Salt Lake Gaming Con 2017

Warhammer 40K Tournament

Welcome to the SLGC Warhammer Cup 2017!

This will be run using the Independent Tournament Circuit Format (ITC) put on by Frontline Gaming. There will be six rounds – 2 hours 30 minutes each – conducted over 2 days at 3 rounds per day. Prizes will follow the ITC format – Best General, Renaissance Man, and Best In Show.

CLICK HERE to read the Tournament Rules and Format

Friday, July 7th:

Registration begins 12:00 PM

  • Round 1 begins: 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
  • Round 2 begins: 3:45 PM – 6:15 PM
  • Dinner Break: 6:15 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Round 3 begins: 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Saturday, July 8th:

  • Round 4 begins: 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Round 5 Begins: 2:15 PM – 4:45 PM
  • Dinner Break: 4:45 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Round 6 Begins: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Awards Ceremony: 8:30 PM

The SLGC GT uses the Warhammer 40,000 8th Edition rules. Additionally, as this is an event sponsored by the Independent Tournament Circuit (ITC), we will be using their published format and mission guidelines for SLGC GT, with a few exceptions listed below.

The link to the ITC 8th Edition Format can be found HERE

As this is a 6-round tournament, we will be using all six of the Eternal War missions in the order of the Warhammer 40,000 8th Edition Rulebook.

Exceptions:

  1. For the purposes of this event, the first level of any ruin terrain piece with multiple levels will be considered line-of-sight blocking, regardless of any windows or doors on that level. Levels that have fully enclosed walls would therefore be considered fully blocking line of sight, while ruins that have 1 or more sides open would only block line-of-sight for those sides with walls.

  2. Contrary to the ITC packet, models will NOT be required to have finished bases at this event due to the time shortage between the announcement of the requirement and the event. A three-color minimum will still be required for the model itself in order for the owning player to be eligible for any of the three main award categories.

Registration & Army Lists

Players will be required to upload their army list to the Best Coast Pairings application. Registration for the 40k event is already open on Best Coast Pairings, and players are strongly encouraged to register in the app or on the web prior to the event to save time during registration. Printed lists are also encouraged, but not mandatory as long as your entire list is uploaded into the app. Handwritten lists are strongly discouraged, and lists that are unreadable due to poor penmanship will not be accepted.

As we are using the points system and it is more complex and granular than previous editions, players must be able to show their work when it comes to displaying upgrade costs on their army lists. Incorrect army lists may lead to ineligibility for prizes and awards, determined on a case-by-case basis. Please do your homework, check your list with a friend, and prepare accordingly.

Paint Judging Schedule & Instructions

Paint Judging will be done during the dinner break on Friday. Set up your army display on the table you just played on for round two  with your army list or other identifying document, or on your display board if you have one, and your army will be judged per the system described in the ITC packet linked above.  Armies not set up for judging will receive a zero score. If you are unable to get your army scored at that time, it is up to you to work out something with the T.O. in order to get a score. Remember, your paint score also affects your eligibility for the Renaissance Man prize.

Reminders & FYI’s


Players will be required to have a physical or legitimate digital copy of their rules for both their and their opponent’s reference during the event. Army lists and rules summaries from third-party applications or blurry photos will not be acceptable alternatives for legitimate rules copies. The event organizers reserve the right to disqualify attendees who are unable to provide their own legitimate and/or legible copies of rules.

Round times are set to 2.5 hours each. Games are expected to come to a natural conclusion within that timeframe. Players that are unable to finish on time for multiple rounds may get a thumbs down for sportsmanship. Deliberate slow playing will also result in a thumbs down. In short, don’t make the T.O. babysit you.

If you have any questions prior to the event, refer them to: brothercaptainmorgan@gmail.com

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