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Habbit, Hobby or Compulsion:
A Confessional Treatise on Maslow's Inverted Hiearchy of Warhammer Recovery
I started this game as a game, and not as a hobby. Now, of course, I'm drawn deeply into the hobby and enjoying learning to paint and model.
Initially however, I found myself weirdly obssessing with the game: I rehearsed and interpreted rules in my head, reread rulebooks and codexes at night, painted nightly, and played every chance I could get.
I reduced the amount that I read and shifted some of the money I'd usually spend buying books over to purchasing hobby supplies. I found days of the week that I'd be able ot play, trying to schedule games on days and nights when my fiance (with whom I live) would herself occupied.
I'm staring to mellow out and work and play in a less frenetic fashion.
Have you all experienced similar phases or experiences?
Definitely, you're not alone ther David! When I began Warhammer, I read and re-read the BRB and the O&G book to such an extent that I can make army lists now and plan how battles will go all in my head - usually pretty accurately. While I'm not reading rule books as often now, I know the points cost for all O&G units by heart in addition to magical items costs / abilities word for word (almost).
All of this doesn't mention the fact that I'm winding down on the purchase of models slowly so that I can catch up on painting all of my armies - Warhammer has totally taken over my recreational money expenditure, and now I guess I'm 're-prioritising' it elsewhere!
No wonder they call it Crackhammer! :rolleyes:
The iron crowned is getting closer,
Swings his hammer down on him,
Like a thunderstorm he's crushing,
Down the Noldor's proudest king.
Under my foot, so hopeless it seems.
You've troubled my day, now feel the pain.
- Blind Guardian
Haha Grimbog I once turned up to a tournament without my O&G codex, and made a 2000p in my head (without calculator or paper too). The opponent wouldnt trust me though so we got a codex off someone else and it turned out i got it all right.
I still play this game only for a game. I don't like painting nor do I care about fluff. It's like a multiplayer computer game for me.
Compultion, definitly. i still get white dwarf, still get models etc., even though i cant find anyone to play against and i havent played properly against anyone in over a year (apart from myself, i know; sad)
Life is too serious to be taken seriously
Never really had the obsession problem. It's always just be a cool thing to focus my ever shifting attention on when I get bored with everything else. My favourite parts of the hobby are still the fluff and collecting parts. I've never sacrificed anything else to play the game though, it's juts not that important I guess. I wouldn't like to, but if things got desperate and I needed to start selling stuff off, my gaming stuff would probably be one of the first things to go.
I was abit like grimbog learing the codex, but then i knew that school is more important so im slowing down so i can quit.
"Fight like gobbos"- Skarsnik
crackhammer is definitly the way to describe it!! :lol:Originally posted by Grimbog Elf Ater@Mar 10 2005, 02:18
No wonder they call it Crackhammer! :rolleyes:[snapback]348520[/snapback]
Life is too serious to be taken seriously
Check out the comic strip Golden Throne. Great comic strip about Warhammer 40k and GW. (I think its Golden Throne I'm thinking of)
One of their re-occuring jokes is when asked what do GW staff do. The answer is usually 'Sell crack to blind kids'.
Well a casual past-time is what I would call it. I enjoy writing fluff occasionally. Although all the projects I have started have fallen flat on their faces (ie: I got bored).
Painting, I am not too worried about. As long as they look OK to me.
Playing games is what I like. Just having a few casual games every now and then at GW. Not great games admitedly. But games none the less.
I have probably spent more on Warhammer than I have for the PC i am using right now. And its not a shabby PC. But if need be I would stop buying for a while to do something else.
Archaon's Top Tip for profiting from the End Time: Pillage before you burn
When I say jump you don't ask me 'How high?' maggot! You jump!