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Lavfluris
28-03-2006, 21:57
As mentioned previously, I'll be doing a few polls to see what people want to do for the Carnage Social later in the year. Whatever event transpires will be for around thirty people so that we can play at a socially level.

Now, should the Carnage Social be a weekend dedicated to one Specalist game, for instance, a BloodBowl Leage (the Chaos Cup seems suitable ;)) or a Necromunda campaign?

Alternatively, should the Carnage Social be a 40K Campaign weekend with a map, a narrative, stategies, teams and what have you?

So, vote away and let me know what you want to do. This poll will be open for two weeks, so you have plenty of time to mull it over.

Other polls will decide on the Specalist Game system depending on the results of this poll, the venue used (a hotel convention room or even Bugman's was mentioned) and some other details.

Tom - Heretic
28-03-2006, 22:02
40K campaign for me, since I don't play any spec games. Though aiming for best painted gang would be easier....no, no. Campaign weekend for me.

Anvils Hammer
28-03-2006, 22:17
I also think it should be a 40K campainge.

this is for the simple reason of practicallity.

hardly anyone plays specialist games! if you pick one specialist game, you will alienate approx 95% of possible attenders.

on the other hand, almost everyone has access to a 40K army.

A campaign weekend revolving around the system that is most common, 40K would be extreemly enjoyable, as well as allow for pleanty of relaxed games in a slightly less competative setting, with a strong narative campaign.

It would also give us a chance to collectivly generate ideas for said campaign.

also.. the idea of having the 5th game as a mega battle, pitching the forces of the imperium vursus the alien menace, is too good to pass up.

imagine it, 20 players per side, 60,000 points in total, on a table 6' wide by 60' long!

MUHAHAHAH

WanderingRogue
28-03-2006, 22:24
well i voted for a campaign type thing. but i love necromunda a blood bowl for the record.

gary

WanderingRogue
28-03-2006, 22:26
double post sorry.


city fight!!!! that happens soon and has a good narrative type campaign/stpry apparently


gary

Brimstone
29-03-2006, 04:42
Bloodbowl or Necromunda please.

Darkseer
29-03-2006, 05:11
Not enough people play the specialist games.

I vote 40K!

Danger Rat
29-03-2006, 06:47
Gothic, necromunda or blood bowl for me. You might be able to get enough people to play a number of specialist games but if not a 40k campaign weekend sounds fun

Jedi152
29-03-2006, 06:51
on the other hand, almost everyone has access to a 40K army.
Not me! :angel:

My offiial vote is for Blood Bowl, but you're correct. I'd love a SG weekend, but i honestly don't think there are enough players around these parts.

Hell, just make it a marines only weekend and you'd get tons of players.

**EDIT** Having said that, 5 out of the 8 people who've posted here have suggested BB... :angel:

Crube
29-03-2006, 07:01
I'd vote for a SG weekend, of a game to be determined.

I do have a 40K army, but tbh, I'm no longer that much of a fan of actually playing it.

I'd much rather buy and pint up a blood bowl team or some such (provided RL stuff will let me...)

Hannah
29-03-2006, 07:03
While I wouldn't be playing:cries: (thanks to the mini evil one) I love Blood Bowl, it's fun, it's a laugh and would make an excellent weekend.

Darkseer
29-03-2006, 07:08
What I meant to say was: Not enough people play THE SAME specialist games.

cookiescrumble
29-03-2006, 07:44
My vote would go to another carnage tournament. I loved it ;) . Everyone was so friendly and considering that i will be travelling from portsmouth (south coast) it is not really worth spending the money to play in a campaign.
Another tournament would be great and i am sure that me and my mates will come many more times (we will try and leave mark at home :D )

Rik Valdis
29-03-2006, 09:03
I have no doubt you could get enough people for a Bloodbowl weekend, I remember loads of people saying at Carnage that they would love to play it. If we could play in Bugman's it would be even better.

McMullet
29-03-2006, 10:24
I would love to see a Mordheim campaign over a weekend, but I can't see there being 30 players. Would it be possible to run more than one Specialist game? E.g., 10 people playing Mordheim, 10 playing Necromunda and 10 for Bloodbowl or something?

Cloud Runner
29-03-2006, 10:58
I vote for BB!! It'd be a superb weekend, specially in Bugmans (just like the BB terraces :p )

Tho, if there aren't enough players (which I'm sure there will be) I'd be up for a campaign weekend.

And I'd help look after the mini evil one - she loves BB!!

Jedi152
29-03-2006, 11:39
Would it be possible to run more than one Specialist game? E.g., 10 people playing Mordheim, 10 playing Necromunda and 10 for Bloodbowl or something?
This sounds like a good idea. Maybe 10-15 places for each game?

Don't know how feasible that is, as i've no idea about the amount of work needed to run a tournament smoothly.

The problem is the difference between the amount of people who'll say they'll go, and the amount who actually stump up for a ticket.

Lardidar
29-03-2006, 13:34
I voted 40k as I think it would be a different feel to a tournament (playing for your side rather than yourself)

However I love Epic, BB, Necro and Mordheim and hardly ever get a chance to play them these days.

Darkseer
29-03-2006, 13:36
40K is generally better as a campaign weekend because it's more for fun rather than winning.

Hopefully we'll see far less vyper heavy eldar armies of STARCANNON CHEESE!

McMullet
29-03-2006, 13:42
The problem is the difference between the amount of people who'll say they'll go, and the amount who actually stump up for a ticket.
I think that's going to be an issue with any event. If 40-50 people are interested in each game, then it's a fair bet that 10-15 would turn up.

As for the smooth running, I guess that playing the three games I mentioned would involve less paperwork and whatnot for the judges as the rules already deal with a lot of the organisation (e.g., there's no real need for handing in results cards in a Mordheim campaign).

Brimstone
29-03-2006, 14:48
Well WHW has a limted amount of specialist terrain and terrain is always going to be a problem so Blood Bowl seems like a early favourite to me.

Gen_eV
29-03-2006, 15:14
Choices, choices...

To be honest, it'll be fun no matter what, so I can't really make a decision. As long as it's a 28mm game I'll be there, doing really badly if it's Bloodbowl (merely badly if it's Necro/Mordheim/40k)

I don't think it's a good idea to split the attendance too much however-focusing on one game just seems like it'll provide a better overall 'feel' to the event. We could always do another game the next time of course...

McMullet
29-03-2006, 15:52
Well WHW has a limted amount of specialist terrain and terrain is always going to be a problem so Blood Bowl seems like a early favourite to me.
That's a good point. I doubt we could rely on people to turn up with armfuls of terrain for Mordheim or Necromunda. Guess I'd better download the LRB for Bloodbowl then...

Lavfluris
29-03-2006, 17:30
With the state of the poll, I may have to run a BloodBowl League and then a 40K Campaign Weekend later in the year... I may have to finally do what I always wanted to do and move to Nottingham. :cool:

mangustheix
29-03-2006, 21:00
I would love a necromunda tournement, but it seems like everyone is going for bloodbowl. If an alternative venue was chosen, then I suggest somewhere in london, purely for selfish reasons! Both BB and 40k weekend, well, cant get better than that.

Imus
30-03-2006, 00:58
the problem i think with london espically with the venue is the costs. Southern part of england i as part of a small gaming club have found it hard to find somewere suitable, then again i could of been looking in the wrong place.

Darkseer
30-03-2006, 07:13
I would love a necromunda tournement, but it seems like everyone is going for bloodbowl.

Fear not, the 40K vote is still ahead :)

stormtrooper154
30-03-2006, 18:39
40K is generally better as a campaign weekend because it's more for fun rather than winning.

Hopefully we'll see far less vyper heavy eldar armies of STARCANNON CHEESE!

Here here!!

Nice balanced armies.

Jedi152
31-03-2006, 06:22
Hows about a big-ass 40k game? Like 10,000 pts a side or something. Everyone could bring a few units. Even I could learn the rules and paint a few units in time for that! :D

Darkseer
31-03-2006, 06:33
An enormous 40K game would be interesting.

I'd give my entire Deathwing army drop pods for a concentrated assault :)

Jedi152
31-03-2006, 06:36
Plus it'd give me an excuse to buy a squad of those new Ork Kommandos!

Don't know how it'd work logistically TBH, it might not be feasible at all.

Darkseer
31-03-2006, 06:45
There would have to be small gaps in the tables, surrounded by scenery where someone could stand, in order to move models that no one is able to reach. lol.

Crube
31-03-2006, 07:11
Mmmm Blood Bowl - That would rock (although RL stuff may intervene...)

Also



With the state of the poll, I may have to run a BloodBowl League and then a 40K Campaign Weekend later in the year... I may have to finally do what I always wanted to do and move to Nottingham. :cool:

I know a nice house that wil be coming up for sale soon - special offer to warserr member...:D

Anvils Hammer
31-03-2006, 13:50
as reguards the massive 40K game suggestion, its a cool idea. but I think you would need atleast 20,000 points per side, just for the resulting mayhem...

if you played across a 6' table that was realyl really long, everyone would be able to reach, and it would look like a single long battle front, like in the opening scene of fellowship of the ring orcs vs elves and men.

perhaps if the sicial was another 2 day event, we could have 3 normal games on the first day and a mega battle on the second day.

Gen_eV
31-03-2006, 13:56
if you played across a 6' table that was realyl really long, everyone would be able to reach, and it would look like a single long battle front, like in the opening scene of fellowship of the ring orcs vs elves and men.

WHW could work quite well for that, actually - just commandeer an entire row of tables, so we end up with a 36*4 table, plenty of room for several thousand points of troops.

Taking the mega-battle as an option for the second day would be good as well - it could be planned ahead of time to make sure we have sufficient people playing on either side. Not sure how I'd fit my Tyranids in except as general mayhem-makers, but I'm sure something could be figured out to accomodate people (like my buying a DeathWing force for the Megabattle)

Jedi152
31-03-2006, 14:00
I suggested a smaller battle (everyone controlling a squad or two) so that people who don't collect 40k could get stuck in with quite a small expenditure.

I can't afford to buy a whole army right now.

**EDIT** Sorry, i've just read the above message, and it sounds like i want to whole event centred around my needs which is, of course, bonkers! It was just a thought so that everyone could get involved.

McMullet
31-03-2006, 14:53
I got you jedi, don't fret. That sounds like a funidea in principle, however I think there might be problems. With 15 players a side (most of whom don't know each other), we might get some... disagreements ;). Plus there might be issues with sides, obviously one team would be Imperium (Inquisition/IG/Marines), but the other would be a strnage mix of Tyranids, Orks, Chaos, Eldar, Tau, etc., which seems a bit weird, to say the least. Perhaps an alternative might be a combat patrol (3-400 point army) campaign/tournament, possibly arranged into teams (eg, set a quota beforehand, like 3 Tau players, 3 Nid players, 5 Marines, etc.), that way people won't need big armys but things don't get too confused.

Ozorik
31-03-2006, 18:34
I wouldnt mind a Necromunda campaign, Ive not played it for years.

Specailst games arnt exactly hard to get into as most of us can knock up a gang/warband/team with parts from their bits box.

Lavfluris
31-03-2006, 19:34
Not sure how I'd fit my Tyranids in except as general mayhem-makers, but I'm sure something could be figured out to accomodate people (like my buying a DeathWing force for the Megabattle)I have a Deathwing army you can buy. ;)

Darkseer
31-03-2006, 19:53
Lav, you're not going to complete your lovely Deathwing? :O

Lavfluris
31-03-2006, 19:55
Lav, you're not going to complete your lovely Deathwing? :ONo, I've fallen in love with another project. I may come back to the Deathwing at a latter point, but for now, there is something else I would rather collect and complete for Heat One.

heldane
01-04-2006, 15:51
Well I've voted for a 40k campaign weekend, never really liked the idea of spec weekends, but I'll still come if thats what happens.



Cheers

Dan

Anvils Hammer
01-04-2006, 16:02
I suggested a smaller battle (everyone controlling a squad or two) so that people who don't collect 40k could get stuck in with quite a small expenditure.

I can't afford to buy a whole army right now.

**EDIT** Sorry, i've just read the above message, and it sounds like i want to whole event centred around my needs which is, of course, bonkers! It was just a thought so that everyone could get involved.

Im pretty sure there are pleanty of people who could lend you an an army, I know I could.

on the point of the boards, we would turn the tables round as well, to fight over a 6' wide board, more room to manover with so many thousand points per side.

Lavfluris
13-04-2006, 21:30
Well, it's set in stone, the first Carnage Social will be a 40K Campaign Weekend.

Regardless of the poll, I'll also look into running a small sixteen player BloodBowl event at about the same time. The venue being Bugman's Bar if all goes well. :D

You can find the next poll for the Carnage Social here (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=31971).