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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...

State of the Meta: A Look at NOVA 2019 and the 2019 LGT

With the conclusion of the NOVA 40k GT, the three major US tournaments in 2019 are behind us, leaving only the London Grand Tournament as the final "Grand Slam" 40k event to go. And while NOVA gave us an...

Boon’s NOVA Recap: One Game to Rule Them All

I want to first acknowledge all the fantastic goons I met for the first time, or again since the last time – you guys are awesome, supportive, and make my decision to pay $10 to a dead internet forum...

Soggy’s Road to NoVA, Part 5: End of the Road

After months of anticipation and preparation NoVA has been and gone. The past few days have been a complete blur; the only thing I can be sure of is that I had a blast and loved every minute of...

NOVA 2019, Part 2: The Big Titty Werewolf Appreciator Has Logged On

Yesterday I gave a long, rambling rundown of my first two days playing in the NOVA 2019 40k Grand Tournament. You either didn't read that update or have ~t h e  b r a i n w o r...

NOVA 2019, Part 1: As Bad and As Good As it Gets

After an entire summer of frantic painting, army changes, Goonhammer updates, and last-minute Chaos Knight assembly, it was finally time for NOVA. For me, that meant three days of yelling, gaming, drinking, and more yelling as I tackled the...