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Offline YPU

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #255 on: December 02, 2013, 06:13:42 PM »
Well, that settles it, I am dragging him over with his boxed set if I have to.

I recall going looking for that set on the GW site last year or so and finding it gone. In my mind it was still that "new" game from them. I started feeling old then.  lol
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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #256 on: December 03, 2013, 09:18:51 AM »
Back in the day the art certainly inspired the sculptors. I think that is still the case today, but nowadays the artists seem to also have gotten the brief to have the art closely match the sculpts... Leading to a closed feedback loop and an increasingly uninspired idiosyncratic style. As well as a lot general turdpolishing to increase sales thrown on top of that.  :'(

Remember, these days Games Workshop no longer produces games for customers, they produce profit for shareholders, "customers" are merely a resource used in the manufacture of their main product "dividend". (Wow, cynicism, I actually do still care... a bit, I guess.... Nope, it's gone again... :?)


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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #257 on: December 03, 2013, 09:51:58 AM »
I liked John Blanche's big battle scenes. And on the rare occasions they showed models painted by him, the style he used matched his artwork - or so I thought - right doen to the palette used.

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #258 on: December 03, 2013, 01:24:31 PM »
No worries, mate.

I happen to agree.
I am just one of those that remembers the 'good old days' of GW fondly..... :'(


I think we all feel that way Mate :)
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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #259 on: December 03, 2013, 02:04:31 PM »
I think we all feel that way Mate :)

The White Dwarf battle report used to be bloody brilliant reads to bring to the shitter.

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #260 on: December 03, 2013, 02:18:06 PM »
BUT, and here's a BIG BUTT, many of the new games and minis with game with are by-products of the GW machine.  Disaffected GW staffers off to take their industry knowledge and begin their own gaming companies.  Often with better merchandise and games (Not that that's too hard).  So in a strange way, thank you GW for being such turds and motivating people away from your games into new directions.  I've said it quite often lately, with the demise of the Golden Days of GW has given birth to a whole new generation of games and game companies and well, it's never been better to be in this hobby!

That said, there are a handful of new games and game companies that have shamelessly tried to match the GW Model and have their initial offers in the form of overpriced components and half-baked games (Road/Kill anyone??) but thankfully Gamers are more savvy today as well, and those projects seem to die quick and well-deserved deaths....

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #261 on: December 03, 2013, 04:03:34 PM »
The White Dwarf battle report used to be bloody brilliant reads to bring to the shitter.
agree, WDs and miniature catalogs by citadel or foundry are the best "Throne readings" ever... well maybe DIY catalogs too

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #262 on: December 03, 2013, 04:44:24 PM »
I liked John Blanche's big battle scenes. And on the rare occasions they showed models painted by him, the style he used matched his artwork - or so I thought - right doen to the palette used.

Ian Miller's art for GW (as seen above) defines Warhammer/40k for me. Angus McBride's covers for the old MERP RPG do the same for Middle-Earth.
« Last Edit: December 03, 2013, 04:46:01 PM by Momotaro »

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #263 on: December 03, 2013, 04:46:10 PM »
and here's a BIG BUTT

Well, people tend to like them (or lie)...

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #264 on: December 03, 2013, 04:47:32 PM »
Well, people tend to like them (or lie)...

Word is, the other brothers may deny.... lol

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #265 on: December 03, 2013, 05:17:10 PM »
I'm a Librarian and I prefer this version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuZSfvHHMr4
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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #266 on: December 03, 2013, 06:51:19 PM »
So apparently the new big 40K online multiplayer battle game is going to be made by the same folks who made Ride to Hell: Retribution.

http://www.pcgamer.com/2013/12/02/warhammer-40k-moba-storm-of-vengeance-announced/

This is interesting, because while I didn't play Ride to Hell: Retribution myself, it seems people I know - and the internet in general - have some, uh, salty things to say about that game and it's makers:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VA3vijm17Bs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zo2k7nm-4nc

Given GW's current philosophy, I wonder if this was a case of the lowest bid winning.

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #267 on: December 03, 2013, 07:33:50 PM »
The hysterical laughter reminds me of 'Oh, ladder goat ... you're so random.'

(Have a peek on Youtube if you're confused) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggB33d0BLcY
« Last Edit: December 04, 2013, 11:16:51 AM by Cubs »
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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #268 on: December 09, 2013, 11:03:34 PM »
Well, I have good news.  it seems, the more things change, the more they do indeed stay the same!

Earlier today, whilst enjoying the Letters column in this back-issue of White Dwarf (issue #70, from October 1985), I chanced upon this little gem of letter. Enjoy.

"Dear WD,

"Yes it's me again, and yes I have written to complain, again! It concerns this month's supposedly 'Giant Sized' edition [WD68]. On counting the pages that actually include articles and not ads, and by comparing them with last month's edition, I find that articles in WD this month have increased by. . . one whole page!

"I find this quite incredible when nine of the thirty-four pages of ads are advertising Games Workshop products and events. OK, so WD is still the best RPG mag, but if you increase advertising space as much over the next two years as you have over the last two, then in 1987 we are going to have eighty pages of ads and twenty of articles.

"You may not give a damn about the image of RPGs but some of us out here do, so buck your ideas up or you'll not only lose a few readers but lower the whole tone of RPGs to the level of the cretinous cartoon and plastic bendy toy image.

"Yours angrily,
Lee Mansfield, High Wycombe."

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #269 on: December 10, 2013, 12:11:29 AM »
Damn, I think Lee could sue them for nicking his idea!  Are ideas IP? :D

 

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