Codex Fez - Rule #1
If a 40K codex contains rules for playing an army on the tabletop, then Codex Fez covers how participants are expected to go about playing and enjoying the hobby together at Arc40k.
Sure you’ve rolled dice, secured objectives, and done everything to achieve victory… and yes, being the winner is important, but HOW you win is often more important.
Games of Warhammer 40,000 are decided by who achieves the most Victory Points. So, your overall ‘Play for Fun’ score is directly attributed to how well you play the mission, and focus on truly being a better general.
The team involved in organizing Arc40k, are passionate hobbyists, but the game is just one part of Warhammer. It’s a chance to throw down, roll some dice with their mates, but it’s not about sheep stations. Being gracious in victory is just as important as being gracious in defeat… we don’t have cots to throw our toys from - win, lose or draw… It’s just a game!
If Arc40k was an event that you could join in and play on any other weekend of the year - then earning the most Victory Points from the most wins might see you reach the summit of success. That path to overall victory - just winning and not being fun to play - is a potentially a path to disappointment.
Trophies, accolades, prizes are all great to strive for but these are just a bonus. At it’s heart Warhammer 40,000 is ruled by the random nature of dice games. For most participants, despite high aims and intentions, walking away at the end of the weekend, having played 6 great opponents, is
the win, regardless of where you might place.
Our Champions are all good winners - their opponents consistently tell us so - because they play for the win... but Play for Fun.
Playing for Fun, Not being that Guy, Painting your Army, and bringing an army Forged for Fun are all vital ingredients for becoming the Champion as well as everyone at Arc40k having a great experience.
So please Play for Fun - there’s more chance of winning if you do!
The team involved in organizing Arc40k, are passionate hobbyists where the game is just one part of the hobby. Being gracious in victory becomes just as important as being gracious in defeat…we don’t have cots to throw our toys out of…
It’s just a game!