Signals from the Frontline #677: The ITC and Papa Nurgle & a New FLG Mat!

Reecius and Franklin the Turtle chat with you all about what’s going on this week in the GW hobby and also the ITC’s updated policy during the reign of Nurgle and reveal a brand new FLG Mat!

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Show Notes

Date: 3-25-20

Intro

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News

  • This week’s pre-order is the new Psychic Awakening book and Prophecy of the Wolf boxed set. Unfortunately these are going to be delayed for a while as GW just stopped operations for a few weeks due to the Coronavirus. However, to those of you that placed an order with us, we will ship them as soon as we get them, thanks for your patience and your business which is dearly important to us during these trying times!
  • GW has been previewing some of the cool models that are on the horizon including the fabled Zoat!
  • GW continues to preview more of the very exciting Warhammer: The Old World they’ve been teasing and it looks like it will be a Forgeworld product most likely. They’re showing us Kislev which has always been one of the coolest parts of the lore IMO.
  • We’ve also got a brand new FLG Mat for you and it is being offered at a discount during the release period which runs through April 8th, 2020! Take a look at Toxic Desert!
Close up #1 of Toxic Desert
Close up #2 of Toxic Desert

Upcoming ITC Events

ITC Season Update

  • With Papa Nurgle currently giving the world a big hug, we’ve altered our policy on how the ITC season will proceed for the near term.
    • We’ve pulled all ITC event tokens, meaning no one can submit an event for a ITC points right now to help ensure the safety of our community.
    • To have your event reissued a token, contact your closest ITC Regional Rep who, working closely with and supported by the entire global community of ITC TOs and ITC Administrative staff, will verify the event follows local guidelines and is safe to run, which if so, will be reissued their event token. What this means in application is that for most of the ITC hot spots right now, Europe, the USA and UK, the season is paused for tournaments.
    • However, as the ITC is a global circuit that lasts effectively all year, we need to be flexible enough to allow different regions to adapt to the situation relative to where they are located. For instance, events in Asia seem likely to be able to resume before events in places like the UK which is experiencing COVID on a different timeline. We want people that are finally able to come out of isolation to be able to start playing and blowing off steam as soon as it is deemed safe to do so for them. The last thing we want to do is tell someone that’s been in self-quarantine for months that now that they can finally play again, they have to wait until a country on the other side of the world comes out of quarantine as well which could be months after them.
    • This system will allow us to flexibly adapt to local situations with the help of those in each region to be safe and continue to participate as much as we can. It’s important to keep in mind that this system is being implemented less with keeping the season “fair” in regards to region vs. region scoring potential than it is to be empathetic and fair to those going through this crisis on different schedules and to provide support to one another as we get this business behind us.
    • We’re also working on implementing a global hobby track competition to reward everyone getting their hobby on at home but unable to go and show off their hard work! Stay tuned for more details as we work out the technical aspects of how to make it work.
    • Thanks to the community of TOs willing to put in the work and effort to make this possible!

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2 Responses to “Signals from the Frontline #677: The ITC and Papa Nurgle & a New FLG Mat!”

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    Agent X March 26, 2020 6:22 am #

    Hello from the SF Bay Area…have been sheltered in place since March 11 in my household.

    I’m expecting at least 4 more weeks of quarantine here before we start going back to normal (I know you are trying to avoid this topic on your platforms so I’ll move on).

    Our COVID-19 protocol doesn’t allow the casual garage style game. We are being told not to socialize with people outside your household.

    People in my 40K circle are starting to use the tabletop simulator on steam for 40K games now.

    I just had my first game this week. Started Sunday and ran out of time. Luckily it has a save game feature so we were able to pick up and finish last night.

    If you are going crazy in your quarantine this may be a good outlet for your 40K sanity.

    • Reecius
      Reecius March 26, 2020 7:49 am #

      Yeah, in some places in the world that’s the reality of it, good luck getting through it and it TTS is helping then awesome!

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