Wow, longest title ever! For me at least.
Ok, deep breath…… Big sigh….. Gulp
I don’t know how to play 40K!
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DUN DUN DUUUUUUNNnnnn……
My friends and I have played it but we made up very simple rules ourselves. It was lots of fun but any serious player wouldn’t be able to stop laughing at us if they overheard us. In fact the closest I’ve ever got to actually playing the real game is when I recently played Space Crusade.
I love the 40K world, always have and in recent times I’ve grown to love Fantasy (AOS) too. I think the reason I have never played is due to four reasons.
- There’s so many bloody rules that I feel a little overwhelmed by it all.
- Patience has never been a strong point of mine. It’s got better as I’ve grwon older wiser and mostly slower.
- I haven’t really had anyone to play with. My best mate generally humours me with it all haha. I do have one friend who was into it but I guess he grew out of it.
- So many rules. Seriously!
I really, really would like to learn it. However I don’t want to join a club and go to games nights. I’m a people person, don’t get me wrong, but I’m a people person all day with my work. When I’m home, after I’ve done the Dad and Husband things I just want to lurk about in the dark with my little plastic men. Haha that’s a really creepy visual actually. What I mean is, I’m quite happy sitting at my table with my little overhead lamp sculpting and painting and losing myself in my imagination. I do aspire to learn one day. Just like I want to learn how to ride a motorbike, go and see all the castles throughout Europe, properly learn to play guitar (I can play but it’s more power chord stuff that any old punk can play), have my own business, record the ever allusive second album, etc etc.
I have tried to force my best mate to get into it but he has close to a thousand children now plus his own hobbies.
I have watched youtubes for beginners etc and I kind of just zone out haha. Then I Google Image something like Adeptus Arbites haha.
In an ideal world Id have a pal who was a lot smarter and patient than me who learnt all the rules, invited me over for beer and a game and taught me in person.
Heres a question for you.
I found Space Crusade to be quite fast paced and easy to grasp. Could I use the same rules for a game of 40k on a grander scale? Eg full on terrain and mass armies.
I hope I haven’t lost any of you after my confession hehe. At least I was honest and at least I am a 40K admirer and hobby enthusiast.
Lobe to hear all your thoughts and suggestions.
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