Title: Tournament F.A.Q. WIP
Tekore - March 28, 2009 06:34 PM (GMT)
I'm running out of time now, but some of us have been talking about a general tournament F.A.Q., which I'll use for my upcoming May 23rd Tournament, Grail Quest 2009, and then we can use for tournaments after that. I was hoping that everyone could contribute commonly asked questions (and the general answers) that you see or would like to see for tournaments at SFG (and beyond)! For instance, I'll start with one.
All of these answers apply to all tournaments, unless otherwise noted in the tournament post/description. If the rules of the tournament contradict what is written here, the tournament's rules stand.
Q: Do my models have to be painted to play in the tournament?
A: Nope. We love to see painted models on the table, but it's not required. There may be a "best painted model" competition or the like, but you can play with unpainted figures.
Q: Can you use proxies?
A: Yes, within reason. As a general rule, as long as you make it very clear to each opponent what represents what, and the model choices are not misleading (such as having the same type of model represent two different types of models) we are generally okay with proxies. The size of the model's base must be the same as the original model (since otherwise, it could change things like maneuverability and number of models in combat) but otherwise, feel free to use proxies as needed.
Q: What about conversions and/or non-GW miniatures?
A: Same rule as proxies; same base size, and make it clear what it is. Feel free to use Reaper miniatures or whatever else you find. We actually encourage this, since it fuels creativity and gives people something really neat to look at. As long as they don't give any sort of in-game advantage, conversions are definitely fine.
Q: Do you have to submit your list to the organizer at a point in time prior to the start of the tournament?
A: No. Please do bring a list so it can be inspected as needed, but unless there are any questions, we generally leave it up to the players to bring fair lists. On that note, however, if you ever feel the need to check your opponent's list for any reason, do not hesistate to request it, and call over the TO if it would make you feel more comfortable.
Q: What materials are you required to bring to a tournament?
A: Your army book, your army list, your army (of course), dice, templates, and a measuring tape. Pens are readily available at the store and not required. Rulebooks are good to bring, but we do have at least one store copy and generally allow people to share these.
Q: Are there any list restrictions?
A: Anything allowed in your army book (after any available errata) is allowed on your list.
Anyway, keep it going, folks!
bluetony - March 30, 2009 12:45 AM (GMT)
I'll add a commonly asked one - can you use proxies?
Zetan - March 30, 2009 01:19 PM (GMT)
I edited the first post to include that second question (super admin powers ftw!), added one of my own, and pinned the topic... thanks for posting this, Ben! Everyone else, feel free to ask more.
banderso - March 30, 2009 02:59 PM (GMT)
A couple of linked questions that I don't really know the answer to, as I haven't played in a SFG tournament yet:
1. Do you have to submit your list to the organizer at a point in time prior to the start of the tournament?
2. Do you have to provide your opponent(s) with your army list during the tournament?
And one more question that relates to almost any tournament:
1. What materials are you required to bring to a tournament? Usually this one is along the lines of (but there may be some I am missing):
A rulebook, your army book, your army list, dice, a pen, templates, and a measuring tape.
banderso - March 30, 2009 03:05 PM (GMT)
I thought of another:
Are special/named characters allowed in tournaments?
Zetan - March 30, 2009 03:56 PM (GMT)
I generalized that last one, and kinda combined the first two, but I think I answered it all. :) Thanks, Blair.
CasinoDominoes - March 31, 2009 03:31 AM (GMT)
Am I allowed to play in the tourney? :-p Didn't know if it might be a "conflict of intrest". But the site is basically about 99% toms 1% me anyway lol.
Tekore - March 31, 2009 11:04 AM (GMT)
Absolutely! Tom is playing, I am the only one sitting out to try and run things.
CasinoDominoes - May 7, 2009 02:57 PM (GMT)
will there be comp deductions????
Tekore - May 7, 2009 08:58 PM (GMT)
There are no immediate plans to include a comp scoring system, at least at Grail Quest. There will be a Sportsmanship score that will be scored separately from the game scores and will lead to a separate "Best Sportsmanship" prize. There will also be a separate model painting competition.
CasinoDominoes - May 8, 2009 02:19 AM (GMT)
K, just wondering. My roommate is going to try and make it, but the list he wants to bring would lose MASSIVE comp points. Just wanted to check for him.
Royazu - February 2, 2010 04:16 AM (GMT)
Matt - September 21, 2010 04:16 PM (GMT)
Other areas I saw thing such as caps for war machines, magic items, and the banning of certain magic spells. Do we have any store-wide rules involving anything that isn't allowed (excluding the already discussed special characters).
Lord Waffles - April 18, 2011 05:22 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Tekore @ May 7 2009, 03:58 PM)|
| There are no immediate plans to include a comp scoring system, at least at Grail Quest. There will be a Sportsmanship score that will be scored separately from the game scores and will lead to a separate "Best Sportsmanship" prize. There will also be a separate model painting competition. |
If I just go ahead and give my opponents any points on comp they would have given me can I get extra victory points? Because there is no way I'm getting this prize hahah.