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Executing Exarch






Dallas, TX

Hey everyone. I just wanted to check in with you guys and see who might be playing in the Vegas GT. I will be there with some friends, and I am always looking to meet Dakka members in my travels.

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Tilter at Windmills






Manchester, NH

I'll be there.

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Los Angeles, CA


I believe I will be there. Very excited to feel good about bringing a Tau army to a tournament again!

While the ToS format fails at finding a 'true champion', one thing it does is allows players to feel good about bringing every army, as basically you're just competing against the other players in the tournament using the same codex.

In fact, if they just took out the overall champion award and left it as just equal awards for every race I think the tournament would be much better received overall (despite not being the hardcore 'finals' event many people want).


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I'll be there for the 40k events with my daemons.
   
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Edmonton, AB

My disappointment is pulling out at the last minute for personal reasons. The thing I was most looking forward to was meeting some of the online people to put faces to names... and maybe to see if some personalities match with their online personas.

Hopefuly I'll still get that chance in Virginia in August!

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I'll be there, should be a fun time.


Automatically Appended Next Post:
Just a thought, would anyone be interested in a Dakka meet-up at ToS? This seems like as good a thread as any to set it up.

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Ripley, Derbyshire

What date is it?

 
   
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Stone Bonkers Fabricator General






Home Base: Waconia, MN (Minneapolis)

I won't be there. I've got a couple other events I'm flying to this year and the format just didn't appeal to me. However I agree w/Yak that if they'd just take out the "Best Overall" and equally reward ever codex winner it would have gone over better. There were a lot of issues with the format.

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I still have hotel rooms reserved and am planning on attending, but work is forcing me to hold on plane ticket (While prices spiral) until closer to the last minute. Intending to go.
   
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Fixture of Dakka






San Jose, CA

MVBrandt wrote:I still have hotel rooms reserved and am planning on attending, but work is forcing me to hold on plane ticket (While prices spiral) until closer to the last minute. Intending to go.
Fly Southwest, dude. Your cancellation turns back into a one-year credit, rather than being lost in the aether forever more.

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Home Base: Waconia, MN (Minneapolis)

Wow, plane tickets are dropping like a brick. I might be able to make it out to the Bay Area Open afterall...

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Janthkin wrote:
MVBrandt wrote:I still have hotel rooms reserved and am planning on attending, but work is forcing me to hold on plane ticket (While prices spiral) until closer to the last minute. Intending to go.
Fly Southwest, dude. Your cancellation turns back into a one-year credit, rather than being lost in the aether forever more.


Good advice. I'm in the same spot as MVB. Like to go, but work has me strapped down pretty hard, and if we sign the lease soon on the new store, it's going to be a month of 16 hour days to get it open on schedule. If it all gets delayed, I might just hop a flight to Vegas at the last minute. Hotel room reserved all ready. My chance of going is pretty damn small though.

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Manchester, NH

Hulksmash wrote:Wow, plane tickets are dropping like a brick. I might be able to make it out to the Bay Area Open afterall...


My flight out on SW just jumped up $40 between yesterday and today. :(

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A better way to score Sportsmanship in tournaments
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The Dakka Dakka Forum Rules You agreed to abide by these when you signed up.

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Home Base: Waconia, MN (Minneapolis)

Crappy Mann But I wasn't looking at flights to Vegas. Sorry I was actually looking at flights to DC and San Fran. Both of which have dropped. The San Fran one is actually down almost $200 from what it was 2 months ago.

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Manchester, NH

Nice!

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More 2010-2014 GT/Major RTT Record (W/L/D) -- CSM: 78-20-9 // SW: 8-1-2 (Golden Ticket with SW), BA: 29-9-4 6th Ed GT & RTT Record (W/L/D) -- CSM: 36-12-2 // BA: 11-4-1 // SW: 1-1-1
DT:70S++++G(FAQ)M++B++I+Pw40k99#+D+++A+++/sWD105R+++T(T)DM+++++
A better way to score Sportsmanship in tournaments
The 40K Rulebook & Codex FAQs. You should have these bookmarked if you play this game.
The Dakka Dakka Forum Rules You agreed to abide by these when you signed up.

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Friendly Peat Beast






The Great Marsh

Hulk, you probably know this but for flights to DC you could look at Dulles (the farthest out), Reagan (right in the middle of DC, on the metro line), and BWI (between DC and Baltimore). Lots of options means cheaper prices

   
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@RiTides

I do know it but thank you for the info just in case I'm actually looking at Regan so we don't have to rent a car until Sunday to drive and see family after the Nova Open ends It's got a direct shuttle to the hotel the event is at.

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San Diego, California

Hopefully you can make the BAO, Brad! You can always crash at my pad to save a few bucks.

I'll be at the throne of skulls! Looking forward to it. Not taking the event too seriously, but two for one drinks and Vegas sound like a lot of fun!

   
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Los Angeles-ish

You need to have an invitation to play in ToS right? I was reading on GW's site that next year they are gonna change it so that all the golden ticket winners don't have to pay to get in but they are gonna let non GT winners pay to play. Just want to confirm that this year it is only GT winners.

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Manchester, NH

You need an invitation to play at this one (Vegas 2011).

Adepticon 2015: Team Tourney Best Imperial Team- Team Ironguts, Adepticon 2014: Team Tourney 6th/120, Best Imperial Team- Cold Steel Mercs 2, 40k Championship Qualifier ~25/226
More 2010-2014 GT/Major RTT Record (W/L/D) -- CSM: 78-20-9 // SW: 8-1-2 (Golden Ticket with SW), BA: 29-9-4 6th Ed GT & RTT Record (W/L/D) -- CSM: 36-12-2 // BA: 11-4-1 // SW: 1-1-1
DT:70S++++G(FAQ)M++B++I+Pw40k99#+D+++A+++/sWD105R+++T(T)DM+++++
A better way to score Sportsmanship in tournaments
The 40K Rulebook & Codex FAQs. You should have these bookmarked if you play this game.
The Dakka Dakka Forum Rules You agreed to abide by these when you signed up.

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Friendly Peat Beast






The Great Marsh

Hulksmash wrote:@RiTides

I do know it but thank you for the info just in case I'm actually looking at Regan so we don't have to rent a car until Sunday to drive and see family after the Nova Open ends It's got a direct shuttle to the hotel the event is at.

We usually end up flying out of Reagan, too, it has some pretty sweet deals! A pain to get to for us, but sometimes worth it... and definitely handy if you don't have / want to rent a car for a few days

   
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Sarasota, FL

I'll be there for 40k. I'm a local (at least until mid-July when I move to Cali) and the wifey and I are making a "staycation" of it. We are staying across the street at the Excalibur on Saturday night so we can do the obligatory Tournament of Kings drunken feasting. Going to have a good time, my wife has agreed to provide table side drink service for me and my opponents during the tourney. Looking forward to seeing some guys from Cali that I met at Ironman and meeting more of you all.

Is there a secret Dakka handshake or bird call I should know?

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yakface wrote:
I believe I will be there. Very excited to feel good about bringing a Tau army to a tournament again!

While the ToS format fails at finding a 'true champion', one thing it does is allows players to feel good about bringing every army, as basically you're just competing against the other players in the tournament using the same codex.

In fact, if they just took out the overall champion award and left it as just equal awards for every race I think the tournament would be much better received overall (despite not being the hardcore 'finals' event many people want).



When we ran the format in Vegas for both 40k and Fantasy events the overall winner was also the only person to win all of their games.

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Hamburg

The ToS pattern tournaments are held at the 1500 pts level, right?
Same as in Germany. The missions are boring and the pt level favors some armies over others.
Good luck, guys!

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Austin

I'll be dropping by, I only live 20 minutes away.

 
   
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I will be there... Just not sure if I will be able to leave the Gambling gaming tables to go to the 40K Gaming tables!

   
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Hamburg

Anglacon wrote:I will be there... Just not sure if I will be able to leave the Gambling gaming tables to go to the 40K Gaming tables!

Gaming vs. gambling. Lol.

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I will also be there, playing some 40k, just look for the fat guy with a receding hairline...or is that all of us?

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I don't have a receeding hariline.....

But I will be playing fantasy. Look for the fat guy with the bleeched hair playing in a black bowling shirt with a pink flamingo on the back.
   
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I will be there, with a pink army of some description, either Chaos or Necrons. I'll either be in my Cold Steel Merc shirt or ETC England shirt, and I am neither fat nor balding

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