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Tuesday, 14th October, 2003
Slayer Day
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Sam and Frodo from Lord of the Rings
Table-top gamers will be heading for Rushden this weekend for a day of tournaments and competitions.

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We've got Gandalf to thank - role-play gaming is BIG.

Across the planet, fantasy worlds are being created, naive souls are embarking on dangerous quests and bloody battles are being fought by a bewildering array of beasts.

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Gamers at the 2002 event

The table-top worlds of Blood Bowl, Gorka Morka and LOTR are coming to Rushden this weekend.

East Northamptonshire Council has teamed up with Games Workshop for Slayer Day on Sunday, 19th October, 2003. It's being held at the Pemberton Centre on HE Bates Way, Rushden.

Free competitions

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Wielding the axe last year

Gamers and non-gamers will be able to take part in 10 separate Games Tables. There'll be a free drawing competition, and advice on painting models and building terrains.

There's a free model competition with six categories:

Bullet point Young Bloods (14 years and under)
Bullet point Warhammer 40,000 Single Miniature
Bullet point Warhammer 40,000 Vehicle
Bullet point Warhammer Fantasy Single Miniature
Bullet point Warhammer Fantasy Monster
Bullet point Open competition

Category winners get a Dwarf Slayer Lord Bust and the overall winner gets a unique Slayer Lord Axe.

Regional tournaments

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Poster designs will be on display

Five Regional Games Workshop Tournaments will be taking place in the Pemberton Centre sports hall. This 50 table event has three tournaments taking place at the same time: Warhammer 40,000 (1,000 points), Lord of the Rings (1,000 points good and evil) and Warhammer (1,500 points).

Many of the top games players in the country will be competing to see who will eventually walk away with a tournament axe.

East Northamptonshire's 'Cultural. Community. Partnerships.' arts project has also been working with local secondary school students to design banners based on the Warhammer theme. Their work will be on display in the Slayer Day and tournament halls.


Open day passes for Slayer Day cost £6.00. If you want to compete in a tournament, the cost is £25.00 in advance.

Tournament registration is at 9.00am. The doors open at 10.00am. Presentations will be held between 5.30pm and 6.00pm.


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