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Jet Fuel Johnny

Full Metal Sperg
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Back in the mid-2000's I got involved in a developer discussion on a forum where players were throwing in their two cents. There was some stupid shit about "reducing stats to only the bonuses" and a lot of other stuff, but among that was getting rid of racial penalties, saying it was a "Sacred Cow" and needed to be done away with for the "hobby to move forward" by a vocal minority. It was couched as "why should a player have to take a penalty to play their favorite race? Using it for NPC's is fine, but PC's shouldn't have these penalties" and shit like that about "player empowerment" as well as some mouth breathing drooling retards mumbling about racism.

Watching this happen is making me laugh my ass off.

I was quoted as bluntly saying "None of you are going to be happy until this is just The Game of Big Gray Blobs and then all of you assholes will be arguing about whether or not its fair that some can be grayer and/or blobbier", riffing off that Fairy God Parents episode. Everyone told me I was exaggerating, and nobody wanted to do that.

A few argued that it was a good thing to do something like that, so nobody had any advantage over anyone else and everyone was equal at the table. When I said "Fine, let's work out some nerfs for wizards or buffs for martials" they all went REEEEEEEE! ANIME BULLSHIT!!!! and shit themselves in the thread.

They all claimed they were just getting rid of Sacred Cows and trying to improve the hobby.

I accused them of dumbing it down, stripping away any difficulty, and being narrow minded puritans.

Welp, Crazy Uncle Johnny was right again.

These faggots are playing an imagination game about fantasy and do not have the emotional or mental capabilities to have imagination or fantasize about anything but turning themselves into a cat girl.

Two funny things about RAS.

I asked him once if he ever played a drow in D&D. He said he made a drow archer, first adventure he followed a goblin into a cave and an Ogre Magi killed him. His DM told him to roll up a 'real character'.

Another time he mentioned that at times he'd throw out the idea to kill Drizzt off and marketing and WotC would shit their pants and it always amused him.
 

anti SJW

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Games Workshop gives an almost $7000.00 bonus to every employee.

A table-top gaming company handed out $7,000 bonuses to employees after a boom in pandemic sales. That's more than Microsoft, Walmart, and Facebook.​



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  • Fantasy figurine retailer Games Workshop saw a 70% rise in profits over the pandemic.
  • Games Workshop announced it's giving $6,900 bonuses to its employees as a result.
  • Microsoft gave its employees a $1,500 bonus earlier this month.

Games Workshop, the UK retailer behind the hugely popular fantasy tabletop game "Warhammer," has given its staff a huge £5,000 ($6,934) bonus for their work over the pandemic.
The company announced the bonuses for its 2,600 staff during its annual results call on Wednesday, as reported by CNBC and The Guardian. Games Workshop CEO Kevin Rountree said the bonuses were to reward "exceptional performance in helping to increase our profitability significantly" in a statement.
On top of the special $6,900 bonus employees got an increased profit share which, according to CNBC, translated to an extra $1,000 per employee.
The company reported a boom in sales of its paintable figurines following COVID-19 lockdowns, leading to a 69% increase in profits from £90 million ($125 million) last year to £151.7 million ($210 million).
 

Corn Flakes

Battle Creek's Finest
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TTS on Warhammer + still wouldn’t make people sign up.
This. Games Workshop are trying to pull a Disney+ and centralize all original work tangential to their IPs in a single place. Unfortunately for them, their brand isn't strong enough, and people really don't like when free content suddenly moves to another platform and goes paid.
 

Inquisitor_BadAss

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This. Games Workshop are trying to pull a Disney+ and centralize all original work tangential to their IPs in a single place. Unfortunately for them, their brand isn't strong enough, and people really don't like when free content suddenly moves to another platform and goes paid.
One sure fire way of having people sign up would be a back catalogue of all the old white dwarf magazines. Even post the old rule sets and army books to get the old guard nostalgic and buy models that no one really buys anymore. Splash in the old specialist games and scenarios they would be onto a winner but no they fumbled at the first hurdle.
Those battle reports are gonna be nothing more then glorified demo’s of the latest book or model release so they won’t even be worth watching. This could have been so easy but they fucked it up, again.
 

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True & Honest Fan
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One sure fire way of having people sign up would be a back catalogue of all the old white dwarf magazines. Even post the old rule sets and army books to get the old guard nostalgic and buy models that no one really buys anymore. Splash in the old specialist games and scenarios they would be onto a winner but no they fumbled at the first hurdle.
Those battle reports are gonna be nothing more then glorified demo’s of the latest book or model release so they won’t even be worth watching. This could have been so easy but they fucked it up, again.
IIRC, Warhammer+ is including the old White Dwarves.

$10 says they're using the PDF scans from the /tg/ mega.
 

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