Sir_Joker Legal-Team

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  • from Austria
  • Member since Jul 29th 2015
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About Me
About Me
Philip / "Sir_Joker"

Where are you from? Austria

What do you do for living?
I am currently finishing my studies in Law and Economics. Furthermore working as a communication consultant and rhetoric trainer.

Since when are you in the Hobby?
I have started with WHFB 6. Edition and am playing competitively since then.

How did you get into the Hobby?
We had a local gaming store which was very active and supported the community a lot by hosting events and providing rooms for a local gaming club. This infrastructure and the overwhelming positive vibe of the people attending events, hosting painting sessions and offer help whenever necessary was the driving factor to get me interested in tabletops. I have found many great friends since then and see tabletop as an integral part of my life. Personally I enjoy competitive play the most.

Which armies do you play?
Mainly Vampires (since 6. Ed. - 4 ETC participations including a 2nd rank finish), Dread Elfs and Highborn Elves but I have played Kingdom of Equantaine, Warriors and Empire regularly at tournaments as well.

Why do you support the 9th Age project?
Tabletop is a hobby that accompanied me for many years now and offered me the possibility to get to know a lot of people I would not want to miss in my life. After the Warhammer Fantasy meltdown happened all players in our national community had the same fears, mainly that the community would break apart because every group would come up with their own "customHammer".

As a regular tournament and event organizer it quickly became clear that the only way to prevent this was to get all national event organizers together and agree on a common system. It is my firm believe that players will never be able to agree on a "best" system (it's a question of personal preference after all) but we can provide the needed event structure with a common system to show people that there is still a way to use their beloved armies and to re-unify the community.

After an evaluation of all the different options available the 9th Age was the most promising candidate. It had a very good international reputation which would give the project an internationally supported standing. Furthermore the project seemed to incorporate a rule system that addresses all the issues of 8th with the over all goal to maximize playability of units and most importantly fun. In short: The rules we always wanted but GW never delivered.

What is your personal role in the 9th Age project team?
I am focusing my efforts on communication with the community and rules design. Regarding rules I focus on staying true to the core principles known but don't have any objections to change them if need be. My over all goal is to maintain the same feeling without any rules discussions / FAQ / balancing issues.

I see it as one of the most important tasks to inform interested players about our project. I try as often as possible to give inside views on the current project status in threads and PMs, provide reasoning why we do things the way we do and generally like to thank people for their invaluable feedback. The community is why we are putting so much effort into this project - staying closely in touch with our audience is immensely important for us.
Personal Details
Student of Law & Economics; Rhetoric trainer and communication consultant
Tabletop, Magic the Gathering, Cooking, Golf, Skiing, Debating