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post #111 of 132 (permalink) Old 05-11-12, 05:26 AM
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1: How long have you been in the hobby?
I have been in and out of the hobby for years, only very recently back in. I spent a solid few years regularly involved with these forums in particular, and with the hobby IRL.

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2: How important is Fluff to you, relative to other aspects of the hobby?
Fluff is most of the hobby for me. I don't get to play as often as I'd like, and I paint only sporadically.

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3: How devoted are you to the works of the Black Library? By this I basically mean what compels you to buy/read one of their novels, do you pick them because of the races involved, follow certain serials, on a whim, etc...
I follow Gaunt, Cain, and have read all of the Last chancers. I'm veeery far behind, though. If a Black Library book falls into my lap I will read it, but I will only spend money on it if it involves the Guard.

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4: How many codexes have you taken the time to read thoroughly, including older editions?
I've read through the two most recent guard dex's, the ork's dex, the former Which hunter Dex, the current CSM dex, current Grey Knights, and a Chaos Codex that I don't remember the age of, it was old enough to include cards and little tokens and such. I've also read the third BRB thoroughly.

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5: Do you enjoy postiulating theories, pondering mysteries, and writing your own works to expand your enjoyment of the hobby?
Yes to all. The Star Child is my pet theory. I have an ongoing narrative in my head about the return of the primarchs and the emperor as well as the ensuing chaos gambits and galaxy shattering mayhem that would follow, and I someday hope to get it all on paper, but it's long and I am often preoccupied.

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EDIT: 7: What would you call your area of expertise?
Pre-Imperial human history, and the nature of the star child are probably where I stand out the most. I've got quite a bit of knowledge about the Guard, it's organisation, it's trivia, etc, but no more than the average veteran Guard player.

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EDIT8: What would you say is your weakest area of fluff knowledge?
My weakest area is probably the Tau, and space marines internal goings on, as well as anything that has been ret-conned or come to light in the past year or two.

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post #112 of 132 (permalink) Old 06-05-12, 02:47 PM
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1: How long have you been in the hobby?
Since I was 12 (1994), so 18 years at present.

2: How important is Fluff to you, relative to other aspects of the hobby?
Fluff comes first, painting and modelling second. Playing is just an excuse for meeting up with mates and having a beer.

3: How devoted are you to the works of the Black Library? By this I basically mean what compels you to buy/read one of their novels, do you pick them because of the races involved, follow certain serials, on a whim, etc...
I buy everything Space Wolf related, but I'll read most 40k related stories. I love the HH series and the short story collections.

4: How many codexes have you taken the time to read thoroughly, including older editions?
Sh*t. I have all the current codexes but I also have all the codexes going back to second and third edition. I also have Rogue Trader, a couple of Imperial Armour books, teh add ons (Amagedon, cities of death, planet strike, etc). The Index Astartes sewries was one of my favourites too.

5: Do you enjoy postiulating theories, pondering mysteries, and writing your own works to expand your enjoyment of the hobby?
I've written a few short 40k stories, and always make fluff up for my own armies.

6: If youa have anything further to add, feel free.

EDIT: 7: What would you call your area of expertise?
Space Wolves and the Heresy I guess. All things Space Marine as a broader area.

EDIT8: What would you say is your weakest area of fluff knowledge?
Anything Xenos. The older races are covered because they've been around since I started playing, but armies such as Tau and Dark Eldar I'm not so hot on.
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1: How long have you been in the hobby?
I've been in the hobby for about 6 years but only recently will I be getting started with an army, 6th edition, etc. The thing that both brought me in and kept me interested was the lore.

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Lore is the number one aspect of the hobby for since it is free/cheap :smile: It has kept me interested in the hobby when I was not able to activly pursue the other two aspects.

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I would say I'm fairly devoted but not nearly as some of you guys and gals are. Roght now I'm desperatly trying to catch up on the HH series best I can. The last book I read was "Legion", I found it to be quite interesting and thought provoking.

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4: How many codexes have you taken the time to read thoroughly, including older editions?
Since I would only purchase a codex if I was going to consider playing that army my options are limited. I have 2 codexes (SM & CSM) that I have read through over and over again. I've also read through the DA and IG books at a friends but not as in depth as the other two.

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5: Do you enjoy postiulating theories, pondering mysteries, and writing your own works to expand your enjoyment of the hobby?
Theories and mystery not so much but I really enjoy writing my own, homebrew lore. Right now I'm working on a custom chapter, I'll try to post once I have enough details that would warrant a post.

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6: If you have anything further to add, feel free.
I'll hopefully be contributing the this subforum section a bit with a secret project and my custom chapter project. Stay tuned for both of those.

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7: What would you call your area of expertise?
My expertise would be Imperial lore, since it has to do with my army directly.

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8: What would you say is your weakest area of fluff knowledge?
My weakest is Xeno race lore. I know the basics of each race but if you make me take a quiz on the subject I'll probably fail it.

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1: How long have you been in the hobby?
I started fantasy when I was twelve, lost intrest (cuz I was stupid) and recently got into 40k (last year)

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2: How important is Fluff to you, relative to other aspects of the hobby?
Its what makes it or breaks it, a cool looking army with crap fluff is just a neat piece of plastic

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3: How devoted are you to the works of the Black Library? By this I basically mean what compels you to buy/read one of their novels, do you pick them because of the races involved, follow certain serials, on a whim, etc...
lol sorry I havent gotten to reading (spend all my money on miniatures).

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4: How many codexes have you taken the time to read thoroughly, including older editions?
3...the only three I own (and I have read them through MANY times over

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5: Do you enjoy postiulating theories, pondering mysteries, and writing your own works to expand your enjoyment of the hobby?
yes Yes and...BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD...I mean yes.
I write all the fluff for my SM Legion and Cron Dynasty, working on some stuff for the Dark Eldar and heck, I even write fluff for armies I dont even own yet

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Out of curiosity and a desire to know where I stand, I thought I`d ask a few questions of other members to see how in depth and experienced they are in 40k lore.

So...

1: How long have you been in the hobby?

About five years. Started with 3rd though, my flgs was behind the times.

2: How important is Fluff to you, relative to other aspects of the hobby?

Probably the most important, with fluff coming first, then painting and modeling coming second, and the game itself coming third.

3: How devoted are you to the works of the Black Library? By this I basically mean what compels you to buy/read one of their novels, do you pick them because of the races involved, follow certain serials, on a whim, etc...

Hmm. Haven't read much of BL because the majority of it is bolter porn and to be honest reading about the great and wonderful SPESS MEHRENS makes my mechanical innards turn. If I was still capable of vomiting, I would. The IG novels are great though.

4: How many codexes have you taken the time to read thoroughly, including older editions?

All of them, for older editions. I don't necessarily remember all of the contents, but the codices are great sources of army-specific fluff. As for newer editions, haven't gotten my hands on the new DE codex yet.

5: Do you enjoy postiulating theories, pondering mysteries, and writing your own works to expand your enjoyment of the hobby?

Yes. Just take a look in the Original Works and Homebrew Fluff sections.

6: If youa have anything further to add, feel free.

Not much that hasn't been said. I like to win but not at the cost of fluffiness, each win is another tally and another story I can write. Each loss is... More ignominious. But thats the blessing and the curse of the fluff enthusiast who is emotionally invested in his army's fate.

EDIT: 7: What would you call your area of expertise?

Necron fluff, as if that was a surprise to anyone. I also really like Ork and some Guard fluff. Space marines make me gag, Tau and Eldar are kind of gag-worthy.


EDIT8: What would you say is your weakest area of fluff knowledge?

Ooh. Hmm. Strangely enough, I have to say I know very little about the Eldar. I know more about the Imperium because it is the most commonly discussed topic and I just pick up information from there but I was never really interested enough in Eldar to read all or even most of their fluff and no one ever really talks about it. What little I have learned is mostly forgotten by now.


I will answer these questions myself shortly.


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1: How long have you been in the hobby?
11 years.

2: How important is Fluff to you, relative to other aspects of the hobby?
The Fluff is where it's at. Though I can make up a random story and have a good game
that has nothing to do with the fluff at all...

3: I pick up every book that has been published(available outside the UK since 2001)
Though I love 40k above all else

4: How many codexes have you taken the time to read thoroughly, including older editions?
Actually not that many, maybe a bakers dozen

5:I Constantly write 40k stories at the hospital(yes I work in a slow area) and at home. Everything from the worst story ever, to pretty decent I would think.


7: What would you call your area of expertise?
Chaos Space Marine fluff.


EDIT8: What would you say is your weakest area of fluff knowledge?
Tau, easily Tau, I know very little.
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1: How long have you been in the hobby?
4 months haha

2: How important is Fluff to you, relative to other aspects of the hobby?
very important, it gives your army character

3: How devoted are you to the works of the Black Library? By this I basically mean what compels you to buy/read one of their novels, do you pick them because of the races involved, follow certain serials, on a whim, etc...
i actually havnt read any of them yet...

4: How many codexes have you taken the time to read thoroughly, including older editions?
the 5th Tau, and im getting the 6th ed BGB on Monday

5: Do you enjoy postiulating theories, pondering mysteries, and writing your own works to expand your enjoyment of the hobby?
maybe when i learned more about the game i will

6: If you have anything further to add, feel free.
google NOOB and you'll find a picture of me

7: What would you call your area of expertise?
painting, or will in general, i love painting stuff

8: What would you say is your weakest area of fluff knowledge?
everything!!!! YAY!!
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1: How long have you been in the hobby?
I have been in the hobby for four years now but only have got really into it in the last year well 2012 if you want to be perfectly accurate.

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2: How important is Fluff to you, relative to other aspects of the hobby?
The importance of a back story with all of my armys is always an importance for me. It might have altered over the past year and a bit which have evolved into more modeling and playing because ive been able but initially in my 40k i wrote my own fluff ( it was quite doggy though id have to admit it ended up being a wishlist of combined ideas someof which looking back do not appear to be my own... :/) and created my own bright orange chapter "The Flaming Fists" (which ironically are quite simillar to the "Fire Lords" chapter in symbol and colour sceme but orange not yellow). At the same time my hobby and gaming were limited unlike now where im gaming a few times a month. But still enjoy reading the fluff in black libary books and codexs all the time. On to the next question ive wrote this too much anyway

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3: How devoted are you to the works of the Black Library? By this I basically mean what compels you to buy/read one of their novels, do you pick them because of the races involved, follow certain serials, on a whim, etc...
I would say quite a bit. It is a bit of all of this really i read many of the spacemarine battle novels in the series, random other books such as the "xenology", the "miatorum handbook" along with the "imperial gaurdsmans uplifting primer". As to races i enjoy Ork books and Spacewolves ones. Along with many of the horus heresy books, and anything else that takes my fancy

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4: How many codexes have you taken the time to read thoroughly, including older editions?
I have read all of the current codexs from cover to cover many times, along with many of the older ones such as the 2nd edition books which i somehow manage to get a hold of a while ago, and others such as 3rd (i think) edtion spacemarine book and many of the older ork books because i like orks.

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5: Do you enjoy postiulating theories, pondering mysteries, and writing your own works to expand your enjoyment of the hobby?
Plain and simple. Yes i have my own personal theorys and ideas. As mentioned before have written my own fluff proably not all that good but oh well

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6: If you have anything further to add, feel free.
Something else i felt id want to add im not sure if others do the same thing but for reasons because of the fluff i write my lists differently my ork lists i have found are quite spammy maybe thats the older codex. But my space wolves are more fluffy.

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Orks or maybe Space Wolves

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EDIT8: What would you say is your weakest area of fluff knowledge?
Proably the horus heresy or the more obscure sources



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About 3-4 years.

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Very important. I rarely play the tabletop game, not by choice, and I only rarely paint so the lore is the most important thing to me.

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3: How devoted are you to the works of the Black Library? By this I basically mean what compels you to buy/read one of their novels, do you pick them because of the races involved, follow certain serials, on a whim, etc...
Very devoted. I buy pretty much all BL works except for the Imperial Guard novels that a new author puts our first, i.e Dead Men Walking, Redemption Corps, Baneblade.

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4: How many codexes have you taken the time to read thoroughly, including older editions?
I have read all the 4th, 5th and 6th edition Codexes so far. I have also thoroughly read Imperial Armour Volumes 3, 5, 6, 7, 9 and 10. And I have read Horus Heresy Volume One: Betrayal thoroughly as well.

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Very much so.

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Dark Eldar and Chaos. Love those guys and devour any lore I can find on them.

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Imperial Guard and Sisters of Battle. The Guard because they generally bore me, and the Sisters because I find them insufferable.


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1. A few years.

2. Everything as the TT often seems stupid for me. I mean a Dark Eldar Archon in a fair fight f.ex.

3. I must be interested in the subject and more important I must feel the fluff written adds to my own fluff. I have only read things of Sandy Michell and Dan Abnett thus far. And as brilliant as they are I still find things I don't agree with. F.ex. Abnett writing in a blank whore, while for me a blank is just a person you jsut want to punch for no good reason. So think fucking such a person, but my own interpretation of blanks and such are very extreme.

4. I have read codexes, but thoroughly? Then the answer is zero as I prefer to avoid ulcers.

5. That's the basics of my fluff. Why be into it if you don't make your own chars and write what you regard as amusing stories about them? At least that is why you do it if you TT-thingy in my opinion.

6. Anything further to add? Like what? How I feel today? I file it under not understanding the question.

7. The Imperial Guard and Dark Eldar. I also have a very good view about the Imperial Fists as I love them as they ain't the U2 of the 40k-universe like the Ultramarines, I would really love to see the boys in blue trying to save the world with the cameras off, NOT.

8. No-brainer that's the Tau as they occupy the spot for a race I held dear the Squats, so I deliberately stops reading whenever the Tau is mentioned.

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