NOVA Open 2012
January 2012 Newsletter
NOVA Open 2012
CRYSTAL CITY, VA
Includes new and innovative features
Team Tournament - 35 pt
Hardcore Tournament - 50 pt
Championship Tournament - 35 pt
FLAMES OF WAR
Five Rounds > Late War Tournament,1750 pt
Three Rounds > Early War Tournament, 1500
2-Days > Four non-eliminating rounds - 250 pt
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Grand Prize $1000
four $250.00 Prizes
40K GT NEWS
We Think You Should Register Today
*25% of 40K GT Tickets Sold in December
*Nearly 1/3 of those are new to Nova Open
Keep Watching for
*Daily and Hourly
Please do not assume
~ because you attended in 2011 ~
that we can guarantee your spot at 2012
First come, First served
We hope to see everyone there!
NOVA Open Website
Introducing Yet Another New & Innovative
NOVA Open Gaming Event for 2012:
The DC Narrative!
The Warhammer 40,000 Narrative Event will bring
attendees into a unique, immersive gaming experience
custom-tailored to each attendee's style of enjoying the
Beginning the night of Thursday, August 30, players will
be deployed by celebrity commanders to battle against
each other as a member of one of two factions -
Washington, DC Defenders and Attackers.
Instead of participating in a story driven by the
Warhammer 40,000 universe, where every army in the
game is mysteriously and fortuitously present at one
time, participants in the NOVA Open's Narrative Event
will be using their Codex and army of choice to drive a
story surrounding an extraterrestrial invasion of a future
10-11 STAFF MEETING
11-3 TABLES: FELTING
(Bring staple guns/staples)
10-3 FINISH TABLES?
BEGIN TERRAIN BUILDS
(Bring staple guns/staples)
10-7 TERRAIN BUILD
(Watch for Emails re Bringing
The NOVA Open staff of volunteers is hard at work
building many of Washington, DC's iconic monuments
and memorials in miniature replica. Participants in the
Narrative will not only battle it out against their peers
with everything from standard 40K armies to
Forgeworld/Imperial Armor, they'll be doing it amidst a
recreation of our nation's capital!
The story begun at this year's event will be influenced
in the future by the stand-out achievements of our
participants. Player-named characters and
commanders who distinguish themselves may show up
in the ongoing story inaugurated in 2012. Monuments
honoring particularly accomplished characters may
appear on the battlefields of future NOVA Open
The Narrative is scheduled for Thursday, Friday and
Saturday evenings, beginning at 7:30pm. Players will
Minister of Terrain
participate in battles to earn points for their faction. The
story branch each day is flexible and dependent on
which faction wins the prior evening. Prior to game
start, and following the day's primary tournament
action, our celebrity commanders will brief players on
the development of the story to that point.
Friends and Family and Washington, DC
During the day of Saturday, September 1, narrative
participants NOT playing in the Warhammer 40,000 GT
~ as well as spouses/family/friends of participants who
ARE playing ~ will have the opportunity to participate in
a photographic scavenger hunt across Washington, DC
in pursuit of additional points for the player's faction.
This hunt will include riddles and hints that lead players
to specific photo ops throughout the capital . . . and
provide players/family members with a self-guided
Metro tour of DC's best and most iconic locations.
Check our website at novaopen.com throughout
January for more Narrative Event information!
Calling all Artists!
The NOVA Open has always had a
special relationship with its players. We
want to include you in another new
Have you ever imagined seeing your artwork on a T-shirt?
We'd like to give you a helping hand. Design a T-shirt (front
and back) for the NOVA Open. Win, and we will print/sell
shirts with your design (including your moniker) online and at
the convention in August! Your win and design will also be
advertised at our website and in all of our Event Media
Guides, as well.
Submit your graphic t-shirt design for the 2012 Nova Open by
February 15, 2012 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Design submissions need to include a graphic design for
front and back of t-shirt. Format should be submitted in .jpg
or .png; minimum resolution 300dpi. Submit all other
inquiries to the above email address.
The NOVA volunteer staff includes 20 people serving in Key
Personnel positions. These individuals will serve as judges.
1st PLACE: Your name on the design (with webpage link if
desired), plus a free T-shirt w/your design & Weekend Badge
2d PLACE: Free T-shirt & Weekend Badge
3d PLACE: Free Weekend Badge
*All rights to your design will be granted to NOVA Open, LLC,
for the express purpose outlined herein.
Last year, players asked for reasonably priced,
on-site food options. The Hyatt responded and
is offering breakfast and lunch buffets each day
for cash purchases.
The NOVA has made arrangements to save
you even more money while helping you avoid
long lines. We are pleased to announce Pre-
Sale Meal Deal coupons at discounted pricing!
Visit our website in February to select your
> Breakfast options include bakery items,
fruit and coffee.
> Lunch options include specialty
sandwiches or fresh salads with sides
> This is a No-Brainer for hard core
gamers with little time to spare between
Your Meal Deal coupons will be waiting at
check-in. The cash buffets will be open 3 hours
for breakfast and 3 hours for lunch for coupon
or cash sales.
The Meal Deals close on July 1, 2012.
*Off-site food and/or beverages are not allowed
in the Hyatt; the NOVA discourages its
attendees from violating this trust.
NOVA'S ON-LINE STORE
NOVA Open players have been asking for limited
edition items and merchandise from us. We are
pleased to announce that John Pryts, our new store
manager, has taken the helm on this task and we
will soon be responding to your call!
Watch for upcoming announcement of the Nova
Open Online store. Limited special edition items
will be available directly from the Nova Open
Website. Nova Open Merchandise Items will soon
be available through Cafepress.com.
Visit the Nova Open website often to see all the
latest store items available for sale.
2012 NOVA OPEN
IN 2011, FIVE (5) NOVA OPEN PLAYERS
WALKED AWAY WITH $2,000 IN PRIZE
. . . Just for booking rooms at the Hyatt!
FOUR ADDITIONAL DRAWINGS
$250 each (cash)
HERE'S HOW YOU WIN:
ATTEND THE NOVA OPEN &
STAY AT THE HYATT REGENCY HOTEL
(where the convention is being held )
THAT'S ALL THERE IS TO IT!
It's probably something you were going to do, anyway
WANT TO INCREASE YOUR ODDS??
The more nights you stay, the more chances you have
THERE'S MORE . . .
The earlier you book, the more chances you have to win
And it doesn't cost you a cent to book early!
Book 3 NIGHTS in January, and multiply by 8
= 24 chances to win
KEEP GOING . . .
If you book 3 NIGHTS in FEBRUARY, 21 chances to win
3 NIGHTS in MARCH, 18 chances to win
And So On
HERE'S ANOTHER IDEA . . .
Turn your trip to Northern Virginia into a family vacation
- add extra nights to enjoy the sites of Washington, DC ~
and your chances of winning just keep going up!
Drawings will be held on Sunday afternoon,
September 2, 2012.
One prize per person.
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