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Right im planning on starting an AoD soon and i just wanted to drop a few previews of what i wanted to do. Here are the ideas:
-32 Characters ready to tear each other apart
-Writers will be wanted to assist with what will be an epic amount of battles
-To give an "incentive" to be a writer, writers will be allowed to enter the arena. However all dice rolls will be made in Vassal using the 40k module (screenshots posted after battles) in the interest of fairness
-Points limit will be 275 with the usual extras like extra points for certain classes etc.
-Winner will earn the right to go onto the Gauntlet of Champions. This will involve the winner taking on previous arena winners. If the character is successful in defeating all of the previous winners, they will move on to face the Arenas Organiser(in the fluff sense)
Still not decided on:
-Certain hero classes given an extra wound(from 2 to 3)
-Certain mounstrous mounts allowed but count as a basic single wound mount(get all the S and A from it but not the W)
Would anyone be interested or is it a bit over the top lol.
I think it could work. Just two things to watch out for...
1) The more rules are changed, the more room there is for broken builds to be made (especially by me)
2) 32 characters is quite a feat, and possible, but keep in mind that there are only 17 legal lists right now. Even in 16 contestant arenas, there are some builds which are pretty darn close to each other. If there are 32, there will most likely be a repeat or two.
I don't think it's over-the-top at all, but certain issues need to be addressed as you've just mensioned.
I am heading off to the Peace Corps. It is bery likely I will not be back. Good luck to all of you endeavors.
To curb my addiction with writing these (and let's be honest, it is an addiction), I'd be willing to write some up.
Personally, I'd say drop the two rules. This is supposed to be an Epic-scale arena, and rules which are basically being playtested may not be a good idea.
If you plan to have 32 contestants, good luck finding them is all I can say. My last arena (Aa2) had trouble finding 16 within a week or so. You may want to consider allowing extra characters.
The Gauntlet of Champions is an idea I've played around with for a while. I'd rather do it on Rezephua where they have two pages full of previous winners. What of the characters who have since been updated? Like TBW, for example. And then there's the issue of various arenas having just as various points allowances. 250, 255, 260, and 275 all seem to be the ones to work with. But if you can get it to work, then it really will work though.
Aside from the few concerns voiced above, good luck with it. if you need any help running it, let me know (I have the greatest program for pairing up contestants for one).
Cheers for the feedback guys. You've made some good points and i think that i will drop those 2 additional rules and drop 32 down to 16. But if you can write a few battles here and there that would be great. The aim is to try and get 1 done every day so that more time can be spent writing each one.
As for taking on previous winners and their points costs, i will probably leave them as is. That way i can have it so that the winner starts with the cheapest and then moves onto the most expensive. If they are successful they can then face the power of the special guest organiser
well seeing as i've won 3/7 areanas so far i think its only right i take part. expect dagul morkinson to return for some more vengeance!
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You can bet I'll have a competitor for another Arena....
In fact I've spent a bit of time recently coming up with possible entrants from most of the available races; so my problem will be choosing one to use for the slaughter
I think I've even got an anti-Dwarf or two in the list....
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I'd join up I have been reading these battles for about 3 weeks now and I have been totally intrested in testing my character!!!!
Hey, welcome to LO. Get your character in, and watch the fun.