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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian15 Dec 2016 4:04 p.m. PST

What techniques do you use to prepare yourself to compete well?

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP15 Dec 2016 4:13 p.m. PST

I have my squire engage in various acts of sabotage and subterfuge.

I might reread the rules, but I hardly ever play in tournaments. Nor am I a power gamer, so I care more about having fun than competing well.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Dec 2016 4:23 p.m. PST

I resist the urge to enter tournaments.

Stryderg15 Dec 2016 4:31 p.m. PST

I will typically sacrifice a few pizza slices to the lords of hunger. Upon entering the area of doom, loudly smack talk the opposition…bragging about how well my dice will roll today, bemoaning the sorry state that awaits the vanquished, and generally making an [censored] of myself. fortunately for everyone involved, I don't do tournaments often.

JMcCarroll Inactive Member15 Dec 2016 5:32 p.m. PST

Yearly DBA tourney I paint a new army and only play it at the tourney. Yes I do poorly.

Ivan DBA15 Dec 2016 6:14 p.m. PST

Same as JimMcarroll. But I sometimes do well anyway, because everyone else does the same thing!

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP15 Dec 2016 6:14 p.m. PST

I used to design my army with the thought in mind that I would be facing myself in the tournament.
I saw no real improvement in my win lose record. I averaged 40% no matter what I tried.

evilgong15 Dec 2016 8:46 p.m. PST

Practice games obviously help, if you can't do that get your figs out on the table and make the first few moves against a phantom enemy.

If nothing else you get a feel for how wide and deep your army is and how the parts might move relative to each other.

David F Brown

Khusrau16 Dec 2016 8:37 p.m. PST

drink… paint… be optimistic. Not necessarily in that order. I traditionally enter tournaments as a means to force myself to paint things. So usually, the morning of the tournament is the smell of varnish and last minute basing..

grtbrt18 Dec 2016 9:02 a.m. PST

Drink, ponder , drink -drink alcohol appropriate for the period .
Likely play a practice game or 2

If I feel up to it -find the loopholes in the rules (and every rules set has them )

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