The Warmachine and Hordes community is full of some amazing people. I’m not talking about the players who rock the top tables event after event (sweet as they may be, they’re not the topic of this post), I’m talking about the guys and gals who are more interested in giving back than they are in taking heads. Every year Lost Hemisphere runs a charity fundraiser at Templecon (most recently working with the New England Privateers), and I’ve been humbled time and time again by those not only forking over portions of their convention budget to buy prize tickets, but also those offering prize support, dedicating their time and effort to making the fundraisers successful. We have Foodmachine and Breast Cancer Brawls. We have events supporting animal shelters, hostels, we even have community members branching out into other avenues of geekery that try to make their world a better place, like the 501st.
This weekend there’s an event being run by the Nova Nomads, and I can only apologize here and now that I wasn’t able to get a promotional post out about it earlier. I’m going to blame my being out of the country, and the fact that I’m still trying to play catch-up now that I’m back.
The event in question is the 1st Annual Nova Nomads Feat of Service, a charity event benefitting the Wounded Warriors Project, which endeavors to provide care and assistance for not only those who’ve suffered illness or injury in military service, but also for their families – their spouses, carers and children.
I first heard of the event through Lostie Plarzoid, Lost Hemisphere is proud to be associated with this event as a sponsor, with the Lost Crew providing the winner of the Hobby Champion award a huge based model of their choice. True to Lost Hemisphere style, the Hobby Champion prize is not awarded to the player with the most points scored during the day, but rather will be awarded based on modelling, creativity, and just how cool they’ve written the fluff for their warcaster or warlock. Have fun with the game, win stuff.
Oh, didn’t I mention that it was a Spell Draft event with custom warcasters and warlocks? Cool, huh. You can find the rules they’re using on the Nomad’s website, as well as check out the prize support, and maybe even click the donate button yourself to help them reach their donation goal of $2000.
I’d write more, but I’m supposed to be at work right now, and I just wanted to get the word out there. If you’re in the area, please consider dropping by to cheer the participants on. If you’re not, please consider visiting th website and maybe, just maybe, helping them ring that $2000 bell.