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What got you into warhammer/ 40K?

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WFRP 1st edition was severed balls nailed to wall badass! And hyper violent: the descriptions of some of the critical injuries...

"The severed head flies of in a (D12) random direction..."

 

My first GW book was RoC: slaves to darkness:

chaos background book? check.

mature reader content warning on cover? check.

First immage is a daemon eating someones entrails? check

slaanesh daemons with their **** out? ch-ch-check!

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WFRP 1st edition was severed balls nailed to wall badass! And hyper violent: the descriptions of some of the critical injuries...

"The severed head flies of in a (D12) random direction..."

 

My first GW book was RoC: slaves to darkness:

chaos background book? check.

mature reader content warning on cover? check.

First immage is a daemon eating someones entrails? check

slaanesh daemons with their **** out? ch-ch-check!

 

 

If it wasn't for WFRP critical hit charts, well I doubt Dark Heresy and the rest would have such cool critical hits.

 

My favourite was 'by chance a fragment of bone severes a major artery.  Blood spurts out and the victim dies in a matter of minutes'  Those chance fragments of bone occured 9/10 in and around the suburbs of Middenhiem

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Orks, my brother who was already into the 40k lore told me about how orks worked. That you could chop their heads off and sow them on backwards and they'd just wake up. And that they could just take a crate full of dynamite, shove it into their gun, and shoot what's effectively a fully automatic bolter because of their power of belief.

 

He said that this was only the tip of the iceberg of how crazy this universe could get. And I was hooked.

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I started with fantasy but read some 40k and grew to love it more and more. Finally I realized that I liked 40k more than fantasy and so made the jump.

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White Dwarf #119 - found in a dusty pile in the back of my local comic shop. Orks in military camo. Cool tanks! That futuristic medieval feel. And the first time I laid eyes on beakie Marines! And Bolters! Never looked back. But strangely, never got into TT....

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White Dwarf #119 - found in a dusty pile in the back of my local comic shop. Orks in military camo. Cool tanks! That futuristic medieval feel. And the first time I laid eyes on beakie Marines! And Bolters! Never looked back. But strangely, never got into TT....

nr 119? **** you have me beat by 13 issues! :)

Yeah, Same here. First there were no gamestores (i got my old GW stuff from the import game section of a toystore) and when there were i was already hooked on magic the gathering, so no money for TT left; But i kept on buying white dwarf and the ocasional codex.

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Never did TT, never have. Too expensive to be worth my while, personally. Also, like my relations would let me keep that many models in the house.

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A friend told me a story once, of a warhammer player he knew, whose GF made him throw away his converted Nurgle standard bearer. Admitedly it was his own fault, for making the banner out of a piece of lunchmeat, painting Nurgle's symbol on it and then letting it rot. The banner did indeed look awesome, but it also stank up the place.

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I got into 40k when I by chance encountered Only War on the shelf, and for some reason I was completely entranced by Dat Cover Art. So i snuck it off the shelf when the dude wasn't looking, ran to a table, and began reading the stuff at the intro, and again, for some reason it got me completely. It just sounded so awesomely hopeless, like you were fighting the inevitable, but you did it anyway, because humanity was counting on you. But truthfully the art was waht really got me. The picture of the cadian with the saber and laspistol with the flag behind him really caught me (i'm a total sucker for epic imagery) and just how bleak and yet defiant the whole thing was. It might have been because I was at a point in my life where I felt similar to the conditions of the IoM as I read it in the book (Chaos scared me s**tless ever since I first read about it in OW too) but man, it just grabbed me and WHOOSH! Off I was to buy that $60 book and a little later, Hammer of the Emperor. Later I found there were other(!) lines in the series. And that is the story of why I am a poor college dude with a library of 40k roleplay books XD

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I never knew what Warhammer: 40,000 was until I saw an advertisement on Filefront back in 2004 for this game called "Dawn of War."  Being a strategy fan I said, "Sure, let's give this game a try."  I got my own copy and played it, finding it very interesting if a bit linear.  I didn't think too hard on it until I played "Winter Assault" and saw that there was even more expanding universe.  So then I started reading some stuff, but got sidetracked.

 

Then came along "Dark Crusade" and just about everything in it made me go googly-eyed.  So I went back to the incredible edible internet and dug as much into the lore as I could.  By the time I started trying to make my own Space Marine chapter I knew I was a fan and have subsequently played every other Relic-made 40K game, eventually stumbling onto Deathwatch by dumb internet luck and word-of-mouth recommendations.

 

Granted, I have never played the tabletop wargame.  Ever.  Every indication pointed to it being too expensive (and how!) for me to pick up.  Heck, I'm still flailing around trying to get into a Deathwatch game somehow and had to be loaned the core rulebook and Rites of Battle!  But as far as the fluff is concerned, been into it since 2007.

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It was the mid-90's I was 12 or 13.  I walked into my local comic shop and saw the mini's.  The guy that worked there was really good at painting, made the mini's look awesome.  So awesome in fact that I went and bought some.  Found out a couple days later It was a kick-ass board game using modeled terrain.  Hooked.For.Life.

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Ok, so its 1990 and im in the Complete Strategist in NYC, I was taken there by my pure chance, I saw the book of Rogue Trader in the window.  After looking around for an hour of searching i found the Rogue Trader book and was so taken away by the cover of the Imperial Fist, I thought the art was so incredible the space marines fighting to their last.  I thought to myself I just had to have it at any cost so I stole it.

 

My first time role playing experience was with that rogue trader book, the adventures in the back of the book were so cool; those were awesome days (I still have that book).  We used star trek episode for adventure ideas.  Never saw the game as “Grim Dark” in those days just saw it as a dystopian sci fi.

 

Been hooked ever since (not on stealing), I think at one point I had every WH40k book that had come out since then and lost it and purchased them again and subsequently lost half again.  Such is life.  

 

I eventually blew massive amounts of cash at getting a several hundred miniatures and (enough for a chapter and a half maybe) never painted any or took them out of the blisters/boxes (I just didn’t have the time).  My wife harasses me about all the boxes of figs and wants me to get rid of them, I tell her that Imperium of the God Emperor was here before she arrived and will be here long after she is gone.  (She laughs)

 

  Been hooked on RPG’ing TT it became a big part of my life since then which is amazing when you consider all the other possibilities are lives may take.

 

I feel Rpging in general really changes the way you view the world (the real one).

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