Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Random Meandering of Thoughts, mostly about Fantasy
All I can say really, is that Nobs kill what they look at. Seriously, for like 500 points (including the battlewagon), nobs are ridiculous. I can't imagine why someone wouldn't take them. Seriously the most efficient 500 close combat points spent in the game. Anyways.
I've finally received my email from GW, saying that I qualified for their GT in Vegas this year and
do I want to come down? It annoys me, because they finally gave the details on when it is, but gave me less than a month to figure it all out. More frustratingly, apparently my 'qualification' at Genghis last year (getting 2nd of like 64 people) wasn't actually a qualification, and instead a (sham? I'm not sure what it is... but somehow it fell through), and so I'm stuck with the option of playing Fantasy at Vegas.
I've only played like 5 games total of Fantasy in 8th Edition, and nobody at the LGS will play me, since they're all under the impression (after themselves having only played 5 games) that the magic phase is broken, therefore making the game uncompetitive and stupid. I'd prefer to play a few more games before I make that decision, since 4 of my 5 games have been against dwarves, and the other one against non-magic Warriors of Chaos. My own magic phases have been far from spectacular, though in fairness to myself, I simply have no experience with it. :-p
Anyways, I'm taking my current DE build to Genghis this year to see how good it can do/how terribly messed up the new magic phase is, but that's actually after the time I have to send in my RSVP for Fantasy (by about a week or so). So, how do I make a decision? I'm not really sure. I mean, on one hand, this trip looks to be the cheapest 'big' event available to me this summer (cheap hotels + zero entry fee) and I haven't ever been to a GW-run GT before. On the other hand, it's not the game I play the most (by far) and if I go to Vegas, it seems like a waste to simply play Warhammer rather than grinding away in some good live poker games (which I used to do semi-professionally). I've already made commitments to go to Adepticon, the Nova, and BoLSCON (never say Wargames Con)... but I might still have the money for Vegas.
So, what would you do, if you were in my situation? Not that I'll follow your advice :-p I'm just curious what your personal priority/preferences would be.