Games Workshop

Blood bowl >Warhammer > 40k > Gorkamorka > Talisman

The opening para of that is pretty special

Wurrremma*

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Alarm goes off, rushes in to thread, gasping and spluttering: ‘with inc…’ d’oh!

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Man O’ War > all of them @harru

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Bit of a missed trick to not talk much about the success of all the “non-core” games they’ve been releasing, imho.

Also the important social function of giving the card game penoids a demographic to look down on.

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Someone bumped an old GW thread earlier with this article

what do working class nerds like

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Can Games Workshop threads should have ‘(not dead)’ in the title please

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I bought a few copies of White Dwarf back in 1987. I liked looking at the painted figurines but couldn’t work out how you were supposed to play a game with them. Still don’t :slight_smile:

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Very happy at this, even though they fleece their customers, was going to go into the shop in Croydon just out of pity but felt…

why are you staring? Its a legitimate hobby

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It’s a testament to the continuing survival - nay thriving - of Games Workshop that two other new threads were posted afterwards, too.

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Okay I’m calling this official.

Theo’s power mad

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Posting threads about Games Workshop on community.drownedinsound.com is like heroin for middle-class nerds

Maybe the real heroin is the middle-class nerd friends we made along the way

Very much had a similar experience with 40K as the writer here, met some kids when I moved schools when I was about 11 who were into it, and spent the next few years becoming more interested, never had the cash to go full blown obsessed which is for sure a good thing, but had a decentish collection by the end (not sure where it is now) and a lot of copies of White Dwarf.

I do think that the 40K universe is one of the great works of shared sci-fi world building, as much as anything like the Foundation novels or Culture books, certainly more so than something like Star Wars.

And like lots of people, I rarely ever played actual games, was more about the painting / lore.

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I have been inside a Games Workshop

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Yeah, I don’t know how true this is, but I definitely feel like their LOTR tie in post-films played a big part in their modern success.

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Took me a while to work out which was the cool option here.