Gw Grognard: Follow the Yellow Card Road

Hey everyone! Adam, from TFG Radio, here to compla… I mean talk about the recent goings on in the competitive 40K scene.

Things are certainly ramping up as we get closer to the Las Vegas Open. Almost a year long preparation in finally going to be seen in about a week. All the hard work people have put in to get ready for the event, both by the organizers and players, will be put to the test. I am really excited for the event this year and not because there is also an awards show happening the same weekend. We recently passed the deadline for a number of benchmarks. One is the list submission, and corrections, and the other is the approval for model conversions. Now we do talk about all the questions we have to answer leading up to the event, about 400 this year, but if we didn’t mind doing it, we wouldn’t.

One thing that always boggles my mind is the fact that people are surprised that we will actually pull models for not being a proper conversion. People just assume that their conversion is fine and never get it checked. I mean it could be just laziness. I know there have been plenty of times that I had to rush paint or build a model for a tournament. Then there are those that may be chasing the meta. i know that it can sometimes change very quickly but it has stayed marine heavy for a fare bit now. With the recent reminder posts and article, some have said that the Las Vegas Open is creating all these rules too close to the event, especially these latest ones about the conversions that haven’t been approved. The problem with that complaint is that the policy has been in place since 5th edition, when Forgeworld was first allowed.

Don’t get me started about the list submissions. I know that we all have busy lives and we sometimes forget when the deadline was. I mean we only had ten whole days to submit are lists. Yes we had to wait and see what units and armies might be available. We may even had to do more testing to make sure the units we want to use are really good. Lets be honest, we’re all scrubs. Unless you have a real shot at top 8, you should really just look at improving your game in general and just having a good time in Vegas. Now I know there are some of you that are of the mind to just take the hit and either change your list or turn it in late. It may even seem easy since it takes 3 yellows to turn into a red. If you come into the tournament with that attitude, then don’t be surprised if you end up with a red for the weekend. Now that the Code of Conduct has had time to settle, it has become somewhat easier to issue yellow cards as everyone should be acting in a cordial manner. Getting hit with a yellow, or even double yellow, before the tournament even starts has you starting with a severe disadvantage, as you do not know what will happen at the event or how you will react in certain situations at the event. Its usually better to be safe than sorry but then I’m not your mom so you do you, and let the chips fall where they may.

That’s all for this week. hope you enjoyed and learned something from the article. Let me know some of the oddest conversions you’ve seen in the comment section below. Also, be sure to stop by and say “hi” at the Las Vegas open. See you there!

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About Adam

Adam, aka Latin Gandalf, has been gaming since the early eighties and has played 40K since Rogue Trader (among a number of other games). He listens to more podcasts than any healthy person should and is currently the host for TFG Radio. He also is one of the head judges for LVO and other major 40K Grand Tournaments.

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