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Re: Upcoming Event: 1500 point Narrative Game Day

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:53 pm
by Darth Hoodie
Sandtiger wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:16 pm
Darth Hoodie wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:08 pm
Not gonna make it superbowl sunday.
Even if the dice roll is at 11? I can't imagine that it'll be hard to get home in time for the Super Bowl. The Super Bowl never starts early.
I dont think you understand how my superbowl sunday goes. Especially if the Patriots are playing. 8-)

Re: Upcoming Event: 1500 point Narrative Game Day

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:53 pm
by Sandtiger
No lol clearly I don't, have fun

Re: Upcoming Event: 1500 point Narrative Game Day

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:06 pm
by JudgeBredd
I am a greenhorn but I am super interested in narrative play. I have about 1000 points of sisters in a battalion detachment, and I am currently working on preparing about 500 points of Adeptus Custodes as a patrol detachment. Assuming I have followed the rules mentioned in the player's packet, does this army sound eligible for the event?

Re: Upcoming Event: 1500 point Narrative Game Day

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:10 pm
by MrScotty
JudgeBredd wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:06 pm
I am a greenhorn but I am super interested in narrative play. I have about 1000 points of sisters in a battalion detachment, and I am currently working on preparing about 500 points of Adeptus Custodes as a patrol detachment. Assuming I have followed the rules mentioned in the player's packet, does this army sound eligible for the event?
It sure would! The event will have some really out-there missions but a few practice games beforehand and you'd probably be good to participate.

Re: Upcoming Event: 1500 point Narrative Game Day

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:46 pm
by smbarne
Quite interested if I can get the day free! Is there a signup or deadline to signup?

One note on the packet around deployment - have you considered switching to the new CA2018 style deployment? It’s feeling pretty nice and mainly to me it really helps speed up deployment. It works well with the recent beta changes and Prepared Positions as well.

Re: Upcoming Event: 1500 point Narrative Game Day

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:26 am
by MrScotty
smbarne wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:46 pm
Quite interested if I can get the day free! Is there a signup or deadline to signup?

One note on the packet around deployment - have you considered switching to the new CA2018 style deployment? It’s feeling pretty nice and mainly to me it really helps speed up deployment. It works well with the recent beta changes and Prepared Positions as well.
The event will be pay at the door (we'll pool the entry money we get and divide it up for prizes) but I'll throw up an unofficial sign up so I know hoa many tables to set up.

Most missions do use ca2018 deployment for exactly that reason. Some have setups that lend themselves better to u-go-i-go deployment (one of the missions features deployment zones that are a 6" radius around the objectives you placed during setup, with those objectives being portals you're fighting over)

Re: Upcoming Event: 1500 point Narrative Game Day

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:14 am
by RichHammer
You can count on my demons to show up for the forces of corruption.

Re: Upcoming Event: 1500 point Narrative Game Day

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:28 am
by Indy
Sounds super fun, but I will be traveling that weekend. Enjoy!

Re: Upcoming Event: 1500 point Narrative Game Day

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:27 pm
by Anacrucis
So I see that lists are to be built with matched play rules.

Will games themselves be played in Narrative style or will they be played with the Matched Play restrictions in force?

Re: Upcoming Event: 1500 point Narrative Game Day

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:38 pm
by MrScotty
Anacrucis wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:27 pm
So I see that lists are to be built with matched play rules.

Will games themselves be played in Narrative style or will they be played with the Matched Play restrictions in force?
Yes, and I should add this to the packet for sure - by default, Matched Play restrictions will be in place. However, several of the missions that contain thematic elements around a certain type of gameplay will circumvent those rules either by mission specific rules or stratagems (which is why you get extra CP). For example, you will see rules allowing you to deep strike turn 1, bypass standard Reserves restrictions, or standard deployment/psychic focus/etc.

Basically, my intention in calling it a Narrative Game Day is because whether the teams win or lose will affect the narrative and the mission being played, and also to prepare people that the scenarios presented will be highly unusual, rather than what you might expect from a "tournament".

I did consider dropping things like Psychic Focus, Reserves restrictions, boots on the ground etc, but I felt that with the missions being as different as they are and round time being limited, I wanted to keep people with a few things they find familiar. plus, I thought the possibility that someone might use those rules being lifted to bring a list that would give people negative experiences might outweigh the positive of people getting to bring lists that are a little more themed. "Here's my Chaos list, everybody's got Warptime" - that sort of thing.