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: 55
Total: 55
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Community Forums
02: Community Forums
03: Community Forums
04: Community Forums
05: Community Forums
06: Home
07: Home
08: Home
09: Community Forums
10: Home
11: Home
12: Home
13: Community Forums
14: Home
15: Community Forums
16: Home
17: Community Forums
18: Community Forums
19: Stories Archive
20: Community Forums
21: Community Forums
22: Community Forums
23: Home
24: News
25: Community Forums
26: Home
27: Community Forums
28: Home
29: Community Forums
30: Community Forums
31: Community Forums
32: News
33: Community Forums
34: Community Forums
35: Home
36: Stories Archive
37: Community Forums
38: Community Forums
39: Community Forums
40: Community Forums
41: Stories Archive
42: Home
43: Community Forums
44: News
45: Stories Archive
46: Stories Archive
47: Community Forums
48: Community Forums
49: Community Forums
50: Home
51: Community Forums
52: Community Forums
53: News
54: Community Forums
55: 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

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

New Graphic Novels, Kids Books, Collectibles, and More!
Last post by CharlesFaust in Graphic Novels on Apr 04, 2018 at 18:33:48

Forgebane!
Last post by CharlesFaust in GW Warhammer 40k on Mar 23, 2018 at 23:27:09

Star Wars Legion Now Available!
Last post by CharlesFaust in Other on Mar 22, 2018 at 18:12:43

New Graphic Novels!
Last post by CharlesFaust in Graphic Novels on Mar 21, 2018 at 19:05:37

Check Out Our Star Wars Legion Demo!
Last post by CharlesFaust in Other on Mar 17, 2018 at 00:00:22


Survey
Best comic book to movie adaptation




Results :: Polls

Votes: 1525
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