Ahoy, commanders! It's with a bit of embarrasment that I note that it's been a while since we had a league. I intended to do a slow grow league when 8th edition came out but for various reasons that didn't happen. In any case, it's league time!
The first round pairings will be generated on 2018/01/29 at 1am EST.
Lists are restricted to 2000 points.
All published codexes, indexes, White Dwarf lists are valid.
Proxies are not allowed (although rule of cool does apply).
You may play different lists throughout the event (i.e. you don't have to play the same list each game).
Prizes will be awarded for the top three players.
The $5.00 entry fee may be paid to one of the friendly Brimstone Games Staff members.
Each league round is 2 weeks. You will need to play your assigned opponent within that time period or indicate forfeit.
If neither player reports the results of a battle before the next round begins both players count as receiving a loss.
In order to cater to our friends preparing for LVO and Canhammer, if your opponent brings an ITC or ETC mission pack and wishes to play those rules you are compelled to do so - but only if they have the rule packet handy. Otherwise missions are determined randomly.
Competitive rules, per the main 40K rule book and Chapter approved are in effect.
Chapter Approved 2017 rules and points values are in effect.
These are pretty much the standard rules we've been playing with but if you have any questions feel free to let me know and good luck!
Yay for ITC missions! IMO they are the best and most balanced missions for 8th edition out of every ruleset I've seen so thanks for making them mandatory for a competitive league.
Also since everyone has access to internet while at brimstone (the name and password are on the board beside the bathrooms) just search "ITC MISSIONS" on google on your phone and click the very first link. Then scroll down a tiny bit and click on "ITC CHAMPIONS MISSIONS" and there you will have the LVO/ITC missions that Sizzly mentioned. Everyone has access to the missions as long as you have a smartphone! (which I'm pretty sure everyone does)
I'm looking forward to this event and getting to test the new list I've been building towards. Happy Wargaming!
So if I'm not going to the LVO my opponent doesn't have to play ITC missions? And if they don't bring a copy of the ITC missions they can refuse to play them? To be clear my goal is always to practice for ITC events since I plan on travelling to a bunch once I finish my competitive list up and I'm also talking with the guys from Frontline Gaming (owners of the ITC) on getting a sanctioned ITC event in Windsor. But if ITC missions aren't mandatory even if I say I want to practice for the ITC then I guess I'm going to have to drop out of this League as well which is a shame, was looking forward to some good competitive 40k.
I might, I'm thinking about it. But tbh I was thinking of starting up a league of my own and enforce ITC missions, that way sizzly can run the ruleset he prefers and I can run the ruleset that I prefer and players can choose which ruleset they like better and join the League that best suits them, or they could even join both if they like all of the missions. I will only do this with Sizzly's permission though as I dont want to step on anyones toes and I don't want to upset anyone - my intention isn't to start drama, my intent is to get a format for a league/tournament that everyone agrees too so there are no problems when determining missions.
As for signing up for club day; I have a game scheduled for Saturday already for recording for my youtube channel so I won't be able to make it. Most of this month I'm already booked with doing stuff for my youtube channel which is why I was looking forward to the league at the end of the month. But yeah, again, with sizzly's permission I would like to start an ITC only league that I will run myself.
We don't have that many members to be splitting the club in half. Rob is accomodating everyone by saying discuss with your opponent and not forcing anything. The club's fun, I've been a tournament player forever and it's always been fun at home to not worry about the tournament stuff and just enjoy the game and your friends/club mates.
"There is no such thing as evil, only perspectives."
Not exactly. If you bring (digitial or hard copy) the ITC or ETC missions your opponent should happily play one of the missions (randomly generated ideally). It's your responsibility to have them on hand and available for your opponent if you want to play an ITC or ETC mission so having a copy for your opponent to puruse is a good idea. You don't have to be going to LVO (or any other scheduled tourney) to compel your opponent to use ITC/ETC missions. You just have to want to give 'em a shot.
The clarification is there for folks who pair up who couldn't care less about ITC/ETC missions and want to play out of the books. That's totally cool as well. Thus: not 100% compulsory. They're only compulsory if one of the pair comes with a desire to play ITC/ETC missions and that player comes prepared with the missions in hand.
Now... The one place where this might get wonky is if one guy wants to play ITC and the other wants ETC. There's some minor variations between the two but the premise is the same so it shouldn't be too big a deal. However, if you can't work it out a die roll on the mission'll have to do.
So, no. You don't have to drop out. Just make sure you have the missions on you and you can compel your opponent to play ITC for the purpose of this league.
Your crying over ITC missions because all you want is practise. What about the guys playing etc? For a few years now we've done the biggest team event in Canada and that's a whole different game of rules and no FW. None of us have cried over playing or not playing that ruleset. There's arguably many more people that may want to play etc as practise coming up.... expessially if we have an ATC team to America as well this year.
"There is no such thing as evil, only perspectives."