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what games are the most popular in Orlando? I haven't decided yet whether or not i'm gonna go for WHFB, WH40K or LotR yet so I wanna find out what is the most popular in this area. If this isn't the proper forum for this sorry.

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Morbid Black Knight





United States

It depends what shop you go to. which is going to be your usual hang out?

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Florida

Each of the stores in Orlando has a good following of 40k

Rhubarb Games has a growing fantasy community and a good 40k following http://www.rhubarbgames.com/rgf/index.php?PHPSESSID=ad05fd8615fa941d094ea61b8cb886d9;www

Sci-fi has an active 40k community http://orlando40k.3.forumer.com/index.php?s=47f9292755c6698ad8f10620503dbece&act=idx

Paladin Games has recently started their 40k community as of last year and are mostly beginners. But they do have a good LotR following.

Coliseum of Comics while in Kissimmee has a very active 40k community http://www.coliseumofcomics.com/forums/

each store has their advantages and disavantages

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well I live over in Clermont but I go to Valencia East so i'm close to Sci-Fi. all of the GW games interest me but I'm a budget so I gotta pick one. I got about 3 friends that play, all of which play 40k but never go to any of the stores that sell the stuff. We got a store in Clermont but they don't sell GW stuff.

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Florida

I live nearby Valencia East.

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i'm gonna necro my own thread. anyone in the Orlando area play Hordes? I've yet to get to play my Circle Orboros or Hordes at all really but I would love to learn it.

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Sacramento, CA

there is a big Warmachine/Hordes community at Rhubarb

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Alexandria

id definitely say go to paladin, or failing that rhubarb, the guys at scifi are total dicks, that hasnt changed in almost 9 years since i started going there.

Paladin is awesome though, not the most gaming area, but tables enough for 4 in the room in the rear and then the realm of battle board in the middle, lots of good terrain, great prices (stuff is almost always lower than msrp) with discounts for joining a warhammer or lotr league.

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Florida

Rhubarb has a great WM/Hordes community and very friendly towards new gamers.

I havent seen Paladin's WM/Hordes community but they do have an active one.

Those two stores are my top pics and a close 3rd is Coliseum of Comics.

Sci-Fi has a very cliquish crowd with them which gives off the feeling of them being not so friendly towards outsiders.

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There is also a new store called Phoenix Games.

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Orlando, Florida

id definitely say go to paladin, or failing that rhubarb, the guys at scifi are total dicks, that hasnt changed in almost 9 years since i started going there.


Really? Even though my regular game store is Sci-Fi, it's totally uncalled for to call anybody that.

Hod put together a pretty good listing of the stores in our area.

Rhubarb Games - They have a pretty strong community, though I have seen that they are switching more from 40k to being more heavy into Warmachine and Hordes. No Problem with that it is just harder to get 40k games in there now (one of the regular Rhubarb players started going to Sci-Fi more often). It has been a while since their last big 40k RTT.

Sci-fi - My regular store has it's own issues due to upper management, but we have an excellent person running the tournaments right now, and you can almost always get a game in. I can admit I tend to be picky who I get a game in with, but IMHO, Sci-Fi has the best 40k tournaments right now (which I base off of feedback on the regular "tournament hoppers").

Paladin Games - I have not personally been too often, but I have heard great things. They are a little on the small side, but they tend to run their tournaments on Sunday's so it is easy to get games in there.

Coliseum of Comics - Heard good things about that community as well. A friend of mine was really active there before he moved north.

Pheonix Games - Is a great store and IMHO has the best management of all the stores I have been to. The are a little far from you, and their 40k community is in its infancy, but you always feel very welcome and at home. I just ran the tournament over there last week, and they couldn't have been nicer. Here is my report from running the tournament:

http://orlando40k.3.forumer.com/index.php?showtopic=3354

Orlando is a great place for 40k. The best part about Orlando is that you have multiple stores running tournaments and rarely there is an overlap, so you could literally play in a tournament almost every week if you are willing to travel (and there is a strong community around here who does so). If you are looking for a game, I will be at Sci-Fi on Saturday, you can swing by and call me a dick to my face or something, I will say fair enough, and then we can throw down.

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Clearwater, FL

kill dem stunties wrote:id definitely say go to paladin, or failing that rhubarb, the guys at scifi are total dicks, that hasnt changed in almost 9 years since i started going there.


Yeah, this is a clear violation of Rule #1.

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 Mahu wrote:
Sci-fi - My regular store has it's own issues due to upper management, but we have an excellent person running the tournaments right now, and you can almost always get a game in. I can admit I tend to be picky who I get a game in with, but IMHO, Sci-Fi has the best 40k tournaments right now (which I base off of feedback on the regular "tournament hoppers").


I'm guessing things have changed quite a bit in the last ~10 years. My first trip to the store i was looking for a birthday gift for my niece and they were more than helpful, and my second reintroduced me to 40k. I've had nothing but positive experiences from both the staff and gamers i've met.
   
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Wow that was quite the necromancy!

Since it is already done though I will pop in and ask if anyone knows of any stores running Malifaux 3E in this area?

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I live near ucf and one of the best places in the Orlando area now is cards and campus near university and full sail

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 Girthquake wrote:
I live near ucf and one of the best places in the Orlando area now is cards and campus near university and full sail


Haven't had a chance to check them out, but i will now.
   
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