Joker wrote:Problem is not to invite KoW community to participate, problem is to persuade actual ETC community (and especially WFB community) to add KoW in the ETC...
I think the differences in speed of play will be an issue in practicality + breach in tradition for some, which will bring up some resistance.
Frankly, tables can't go above 6x4 for space concerns. Even if they could (at the expense of reducing team size from 8 to 6 for example, and keeping the table rows the same length), the kind of army size that requires 8x4 playing field becomes extremely impractical for international travel. This means KoW is capped at 2500 points, so thats as far as the "macro" element goes.
In terms of additions to game depth, while we can push for certain iterations which don't breach the design brief, they will likely mostly impact listbuilding rather than actual game time. So thats 2 hours for games, with the usual half hour for pairing.
This isn't a "Doom & Gloom" kind of post, more of a realisation that if we are talking KoW at the ETC, we are looking at 9 games over the three days rather than the usual 6. I think it may be worth thinking about pros and cons of that change for a bit.