Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Why we play?
The hobby as a whole interests us in some manner I mean honestly if you just like rolling dice you could just play craps, you will get free drinks while you play, and over all it sadly might be a cheaper hobby at this point. I think for each of us what keeps us in the game is a bit different. For myself personally I enjoy the hobby as a whole. So I complain a little less about the changes than most people and let me explain why. (I do however make jokes and talk a little trash but that’s not complaining. Don't be so serious.)
Our overlords at GW don’t make bad models. In fact with the plastic lines of late and the new directions they are taking I enjoy several of the model lines. I mean look at DE they are amazing models and the update of a completely new line was welcome. I enjoy the fact I get to put the little evil critters together then base them. I like to design the look and add custom nonsense to my stuff. It lets me model and be creative at the same time and really who wants to see the same Ork Warboss model in everyone’s army. It’s always cool to see what other people come up with. So from Resin to Plastic and even metal the look of the game isn’t shabby at all. Is there better out there, yep but there is a ton worse.
Speaking of painters over all the people I have met while playing with my little evil critters while rolling dice toward world domination have been a pretty great group of guys. I know that the stigma is that all gamers are lazy, large, smelly, geeky guys who live in the basement. I however have found that’s not true although there are a few of them that fit the bill. The reality is there is a bit of a mixture of everyone who games and I am constantly surprised by people who are interested in the game or who tell me they play. It always catches me by surprise. From Unicorns, to girls, to small one’s, fat one’s, and some the size of your head… wait… that’s coconuts.. you get the idea.
All those things and I am just now talking about the actual rules for throwing dice that prove your men are sissy’s and your emperor is false. The game itself is fun, I explain it to people all the time that its basically tabletop starkraft. I am sure that offends or annoys some of your reading but I don’t know a simpler way to explain the game to people who don’t know what it is. I love star Kraft it’s a great game and it has Marines and Xenos and people are angry and fighting all the time. Seems pretty close to the same to me. =P The game is fun and it’s never the same game. In any game tons of things could happen every game I play always has some epic moment that could be either funny or insane that me and the person playing will talk about later. The real kicker for me personally to add to all this is.
The cost of the game goes up but there isn’t a ton out there that gives you as much bang for your dollar at least for me personally when you break it down. I am sure you all have your own personal reasons for sticking around or enjoying our silly toy soldier game this is just a little reminder that sometimes you have to step back and remember the positives about the game and not get wrapped up in the negative that floats about the inter webs. Plus this is way more exceptable to the wife than spending several Saturdays a month eating at Hooter's and then going ot the strip club. =P