Welcome to Librarium Online!
You know what I mean.
You're smart. You're imaginative. You like competition. You like painting. You like interacting with people with similar interests. The models are cool. The events are unique and intriguing. The storyline captured your fancy. It was a beckoning or a reckoning. The art fascinated you. You were lonely. Your friends were into it. .Your friends were against it. It let you be yourself. You wanted to show off. You could paint. You could trim. You could glue. Your parents approved, or not. You saw/played the video games. You loved the magazine articles. You read some book(s) about it. You read a battle report. You watched somone else play.
I could keep this up all morning.
Which is my question.
Why does this Hobby work so well for you?
For me it's all about the gaming. A quarter of my army is undercoated black, another quarter fully painted and the rest are silver surfers.
I don't think i'll ever bother painting the rest of my armies to be honest. Yeah it looks cool in the end but it's not really my thing.
No prizes for quessing what my main hobby is
The fluff. Very few games have background as dark as 40k.
"It fits like clothes made out of wasps!"
The long story is one that I'm sure will be echoed many times in this thread. It started a long long time ago with a love of history and mythology. Stories of epic heros hacking up incredible monsters with nothing but a sword, their wits, and enough testosterone to fill a swimming pool.This love of impossible stories lead me into really digging the fantasy scene, which then lead to the scifi scene. Knights and dragons and elves and dwarves where fun, then I discovered aliens and starships and really big effin' guns that blow up planets, and those where even better.Long before I even knew Warhammer existed I was on the look out for anything that combined my two loves, and then one day I happened to see a cardboard standup of a Space Marine in a hobby shop. Not knowing what 40k was I thought "*****in'! A Space Knight!" and I went inside to find out who the cardboard man was,where he came from,and why he looked so angry. There was a GW guy there giving a demo (this is way back when Redshirts still ventured outside of Atlanta into the untamed wilds of Georgia...they don't anymore) and at first I wasn't interested. The rules and lists and all that figuring things out sounded far too complicated. I just wanted to see Space Knights (which I later learned where actualy Space Marines) smashing apart those gun toting Orks across the table, I didn't want to bother with measurements and stats and points costs. After a long discussion with the GW guy about my interests and what 40k was he handed me a book (one of the Codices I think I don't really remember) and told me to read a bit of the backround. From that point on I was hooked.The fluff man, it's all about the fluff.
Personaly this is just a way for me to pass the time on this mortal plane.
But thr reason that I chose this hobby is because it is constantly evolving, has to do with war (arguably the most important thing), is a scifi, has a deep storyline and isnt as expensive as so many complain.
Go buy a case of marbalizer paintballs and then an auto****er and see how expensive paintball is.
Hahahahah look it blooped out the name of a paint ball gun.
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i find it a very rewarding hobby which pays off. i always feel really good when i get a fully painted army onto the table. very satisfying. also, what else would i spend my money on (crack?). also, the games are fun and i enjoy painting.
I don't really know o_0
Last year one of my friends stumbled upon Dawn of War and showed it to me and I was like, cool =o ...and then my other friend who had actually played LoTR and a little 40k a few years ago informed us that the game was based on a tabletop game, suggested we might get into it because it was pretty fun, so me beginning to get a little bored of video games, friend 1 with his D&D background, and friend 3 with his previous experience started up the hobby, and eventually got friend 4 into it... and now friend 5, too ^.^
I think I love just having something to do (painting) that turns out really cool, and is rewarding in that eventually I can assemble a big awesome looking army on the tabletop (like alexpape said, it gives you an enormous sense of well-being) and spend a night having fun with friends.
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something to do when iam bored...its a hobby to me and my friends call me a freak 4 it...my brother dosent like it...and yeah i just find it fun...
Converting, mainly. Then fluff and painting.
The Fluff, its pretty damn cool. And Dark.
The Abiblity to decide the fate of worlds.
And oddly enough, my ability to be religious. I'm not religious in my real life, but play witch hunters gives me a chance to be fererant, and zealous, and do fanatical things, which I'd never do in real life.
*carries self of to the insane asslyum*