Making A Scene

Organising Play logo.

To get a local scene started for your favourite wargame, you just have to find at least one other player to start playing against you at your local club or store. You’ll become the founders, the centre of a snowball that will hopefully become bigger and bigger. Other people will see you playing, and might come over to ask what you’re playing.

If the game has been around for a while, you might also get people coming up to you and saying they have models but had no idea that anyone played at your club/store (that seems to happen a lot with Firestorm Armada!).

But how do you get a group started as the foundation of a healthy local player base?

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Pointing Up Tournament Planetfall

Organising Play logo.

In any stage of a game’s life, but especially in the early stages, tournaments are a great way to bring together people from different clubs and stores to play. Despite the stereotype (which itself is often untrue), tournaments don’t have to be ultra-competitive events, and players often just want to test their skill against someone whom they don’t usually play while having some laughs.

However, it can be tricky to work out what the maximum points limit should be for an event at this stage in the game’s life. Let’s take a look at how many points might be ideal for a Planetfall tournament in mid-to-late 2015.

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