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post Jul 14 2011, 08:27 PM
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post Jul 14 2011, 09:04 PM
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post Jul 14 2011, 10:17 PM
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Nice Dave!

I think there is a piece of all of us in that.....

Well done!

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post Jul 15 2011, 10:43 PM
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Great write up, thanks for the angle


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post Jul 16 2011, 11:40 AM
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What an awesome read!

It is worth taking the time to look back at some of the games that have come and gone. For myself there was Epic that never got off the ground, Inquisitor suffered the same, Warmaster that saw a period of enjoyment before going back in the box, Mordheim that had its run whilst I was too busy to really embrace it, and Fantasy who just lost the love to 40K despite seven army changes!

I don't think that any of these games will be remembered in a negative light, despite getting no attention these days. At my stage in life I'm just starting full-time work, and suffering all the time constraints that come with that. Then there are the ever-increasing number of new games that catch my eye. On top of that, whenever you begin to make more of a commitment to one game, the others inevitably suffer...

So thanks for the write-up. One of the nice things about being part of this hobby for a reasonably long time is the nostalgia of all the games gone by. Perhaps I shouldn't be so hasty getting rid of both of my Warmaster armies...
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post Jul 16 2011, 03:08 PM
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Interesting read, its nostalgic looking back all all those times when those different games came out and what was happening in those times of our lives. I can still remember reading about 3rd ed on the train back to Chelsea coming back from the original melbourne GW and thinking wtf has happened here?

Such memories....

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post Jul 16 2011, 06:10 PM
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My first experience in gaming was Talisman so great to see someone else who started that way smile.gif


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post Jul 16 2011, 06:51 PM
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+1 to this. Although in my case it was the Fighting Fantasy books followed very closely by Heroquest and Space Crusade that started my path to gaming.


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post Jul 16 2011, 11:24 PM
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I played Hero Quest at after school care in grade 2. Funnily those memories are as sharp and clear as any other memorable event from those times. I got Space Crusade for my fifth birthday, and I remember buying my first 40K miniature, an Eldar jetbike, and painting it in a retarded brass, red and white scheme with Tamiya oils, with black flames on the canopy.

It's 20 years on and what I was assured was a phase is probably more deeply ingrained in my heart than ever.

I now have hotrod flames on my forearms forever, and still paint them on things whenever I get the chance.


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post Jul 18 2011, 08:02 AM
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I was Heroquest in my younger years and then nothing except for reading lore as i moved alot due to the rents being in the army. Only now trying D&D and picking up Mercs to try as my first game.....once i can pick up the courage to try painting


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post Jul 18 2011, 01:40 PM
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Good lord, Dave, but you do waffle on!

That completely aside, it's brought a nostalgic tear to my eye to remember times gone by and those that have "been lost" to us.

But more promising than that, is those that are left behind and those still to come.

Excellent write up, I look forward to a game with you soon!





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post Jul 25 2011, 04:32 PM
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QUOTE(fmi1979 @ Jul 16 2011, 06:51 PM) *

+1 to this. Although in my case it was the Fighting Fantasy books followed very closely by Heroquest and Space Crusade that started my path to gaming.


This was exactly my route into gaming also. Do you remember the TV commercials for Heroquest and Space Crusade that were on after school? smile.gif

Heroquest led to Advanced Heroquest which led to all the other GW games.

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post Jul 25 2011, 09:19 PM
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QUOTE(Lockjaw @ Jul 25 2011, 04:32 PM) *
Do you remember the TV commercials for Heroquest and Space Crusade that were on after school? smile.gif


Yup! With the kids around the table and one going "I'll use my broadsword!" and the next "Fire of wrath!" Good times! armata_PDT_14.gif

Edited. Far out, is there anything which isnt on Youtube? armata_PDT_37.gif

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

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post Jul 26 2011, 06:15 PM
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Good times Dave. smile.gif

I remember firing rubber bands into my brothers historical lead minis when I was 7 or so and then playing my first Arc at 13 in Battletech. Gaming has been with me almost as long as I've been able to walk, ohmy.gif


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post Jul 26 2011, 07:59 PM
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My first introduction to gaming was Heroquest and space crusade followed by the Fabled Lands books.

I spent ages making bigger and bigger dungeons for Heroquest. I always wanted more. We ran games using multiple boards, and later home made boards. But there was never enough squares, never enough models for the action I wanted...

Then I was introduced to Warhammer. And my mind was blown
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post Aug 14 2011, 04:41 PM
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I love your thoughts Dave.

Many thanks for your article and your contribution to our gaming community.
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post Aug 14 2011, 10:56 PM
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I wasn't sure if I was wasting my time when I was half way through that, but at the end I knew that I wasn't at all :-)

Well done.
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post Aug 17 2011, 01:41 PM
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I've read this again today. Its inspired me somewhat, and with that I move back onto project I have dismissed. I don't need to play games that I love at a competetive level to get my kicks, I just need to play them with friends and get the enjoyment back I have had in times past.

Viva la Nerdy Games!

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post Aug 21 2011, 07:40 PM
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QUOTE(Oveja_Negras @ Aug 14 2011, 04:41 PM) *

I love your thoughts Dave.

Many thanks for your article and your contribution to our gaming community.


Here, here. I truly miss those days, the road trips and the late Saturday nights in the middle of a two dayer staying at your place Didge. The walks to Hungry Jacks, the laughs.
I miss it sooooo much.

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post Aug 21 2011, 10:19 PM
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i remember one of those trips at 2 or 3 in the morning.
walking thru the drive thru. before they had the sign saying not too.
afterwards we had to stand on the side of the 24hrs drive through waiting for car to pass before we could get to the drive thru window to order.


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