long ago, when this legendary competition had U.S. events, mythic displays of hobby skill and painting talent. But then, alas, a time of darkness befell the New World and in 2014 the Golden Demon had left our shores and were lost…

But that which was unto us lost has been found. Like an exiled king of yore, the Golden Demon has returned to the U.S. and it is with great pride that AdeptiCon 2020 will play host to this fabled event. The partnership between Games Workshop and AdeptiCon will allow this prestigious competition to more than revive its former glory here in the states. The U.S. Golden Demon will undoubtedly bring together an historic collection of painters and hobbyists and forge a new legacy for this grand event.

But there is no time to waste! The call of the Demons grows in strength (can you not hear it?) and its siren song beckons you to start those projects now! Below is a list of the official 2020 categories and a link to the Warhammer Community site for more information. We proudly welcome back the Golden Demons and count it as one of the many reasons to attend AdeptiCon 2020.
www.warhammer-community.com/2019/09/27/golden-demon-usagw-homepage-post-2/
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AdeptiCon 2020 and the Return of the U.S. Golden Demons

The Golden Demon, Games Workshop’s miniatures painting competition, is one of the most prestigious and storied contests in the history of the hobby. And there was a time, not long ago, when this legendary competition had U.S. events, mythic displays of hobby skill and painting talent. But then, alas, a time of darkness befell the New World and in 2014 the Golden Demon had left our shores and were lost…

But that which was unto us lost has been found. Like an exiled king of yore, the Golden Demon has returned to the U.S. and it is with great pride that AdeptiCon 2020 will play host to this fabled event. The partnership between Games Workshop and AdeptiCon will allow this prestigious competition to more than revive its former glory here in the states. The U.S. Golden Demon will undoubtedly bring together an historic collection of painters and hobbyists and forge a new legacy for this grand event.

But there is no time to waste! The call of the Demons grows in strength (can you not hear it?) and its siren song beckons you to start those projects now! Below is a list of the official 2020 categories and a link to the Warhammer Community site for more information. We proudly welcome back the Golden Demons and count it as one of the many reasons to attend AdeptiCon 2020.
https://www.warhammer-community.com/2019/09/27/golden-demon-usagw-homepage-post-2/

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Will be attending! 🙂 My first GD was the German GD in Cologne in 2004... This will be my first US GD! Super stoked! Thank you for bringing them back, GW! Time to celebrate the new Season in style! 😉

I’m super stoked at how easy it’s going be to walk away with childhood dream Golden Demon awards since so few “prestigious” painters will be entering! Maybe even a Slayer Sword is in the cards for me this year! 🤣 With so few attending the con as well due to GW’s influence it should mean hotel rooms for Adepticon won’t sell out in under 30 seconds as well! 🤣

Absolutely amazing the degree of salt and whining. Don’t like GW models? There will be other comps and more to come, or push with companies you like to do so. Crystal Brush was far from perfect, having one large event and other smaller comps will allow more variety in paint level, style, and models. This is the first step to something better. Stop bitching about the top heavy, uninviting event going away because of size and business changes, and start looking forward to better things. Acting shocked that a GW sponsored event requires GW models and acting like CB was perfect in all ways is just... well it’s sad.

Sweet! What if I have a duel AND a diorama in mind? Can I only enter one since it’s the same category?

As much as I like the golden demon competition I hate to see it at an event like adepticon because it excludes most of the people that used to enter the crystal brush.

Sad to see the Crystal Brush leaving to be replaced with another GW marketing scheme. Some of us enjoy spending the time painting all kinds of interesting models, now we are forced into GW Only Models if we choose to attend for the painting contest. Thanks for making my choice to attend NOVA or GenCon over AdeptiCon that much easier. Long Live Crystal Brush!

Very excited to participate, though it seems you don’t have a 30k category. Will the Horus Heresy Models be welcome in this competition?

It is very disappointing to see Adepticon loss Crystal Brush. It was nice to see a variety of categories to be able to place models that did not pigeon hole you to one companies models. Admittedly crystal brush did have one category every year that was only CMoN models, but that was only one. It seems Golden Deamon is flipping that so it is multiple GW only categories, and one open to everything. Well I am happy to hear Golden Deamon is back in the US, it sounds like we will see much less interesting models, and variety. Just going to be disappointed with the paint competition this year I guess. If only Adepticon could have worked a way to host both. That would have been a showing at that point.

The loss of the Crystal Brush really saddens me and Golden Demon will never hold a candle to the entries we saw in the CB

We demand Duel and Diorama categories to be separate again! 🙁

Rather aee the Crystal Brush so all the miniatures manufacturers can be represented instead of a single entity. Side note this means that 100% of the models need to be GW parts. How does GW plan to enforce this?

So 8 out of the 12 categories are explicitly GW models only. I'm missing the Crystal Brush already.

I've waited a long time for this.

Not competing, but can't wait to see the entries!

Ooooooooh, I can’t wait!

... does no one realize the NAME of the convention is ADEPTicon. As in, Adeptus Astartes.

Goddamn... The crystal brush wasn't forced out people, how you gonna give shit to a competition that is coming in due to CMON giving up??

Small Scale is Titanicus and Aeronautica, right?

Can one entry be in different categories?

Does anyone know the age cutoff for Young Blood.

What’s open competition?

Steven Forest Berryessa

Such excite

Hmmm No 30k specific categories

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2 months ago

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The Coming Storm…

As the summer winds down and the days grow shorter, thoughts once again turn to the inevitable question: what new project am I starting for AdeptiCon? Well, 2019 has been a banner year for tabletop miniatures gaming and, as a hobbyist, your choices for 2020 will be unparalleled in the annals of wargaming history.

From Games Workshop unleashing Warcry! upon the Mortal Realms to Fantasy Flight Games taking the high ground with their Clone Wars additions to Star Wars: Legion, the hobby is flush with amazing games and fantastic new models. Whether you choose to command a horde of goblins in Tomahawk Studio’s new SAGA: Age of Magic or prefer the role of centurion leading a cohort of legionaries north of Hadrian’s Wall in Warlord Game’s new SPQR or even - are you ready for this? - taking your team of legendary heroes into a battle against Doc Ock and the nefarious Red Skull in Atomic Mass Games’ Marvel: Crisis Protocol, your gaming choices are myriad and the quality unheard of.

And you better believe you can expect to see all these new offerings and more at AdeptiCon 2020! From matched and narrative play, tournaments and one-off convention games, AdeptiCon 2020 looks to be unrivaled in its offering of different game systems and events. So start your annual machinations now. Don’t wait for the chill winds of winter to start building that new warband, army, gang, fleet, maniple, team, or whatever you’re thinking of bringing to the world class celebration that is sure to be AdeptiCon 2020!
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Marvel: Crisis Protocol is my most anticipated with more Battletech taking a very close second.

Can't wait!

Editor's Note- I would literally like to do all of these things.

Give me all the Marvel Crisis Protocol, please

I just want to play Starship Troopers

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2 months ago

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AdeptiCon 2020 Hotel Updates

As summer draws to a close, it is time to start thinking about AdeptiCon 2020 (if you haven’t started already) and where you’re going to make your temporary headquarters during the big event.

This year, much like 2019, we are making several options available to accommodate as many attendees as possible while keeping room rates as affordable as we can. The first option, which will go live on August 16th at 12:00 PM CDT, is a four-night minimum stay with a one-night non-refundable deposit ($133). The second option will go live on August 23rd at 12:00 PM CDT and includes a block of rooms at the Renaissance Schaumburg which will be open for two-night reservations with a one-night non-refundable deposit.

Additionally, we have once again partnered with several nearby hotels to provide accommodations at discounted convention rates. Blocks for the alternate hotels will open on August 23rd. These hotels currently include: Comfort Suites Schaumburg, Hyatt House Chicago/Schaumburg, Residence Inn Chicago Schaumburg, and Springhill Suites Chicago Schaumburg.

Reservation site links will be added to the AdeptiCon website shortly.

As always, we recommend booking your room reservations as soon as possible. AdeptiCon 2020 looks to be our biggest convention yet and we expect rooms to go fast. And then, once your room is booked, you can relax, enjoy the waning days of summer, and get back to modelling and painting those new models!
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Will any of the suites at the Renaissance Hotel be made available to book? We're staying Wednesday - Sunday.

Suggestion, hold a raffle at $10 per ticket for a chance to guarantee the opportunity to book a room. Still have to pay for actual room. Trying to book and not get a room when you were done in the first 3 minutes is annoying.

Are you kidding me? I selected a rom, then by the time I entered my CC info it said there are no rooms available. What. The. Hell?

Was sold out by the time I checked out.

Will the link allow me to book two rooms for my group or will two of us have to book one room each?

Will the partnered hotels be offering shuttles to the convention?

With the two night blocks is there an option to add a third night? Three nights would be perfect for me.

So we would book rooms on the 16th by using the links on the adepticon web page, correct....NOT by another booking site, renaissance site or by calling the hotel directly Correct?

Is the Embassy Suites not a hotel partner?

This is noon friday correct?

Chris... It's about to go down.

Wj Stogsdill Josh Ugorcak We going next year?

Richard Grady

Tommy Back

Adam Brazzell

Nigel Brooks

John Sigsby

Erik Szpyra

Chris Priddy cover me Buddy

Austin Wingfield , Ernan Rodriguez. Aug 16, changing hotels is a bitch

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2 months ago

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Geek Nation Tours will continue to offer an Exclusive Hobby Seminar with James Wappel at AdeptiCon 2020!

This year, tour participants will be taught a master class in basing techniques… What's more, Geek Nation Tours has again offered up some amazing tour only exclusive miniatures. Perfect for any fantasy miniatures game but these will be used in an exciting Ghost Archipelago gaming event by Brent Sinclair & written by Joseph A. McCullough. Enjoy the video and let us know what you think…https://youtu.be/cU6jqbjmOTg

Or better yet join the Geek Nation Tour @ geeknationtours.com/tours_post/geeking-out-at-adepticon-tour-2020/
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"Geek Nation Tours has again offered up some amazing tour only exclusive miniatures" Looking forward to this. The priest from last year was amazing

3 months ago

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AdeptiCon 2020 Hotel Registration Date Announced

First, we hope everyone is having a great summer, filled with lots of sun, sand, and table-top gaming! Second, while AdeptiCon 2020 is still a few seasons away, it is once again time to start planning your convention accommodations. We’ve been working closely with the Renaissance Schaumburg and our other partner hotels to provide as many rooms as possible at great rates.

The AdeptiCon 2020 convention hotel block opens for registration on Friday August 16th at Noon Central Time.

As many of you are aware, the convention’s block of hotel rooms tends to fill up quickly, so we recommend reserving your room as soon as possible. The AdeptiCon room rates for 2020 are, once again, a great deal and we are happy to make these rates available to our attendees.

We look forward to seeing you in March!
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AdeptiCon 2020 Hotel Registration Date Announced

First, we hope everyone is having a great summer, filled with lots of sun, sand, and table-top gaming! Second, while AdeptiCon 2020 is still a few seasons away, it is once again time to start planning your convention accommodations. We’ve been working closely with the Renaissance Schaumburg and our other partner hotels to provide as many rooms as possible at great rates. 

The AdeptiCon 2020 convention hotel block opens for registration on Friday August 16th at Noon Central Time.

As many of you are aware, the convention’s block of hotel rooms tends to fill up quickly, so we recommend reserving your room as soon as possible. The AdeptiCon room rates for 2020 are, once again, a great deal and we are happy to make these rates available to our attendees.

We look forward to seeing you in March!

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Thank you for the update. Hopefully I will get a room. First time trying to go or Adepticon! Can't wait!

Thank you. Awesome to know the day in advance so its not a crazy rush moment of posting. Can't wait

I cant wait to fight a overloaded server and then see all the rooms gone 5 minutes after it goes live.

Thanks for the advanced notice!

I can’t wait! 😁

We look forward to having you back in #chicagonw!!

Will it be the same as last year where 2 nights go live one day and 3 nights go live another day?

Thanks Jake!

Oh well; I’m out of the country that day so I’m SOL!

Going to try and make it for the first time!

Cannot wait!

Time to take the day off...

What were rates like last year? Current non-event rate is $399/night.

Where's Adepticon?

Is this for the Embassy also, or just the Renaissance?

Extended stay America is a mile away at typically $55 a night...

No lottery? Shame.

Ryan Meigs

Kevin Eslinger

Adam Brazzell

Scott Crowe

Todd Small

Owen Evans are you doing Adepticon next year?

Travis Cook

Kyle Przelenski

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