TribeMeet AUS 2018

maxwellrpower

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If @CaptainDangerous can sort something like this out twice in the space of a few months, I reckon I can handle one!

**UPDATE**
TribeMeet is now taking place at the House of War in Ringwood, we'll be meeting at 10am on Saturday (tomorrow, the 10th of March) and again on Sunday.

I've been contacted by Steve from Mad Robot, who's kindly offered to provide some prizes for the weekend. The winner of the Necromunda campaign will receive a free squad of the new Space Police from Mad Robot and the winner of the GoMo section (whether this ends up being a campaign winner or the winner of a vote for best Mob or something similar) will receive $20 store credit and free shipping from the Mad Robot webstore. Thanks Steve and Mad Robot!
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THE PLAN SO FAR​
  • TribeMeet to take place in Melbourne to coincide (well, almost) with the UK event being organised by CaptainDangerous over a weekend, most likely the 10th and 11th of March.
  • Casual weekend of Necromunda gaming plus some Gorkamorka on the side.
  • Venue TBA
  • This is a Yaktribe event, so games of Necro will mostly be using NCE rules, though nobody is going to stop you playing Neomunda (which I'm sure we'll almost all own a copy of by then) and in fact it might be a cool idea to run a demo of it if someone wants to volunteer.
  • The most important point of all: Beers, specialist games and a chance to meet some fellow Yaks in a friendly and relaxed environment.
This is obviously a pretty rough plan, I'll be updating and adding detail as quickly as I can.

WHAT I WILL REQUIRE FROM YOU​
  • I can provide one Necromunda table with a suitable amount of terrain to cover it, obviously we're going to need more than that so if anybody is able to provide extra gear please let me know. I will also provide a table for Gorkamorka but will need terrain to put on it. @Zeebogie has offered to provide some Gorkamorka mobs and I will be able to at least get one mob finished, maybe two. @AngryJebus has mentioned he can provide some Necro terrain too.
  • Expressions of interest: If you see this thread and you think you'd like to come please let us know by replying below asap so I can start to get a handle on how many gamers we'll be looking at.
  • Spread the word! This is a Yaktribe meet, but there's nothing to stop you from getting non tribe members to sign up if they're interested. That said, if this gets bigger than about 15-20 people I will definitely be asking for a lot of help with running it.
  • Anyone interested in attending must be willing to comply with the same rules CaptainDangerous has laid down for the UK meet:
    • -Respect the enemy crushed under your boot
    • -Bask in the reflected glory of your conqueror
    • -The dice gods are fickle, do not get upset when their plans manifest against you
    • -Violence, threats, or insulting language belong in the hive, not in the room
    • -Any rules conflicts will be decided by arbitrators
    • -Arbitrator decisions are final
    • -Respect the terrain and minis that may be loaned to the event by participants!
  • Willingness to pay a small fee to help cover costs, the event will of course be not for profit and if we somehow end up with even the tiniest amount of extra funds I will donate that directly to YakTribe. I don't imagine this getting higher than about $30 per person but we will see how we go. I'm also imagining using a venue where we can BYO, so that will keep it nice and cheap and leave us all with more funds to buy our next minis :p
  • Finally I will need one or two volunteers for said arbitrator positions with much more gaming experience than me! Message me if you're interested in putting your hand up for that. I should mention that I would be a bit surprised if there is much need to call on said arbitrators as I'm sure we can all solve any disputes between ourselves like mature adults.
Who's interested? If anyone from other parts of the world sees this and knows of some Yakkers in Melbourne/Australia perhaps you could give them a nudge in this direction as I've not noticed a lot of very active members from my neck of the woods (correct me if I'm wrong, I am rather new here after all).

Expressions of interest so far:
(* = Confirmed)​
  1. @maxwellrpower*
  2. @AngryJebus*
  3. @Zeebogie
  4. @DArquebus*
  5. @Blaknight
  6. @Deecee*
  7. @Sammun*
  8. @VampyrofSol
I hope to be adding many Yakkers to this list before long, express your interest below and I will stick your name in the list.
 

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maxwellrpower

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GANG CREATION GUIDELINES
Post your gangs and WIPs here

GUILD WAR: The campaign will use a couple of special rules to fit us in with the UK meet’s Guild War theme. Outlander gangs can ignore the first two points and simply create their gang in line with the rest of the items on the following list. Full campaign rules will be announced soon but until then here’s what you need to know:
  • Each house gang gets a Guilder Contact as their first territory. The remaining four territories may be rolled prior to the meet (everyone please just be honest (y)). Any additional Guilder Contact results should be re-rolled.
  • Each house gang must include some suitable model to represent a low ranking Guilder armed with your choice of an autopistol, a laspistol or a stub gun with dum dums. This model will not cost any credits and will not contribute to gang rating. I have created a custom hired gun listed as a Guilder in the TribeMeet AUS campaign, please wait till I've added your gang to the campaign to include your guilder on your roster and use the custom one I've made. Let me know when you've got your gang ready to be added (y) **if you really don't want to make an extra mini/don't have any you could use please let me know and I'll see if I've got something I can bring along for you, but note that really any mini with a pistol will do the job**
  • Fresh starting gangs only.
  • Must be created using Yaktribe tools to enable easy management of the campaign.
  • NCE Rulebook and Outlanders gangs only.
  • Gangs must be hired using the standard recruitment rules from said NCE books.
  • House weapon lists must be adhered to as closely as possible (though I would assume nobody's going to jump up and down about one or two exceptions here and there).
  • All minis must be as close to WYSIWYG as possible.
  • All minis must be painted and based (at least three colours, though I doubt any of our members here are the type to rock up with a bare plastic/metal or undercoated only gang anyway)
HIRED GUNS

  • Each participant may bring up to two hired guns (as listed in the NCE Rulebook and/or Outlanders) with equipment and skills/advances chosen/rolled for prior to the meet.
  • When not currently on any player's roster, all hired guns will go into a communal pool available to everyone. For example, I'm planning to start off with a ratskin scout and will be bringing a pit slave who I hope to hire later. The ratskin scout is mine unless I fail to pay his fee, in which case he'll drop back into the communal pool and be available for anyone to hire. The pit slave will be up for grabs from the start as I can't fit him into my starting roster, so someone else may hire him before I get the chance.
  • No more than two hired guns per gang at any one time.

BRING A PIT SLAVE ALONG FOR THUNDERCUBE TOO!

Gorkamorka Mobs
*Edit* Seems like the GoMo section is getting a little more attention now, so if anyone wants to volunteer to run a proppa campaign for GoMo, please PM me and let me know (y)
There will be a table set up for Gorkamorka, this will be host to an open campaign anyone can jump into between Necromunda games (though if anyone wants to just play Gorkamorka of course they'll be welcome to hang around this table all weekend, but as far as I know everybody wants in on the Necromunda action).

Mobs should be hired according to the standard rules presented in the Gorkamorka rules or Digganob for the more adventurous types. It's quite possible we'll have a couple of extra mobs kicking about for people to borrow too.

 
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have you checked player map, see if there is anyone nearish (dunno what counts as near to aussies... same continent?) whoes been active semi recently?
 
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maxwellrpower

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Yes, I've had a quick look. I'll do more proppa research this weekend when I have the time for sure, just want to put the idea out in the mean time and see who's up for it :D
 
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Face book groups and the bolter and chainswords necromunda section (other games) have grown busy of late, hitting up Wargamer AU and dakka dakka could be worth a shot to get people out of the woodwork. It could get crazy big crazy quick with the new game on the way though so maybe just try wargamer au first so you have a bit of control on the numbers.
Always good to find out some basic costs first off, price up various venues, a 10 person event, a 20 and maybe a 30? Just in case :) I remember @CaptainDangerous getting a gleam in his eye when we viewed a function hall that was normally 3 quite large (40-50 peeps) rooms but could open up into one massive hall (hundreds!)
One day......
 

maxwellrpower

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I'm going to see how much interest I get here on Yaktribe before I look at other sources, I'm not interested in organizing a huge event. It would just be cool to meet some Aussie yakkers and have a few games. I'm imagining roughly a ten person event that we can fit into a small function room somewhere. I will start working on costing it when I've seen some interest, but that is a good point and I should probably mention that anyone who's interested will probably need to be prepared to pay a small part of the venue hire fee.
 

maxwellrpower

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Execellent @AngryJebus :D
I would like to get a date locked down asap, so you should have plenty of notice. Just need to wait and see what kind of a level of interest we get. I've so far sent about 10 messages out to Yakkers in Victoria but I'll keep plugging away at that and let more people know. I guess it wouldn't be a bad idea to start looking for people North of the border too, some may be willing to make the long drive or jump on a plane if we get enough interest down here.
 

almic85

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I would love to travel down for a tribe meet in Aus but unfortunately I know my wife wouldn't let me fly interstate just to play with my toy soldiers.

I wish you nothing but luck and if you are ever up in Canberra and want to have a game let me know.

P.s. For those international yakkers it's a 7 1/2ish hour drive between the two cities.
 

maxwellrpower

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By the way @AngryJebus, even if we don't get any more expression of interest we should definitely still meet up for some games and call it a TribeMeet anyway! Got have some kind of representation down here, can't let our former colonial overlords have all the fun!
@Zeebogie is down for it too and I'm sure we can rustle up at least a couple more (y)
 

AngryJebus

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For sure! I'd be keen. Are you involved with Warplings? They're a gaming group based out of Melbourne, would think a few of them would be keen for some Necromunda/mordheim/gorkamorka