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Torture Victim in the Bowels of the Rock



Bristol, UK

Hi everybody.

I've been a longtime (on-and-off) follower of 40K since I was a teenager. I'm now 32.

On-and-off I've collected 40K miniatures and read the fluff but I've never really played a full game. I really enjoy the painting/modelling side of the hobby. The last time I rolled dice in anger was about 14 years ago and the last time I painted was about 4 years ago.

Recently I have found myself looking to take up a new hobby. I dug out a (largely) unpainted Dark Angels army, picked up the 6th Ed rule book and Dark Angels codex and started painting. My only concern is that I am either going to struggle to play games (none of my friends are interested) or that if I do play other 30-something-year-olds I'll just be dreadful since I've never really played before (despite knowing a lot about the game, e.g. listening to the 11th company podcast religiously, etc).

What do people think? Am I weird/daft to think about taking the game up for the first time at my age?

Thanks in advance for any advice.
   
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Boosting Space Marine Biker





Stoke on trent

Your never too old in my opinion and you join a local gaming club to get games or go to your local gw and most of the time they will have events for beginners to play each other
   
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Executing Exarch






Nope - you're not too old. You have been told

(I'm 33, almost all of my opponants have been similar ages - apart from my 10yr old nemesis.)

Whereabouts are you in the UK?

If you're within an hour or so of the midlands, I'm happy to do some pickup games

 Blacksails wrote:

Its because ordinance is still a word.
However, firing ordinance at someone isn't nearly as threatening as firing ordnance at someone.
Ordinance is a local law, or bill, or other form of legislation.
Ordnance is high caliber explosives.
No 'I' in ordnance.
Don't drown the enemy in legislation, drown them in explosives.
 
   
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The Hive Mind





I played my first 5th edition game at 33. Prior to that I'd played in 3rd edition (at the beginning) and hadn't really touched it since.

If you want to play, play. Don't let your age change your attitude.

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Eaton Rapids, MI

I didn't even know about the hobby till I was 30. I say jump in and enjoy it.



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Your never too old. Once your able to use dice and follow rules your able to play.

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You have the figures, the rulebook and the codex, so just go for it.

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No you're not too old. I recently turned 30 and although I've been collecting and reading 40k for years I haven't played a game since 2nd edition.

   
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Somewhere just South of nowhere

Go for it. I regularly play against a 40something father and his 12 year old son. Can't beat him to save my life. I find I would rather play against an older player than a younger one: more likely that they will win or lose graciously.

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I wish I was still 32. That was back when I still had my left testicle and second wife (that was the good wife). CSM's were also pretty awesome too.
   
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 Aeroroot wrote:
Go for it. I regularly play against a 40something father and his 12 year old son. Can't beat him to save my life. I find I would rather play against an older player than a younger one: more likely that they will win or lose graciously.


Plus you can hit the pub for your post-game chat

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 Nevelon wrote:
 Aeroroot wrote:
Go for it. I regularly play against a 40something father and his 12 year old son. Can't beat him to save my life. I find I would rather play against an older player than a younger one: more likely that they will win or lose graciously.


Plus you can hit the pub for your post-game chat


If you hit the pub for your post game chat you've missed something important out.

You've not gone to the pub for your pre-game chat!

 Blacksails wrote:

Its because ordinance is still a word.
However, firing ordinance at someone isn't nearly as threatening as firing ordnance at someone.
Ordinance is a local law, or bill, or other form of legislation.
Ordnance is high caliber explosives.
No 'I' in ordnance.
Don't drown the enemy in legislation, drown them in explosives.
 
   
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Ellenton, Florida

I started the hobby when I was 32.

Welcome.

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Shas'ui with Bonding Knife





Leicester

I'd never played a game in my life until about 5 years ago, when I was 27. I now have more models than I know what to do with and have enjoyed five years of a fun and creative hobby; you're never too old to start!

P.S. Also in the midlands...

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Longtime Dakkanaut




Macclesfield, UK

FieldDoc wrote:
Hi everybody.

I've been a longtime (on-and-off) follower of 40K since I was a teenager. I'm now 32.

On-and-off I've collected 40K miniatures and read the fluff but I've never really played a full game. I really enjoy the painting/modelling side of the hobby. The last time I rolled dice in anger was about 14 years ago and the last time I painted was about 4 years ago.

Recently I have found myself looking to take up a new hobby. I dug out a (largely) unpainted Dark Angels army, picked up the 6th Ed rule book and Dark Angels codex and started painting. My only concern is that I am either going to struggle to play games (none of my friends are interested) or that if I do play other 30-something-year-olds I'll just be dreadful since I've never really played before (despite knowing a lot about the game, e.g. listening to the 11th company podcast religiously, etc).

What do people think? Am I weird/daft to think about taking the game up for the first time at my age?

Thanks in advance for any advice.


I am 32 years old and I play the game. I don't see why you shouldn't be able to. I returned to playing the game about a year and a half ago after a long break.
   
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Kansas City, MO

I'd add to not be afraid to play a game with older/younger players as well. I'm 29 and I have not been a regular player since I started in 2 years ago, but I've played many enjoyable games with players 10 years my junior. There are polite and respectable people at both ends of the age spectrum that will not judge you based on your age or grasp of the rules.Of course if you find out your opponents aren't respectful, I'd suggest avoiding them after that...

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Longtime Dakkanaut




Macclesfield, UK

 PredaKhaine wrote:
 Nevelon wrote:
 Aeroroot wrote:
Go for it. I regularly play against a 40something father and his 12 year old son. Can't beat him to save my life. I find I would rather play against an older player than a younger one: more likely that they will win or lose graciously.


Plus you can hit the pub for your post-game chat


If you hit the pub for your post game chat you've missed something important out.

You've not gone to the pub for your pre-game chat!


Gaming club I go to every second Sunday is at a Wetherspoons Pub.

Beat that.

EDIT: Live in Cheshire, just for the record.

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2013/10/29 13:22:06


 
   
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Agile Revenant Titan





Austin, Texas.

i feel like most gamers at my flgs are at LEAST 30.
your in your prime time my friend, enjoy it

I play Eldar and Space marines.  
   
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 DarthOvious wrote:
 PredaKhaine wrote:
 Nevelon wrote:
 Aeroroot wrote:
Go for it. I regularly play against a 40something father and his 12 year old son. Can't beat him to save my life. I find I would rather play against an older player than a younger one: more likely that they will win or lose graciously.


Plus you can hit the pub for your post-game chat


If you hit the pub for your post game chat you've missed something important out.

You've not gone to the pub for your pre-game chat!


Gaming club I go to every second Sunday is at a Wetherspoons Pub.

Beat that.

EDIT: Live in Cheshire, just for the record.


Ok, I'll see you and raise you.... I go to warhammer world for preference. Its the hub of 40k. With a built in pub. And a built in GW. And the ability to order FW stock for the same day to be brought to your table.

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2013/10/29 13:29:42


 Blacksails wrote:

Its because ordinance is still a word.
However, firing ordinance at someone isn't nearly as threatening as firing ordnance at someone.
Ordinance is a local law, or bill, or other form of legislation.
Ordnance is high caliber explosives.
No 'I' in ordnance.
Don't drown the enemy in legislation, drown them in explosives.
 
   
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Agile Revenant Titan





Austin, Texas.

 PredaKhaine wrote:
 DarthOvious wrote:
 PredaKhaine wrote:
 Nevelon wrote:
 Aeroroot wrote:
Go for it. I regularly play against a 40something father and his 12 year old son. Can't beat him to save my life. I find I would rather play against an older player than a younger one: more likely that they will win or lose graciously.


Plus you can hit the pub for your post-game chat


If you hit the pub for your post game chat you've missed something important out.

You've not gone to the pub for your pre-game chat!


Gaming club I go to every second Sunday is at a Wetherspoons Pub.

Beat that.

EDIT: Live in Cheshire, just for the record.


Ok, I'll see and raise you.... I go to warhammer world for preference. Its the hub of 40k. With a built in pub. And a built in GW. And the ability to order FW stock for the same day to be brought to your table.





envy.....


lol i live in texas. thats not happening for me

I play Eldar and Space marines.  
   
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Hamburg

Well, you'll never be too old to start 40k. I know some players at GW Berlin I who are between 55 and 65 playing 40k regularly.

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Longtime Dakkanaut





Portugal

This hobby has no age limit. Welcome aboard!

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Dakka Veteran





Australia

Mate, another vote for "never too old" here - I started at 34

   
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I recently moved about 200 miles, found a new game shop (that is pretty awesome) and decided to get back into the game. I wander in with my army in cardboard boxes, and the guy who helped me get back in the swing of things must be +40 judging by his hair and appearance. He is one of the friendlier people at the shop. I am almost 30, and there are a few mid 30s people who come in from time to time.

So no, I don't think you are too old, this isn't a children's game in the way many people might think it is at first glance.

   
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Torture Victim in the Bowels of the Rock



Bristol, UK

Wow - what a great response!

Looks like I'm decided then. I'll finish up painting these minis up to 1000 points and then head on over to the local GW store I guess.

Suspect I'll get tabled but hopefully it'll be fun!

I'm in Bristol for what it worth too.

Thanks
   
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Oregon, USA

I've been playing since i was a kid, with a couple of breaks.

I'm 35 now. Still playin'

My wife started when she was 28, because i talked her into it, and she likes it. More the collecting/painting than the playing though.

My daughter is 8, and has been playing for 2 years...

You are at that sweet spot where you can actually afford to buy models (unless you were rich as a kid).

Welcome back to 40K, and enjoy it. It's changed a bit, but not that much

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Port Richey, Florida

If you want to , just do it. I started late at 24 and have enjoyed it all along. You will get better and who knows you may be a tactical marvel and win a lot.


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 wuestenfux wrote:
Well, you'll never be too old to start 40k. I know some players at GW Berlin I who are between 55 and 65 playing 40k regularly.


I need to move to Berlin!

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Made in ca
Ancient Venerable Black Templar Dreadnought





Canada

You may actually do better.
I keep having rule flashbacks from prior editions that mess me up to no end.

Four of us play 40k and we are in our mid 40's yet are all responsible and not considered freaks by our peers.
What makes us all "special" is we all have models that are sometimes older than our opponents.
We also have a tendency to talk about the "good old days of GW".

Taking up the game now in your "old age" will make you less prejudiced about the rules and I think you would play better.
Around this time most people have kids and you have something cool to show your kids.

Learning anything new is worthwhile, it freaks the ladies out when they find out I know how to paint well and can make pretty much anything (small).
Tactics and strategic thinking in general keeps the mind in good shape.
Just was reading about a guy who makes sculpts and paints custom cake toppers for people.

You do not stop gaming because you are old.
You grow old because you stop gaming.

Good Luck


A revolution is an idea which has found its bayonets.
Napoleon Bonaparte

 
   
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Macclesfield, UK

 PredaKhaine wrote:

Ok, I'll see you and raise you.... I go to warhammer world for preference. Its the hub of 40k. With a built in pub. And a built in GW. And the ability to order FW stock for the same day to be brought to your table.



So basically I just put four aces down on the table for you to then play a royal flush.
   
 
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