Merlyn's Comic Books and More
User Info

Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Password

Membership:
Latest: AsenWolf
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 898

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 159
Total: 159
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Home
02: Community Forums
03: Community Forums
04: Community Forums
05: Home
06: Stories Archive
07: Home
08: Stories Archive
09: Community Forums
10: Home
11: Community Forums
12: Community Forums
13: Home
14: Community Forums
15: Stories Archive
16: Community Forums
17: Community Forums
18: Community Forums
19: Community Forums
20: News
21: Community Forums
22: Home
23: My Account
24: Stories Archive
25: Community Forums
26: Community Forums
27: Home
28: Community Forums
29: Community Forums
30: Community Forums
31: Home
32: My Account
33: Community Forums
34: My Account
35: Home
36: Community Forums
37: Community Forums
38: Home
39: Community Forums
40: Home
41: News
42: Stories Archive
43: Community Forums
44: Stories Archive
45: Community Forums
46: Home
47: Stories Archive
48: Community Forums
49: Community Forums
50: Community Forums
51: Home
52: Community Forums
53: Stories Archive
54: Home
55: Community Forums
56: Stories Archive
57: Community Forums
58: Community Forums
59: Home
60: Stories Archive
61: Home
62: Community Forums
63: Home
64: Community Forums
65: Community Forums
66: Home
67: Community Forums
68: My Account
69: Community Forums
70: Stories Archive
71: Home
72: Home
73: Home
74: Community Forums
75: Community Forums
76: Home
77: Community Forums
78: Home
79: Community Forums
80: Home
81: Home
82: Home
83: Home
84: Stories Archive
85: Community Forums
86: Community Forums
87: Community Forums
88: Community Forums
89: My Account
90: Community Forums
91: Home
92: Home
93: Community Forums
94: Community Forums
95: Home
96: Home
97: Stories Archive
98: Home
99: Community Forums
100: Community Forums
101: Stories Archive
102: Community Forums
103: Home
104: Community Forums
105: Stories Archive
106: Home
107: Community Forums
108: Stories Archive
109: Community Forums
110: Community Forums
111: Home
112: Home
113: Community Forums
114: Stories Archive
115: Stories Archive
116: Community Forums
117: Stories Archive
118: Community Forums
119: Community Forums
120: Community Forums
121: Community Forums
122: Stories Archive
123: Community Forums
124: Community Forums
125: Community Forums
126: Community Forums
127: Home
128: Home
129: Community Forums
130: Community Forums
131: Search
132: Community Forums
133: Community Forums
134: Community Forums
135: Community Forums
136: Community Forums
137: Community Forums
138: News
139: Community Forums
140: Stories Archive
141: Community Forums
142: Community Forums
143: My Account
144: Home
145: Community Forums
146: Community Forums
147: Stories Archive
148: Home
149: Home
150: Community Forums
151: News
152: Home
153: Community Forums
154: Stories Archive
155: Community Forums
156: Stories Archive
157: Community Forums
158: Home
159: Community Forums

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!

Main Menu

Community Forums › Miniature Gaming › GW Warhammer 40k › 40k Narrative Campaign
40k Narrative Campaign

Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page     Forum IndexGW Warhammer 40k
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
sthar8
Intarweb Mastar!


Joined: Dec 31, 1969
Posts: 342

PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 3:33 pm    Post subject: 40k Narrative Campaign

Starting on August 20th, I'll be running a five week long ladder-based narrative campaign for Warhammer 40k.

If you want to play, see me (Steve) in store to sign up. I'll need a working e-mail address and the name of the faction you'd like to represent. The e-mail addresses will be published to the other players to facilitate game scheduling.

You may choose any faction, regardless of which models you will be using to play. Each player will play one game per week, and their reported results will drive the mission choice and the storyline. Each Sunday, I will distribute the week's results and the next week's missions and objectives.

There is no cost to participate in this event, but you may be required to write a short piece of fluff describing your army or commander, so be prepared!

If anyone is interested in helping out with the event, please let me know.

_________________
He sleeps. Though much to him was denied
He lived. And when he lost his angel, died.
It happened quickly, in the way
that in the evening, night-time follows day.
Back to top
View user's profile
loialarent
Rookie


Joined: Dec 31, 1969
Posts: 44

PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 4:22 pm    Post subject: Re: 40k Narrative Campaign

Sounds awesome to me! I would love to help out, but I am not sure how I could. I'll come in and sign up for sure. What point values are we looking at?

_________________
"There is no such thing as innocence, only degrees of guilt."
Back to top
View user's profile
sthar8
Intarweb Mastar!


Joined: Dec 31, 1969
Posts: 342

PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 6:06 pm    Post subject: Re: 40k Narrative Campaign

I suppose that would be important to know, wouldn't it?

I'm not putting a points value on the games. As far as scoring goes, scenarios will be generic win/loss with some secondary and tertiary objectives that will affect the story. When you schedule a game, you'll need to work out a points value with your opponent. Realistically this will put the games somewhere between 500pts and ridiculous Apocalypse sizes, but if you agree on some other method of determining objectives you could run Kill Team or alternate force org games too. If you do something really cool, let me know and I might work it into the story.

As far as helping out, the easiest thing would be just being available for multiple games.

It was suggested to me that we might want to set up a website or quick message board for scheduling games and story updates, but my medium of choice has always been dead plants. Anything beyond the absolute basics will require someone else to step in a bit to corral all those theoretical numbers into something cool looking that I can access from the store.

_________________
He sleeps. Though much to him was denied
He lived. And when he lost his angel, died.
It happened quickly, in the way
that in the evening, night-time follows day.
Back to top
View user's profile
SonOfDorn
Seasoned Browser


Joined: Sep 19, 2010
Posts: 78
Location: Spokane

PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 11:20 pm    Post subject: Re: 40k Narrative Campaign

I'd like to see if we could get a 4,000 v 4,000 planetstrike game going at the begining amoungst our group at least. begin and end with a bang. Very Happy

_________________
"Primarch-Progenitor, to your glory and the glory of him on earth!"
Back to top
View user's profile
Tiny_Sandwich
Rookie


Joined: Sep 27, 2010
Posts: 17

PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:48 pm    Post subject: Re: 40k Narrative Campaign

Hey I was hoping to jump in on this too. I've read up on a couple other narrative campaigns and have a couple cents I'd like to throw in.

First would be squad veterancy! If a squad performs task X and survives the battle with (25% or more remaining), then for the next battle a squad of the same type gains ability Y. However, if that squad goes below 25% initial size then the squad losses the "veterans" and in later battles no longer has that ability. If you want I can come up with a list of abilities. A person who does not wish to lose the ability does not have to deploy that squad. A squad may only have 1 ability per battle regardless of who earns it.

Another could be a persistent battle force. At the beginning of the campaign each player makes up an army list of X amount. Then they must figure out what squads from that army list will be used in the upcoming battles. There's a lot more paper work on the players side for this, but it does grant an interesting campaign feel. Watching your tactical marines kicking ass and each squad making a name for itself. Works great with the previously mentioned "veterancy" rules too.
Back to top
View user's profile
loialarent
Rookie


Joined: Dec 31, 1969
Posts: 44

PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 4:56 am    Post subject: Re: 40k Narrative Campaign

Oh, I remember reading about unit experience. That would be awesome to have persistant units that could gain experience and such. ^^. Kinda like what Tiny-Sandwich said.

Hell, every player could make a number of "unit cards" one for each unit in his army he wants to use in the campaign. Each player would have to build his army based on these cards (he wouldnt have to use all of them every battle, but he would have to to own all the needed models). Then on the back of every card you could list the battles the unit has been in, it's experience, and any abilities it's earned through said experience. Maybe some fluff to go along with it for fun ^^.

Its early and I know I'm rambling. Just an idea.

_________________
"There is no such thing as innocence, only degrees of guilt."
Back to top
View user's profile
SonOfDorn
Seasoned Browser


Joined: Sep 19, 2010
Posts: 78
Location: Spokane

PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 4:40 pm    Post subject: Re: 40k Narrative Campaign

When I spoke to Steven, he said he wanted to keep this VERY simple because it's been so difficult in the past to get players to follow through. It is what it is right now, because he's trying to build a following of others who would be interested in more advanced campaigns in the future.
As I understand it...

_________________
"Primarch-Progenitor, to your glory and the glory of him on earth!"
Back to top
View user's profile
sthar8
Intarweb Mastar!


Joined: Dec 31, 1969
Posts: 342

PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 5:19 pm    Post subject: Re: 40k Narrative Campaign

Pretty much that.

I'm also slowly scaling the complexity because I'm looking for the sweet spot on the complexity/coolness scale that will keep people playing without killing me every time I run one.

_________________
He sleeps. Though much to him was denied
He lived. And when he lost his angel, died.
It happened quickly, in the way
that in the evening, night-time follows day.
Back to top
View user's profile
loialarent
Rookie


Joined: Dec 31, 1969
Posts: 44

PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:46 pm    Post subject: Re: 40k Narrative Campaign

Yeah, im a crazy guy who likes complexity, haha. But I totally see that and it makes sense. Either way, It'll be good. I'm trying to get my forces in order. Will it be WYSIWYG? If so, I have some work to do, haha.

_________________
"There is no such thing as innocence, only degrees of guilt."
Back to top
View user's profile
SonOfDorn
Seasoned Browser


Joined: Sep 19, 2010
Posts: 78
Location: Spokane

PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:50 pm    Post subject: Re: 40k Narrative Campaign

Games are still played amoungst ourselves without oversight. So basically, it will depend on if your opponents are OK with it, but it's always recommended. Very Happy

_________________
"Primarch-Progenitor, to your glory and the glory of him on earth!"
Back to top
View user's profile
loialarent
Rookie


Joined: Dec 31, 1969
Posts: 44

PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:09 am    Post subject: Re: 40k Narrative Campaign

Then we should have experience >.>. Like a quasi-campaign ^^. I just want experience. MAKE THIS AN RPG FOR ZIIIIIIIM!

_________________
"There is no such thing as innocence, only degrees of guilt."
Back to top
View user's profile
Tiny_Sandwich
Rookie


Joined: Sep 27, 2010
Posts: 17

PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:35 am    Post subject: Re: 40k Narrative Campaign

Well before we start adding stuff to the campaign. This is supposed to be a narrative correct? What's the premise Steven? You are running this show and what not :P. Are good guys trying to purge a corrupted world? Has a Chaos warband or two joined forces to enslave the inhabitants of an imperial world, as (probably several) Space Marines chapters in the sector come to their rescue? What were you thinking? Smile
Back to top
View user's profile
SonOfDorn
Seasoned Browser


Joined: Sep 19, 2010
Posts: 78
Location: Spokane

PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:50 pm    Post subject: Re: 40k Narrative Campaign

It's actually backwards from what you're thinking. Narrative is based on games rather than the other way around. Depends who signs up and how epic matches are. That's why I wanted to start with a big-ass Planetstrike game. Get something good starting the story and something different to do for fun. Smile

_________________
"Primarch-Progenitor, to your glory and the glory of him on earth!"
Back to top
View user's profile
loialarent
Rookie


Joined: Dec 31, 1969
Posts: 44

PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:02 pm    Post subject: Re: 40k Narrative Campaign

Narrative...narrator? Sounds like Warhammer with a DM if you ask me. Shouldnt the games be based on the story?

_________________
"There is no such thing as innocence, only degrees of guilt."
Back to top
View user's profile
Tiny_Sandwich
Rookie


Joined: Sep 27, 2010
Posts: 17

PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:41 am    Post subject: Re: 40k Narrative Campaign

Well either way I think we'll have some fun. Loialarent, I did picture a DM ran warhammer campaign, but I can see what they mean. I'm looking forward to Sunday guys and the fun we'll have.
Back to top
View user's profile
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page     Forum IndexGW Warhammer 40k All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next
Page 1 of 3


Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum

Latest Posts
Last 10 Forum Messages

TRANSFORMERS TCG
Last post by MIK_EL_PABST in General Gaming Discussion on Nov 19, 2018 at 21:25:38

Smash Up the Bigger and Geekier box
Last post by MIK_EL_PABST in General Gaming Discussion on Sep 11, 2018 at 01:06:52

August 2018 Heroclix Events
Last post by HZeraze in Heroclix, Wizkids on Aug 16, 2018 at 17:46:40

July 2018 Heroclix Events
Last post by HZeraze in Heroclix, Wizkids on Jul 27, 2018 at 18:54:37

FORGE WAR
Last post by MIK_EL_PABST in General Gaming Discussion on Jun 05, 2018 at 03:46:00

MUNCHKIN COLLECTIBLE CARD GAME
Last post by MIK_EL_PABST in General Gaming Discussion on May 14, 2018 at 02:19:12

Firefly Adventures: Brigands and Browncoats
Last post by MIK_EL_PABST in General Gaming Discussion on May 08, 2018 at 02:39:43

Tons of New Bones Minis!
Last post by CharlesFaust in D&D Minis on Apr 14, 2018 at 20:11:22

New miniatures, RPG books, and games!
Last post by CharlesFaust in General Gaming Discussion on Apr 06, 2018 at 23:06:43

New Pre-Con Decks for MTG!
Last post by CharlesFaust in Magic: The Gathering on Apr 06, 2018 at 17:50:54


Survey
Best comic book to movie adaptation




Results :: Polls

Votes: 1578
Comments: 4

Links

Get Firefox!
The logos and trademarks used on this site are the property of their respective owners
We are not responsible for comments posted by our users, as they are the property of the poster
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy
Created by Mars