I think that there is a maximum of 80 boards in the hall so 160 gamers in all.
and anybody coming into 40K will know what's expected when attending a GT.
anathema said:There is a difference between tournament play and campaign play and everyday pick up your toys and play.Thats what the rulespack is for. Everyone gets about 6 months to know what the system is, and its even less complicated than before. You simple get a football style scoring system with small bonuses for big wins. All you really need to know is the margin of victory and then try and win by more than that. The missions are all in the rulebook. I don't see how anyone needs much time to get used to trying to win TBH.
I have been playing for over 20 years with a reasonable rate of success. I have had my eyes opened by some seasoned Tournament Vets who have shown me a new way of looking at lists and composing armies, and what the victory conditions in a tournament actually mean. The rulespack is a tool to let you know how the mechanism is run. There is a difference between that and how to play at a tournament.
It's only a thought but it ties in things like a rules FAQ. The basics are in the rulebook so everyone gets to understand a tournament. Seasonal variations are addressed in a FAQ.