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  1. 10 points
    DisruptiveConduct

    History of OFCC

    HISTORY A long time ago, back when Games Workshop still ran Grand Tournaments, back in the infancy of Ordo, back in sixth Edition, WHFB players would flock to Seattle and play in the Pro-Football stadium. At the Grand Tournament, there were a lot of great people to meet and great armies to gaze on. The geek fest was palatable. There were two problems with the Grand Tournaments. First, this was well before the Internet created mega lists and offered tools and techniques to play against them. Player pools were smaller. Some gamers brought the models they had. Others brought honed lists that destroyed opponents. The Swiss System helped fix the inequity, but the first few games could be painful. Beat downs were inevitable and ugly. Second, for every 20 great guys, there was one person you would never ever want to play against. They were rude. They cheated. They made up rules. They would pick up bad dice rolls and claim they had rolled the opposite They would move models without measuring..... These players ruined the Grand Tournaments. But since there were so many cool guys, could we run our own event? Absolutely! We started in barn with a handful of clubs. It was called the NW Team Challenge. We made a hobby weekend. Jokes and painting and sportsmanship were valued more than winning. The Shop of Chop hosted the event. Ordo, the Z Games crew, and the WCP from Vancouver, B.C. played. It was a blast. The next year, thanks to Karl Gatke, we could expanded to an armory. The Da Mama's Boyz came, players came from Seattle and the Willamette Valley, and the team challenge became a proper event. We rated lists and tried to match armies with armies of equal toughness. Every year, a committee made of different members of clubs rated lists and made adjustments as books came out and editions changed. There were always hard restrictions. Items and units were banned: No Greater Daemons, No Dragons.... Magic levels were limited. There had never been Special Characters allowed. Captains were ambassadors of their clubs. Since the event was invitational, a captain vouched for his team and explained the nature of the event. After Club Challenges, players who were problematic were banned. In some cases, captains went so far to tell people on their teams, who were not banned, to grow up, chill out, and come back a few years later. Over the years clubs have folded, others have expanded, new clubs like the Black Sheep and Chop! have stepped in to fill the event with beautiful armies and Great Opponents. The Northwest Team Challenge has become the Ordo Fanaticus Club Challenge. We added sponsors. Later,we moved to a hotel, so we could all stay in one place and game for hours. In 2014, we combine the two events into one and made it a 4 day event with side events. The highest honor has always been sportsmanship. As long as Ordo runs the event, it will be a fun event featuring sportsmanship and balanced play. The Club Challenge is not for everyone, but fortunately, there are many large events. Some have heavy comp. Others don't. Pick the style of event you like. We run a team event where you can stand with your buddies and play people you look forward to each year.
  2. 8 points
    Woohoo! The announcement has been made, I will be your 40K OFCC Team Event Head of Gaming once again this year! (http://www.ordofanaticus.com/topic/209719-ordo-fanaticus-club-challenge-2018-event-and-hog-announcement/) This thread is to start the conversation and get people excited about this year's OFCC and how awesome it will be to play under a single rule set. :) (quick note for those who did not know, we juggled both 7th and 8th edition last year.) This thread is just for the discussion and you can expect to see an alternate post which will contain all of the event details once they have been fleshed out. The good news is that much of the work has been done and I am excited to share it with you. That being said, I think a healthy discussion can excite people and help shape the finer points to make this a truly awesome event. Now, in order to keep the conversation moving I would like to provide a bit of an incentive. For every page of comments that this thread reaches, I will reveal a new detail about the event in advance of the full event posting thread. (Update: After 15 pages, details were no longer being added to this thread.) In order to keep the details from getting lost in the thread, as I add them I will also update this first post. Since this post technically is the start of the first page of comments, I owe you a detail (and lets make it a big one). :) 40K OFCC Team Event - Sneak Peek Page 1 Detail: Match ups will be Team vs. Team Page 2 Detail: Team Sizes will be set at 4 Person Teams (like previous years). Also, like previous years I expect a few teams to be looking for players and few Merc teams to form for people new to OFCC. Page 3 Detail: Another return of a fan favorite, Captain Pairings are back this year. The goal is always to make sure your team members have fun all weekend and pair up well with their opponents. Page 4 Detail: Team versus Team Challenges are returning this year to 40K! Take control over your destiny, settle that grudge match once and for all, and reforge bonds in the crucible of battle! Page 5 Detail: There will be more than one Challenge Round!!! Page 6 Detail: The Page 6 spoiler is that we will have a special list of achievements available only to Team Captains which will carry with it special recognition. Team Captains are asked to do quite a bit and are critical to the success of OFCC, it is time to acknowledge and celebrate their contribution. Page 7 Detail: Army size this year will be 2000 points Page 8 Detail: OFCC will not use ITC rules Page 9 Detail: Best Overall will be calculated from 40% Sports, 25% Painting, 30% Spirit, and 5% Captain Achievements Page 10 Detail: We will be using battle-forged armies with a max of 3 detachments Page 11 Detail: All Games Workshop and Forgeworld models that have rules for 8th edition will be allowed at OFCC Page 12 Detail: The Painting requirements will be strictly enforced and models not meeting the minimums cannot be fielded. Captain's will be responsible for checking all armies on their team prior to the event. Page 13 Detail: The Player's Guide will be published on March 15th. Page 14 Detail: The Mission Pack will be published on June 1st and will contain 4 of the OFCC 40K Missions. The secret 5th mission will not be revealed until OFCC weekend. Page 15 Detail: Teams will be able to challenge opponents for all three games played on Saturday. Matches will be paired randomly on Sunday. Here are the rules: Challenges are options, and not required for play on Saturday All challenge matches must be prearranged by 8/1/2018 Both Captains must agree to the challenge match Only fully paid teams are qualified to arrange challenge matches After 8/1, challenge matches cannot be changed The process for submitting challenge matches will be outlined in the Players Guide. Between challenge matches and captain's pairing, players have never had a better chance to have an unforgettable OFCC experience. Bonus Detail: There will be a special award for the first fully paid team! Now get that conversation going and prepare yourself for more details to come :)
  3. 8 points
    happycamper

    My new project ....😎

    Some progress has been made, still lots to do
  4. 8 points
    Raindog

    Random Photo Thread

    My wife took this picture with her cell phone yesterday.
  5. 8 points
    With us reaching Page 8, I turn to the Magic 8 Ball for this next tidbit. "Oh Magic 8 Ball, will the OFCC be an ITC event or use ITC rules?" Now don't get me wrong, I am HUGE fan of Reece, Frankie and everyone else associated with Frontline/ITC/LVO etc. I think they have been an immensely positive force on the gaming community and I would be happy to advocate for them every opportunity I could. I would really have a hard time running out of nice things to say, but that is not the purpose of this thread. :) Unfortunately, in my opinion the ITC approach to 40K does not align well to the OFCC approach to 40K. That is why OFCC will not use ITC rules.
  6. 8 points
    Let me jump in here to clarify :) OFCC is not an invitation only event. We do have a team approval process, but that is only to ensure that new teams understand the how this event differs from a normal tournament. We really do go out of our way to refer to OFCC as an event rather than a tournament. It is a celebration of the hobby we love and is all about having 5 great games over the course of the weekend. We fully embrace soft scores and feel that good sportsmanship is not a goal, but a requirement for participation. Because we focus on all aspects of this hobby, our events require fully painted models. You are welcome to meet the minimum, but we love to recognize the teams and individuals that go well beyond that with their skill and creativity. In the 40K team event, we offer no prizes for performance and instead acknowledge achievement with awards. This approach further supports the core values of the event and the club. The OFCC has always stood apart as an event unlike any other. Our approach may not be for everyone, but that does not mean we don't want it to be. :)
  7. 8 points
    Raindog

    Random Thought Thread

    From my oldest: my parents play d&d with some of their friends and i’m listening to the women in the group rate my dad’s last dungeon crawl like it’s up there on fantasy yelp… “0/4 stars. we all almost DIED and we got NO treasure which is the point of a dungeon crawl. would not recommend”
  8. 8 points
    scottshoemaker

    An Arctic Wastes Table Build

    Finally, a freaking update. I'm backing off the Chaos theme for now and going more generic. As such I built a big hill. It's split so it can be a bit more flexible, plus each half can fit in a 12 gallon tote. Rough foam form on beveled MDF Chipped slate fit into place with foam cutouts Foam shaping done with a wire wheel, sanding block and orbital sander Detail on the split. I tried to get the smooth slate edges to line up. I'll fill them later.
  9. 7 points
    Raindog

    Random Photo Thread

  10. 7 points
    Swan-of-War

    Nausicaa-themed Eldar Exodites

    Worked on the wardroth beetle today - it's going to be a grav tank. Either a fire prism, falcon or maybe even another night spinner.
  11. 7 points
    Court of the Young Queen, Biel Tan e'ry day. Had to sacrifice on of my Ohmu for her scenic base but I think it was worth it.
  12. 6 points
    After the first succesfull kickstarter campaign, Gaspez-Arts is ready with its new Fantasy Football team: the "kickass Cossacks". The Gaspez-Arts team is always the same: Fabio (aka Gaspez-Arts) as manufacturer and the excellent artist Raffaele Stumpo the creator of Bull Warriors - Chaos Dwarf team. Look at the pictures about this ferocious and artistic football team. We are already preparing the Kickstarter page so stay tuned for more info and pictures in the next days Greetings
  13. 6 points
  14. 6 points
    JMGraham

    Kickstarter Advice

    Just saw this! I'll actually weigh in for the no stretch goal side of things. Pick a couple of reasonable rewards that are appropriately priced, and stay the hell away from stretch goals. You're a first timer, so it's really important that you deliver what you say you would, on time or early, and with good communication. I've seen too many new Kickstarter overcommit and develop a bad reputation when, if they would have stuck with what they originally offered, they would have done great. Besides that, advertise and build a following in advance. Day one should be a big day. Make certain you price things appropriately, including shipping, Kickstarter fees, taxes, etc. Good luck!
  15. 6 points
    I see that your fine level of sportsmanship is on display for everyone to see. Good luck on finding a team!
  16. 6 points
    ROGRE

    Random Photo Thread

  17. 5 points
    You gentlemen, are chasing the dragon. In this case it's an atomic powered, magic space-dragon.
  18. 5 points
    ROGRE

    Random Photo Thread

  19. 5 points
    Now we have reached page 15, which will be the last page I spoil a detail for OFCC. I have been sitting on this detail for weeks, and I knew it would be the last thing I would share in this thread. You may remember back towards the beginning of the thread where we spoke about the return of challenges, and I even shared that it would be possible to have more the one challenge round. It is now time to unveil the complete plan. Teams will be able to challenge opponents for all three games played on Saturday. Matches will be paired randomly on Sunday. Here are the rules: Challenges are options, and not required for play on Saturday All challenge matches must be prearranged by 8/1/2018 Both Captains must agree to the challenge match Only fully paid teams are qualified to arrange challenge matches After 8/1, challenge matches cannot be changed The process for submitting challenge matches will be outlined in the Players Guide. Between challenge matches and captain's pairing, players have never had a better chance to have an unforgettable OFCC experience.
  20. 5 points
    pretre

    Made To Order: Necromunda

  21. 5 points
    Looks like I should jump in before we leave page 11 :) For this spoiler, we will expand on our page 10 item to add that all Games Workshop and Forgeworld models that have rules for 8th edition will be allowed at OFCC.
  22. 5 points
    Some of you may know that Nurgle is my favorite Chaos god, so I consider 7 to be sacred number. As such, the reveal for Page 7 should be significant. Army size this year will be 2000 points!
  23. 5 points
    I will be returning this year, without the mastodon (unless everyone begs me to bring it). I have already booked my plane tickets and rental car. I hope to be piloting my own team of all Ohio locals this year. I hope for 2000 pts as it is a nice round number. Now what to call my team.....................
  24. 5 points
    Raindog

    Rogue Trading rules for posting?

    As long as your do not use the Ferengi Rules of Acquisition, you will be fine.
  25. 5 points
    Challenge all the rounds! And Beerhammer needs to be a thing! Like an actual Beerhammer event on friday, where skipper and I get too drunk to throw dice and yell at Fluger to keep pouring the destroyer shots!
  26. 5 points
    I’m going to have to find a team to go with this year. I haven’t played at OFCC yet, but playing at the clubhouse is always entertaining.
  27. 5 points
    Another day, another page :) Even though this next spoiler is related to the last one, it has never been done in the history of the 40K Team Event (as far I can remember) :) Hold on.... Are you ready? There will be more than one Challenge Round!!!
  28. 5 points
    Woohoo! Page 3! Time for another detail, sorry this one is not huge blockbuster but it is a detail none the less. Another return of a fan favorite, Captain Pairings are back this year. The goal is always to make sure your team members have fun all weekend and pair up well with their opponents.
  29. 5 points
    Why would somebody bring that kind of crap to OFCC? I thought this is covered by the unofficial "Don't be a dick" rule that is core to OFCC.
  30. 5 points
    Greetings, Ordoites! I am proud to announce the line up of events and the Heads of Gaming for the Ordo Fanaticus Club Challenge 2018! Warhammer 40k 2 Day Team Tournament - @evil_bryan Infinity 2 Day Team Tournament - @Raindog Ordo Bowl II 2 Day Tournament - @Weav The 9th Age Fantasy Battles 2 Day Team Tournament - @TheBeninator Age of Sigmar 2 Day Singles Tournament - @MikhailLenin Warhammer 30k 2 Day Event - @In Matt We Trust Star Wars: Armada 2 Day Team Tournament - @shmitty Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire 1 Day Tournament - @deadwing34 Kings of War Friday 1 Day Tournament - @gilgamesh Infinity Friday Face-punch 1 Day Tournament - @Jay I would like the community to give all the Heads of Gaming a big "Thank you!" for volunteering to run these events. While this is currently an extensive list of events, we can always add more. If you see this announcement and think "I can do that!", we'll then please send me a PM! or ninefinger! We would love to hear what you want to do with this gaming weekend. The Senate continues to plan and design the official schedule and other events (Pub Quiz, anyone?). We plan to have multiple terrain days and Senate meetings on our way to OFCC. Please keep an eye out on the OFCC subforum to reflect the above list of events and contain all the information you need to attend. For the Good of the Order!
  31. 5 points
    Have a large lot of miniatures that you want to get rid of? Don't have the time and energy to break it up and deal with buyers yourself? We do both consignment and outright purchase, depending on your comfort level and need for immediate cash. - Outright purchase. We buy your games/miniatures for cash at approximately 25% of retail price and resell them. We don't do this with everything because not everything sells. Pro: You get immediate cash. Con: You get less of that immediate cash. - Consignment. We sell your stuff for you and take a 25% cut of any sales. We will generally do this with any item. Pro: More money for you. Con: Takes longer to get that money. If you're interested in either option, let me know. I'm always looking for more inventory/consignments.
  32. 5 points
  33. 5 points
    PaladinX

    Game Night: Jan 28th

    I'm bringing two TAGs, ten orders, and everything painted.
  34. 5 points
    Swan-of-War

    Random Photo Thread

  35. 4 points
  36. 4 points
    That's how I make most of my friends... I lurk around people long enough that they give up and accept we are friends 😁
  37. 4 points
    Raindog

    Random Thought Thread

    My from my daughter's tumblr..... me [reading menu]: mom, what's makes a margarita a margarita other than tequila and salt? mom: well, this is a blended margarita, so it's basically a slurpee with fruit juice and ice dad: IT IS NOT A SLURPEE mom: okay, then what is it? dad: ... IT'S NOT A SLURPEE, OKAY?
  38. 4 points
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  40. 4 points
    Half the fun is socializing. The reason the rounds are so long is due to socializing and drinking.
  41. 4 points
    By "spirit", you mean how much liquor each team give to the TO, right? Just hard liquor, not beer or wine?
  42. 4 points
    Koyote

    Koyote's Britons

    I've finished the second baggage marker. It's titled The Reluctant Bride. Here we see the kingdom's Bishop extolling Mordred's virtues and trying to convince Guinevere that her impending marriage to Briton's new king is certainly no reason to cry.
  43. 4 points
  44. 4 points
    With that, it looks like we have reached page 6! It will come as no surprise that once again achievements can be earned by players and will contribute to a team's Spirit score. The Page 6 spoiler is that we will have a special list of achievements available only to Team Captains which will carry with it special recognition. Team Captains are asked to do quite a bit and are critical to the success of OFCC, it is time to acknowledge and celebrate their contribution.
  45. 4 points
    Would you look at that, we made it to Page 2!!! Time for another spoiler :) Team Sizes will be set at 4 Person Teams (like previous years). Also, like previous years I expect a few teams to be looking for players and few Merc teams to form for people new to OFCC.
  46. 4 points
    Brick Bungalow

    Kickstarter Advice

    I appreciate a lot of detail and background. I mainly back kick starters out of a desire to further some project I find interesting. It's rarely a case of just wanting a good deal on some good or service. I appreciate insight into the process, motivation, future goals, influences et cetera. Also, we can stock some copies for you if you like. We do fairly well with comic books. I think a local, indie title would do well.
  47. 4 points
    Greetings, Ordoites! I am proud to announce the line up of events and the Heads of Gaming for the Ordo Fanaticus Club Challenge 2018! Warhammer 40k 2 Day Team Tournament - @evil_bryan Infinity 2 Day Team Tournament - @Raindog Ordo Bowl II 2 Day Tournament - @Weav The 9th Age Fantasy Battles 2 Day Team Tournament - @TheBeninator Age of Sigmar 2 Day Singles Tournament - @MikhailLenin Warhammer 30k 2 Day Event - @In Matt We Trust Star Wars: Armada 2 Day Team Tournament - @shmitty Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire 1 Day Tournament - @deadwing34 Kings of War Friday 1 Day Tournament - @gilgamesh Infinity Friday Face-punch 1 Day Tournament - @Jay I would like the community to give all the Heads of Gaming a big "Thank you!" for volunteering to run these events. While this is currently an extensive list of events, we can always add more. If you see this announcement and think "I can do that!", we'll then please send me a PM! or ninefinger! We would love to hear what you want to do with this gaming weekend. The Senate continues to plan and design the official schedule and other events (Pub Quiz, anyone?). We plan to have multiple terrain days and Senate meetings on our way to OFCC. Please keep an eye out on the OFCC subforum to reflect the above list of events and contain all the information you need to attend. For the Good of the Order!
  48. 4 points
    WestRider

    Random Photo Thread

    Planetary, I just recently re-read. Made me want to buy a couple of extra copies to cut apart and stick up on the walls and try to map out all the connections and references with pins and string and stuff, conspiracy theorist style.
  49. 4 points
    Raindog

    Random Photo Thread

  50. 4 points
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