The DDM Guild has crowned a new European Champion for 2010 at the European D&D Miniatures Championship: Wayne McManus of the United Kingdom. The top 8 matches all were very tense, but the final was over very quickly. You can see for yourself how it went in the VASSAL log that was made of the final match. But the winner was still very proud to be handed Orcus, Prince of Undeath after his victory, as you can see on this picture.
A few months ago, Megan Smith put together an outstanding article on how to rebase your heroscape miniatures. It was a such a masterful article, that we didn’t have the heart to tell her that this was coming.
Megan Smith, a valued community artist and Chapter Master in Brisbane, Australia, really liked getting Organized Play repaints. So much that she took it upon herself to bring the fifteenth in her series of monthly DDM Guild Repaints. Up this month: the Legion Devil Legionnaire from Monster Manual: Savage Encounters.
Update: the Buffalo qualifier is organized on June 19th, instead of May 22nd. Other organization details remain the same.
Due to last minute conflicts, the Indianapolis qualifier is delayed until June 19th, and the qualifier in Surrey (close to Vancouver) is now properly listed. These changes are listed in the updated 2010 Constructed Qualifer factsheet.
Demetrious is taking over the weekly Online League and wants to know what you think of it, whether you participated or not!
In anticipation of Bokkendo and I taking over the 2.0 DDM Guild Online League after the current season, I have posted an online survey. The informal survey is mainly for us to get a feel for what formats interest the participants. And also about what caused people not to participate. I would also like it to act as a primer for discussion about the online league itself.
As the fight for trade resources in the Underdark accelerated, Drow House Scy’Todes and the upstart Drow House P’Ortia engaged in many small skirmishes in throughout their many holdings. Farmed caverns and distant outposts. While fear of other Drow houses kept these houses from large scale battles, numerous clandestine clashes throughout the Underdark claimed many sons and daughters from the two Drow houses. Lolth looked upon the ingenuity and viciousness of her children, and she smiled.
One of the taglines of the DDM Guild is community-driven. We couldn’t do it without the help of all those volunteers who love the game. Sometimes that work has gone unnoticed, but that is going to change. We’re going to do some interviews with various DDM Guild members. We’re going to start off with Manuel “Manny” Dennis, one of the top DDM skirmish players and DDM Guild Chapter Master for the greater New Orleans area.
Megan Smith, a valued community artist and Chapter Master in Brisbane, Australia, really liked getting Organized Play repaints. So much that she took it upon herself to bring the fourteenth in her series of monthly DDM Guild Repaints. Up this month: the Goblin Skullcleaver from Monster Manual: Savage Encounters.
Paint needed: Macharius Solar Orange foundation paint, Devlan Mud Wash (from Citadel/Games Workshop)
And so we come to the end of this years miniseries of the 2010 State of the Metagame for D&D Miniatures. Has 2009 Constructed Champion Shayne “Brig ” Lindemann opened your eyes to some new warbands in the Borderlands, Civilization or Underdark articles? If he didn’t do that already, he has one final shot in this Wild article.
As we’ve done in past years, we have updated the floor rules for the competitive season. There aren’t any changes to the rules for tournaments, in fact, all changes are confined to page 9…
Oh Athame, we hardly knew ye…
We aren’t sure how many of you will get that reference, but to explain further, if you check the updated list of banned D&D Miniatures in Standard tournaments, you will find three humanoid races represented; Human, Elf and Athame.