So here is something I want to put to you all, since quite a few of you have been to one of my big events or played in one of my narrative campaigns.
My most recent events at the BAO and CelestiCon have been what I call narrative “big games” which as you know have been all inclusive when it comes to armies allowed. These games have a much looser story in the background that has a very slight impact in game.
Where as my narrative campaigns are very dialed in and less inclusive, as the story is the most important thing in these games. The narrative is very represented in these games impacting your actions on the tabletop.
I am really trying to figure out a way to create a hybrid of the two for future events like the BAO and CelestiCon. I am thinking of making the next events a little less inclusive, because lets face it there just is no easy way to explain away Nids allying with other armies. I really want to ramp up telling of the story on the tabletop.
The all inclusive makes it hard for me as an organizer creating the story telling elements and objectives that makes sense for all armies to complete.
Now other than Nids I am not shooting to exclude other armies completely, but am looking at limiting the number of certain armies.
So lets say the main fight is between the Imperium and Chaos; there would be unlimited inclusion for IG, all Space Marines, Chaos Daemons and Chaos Space Marines. Then even though they are Imperial forces limit access to Sisters and GK’s to one player assigned to a specific battlezone. Then the Xenos races would be a limited number of armies and to a specific battlezone.
Don’t get me wrong I have and do enjoy the events I have been running, but the bottom line is that I would like to up the “narrative” in all my events.
The only way I see Nids working in a true narrative game is if we have enough players to populate the bad guys on a table of their own. If I include them in the mix and only one Nid player signs up it puts me in an odd place.
Now I know you have always said that the event is mine to run, but I just wanna make sure that is is copacetic if I limit armies purely for the narrative aspect of the event. It is very hard to write a really good story and include all the forces in 40k.
Thoughts or feedback?