Chapter Tactics #15: ITC in Australia and a January Update

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Today I interview Scott from the 2nd wave podcast and we go over the ITC scene in the land down under. I also have an announcement for the direction the podcast is going to go for the month of January. 

QOTD: What do you want to hear about most now that the LVO is only a month away?

You can find Scott’s podcast here , and if you want to learn more about potentially using Community Comp for your ITC event click here!


About Petey Pab

Aspiring 40k analyst, tournament reporter and Ultramarines enthusiast, Petey Pab only seeks to gather more knowledge about the game of 40k and share it with as many people as he can in order to unite both hobbyists and gamers. We are, after all, two sides of the same coin.

8 Responses to “Chapter Tactics #15: ITC in Australia and a January Update”

  1. Donthemagnificent January 1, 2017 12:03 pm #

    Good stuff Pablo.
    As for where to go from here on in to LVO: Perhaps some discussion on who the favorites are (players/armies), predictions on who will be playing in the top 8 on day 3, and anything along those lines.

    • Peteypab January 1, 2017 12:41 pm #

      All great ideas that I will make sure to do!

  2. Adam Napier January 1, 2017 8:28 pm #

    will you buy me a beer when I make the top 8 mate?

    • Petey Pab January 2, 2017 11:29 am #

      Of course Adam!

  3. Troy Graber January 3, 2017 8:34 am #

    Community Comp is an outstanding Comp system. It isn’t perfect, but it really does improve the overall meta. We’ve had a blast with our Community Comp events in the US.

    It allows you to play most anything you want, but you have to pay appropriate cost.

    We don’t use ITC FAQ or Missions with our Community Comp. The ITC rules changes like the Invis nerf are handled in the comp score. The ITC missions aren’t great for the comp points being applied, because the final battle points don’t very accurately reflect close games. We’ve used Swiss Matching, and don’t use Comp points to match after the 1st round.

    At a recent Community Comp RTT, I took 1st with my 5 Point Orks (No Stompa, no Zhardsnark), and 2nd place was a 2 point no-flier Tyranid list with The Swarmlord. Both our lists were pretty fluffy, and diverse.

    I feel like it really does create a system that encourages mid tier players to have fun at events if you can get them engaged enough to figure their Comp Scores.

    • Petey Pab January 3, 2017 10:25 am #

      You don’t use ITC missions or FAQ at your events?? Heresy!! Lol.

      Seriously I am glad to see the community comp system is working well in your local area. Also I have to admit I was wrong. I guess some communities do use the community comp here in the states. I had just never really looked into it in depth until this interview.

      • Troy Graber January 3, 2017 1:34 pm #

        We generally use the ITC faq except when we are using Community comp, because community comp handles many of the ITC rule changes by assigning points.

        I really do prefer the approach of “Anything is permissible, but comes with a cost.”

        Invis costs 8 comp points.
        Veil of time costs 8 comp points.
        Electrodisplacement costs 8 comp points.
        Usually that means you have to pick 1 of those 3 things, and can’t stack them all in one deathstar like we see in the ITC.

        I also really love the way community comp puts costs on combos.

        2 Points for the grimoir.
        6 Point for Fateweaver
        If you want both the Grimoir and Fateweaver it comes out to 10 points. Because the combo of those things is more powerful than either of them individually.

        I’m really interested to try out the December major release that came out right before Christmas.

  4. Skizm January 3, 2017 8:43 pm #

    Let me explain Community Comp for you Pab. It’s an unbalanced, overly complicated crapfest that has done nothing but confuse people and slowly choke out the tournament scene in Australia. It just creates more power vaccums than before.

    We used to run it in our region and we saw people literally turn their nose up at it.

    So glad to see the ITC taking hold in Australia. Since it has taken off our local scene is booming again and there is a real buzz around tourney 40k.

    We are running vanilla ITC in our area, super heavies and all and it’s proving a great success.

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