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AdeptiCon would like to respectfully add our condolences to the Reaper family for the loss of Ed Pugh. Ed and Reaper were long-time partners, not only as vendors, but as sponsors and contributors to our hobby seminars and painting area. Ed was committed to the hobby and he will be missed. www.reapermini.com/ ... See MoreSee Less
What a loss. My condolences to his family.
Oof, sad to see him go. Reaper is in my neck of the woods, and while I don't think I met him, the store was a great place to stop by.
Condolences to the family
Event Spotlight 2023: Heresy in the Skies
Over the next few months, in the run-up to the convention, we’ll be featuring some of the incredible events we have planned for AdeptiCon 2023. These previews are intended to showcase just a small sampling of the dozens of planned games, tournaments, classes, and seminars coming to the convention in 2023. Details, like scheduling, are subject to change until the cart goes live on January 8th (preview around December 16th). In the first installment, we look at the Horus Heresy Aeronautica Imperialis narrative, one element of a multi-event map campaign based on a series of Adeptus Titanicus games…
Aces High: Horus Heresy Aeronautica Imperialis
Battles rage above the fabrication-cities of Valia-Maximal. Interceptors dive through toxic clouds to engage armoured transports, gunships strive against withering anti-aircraft fire, and everywhere pilots vie for air superiority. The campaign is a sprawling whirlwind of metal and fire where only the skilled or fortunate will emerge victorious…
The Defense of Valia-Maximal is a narrative campaign spanning three days and two game systems. This is the Aeronautica Imperialis element.
Number of Games: There will be three games with scenarios based on the AI Age of Darkness Rulebook.
Points: Players must bring a 200 point squadron from either the Divisio Aeronautica or Legiones Astartes list in the Age of Darkness Rulebook. Players will choose a list from this pool of planes for each scenario. Points will vary from game to game.
Painting: All models must be fully painted.
This is a narrative rather than competitive event; your actions support the overall victory of the Emperor or the Warmaster in this conflict. There will nevertheless be opportunities for individual commendation such as ‘Best Painted’.
Full rules packets are forthcoming. Join the AdeptiCon Horus Heresy Facebook Group to stay updated on this and related events. ... See MoreSee Less
Count me in with World Eaters.
Bummer it's just Heresy era.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE LAUNCH OF BATTLETECH: MERCENARIES
MECHWARRIORS DEPLOY TO ADEPTICON!
The next exciting chapter of BattleTech history will launch March 23, 2023 at AdeptiCon in Schaumburg, IL!
In 2018, Catalyst Game Labs built upon the thirty-five-year legacy of BattleTech with the release of the A Game of Armored Combat and Beginner Box sets. Those boxed sets included re-imagined miniatures which retained the core of each ’Mech’s identity, updated with modern aesthetics. Upon that foundation, our Clan Invasion Kickstarter unleashed nearly one hundred additional miniatures and finished among the top 100 Kickstarter campaigns ever. By the end of this year, more than four million high quality, affordable, ready-to-play plastic ’Mech miniatures will have hit gaming tables in just four years.
The next chapter of BattleTech’s titanic resurgence will be the Mercenaries Kickstarter campaign. The new campaign will introduce more than 50 new designs, including ’Mechs, armored and support vehicles, a VTOL, additional battle armor, and a new aerospace fighter–all to the same high-quality standards and ready to play right out of the box.
We are beyond excited to officially announce that Catalyst Game Labs and AdeptiCon have partnered to launch the BattleTech: Mercenaries Kickstarter on March 23rd, 2023, 10 a.m. Central/11 a.m. Eastern–the first day of Adepticon. We’ll be livestreaming throughout the weekend, including the campaign’s launch, Q&A sessions, developer interviews, actual-play events, and more!
“I’ve been to hundreds of conventions all over the world, and AdeptiCon is a wonderfully unique experience,” said Randall N. Bills, Managing Developer for Catalyst Game Labs. “I’m an equal-opportunity gamer and enjoy playing nearly any type of game. But walking past endless tables of amazing terrain and fantastically painted miniatures is an incredible experience unto itself. If you love miniatures games, AdeptiCon is the place to be. And we couldn’t imagine a more perfect venue for launching our Mercenaries Kickstarter.”
AdeptiCon is the world’s premiere wargaming convention, running more than 650 tournaments, event games, and hobby seminars–along with hosting over 115 exhibitors–each year. AdeptiCon 2022 also saw the return of the prestigious Golden Demon painting award to North America, which will return in 2023. Catalyst's presence at the convention has continued to grow over the past few years, with Catalyst Demo Team events drawing experienced MechWarriors and new players alike to the battlefields of the Inner Sphere.
“For quite a few of us in this hobby, BattleTech provided our first foray into the world of table-top miniatures gaming,” reminisced Dave Pauwels, AdeptiCon Media Director. “The idea of replacing cardboard tokens with painted models of two-story high ’Mechs was a revolutionary one back in the day and a lot of us were hooked (one of the first miniatures I ever painted was a Demolisher). To see the game experience a sort of renaissance now, in 2022, is incredible and AdeptiCon loves being an event where you can find finely painted ’Mechs waging war over beautiful terrain tables. By partnering with Catalyst Games for the Kickstarter launch, AdeptiCon proudly plays its role in the continued success and popularity of one of our favorite games.”
Stay tuned to AdeptiCon.org and bg.battletech.com for future news surrounding all the games and events you can experience with BattleTech–and Leviathans (monstersinthesky.com)–at Adepticon in 2023! ... See MoreSee Less
I would have been happy if they just remembered shopping bags for your purchases.
There will be a Battletech scale table in Open Gaming from Wed thru Noonish on Sunday, too.
Adam Parra we definitely need to go now
Lee Clark 😯
Timothy Verwey Jesse Conner
Scott Switzer Ryan Kimmel
TABLEWAR Autism Advocacy Kicks Off Its Fall 2022 Fundraiser
Starting today - Friday, November 4th - TABLEWAR Charities' Fall Virtual Auction will go live, running through Sunday November 13th. Adepticon has to joined the impressive list of sponsors supporting TABLEWAR Autism Advocacy. The con has provided the event with a popular Adepticon VIG 2023 package that includes early online registration! As Adepticon attendees, you know how quickly these VIG packages can sell out and providing direct support for Autism Advocacy will make your VIG experience even cooler. The Adepticon VIG package is one of two items that will be auctioned off during the final minutes of the virtual event, LIVE STREAMED on Saturday, November 13th at 10:30 AM HST (that is Hawaii time).
The event includes a huge variety of other amazing items for both the LUCKY Draw or virtual silent auction (one of our favorites is a fully painted Ash Wastes Necromunda set, complete with TABLEWAR Case and FAT MAT, painted by the talented Dave Gormley, Caleb Wissenback, and John Traupman). Head over to TABLEWAR.com/Charity to check out the event.
About Autism Advocacy
TABLEWAR Autism Advocacy focuses on helping families to more fully access the education of children on the Autism Spectrum. To date they have helped 13 families (two of those families have now been helped twice)… the next milestone they are striving to reach is 100 families! The results have been significant for the families and students. The key thing to also know about this charity is that they treat every single dollar donated as sacred; overhead costs are kept low with no perks or compensation to staff or board members… the money is spent directly on providing advocacy services for the family by professionals. And they are a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization so donations are tax deductible. ... See MoreSee Less
Game Designer Wade Piche was at AdeptiCon in 2022, previewing and demoing his new game Aerodome!
It is now live on Kickstarter! So check it out and looking forward to more Aerodome at AdeptiCon in 2023.
www.kickstarter.com/projects/aerodome/aerodome-season-1?fbclid=IwAR0dGpTKIYv0a6h6seEt0-dzwBrPt9ii... ... See MoreSee Less
I backed it the day it launched and I'm so excited to play!
This is awesome!!! I will be making sure to check this out and hopefully play a bunch while at Adepticon23!
Wade Piche 👀👀👀
Designer Russ Wakelin joined The Dice Tower crew for a live play through of his game, 'Grim Dark Dungeon Master: Catacombs of the Necromancer'. Check out the adventure here:
Check out the game, currently live on Kickstarter! www.kickstarter.com/projects/gddm/grim-dark-dungeon-master-catacombs-of-the-necromancer ... See MoreSee Less
AdeptiCon 2023 Key Dates and a Happy Halloween
The Season of the Witch is upon us, as the winds of October slowly build into the gales of November. So, while we’re all getting those last-minute Halloween costumes together, we thought it was also the perfect time to start thinking about some upcoming dates related to AdeptiCon 2023.
Registration Opens: Sunday, January 8th, 2023 at 1 PM CT
Registration Closes: Tuesday, February 28th, 2023 at 12 PM CT
Targeting Release of the Cart Preview: Friday, December 16th, 2022 at 1 PM CT
Last Day for Cash Refunds: Friday, March 3rd, 2023
Last Day for Ticket Credit Refunds: Friday, March 10th, 2023
On Wednesday, March 22nd for those pre-registered badges, merchandise, and event tickets will be available for pickup at 6pm at AdeptiCon Registration. Onsite registration for badges and open events can be purchased starting Thursday, March 23rd at 8:00 am.
So, get these dates on your calendar and let your planning begin. Have a great Halloween and stay tuned for more updates, event information, and event spotlights over the next few months. ... See MoreSee Less
Good to have dates but they seem so late. Hopefully I can get VIG this year. The only year I got it was the year it was canceled.
So the actual con is 3/23 to when?
Love that you posted all these dates, but leave the actual dates of the event up to guessing. If you wanted one consolidated date post, I'd think it would be reasonable to include the event dates too (even if already posted elsewhere).
Quillan Shafer dates for tickets and such incase you are still thinking of going.
What about the events?
*furiously starts painting competition pieces* lol
Question - How does one create an event at Adepticon? Obviously many of the events are large and well-managed affairs, but a few of my favorites were one-shot games put on by individual hobbyists. What's the process to hosting an event like that myself?
Looking forward to it, last year was my first one, and looking forward to thus one.
Hmm… I’ll have to look into attending. If only I can get off work.
Jon Kellogg you ready?
This is my first adepticon any tips for someone who would maybe want to play some casual games?
Can't wait! 😍
Abraham Bro Ham Parra
Richard Coles Dave MikeMike Cody Newlin
Chris Hennessy Rayne Slavin
Ro Bailey Nick Patrick Becky Brazas Joanne Brazas Chris Brazas Robert Brazas
Da Gof Rockerz are ready
So I would have to register to maybe get a ticket for the whole event or do I have to register for each event seperately? This whole event so far does not seem friendly for international travellers. I want to come from Aus, accommodation is reserved but I dont want to lock in flights unless i have a ticket which I may be able to get till Jan which means flights will be pricey as fuck?
Cart preview - Dec 16, 2023?
I'm confused??? These dates are wrong???
March 26th is a Sunday do you guys mean the 22nd? AdeptiCon
Our friends at Lead Pursuit Podcast are planning events for AdeptiCon 2023. What events would you like to see for Blood Red Skies and Aeronautica Imperialis?Adepticon Event planning for Blood Red Skies and Aeronautica Imperialis is underway!
Tentative LPP plans:
Friday Night - Furball - Play BRS and socialize - airplanes provided, and some may even die a horrible death when shot down.
Satuday AM - BRS Tournament. US 500pt format. (No, not 594 points, Steve)
Saturday PM - AI event - Double the size from last year!
Let us know what else you want to see at Adepticon 2023! We might even have a live podcast or two from the Hyatt! ... See MoreSee Less
Love that they are running an AI event. Hate that it's during the 40K Team Tournament.