JBW: Hey Tera, Thanks for taking the time to talk to me. So how did you get into 40K?
My gate way drug into miniatures was Malifaux… eventually I branched out into 40K (because the models were cool and all the cool kids were doing it). But just to be touchy feely you can say, “I did it so that my husband and I could grow closer together by having a joint hobby.”
JBW: What other Games/ Systems do you play?
Pretty much any Wyrd products (Malifaux, Puppet Wars, Evil baby orphanage) due to being a Henchman and all, Board games (love Arkham horror and the like) and Diablo (my only computer/console game of the last decade).
JBW: Do you have other 40K armies? Would you mind giving us a quick list of them? What armies do you see yourself starting in the future?
I was introduced to the game playing Orks (borrowing the hubby’s of course) but branched out into Daemons due to how the models looked and the fluff. I mean come on who doesn’t want to team up the Seven Deadly Sins god with the Lord of Change (aka. the Angry Librarian) god? 😀
I’ll probably get full on into playing Orks later, I love the conversions that you can make and all the dice they throw! That and George already got me some custom Killa Kans… (Pinchy Pinchy!)
JBW: In your opinion what do you think makes a good tournament player?
Having a good attitude and patience. As long as you’re out to have a good time and not just wipe your opponent off the table, you’re someone I’d like to play.
JBW: What excites you about this particular tournament?
Being part of the player base. I’m very new to the game and got in on a fluke, but hope that as I get my ass handed to me on a platter that I learn how to become a better player.
JBW: You are the first female to attend the Final. Did your husband George drag you into this, or do you have your own love for miniature wargaming?
Being a spectator at the CAGE match last year was a lot of fun. I’m sure I was bothersome by asking so many random questions, but I had a blast. As I said, this year I got in on a fluke, but am very happy that I’ll get to be part of all this. (imagine me waving to all the tables in Crimson Castle and all of the other CAGE match glory-ness)
I’m not in it to win it, I mean come on I now, I’m really new to the game and have NO Delusions of Grandeur, but I want to learn and become a better player. Being born and bred by engineers, to be an engineer, taught me that the best way to learn is through trials by fire/ pain and suffering. It helps you to remember and learn from your mistakes. (and yes while I type this I have a shit eating grin on my face)
JBW: Say there was someone reading this who wants to try and qualify for the 2015 Cage Match at their local store. What advice would you give them?
Play as often as you can against anyone who will play and at all point levels (this shows the strengths and weaknesses of the armies better). The more you play, the different kinds of armies and players you play, will strengthen you as a player. Change up your list fairly regularly to see what works best. Also… For the love of GOD have your army painted before the qualifier…. Seriously… My eyes are burning….