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Re: The Emperor's blockparty RPG ghetto style
« Reply #30 on: July 11, 2015, 05:04:49 pm »
Yeah, a lot of kids and teens play Warhammer, so Games Workshop is probably careful about going in for that kind of stuff too much.  Dark Elves/Eldar and Slaanesh aside, of course.  Hell, I must've been introduced to Warhammer Fantasy when I was around 13 or so.

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« Reply #31 on: July 12, 2015, 02:14:05 am »
Speaking of Fantasy, anyone here still play, and tried Age of Sigmar yet?
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« Reply #32 on: July 12, 2015, 03:09:57 am »
I haven't played since 7th edition was first out  :lol:

Never even heard of Age of Sigmar up until now.

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« Reply #33 on: July 12, 2015, 04:26:31 am »
Warhammer of whatever sort seems particular able to fascinate and of my friends that actually play.. they are REALLY into it, 40k mostly. Although much less familiar with the fantasy side and it's story, I like the models better. I think this just reflects a taste for fantasy over scifi generally, but even the 40k material is full of mystical things. This I think I like best, the blending of elements of both. Also kind of a freak for Shadowrun for this reason.
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« Reply #34 on: July 18, 2015, 12:01:19 am »
I haven't played since 7th edition was first out  :lol:

Never even heard of Age of Sigmar up until now.

Age of Sigmar just came out, they don't even have all the base rules yet.  Didn't stop them from selling a starter box, but whatever.

It's a completely different game, enough that the Fantasy crowd here had a major hissy fit, talked shit about Games Workshop, and have since stopped playing completely.  My friend, who owns the game store I frequent, has never seen anything like this from the GW community, he says.

I tried it, and it was fun.  Not balanced by any means, but still pretty fun.  Best part is, the rules are free for now and forever, and it doesn't care what your models are as long as have something appropriately sized.
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« Reply #35 on: July 18, 2015, 05:06:35 pm »
I haven't played since 7th edition was first out  :lol:

Never even heard of Age of Sigmar up until now.

Age of Sigmar just came out, they don't even have all the base rules yet.  Didn't stop them from selling a starter box, but whatever.

It's a completely different game, enough that the Fantasy crowd here had a major hissy fit, talked shit about Games Workshop, and have since stopped playing completely.  My friend, who owns the game store I frequent, has never seen anything like this from the GW community, he says.

I tried it, and it was fun.  Not balanced by any means, but still pretty fun.  Best part is, the rules are free for now and forever, and it doesn't care what your models are as long as have something appropriately sized.

See I like the idea of playing under alternative rules with a bunch of old boardgame pieces and toy trucks or something. It could be a great way to build up the player base over time and get folks into the more formal games. I certainly don't play in part because I have no taste for model hobbies and won't pay vast sums for an army worth playing. Having read the books and with a fair grasp of the rules I've been offered "spare armies" at reasonable prices and know exactly how that would go. I pay money so they can get a new Dreadnought model, then they get to spank the army sold with it.

Nothing worse than a shady Warhammer dealer.
I'll have to ask around about this Age of Sigmar thing and see what reactions I get.
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