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Thursday, May 23, 2013

BeakyCon3 registration to open within days now


BeakyCon3 will be held the weekend  of October 5-6 so you've got plenty of time to start play testing and build an awesome army. We are one of the few national events this year to allow armies over 1850 points. Last year we had a 2000 point cap for the very first year of sixth edition and our schedule ran right on time. Every game went at least five turns. We do not tolerate slow play in any form. We like to start early so you have plenty time to relax afterwards and hang out with friends during the evenings. One of my favorite things about participating in Grand Tournaments is trading epic war stories with your friends.

Stability and Quality are Number One
This year we are taking only 40 players. Last year we had 64 players with a long waiting list. Our decision to cut back is to ensure we do an even better job this year than ever before.  One of our main goals is to provide every player with the ultimate gaming experience. Each round will be three hours so no rush. Have fun!

There will always be judges close by in case you have any questions and we will answer any question you should have.

The first two years we held the event over in Tampa as a four star hotel located in the airport. This year I'm very excited about hosting BeakyCon3 across the bay in Dunedin, Florida at the Birds of Paradise Gaming Shoppe.

1425 Main St. Suite E, Dunedin, FL 34698

Of all the places I have run across Dunedin is truly two of the most beautiful ever. We have powder white beaches, palm trees and even some pelicans. It's a tropical environment here.

Dunedin is a great place to bring your family for a vacation and we are less than two hours from Disney World, Sea World and many other fantastic parks such as Universal Studios over in the Orlando area. There are lots of great places to hang out here in Dunedin and Tampa such as the famous Cigar City Brewery, Dunedin Brewery and Busch Gardens. Dunedin is home to the oldest craft beer brewery.

kegs at dunedin brewery

Located only five minutes from our venue by car from the venue. I know some of the owners and we are planning to host a get together there on the Saturday even... They will roll out the proverbial red carpet just for you! The Brewery also has some great hot foods such as their highly coveted chicken wings and Maui wraps... Yummy!

Keys to Success
I think one of our biggest keys to success is we only run the 40k tournament so we can focus all our time and energy on the one event. Any event is only truly a big success if the vast majority of the players have a great time and feel like their time and money were well spent. This is more important to us than anything else. We want everyone who comes to have a wonderful time and bring home some fantastic memories and hopefully some nice prizes as well.

Truly Sixth Edition
This year we will again allow double FOC, allies, fortifications and now some Forge World (that is units with the 40k Chapter Approved stamp from Imperial Armor 2nd Edition Apocalypse and Imperial Armor Aeronautica). Note that if a new Imperial Armor book is released by June this year we might also allow units from it as well (those that are stamped 40k Approved of course). BeakyCon3 will be a true sixth edition event and you can bring lots of your favorite toys.

If Forge World is well received this year we will allow the use of even more in 2014. I recently played in another GT here in Florida (Crucible) that allowed Forge World - to the best of my knowledge there were no major issues so I know it can work.

Constant Improvement
We listen to all the feedback we receive after each event to constantly improve. For example this year we will provide the dice. Every table will have at least 48 dice - use them during each round and leave them there. This is also the main reason why we will allow the use of the double FOC and Forge World this year - a lot of people tell me this is what they want to play. We want you to be able bring what you want and more importantly we want everyone to have a great time.

Overall System
The overall system will use the Win-Loss format again with the accumulation of battle points to break any draws as well as Swiss pairings. I think this is the most fair competitive format based upon my overall experience and I have played in many major events across the country for the past 20 years. Each mission will have two primary objectives and two tie breakers in case of a draw along with some bonus points.

The missions will not favor any specific type of army or race... We have no bias whatsoever. The missions will be challenging but easy to follow. We spend months working on our missions and play test them with a wide array of various armies.

Fantastic Prize Support
Last year we gave away a 2500+ point professionally painted dark eldar army by Kenny Boucher from Next Level Painting along with two brand new Sabol army cases to the best general.

Next Level Painting


This year again we have even more great prize support (e.g., Forge World, Battle Foam, etc.) for our winners as well as some very nice swag for everyone and awesome door prizes.

Upcoming Announcements
Registration will open towards the end of May so keep an eye for announcements on my blog.

This will be our best event yet and we want everyone who attends to have a fantastic time that will be well remembered. We hope to see you this coming October!

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