BECOMING A TOSSER

All Tossers enjoy an open invitation to Tosser events.

There are no dues or fees for membership and most of our events are free.  Tossers do occasionally offer compensation for services such as this website or to cover the cost of printing, but these are not mandatory for membership and are simply friendly reciprocities covering the occasional cost of organized gaming.

Becoming a Tosser is a process that begins with our primary event – the 40k campaign.

Over several years, the Tossers developed a process of invitation to its primary game event out of necessity stemming from limitations of table availability and game mechanics.  As demand to participate in our events exceeded spots open, a means of selecting who receives an invite was required.  Of course, this naturally progressed into a method of re-inviting players who were considered fun gamers.

Over time a membership of gamers, a collection of good friends, grew to become the Tossers.  Players wishing to join the Tossers must first participate in a 40k campaign as had every current Tosser.

Participants of a campaign who are not members are reviewed by Tossers at the conclusion of the event. The person is evaluated upon play style and gaming philosophy.  Players who demonstrate a concern for his/her opponent’s fun, a player who cares more about the hobby and fun than the win of a game and who has demonstrated good attendance is offered membership to become a Tosser (often referred to as “vets” or “campaign vets”).

Players wishing to participate in a campaign, beginning the process for membership, are most often evaluated by two members by playing evaluation games for the coming event. So far, the game is Warhammer 40,000 as this is our primary game event. The two members that played the evaluation games inform the other members of the player’s play style and if recommended, the player is invited to participate in the upcoming campaign.

At the campaign’s conclusion, the club members who also participated in that campaign meet and discuss each player hoping to become a member. There is no hardline vote. Rather, each member offers his/her recommendations and/or concerns to the other members and a consensus is reached. Usually a player is offered an invitation because no member in the discussion has any serious concern about that participant’s play style, game philosophy, or attendance.

Since this process began in 2004, every campaign has resulted in an invitation to membership of at least one participant.

Members also enjoy the privilege to vouch for a player with no evaluation games required for invitation to participate in a game event. The vouched-for player must still be evaluated at the end of that campaign by the other members.

If you wish to participate in a Warhammer 40,000 campaign event hosted by the Tossers, the best means is to introduce yourself to our members meeting at Game Empire, San Diego on Saturdays during the current campaign time (See Events).  Usually this initial meeting requires follow-up meetings in order to arrange evaluation games.

Sometimes, a current campaign has space available and if provided an invitation, you may be able to play right away.  Otherwise, if an invitation is offered, you may have to wait until the next campaign or until a spot opens in a current campaign.  Participants of a campaign that ends with an insufficient number of turns for a proper evaluation for membership will be offered another invitation to the next campaign.

More than just gaming, becoming a Tosser is joining a group of friends who really just want another excuse to hang out and have fun.  Often our newer members comment that the best thing about joining the Tossers is the camaraderie outside of the gaming.