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  1. Lord_Skrolk

    AoS 2 - Spiderfang Grots Discussion

    Anyone tried using a Rogue Idol with their Spiderfang force? At 400 points he's pricey but seems like a great fit. He gives +1 to casting rolls and +1 to bravery to all Grot units so he can buff all of our units. And is a nice beatstick to either tank damage or punish the opponent for focusing down our Arachnaroks instead I also think it's excellent in the Rule of Cool category, can't wait to put some webs all over those boulders
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    Most sporting opponent......

    From your description of behavior, you did things exactly right--don't sweat it! It's also a tiny sample size--if someone is the friendliest player in the world, but runs into one person in a bad mood, they're not going to win best sport. I think Sportsmanship scores in tournaments are absurd, even though I view being a good sport as very important. Largely because of the reasons you mentioned, people feel good after winning and bad after losing and attribute this feeling to their opponent's behavior. And people can use it vindictively to get back at opponents that beat them, especially when they are supposed to submit their sportsmanship scores shortly after the game ends It's also too subjective. For example, if someone is constantly asking to go back and re-do spells or abilities from a previous phase they forgot, I'll consider them a bad sport for coming unprepared and ruining the flow of the game. And they'll call me a bad sport if at any point I say "that's enough, I want to be nice but it messes up the flow of the game to keep going back so no more". Because we have different criteria to judge being a good or bad sport.
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    AoS 2 - Moonclan Discussion

    Interesting comment! I noticed you lumped Spiderfang Grots in with the Greenskinz--what's your reasoning for that? I've only ever seen Spiderfang lumped into Moonclan. (I say with fear, having 1500 points of Spiderfang...)
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    Tournaments with High Stakes Prizes

    I know some of the big 40K tournaments provide their own dice at the final tables, this would have to be done at every table for big money tournaments
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    Tournaments with High Stakes Prizes

    Why do you say this? Variance is an important part of the game and if anyone can't accept that then they shouldn't play. I had to learn this myself as a poker player, haha There are so many rules balanced around random things that trying to remove randomness yourself will most likely just leave everyone confused and with a ruleset that makes an already leaky ruleset even less balanced. For example, I know Thanquol can do 2D6 mortal wounds every shooting phase. That is very different tactically than someone that can do 7 or 8 MW every shooting phase, even though just giving him 7.5 MW of shooting damage every turn represents how much damage he should do on average That being said, overall this tournament is an interesting idea and I'll be eagerly awaiting updates on its progress!
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    After Years of Close Combat Armies...

    You joke, but I actually did pick up 40K because I wanted a shooting focused game to balance out AoS (and wanted another army to spread Nurgle's blessings with...) @Hannibal do the Free Peoples appeal to you? Some really cool shooting synergies and can make very powerful gunlines
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    Lore Post: The Roiling Horde

    Love the models and the fluff! You've got an interesting force going and I wish them luck as they bring devastation to the realms
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    Long time lurker now official!

    Those Sylvaneth are brilliant! Looking forward to seeing more of your work around here, and welcome to TGA
  9. I feel a lot of the pet peeves listed here are partially the fault of the people upset for not saying anything. I find in general wargamers (I mean this with no offense, there is nothing wrong with different types of personalities) are more likely to lack the social skills or confidence needed to confront someone firmly so they let themselves get run over. If you suspect someone is bending the rules, or touching people's minis, or proxying too many models, or whatever--what's the difficulty in saying firmly "You shouldn't do [that activity they are doing] because it makes the gaming experience worse for me?" Once played a match against someone who annoyed me by using ridiculous proxies. I told him it made the game unejoyable for me, and even though I liked him he wouldn't play again if he proxied more than one model. I communicated my need clearly, and he didn't do it again. And if he had, I wouldn't have played with him again and let him know why. So I'd say one of my biggest gaming pet peeves are people that build resentment instead of making their boundaries clear and enforcing them. If someone spends one game touching your minis, or re-measuring everything you do, etc then that's on them. If it happens again, that's on you. Especially because a lot of the people committing these violations might lack an understanding of social interactions (like the Ork players yelling WAAAGH all game). Pull him aside after the game and let him know it got on some people's nerves. They don't want to be annoying any more than you want them to
  10. I agree with Marc that the winners deserve the focus and I will say nothing further in this thread. Congrats to everyone who participated and everyone have a good day.
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    Armies on parade-post your entry

    Easy: Use one of those super common 5 Thanquol/Boneripper lists. Is there even any other way to play the Skaven besides a super elite low-model count army? @Oneyahbrilliant board! Can I ask how you got the red "river" texture and color? I love how your colors for the board are both very detailed but also very distinct and strong.
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    Armies on parade-post your entry

    WOW! Always liked the Dwarves but this is really how they deserve to be seen--defenders of their halls.
  13. What a disheartening reaction to my comment. I've spent many months on here welcoming new players, providing support to people sharing their minis, giving advice about under-loved factions like some Skaven clans and Spiderfang Grots. I try to be a very positive person in my local community, encouraging new hobbyists and always up for a game with mates looking for one. Then I leave a comment where I say I love the game but am frustrated at how (in my opinion) shallow it is tactically--and suddenly in some people's eyes I'm just some random troll trying to ruin the forums. Let's be more respectful towards differing opinions please, after all we are all here because we love the game. EDIT: Shortened to keep the focus more on the winners of the GT, and I'll make a separate thread later for anyone who is interested in discussing tactics and game mechanics
  14. Listen, I love Age of Sigmar but both AoS and 40K in general come down very little to tactics. They just aren't well-developed enough game systems to have chess-like moves deciding the outcome. A game system like Infinity is much better if you want tactics to make a big difference. I don't like it--but AoS is mostly comes down to lists and then variance. A top tier tournament list will stomp a random fluffy list if both players have remotely similar skill. Most skill comes down to keeping guys moving forward while staying within the most overlapping buffs, and abusing a few game mechanics like pile-in tips and tricks. It actually frustrates me about AoS, I turn to chess and poker if I want the feeling of "Oh that was clever!" during the game.
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    Endless spells

    Wow! Beautiful models