Thursday, 22 August 2013

The earth stirred, and up rose GRUMHELDEN!

Good afternoon, take a seat, (not that one), that's better.

Hi, my name is Grumhelden. For the last year and a bit, I have been henching for Malifaux, this meant that I could not really say what I felt here, as it's not usually positive.

I did meet loads of amazing people, people who I would not have otherwise met, and for that I am grateful.

The reason I am no longer henching is simply that I have a baby coming in a few weeks.  I wont have time.  Its better that someone else take things forward for v2 (which is a great ruleset).  That aside, here's some unrelated Bile to tide you over while I do my Mv2 posts:

You and I are likely to disagree on some things, and that is good and healthy.  For in the gap between our respective positions, the truth might be found.  By way of example/content, lets look at some popular tropes:

Trope 1:   Wargamers are, by and large, spoiled brats 

Trope 2:   Card Gamers are elitist children

Trope 3:   Games Workshop

Trope 4:  Old school hobby producers are not subject to the same standards as other businesses.

Trope 1 is easy.   They are.   I have met hundreds of gamers, the number of whom I would consider well adjusted socially is small.  The number of whom think that the entire fucking universe was created for them is large.   I don't know why this is the case.  So many prima donnas in one dusty, damp smelling hall is always a recipe for disaster. 

Trope 2 is also easy.  Its false.  Wargamers think that card gamers are all power gaming arseholes who plan decks while pumping iron, and at the exact same time, think that they are all clueless idiots playing Pokemon and not showering.  This is cognitive dissonance.  This is a thing a lot of wargamers do.  

Card gaming is as diverse a church as wargaming is, with a massive crossover.  The number of people who use to play [$game]  or who have a Magic deck stuffed in the pocket of their army bag is massive.
From whence cometh this rage against card gamers?   

There are more dicks playing toy soldiers than cards in  my experience, but the card players carry all the stigma and guilt of that one Yu-Gi-Oh player who was a genuine cunt.

Wargamers dont have a list like this , but if we did, how long would it be?

Trope 3:  No one fucking cares, seriously, shut the ever living fuck up you absolute cunts.
I wear a hat of administration on a facebook group for my local club, and the number of threads that are basically "GW sucks" is too damn high.   In a close second are "GW is expensive" and in close third "they changed so that you had to buy more stuff".   No one cares.   And the people who start these threads are invariably over 30.   They should also have learned to cope with change and disappointment by now.  cunts.  We banned this shit under a "No flogging dead horses" rule.  This horse is so fucking dead.  cunts.

Trope 4:  I hate that bob from sidcup is the only guy who makes 12mm pumpkins.   I hate that bob only answers emails on a sunday, only ships on every second Tuesday and sometimes not at all.
You go to bob's website and its been created in word and published using a pigeon stapled to a fax machine.  His pictures are blurry black and white thumbnails that are 25px by 25px , and his catalogue is a list of esoteric codes that make no fucking sense to anyone, least of all him.   I hate that the hobby is so split between something ran out of someone shed and companies like PP and GW.   Because its 2013, and I have been conditioned to expect better.

I have stuff about Malifaux to write.  It will be good.


  1. Glad to see this place up and running again.

    I dunno. I kind of like that the guy who sells giant wasps disappears off the internet every now and then, coming back now and then like some confused time traveller. "Is it 2013 again? I think I sold miniatures in 2013 already. Better not do it again just to be safe."

  2. Congratulations on the imminent arrival of your genetic progeny ;-)

    Love reading the rants, keep 'em coming.

    Cheers from Canada!

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