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What kind of things do you "let slide" when playing and rules are not followed? Understandably in a torunament or something i'd assume nothing, but casually i mean.
For instance, someone forgets to move a unit, accidentally starts shooting. Do you let em go back and move? Things like this i'd allow. I mean, i'd rather win because i'm good at the game and out strategized my opponent as opposed to winning because he made a blunder... just seems unsportsman-like. not to mention the victory isn't nearly as sweet imo. but some people won't let anything slide and that's also understandable.
Quite honestly it depends on the situation and my feelings toward my opponent
Normally i'm the gentlemen that lets them move that unit that they forgot. However is my opponent has been a pain in the @$$ all game then i dont have a problem dishen it back to him.
But im usually just playen for fun so i let a lot slide, its just not worth ruining the game arguing about something stupid like that. Victory isnt the object of the game having fun is.
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If they forget to move a unit and start shooting I let it slide. Mostly because I'll probably do it too.
I don't like to get into arguments about cover. If you want to fight about your devestator squad getting a cover save because there is a piece of gravel next to one foot of one model, take the stupid save.
My blast template of S10 AP2 will toast all terminators.
There are a lot of things I can let slide, rules violations, mix-ups, accidentally forgetting to move... and they're all dependant on how much whining my opponent does. I'm far less likely to give leeway to my Tau and Daemonhunters-playing friends then I am the newest member of our club (who plays Space Marines, but is very much a newbie), but if we make it through at least a turn without my Tau friend complaining about my two Carnifexes (two hammerheads and an ion-head *cough* ), then I'm willing to cut them some slack. Once the whining starts (especially if they're winning), I get much less forgiving.
If I'm playing someone for the first time, I tend to let little things go. They might be nervous about playing a new person, or inexperienced, or unclear on things. Wherever possible, I try to help them with rules issues, but sometimes you just plain forget. It happens, it's not worth having an anurism over.
When I played my Tau army, I rarely let things slide--I couldn't afford to. If I couldn't count on the 1" exclusion zones around my vehicles or on Skimmers Moving Fast preventing pens from a meltagun, then my strategy went to pot almost instantly with no chance of recovery.
Now that I play Chaos, I'm much more relaxed about it. They give enough margin of error that I can lose a rules debate or make a mistake and still have a good chance at winning. For example, a regular Ultramarines opponent insists that his auspex shot doesn't require LOS--annoying, but if he ever makes the roll my leadership is high enough not to worry about pinning with his sniper rifles. With Tau, I'd have been terrified of losing a squad for that critical first turn, making me more likely to argue.
"My tanks have names, my men have numbers." -Col. Edmund Grahvess, 23rd Kronecker Prison Guard
i had this one guy who "forgot his rulebook, dice, and measuring stuff" and asked to use mine. No problem. Then he continoued being super sticky on terrain, like there was a forest terrain piece, and the border of my movement tray was on it, and demanded that my unit be slowed down. I was wood Elves so it didnt matter, but he wouldnt believe me. I also missed a magic phase and wouldnt go back on. He then continually asked to check that i was using the right numbers, and after all that crap he forgot a magic and shooting pahase (I dont know how) And said i had to be nice to him and let it slide. I almost took his head off right there. From that point on, i continued to be the biggest jerk i could to this guy.
Moral of the story is, you be generous, until they start abusing the generosity, and then you go out of your way to piss them off...i only do this on really rare occasions anyways
Last edited by Katie Drake; November 20th, 2006 at 17:17.
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There is this one guy who I play. We never let anything between us slide. We both learned how to play together so we didn't want the other one to let the other slide, but we always make sure to have fun. Now that I have a few games under my belt when I play new people I let few things slide, in my opinion the only way to truly learn a game it to be beaten until you learn to fight effectively. I mean if you let to many things slide there not going to learn to play correctly, and after games I try and go over the game and tell them were I think they could use work.
If you do things right people wont be sure if you have done anything at all.
Sometimes it's good Karma to let things slide. I was playing a guy who jumped his assault marines behind some cover, started shooting and then asked if he could go back on his move. I let it slide, and then to my amusement he ran them forwards past my infiltrated Veterans who were whacked up with AP2.
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... only triumph could turn pooing his pants into a good thing..
Well I don't get to face alot of new people, but the guys who are teaching me how to play, are fairly cool. I remember my first game, I was moving AND shooting with heavy weapons..lols. They let me go till afterwards when we were just chillin and they told me. I felt like a jerk, laff but it's a good way to learn being around those kind of people. If you really new to the game as I am, find a couple friends or just plain cool cats to play with, and learn that way. Someone hounding you all the time doesn't get the point across, and doesn't let you have fun playing. As far as competition games etc, I'm not really one to argue with anyone, or call anyone out. I'm fairly no drama, if someone is cheating, or if I do something not in the rules, it's ganna come back around anyway.
Last edited by Katie Drake; November 20th, 2006 at 17:19.
I just let anything slide, doesn't really bother me. Like has been said before, i'd rather win through better play and a bit of luck with the dice than knowing my opponent messed up(Y)