In your FACE, @thewarn
It’s because they’re increasingly doubling down on the space marines which are the fascists of the 40k universe.
“As nerds have got richer, nerd culture has grown”
I think only the second half of that sentence is accurate.
I think it’s about bacteria.
Makes perfect sense.
Orks are really the only sympathetic race
They’ve got a job going for a background content writer.
How hard can 40k fanfic be?
his mighty chainsword…
I hate how it’s always Catan that’s cited when penoid board games are mentioned at a high level.
The Story Of O(rcs)
Actually sort of a dream job?
Like it’s probably all really about world building, creating timelines and brief story outlines. All of the fun bits of writing, none of the actually hard bits.
So I think that one of the reasons they’re doing well is that they’re deliberately lowering the barrier to entry by releasing more small squad games - Blood Bowl, Shadespire, and most recently Kill Team, which I gather is basically skirmish-scale 40k.
None of this is my cup of tea, but from being adjacent to it (common venues with my stuff) it seems that Shadespire in particular is doing really well, and there was a lot of launch hype for Kill Team.
If you want a super meaty Star Trek game, check out Frontiers.
This is bullshit
But at what cost to their dignity?
Have never met a single human (they’re all single!) that plays warhammer. Not one
My brother has a side-hustle in painting miniatures for people who lack the time/skill to do it themselves and he’s definitely seen an uptick in that lately. Not just personal commissions, but also shops (both GW and indies) asking him to paint demo models for them.
(He’s really fucking good at it and also just happens to be an actual astrophysicist so I’m kind of a bit jealous but also fair play to him)