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Seriously? Are these rules actually legit? They aren't some massive April Fools joke?

The Grail Vow: You can re-roll all failed to hit rolls for this unit, if before rolling the dice, you hold aloft a grail or goblet and shout 'for the lady' in a heroic voice

EDIT: This has to be GW trolling right? These aren't actually serious?
 

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Seriously? Are these rules actually legit? They aren't some massive April Fools joke?

The Grail Vow: You can re-roll all failed to hit rolls for this unit, if before rolling the dice, you hold aloft a grail or goblet and shout 'for the lady' in a heroic voice

What the actual fuck is that? Are they trying to make us look like desperate virgins who have lost any shred of dignity or self-semblance of being a normal functioning human being? Fuck this AOS to death
"BIG NEWS: There is not going to be a big rule book. However, there is already in the worls a set of rules for competetive and tournament play.

Points dont matter so much, because everything will be based on scenarios. There will be - his words - literally hundreds. You will never need to play the same scenario twice.

Added to this there are dozens of campaigns in the works, all of which will expand on the rules and warscrolls available.

Additionally, the 'silly' special rules already seen in the warscroll releases have been done as a homage to older characters and units. These are not due to continue going forward.

So - no BRB, but there will be rules for competition. Oh, and list building is now avcomplished througj working out the sinergy between wars rolls. As you dont have to pay for equiptment anymore, and optimizing is therefore out the window, getting units to work more efficiently is all accomplished through which warscrolls you choose and how they can make the units around them better."
 

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The Emperor Protects
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So if I went down to GW today and someone tried to use any of those stupid rules...? I can just ignore them?
 

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So if I went down to GW today and someone tried to use any of those stupid rules...? I can just ignore them?
Pretty sure you can easily say "Lets ignore the stupid rules" and people would say "Aye". The other ruleset isn't out yet, but I see it more as a rule addition to play with your friends - Not against strangers.
 

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So if I went down to GW today and someone tried to use any of those stupid rules...? I can just ignore them?
Some of my favorite (most hated) rules:

Vermin Lord / Grey Seer (cant remember which): Roll a 13 on 2d6, you automatically win the game.
Seems impossible right? Nope, Karios Fateweaver allows you to set a roll to any number you want.

Konrad Von Carstien: If you talk to Konrad in the hero phase, reroll to hit. If he talks back to you: Reroll to hit and wound.

Masque of Slaanesh: If you dance you get a reroll, if your opponent dances with you, reroll to hit and wounds.

Bloodwrack Medusa: When fighting in close combat, if your opponent looks you in the eye: +1 / reroll.

Yeah, there is no way im touching Age of Sigmar even if the Dark Gods themselves offered to make me a Daemon Prince no strings attached.

Sticking to 8th and 8.5 edition thank you very much.
 

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What's wrong with a couple of funny rules as such? Like any rules you don't *have* to follow them if you opponent aggrees, and if they insist you do them then simply don't play them. Or don't hold up a grail and don't get your re-rolls.

This game isn't meant to be serious, otherwise people get bogged down finding loop holes in the rules, and if the main problem you have with AoS is that you have to hold a grail up for some re-rolls then you are doing pretty well.
 

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Personally, I love what i've seen so far.

Im the kind of player who gives a 'Waaagh' when charging, and trades in-character banter in challenges - this sense of fun appeals to me, rather than the more serious nature of WHFB. I am currently more excited than ever at the idea of battling in the Old World!

I get that a lot (lot lot lot) of people won't like AoS, but its like the RP world; no-ones gonna force you to play this 'edition' - chances are, if you don't like it then your regular gaming buddies aren't the kind to either, and you can just go on playing what you like.
 

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The Kairos/Screaming Bell thing has already become a 'thing' on some other groups.

I've been watching people trying to abuse legit rules... a MASSIVE debate right now is that you can start the game with just Nagash, get outnumbered bonuses, and then use Nagash to summon every undead, because one way to interpret the rules is that he knows every summon spell on every battle scroll.

Oh, and then there's the High Elf Prince on a Griffon that is supposed to be able to attack more than Imrik, because he gets all of his lance attacks, all of his sword attacks, then all of his griffon beak attacks and all of his claw attacks.


On the other hand, I love the High Elf 3-dragon formation, because dragons were why I played Fantasy to start. The 'Haughty' joke rule is good for a laugh or two.

Magic: the Gathering made three entire sets of joke cards.
 

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Konrad Von Carstien: If he talks back to you: Reroll to hit and wound.
I personally love this one. Does your opponent have to hear Konrad talk back to you, or can the model simply speak into your mind I wonder... hehe.

I'm with Nord on this, these rules are just for a laugh and shouldn't be taken as gospel or seriously. If you want to use them, do it. If you don't, don't. Nobody is going to make you use these rules.


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This reminds me of:

Did anyone else ever (back when they were about 8 years old and first getting into warhammer) take the models into school, and play random made up games with them? I distinctly remember having some old 1 piece Empire Halberdiers and Guardians with Lasguns, building earthworks in the school field, and then flicking stones at them to knock them off the walls. First person to have all their models flicked off lost.

Essentially, this is what AoS is to me, 20 years later.
 

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The Emperor Protects
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As Vaz said. It was fun before, if it wasn't you were playing it wrong.

This is for fucking children.
 

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Really? They destroy the world (but not really) and change the bases, hand you a 4-page rules set, and the silly rules are what you're bitching about?
 

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This reminds me of:

Did anyone else ever (back when they were about 8 years old and first getting into warhammer) take the models into school, and play random made up games with them? I distinctly remember having some old 1 piece Empire Halberdiers and Guardians with Lasguns, building earthworks in the school field, and then flicking stones at them to knock them off the walls. First person to have all their models flicked off lost.

Essentially, this is what AoS is to me, 20 years later.
Yes. This exactly.

I just had the same discussion a few days ago.

Age of Sigmar had totally changed the purpose of the game. It was a competition. Now it has to be a collaboration between the players otherwise it doesn't seem to make sense.
 

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Guys, it's just a game. There really is no need to get so worked up about it. Ranting and swearing is more childish than the game itself.
Also remember that everything that GW produces is for kids, it's just that adults play it too.
 
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