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Final Warmachine Schedule for SCGG

Friday steamroller 2017

Sign ups 10 am, first round 11.
Up to two 75 point lists
Baseline rules

Saturday masters 2017

Sign ups 10 am, first round 11.
Two 75 point lists required
Active duty roster allows specialists
Rules variants: no Divide and Conquer

SCGG 2017 Sunday Warmachine/Hordes Event Details

Chose Your Fate

The Purpose
Have you ever played in a competitive tournament, looked at your next opponents' casters, and thought to yourself "Huh, caster X or Y -- Argh! I do not want to play against caster X, but that is probably what I need to prepare for...  *Sigh*"

Or maybe you have looked across the table and thought, "ANOTHER player brought theme list B? Grrr! I am going to shoot myself!"

The Format
Well, this is why we have come up with a new test format: "Choose Your Fate". Every player comes prepared with two caster lists of 25 points, and two army lists of 50 points with no caster attached.

Each round, players look at their opponent's lists, and can make one choice: Force their opponent to play caster list X or Y; or force their opponent to play army list A or B. The players' choices are made secretly, then revealed simultaneously.

After players have made their choices of which caster list or army list their opponent will play, they then secretly decide which of their remaining caster list or army list to play, coupled with the list their opponent forced them to play, and this choice is revealed simultaneously as well.

The resulting round will be a 75-point game, with each player using one caster list and one army list combined, played in Steamroller 2017 standard format, with a maximum 4-round tournament limit.

Theme Lists
Theme lists are allowed, but any combined 75-point list with a given 25-point caster list and 50-point army list, must comply with the theme composition. In this format, the army list carries the theme title, and the caster list does not, until it is attached to the army list. To enable theme-legal list results, players are allowed an optional 20-points of specialists, which can be swapped out with models in the caster list, to allow it to comply with the theme composition. Additional free models granted by theme bonus after the army list and caster list are combined, can be added without having to be listed on either list, but must be announced to the opponent after lists have been selected.

Another Twist for Fun
Because the goal of this format is to be a fun format, with a slightly competitive edge, we are also throwing in another variant: Terrain Propagation

After each round is completed, players will swap out the scenario elements for the following round's scenario elements, keeping the table's terrain as close as possible to the previous arrangement, while remaining legal for scenario play (as is standard for typical tournaments). The player who lost the previous round will then get to select one terrain element from the following list, and place it anywhere they choose, on the table in legal placement criteria. This terrain element will remain for the rest of the event; meaning each round, one additional terrain element will be added to each table, thereby increasing the number of terrain elements per round played on each table. The Tournament Organizer can adjust terrain placement before each round, as deemed necessary.

Terrain Propagation list: linear obstacle, trench, acid bath, dense fog (never removes), wreck marker, burning earth (it never goes out).

Top table vote: For the last round, the top 2 players determined by tournament score, will play at the table voted on by the remaining tournament players

SCGG 2017 Saturday Concurrent Warmachine/Hordes Event Details

Chose Your Fate

The Purpose

Have you ever played in a competitive tournament, looked at your next opponents' casters, and thought to yourself "Huh, caster X or -- Argh! I do not want to play against caster X, but that is probably what I need to prepare for...  *Sigh*"

Or maybe you have looked across the table and thought, "ANOTHER player brought theme list B? Grrr! I am going to shoot myself!"

The Format

Well, this is why we have come up with a new test format: "Choose Your Fate". Every player comes prepared with two caster lists of 25 points, and two army lists of 50 points with no caster attached.

Each round, players look at their opponent's lists, and can make one choice: Force their opponent to play caster list X or Y; or force their opponent to play army list A or B. The players' choices are made secretly, then revealed simultaneously.

After players have made their choices of which caster list or army list their opponent will play, they then secretly decide which of their remaining caster list or army list to play, coupled with the list their opponent forced them to play, and this choice is revealed simultaneously as well.

The resulting round will be a 75-point game, with each player using one caster list and one army list combined, played in Steamroller 2017 standard format, with a maximum 4-round tournament limit.

Theme Lists

Theme lists are allowed, but any combined 75-point list with a given 25-point caster list and 50-point army list, must comply with the theme composition. In this format, the army list carries the theme title, and the caster list does not, until it is attached to the army list. To enable theme-legal list results, players are allowed an optional 20-points of specialists, which can be swapped out with models in the caster list, to allow it to comply with the theme composition. Additional free models granted by theme bonus after the army list and caster list are combined, can be added without having to be listed on either list, but must be announced to the opponent after lists have been selected.

Another Twist for Fun

Because the goal of this format is to be a fun format, with a slightly competitive edge, we are also throwing in another variant: Terrain Propagation

After each round is completed, players will swap out the scenario elements for the following round's scenario elements, keeping the table's terrain as close as possible to the previous arrangement, while remaining legal for scenario play (as is standard for typical tournaments). The player who lost the previous round will then get to select one terrain element from the following list, and place it anywhere they choose, on the table in legal placement criteria. This terrain element will remain for the rest of the event; meaning each round, one additional terrain element will be added to each table, thereby increasing the number of terrain elements per round played on each table. The Tournament Organizer can adjust terrain placement before each round, as deemed necessary.

Terrain Propagation list: linear obstacle, trench, acid bath, dense fog (never removes), wreck marker, burning earth (it never goes out).

Top table vote: For the last round, the top 2 players determined by tournament score, will play at the table voted on by the remaining tournament players.

My Army Lists for the Upcoming Event: September 9th WarmaHordes

I have created my lists and casters for this Saturday, and am super excited to try this format out.

List A: Theme (The Devourer's Host)
Tharn Wolf Riders [3]   11 pts 
Tharn Wolf Rider Champion   8 pts
Tharn Ravagers [4]    11 pts
      Tharn Ravagers Chieftain    0 pts (5 pts)
Winter Argus       8 pts
Gallows Grove     2 pts
                   Total points: 40 pts
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List B: Theme (The Wild Hunt)
Wolves of Orboros [6]     7 pts
       Wolves Chieftain & Standard.  0 pts (4 pts)
Warpborn Skinwalkers [3]    9 pts
      Warpborn Alpha             4 pts
Woldwatcher          9 pts
Wild Argus              7 pts
Reeve Hunter          4 pts
                   Total points: 40 pts
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Caster X: Kaya 3          +27
Warpwolf Stalker         19 pts
Gorax Rager              7 pts
Wild Argus                   7 pts
Argus Moonhound      6 pts
Shifting Stones          3 pts
      Stone Keeper       2 pts
War Wolf                   2 pts
          Total retinue points: 19 pts
———————————————

Caster Y: Una 2.         +29
Pureblood Warpwolf.       17 pts
Scarsfell Griffon.            8 pts
Razorwing Griffon.        7 pts
Rotterhorn Griffon.        7 pts
Gorax Rager.                7 pts
Gallows Grove.              2 pts
           Total retinue points: 19 pts
———————————————

My reasons for these list/caster choices: I have liked both of these Circle themes, and have wanted to run Kaya3 and Una2 in both of them, to see how well they make use of the army compositions. To be honest, I have really been gunning to try both of them with a Storm Raptor, but after struggling with points allocation, I realized that this particular format does not allow for Gargantuans/Collosals because of the awkward points cut-off. I noted this as a weakness that will need to be addressed for the format, and put my beautiful feathered model to the side.

My anticipation for the event, is that most people have played against their fill of Una2, so my opponents will likely chose Kaya3 for my matches. So, I structured my Devourers Host list to help her clean up infantry and gain significant scenario presence; while the Wild Hunt capitalizes on giving her more beasts to make use of the Hunter field marshal advantage, for some dangerous assassination angles. She will likely bring her heavy-hitters and stones for fury-management if I take her with list B, or the Moonhound to help ranged hitting accuracy for the Tharn in list A.

Should my opponents force my play of Una, I made sure to supply her a healthy band of her favorite feathered beasts, along with either a Pureblood for wraithbane/magic weapons, or the gorax for more punching power/accuracy.

And with this ensemble, I should be able to field some fun, semi-competitive 50-point list combinations--here's to the coming Saturday event--hope to see you all there!


-Jason Scanlon-

The Last Salty Dwarf Painting Competion

Salty Dwarf Painting Competition!



Here are the details:
$5 Registration fee per entry

Categories:
Single Figure
Large Figure
Huge Figure


Note: This competition is open to all miniature model companies and ranges.

After some great questions brought up from the community we have decided to get a bit more specific with categorization and judging criteria.

Judging Criteria:
-Technical ability/execution
-Artistic quality

People's Choice Awards and Top Merit Awards


Single figure:
Defined: Smaller figure or animal-mounted figure, such as a knight on a horse, which fall within the size restriction. This includes base, mount, and appendages. A competition judge will rule on any bits, such as a pole, extending beyond the size restriction, at time of entry.

Size Restriction: 3x3x3 inches, excluding base.

Large Figure:
Defined as: Single Figures that are larger than Single Figure restrictions. Large monsters, dragons, statues, busts, etc.

Size Restriction: 6x6x6 inches, excluding base.

Huge Monster/Large Vehicle:
Defined as: All vehicles and machines with crew. This includes all tanks, ships, siege engines, all weaponry that contains or is run by one or more crew figures. Multiple freestanding figures (as in crew) must include unifying base, board, or movement tray.


Judging Criteria Defined:

Technical Ability/Execution- The technical proficiency used in the painting and modeling of the entry. Obvious technical faults are mold lines, sloppy joins, rough primer, and/or sloppy paint.

Artistic Quality- The artistic effects of the piece, including color choices, added detail work, pose, basing, cohesiveness, and the overall effectiveness of the artistic choices made.

Updated Rules... these rules are basically identical to the GenCon general painting competition rules and definitions. Thanks to Amy Stegmann, GenConMinipainting.com and the MHE crew for the rules and category definitions.

Competition Rules:
-Entrant must have painted the fig themselves. No commissions.
-Entries must be received by 12:00 noon of Saturday, October 7th.
-The fig will be on display throughout the day. DO NOT enter a fig if you plan to use it in the tourney as well.
-Entrant must be present to collect the prize at the end of the Salty Dwarf event. Winners will be announced between 5pm and 7pm Saturday.
-You do not have to play in the tournaments to enter the painting competition.
-By entering the contest, you give the Salt City Gladiator Games rights and consent to post/publish pictures of the figures and Artists where we deem necessary.

*Pre-Registration details: The SCGG Store 
Any questions feel free to contact us at scgladiatorgames@gmail.com

Now grab those brushes and start slinging some paint!!

-SCG

2017 Event


October 6-8 2017

The Salt City Gladiator Games will be held this year at BEAU (Broadview Entertainment Arts University) in Salt Lake City. http://beau.broadviewuniversity.edu/. This location does offer us a nice distance into downtown SLC for those looking to see the sights or inviting their significant others.

BROADVIEW ENTERTAINMENT ARTS UNIVERSITY
240 East Morris Ave.,
Salt Lake City, Utah 84115

Ramada Limited Salt Lake City is the closest hotel to our venue.
2455 State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84115
(801) 486-2400

Tickets and Registration: https://squareup.com/store/salt-city-gladiators

Events:
Warmachine  Event Details
Weekend Wildcard Qualifier 

Warhammer 40k  Event Details
SCGG Championships - Friday-Saturday


Warhammer 30k Event Details
Horus Heresy (Narrative) Expansion

Guild Ball Event Details
National cup Friday.
Gladiator Cup Saturday.
Doubles tournament Sunday.

Infinity the Game Event Details
Friday Showdown tournament
Saturday will be a 4 round ITS tournament

X-Wing Event Details
Saturday - Competitive Tournament
Sunday - Epic Furball

Drop Zone Commander/ Drop Fleet Commander Event Details
Saturday - DZC: Invasion of Eden Prime Tournament
Sunday - DFC: Ferrum's Incursion Tournament



Pathfinder Event Details
RPG events all weekend

Hobby Event Details
Salty Dwarf Painting Competition Information 

Speed Painting Event Details

Getting close

Tournaments are filling up fast, so don't let your spot slip past. Get your tickets today!

https://squareup.com/market/salt-city-gladiators

This year's event location is a bit smaller than the fairgrounds so we are counting on pre-sales to help gauge table spaces. September 1 is going to be our deadline for events, which means, those events with paid attendees will get first dibs on table space for wargames. The $1 charge on our webstore is how we are tracking attendees/events this year. That $1 saves your spot in events.


Salt Lake Gaming Con 2017 Warhammer 40K Tournament

At long last, we have the event information for Salt Lake Gaming Con's 40k Grand Tournament!

Buying an event pass makes you eligible for entry into the tournament - there's no additional fee!
This is going to be run using the ITC system. As of right now, we are planning on a 7th Edition tournament, but that could change based on the release date for New Hammer, and player interest. If you have a strong inclination one way or another let me know.

CLICK HERE to read the Tournament Rules and Format

Hit me up if you have any questions! The more attendance we have, the more points you earn!

http://www.saltlakegamingcon.com/…/warhammer-40k-tournament/




Salt City Gladiator Games Committee Bio - Jason Scanlon


Hello, Gladiators!

Once again, we present to you an introduction of one of our SCGG Planning Committee members.

For the Gamers, By the Gamers


Unlike many other conventions, SCGG is run by members of the community instead of by a business or store. Each of us comes from a different niche in the tabletop hobby, but we all have a passion for wargaming and bringing people together to have good times throwing dice.

Jason Scanlon


(Garish, amateur 80's-style movie poster montage brought to you by the wonders of Photoshop)


Jason got started sometime in 2007, when he walked into a game store, saw people rolling dice and moving miniatures around flock-covered tables laced with fancy terrain, and said "how do you play this game?..."  Fast-forward over 9 years later, and here he is, working with the convention planning team on making year four of the Salt City Gladiator Games, a reality.

It has been an interesting journey, starting with 3rd edition Lizardmen from Warhammer, to his fabled "chocolate smurf" Tyranid army of 40K (with occasional hand-made foam 'nid proxies for testing), and now to 
the growing forces of angry werewolf druids of Circle Orboros in Hordes -- why does this guy seem to vacillate to creatures with fangs and tails...?

Throughout the course of his dice-rolling, super-glue-messing, tape-measure-stretching, evil-grin-honing, eternal-paint-job-noodling table-top-gaming career, Jason has always been intrigued with the organized play experience.  He has even tried several (largely unsuccessful) personal attempts at writing and running a couple of narrative campaigns (but they were fun while they lasted!).  While he would not consider himself a very competitive player, he has frequented many tournaments with the goal of meeting new fellow gamers, and playing more nerd games than his tired brain can handle.

For SCGG, Jason has served in several planning capacities, from store relations to venue selection to terrain construction.  Wherever his talents and enthusiastic personality are needed, Jason will be there.

Be on the lookout for our next organizer...


We have many more bios coming for you in the future. Be sure to say hello and shake our hands as we are out and about in the community. We look forward to seeing everyone at the 2017 Event!

Salt City Gladiator Games Committee Bio - Chris "Captain" Morgan


Hello, Gladiators!

Planning for the 2017 SCGG is in full swing, but while we are waiting to get some of the details hammered out, the SCGG Planning Committee wanted to take some time to introduce ourselves to the community who may or may not know us by name and face.

For the Gamers, By the Gamers


Unlike many other conventions, SCGG is run by members of the community instead of by a business or store. Each of us comes from a different niche in the tabletop hobby, but we all have a passion for wargaming and bringing people together to have good times throwing dice. So, without further ado, here is the first of the SCGG Committee Bios!

Chris "Captain" Morgan





Captain Morgan has been in the wargaming hobby since his wee days of painting horses for his dad's Napoleonic miniatures. Chris has had a long and sordid love affair with the wargaming hobby, but settled on the universe of Warhammer 40,000, and more recently Horus Heresy, where the majority of his gaming passion lies with the Blood Angels faction for both systems. Even so, he owns a mighty and stout army of dwarves from the Lord of the Rings game sets, among other (a holdover love of the bearded warriors stays strong after playing Hero Quest so much as a kid). The promise of a good time rolling dice with good people with good models is enough to get him to try any system. In addition to working on the SCGG Committee, Chris also is a panelist on the Forge the Narrative Podcast (known as the FTN Librarian for his love of the stories and fiction), writing articles for FTN, Bell of Lost Souls, and Frontline Gaming from time-to-time. 


For SCGG, Chris works as the Head Tournament Organizer for the 40k Narrative and Competitive events, which he has headed for the last two years. The 2016 SCGG saw the 40k Championships reach Grand Tournament status, and Chris is looking forward to keep growing the event with big changes in the 40k scene on the horizon. Additionally, Chris is hoping to get more opportunities to come and play in more events put on by the community in general, and maybe add a Horus Heresy event this year as well.

The First of Many to Come...


We have many more bio's coming for you in the future. Be sure to say hello and shake our hands as we are out and about in the community. We look forward to seeing everyone at the 2017 Event!