Wednesday, 24 April 2013

What Do I Want Out of 40K?

Earlier today Fritz 40K, posted a question: "What do you want out of 40K?" Basically, outside of a tournament or league environment what do you want out of the game? He has some thoughts on that and here are mine.

1. I want to be able to immerse myself into the universe of 40K. It is one of the reasons why I get cheesed off some times and why I started to combine all club member games into the Midas Crusade. I love the universe of the game, often more than the game itself, and I want to feel that I'm taking a part in it. Even if I do lose more often than not.

2. I want to play games against people who aren't twinky powergamers or list optimizers. I don't get any enjoyment out of a game like that. Simple and fun games is where it is at where the game can swing back and forth before the end.

3. Missions. There is a reason that Battle Missions is my favourite sourcebook for 40K. The missions in the rulebook are basic and quite dull if I am honest. What you get from Battle Missions is a nice mix of possible engagements that may be slightly unfair to one side or the other but make for a far more interesting and enjoyable game.

4. Small games. I hate Apocalypse size games with a passion. Played them and just got bored. Give me a game between 1000pt and 1750pts and I'm happy.

1 comment:

  1. Couldn't agree with you more, on all counts. I like the point you make in 1. 'i love the universe of the game, often more than the game itself'. It's like you're speaking with my own voice!

    I'd add my own small to your list though, if I were to write mine: Social aspects: I play to have fun with my mates and socialise in ways I find hard to outside of the hobby, due to my AS. It gives me a way to relate to people and them to me