Chapter Tactics #148: Setting Your Goals for the 2020 40k ITC Season

Chapter Tactics is a 40k podcast which focuses on promoting better tactical play and situational awareness across all variations of the game. Today Brandon, Pablo, Skari, and Sean go over their personal goals for the 2020 ITC season and how important it is to set goals for yourself to improve.

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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.

One Response to “Chapter Tactics #148: Setting Your Goals for the 2020 40k ITC Season”

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    Office Waaagh! February 26, 2020 6:33 pm #

    I’ve never played in a 40k event bigger than like 8 people, but I’ve done a fair amount of competing and coaching in other sports (enough that it was part of my job, over several years and on three continents), and I’d like to offer some advice on competitive goal setting, if I may. Which is really just one piece of advice: always make your goals things that are within your control.

    In competitive psychology, we would call “I want to win an event” or “I want to be top (my faction) player in the ITC” bad goals, because they rely on factors outside of your control. In 40k, it depends on the roll of the dice and what your opponents decide to do. Set goals that depend only and entirely on the actions and choices that you make. So in this case, a better goal would be something like “I will remember to shoot with all of my units” or “I will remember that (unit X) can do (special ability Y) and remember to use it in every game,” or maybe “I will re-read my objectives at the start of each of my turns.” (Note the use of “I will” instead of “I want to” in the goal statements as well.)

    There are some excellent articles on the topic and I highly recommend the book “With Winning in Mind” by Lanny Basham.

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