FTN Episode 449 – Convention ReCaps – NoVA Is a Blast!

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After an action packed weekend we’re back to our normal schedule.  We talk a little about the NOVA Open and the incredible hobby on display that weekend.  The Necrons took the crown and it’s hard to even consider them being stopped at this point.  The back half of the show has us asking ‘what makes a Codex good?’  What are your thoughts on that?

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It’s just Tanya, Adam and Paul this week.  Red should be returning next week.  We know we’ve been missing some Chaos hot takes without him.

Paul hit Dragon Con in ATL and the NOVA Open in DC last weekend.  It was a whirlwind but still amazing on all counts. The armies on display at NOVA might have been better pound for pound than you see at any tournament anywhere in the world.

Later in the episode we ask ‘What makes a Codex good?’  Like how do you judge is the book is awesome and what is your criteria?  Is one good list enough?  Is a unit to underpin your entire army list all you need?  Do you need 4 or 5 ways to build a competitive list to tickle your fancy?

I definitely like to see books with several build options and archetypes available before I call a Codex great. With that said I know I’ve certainly been more than satisfied as long as I could play my faction and win more games than I lost and occasionally take hope a top prize at an event.

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Paul Murphy – Host

Adam Camileri
Red Powell
Tanya Gates

Justin Troop – troopsmash
Christopher Morgan – captain morgan
Ricky Addington
Josh Ginn