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Today’s Featured Model: Reaper Miniatures, Floating Mage

Today’s Featured 2017 Charity Model:

What’s the difference between a mage and a witch?

Our mage floats! But, what else floats?

Bread, apples, very small rocks, yes, even cider! Other things that float: great gravy, cherries, mud, churches, lead and…a duck!  <Dun Dun Duuun!>

So logically, if this:

Reaper Miniatures, Floating Mage

[Painted by Patrick Chambers]

…weighs the same as a duck…it’s made of wood, and therefore…

A witch!

There’s only one way to find out if our Reaper Floating Mage is actually a mage and not a witch, and that’s to purchase tickets for it, win, then, after receiving it, weigh it to see if it weighs the same as a duck*.  See more pictures and purchase tickets here.

This raffle is in support of:

Doctors without Borders / Medecins sans Frontieres

Purchase tickets or we will send some ‘knights’ to come and indict you for witchcraft.  You’ve been warned.

*Duck not included.

Today’s Featured Model: Terminator Chaplain (New pictures!)

Today’s Featured 2017 Charity Model:

For those of you out there that think neophyte is another word for “meatshield”. To those of you who kill 50 heretics after being deployed from your Drop Pod before the doors open. To everyone who keeps a pillow under your plasma rifle. To all who listen, smile, and agree, only to declare exterminate anyway.

It has been brought to our attention that “The Purge” is about to begin:

What better ally to suffer not the heretic than the:

Terminator Chaplin

[Painted by Drew Palies]

You too can suspect heresy in everyone! Bring justice and retribution to those who dare ruin the Emperor’s groove by purchasing raffle tickets here.

This raffle is in support of:

Doctors without Borders / Medecins sans Frontieres

If you are unwilling to give your support you will be subject to orbital bombing.

 

 

 

 

Magnus wants you to know he’s had his own personal photo shoot

More pictures of Magnus the Red have been uploaded. You can see them the same place as always you filthy heretics, where you buy tickets, here. The Crimson King demands your servitude…(more like, we at NOCF humbly request you purchase some tickets to this exquisite model to help continue to support charity, but that doesn’t really go well with the theme of The Great Betrayal.)

 

 

 

 

Today’s Featured Model: Death Guard Legion, Sicarian Tank

Today’s Featured 2017 Charity Model:

Is your power armor infected with every form of disease and decay known to man, alien, and heretic? Have you embraced the Great Nurgle? Have your teeth, hair and, er, um…other things fallen off only to be replaced by more…beneficial…things? Have people ever shouted “Traitor!” at you?

Well look no further my disease infected…friends…and cast your eyes upon this wonder! Now you can take revenge on all those who turned you down at the Emerpor’s Prom and called you a “filthy Betrayer!” Mow down those who would dare stand for anything not infected with the love for Plague Marines with:

Death Guard Legion, Sicarian Tank

(Painted by John McAvoy; of Wicked Gaming Studios)

All the cool chicks dig Astartes!

You can purchase raffle tickets for the Death Guard Legion, Sicarian Tank here.

 

This raffle is in support of:

Doctors without Borders / Medecins sans Frontieres

So purchase some raffle tickets to support the rapid spread of rot and decay.

 

Today’s Featured Model: Magnus the Red!

Today’s Featured 2017 Charity Model:

Return to the days of yesteryear when drinking from the skulls of your ememies was acceptable in society! When that which couldn’t kill you wasn’t trying hard enough! Harken back to the days when women swooned over a blue eyed Shadowhunter with a stamina rune.

Behold Magnus the Red!

(Painted by Duncan Rhodes; you can watch his video here!)

Primarch of the Thousand Sons!

You can purchase raffle tickets for Magnus the Red here, you heathens…

This raffle is in support of:

Doctors without Borders / Medecins sans Frontieres

So purchase some raffle tickets to support this great cause; you know Magnus would approve…ok, actually he wouldn’t but we do…you heathen heretics!

 

 

 

 

Today’s Featured Amry & Model: Blood Bowl Ogre & Game Set (Pitch + Humans & Orks)

Today’s Featured 2017 Charity Army Lineup

Get your Blood Bowl groove on with the Blood Bowl: Game Set & Pitch (Humans & Orks) painted by Stiff Neck Studios.

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Blood Bowl Ogre (painted by Roman Lappat)

Here are a few samples of the work, but you can see more pictures for the Blood Bowl teams and pitch here & purchase tickets to this raffle here.

You can purchase raffle tickets for the Blood Bowl Ogre as well as see more pictures here.

 

 

 

 

Today’s Featured Model: 40K Cypher

Today’s Featured 2017 Charity Army Lineup

Check out this Games Workshop model assembled and painted by Thor Intararangson.

40K Cypher

You can read Thor’s blog in which he details the creation of this model here. Also check out his facebook page here!

You can see more pictures of this model as well purchase tickets to this raffle here.

 

 

 

 

Today’s Featured Armies: Flames of War Double Duo!

Today’s Featured 2017 Charity Army Lineup

Check out this Flames of War double duo assembled and painted by Steve McCuen (CGR Painters)

Monty’s Desert Rats

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Rommel’s Afrika Korps

Fun Fact:  While assembling these armies Steve created a total of 53 vehicles, used 112 magnets, ~ 265 decals, and had thousands (>4000) of cuts of sprue parts. Steve details the creation of these armies on his blog where you can read more here.

Here are a few samples of the work, but you can see more pictures for the Monty’s Desert Rats here & purchase tickets to this raffle here.

More pictures for Rommel’s Afrika Korps can be seen here and you can purchase raffle tickets here.

Monty’s Desert Rats:

Rommel’s Afrika Korps:

 

 

 

LotR – Gandalf

Today’s Featured 2017 Charity Model:

For all of you Lord of the Rings fans, check out Gandalf the Grey. (Painted by Alan O’Brien)

Here are a few samples of the work, but you can see more pictures of Gandalf & purchase tickets to this raffle here.

 

 

 

 

Today’s Featured Army & Model – WM/H: Cygnar Faction

Today’s Featured 2017 Charity Army Lineup

Check out the WM/H Cygnar: Stryker’s Irregulars from Privateer Press. (Painted by the NOCF Artist Consortium)

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Captain Nemo (painted by Angel Giraldez)

Here are a few samples of the work, but you can see more pictures for the Cygnar army here & purchase tickets to this raffle here.

More pictures for Captain Nemo can be seen here and you can purchase raffle tickets at the same link!

Captain Nemo:

Stryker’s Irregulars:

 

 

 

 

Today’s Featured Army & Model

Today’s Featured 2017 Charity Army Lineup

Check out the latest faction release for Guild Ball: Farmer’s Guild by Steamforged Games.

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Harry the Hat (painted by Allan O’Brian)

Here are a few samples of the work, but you can see more pictures for the Guild Ball team here & purchase tickets to this raffle here.

More pictures for Harry the Hat can be seen here and you can purchase raffle tickets at the same link! Harry the Hat was painted by Allan O’Bryan.

 

 

 

 

Summer 2017 Charity Army Raffles

The 2017 Charity Army Lineup
Raffles Go Live Saturday, July 1, 2017
00:01am EST

  • 40K Necrons – “The Golden Dynasty”
  • Flames of War – “Monty’s Desert Rats” & “Rommel’s Afrika Korps”
  • 30K Sons of Horus – “Speartip of the Warmaster”
  • 30K Mechanicum – “The Hammer of Omnissiah”
  • X-Wing Squadron – “Organa’s Angels”
  • Warmachine/Hordes Cygnar – “Stryker’s Irregulars”
  • Blood Bowl Game Set and Pitch – from Stiff Neck Studios
  • A New Guild release, pro-painted – from Steamforged

The 2017 Charity Model Raffles
Go Live Same Time
Artists Donating Models Include:

  • Roman Lappat
  • Duncan Rhodes
  • Alan O’Bryan
  • Torlap “Thor” Intararangson
  • Patrick Chambers
  • Drew Palies
  • John McAvoy
  • And More!

 

WINNER: STAR WARS Destiny Collection

CONGRATULATIONS to the WINNER in today’s NOCF Raffle Drawing:  JEFFREY JONES of ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FLORIDA!

The raffle raised another $1,000 for Doctors Without Borders! Special thanks & appreciation to Kris Sherriff for donating this collection which turned into yet another great fundraiser on your behalf.

 

  • Tickets were sold in 5 countries: AUSTRALIA, CANADA, SPAIN, UNITED KINGDOM & UNITED STATES
  • Tickets were sold in 18 US states: ARKANSAS, CALIFORNIA, COLORADO, FLORIDA, IDAHO, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, KENTUCKY, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, NORTH DAKOTA, PENNSYLVANIA, VIRGINIA, WASHINGTON & WEST VIRGINIA.

WINNERS: CMON RAFFLES

CONGRATULATIONS to the WINNERS in Yesterday’s Raffle Drawings at CMON Expo in Atlanta, Georgia!  These raffles raised nearly $1,000 for Doctors Without Borders – thanks to the Compassionate Force we represent: the generous worldwide tabletop wargamer!

The Dark Age “Path to Glory” starter set, painted by Dave Taylor and Jason Craze, was won by Aviad Madar of Tel Aviv, Israel

The Wrath of Kings “Goritsi Werewolves,” painted by Neil Szabo and Greg Zuniga, was won by Jason Dawson of Albany, Western Australia

  • Tickets were sold in 8 countries: AUSTRALIA, CANADA, FRANCE, IRELAND, ISRAEL, NORWAY, SWEDEN & the UNITED STATES
  • Tickets were sold in 13 US states: ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, IDAHO, ILLINOIS, MARYLAND, MICHIGAN, NEVADA, NORTH CAROLINA, OHIO, OKLAHOMA, OREGON, VIRGINIA & WASHINGTON

A Star Wars™ Destiny Charity Collection – Raffle Opens April 19!

 

When members of the community offer help, donations and products, to support the fundraising efforts of the NOVA Open Charitable Foundation, it renews the energy of the volunteers who do the work of the organization. We extend a special thank you to Kris Sherriff, who donated this amazing and complete Awakenings Set.

Desiny is one of the hottest selling card games of the year, and this collection includes everything you need to jump in and start playing competitively immediately. If you missed out on picking up Star Wars™: Destiny Awakenings when it hit shelves in December (no doubt because it sold out so quickly), now is your chance to not only catch up – but to help raise funds for the incredible work that DWB/MSF does around the world!

The complete collection details can be viewed HERE.

Check out details of raffle and actual photos HERE.
Buy Tickets starting April 19, 2017 HERE.

WRATH of KINGS Goritsi Faction Werewolves – Raffle Opens April 17!

Cool Mini Or Not (CMON), working with the NOVA Open Charitable Foundation, reaches out to tabletop wargaming community to help raise funds for DWB/MSF, and have provided Wrath of Kings models from a favorite faction to support the cause!

Painted by Neil Szabo ( http://almostperftec.blogspot.comand Greg Zuniga 

Wrath of Kings is a fantasy skirmish miniatures game where players take command of the armies from one of the five kingdoms of Arikania, as they vie for the throne of the Ancient King!  Neil Szabo and Greg Zuniga, two exceptional miniatures artists, painted up four of the wonderful Werewolf Specialists from the popular House Goritsi faction. The models brought to life by Neil and Greg are Goral the Rampager, Pack Master Kozakar, a brutal Shieldbreaker, and the swift Scourge Hound! 

Check out details of raffle and actual photos HERE.
Buy Tickets starting April 17, 2017 HERE.

DARK AGE “Path to Glory” – Goes Live April 17!

Cool Mini Or Not (CMON) is once again working with the NOVA Open Charitable Foundation to raise funds for DWB/MSF. This year, they have supplied their new Starter Set, Dark Age’s “Path to Glory.”

Painted by Dave Taylor (davetaylorminiatures.blogspot.com)
and Jason Craze (slowfusegaming.com)

Dark Age is a gritty, D20-driven, sci-fi skirmish miniatures game which takes place in a very unique setting. Dave and Jason painted up this brand new, 2-player starter set, Path to Glory! These two veteran painters brought the forces of St. Isaac and the Ice Caste Dragyri to life for the lucky winner of this exceptional set!

Check out details of raffle and actual photos HERE.
Buy Tickets starting April 17, 2017 HERE.

BURNING OF PROSPERO . . .

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

HENRY PENTECOST from TOKYO, JAPAN

WINNER of “BURNING OF PROSPERO”!

The NOCF thanks all of the people and players from around the world who participated in this raffle. Once again, you have joined forces to demonstrate the amazing generosity of the Compassionate Force – the worldwide community of tabletop wargamers!

  • 734 tickets were sold in less than one month
  • Over $3,600 was raised for Doctors Without Borders
  • Tickets were purchased by gamers in 38 states and 20 countries

Special thanks, also, to the amazing miniature artists responsible for the 48 models of Thousand Sons & Space Wolves. Look them up, visit their work on the web, and thank them in person should you ever have a chance to meet:

Sincere appreciation also extended to our sponsors; your support in response to their generosity is just one more way to pay it forward!

BURNING OF PROSPERO: Just 5 Days & Only 400 Tickets Remain!

What Do You Win?

The Horus Heresy “Burning of Prospero” Game Set with:

  1. 48 professionally painted plastic Citadel miniatures, both Thousand Sons & Space Wolves
  2. 16-page book detailing the story
  3. 32-page rulebook for the game
  4. 15 psychic power cards
  5. 36 warp energy and willpower cards
  6. 5 double-sided board tiles
  7. 24 dice
  8. GW transfer sheet
  9. KR Multicase transport carrier
  10. Trenchworx and DarkWolf Studios vexilla specials
  11. Two sets of custom made acrylics by TNT Laser Works
  12. And the knowledge you helped raise (if all tickets sell) almost $5,000 for Doctors Without Borders!
TICKETS HAVE BEEN SOLD IN 31 U.S. STATES & 15 COUNTRIES?  ARE YOU REPRESENTED?!

BUY TICKETS TODAY – CLICK HERE!

EXCITING UPDATE for BURNING OF PROSPERO!

The NOVA Open Charitable Foundation offers special thanks to long-time supporter of the NOCF Charity Army Raffles, Jake Schneider, for digitally sculpting a very cool set of unique Vexilla for our Thousand Sons. In these photos, you can see a Legion Vexilla (on a new, additional model painted by Brian Sobb) and a Squad Vexilla (attached to one of the existing models painted by Brian) – which raises the total number of models in this raffle to 48!
 
Jake has been digitally sculpting for a while now, and his work can be found on his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DarkWolfStudios/
Nice side note: Jake, who lives in Tasmania, was one of the first NOCF raffle winners in 2013!
 
The Vexilla were printed by the guys at Trenchworx (http://trenchworx.com)
 

To purchase your tickets for the Burning of Prospero project, go
here: http://novaopenfoundation.org/archives/product/2017-special-burning-of-prospero 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TICKETS HAVE BEEN SOLD IN 31 U.S. STATES & 15 COUNTRIES?  ARE YOU REPRESENTED?!
BUY TICKETS TODAY – CLICK HERE!
ONLY 450/1000 TICKETS REMAIN ~ THE MORE YOU BUY, THE GREATER YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING THIS ONE-OF-A-KIND GAME!
Proceeds will benefit Doctors Without Borders.

The Fun is in the Stats!

The NOCF exists to represent the compassionate nature and generosity of the worldwide tabletop gamer. Are we doing that?  Absolutely!
Ticket sales for our 30K Charity Special of Horus Heresy “Burning of Prospero”
have been sold in 28 US states and 13 countries:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IS YOUR STATE OR COUNTRY REPRESENTED?  IF NOT, BUY TICKETS TODAY – CLICK HERE!
ONLY 600 TICKETS REMAIN ~ ONLY 1000 WILL BE SOLD
THE MORE YOU BUY, THE GREATER YOUR CHANCES
Proceeds will benefit Doctors Without Borders.

Burning of Prospero: The Painters

Dave Taylor, the Director of the NOCF Artist Consortium, explains the uniqueness of this offer … artist conversions & contributions:

CHECK IT OUT / CLICK HERE!

30K Charity Special of Horus Heresy “Burning of Prospero”
Learn More

BUY TICKETS – CLICK HERE!
ONLY 650 TICKETS REMAIN!!

Winner Drawn at LVO on Sunday, February 5, 2017, at 3pm PST
(need not be present to win; NOCF will ship worldwide)

Proceeds will benefit Doctors Without Borders.

Burning of Prospero: What You Get

30K Charity Special of Horus Heresy “Burning of Prospero”
Learn More

There are many special highlights everyone should know about this HOT new offer from the NOCF Artist Consortium:

  • The entire Burning of Prospero Horus Heresy Boxed Game Set is included:
    Burning of Prospero Background in a 16-page story book
    32-page Rulebook
    15 Psychic Power Cards
    5 Double Sided Board Tiles Representing the Buildings of Prospero
    36 Warp Energy and Willpower Cards
    24 Dice – an assortment of D6, D8, D10 and D12’s
  • All 47 models have been painted, photographed and posted on our website
  • Gorgeous!! These models have been painted by eight members of our talented Consortium who, combined, have won 4 Slayer Swords, 70 Golden Demon awards, and 15 Crystal Brush awards in their many years of painting.
  • This short 27-day online raffle will end with the winner being drawn at the 2017 LAS VEGAS OPEN on Sunday, February 5, 2017 at 3:00pm PST. Many thanks to Frankie and Reece for the invitation and support!
  • The online raffle of this extremely popular game set comes with tremendous odds for all those who wish to participate – only 1000 tickets will be sold! If every participant purchased just two tickets, the winner’s chances would be 1:500 . . . Winning at Las Vegas has never been this easy!
  • .95 cents of every dollar raised in this raffle will go directly to Doctors Without Borders.
  • We are once again grateful to KR Multicase for once again stepping up to provide the foam and transport case for this models and game accessories for this NOCF offer. They never let us down!
  • TNT Laserworks, another returning sponsor of NOCF raffles, is providing this Burning of Prospero offer with standard 30K Thousand Sons and 30K Space Wolves templates which will be included for the winner.
  • As always, with our online raffles, you need not be present to win; we will ship to the winner anywhere in the world. If you are attending LVO, however, you will have the distinct advantage of seeing this excellent production of “Burning of Prospero” live and in person!

BUY TICKETS – CLICK HERE!
ONLY 1000 TICKETS WILL BE SOLD

Winner Drawn at LVO on Sunday, February 5, 2017, at 3pm PST
(need not be present to win; NOCF will ship worldwide)

Proceeds will benefit Doctors Without Borders.

Burning of Prospero: Tickets on Sale Today!

30K Charity Special of Horus Heresy “Burning of Prospero”
Learn More

BUY TICKETS – CLICK HERE!
ONLY 1000 TICKETS WILL BE SOLD

Winner Drawn at LVO on Sunday, February 5, 2017, at 3pm PST
(need not be present to win; NOCF will ship worldwide)

Proceeds will benefit Doctors Without Borders.

SHOP AMAZON FOR CHARITY!

The holidays are upon us! Did you know you could support the NOVA Open Charitable Foundation with every gift you buy this year? It’s easy ~ just shop Amazon.Go to smile.amazon.com and choose the NOVA Open Charitable Foundation as your preferred organization. After that, a percentage of every purchase made through Amazon Smile will be directed straight to NOCF!

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/46-1895821

Remember, only purchases at smile.amazon.com, (not www.amazon.com or the mobile app,) supports your charity.

Thank you for all your support!

Tabletop Wargamers Making a Difference!

The NOCF will be making combined donations to DWB, BCRF and Fisher House – in the name of the Compassionate Force of Tabletop Wargamers Worldwide – in excess of $25K this year. How much in excess? The Archaon raffle will determine that!

Tickets are still on sale to win this amazing first-ever Games Workshop donated studio mini (go ahead and laugh, it’s over 13″ tall!)  through 9/30/2016 at midnight.  More after that raffle closes!! The season’s not over until some lucky tabletop wargaming wins this incredible model – there’s still time. GREAT ODDS: Only 2000 tickets will be sold.  BUY TICKETS HERE.

 

 

ARCHAON TICKETS BACK ON SALE!

There were still Archaon tickets left after the NOVA Open raffle closings on 9/4/16. The deal was simple, either sell all by that date or back on sale and a final drawing on SEPTEMBER 30, 2016!

The season’s not over until some lucky tabletop wargaming wins this incredible model – still time.

BUY TICKETS HERE.

Archaon sword Archaon shield Archaon heads Archaon armour