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  1. No. Honestly, I don't really know the lore for the most part. It's never interested me. I enjoy the building, collecting, and playing; I don't much care for lore.
  2. Any time you allow competitors to influence the scores of their competition, you are opening the system up to abuse. A logically minded competitor would naturally give the lowest score to the toughest opponent and the highest score to the easiest therefore helping them improve their own standing. Since voting tends to be in secret there is no social pressure to act in any way other than the most logical way. Perhaps a better approach is to make the voting public. If you want to give an opponent a bad sportsmanship score you have to stand by your vote; at least that way there's some social pressure to be honest rather than strategic about your voting.
  3. That just means that part of it can be 'pay to win' if I'd like. I think that would be my preference as well; although I'd eliminate best sportsmanship. Optimal strategy for winning "best sportsmanship" is to give all your opponents the lowest possible score. Having a category which rewards those who act in such an unsportsmanlike way is probably not a good idea.
  4. I enjoyed the discussion on soft scores so far. I have never attended a tournament and am not sure if I will ever get around to attending one. But all this discussion brings up an important question. 1. I have models I did not paint myself (because I purchased them already painted). Is it unethical for me to compete with those models? What if I win best painted or something like that? My intention wasn't to join a painting tournament, but a gaming one. Can you opt out of the painting side? 2. If competing with models someone else painted isn't unethical then isn't it in everyone's best interest to contract out their painting to professionals so they can max out their paint scores? It's better for me not to paint any of my competitive models because I'm not a very good painter; it's in my best interest to hire a pro-painter to do all of that for me.
  5. The battleplans will almost certainly not be repeated. Nor are they likely to reprint the material for siege warfare, triumph and treachery campaigns, and the other cool Narrative and Open stuff in the book. I would hope that when it comes to allegiance abilities, they wouldn't reprint the ones in the GHB 2017 but rather add more for the factions that still haven't been covered.
  6. I'm surprised this still hasn't been errata'd since it is confusingly written. Does anyone have new information on this? Any rulings on this?
  7. Yeah, that was it. I guess it's dead now. There are vague references to the existence of other systems out there, but there don't seem to be any links to any of them. Since Hinterlands is gone, does anyone know of alternatives?
  8. I recall there being a fan-made skirmish campaign system that I believe was stickied here, but I can't find it. Does anyone remember what this was called and know where to find it?
  9. Yes, I think the Malign Portents book is worth it and I have purchased it. I was referring to the Realmgate Wars. It's the Realmgate Wars books that don't make a strong enough case for purchasing them unless you love story, art, and game (which not everyone does).
  10. Sure, it just wasn't a good value. If you love the story, the art, and the game content then it's a good purchase. But if you aren't interested in one or more of those, it doesn't really make the case for spending the $60. If they could offer something like the Realmgate Wars books for a more reasonable price, that would be the best, but if they can't then I think what they are doing now with Malign Portents is better. Those interested in story can buy the novels, those who are more into the gaming can buy the MP book, and those who want both can buy both. I'm not sure where people who are into the art go; maybe they need to make graphic novels?
  11. I never purchased the Firestorm box. I recall there was some discussion over whether these abilities required painting units a certain way. Did this turn out to be the case? If so, that might explain why they aren't used much even in tournaments that don't ban them.
  12. Adding more complexity to the game? No thanks.
  13. I love the models, but I am so turned off by the vulgar, offensive, and frankly childish, "violence and profanity" approach to their marketing that I find myself unwilling to support the project. If the game succeeds and the models one day become available, I might purchase it for the models. But I couldn't bring myself to support the creation of this product.
  14. What is the 40K LVO debacle everyone is referencing?
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