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Full weekned Preordered Pass: $49.99
Full weekend pass at the door: $59.99
Friday Pass: $14.99 Saturday Pass: $29.99 Sunday Pass: $14.99
Location: Convention Hall, NJ
Time: 9:00am, 2 hr. & 15 min. per turn
Points: 2000 using a standard force organization chart
Codices: All current codices legal
Standard 40K 5th Edition rules, GW FAQs, and the Nova Open FAQ found here: http://novaopen.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/NOVA-FAQ-v2.pdf. Many thanks to Mike Brandt for the work put into this FAQ and for granting us the use of this document during the tournament. Forgeworld/Imperial Armor rules are not permitted. You may use these models in the army to represent a unit from your codex.
5 Rounds, Swiss-style (3 games on Saturday, 2 games on Sunday)
Armies must be painted to at least a basic, 3-color standard.
Armies must be WYSIWYG, all equipment and units must be clearly identifiable.
Registration for the tournament will be in the 40K tournament area on Saturday morning. 2 copies of your army list required.
Finally, participants will be handed a paper entitled Data Slate. This piece of paper is an integral part of the tournament and will be used to prevent scoring errors as well as tracking game results and opponents. At the end of each round, players are to fill out their Data Slate by recording their opponent’s name, army, and battle points earned in the appropriate round, and score your opponents in the Sportsmanship category. Hint: A good place to keep it is inside one of your figure cases or your rulebook!
Schedule of Events:
7:00am – 8:45am – Check-in and Registration
8:45am – 9:00am – First table assignments
9:00am – 11:15am – Round 1
11:15am – 12:30pm – Lunch
12:30pm – 2:45pm – Round 2
2:45pm – 3:30pm – Break and Player’s Choice Judging
3:30pm – 5:45pm – Round 3
9:30am – 11:45am – Round 4
11:45pm – 1:00pm – Lunch
1:00pm – 3:15pm – Round 5
4:15 – Awards Ceremony
Overall Champion: This is awarded to the player with the most battle points.
Best Sport: Is awarded to the player with the most sportsmanship points
Best Appearance: Is awarded to the player with the most appearance points
Player’s Choice: Player’s Choice is awarded to the player who receives the most Players’ Choice votes from his/her peers.
The tiebreaker clause: In all instances, ties are broken first by battle points, then sportsmanship, then appearance, then a race around the building.
The Standard Rules:
We expect the players who attend the Warstore Weekend are here with the intention of having fun, playing in challenging games, and meeting old friends and making new ones. All players are expected to behave in a respectful manner throughout the weekend. Poor sportsmanship and conduct will not be tolerated. Arguments and poor conduct may result in your ejection from the tournament.
Players are expected to bring the following: their 40K rulebook, appropriate Codex, 9 Copies of your army list, dice, templates, measuring devices, pen/pencil/paper, and anything else that they might need for their game.
Each player competes in 5 games to determine the Champion. The first round will have random pairing to determine matchups. We will make all attempts to ensure that those who travelled together will not play on the first round. We will also attempt to prevent army mirror match-up (ie, both players have the same army) on the first two rounds.
Each round is 2 hours and 15 minutes which includes player introduction, army list disclosure, set-up, and gaming. Players are highly encouraged to play as quickly as possible to finish their games. If players can not reasonably finish a turn in regards to the remaining time, do not start the turn.
Each scenario will have a primary mission. Completion of this mission will net players up to 20 points for a victory, 10 for a draw, and 0 for a loss. Up to 5 bonus points can be earned in the game by completing minor missions. Up to 3 bonus points can be earned in the game by completing the game, ie, the game ends and both players have finished their turns accordingly. Follow the Ending the Game rules found on page 90 of the rulebook. Yes, these are free points earned by each player in the game as an incentive to promote speedy play!
Wipeout/Tabling. Should you be fortunate enough to wipe out all of your opponent’s forces in the game, congratulations! The game ends immediately and players will proceed to scoring the game.
Players may earn up to 28 points per game and a total of up to 140 points in battle points for the tournament.
During the round, tournament organizers will circulate scorecards to each table for recording game results. At the end of the game, players are to calculate victory conditions and battlepoints earned and record the game results on the scorecards. At this time, players must record their opponent’s name, army, and battle points earned onto their Data Slate.
Sportsmanship encompasses so many different aspects that happen during a game. Instead of creating a checklist that rewards basic behaviors that are necessary for a game to function, and in the hands of malicious and unsporting competitors can be used to reduce the overall score of an opponent, we’ve created a ranking system to reward outstanding sportsmanship.
In the last round of the tournament, tournament organizers will circulate to each table a Best Sport form. The form will allow players to rank their best sports over the weekend. Refer to your Data Slate to refresh your memory of your opponents that you faced this weekend. Write each player’s name onto the Best Sport form, ranking them from 5 (most acclaimed sport) to 1 (lowest sport). Each player you played against must have their name on this form. Turn your Best Sport form in at the Judge’s table when you complete it.
Each ranking will earn a player a specific number of sportsmanship points. A ranking of 5 (Best) will earn a player 5 points, while a 4 will earn 4 and so on. A player will receive 5 rankings from their opponents which, when added together will serve as the player’s sportsmanship score. Players may earn up to 25 Sportsmanship points.
A note on sportsmanship – we ask the players review their opponents when ranking them, not the outcome of the game. Ranking a player low because they beat you in the game, or ranking them high because you obliterated their army is extremely poor sportsmanship, disingenuous, and cheats every single player who is participating in the tournament. Don’t be that guy!
A fully painted army is necessary to win any type of award so ensure that your army is finished!
Players may earn up to 40 points for appearance.
During the break between the 2nd and 3rd rounds, we ask players to circulate amongst the 40K tournament and choose what you think is the best army. It is up to you to decide what makes the best army, but it could be presentation, painting, conversions, theme, or any number of things that make a particular army stand out.
Terrain and table set-up:
Each table will have its terrain pre-set before each game. Please do not move any terrain during the tournament. If you think the terrain is askew, please contact a judge for assistance and we will investigate and correct if necessary.