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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”.

I can’t stop laughing.
   
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She'll get used to it

And surely the quiet time that results from smaller people concentrating on crafty type things will be a welcome relief.

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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.

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"Numberwang with models" is absolutely incredible. GW marketing, you're missing a trick.
   
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What the hell is numberwang? Is it some sort of british game?
   
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 Horst wrote:
What the hell is numberwang? Is it some sort of british game?


Numberwang is fictitious game show that is a sketch from Mitchell and Webb. Which also features an Oscar winning actress.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJDu5D_IXbc&list=PL58691C0469CA3F54

Just rewatching them myself. This one seems scary accurate of 40k...




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My god, Mitchell and Webb even got the pricing strategy right!
   
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 Horst wrote:
What the hell is numberwang? Is it some sort of british game?


Lol

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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Tikay Fortooun wrote:
My god, Mitchell and Webb even got the pricing strategy right!


I particularly like the 400 sided dice and the indexes to the rulebooks.

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Well... its not as good as sport, but its not as bad as drugs smoking & drinking. Its somewhere in between videogames and fastfood.

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There should be a wargame called Numberwang.



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That's Numberwang!

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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!

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If she complains too much, show her the price of golf clubs and a round at the local golf course. Should make her see reason.

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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.
   
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West Michigan, deep in Whitebread, USA

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.



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I don't know... I have the problem of my wife wandering by the table, snagging a mini and going 'Cool! I need this!' - and the the mini tries to eat the party in her next Eberron game.

The Auld Grump - seriously, that is what happened to some of the Night Stalker minis we picked up for Vanguard.

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Kilkrazy wrote:When I was a young boy all my wargames were narratively based because I played with my toy soldiers and vehicles without the use of any rules.

The reason I bought rules and became a real wargamer was because I wanted a properly thought out structure to govern the action instead of just making things up as I went along.
 
   
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 Vulcan wrote:
If she complains too much, show her the price of golf clubs and a round at the local golf course. Should make her see reason.



When I worked for GW I used that exact strategy with married couples. More often than not, the wife would let the husband go wild in the store.....

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My wife's not a gamer and has no interest in ever becoming one - and I'm fine with that.

She does recognise it as part of my "me" time, my decompression time, if you will. It's important, especially for couples, to have interests where they can do stuff without the other.

As for my spending, years in a crap-paying job meant I only bought stuff I really "needed" for my gaming, and not spur of the moment things. I limit my spending much more than she ever would.

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