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NoVa Open 2022: Contemptor Kevin’s Recap (featuring Salsa)

Hello folks! We are about a week or so after the end of NoVa 2022, and I've been having lots of thoughts on how to best contextualize one of the greatest convention experiences of my life. Running at full...

NOVA Champion Jack Harpster Recaps the Event

We've finally reached the finale of our coverage of the NOVA 2022 event and we're going out with a bang. This week we're joined by current #1 in the ITC player Jack Harpster from The Art of War, who...

SRM’s Roundabout to NOVA: Probably Too Much Warhammer

Goonhammer oldheads might remember that approximately 30 years ago, back in 2019, I contributed to our first Road to NOVA series. If you don't remember, I can't hardly blame you; I am simply a warham who is compelled to...

Good God, How Many Black Jokers Does This Deck Have? Malifaux at the NoVa Open

Washington DC is a tiny city tucked into a river delta between sprawling, sunny Virginia and proud old Maryland. This obscure little burg is quiet most of the year, coming alive for one weekend every September for the event...

Goonhammer at the NOVA OPEN

The NOVA Open tabletop wargaming convention returned to DC this weekend after a two-year hiatus and we're hype as hell to see it return. With events for every game system and type of play, there's a ton of fun...

Beanith’s Road to… NoVA?: Building a Death Guard Finale?

Picture this scenario if you will, dear reader, which may or may not have happened on a typical Thursday afternoon last week. Rob: Why are you in that hammock and why are the Goonhammer Offices full of sand? Beanith: Sipping from...

The 2019 NOVA 40K Narrative Event

The NOVA Open comprises some four levels of the Hyatt at National Airport in Washington D.C. -- everyone who had to walk up and down the broken escalator felt that one -- and there were, roughly, one and a...

Mentor’s Road Past NoVA: Y’all were just dying to know.

Long time no see right? After dropping a paragraph in the initial Road to NoVA I kinda dropped off the face of the world. I'm sure you're all dying to know if I managed to grind through the massive...

The Road to NOVA: A Naramyth Trip Report

Introduction This is it bois. 9 games of ham slamming with goons and my fellow Warhog Chase. Thankfully we flew in early Thursday and were able to check out the sights that evening with Liam and show him how cool...

The Goonhammer Interview: Mike Brandt

Now entering its tenth year, the NOVA 40k Grand Tournament has become one of the largest events of the year and a major part of the 40k tournament circuit. The event is headed by Mike Brandt, the NOVA Open...