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My son started playing 40k at a school club, and I got my (20 year old stuff) down from the loft to join him. Admittedly , it’s taken over the dining room a bit, but my wife just walked past rolled her eyes and called it “Numberwang with models”.
Tikay Fortooun wrote: My son started playing 40k at a school club, and I got my (20 year old stuff) down from the loft to join him. Admittedly , it’s taken over the dining room a bit, but my wife just walked past rolled her eyes and called it “Numberwang with models”.
I can’t stop laughing.
Your wife is incredibly perceptive about 40k...
You're now required to shout out "That's Numberwang!" whenever you make a successful saving throw.
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My wife accepts me doing the hobby, but doesn't like the fact much (mainly because I have a room in the house for it that could be used for something she does like.). She really doesn't like the idea of our son getting into it when he's older though.
Never ignore a pooh-pooh. I knew a Major who got pooh-poohed, made the mistake of ignoring the pooh-pooh. He pooh-poohed it! Fatal error! 'Cause it turned out all along that the soldier who pooh-poohed him had been pooh-poohing a lot of other officers who pooh-poohed their pooh-poohs. In the end, we had to disband the regiment.
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Horst wrote: What the hell is numberwang? Is it some sort of british game?
Numberwang was a running set of sketches from the Mitchell & Webb Show. It was a surreal, often sinister, and absolutely incomprehensible gameshow, where all the contestants seem to be aware of strict rules the audience cannot possibly infer from what they're seeing.
It was a sort-of spoof of a bunch of wildly overcomplicated gameshows on UK TV in the early 90s, but taken to demented, Tim & Eric-y ends.
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jim30 wrote: In all seriousness, there are some seriously good benefits for kids.
1) Less screen time, more physical social interaction with other humans.
2) Art / creative thinking skills as they paint and develop their forces.
3) Stats / Maths as they consider probability and run numbers and the like in their heads.
Its a hobby with a lot of soft skills that matter and is far better than just playing fortnite all day!
about 10 years ago I got a trio of neighborhood kids playing. Two bought a handful of eBay-marines, the last did a wonderful job kitbashing anything and everything into an Ork contraption. His mom said having something to focus on helped his ADHD. Also, I had these 13 year-old kids figuring out probability in their heads faster than some college students with calculators.
I'm currently assembling a couple opposing armies of Lego minifigures (15-20 figures each, plus cavalry options), hopefully to get my son into gaming using Song of Blades and Heroes when he's a little older. Until then, I have a super-simple ruleset to use them with.
The goal is to move on to using my real wargaming models (probably starting with my old copy of Battlemasters, my first wargame), but until then minifigures are perfect as they are indestructible, prepainted, and weapons/armor can be swapped around.
"By this point I'm convinced 100% that every single race in the 40k universe have somehow tapped into the ork ability to just have their tech work because they think it should."