Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Tournament Tuesdays: Making a Change

I was recently reading the forums of a local podcast and one particular discussion about the problems with the US tournament system and why soft scores should be removed from tournaments. In general, I do feel the US system could use an overhaul, but I don’t believe that just removing whole aspects of the “standard” approach is the best solution.

When it comes to the tournament scene, I believe if I could implement one change across the US, it would be to return the standard tournament size to 1500 points. There are a couple of reasons I would want to make this change. Removing the reason of personal preference, my main reason would be that I feel it makes tournaments more approachable in general if painting is required. I also think that it makes the atmosphere more casual as players would have fewer units to manage and thus make it feel like there is more time to play each round.

So when it comes to the tournament experience, what is that one thing that you would like to change (other than winning more!)?

1 comment:

  1. I'm a big fan of the 1500-point tournament. I feel that most armies are fairly balanced at that point level, so you see fewer "killer" lists out there.

    I held a 1500 point tournament a few months ago where we played 4 games in one day. This would definitely not be possible with a larger point total.