ArctiCon 2016: March 5th

ArctiCon 2016 - Gaming for Charity and Community!

UPDATED: February 23rd


Please join us at the same location, the Valparaiso University Harre Union on Saturday, March 5th 2016 from 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Harre Union Address:

1509 Chapel Drive
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Hello, all!!!  AC 2016 is just under 2 weeks away! Please stay tuned for regular updates and help us support our great Charities of Adopt-A-Vet, local veterans affairs and overseas troop care packages. Last year we were able to donate over $1,200 to the care packages and local veterans!


Anime, Goth Alternative model and Cosplay special guest: Miss Rose Noir!

Please also welcome BACK Mr. James "Jimbo" Burrell, owner of ACP Games and former Reaper and Games Workshop designer!

Entry fee is $15 for general admission with

access to tons of free games, free play,

non-tournament competitions, door prizes,

swag, FREE entry games and much MUCH more!

We are doing away with the All Access Pass this year in favor of pay per registration for events that require them such as Magic and Pokemon which may vary. This saves you money and us time! Those individual fees will be handled by that organizer. All other sanctioned tournaments with prize support are only $5!

Ages 10 and under are $8.

Any past or current U.S. Military,

Military Auxiliary, Police, Fire and

EMT's are only $10 with

official ID and our grateful



This year will also host a large 15mm highlight event with ACP Games Valkyrie Tournament!


Photo Signing and Photo Ops with

Miss Rose Noir!  Times and other

information available through her staff at the con.


*If a tournament does not have details posted yet, please check back as updates will be very regular. All details should be posted by the end of January! Thank you, all!

ALL  events listed as Tournaments

are Prize Supported! *PLEASE NOTE* Certain events MAY have an entrance fee!


ArctiCon 2016

Miniatures Gaming Arena:


Warhammer 40K Tournament: 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.  All tournament info available on our FaceBook link or contact John Ontto @

Link to Register to secure your spot in the tournament:

Please Arrive at least 30 minutes before the doors open to ensure that you are prepared for your games!WarmaHordes Steamroller Tournament: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. -This will be a 50 point SteamRoller event. All current 2016 tournament rules and errata are legal and expected to be followed. They are available at the Privateer Press website.

Bolt Action Tournament: 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Open Play tournament all day. Pick a player, play as many games throughout the day as you can. Earn win points, sportsmanship points and best army points.



GRUNTZ Tournament: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. - 200 point objectives based victory conditions event. Strictly enforced 50 minute rounds. Please have 2 army lists available for the event: one for personal, one for event staff.

Patrol Angis Demos: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Throughout the day as requested)

Tomorrow’s War Demo: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Valkyrie Tournament: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Demos with the creators and writers, Jimbo and ACP Games all day!


Strike Legion: Open play all day with random prizes RoboTech: All Day Event! AlphaStrike: Demos and Tournament

Classic BattleTech Tournament: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. -7500 bv2

No aerospace/lams Limit to 2 of each weight class Mech and Vehicle (Protos and infantry excluded) : Assault and Heavy Random pilot rolls: may roll 2 more pilots than units played. May drop lowest 2 pilots. Looking to play 3 rounds each with objective based or damage limited victory conditions.

Board Game Arena: Hosted by: (NWIBGA) Northwest Indiana Board Game Association

Open Play and Demos ALL Day! Tons of games including X-Wing, BSG, DoomTown absolutely tons of games to play with experienced players and demo team members!

Settlers of Catan Tournament:

Round 1 (Qualifier) - 10:00 a.m.

Round 2 (Qualifier) - 1:00 p.m.

Round 3 (Qualifier)- 4:00 p.m.

Round 4 (Championship)- 7:00 p.m.

Zombicide: 11:00-????-Season 3 with 6 people and Black Plague with 6 people, both running simultaneously.

RPG Arena:

D&D- Table 1:

All Day event beginning at 11:00 a.m. - ????= "HELLFROST: The Shadow of Darkness" A Dungeons & Dragons adventure set in the Fast, Furious, & Fun rules set of Savage Worlds. This is an all day tabletop RPG adventure for 6 players. Characters will be provided. Joining a caravan as guards is a way to earn extra gold, though it isn't without its risks. Your caravan must weather many perils including, inhospitable weather, treacherous terrain and curiously organized goblins. Something more powerful than goblins is pulling these strings, something with grandier plans than a few raids. Can you survive the trials of Icewind Dale long enough to discover the truth?

D&D- Table 2:

11:00 a.m.= Rimeberg: Life has never been easy in the City/State of Rimeberg. It is a place where the weak are used and discarded by those in power without much after thought, and the strong do best to look out for themselves. Since it's founding, after the Cataclysm 400 years ago, Rimeberg has kept to its own, most people eking out a livelihood either fishing amongst the monsters of the deep, serving the pirates and other criminals that have made a home here, or embracing a life less lawful and staying in the good graces of the dark power who rules there. Lately, the few merchants who come here to trade for much sought after items that are harder to acquire elsewhere have brought news of turmoil throughout the whole of the Western Kingdom. From the Graybeard Dwarves who have abandoned their kingdom due to a war on two fronts. to the fall of two Kings, one in Barestir (who was rumored to be a Demon) and another in the Theocracy of Quar (who was clearly possessed by a dark power, things outside the cities walls look bleak. Now rumor is spreading of an Elven attack out of the Lyseum Forest onto the Nomadic tribes in the Wyldwoods, and throngs of refugees trying to escape the carnage. And if that wasn't enough the volcano in the nearby Leadstone Mountains has started to smoke, leading people to believe that Erisdar the Dark may be rising from his domain, ready to spew more death upon the world. But, clearly, those people are just rumor mongers, telling tales meant to scare children into behaving. Whatever the case, things in Rimeberg are never boring, and those who let their guard down for even a minute my find their way to the Charnel houses for use in whatever dark purposes people there may have. However, if you are quick, smart, or just plain lucky you may just be able to turn a little profit and survive. Either way, the bards who frequent the Salty Hag will either be singing your praises or telling your lament. (5E DnD game for 4-8 players starting at 11. At least 4 hours (so you can also enjoy more games held throughout ArtiCon as well). 6th level characters will be premade and ready for your choice. Bring dice (which you can get at the Con) and a sense of adventure.)


Slot 1: 8:00 a.m. – Noon *The Consortium Compact *School of Spirits *The Twisted Circle

Slot 2: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. *Between the Lines *Trouble in Tamran *Faithless and Forgotten

Slot 3: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. *The Deep Market Deception Paint and Take – 10:00 a.m. - ????

Painting Competition: Submissions accepted 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Judging begins at 6:00 p.m. followed by awards ceremony.

Cosplay Competition:


Warmachine/Hordes - Tournament Info Above!

GRUNTZ 15mm - Tournament-


-Some house rules and scenarios will be presented at time of tournament.

-PlanetFall 2014/2015 Errata are in effect, will be provided prior to tournament.

Sponsored by the 15mm Wargaming Society of Indiana!

Classic Battletech/Alpha Strike - Tournaments:

Sponsored by our awesome local Fire Base: Lightspeed Hobbies and our official Catalyst Games Labs Commando: Eric Goodman!

Zombicide - Tournament-FREE-Official Cool Mini Or Not Representatives on hand for Demos and large events throughout the day! 


Details from our local Venture Lieutenant coming soon-Updates tomorrow!  Finally have a nwe organizer!

Paint and Take

Cosplay Contest! 

-Rules are available @ our FaceBook page link above!

-Judging will begin promptly @ 4 p.m.

-Winners announced and prizes awarded @ 5 p.m. 


+GRUNTZ 15mm

+ROBOTECH-Massive battle setup

being built!  Pete is going to make

this a KILLER event!-10 a.m.-?

+Classic Battletech/ Alpha Strike!

+Bolt Action WWII miniatures Demos!


Speed Painting Competition


Painting Competition-Entries begin at 1:00 -6:00 p.m.

ArctiCon 2016 Painting Competition Rules:

Painting Competition:
This year there will be 8 Categories! Yes 8, with all new trophies!
Category 1: Large SciFi Model
-You may enter any (1) Large scale, larger than 32mm, SciFi miniature.
-Must be your painted miniature.
-Must be based.
-Can be any manufacturer.
-Should not be mostly ‘Organic’ i.e. not Fantasy.

Category 2: Large Fantasy Model/Creature

-You may enter any (1) Large scale, larger than 32mm, Fantasy miniature.
-Must be your painted miniature.
-Must be based.
-Can be any manufacturer.
-Ideal for WarJacks and Dragons the same

Category 3: Single Character Model SciFi
-You may enter any (1) ‘Heroic’ scale, NO larger than 32mm, SciFi miniature.
-Must be your painted miniature.
-Must be based.
-Can be any manufacturer.
-Should not be mostly ‘organic’ i.e. Fantasy

Category 4: Single Fantasy/Character
-You may enter any (1) ‘Heroic’ scale, NO larger than 32mm, SciFi miniature.
-Must be your painted miniature.
-Must be based.
-Can be any manufacturer.
-Ideal for the WarmaHordes painter

Category 5: Single Sci-Fi Squad/Diorama
-You may enter any (1) single or mixed scale unit, ‘Heroic’ Scale 25mm or larger, SciFi miniatures only.
-Must be your painted miniatures.
-Must be based.
-Can be any manufacturer.

Category 6: Single Fantasy Squad/Diorama
-You may enter any (1) single or mixed scale unit, ‘Heroic’ Scale 25mm or larger, Fantasy miniatures only.
-Must be your painted miniatures.
-Must be based.

Category 7: Large Scale Vehicle
-You may enter any (1) single Large scale model larger than (15mm)1:100 scale, SciFi/Fantasy/Historical miniatures accepted.
-Must be your painted miniatures.
-Includes Mecha
-May be based or in a diorama.

Category 8: Small Scale Vehicle
-You may enter any (1) single or unit small scale model(s) no larger than (15mm)1:100 scale, SciFi/Fantasy/Historical miniatures accepted.
-Must be your painted miniatures.
-Includes Mecha
-May be based or in a diorama.

Feel free to ask anything!