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Made in ca
Painlord Titan Princeps of Slaanesh





Hamilton, ON

FWIW, my dad alleged I was a Satanist 'cause I got a taped copy of Slippery When Wet, which is an album by Bon Jovi for all of you whose back doesn't hurt.

So...

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I spent the early hours of this morning reading about Marty and Luke. I am lucky enough to have never met anything like the sort.

The Fall of Kronstaat IV
Война Народная | Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War - 2,898pts* painted (updated 11/01/20)
Волшебная Сказка | Volshebnaya Skazka | A Fairy Tale (updated 29/12/19, ep10 - And All That Could Have Been)
Kabal of The Violet Heart (updated 02/02/2020)
* as of Chapter Approved: 2018. Not a typo.

All 'crimes' should be treasured if they bring you pleasure somehow. 
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut





Myrtle Creek, OR

Well, considering Bon Jovi and Tom Hanks both almost certainly have infernal pacts in place, one can hardly blame your father for that conclusion.
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut





 Excommunicatus wrote:
FWIW, my dad alleged I was a Satanist 'cause I got a taped copy of Slippery When Wet, which is an album by Bon Jovi for all of you whose back doesn't hurt.

So...

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I spent the early hours of this morning reading about Marty and Luke. I am lucky enough to have never met anything like the sort.


Wow. That album was pretty tame even by the standards of the day! Your dad would have had a real fit if you'd gotten a copy of something by, say, Black Sabbath or ManO'War or Iron Maiden...

CHAOS! PANIC! DISORDER!
My job here is done. 
   
Made in us
Da Head Honcho Boss Grot





Got a recent one that fits into the title!

So I had someone ask for a casual game specifically, which I always tend to oblige because I love bringing out my weird models. My list here is an eldar list with storm guardians, an on-foot warlock conclave, an avatar of khaine, a wraithlord, and 1 of each aspect warrior squad except for Spiders all as old metal models with an allied patrol of harlequins, basically 1 foot troupe 1 shadowseer 1 solitaire and some skyweaver bikes with haywire.

The guy I'm playing against has a primaris ultramarines list with intercessors, hellblasters, dakka aggressors, one repulsor and some of the deep striking guys, all standing around the new Calgar, the shoot when you die banner, Tigurius, and a lieutenant in a big ball.

OK. it happens. My opponent came with a way more competitive army than I did, thinking it was more casual than it was. I'm a grown up and I know how to lose while not throwing a tantrum, especially around a new face I haven't seen around before, so I'll just explain to him after the game that we've got a bunch of folks with super old 20 year collections so casual means SUPER casual, nbd.

So we start the game, he goes first, kills quite a bit of stuff in shooting. Basically doesn't move from the deployment zone. I've got my Harlequins mostly hidden behind a building, my solitaire sitting behind a rock, and my bikers all clustered behind several buildings.

So on my turn he makes the aggressors -1 to hit so I decide to dedicate all anti-tank weaponry to the repulsor and use the harlequin warptime power and the saim-hann strat to get the troupe and shining spears into combat.The repulsor goes down to a bunch of mortal wounds and dark reaper rockets, and the shining spears charge the hellblasters.

My opponent says "ok, I'm gonna overcharge." He then rolls - and rerolls, a ton of dice individually for each dude in rapid fire range, and 4/10 of the hellblasters blow themselves up. The one wound they do cause just takes 2/3 of the exarch's wounds, and then they get in and kill 3 more with the lances.

So he just quits the game. I offer to let him take back the overcharging, I'll just set my wounds to 1/3 and he can put the guys back on the table. He says no, it was his mistake but basically the game's over now, so, he's done.

This was my first time experiencing not just a sore loser, but a sore first casualties-er.
   
Made in us
Esteemed Veteran Space Marine




San Jose, CA

now that's lame.

I've had the misfortune of playing people like that.
   
Made in dk
Guardsman with Flashlight






I arranged a 2000p 40k game a few weeks ago. Play infantry guard. He plays Smurfs.
We set up on the table, he comments that my army isn't exactly "fluff" since I have painted them to look like the troops from Spaceballs, the movie.
I manage to seize initiative, stealing the first turn. He throws a fit.
I use a 2CP stratagem, "preliminary bombardment", managing to inflict 7 Mortal wounds on his army. He throws a fit.
I Move my 5 scout sentinels, 2x 9 inches, as per their scout move. He throws a fit.
I start my shooting faze, expecting him to throw a fit.
I manage to destroy his predator, his stormraven and four marines in the first round of shooting. He throws an EPIC fit, throwing his models into his case and storms out of the club, leaving everyone in there speechless.
I just stood there thinking "Parents of the year in that home..."

Inexperience is not a permanent condition. Stupidity is!


“When in deadly danger, When beset by doubt, Run in little circles, Wave your arms and shout.” 
   
Made in at
Regular Dakkanaut




Austria

I've never been a pick-up game kinda guy, but I remember the last time I played a back-then good friend of mine.

It was one of our first times of playing 2000 points back in 4th edition. We had pretty much started playing a year ago. I played Black Templars back then, he had Guard. I had saved the money for my army over the course of months while his parents bought him about 4000 points worth of guard stuff which I built and painted for him. So, in essence, he was a massively spoilt kid and that fact had strained out friendship to the point of breaking, as he made other people feel that they were inferior to him.

Back to the game. We were about 14 back then, did not have any real experience in playing 40k aside from moving towards the enemy, shooting at anything that moved or trying to get into melee. So, tactical depth was pretty much inexistent.
I dont remember the game in detail (over 12 years ago, goodness gracious). I just know that I had the first turn and pretty much moved my peeps up and maybe shot a handful of guardsmen, so no real damage at all. His first turn, he did not move at all, prefering to shoot. Fair enough and he managed to do quite some damage as he rolled a lot of sixes, but unfortunately they were all behind the buildings in the middle of the battlefield. I was not interested in having an argument and went ahead. The tipping point for me was him trying to shoot a hunter-killer missile from one of his Leman Russ at one of my tanks. The thing is, his target was not visible to him. Like, not at all. 2 buildings in the way. But he went ahead, threw the to hit roll while I looked at him in disbelieve.
"Uh, you cannot see my tank."
"Yes I can."
"No you can't. It is behind two buildings."
"Oh, I can still shoot the missile at it."
"A HKM is a heavy weapon and cannot fire indirectly."
"But it has indefinite range, so it can curve!"

That was too much for me. All the crooked dice throws, him inventing new rules/altering existing rules to his liking (something like consolidating guardsmen squads that took damage to one one squad that has full strength midgame)/outright cheating when it comes to armybuilding (he claimed his Leman Russ with Lascannon, Plasma Cannons, HKM, Storm Bolter AND heavy stubber costs 89 points), this was too much for me. I told him that I would not play on against him when he is cheating. This resulted in a massive fit, denying all cheating (of course) and instead accusing me of cheating. Well, it resulted in the shop owner coming to see what was going on, who asked us to leave if we could not behave in his shop. I did not care as I was not interested in continue playing that guy, but my friend threw a tantrum and insisted to continue playing. I just packed my stuff and left.

Weeks later he called me and invited me to his house. I accepted, as I still thought that he was my friend, but when I came he demanded I apologize to him. I refused and left. That was pretty much it.

I was no saint back then either, as I was... how to put it delicately... rather competitive and was also (sadly) know to throw a bit of a tantrum when faced with a loss. But I managed to put that aside in favor of just trying to have fun and playing the bloody game. But the combination of being a bad loser, an even worse winner, cheating and lying was just too much for me.

~5000 pts
~5000 pts 
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut





 Snowcloak wrote:
I have painted them to look like the troops from Spaceballs, the movie.


Any chance we can see some pictures? This sounds priceless!

CHAOS! PANIC! DISORDER!
My job here is done. 
   
Made in nl
Veteran Inquisitorial Tyranid Xenokiller






your mind

I once frequented a place. One guy who worked there was pretty stinky. He was a nice guy and a good painter but he was stinky. I never left because of him but i did avoid him. It was a big store so i could get away but... anyways the guy ended up leaving for a job at GW working on White Dwarf and so on.

   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut





Denison, Iowa

A college friend of mine finally landed a GOOD job a while ago. He invited me to his place (full-on guest room) to have a boys week while he took some use-it or lose-it vacation time.

I flew in, so I decided to take a custodes force in a carry-on in case we wanted to do a pickup game.

Local hobby store was nice looking, but something was "off" about it. We paid a small fee for table use, and it became more than obvious that newcomers were not exactly welcomed with open arms. The manager and group of Magic players seemed chummy, but they all stared at us like fish in a bowl.....and it seemed they hated fish.

I'm hoping this was just my Midwesterness throwing them off. I ended up conceding in turn 4 just to leave.
   
Made in ca
Legendary Master of the Chapter





 cuda1179 wrote:
A college friend of mine finally landed a GOOD job a while ago. He invited me to his place (full-on guest room) to have a boys week while he took some use-it or lose-it vacation time.

I flew in, so I decided to take a custodes force in a carry-on in case we wanted to do a pickup game.

Local hobby store was nice looking, but something was "off" about it. We paid a small fee for table use, and it became more than obvious that newcomers were not exactly welcomed with open arms. The manager and group of Magic players seemed chummy, but they all stared at us like fish in a bowl.....and it seemed they hated fish.

I'm hoping this was just my Midwesterness throwing them off. I ended up conceding in turn 4 just to leave.


I've heard of some stores like that, they're basicly a club house for a select group that also sells gaming materials

Opinions are not facts please don't confuse the two 
   
Made in us
Charging Dragon Prince





West Lafayette, IN

Played in a tournament at a local store in Lafayette, Indiana called The Game Preserve. Carlos, the manager at the time, made a ruling in the tourney regarding my multimelta hit on a Chaplain on bike in 3rd Ed. that cost me the semifinal match. Not so big a deal, except we had the White Dwarf errata that specifically stated that the bike Toughness buff didn't apply to instant death. Also fair to mention was the fact that I got to play 2 first round games in that tourney because of the "odd number of players", the two being my younger brother and best friend, conveniently enough. The match I lost was to a kid named Tony who was running Imperial Fists, more specifically Carlos' Imperial Fists army that was stored at the store.

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 CthuluIsSpy wrote:
Its AoS, it doesn't have to make sense.
 
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut





Denison, Iowa

 Just Tony wrote:
Played in a tournament at a local store in Lafayette, Indiana called The Game Preserve. Carlos, the manager at the time, made a ruling in the tourney regarding my multimelta hit on a Chaplain on bike in 3rd Ed. that cost me the semifinal match. Not so big a deal, except we had the White Dwarf errata that specifically stated that the bike Toughness buff didn't apply to instant death. Also fair to mention was the fact that I got to play 2 first round games in that tourney because of the "odd number of players", the two being my younger brother and best friend, conveniently enough. The match I lost was to a kid named Tony who was running Imperial Fists, more specifically Carlos' Imperial Fists army that was stored at the store.


Yeah, that smells a little funny. I always suspected the two guys that ran 40k events at the FLGS. For starters, before any tourney they looked over all lists for legality , but their lists were only ever reviewed by each other. I always wondered if they used this as an opportunity to tailor their lists. Also, at the end of a campaign two guys came up as tying for first place, and both were undefeated, however one of them was literally one of the organizers I had a tie game with in the first week of the event.
   
Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka






 Vulcan wrote:
 AndrewGPaul wrote:
 Adeptus Doritos wrote:

The wrath of a bored Boomer Karen with Social Media and the ability to do a Google Review can absolutely ruin a business. Even if it's trivial and petty. I've seen this stuff get so out of hand, it had to involve police running Karens off the property and outright restraining orders.


are there many pensioners posting scathing reviews on Google in your area? Surely it’s more likely the parents of the kids in the shop - millennials - who’d be doing that?

My parents are “boomers”, and all they’ve had is a rather amused tolerance at the sort of things I wasted my time on.


You must have missed the mad mothers back in the eighties.


In the 80s, I wasn't into 80s culture. I mean, sure I watched the D&D cartoon, and I assume my friends probably did too. But that's all it was - just a cartoon. Also, I live in a real country, not one made up for TV like America.


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Back on-topic, I've thankfully never met anyone who would actually make me leave a gaming venue. Probably because I run the club, so in the words of Sparks, "This town ain't big enough for the both of us and it ain't me who's gonna leave". I've met a few people who think they're relaxed casual gamers, but really aren't - usually perfectly decent people, don't cheat, abuse the rules or anything, but can't quite get into a "narrative" mindset. Thankfully the "great unwashed" seem to be less common these days.

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