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  1. Dead Scribe

    Battletomes, a bygone era?

    I enjoy going to tournaments and meeting new people and competing and placing as high as I can.
  2. Dead Scribe

    Battletomes, a bygone era?

    Let me be personally 100% honest here and say I don't play Age of Sigmar because I love the rules or the company. I think the models are pretty cool. But I primarily play it because thats what everyone else around me plays and part of that involves me having to take the things I don't like about the game or company on the chin.
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    Battletomes, a bygone era?

    Its not technically a monopoly. Culturally however, those dozens of other companies might as well not exist because culturally Games Workshop does have a monopoly in that people will play the game that other people are playing and that seems to be Games Workshop games.
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    Battletomes, a bygone era?

    I only play competitively. Battletomes are a requirement for me and I don't like paying $50 for 3 or 4 pages out of the book that I care about. I don't need anything from the book other than my faction specific rules and items. I don't care about the art. I don't care about the stories. The warscrolls I can get for free from the app. Literally $50 for 3 or 4 pages of rules. If they want to charge for rules then make gamer versions of the battletomes that are only the rules and charge a lot less for those.
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    Battletomes, a bygone era?

    I hope rules eventually can be had without needing to buy books, because quite frankly I have no interest in fluff or art and it can be annoying having to shell out money for a book just to get 2-3 pages of allegiance abilities and a bunch of wasted pages that I'll never look at.
  6. Dead Scribe

    The 2018 "What's your current main army?" poll

    If the beastmen are really powerful and tournament viable I'm considering doing them.
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    What is "narrative gaming"

    Thats true. But in this instance, there is only one person in our own group that wants to not use the hammer, and it would seem that that is a common situation otherwise I'd expect to see more restrictions in place in other public events, but I do not. I think I have reached the conclusion of this thread and thank you to everyone who participated!
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    What is "narrative gaming"

    I suppose I am just thoroughly confused. I am asking specifically what to expect at narrative events. Mainly because someone in our group wants to run one but does not want to have optimized lists in the event. But the narrative events I have researched all featured a lot of optimized lists in them. Then I was told the point of the narrative event was the story, which is fine, but if that is the case why are there so many optimized lists in them based off of what I have researched and have been told about them. Which still leads me back to my base question that I asked above. If a narrative event is not all about winning and is all about the story, then why are optimized lists seen still seemingly so much? Otherwise they seem to be a tournament, or like a tournament, only with different scenarios you wouldn't normally see at tournaments. I'm asking that question because this is the round and round debate my group is having right now and no one has any good answers. I've gotten so many different answers that the conclusion I am drawing is that ultimately the community does not really know what a narrative event entails and can be different things to different people, but the thing that the public narrative events have in common are that they use non traditional scenarios, and that optimized lists are still encouraged and allowed to be taken, and to me if I'm taking optimized lists, which I will always do, then there is a degree of competition also at narrative events, which is something that i like. I'd say you'd win a narrative event the same as a touranment. Bring your best list and play your best. I would say the point of a narrative event is to win your games using the best skills and army you can, but also be ok with non traditional scenarios that are telling a story. Thats what I've drawn from this conversation
  9. Dead Scribe

    What is "narrative gaming"

    So you guys go to a narrative event with unoptimized lists knowing that you're going to be thrown up against optimized tournament lists?
  10. Dead Scribe

    What is "narrative gaming"

    You can build a narrative by aiming to win as well though. And this still seems very roundabout. If we acknowledge narrative events are populated with players still bringing their tournament lists in, we can say that narrative events are also competitive in nature. If players weren't interested in winning first and foremost, why would they bring tournament lists?
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    What is "narrative gaming"

    Because a lot of people say things like you should take the things you normally wouldn't, or that you should make lists less optimized for winning. Like the above. If winning isn't the focus, I wouldn't consider it competitive. But if winning isn't the focus I wouldn't expect optimized lists either.
  12. Dead Scribe

    What is "narrative gaming"

    For nova is there a place where the lists that showed up to the narrative can be viewed?
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    What is "narrative gaming"

    I have to ask, if a narrative event is going on, and the players are showing up with highly optimized lists, are they not playing the game at a competitive level?
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    What is "narrative gaming"

    For me a tournament is two main things: 1) highly optimized army lists 2) standardized scenarios. A narrative event that has custom scenarios but still highly optimized army lists is therefore to me one step from being a tournament, just with different scenarios. For me so long as I can do #1 (bring a highly optimized army list) - I'm willing to try it. The big ships and stuff were cool and a lot of work went into them. And so long as you let me bring my tournament list to them, I'd probably give it a try. A player wanting to go to NOVA but not participate in the GT is going to get a similar experience to playing in the GT, they are still going to face off against really hard lists that they have to optimize around, but they are going to be playing in non standardized scenarios. The only difference between the GT and the narrative to me are the scenarios. The level of competitiveness seems to be roughly equivalent.
  15. Dead Scribe

    Tournament Sportsmanship: Goals, Methods

    At that point though remove the word "tournament" from the event and just call it a get together. In sports, players do a bunch of tiny things too that would be considered cheating. There's no way to stop every form of cheating.
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