Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Welcome: What this blog is about

Welcome to the Championship 40k blogspot. The intended purpose of this blog is to help facilitate the development of competitive Warhammer (both community and Events).

Tabletop gaming (via Warhammer 40k) takes on many forms. Originally, the game was intended for more of a fantastic/roleplaying/casual audience, where replicating epic battles in vast and strange universes was the norm. 40k offers the means to extraordinary battles, whether through fearsome creatures or future technology (and a little imagination). This is effectively aided by the expansive background stories developed by GWand the Warhammer Communities. All such history and gaming will henceforth be referred to as Fluff-based gaming. Fluff is NOT what this blog is about.

Competition: The act of competing, as for profit or a prize; rivalry.

Be sure to remember, that for the purposes of this blog, profit/prize are the important factors to be taken from the above definition (we'll touch on this in a later article).

What is competitive Warhammer? Warhammer gaming where your primary objective is to win. That's really all there is to it. Whether your'e at your home, FLGS or a Indy/National tournament, when your primary intention is to win, that is competitive gaming. Now that's not to say that you don't have competition when your primary goal is not to win, but rather to have fun or to play out a story. However, for the purposes of this blog, those situations irrelevant.

So where and why can we expect to encounter competitive Warhammer? For simplicity's sake, there are two situations of competitive game play.

1. Friendly competition: Where to or more adversaries face off to find which of them is best on the field of battle. This is usually performed between two friends or acquaintances in a 'friendly' manner at their place of residence or FLGS.

*2.* Prize-based competition: Where two or more adversaries compete for a prize/reward. These are usually tournaments where an entry fee exists. Ideally these are performed in a 'friendly' (sportsmanlike) and fair (clearly defined/unbiased rules/objectives...etc) manner, but often issues arise (which this blog will be discussing). Also, an investment(s) (time, transport, food, shelter, entry fees etc.) is usually inherent to said events.

This blog will emphasize Prize-based competition (#2), but is here to provide information (suggestions, tactics, codex reviews etc.) as well as to facilitate constructive discussions and feedback on competitive Warhammer of all respects. The opinions expressed on this blog are just that, opinions, and do not necessarily represent the full scope of possibilities (of accurate opinions/approaches/tactics etc) in Fantasy or 40k.

Thoughts? Suggestions? Do you require clarifications? Don't hesitate to comment and be forward with your opinion.

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