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Hello all, i have been wondering if anyone has wittnessed or heard of people playing against themselves, either in practise or just as somthing to do, i suppose i can be classed as a sado gamer as i do play against myself somtimes to kill the bordom, just the odd few models like 200pts worth or a IC against another IC. Somtime this helps me get rid of the bad dice if im rolling real crappy, i would appreicate your thoughts and oppinions on this, thanx.
 

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how would playing against yourself make you a sado?, unless the whole time your doing it your wearing leather or PVC and whipping yourself while calling yourself a dirty little bitch
 

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how would playing against yourself make you a sado?, unless the whole time your doing it your wearing leather or PVC and whipping yourself while calling yourself a dirty little bitch
Wondered this myself. But i think he means "sad-o" as opposed to "say-do", if you understand my poor attempt at explaining pronounciation

not sad at all, if you can get yourself in the right mindset it might let you see elementary mistakes you make or weaknesses in your strategy. Practice makes perfect, so by all means play against yourself

"Playing with yourself" is a different matter....(cue immature sniggering)
 

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I play against myself in alot of games, Warhammer included. Though I mostly play against myself when no one else wants to play, for instance I occasionally play seven sided games of Risk against myself.
 

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I do it a lot to be honest. when the redeemer first came out I proxied one and made a generic tournament army list with it vs. my tournament army list with a crusader to see which variant did better. it's a lot more effective than math hammering as that doesn't take into account range, cover, other units on the board etc. etc. if it makes me a "saddo" to practise my game before a big game then I'm sad. So is everyone who trains for sports by running or working out alone. same Principle....
 

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Well, considering that you can't goldfish in 40k, and opponents aren't always so easy to find, I don't see what's wrong with it.

*shrugs* You spend a lot of time goldfishing in magic, so the notion of taking things through several dry runs seems fairly sensible to me.
 

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Well, I AM a bit of a saddo (I say "a bit"), but I've done it once or twice and it isn't really sad. Lets you see what mistakes you commonly make and lets you find good tactics to use in future battles.

EDIT: Essentially, it's just training yourself. Its sadness is equivalent to using one of these:

 

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Nothing wrong with playing against yourself... as pointed out, it can help you spot flaws in your tactics and help you anticipate what an opponant might do when faced with your horde. Its not sad at all.
 

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Hello all, i have been wondering if anyone has wittnessed or heard of people playing against themselves, either in practise or just as somthing to do, i suppose i can be classed as a sado gamer as i do play against myself somtimes to kill the bordom, just the odd few models like 200pts worth or a IC against another IC. Somtime this helps me get rid of the bad dice if im rolling real crappy, i would appreicate your thoughts and oppinions on this, thanx.
*look around nervusly*

I have to admit that i am one but i'm on the other end. I do play normally but i will oftne play a 1500pts army agianst my self. I oftne do this to test new lists and when i started i played to learn the rules as i learn better by doing than reading.
 
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