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  1. PAX hit the nail on the head. ITC attracts a certain type of player. Most lovingly referred to as the WAAC (Win At All Costs) player. ITC is a TOURNAMENT system. The very core of the system is to run a tournament with players arriving to get onto the podium. They aren't there for a lore friendly match with a narrative goal in mind. It is matched points, go for the win. I don't like that style of play. I prefer narrative play. If the scenario doesn't favor me for narrative reasons. It's cool. If my side has more or less power level, that's cool too. I have made tactical decisions for my armies on the table not based on what was the best thing to win, but based on what I thought that character would do. I treat each game as a mass combat version of D&D. So when someone tells me they are playing ITC, they are telling me that they are WAAC. And I don't have time for it. To me it is the same as if someone started telling me about the latest thing on Infowars. Full stop. Hard pass. Have a good day, sir. I SAIDGOODDAY! Now, maybe you have enough time in your life where you can afford to go into a match knowing you are going to hate every minute of it. I don't. You enjoy playing 40K at a competitive high level. I don't. And while you don't like ITC, it is still a system and a community geared towards your interests. Those are not my interests. This is a hobby. This is something I spend money on to have fun. And I will not be forced to waste what little time I have to play a competitive match for someone else's benefit. You might be the exception to the rule. But in order for you to be the exception, there has to be a rule. I mean think about it. OFCC is the perfect example. It is a goofy fun event that lots of people enjoy. Lot's of people who never go to ITC events work on their armies all year for this one weekend. People come from all over the US and Canada in order to play in an event where the most coveted prize are favored opponent pins. It doesn't enroll itself into the ITC circuit. Why not? If it did there would be a ton more player's showing up. It would like NOVA or the Guardian Cup. Because if it did, it wouldn't be the fun goofy event anymore. Those people would be chasing the podium, and not favored opponent pins. It would be another WAAC tournament.
  2. No. It's not. We're all working adults with busy lives. Our hobby is awesome, but time consuming. So it has to take a back seat to work obligations, family commitments, community engagements, etc.. So when I do make time to play a game I have to respect my time and play in a way that I will enjoy. Because of I don't find fulfillment in the hobby then what's the point? And for me, being on the business end of a BS ITC soup army designed to put my opponent on a podium, and ruin my fun is not an example of respecting my time. That's a waste of my time; and I'm not interested in doing that anymore. I'm here for the beer and pretzels. For the lore and laughs. I spend hours painting my army because I LOVE telling fun, funny, stories on the table top with toy soldiers. Over the last year I've been able to make time for one full 40K match, and a handful of Kill Team matches. I had to cancel OFCC for work. So no, I don't have time to be someone's gaming punching bag. And no, it's not harsh to say, up front, "nope not interested".
  3. Here is why I like ITC: is my opponent mentions wanting an ITC game, I pack my army back into the case and walk away. I hate competitive 40K. It never made sense to me, especially when there are wargames out that do it better (warmahordes and malifaux come to mind). So if someone states their intention to play an ITC groin kicker franken-army then I can save myself the time. I'll stick with narrative play, thank you very much.
  4. I like what I'm seeing there. Although I think you might need to hold the can a bit closer to the models in order to avoid the speckled texture. Otherwise, they are looking great. I really like the color choice for the bolter casing. It really pops and it is not a color you see in CSM armies often.
  5. I've always had good luck with the AP primer and paint system. In fact my new BA project is going to be using AP paints. I really can't recommend them enough.
  6. White is actually pretty easy. Just follow the advice of Sir Duncan and you should be fine. I actually paint bright white over a black or blue primer using the techniques from the Warhammer TV video on white and it comes out really sharp.
  7. I think I'm going to have to spend some more time with them. I like your results.
  8. Always remember to name your squads. Mathammer is Sadhammer, but Beerhammer is Funhammer. Thin your paints. Lore for the lore God! And remember that sometimes you have someone across from you who is just annoying the heck out of you, it's ok to just say "good game" and walk away. If you're in the Portland area I couldn't recommend the game night at ordo enough! So much fun! I really miss those guys. ...If you're a WAAC player, then you can also try Guardian Games. Play your army the way you want. Don't let people try and bully you into playing or painting the way they want.
  9. Are there events where I bring only one force org chart? Yes. All of them. 😃
  10. Run them as using Space Wolves rules. I wouldn't even worry about converting special units like wulfen, etc.. They are your army, and if you want to include those units in a Charcaradons army, then I say do it! Maybe they have been SW successors this entire time, and the tearing of the galaxy in two activated their latent wolfiness? Maybe they have been hiding the mutated marines away this entire. time. Who knows?! But don't let people tell you how to model or run your army. There lies the path to sadness. I look forward to seeing this project. 😄
  11. Well, Mox has online sales, multiple locations; and each location has a full restaurant and bar. Think of a nice brew pub with a Red Castle Games attached. They are always packed, and the magins on spirits is large. Especially when the only competition they have in that area in Portland is the GG kegorator. In terms of square footage, GG is larger in a single location. But given that Mox has multiple locations, online sales, and are present in a much larger metro area, they likely do much more in sales that GG. Not to mention the love Mox gets from Penny arcade and PvP. In other words, I think Mox is going to do just fine with their expansion into Portland.
  12. This is likely a good call. With Mox Public House expanding into PDX, it's going to be good to get, while the getting is good.
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