Hello Everyone, and Welcome to 2017's Tale of Hobbyists!
This thread is to explain this year's version of the Tale and its specific rules. And to answer any questions pertaining to the Tale, to give people a place to sign up for the Tale.
What is the Tale of Hobbyists?
Back in 1998, the white dwarf, put together a series that documented the efforts of four gamers in building a fantasy army from scratch over the course of 5 months. This has been co-opted by the community and on this forum the challenge is simply to get a group of people together and spend a few months building up their armies together, and of course having fun while doing so!
So tell Me about this Event?
This event is to celebrate the start of 8th edition as it drops this summer, and follow the stories of a group of hobbyists as we explore the new game. In the spirit of 8th edition, there isn’t a points “buy-In”, or a minimum completion amount per month. Each month participants will commit to completing part of a project.
Now, again unlike part events, there is not a maximum number of participants. BUT participates WILL be kicked from the challenge for non-completion. (Note: the plan is there to build a cadre of dedicated hobbyists creating a great content)
To be clear the Challenge is open to hobbyists of all levels. Everyone will hopefully improve their painting over the course of the challenge through friendly tips, constructive criticism and home-made tutorials created by other participants.
But this event isn’t just about painting, I hope throughout the next 7 months to encourage conversions, scenery construction and maybe even a bit of creative writing, to encourage this I will award achievements.
In my mind the event isn't about starting a new army, it's about getting your existing army's ready for the new edition, and the inevitable work that will be done once we have actually got the edition in our hands. As mentioned above the plan will be that each month I will try and encourage a diffrent parts of the hobby with bonus rounds: First month will be about finishing up some unfinished work, working on scenery, objectives and stuff. At this point it's about trying to find the motivation to carry on with painting, as we wait for the new edition to drop.
So how do I sign up?
Simple, bellow Declare your Participation on this thread and outline your Project! I don’t need an army list, I don’t need to know what codex you are working from just I want your vision. These Projects do not have to be 40k related. There is space for 30K, Shadow War, Even Inq28 although these are not the focus of the event and may not be able to achieve all achievements.
If you are unsure what to put look at my post.
When does the Event Start/ When does it end?
I will be posting up the Project thread at the start of June with the official start date being the 17th of June. And the event will run to the end of the year. Projects can be changed in this first month, and the first months challenge will focus on finishing up uncompleted models.
Finally, A big thank you to The Psycho, Dosjetka and Kurama for running this event in past years. The rules and format and experiences of these events were invaluable organizing this year's Tale.
My Personal Vow (And Example):
I Uveron, Commit to participate in the Bolter and Chainsword 2017 Tale of Hobbyists, My Project is the Siege of Carinus #3.
“Carinus #3 is a Mining world that has risen up in Chaos Led Insurrection. The Imperials have sent a force of the Emperors Harbingers to bring the world back into the Imperium, but find a world being fortified by the Iron Warriors, Led by the Warsmith Uveron"
Edited by Uveron, 30 June 2017 - 12:25 PM.