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A few days ago while me and my mate were having decent game of Fantasy at our local GW, this little kid comes along and says, "What are you playing? It looks like a kiddies game." We turn to him and told him what it was. He then replied, "Lord of the Rings is a mans game, what you're playing is for kids." At this point me and my mate were in almost crying from the amount of laughing we were doing. This kid was 100% serious with everything he was saying about Fantasy being a kids game while Lord of the Rings is for adults.
Well thats kinda related to the topic of this post. Are there many young gamers where you usually battle? Are they all similar to the example above or are there some who apart from their appearance, could pass for older gamers?
One example of the pass for an older gamer is this 15 year old who regular GM's for Warhammer RPG and he is really good at it. He has 40 year olds in stitches with some of the stuff that he makes up, but while its all fun, he still enforces the rules properly.
So anyway, what are the younger gamers like where you battle? Do they actually know what they are doing?
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There's a few younger kids, but mostly they're between 16 and 22. The teenagers aren't so bad, but I have absolutely zero patience for the youngest kids, as they have no idea what they're doing, no attention span, and no concept of tactics or list creation.
I've always hated children...
Iím not a big kid person, but I get along with the ones that act appropriately just fine. Unfortunately, most donít and itís because their parents suck at being parents. GW is not your local free daycare and the second kids become a distraction in the store, they should be booted out. I have had games with teens just fine, but anyone in the pre-teen to younger category usually does not have the attention span for a full 6 round game. I had one I had to call over constantly during a 2v2 because he would not stay at his side of the table, constantly off and looking at boxes around the store. I am seriously considering not going to my usual GW much longer even though I really like the staff. Itís in a mall and the bunker is only 10 minutes farther up the road. Not only does the bunker have 10x as many tables, but itís not prone to random people wandering in and grabbing your models off the table. Sometimes I think I should have a 3ft whacking stick at all times.
some kids are wierd.
I dont particularly like talking to children (they freak me out) so i dont go into GW stores unless i cant help it and when i do i try to go in later on or during school hours when there are few of them about. Im not saying all young gamers are bad, after all those that perservere are the future of the hobby, i started getting interested in WHFB when i was about 10 and here i am 16 years later and i still see some younger kids (11 or 12) in the GW store not bothering people and just going about their business in the proper manner
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There's hordes of em at my local GW. To the point of it being uncomfortable to play there for my group.
We don't have anything against em, but the place seems to be the "drop-off point" for parents to let their kids hang out while they go mall-hopping. I'm of two minds regarding that scenario.
1. It's a good place for the younger kids to BE, both in regards to gaming and atmosphere. I feel terribly sorry for the guys that work there though, it's like babysitting.
2. It forces the older groups to seek other venues to get "quite" game in. My club is still looking for a store we feel comfortable in, and isn't too far off the beaten path, so-to-speak.
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Do I count a a younger gamer/kid? =(
It's not too bad at the GW I game at. I haven't been there much but the times I have, and there are kids there, they're usually pretty well behaved. They may ask some questions, hover around for a bit, etc. The only annoyance that comes with is the odd time one decided to get in the way, and the catastrophic accidently-knocking-that-Eldar-Wave-Serpent-off-the-table.
I also don't trust 'em. Going from experience (my own experience of when I was a wee pre-teen), if given the oppurtunity they might snatch a model and keep it. The times I've played at the GW store and there's been a lot of kids around I make sure I count each and every model to make sure they're all there before I pack them up.
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I have three children. 4 months, 2 1/2, and 4. They don't mess with my stuff as much as the brats at GW. I've turned around and had my Monolith taken off the table by some kid who then dropped it. All this as his dad at the next table watching...ERR infuriating. I played a kid once. I was Ravenwing and he was Khorne. I let him proxy with two squads of my Thousand Sons. Little dude didn't respect my models, i.e. picked them up by the handfull, drop them into a box etc. I've never played that little dude again. I like to teach kids how I play. I like to play low point games with kids. I've had it handed to me by this little dude who has modeled the piss out of some Nurgle Marines. But sometimes....Uhhh I think where are your parents!
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Anyway, in my GW there always seem to be LOTs of kids, and by kids I mean 8-12 year olds. Normally as described above; annoying, wont stop talking, don't know anything about the game etc. Although there are some that are OK.