Great. Got another sign up today in addition to your information, so the day is starting great. Let us know if we are missing any info that might be relevant to your plans.Hi guys
moving closer to participating..finalizing my holiday schedule..so 95% chance i will be there!
my first overseas tournament..really looking forward to it!
The general practise in all tournaments is to make sure that registrants have access to the scenarios beforehand.So, it's looking like I might be able to attend this, so I had a look at the scenario list and noted that I don't have any of them. However, I see that the tourney booklet says "[a]dvise your opponent if you have previous experience with a scenario", which suggests that choosing lesser-known scenarios was deliberate.
Now, I don't really care about the competition, per se (i.e. winning or losing), but wouldn't someone who has these scenarios have something of an advantage? I wouldn't mind being able to see them beforehand, so I can make sure I'm across any rules, and have a think about how I might play them (which would surely help reduce setup times?).
What's the thinking here?
I would not characterise that as a true statement, unless by "all" you mean "some".The general practise in all tournaments is to make sure that registrants have access to the scenarios beforehand.
Thanks sir.I would not characterise that as a true statement, unless by "all" you mean "some".
The general practice in most Australian tournaments is to not tell the participants what the scenarios are until they turn up on the day. I don't know enough about the specifics for tournaments in other regions to make general comments. (Obviously for "open gaming" tournaments like ASLOK the participants themselves determine what the scenarios will be.)
IIRC previous Asia-Pac tournaments have made the scenarios available to participants if they don't have them already. (That can make things a bit tricky if they're third-party scenarios that use their own maps or overlays, or indeed use their own particular rules for unique terrain types or whatever. For Australian tournaments, the TD will advise the participants in advance about "rules you should brush up on" and similar "unusual" prerequisites. I guess the Asia-Pac TD needs to prepare a specific "rules document" or something similar to go with any scenarios that might require such. Given the level of preparedness for previous A-P tournaments I doubt that there's anything to be concerned about in this regard.)
As a purely personal preference, speaking only for myself, I prefer not to be told in advance what the scenarios will be; I think an important part of "tournament skill" is being able to cope with whatever comes your way (recognising that some rules or situations require serious advance preparation, making scenarios that need this not very suitable for tournament play).