Hey everyone, Reeicus here to talk about some updates to the ITC format for both 40k and AoS!
We’ve been mega busy here at Frontline Gaming lately but have had some updates in the works for the ever increasingly popular ITC format to help things stay fun, fair and engaging for those who participate in it, and to make life as easy as possible for those intrepid event organizers out there.
The Age of Sigmar community has a great pack that gives guidance on every aspect of running and scaling up a variety of events and we’re happy to officially adopt it as the ITC AoS pack!
The rules have been up for a while now but we wanted to aim folks at the polished Chess Clock pack to make sure we can get more feedback and get folks used to using them for events that decide to implement them.
- Tracking your Scores: Records of Recorded ITC Events
Looking for an event you participated in but not sure if it has been reported yet? Follow the above links to see if it has or has not been submitted!
- ITC Leagues
Leagues are a fantastic way to build your community, make friends and prepare players for larger organized play events. You can also generate ITC points for them as well! A league can contribute Hobby Track points, too. The only difference between an ITC League and ITC Tournament is that we do not count the round multiplier for the League. What this means is that the League will always only count as an RTT event for your overall score and as Leagues often go far more rounds than an RTT, GT or even a Major, it prevents leagues from generating abnormally high scores and skewing the overall ITC standings.
- ITC Team Events
Team events are some of the most enjoyable ways to play 40k or AoS and as they are very popular around the world, we want to accommodate them. Running an ITC Team event is quite easy. You count each team as a play for the player multiplier, and then treat each member of the team as having gotten the same place the team got. For example, in an event with 20 teams of 5, you’d count the player multiplier as 20 instead of 100. This reduces the overall scores each teammate receives compared to a singles event but every member of the team can get a first place finish even if they may have lost a game on the way to their team achieving victory. This also helps prevent team events from skewing the ITC leader board.
- ITC Terrain Guidelines
We’re currently working on a terrain pack for ITC events that use ITC Terrain to help avoid any confusion as to how to use it in Matched Play games. This will be very useful for speeding up games and ensuring a consistent experience from table to table.
- Updating the 40k ITC Champion’s Missions.
As 8th ed 40k continues to evolve, so to must our missions! We want to start the conversation now about what we’d like to see in the missions as a community, what you like and don’t like, which secondary missions you play and why, and which you do not play and why. After the BAO 2018, we’ll roll out the updates!
- ITC Hobby Hobby Track Rubric & State of the Union
We’re working on an ITC Hobby Track Paint Rubric with input from some of the best painters and hobbyists in the business! You can use this for your guidelines when judging for the ITC Hobby Track or not, but it serves as a great resource regardless. We will also be following up with the current ITC Hobby Track leaders to get feedback from them as to what is working and what they’d like to see change to keep it fresh, fun and fair.
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