Public Service Announcement from the LVO 2019 Head Judges

Hey everyone, SaltyJohn here with a PSA from the LVO 2019 Head Judges for the Warhammer 40k Championships. If you’re one of the 800 players attending the 40k Champs this year, then this is for you! Narrative and Friendly players might find this good to watch as well. I started doing a video from the judges prior to the LVO when I came onboard as a Head Judge for the LVO a few years ago. This year the video covers a wide range of topics and reminders. From Terrain Guidelines and Code of Conduct to painting requirements and conversions, plus a few FAQs, there’s a bit of everything in the video and we strongly suggest you watch it if you’re attending the LVO this year. First up here is this years’ video:

For more information about the Code of Conduct and Terrain Guidelines click the hyperlinks. For more general information and to see the BCP video about how to submit your lists and the format click here. Remember, if you have questions about conversions, rules, lists etc be sure to contact Frontline Gaming.

Deadline Reminders:

  • January 8th- Cut off for new rules, with the exception of GW FAQs.
  • January 25th- Cut off for list Submission in BCP. Upload your list by this date.

I hope to see you soon at the 2019 Las Vegas Open! If you liked the music in the video give The Contradiction a listen. They make 40k themed songs, most based on the Thousand Sons and Space Wolves.

And remember, Frontline Gaming sells gaming products at a discount, every day in their webcart!



About SaltyJohn

John has been playing Warhammer 40k since the 3rd edition box set with Space Marines, Dark Eldar, and weird green palm trees were in the set. He is currently a 40k Head Judge for the Las Vegas Open, the largest 40k tournament in the world. An avid board gamer, a huge fan of video games, and a guest spot on Geek and Sundry as a "Historian" during an episode of "Game the Game" round out his geek credentials. You can catch "Salty" John on TFG Radio's Twitch Show, and Podcast, as well as find him streaming video games on Twitch on the TFG Radio Twitch page from time to time.

22 Responses to “Public Service Announcement from the LVO 2019 Head Judges”

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    Sean Nasto January 6, 2019 1:34 pm #

    Since we have a deadline to post lists. When is the LVO going to be posted on BCP?

    • Reecius
      Reecius January 6, 2019 1:39 pm #

      It will be uploaded next week, probably towards the end of the week.

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    JimV January 6, 2019 2:35 pm #

    I assume you wont publish lists until the day of the event?

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    Nick Wenker January 6, 2019 6:20 pm #

    This was an extremely helpful video, thanks. Good to get clarity on dark matter crystal and so on.

    Who should we contract if we have another, equally niche rules question for LVO that is not addressed by any GW FAQs?

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    y3r0k91 January 7, 2019 8:12 am #

    Any chance you can make available the document you plan to have lamented as the terrain layout guide? That would be an invaluable resource for practice games leading up to LVO

    • Reecius
      Reecius January 7, 2019 10:00 am #

      It’s not a single document, we have a lot of different terrain layouts so the idea is to provide them for the different sets (well, for as many as we feel need them and can get done). But, yes, I can make those available for others.

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        y3r0k91 January 22, 2019 1:24 pm #

        Awesome thank you very much! What is the specific name of the TO Facebook group?

        • Reecius
          Reecius January 22, 2019 2:43 pm #

          Are you a TO? If so I can add you to it.

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            y3r0k91 January 29, 2019 10:24 am

            Yeah Let me know what you need , I do the tournaments for Battleground Games & Hobbies in Saugus MA

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    Ligolski January 7, 2019 4:53 pm #

    I submitted a conversions approval a while ago. What’s the timeline I can expect an answer? If not approved, I have to do some major soul searching very quickly haha!

    • Reecius
      Reecius January 7, 2019 5:53 pm #

      Where did you send it?

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        ligolski January 7, 2019 6:49 pm #

        I sent info to contact@frontlinegaming and all five email addresses listed in the LVO packet for the 40k champs judges.

        • Reecius
          Reecius January 7, 2019 7:58 pm #

          The guys are on it, you will hear back shortly. Sorry for the delay, I think it just got missed.

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            Ligolski January 7, 2019 8:17 pm

            Got it! Thank you so much!!!

          • Reecius
            Reecius January 7, 2019 8:29 pm

            Happy to help =)

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    Ligolski January 7, 2019 6:23 pm #

    I sent info to contact@frontlinegaming and all five email addresses listed in the LVO packet for the 40k champs judges.

  7. The Mediocre Gamer
    mediocre gamer January 8, 2019 7:56 am #

    Any chance the hobby track judging rubric can be posted before hand?

    • Reecius
      Reecius January 8, 2019 8:47 am #

      It will be up this week!

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    Andy Garcia January 12, 2019 11:42 am #

    Hey guys, my group purchased ‘Big Short’ tickets. Should we submit both lists to Best Coast Pairings? What about the Sunday RTT list? Also I’m not finding any of these tournament in the Best Coast Paorings app. I’m sure you guys are uber busy. Thank you for all the hard work.

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