PAGE CC 40k Ladder Rules
Below are the rules for the PAGE Center City Warhammer 40,000 ladder. All rules should be followed in good faith and with good spirit toward fellow competitors. Any issues that do come up will be resolved by simple vote among the players. Questions, or ideas should be sent to the PAGE CC mailing list for discussion.
Current standings are at Warhammer40k.Standings.
Core rules for the ladder are as follows.
- All players begin as "Unranked," at the bottom of the standings.
- Any player may challenge any other player at any point.
- Players must resolve challenges they have received before issuing or resolving their own challenges.
- Challenges received by a player should be resolved in order from the highest ranked challenger to the lowest.
- When a player defeats a higher ranked player, they are elevated to the rank immediately above the defeated player.
- When a player achieves a draw with a higher ranked player, they are elevated to the rank immediately below the opposing player.
The following delineate key practical issues. Critically, players should put out their best efforts to schedule around each other and make games happen!
- Players may challenge a particular other player at most once every two weeks.
- Games may be played at PAGE CC sessions or elsewhere.
- Specific challenges need not be made for a match to be included in the ladder---all games among the competitors count!
- Match results must be promptly reported to Joe to be included in the standings.
- Players must report all results, even if they do not affect the standings, so they can be tallied correctly!
- Challenges must be resolved in a reasonable time period, otherwise one player must concede.
- If players cannot amicably agree on which side has posed the weightier logistical barriers and should concede, then the remainder of the group will decide by a simple majority vote; if the vote is a tie, the challenged player concedes.
- Concessions affect standings, but do not affect win/loss/draw tallies.
Many players may want to experiment with multiple factions (races) from the 40k universe, and the following note how they may do so within the ladder.
- Players need not use the same army list for every match; the ladder is free form and meant to work alongside open gaming, specific challenges or match ideas, campaigns, etc.
- Players may compete in the standings with multiple factions, but each faction will be listed and competes as a separately ranked entry.
- Players issuing a challenge must make clear both which faction they are challenging with and which faction they are challenging if either player has multiple armies competing in the standings.
- In matches resolving a specific challenge, players must play the faction that has been challenged.
- The latest published Codex books must be used in all games.
Players should agree on the basics of their matches beforehand as usual, but the following outline some basics for ladder purposes.
- Games above 750 points (per player) affect the "Long Board" standings.
- Games at or below 750 points (per player) affect the "Short Board" standings.
- Applicable standings are determined by the point value limit established for the match, not the points fielded by either player.
- Mission and deployment parameters and rules may be determined by the players in any fashion (rolling against mission tables, a priori agreement, campaign requirements, etc).
Although they require some rules additions to work well, multiplayer games are great fun and are accepted as ladder results.
- In a free-for-all multiplayer game, results are determined against the highest ranked player in the game.
- In a team multiplayer game, results are determined against the lowest ranked player in the team with the highest ranked player in the game.
- PAGE CC has developed a collection of multiplayer house rules which will be posted shortly and should generally be used.
PAGE CC is very easy going about paint, proxies, etc, but the following list some simple rules that should be followed in this regard.
- Proxies are accepted but must be reasonably distinguishable and sized similarly to the standard model.
Questions or comments should be directed to the PAGE CC mailing list!