Monday, June 25, 2012

6th Edition: Random Charge Length

Random charge ranges are in, OMG a piece of the sky just hit me in the head! Before everyone freaks out about random charge lengths, which will probably already be happening at this point, remember that particular door swings all the way from two to twelve inches in the following percentages:

2: 2.8%
3: 5.6%
4: 8.3%
5: 11.1%
6: 13.9%
7: 16.7%
8: 13.9%
9: 11.1%
10: 8.3%
11: 5.6%
12: 2.8%

Class is in session.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Adepticon 2012: General Thougths

At the end of the day Adepticon offers an opportunity for a gaming experience unlike any other. Guys who go every year or live in larger cities with many large events every year with a large player base don’t have an appreciation for how lucky they are. The largest tournament I had been to was only twenty six people, the best I ever placed in a tournament was second. The large majority of us play consistently in smaller venues with a much smaller crowd of local players we consistently see. Adepticon brings in a huge crowd of players with tons of different ability levels, you will see guys who flew in from Sweden and play on the Swedish ETC team, guys with multiple other Grand Tournament wins and even local guys who come because it’s right down the road. 

Monday, June 11, 2012

Adepticon 2012: Part VI (Final Round!)

Going in to the 4th round at Adepticon things were going great for my first real ‘GT’ experience – too great. I had racked up 3 wins against 3 great opponents and in facing Necrons, Tau and Eldar I had faced a slew of really fun armies and avoided the dreaded Grey Knights. Tim was excited for me but I had a strange feeling in my gut, something bad was about to happen – with 3 wins I would be in the top 25% of tables and with over 25% of the field being Grey Knights I knew my luck was running out. The pairings were posted and with some reservation I headed up to the wall to find my next table assignment.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Adepticon 2012: Part V

Going into the third round I was excited to be positioned where I was and thankful for playing both Necrons and Tau, but my odds of dodging Grey Knights were diminishing with each passing round. Bracing myself for the inevitable thrashing at the hands of Grey Knights I once again waited in line for the pairings posted on the wall and headed off to find out what awaited me at ‘Table 95’.

Not the Actual table, but you get the idea...