Monday, August 03, 2015
Guest Post: Fluffageddon Cancelled (well postponed for a year)
I've had quite a few interested in the tournament (emailing questions to me, verbally stating interest at Blog Wars and registering interest on NWGC Facebook page). However, this has only translated into a few ticket sales. Therefore I have made the decision to postpone the tournament and run it next year instead. I've made the decision to cancel now so that people don't waste time getting an army ready or making any other plans related to the tournament (e.g. booking trains).
The plan is to run Fluffageddon on November 12th 2016. This would have been the date for Blog Wars 12, but Alex has decided to only run one Blog Wars next year (on June 11th) and so I will take the other slot, he'd already booked for Blog Wars 12, for Fluffageddon.
This is well over a year away but the idea is that it won't be running close to a Blog Wars event and people will have plenty of time during the year to plan and create a suitable army. I realise that 40K may change considerably over this period of time but I plan to write a new rules pack that will be released at the start of the year and updated as the year goes on. The format will be similar but I will make sure it is much clearer with a section on duplications for every army in 40K.
I'm not really sure why I didn't sell enough tickets this time. It could be that people weren't willing to try something different or they felt that they couldn't create an army that was competitive enough with the given restrictions. It could have been that people simply didn't have a large enough variety of units in their collection to run an 1850 point army using the restricted rules. It could simply be that not enough people knew about the tournament. I would appreciate any comments on why people didn't decide to buy a ticket and also any comments on the tournament rules and restrictions as this may help when I write the new and improved rules pack for the tournament next year.
Finally I'm really sorry to the people who were intending to come and I hope that you will attend the event next year. To everyone else reading this, put November 12th 2016 in your calendar and get a ticket bought early. Details will be on here early 2016.