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The Warriors Code

Post  Roland on Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:00 pm

http://www.games-workshop.com/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m3520006a_Warriors_code_V1.2.pdf

Thoughts?

They seem to have gone nuts on the painting guidelines. Insisting people paint minor details etc, and disallowing a lot of counts-as. I agree with some of it, but they're being TOO strict in some regards.

The last bit is spot on however. In its entirety:

"You treat all your opponents in a fair and even
handed manner.
You know how good a game feels if your
opponent sympathises when you make a bad
roll and laughs along with you when you make
an exceptionally good one, or points out a
recently updated rule in their army which you
may not be familiar with. Agreeing on anything
you aren’t sure about in the rules before the
game starts, letting an opponent take back a
bad move they didn’t want to make, offering a
handshake before and after the game, regardless
of the result; these are the kind of actions which
help make a game great regardless of who wins.
Because we want everyone to have a good
event, we take the rare occasions which go
against this attitude very seriously. If you
are guilty of any of the below list, we will
immediately remove you from the event
and will most likely insist that you leave
the premises.
This includes, and is not limited to:

Any kind of verbal abuse, either towards
players or staff at the event.

Knowingly interpreting the rules of the game
in your favour to take advantage of another
player.

Using loaded dice.

Changing your Army List during the event.

Falsifying event information (such as Army/
Race Type at a Throne of Skulls)

Continually asking the same Rules Query of
different Events Staff in the hopes of getting a
favourable answer.

If we think you have drunk too much
alcohol and are potentially a danger to
yourself or others around you.

Do anything that the Event
Organiser deems to be
disruptive to the
event.
N.B: Warhammer World
Management reserves the
right to refuse admission to
any and all events run at
Warhammer World
You embrace the Most Important Rule; play in
the spirit of the game and do not get bogged
down in the details of the rules.
Here at Warhammer World we prioritize
enjoyment of the game over victory at all costs.
We want all our players to embrace the use of
the Most Important Rule – in other words, rather
than wasting valuable gaming time arguing over
the rules – just roll a dice for it and move on
with your game.
If you need assistance with a rules clarification
you can expect to be asked to look up the
relevant section of the rulebook so you will save
time by doing it yourself first. We find that
the vast majority of questions we get asked are
solved just by looking in the rulebook. So rather
than lose 5 minutes of your game, just check the
rulebook before you ask one of us.
We would prefer to have as little impact on
your games as possible, so we will do our best
to resolve all situations using the rules as they
are written in the book, as this will allow
us to solve the majority of any rules queries€
without bias.If you are unhappy with a decision
that has been made, feel free to let the Events
Staff know, they will be ready and willing to
help you andour opponent(s) come to a sensible
and mature decision"

This is possibly the most concise version of "how to not be a douche-bag" I think I've ever read.

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Re: The Warriors Code

Post  HiveMindRuik on Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:51 pm

wow thats the best "dont be a dick" rule ive read since the Spartacus game just flat saying "dont be an ass", i like it Very Happy

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Re: The Warriors Code

Post  Paz on Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:09 pm

Besides the obvious and understandable gw models only rule, I agree wholeheartedly with everything they say. I don't really see the painting rules as too difficult. 3 colors base is most def. used to people's advantage, and it is nice to see fully (fuulllyyy) painted figs when one puts a lot of effort into theirs.
And I don't think they said every little detail, I just think they mean your ork buckles should be a different color than your ork clothing, or having a base with more than 30 seconds of work put into it.

Keep in mind (for you guys who have never made it to the wonderland that is warhammer world) that they have absolutely gorgeous tables, and some of the best painters show up there to play, for tournaments etc.
it's only fair that one would pay homage to such a great playing area by putting a little extra effort into their armies.

The drinking thing is there for bugman's bar. Awesome food by the way! And a door away from the tables :p

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Re: The Warriors Code

Post  Roland on Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:37 pm

To clarify: I agree with their rules as written, but at Throne of Skulls they apparently went overboard. I believe the best example was telling a player he had to paint the control panels on his all biker army.

Overall, I think they hit it on the head. With sportsmanship especially. They are correct, I think most people know instinctively within about 5 seconds "That army is finished" or "He's still working on that". I think its a bit much for most tourneys/events. For WW, totally spot on.


About the only thing I disagree with it the "No Forge World" bit. More proof FW isn't "official". Note: I don't think GW will ever come out and say it because that isn't the way they think of it. To them 2 players agree to use (or not use) FW is the same as 2 playes agreeing to use (or not use) Flyers, or Focus Fire or whatevs.

I think the biggest thing is Embracing the Most Important Rule. The best games I've had, when something came up, we come to a quick agreement, or dice it off, look it up after and talk about how it wouldve changed the game over a beer or nachos. The worst is when half the game is spent arguing over this or that rule.

PS: Wifey wants to go to Scotland for a week, I plan on taking her, but she will pay... with a little side trip:)

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Re: The Warriors Code

Post  Paz on Sat Nov 23, 2013 4:15 am

But it says "any gw product (citadel, forgeworld or warhammer forge) only"
Seems like a endorsement to me...

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Re: The Warriors Code

Post  Roland on Sat Nov 23, 2013 7:26 am

Ugh, need to sleep before I write stuff:)

No fw rules. So you can bring a Contemptor, but it's a reg dread. Seems weird, and is being used to say FW is overpowered and broken. Like that hell turkey kit they sell...

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Re: The Warriors Code

Post  Rhaevyn on Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:58 am

I dont see this as "official" rules. its just what one guy who works there and runs a tournament uses to run his event.

I do not think we will ever get a definitive answer about this as GW doesn't endorse tournaments of any fashion

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