|One of the best games of WHFB i have ever played was a game of Watchtower at a Tournament|
Tournaments do not cater exclusively to power gamers or casual gamers, they will usually cater to both allowing people who want to win to get a fair shot at doing so and allowing those who are there for the more social aspect to also have a good time. Most tournaments will have scoring systems in place to allow people who want to win to get to the top of the table quickly while allowing people who don't care so much about winning to face other like minded people. The myth that tournaments are attended only by power gamers with broken lists is utterly false, yes people do bring tough lists and yes you may run into someone who has brought one but the game itself will usually be quite pleasant and chances are that the people who bring such lists will end up facing each other.
Its a odd little quirk hat the people who most share this view are causal gamers, specifically casual gamers who have never gone to a tournament and who proclaim the loudest that they are all about the games they play being fun. But games at tournaments are fun, i have never felt that any tournament game i have played had been a waste of a game. And oddly enough some of the worst game of Wh40k and WHFB i have played have been against these same causal non tournament gamers.
I want to tangent here for just a paragraph and speak about the pros of tournaments. Tournament have several inherent benefits that make them great events for all wargamers as they not only allow you to stress test your army by allowing you to play 5 (sometimes more sometimes less) different opponents over 1 or 2 days but also they allow you to meet other people in the community and give you the chance to expand your group of wargaming friends.
So lets end this stupid stereotype of the tournament goer being a "Power Gaming Neckbeard", tournaments are one of the bets aspect of the wargaming hobby and i highly recommend you go to at least one.
Before i go i just wanted to announce that this blog now has Twitter Account, follow this link to go to the account or search for the TheDiceOdyssey (all one word), it will be mainly used to announce new posts, show off models that i have recently finished painting an allow me to express thoughts to small to warrant their own post. Until next time.