Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Killzone: AdeptiCon 2012

Last year was my first bash at creating, situating, running, and otherwise plunging headfirst into the demanding world of event organization.

I learned a lot.

I did not, however, learn enough to prevent me from jumping once more the deep end …and so I have. As many of you will know by now, things don’t get done in halves round here. So, as you ogle an assortment of photos from last year, I present you with a modest list of what you can expect from Special Operations: Killzone at AdpetiCon 2012:

-a newly revised and updated Special Operations: Killzone Rules. These revisions and updates improve on the basis of the Killzone dynamic, but also account for the extremely modest hiccups we encountered during our maiden endeavor last year, as well as bring all the new codexes into the fold. The revised ruleset will be available quite soon (for free download) and include revisions to: wargear, skills, overwatch, team selection, themes, deployment, mission points, victory conditions, and much, much more. We have worked very hard to hone the dynamic, and I am quite proud of where we are.

-an entirely new card system that includes deployment options, primary missions, secondary missions, and the wildly cinematic fate dynamic.

-10 (yes ten) brand new 3’x3’ custom tables. These are going to make last year’s effort look pedestrian by comparison. Again, Tall Paul and I have learned a tremendous amount about basic construction techniques and design. Moreover, Vlad and Joe are going to be on hand from a much earlier moment to make sure that every ounce of our ambition is realized on the table top. That means 30 feet of contiguous playing space at a heretofore unrealized level of awesome. Dare I say it… glorious.

-each entrant will fight at minimum of 4 missions.

-each mission will be 1v1 (as opposed to the ad hoc Special Operations groups necessitated by the limited spaces last year), and will feature a unique tactical, strategic opportunity to reduce the opposing Special Operations Group to dithering plebbishness (not an actual word).

-prize support.

-so. much. more.

AdpetiCon registration is up and running. Slots are filling up at an astonishing rate (faster, in fact, than you can say “wow, that was fast.” Just ask Joe). You have exactly three opportunities to participate in Killzone Glory: the sequel. Here are the times and links you need to make it so:

Friday 5:00-10:00 
Sunday 11:30-4:30 

It’s all happening once more. I am already nearly giddy with excitement.

You will be hearing a great deal more about this as the weeks turn to months turn to AdpetiCon.



HOTpanda said...

Woot Woot!!! Looking forward to the giddiness.

Brian Carlson said...

Brian, I'm psyched to see what you come up with this year. Very inspirational what you pulled together last Adepticon! Good luck on the creation

Matthias said...

Yes!!! Available for playtesting of said new tables when the time is right...

Skarvald the Troll-faced said...

Yeah! The Boyz are Back in Town, baby! Waaait a second...
Ten tables? @#$% YEAH! I'm part of the team and I'm just learning about it.... It makes me happy. Very, very happy.

Now let me tell you guys, I've gotten a glimpse of some of the new stuff and all I can say is that things will be LEGEN-wait for it-DARY. Things are very much WIP as Brian said but around here, in Chicago land, things are always WIP until the very last moment.

One request, Brian: We need awesome T-shirts this year.

Porky said...

Well I can't wait to see where you go with it. Fortune favours the brave, and this looks like some of that.

Sidney Roundwood said...

Brian, that sounds absolutely fantastic as plans go! Really looking forward to where you're going to take this...

JustinM said...

When do we get to see the new rules? Are they posted anywhere yet?

Skarvald the Troll-faced said...

We're still working on them. As in, literally, I am currently going over them and jotting down things that are out of order and need to be changed/errata'd, removed, added, fixed, etc. etc.

As far as I know Adepticon wants us to have the concrete rules by January, which will include the Grey Knights, Sisters of Battle and Necrons errata, new items, skills and a bunch of other goodies that are supposed to make the game easier to play, understand and just.. bep layed without a whole lot of reading. Think of it as... I dunno.. Taking the Commentary version of the Lord of the Rings movies, cutting out all the commentaries, removing all the boring walking scenes and leaving all the flashy, cinematic bits - the sieges, the fighting, the skirmishes and the interesting lore that people actually care about.

This is what I THINK Killzone is going to be. So basically.. it's going to be awesome. And you'll love it.

But you'll have to wait. :)

Matthias said...

Killzone is going fast...only a couple of tickets left for Friday and 10 on Sunday...

Skarvald the Troll-faced said...

No pressure, right?

Brian said...

@ Panda. As am I.

@ Brian. Cheers. Already looking forward to seeing you there. 160+days and counting... ha.

@ Matt. Deal. I will be in touch soon.

@ Skarvald. Let's get on it. I had a long talk with Joe Saturday about the state of affairs.

@ Justin M. Big Jim estimates that we will be in business with a week or two. Fingers crossed.

Anonymous said...

Dying to see the new tables. Already started work on a team just for these events.

- Greg D.