ABSTRACT PRINCIPLES of 40k
Inspired by years of experience and conversation, Abstract Principles is a systematic theory that produces a definition of 40k itself. The essay discusses player skill and luck, game balance, list building, as well as types of 40k player. A must-read for the experienced player.
INTRODUCTION - An overview of the purpose of this essay.
TYPES OF 40k PLAYER - A discussion of what different kinds of players want from the game.
LUCK AND SKILL - Defining the role of player skill in a dice game.
GAME BALANCE - Understanding the role that imbalance plays in 40k.
LIST BUILDING - A look at the pre-game set-up.
WHAT IS 40k? - A definition of the game itself, and the purpose for playing it.
APPENDICES - Some ideas that didn't make it into the flow of the essay itself.