Insider 7-29-2011

Gen Con 2011 is almost here, and for Privateer Press that means four days of fun and craziness as we work the booth, run events, and get the chance to meet our amazing audience in person!

Our event schedule is so packed it's too much for this blog, but in short, Privateer Press Events at Gen Con 2011 are shaping up to be the best ever. Iron Arena is back with a few tweaks, and it promises the same fun and amazing prizes as last year. Our tournament scene is so jam-packed with WARMACHINE, HORDES, and Monsterpocalypse action you may never leave the event area!

We're so excited about this year's events that we even have some special contests and incentives for our loyal players. In addition to our usual prizes, like trophies, coins, and megas, many of our events have a few extra opportunities to take home some cool swag. Here's a complete breakdown of what could be yours to win!


Iron Arena (all 4 days)

Step into the Iron Arena and experience casual gaming that rewards you for playing your favorite Privateer Press games against new friends from all over the globe. The more games you play—including tournaments!—the more Skulls you earn. Turn in your Gen Con event ticket at the Privateer Press Organized Play HQ to sign up. Show us your Skulls to claim awesome Privateer Press-themed prizes, like custom tokens, apparel, water bottles, mugs, art prints, Battlefoam bags, and more!


Monsterpocalypse "How to Train Your Monster" (all 4 days)

A (2) two-player introductory game of Monsterpocalypse followed by a full game once both players have learned the rules. Prove that you are the best monster handler and take home the glory! All players will take home a mega Yasheth.


GRIND "Enter the DestructoDome!" (all 4 days)

A (2) two-player introductory game of Grind followed by a single-period game once both players have learned the rules. Do you have the mettle to become master of the arena? Prove it and take home a XGL Steamjack Gold Cards Set!

The winner will take home a set of XGL Steamjack Gold Cards.


Scrappers "Intro to Conveyor Chaos" (all 4 days)

A (4) four-player demo game of Scrappers! followed by a full game once everyone has learned the rules. Prove that you are the best bodger and take home the Golden Gobber Trophy.


All WARMACHINE/HORDES Tournaments

There will be a drawing for a $30 booth gift certificate at the end of each event for players that used at least one fully painted army list.


All Monsterpocalypse Tournaments

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will receive new quantum forms. In addition to the new quantum forms, 1st place will also receive a Privateer Press Gen Con 2011 plaque.


Thursday, August 4th

WARMACHINE/HORDES "Rite of Passage" Tournament

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will receive Privateer Press Gen Con 2011 plaques. Players using the standard and epic version of the same warcaster will be eligible for the Rite of Passage drawing each round for Privateer Press apparel from the booth. The player with the best-painted battle engine or battlegroup (consisting of four models minimum), as selected by Privateer Press staff judge, will win the Best Painted Battler award ($40 booth gift certificate)


WARMACHINE/HORDES "Triple Threat" Tournament

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will receive Privateer Press Gen Con 2011 plaques. Players that completed the event and lost three or more games are eligible for the Triple Threat drawing for a Privateer Press gold dice set. The player with the best-painted battle engine or battlegroup (consisting of four models minimum), as selected by Privateer Press staff judge, will win the Best Painted Battler award ($40 booth gift certificate)


Friday, August 5th

WARMACHINE/HORDES "Hardcore" Tournament

Awards include 2011 Hardcore Medals for Mage Hunter, Executioner, Master Craftsman and Vanquisher.


Saturday, August 6th

WARMACHINE/HORDES "Midnight Madness 2: Death Race!" Tournament

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will receive Privateer Press Gen Con 2011 plaques. The player who wins at least half his games and has the lowest combined order of finish will win the Speed Demon award ($50 booth gift certificate). The player that destroys the most enemy Army Points throughout the tournament will win the Intimidator award (Extreme Dire Troll Mauler). Players that complete all rounds and do not win any other prizes will be eligible for the challenge event drawing for a battle engine of their choice!


WARMACHINE/HORDES "Deadly Duos" Tournament

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will receive Privateer Press Gen Con 2011 plaques. All players using two battle engines in one of their lists are eligible for the Deadly Duos drawing each round for an epic warcaster or warlock of their choice from the booth! The player with the best-painted battle engine or battlegroup (consisting of four models minimum), as selected by Privateer Press staff judge, will win the Best Painted Battler award ($40 booth gift certificate)


WARMACHINE/HORDES "Blood, Sweat & Tiers" Tournament

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will receive Privateer Press Gen Con 2011 plaques. Players using all Tier 4 army lists will be eligible for the Blood, Sweat & Tiers drawing each round for a custom-painted terrain piece by Privateer Press hobby manager Rob Hawkins. Prize drawing every round for players that complete all rounds and do not win any other prizes will be eligible for the challenge event drawing for a battle engine of their choice!


WARMACHINE/HORDES Gen Con Team Tournament

No team may win more than one award. The next ranking team will win if the highest ranked team has already won an award. The best overall team (based on tournament points) will win three Privateer Press Gen Con 2011 plaques. The best team that all use the same faction (based on tournament points) will win three Privateer Press gold dice set. The best team (based on tournament points) using Theme Forces for all lists with at least one fully painted army (basic painting required) will win three $20 booth gift certificates. The best team uniform, as selected by Privateer Press staff judge, will receive three character units. The player with the best-painted battle engine or battlegroup (consisting of four models minimum), as selected by Privateer Press staff judge, will win the Best Painted Battler award ($40 booth gift certificate). Players that complete all rounds and do not win any other prizes will be eligible for the challenge event drawing for a battle engine of their choice!


Sunday, August 7th

WARMACHINE/HORDES "Masters" Tournament (16 Qualified players)

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will receive Privateer Press Gen Con 2011 plaques and No Quarter Magazine interviews with editor-in-chief Aeryn Rudel.

For a full listing of event times and registration details please visit: http://privateerpress.com/organized-play/conventions/gen-con

See you in Indy!