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The Story so Far:
Basically BA4 was going great then RL got in the way for a few people and it fell apart therefore it has been decided by a very small minority of people to restart BA4 and return it to its glory days.
This THread will serve as a rules/regulations Thread, a Application thread, basically the Administration of BA4.
4x Battle Writers (now 8)
To sign up for one of these jobs put a job application in this thread. Be aware that many of the slots from the old BA4 will be reserved for returning parties. Battle Writers may not participate as a competitor at this stage due to potential Bias however this may be changed if view unfairly.
The Tournament Organiser:
Controls who fights who, Has complete power over the rules etc... Will most likely be dark reaver unless he doesn't want the job.
Must write up 4 Bat reps first round 2 next round then 1 next round, the Semi finals and Finals will be decided by the Tournament Organiser. They need to have access to most codecis and have a good understanding of botht he FLuff and the rules. Imagination and creativity is a must for this position. The ability to spell would not go astray
These are the men woman and children who create a favourite character only to watch them be blown apart, see there characters teared limb from savagle beaten pulpy limb, or eaten alive. These are the people who think they will reach ultimate glory but in the end 31 of them will walk away broken hearted, despondant and crushed. Its one of the best jobs around!!!!!
We are currently accepting all applicants to this position, BA4 Needs you!!!!! Yes you, yeah and your mummy too!
1) you do not talk about fight club
2) you DO NOT talk about fight club
3) A submitted character can be no more than 175pts
4) You may choose to have a companion Accompaning your Char, These may not be any smarter than a well trained dog, and must not be on par for intelligence with your char (Most orcs I think would lose out to a well trained dog)
5) You may not have more than 70 points in demonic Gifts.
6) Your char may not have Toughness greater than 6 however if you choose something with toughness Greater than 6 it wil be reduced to 6
7) At this stage entries must be either HQ or independant Chars
8) You may not exceed your normal wargear allowance.
9) You may ignore the Rules MUST TAKE A RETINUE for the purposes of this arena.
10)INstantkill Weapons of Any form Cause 1 extra wound (instead of instant death) and this may stack.
11)There will be one round of shooting then a roll off for initiative the winner gets the charge. This is beacuse this is mainly a CC arena not a shooting arena where you start 24" away from each other.
12)Initiative is Done by rolling a number of dice equal to the Initiative of your char. The two highest are paired off then the next two highest etc. These are then compared against the other fighter with the highest pair winning the initiative. if equal go to the next highest pair.
If you wish to ask questions or share ideas on rules and regulations please post them in this thread for Discussion the Tournament Organiser has full and final say.
3)Logan Makevelis (SilverMane)
4)Archite Darageth (Sareld)
6)General Dale teeal (KOS-MOS)
7)Livea Chael (Forgotten Flashlight)
9)Chemo the Quick (Caluin)
10)Etan Ezekiel Barbarossa (Uriel Zarium)
11)Bjorn Ironmane (kore)
13)The Changer of Ways (Xiahou Dun)
14)Chaplain Strelsy (slamfu)
16)tHE aRCHITE sLAVEBRINGER (bebe)
Submitting your Char
Please send your char to me or the Tournament Organiser via private Msg, Upon recieving your char I will enter you up in this post that will reserve your slot.
Chars should follow the rules above and should come with the following Description
Abilities: (pls attach any page refereences here)
Wargear: (pls attach any page references here)
Background Story to your Char:
Any notes on fighting with your char: this includes weapon preferences against high toughness or people with only and invulnerable save etc.... as well as combat drug usage....
Anything else you feel is relevant
Note: pls feel free to edit this in anyway Mods I was jsut getting the ball rolling.
Last edited by Carnifexus; September 20th, 2006 at 14:44.
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I had no idea that the battle arena 4 had been stopped
Im gald that someone has posted this as now i can say what i have been thinking about for some time now as i was waiting for more great battle writeups from the hard working people that were running the last arena.
I think that closeing the arena discussion thread was a big mistake as it gave us no were to talk about the arena battles or thank the peolpe for there hard work in making the fights come to life with there battle writeups.
Now there may have been some spaming in there and some people saying things like "Your character got owned" or "My fighter will kill you all hahaha" but there were aslo well thought out posts from a lot of peolpe and lots of rule questions and friendly banter between competitors.
Any mods reading this please take note that we need a discussion thread to keep the arena going as whats the point of having one if you cant talk about it.
I was really looking forward to seeing how my poor guardsmen would do in the next round but i guess now ill never now.
But dont worry as General Dale Taal will be making his return in this arena and i look forward to reading all the battle writeups as they were very inspiring last time.
"Hey sarge, this lasgun is heavy. I wish we had something lighter."
FF7: ABOUT RANDOM BATTLES
At the risk of starting a debate, I would like to make a suggestion. I've observed and participated in the 4 original BAs and it is my opinion that pushing the BA beyond 16 contestants makes it a bit cumbersome. RL was the number one contributing factor for the decline of BA4 (which is perfectly fine) but it was amplified by variables. With so many contestants, it was necessary to delegate groupings to 4 Battle Writers. All them have proved to be extraordinary writers, but each of them is still limited by what RL will let them take the time to do. With 4 individuals juggling RL and writing, the process was greatly prolonged.
I don't know, maybe I'm wrong, it's all making sense in my head.
My 2 copper.
Karmoon: "well.. any kore = good kore" 12:35pm PST 23 May 2007
If the battle writers need to do 4 reports the first turn, why don't we double the number of writing positions? 8 writers, with 2 each for the first round and 1 for the second, would get things a lot faster for everyone involved and wouldn't require as much time commitment.
That being said, I volunteer to be a writer (Some of my codices are missing from my relocation but if the last round's any indication, I may not need them) and I also have my BA4 character ready for reentry.
I guess the main aim of what I was trying to get across with on the companion issue was that they should not in any way steal the lime light from the main character this is meant to be a 1v1 duel not a broodlord and genestealer vs a demon prince etc....
This like all rules is open to discussion. As for the companion being the same race? A companion must be something your character can normally take i.e. a chaos hound etc....
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In other words, the companion has to be taken as wargear, just like librarian familiars, chaos hounds, ork attack squigs, grots and such? And not from the retuine entry like inquisitorial henchmen, incubi or warlocks ect.? That would make sense IMO.Originally Posted by Carnifexus
If you need writers badly, I would also like to help out. My engrish might not be flawless, but I can download the spell checker if need be. Just let me know.
I'd like to be a writer as well, but only if we either reduce the number of contestants to 16, or double the number of writers. I'm in college now, and I simply won't have the time to do 4 reports with any speed.
OK, after looking at the replies so far I have increased the battle writers to 8. I have also allowed battle writers with characters in we can jsut not give them there own character. Also at the end of this Arena I will post all entrants on a post so that you can have a look at the fluff etc. All except the winner who will remain a mystery for the next arena
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