LVO News


Today is the last day to get a refund on an LVO ticket and, the ITC 40k FAQ has been updated!

I (Reecius) will be on the road today, but, so long as your email comes in during the day (until midnight, PST) we will honor the no questions asked refund policy. Don’t freak out if I don’t get back to you the same day as I may not be able to answer email while traveling, tomorrow. However, any requests sent in on time will be honored.

If something comes up after the 20th and you cannot go, you can transfer your ticket to someone else, just let us know who to change your registration to. We still have a wait list, so, it may be possible for us to help find you someone to purchase your ticket from you, although that is not a guarantee.

Also, we updated the ITC FAQ to reflect the latest rules clarifications/changes/etc. This should be the last update before the LVO baring some radical rule issue that comes up between now and then.

It also appears that if the Necrons are going to be updated for 40k, it will not be happening today! What this means is that for the LVO 2015, you can use either the new book or the old book. Just be sure to make it clear to your opponent which version you are using.

The 40k Champs and Friendly are sold out, but we still have a little room in the Warmachine and Hordes events, and the Fantasy, Highlander, 30k, DzC, Warzone, Infinity, and the Hobby Seminars, too!

Also, there will be open gaming at the LVO, so be sure to check that out!

If you have not purchased your Con Badge, please be sure to do so as you cannot enter the LVO without one.

We also wanted to say a huge thanks to everyone who is helping out with the LVO this year, we really appreciate it.

Almost there, this year is going to be an absolutely amazing time and we can’t wait to share it with all of you!


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16 Responses to “LVO News”

  1. N.I.B. January 20, 2015 4:39 am #

    “Treat the five weapons on a Tyrannocyte/Sporocyst as if they are hull mounted weapons on a vehicle (i.e. they have a 45 degree firing arc).”


    Why do you cripple the Tyrannocyte? My 2000pts list would go from 120 T-cyte shots per turn, to like, 40. Way to kill a viable build.

    • Reecius
      Reecius January 20, 2015 11:04 am #

      It hardly cripples it for one, you still fire all the weapons. And, the goal was not to cripple a build (obviously), but to interpret the rule the way we believe it was intended to be played. YMMV of course.

      • nathan January 20, 2015 6:39 pm #

        it fires them all, but just not likely at anything you 1) want to shoot 2) can wound 3) is in range. the unit’s effective shooting is now about the same as it was last edition, but it costs 30 points more. it’s a bit of a head scratcher, as the rules for it are pretty clear.

        it’s your event of course, do your thing! just not really a fan of this, as many events/players on the west coast (at least where i go locally) tend to use your FAQ’s and scenarios so we’re kind of stuck with it.

        • Reecius
          Reecius January 20, 2015 7:00 pm #

          Sorry to hear you don’t like this ruling, I know the feeling. A lot of them don’t go the way I like, either. However, I believe in this case they did not intend for all of the weapons to fire at the same target. They describe it differently and in one of the White Dwarf articles, one of the writers describes it working the way we ruled, as firing at different targets.

          • nathan January 20, 2015 7:24 pm

            well, there was silly flavor text in a sidebar in the white dwarf that directly contradict how MC’s fire according to the BRB, but nothing in the rules for the unit in the same issue. or in the downloadable rules on the BL website. i much prefer rules to WD flavor text.

            i’m not a fan of making changes unless there’s a glaring issue staring you in the face, but it is what it is.

            would i still come to an event with these rules? sure. would i bring pods? i don’t know; probably not. they were borderline too pricey to begin with but the weight of fire offset this. without that weight of fire, i have a real hard time justifying the cost of the unit.

            best of luck to you, i’m sure the event will be a success. we are cussing you in the central valley though! gah.

  2. Welfstar January 20, 2015 7:45 am #

    You say cripple.

    I say balance.

    • Andrew January 20, 2015 1:53 pm #


  3. iNcontroL January 20, 2015 2:01 pm #

    can’t wait!

  4. Roland January 20, 2015 5:25 pm #

    So per the poll from a while ago, are blast weapons able to target invisible units but do so at BS1 or are we back to the Rulebook way of blasts can’t?

    • Reecius
      Reecius January 20, 2015 5:28 pm #

      Everything shoots invis units at BS1, inlcuding blasts.

      • Roland January 20, 2015 5:46 pm #

        Sahweet thought so. Thanks Reece!

  5. z3n1st January 20, 2015 6:08 pm #

    so Tau basically ignore invisibility then? Since marker lights will negate those penalties to BS rather quickly

    • Julnlecs January 20, 2015 6:55 pm #

      Yes. And no.

    • Reecius
      Reecius January 20, 2015 6:57 pm #

      They did the exact same thing before.

  6. N.I.B. January 21, 2015 6:01 am #

    “However, I believe in this case they did not intend for all of the weapons to fire at the same target. They describe it differently and in one of the White Dwarf articles, one of the writers describes it working the way we ruled, as firing at different target”

    Each gun fires at the closest target. Which target is closer, is measured from each gun, which it says in the article. Since it’s an MC is has a 360 LOS and shoots through itself. Which means in most cases it will shoot all five weapons at the same target, unless it’s crowded. In my last game my T-cytes were shooting different units regardless of 360 LOS, because they were often surrounded by enemies. So it does happen, it’s not a novelty.

    You’re breaking the basic rules here by taking away it’s 360 LOS.

    Even worse, the Sporocyst is now completely useless, lol.

    This house ruling is the difference between a viable Tyranid reserve build (and buying 7-8 pods), or buying a single T-fex disruption pod to use in a casual game.

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