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I've been out of the tabletop gaming loop for a while. The height of my tabletop gaming peaked in 1998, probably before most of you knew how to search internet porn. I've decided that I want to get back into Warhammer Fantasy, however, it looks like things have changed since I've been playing. I want to know where the best site is to look up all the new rules so I can get my armies in gear again. I also live in the Virginia Beach area, so if there any meet up groups around there please sound off if you know them! I'm just an old gamer trying to get back into the swing of things, thanks!
Things have changed quite a bit since then, and you are also no-where near the oldest (or even in the minority) of gamers here.
Anyway, best place to get the rules online? Games Workshop
Seriously, we can't post the rules here and I there is no-where I know of where you can get the rules for free. If you are looking to get back into the swing of things - get the Skull Pass boxed set - lots of rules, models and terrain and also cheaper than the starter sets used to be.
Dovie'andi se tovya sagain (It's time to roll the dice)- Mattrim Cauthon
Yes rules are hard to come by as they are copy rited or something like that. Forums are great but you get someone else opinion or understanding of the rules. Now I learn a wealth of information here but sometimes I just get confused. And being older sometimes I start out confused. When that happens I take it to the committee.
Discover your local hobby store and visit it. I have to travel 40 miles one way in the snow uphill both ways to Reno Nv. The store owner is a friendly business man and his employees are both that and knowledgable. When I talk about the committee this is the people that seem to always be around the store. They have jobs or go to school but they are always ready to help new people or answer questions. This is important as that is the way everyone plays at the store. There is playing space for 10 to 15 games going on at the same time. Flames of war, 40K, fantasy, some board games and even war machine.
Go to your local store not once but especially on the weekend. The store may have copies of all the army books, fantasy or codex, 40k that you can glance thru. The store should have some display cases displaying wonderful painted armies. That is an attraction and that is good marketing. Hey it can be an expensive hobby but what else is not. Golf is expensive and other forms of gaming is also.
Yes things have changed greatly. When I played D&D the rule books where 3 small little books. Look at it now. I have not playing long, six months, therefore I have not had to relearn a bunch of rules. Fortunately I am a reader so I am always reading the book and achieving greater understanding.
You did not really say what system that you play but it can be a family game. My daughter is nine and loves magic. So she plays HE and I do also as we have collected a lot of models. Our playing styles are different as I also play Bretonnias. I am in the process of collecting my own army books because I know I miss things and I know I am not the only one. I am 54 and if you need any advice or information please feel free to pm me.
The core opf the rules is the same since, what, 5th edition? Stats are similar, but you can't uber-equip chaarceters with 400 points worth of magic items (hell fire sword, armour of protection, potion of strength, crown of nagash was a particular favourite of mine :-) )
The old magic boxes have been done away with, magic is much less the be-all and end-all it was, and several precisions have been created in the rules to deal with "ambiguities"/irresitibvle force vs immovable object. Certainly the flavour of some armies has changed to a significant degree, there is far more emphasis on manouvre and blocks of troops than there used to be, and other more subtle changes. B
est bet would be to get the rulebook, and see how it impacts whatever armies/models you have. You may be able to pick up a cheap 7th ed rulebook off ebay, but I certainly echo getting teh Skull pass box if you have Orcs and Gobbos or Dwarves
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I would point you to the Skull pass boxed set (70$), too. There's a pocket size rulebook in there. The regular rulebook (aka BRB ) costs 50$ So for 20$, you get a bucketfull of miniatures, and their cost hasn't changed since 1998 (unlike internet porn, to quote you).
A pretty good deal. Don't want the minis? Ebay them.
See ya on the Battlefield.
"How do you stop a Chaos Knight from charging? No seriously, HELP!" André le Bouffon, jester of the Bretonnian court - last words.