War of the Ring Escalation League Rules

I’ve done some thinking about the upcoming War of the Ring escalation league.

I’m a really, really big fan of them because leagues encourage regular play without imposing too much of a competitive atmosphere on things while, at the same time, making it easier to slowly work your way into a new army.

We’ve been talking about doing a Skirmish of the Rings league for a while now. Now, with War of the Ring out, we’ve been talking about doing one of those as well.

Something I’ve really wanted to see is a way to tie the skirmish game in with the larger scale game. That we have a fully fleshed out skirmish game that segues into a larger game is simply too good of an opportunity to pass on. This morning, on the way into work, I think I came up with how.

I’ve also tweaked the rules to prevent some of the abuses we’ve seen in the past, as well as to better reward the sort of thing we want to see more of, but have done an imperfect job of encouraging.

So, without further ado:

Draft Rules for the 2009 IFL War of the Ring Summer Escalation League.