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What do you think it would take to find a girl who played 40k? I know there is such a thing, but I think they hide.
So the real question is, what do you think it would take to get a real girl interested in 40k? My girlfriend is awesome, but I can't seem to get her to have the least bit of an interest in the hobby. Her eyes glaze over every time I talk about it.
Then again, maybe I don't want her interested in it. Playing 40k is something I do with my friends, and if the girlfriend was around it would be that much less time I would have to myself. Hmmm....
Yea, I don't want her to play 40k afterall. Thanks everyone for your help.
-Thread Killer Bryan
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Yeah, no problem dude, that's what we're here for.
Anyways, I've only ever met one female gamer, and she was very nice. Strange painting habits (rainbow colored Exorcist had to be the most horrifying vehicle ever.. haha) but pretty good at playing Sisters of Battle. But, like your situation, her boyfriend got her into it, and they're both kind of nuts about the hobby.
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This reminds me of a single mom that used to play Counter Strike with us. At first we were all like "WOW, a chick who is cool!". But then after thinking about it we were kinda weirded out. What kind of woman stays at home playing FPSs all day with her kids freaking out in the background?
paint little LouisVutton logo's ALL OVER the models, that oughta do it!
Got a "good" rumour from a GW staffer? Forget about it, LO'ers know more than any random GW shop staffer.
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I think girls have a bit of a preconception about 40k being a nerdy game and therefore tend to steer clear of it. I brought an ex of mine to Warhammer World in Nottingham (UK) and she just freaked out (was quite funny really lol).
But also I think a big reason behind not many girls appearing to play it is the fact that it is sci-fi based. I don't know that many girls who like Sci-Fi enough to play it
heehee the old quandary, being as i am a bit of a "fk you if you dont like me" kinda person a couple of my exes have known or have had some involvement with my hobby - including the "best friend" (damnit i hate it when that happens) i have up north. she ended up stealing my tau army and painting it up herself - and she did a fantastic job of it, so ended up letting her have the army and got her along to a few gaming club sessions
at the minute she doesnt apear to be onvolved but she always seems to pull them out and offer me a game when im home. hmmm maybe she does like me after all
love and wargaming are often confused
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Try to get her into Eldar.
Just whisper 'All Legolas Army' or something into her ear.
First, you need to find a chick who is into Sci-Fi and/or gaming already. The ground must be fertile in order to cultivate it.
Then there is the issue, in general, with the male-dominated geek community
When my wife walks into a comics shop, she gets stared at. That, in itself can be Ok as long as it isn't outright gawking, but when a guy starts to talk to her as if she is clueless or tries to steer her toward "girly" aspects of comics, she gets annoyed and leaves.
Similarly, if a girl is into wargaming, she will be into wargaming. If she likes the models and wants to paint, then that might be an entry point. If she is already a gamer and can rattle off stats from her chosen game, that might also be an entry point.
Trying to get someone who isn't a gamer or artist into the game is tough whether the person is male or female.
I have two friends with gamer wives, one is helping him paint his models, but would rather play City of Villains since she doesn't care to do all the math herself on the tabletop.
The other one plays Magic and WHF. She's got the math-gamer gene, God bless her. Their kids are doomed :p
My wife paints, but she finds the whole "In the Dark Future there is only war" thing to be overly depressing. I might get her help with some painting someday, if I play a non grey/black army :p She'll never play 40k though, nor roll her own DnD character. She hates the math. If I roll her a character, she'll roleplay it, but she'd rather not bother with the mechanics of combat. Ah well, this is how I get my alone-time.
As far as where to find them? I hate to say it, but the last chance is probably college. Most girls I know who game hung out with the engineers and comp-sci majors in the dorms.
I wonder if match.com has gamer questions...
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I've been addicted to World of Tanks lately and neglecting my IG... But it is so... much... fun!
Getting a girl interested in 40ks a toughey, getting her interested in the hobby in general is a good start, girls tend to lean towards the fantasy battles, and once my gf saw the bretonnian + wood elf models she was already buying a box of knights of the realm before she knew what she was doing! Its interesting as she isn't into sci fi or much like that but go figure?!
If shes the artistic type just try and get her interested in the modeling and painting aspect first, don't push the game on her. The arty bit that increases interest in the idea behind the models, she'll probably read some of the history (as my gf put it, its a good read) and see where you go from there.
Eldar probably would be a way to go, but if she gets into the painting let her do her own thing, my gf is now better at painting than me by a fair way and other than the time it takes her is on the same level than the guys who work in the store embarasing to say the least being given painting tips from someone who started painting models 2 months ago :shifty:
aut viam inveniam aut faciam / I'll either find a way or make one.