Last year I polled the known Finalists that received byes. This year I want to expand that as much as I can to the rest of the state. I sent out a few questions to the 2014 Finalists to get a glimpse of history, insight, perspective, and advise.
I’ve met Patrick briefly during the practice events, but never any lengthy discussions. We’ve discussed rules and model questions so I look forward to seeing what he’s sneaking into the Final. This is Patrick’s first time to qualify at Gamers N Geeks.
JBW: Hey, Thanks for taking the time to talk to me. So how did you get into 40K?
Not a problem. I started 40k after I got out of the military. A bunch of my friends were playing and I asked what they were playing. Turns out they were playing a super huge game. This is back at the end of 3rd ed, before apocalypse, they had me guessing the range for the artillery. In the end the Orks beat the Tau, and I was hooked!
JBW: Do you have other armies? Would you mind giving us a quick list of them?
I play Eldar and Chaos Space Marines. I also have a splash of IG and vanilla Marines. Currently considering getting back into Tyranids.
JBW: What’s your favorite part of the game, is it the hobby, gaming, or something else?
I love the simulation. I love tactical diversity. I have also recently discovered (through another player, thanks Johnny lol) the joy of painting. Before November, I painted my army with permanent markers lol.
JBW: In your opinion what qualities do you think makes for a good tournament player, or a good player overall?
You have to be able to enjoy the game even if you are losing. The more fun you have the more fun your opponent will have. If the tourney isn’t fun, its pointless. Making sure everyone has fun isn’t just the responsibility of the TO, it’s the responsibility of every player.
JBW: This is your first time attending the CAGE Match. What do you look forward to by attending this event?
Good competition, innovative lists, and a whole lot of fun crammed into a small time.
JBW: Some players look at the CAGE Match as an uber-competitive event. While it does have a competitive side, not all of the players are hard-core competitors. What type of game do you enjoy the most?
Enjoy a great deal of tactical depth, and diversity of style. The more different a game is from the last the better.