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post #11 of 132 (permalink) Old 08-31-10, 06:33 AM
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1. Since 89 playing original space marine epic scale, space hulk and space crusade.
2. Fluff is what makes me want to play the game.Without the fluff of the 40k universe it would just be another tabletop game.
3. I devour anything I can get my hands on. HH, gaunts ghosts, eisenhorn, UM omnibus, ravenor, inquisition war, ig omnibus, word bearers series, Storm of iron, Lord of the Night, shira calpurnia omnibus. It is all good, even the poor ones, if it is in the 40K setting I want to read it. Plus Imperial armour 1,2,5,6,7 and the updates. Collected visions and the Inquisition referance book(cannot remember the exact title). And the original space marine(epic rulebook), there were some great fluff bits in there.
4.Rogue trader, second ed(all) 3rd ed chaos(don't have it any more) 4th ed chaos,nids, demonhunters, witchunters, ig, current nids, chaos, demons, ig. All versions of the wargear book and all versions of the rules from 1st to 5th.
5. Not much for postulating my own theories but evaluating those that are put forward is something I really enjoy.
6. I really want to find out what happened to the missing legions and to see the development of each and every legion in the horus heresy. The funny thing is that while reading the hh books I support the loyalists. But in the current time period I am a staunch chaos man.

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According to LUKEVALENTINE's test i am a diciple of khorne. Figures really.

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1: How long have you been in the hobby?
Myself, about six or seven years now. I started with 4th ed.

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2: How important is Fluff to you, relative to other aspects of the hobby?
It is definitely my favourite aspect, it shapes everything else I do.

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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 choose a novel or other work based mainly on the characters involved. I followed the entire UM, Cain, Eisenhorn, Ravenor and DoW series right through. I own about two dozen novels, but have read much more, including CV and the heresy novels, several compilations and of course, the odd fanfic here or there.

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4: How many codexes have you taken the time to read thoroughly, including older editions?
Everything from 4th ed onwards. A few older works that people have been kind enough to lend me.

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

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I think I did alright.

EDIT: 7: My area of expertise would be alien fluff. Particularly Necron and Tyranid, but I would consider myself well versed in the backgrounds of orks, tau and eldar as well. Knowledge of Dark Eldar witheld until new dex is read properly. Currently have only read it once and not completely.

My knowledge of the Imperium and Chaos is secondary, but I still know enough to put pretty much all my local GW staffers to shame.

EDIT: 8: My weakness is probably the Imperium, but especially the non military side of the Imperium. I don`t know all the facts regarding the Inquisition, I couldn`t tell you much about an imperial civilian`s life, but I do have a decent general knowledge regarding most astartes chapters/legions and IG regiments.


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1: How long have you been in the hobby?

Since 2009.

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

Quite a lot, I prefer Fluff to the Tabletop

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...

Well, I basically Like reading about the background and shit. And I'm an advanced reviewer for Black Library, so I get the majority of their new releases a couple of months or so early.

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

5th Edition Blood Angels
5th Edition Space Marines
5th Edition Space Wolves
5th Edition Imperial Guard
5th Edition Tyranids
5th Edition Orks
4th Edition Chaos Space Marines
4th Edition Black Templars

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

Of Course. See my short stories.

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

You spelt you wrong. Bad Serpion!

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1: How long have you been in the hobby?
It's only recently I've taken to collecting the tabletop but I've been reading BL novels since about 2005


2: How important is Fluff to you, relative to other aspects of the hobby?
Very. It's what got me into 40k.


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 generally pick up most of the books by McNeill and Abnett. ADB has also become a favourite of mine. All HH books are a must-buy. My BL collection is at about 50 books in total, I have some of the rarer books in my collection too


4: How many codexes have you taken the time to read thoroughly, including older editions?
I own the current Chaos, SM and Eldar codexes. Like I said above, it's only recently I took an interest in the game


5: Do you enjoy postiulating theories, pondering mysteries, and writing your own works to expand your enjoyment of the hobby?
Yeah, although I mainly lurk around these forums just reading some of the interesting threads and posts

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1: How long have you been in the hobby?

2000 onwards.

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

Very, I no longer play TT.

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'll pick up everything but give priority to series' like gaunts ghosts, ravenor/risenhorn, cain, ventris, horus heresy and authors like Abnett, MacNeill, Dembski-Bowden, Thorpe...

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

I could hazard a guess at maybe the last two editions of all races bar tyranids and orks, those races just don't interest me. But it's been a while since I picked up a codex, they're boxed somewhere.

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

yup.

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

nothing right now
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1. I have been playing for 8 years in about 2 weeks

2. I find it very important. I am known to get very angry at people who place heroes like Lysander into an ultrasmurfs force. Every army I have has its own background and its relation to my Eldar (my main force)

3. I tend not to pick out many BL books. Although I do own the entire Gaunts Ghosts series, the gotrek and felix novels and pah of the warrior.

4. I have read every codex released by GW since chaos codex 3.5 (the first codex from the first WD I ever got-still have that same WD)

5. I like listening to other peoples theories. I then do my own background research before I come to a decision to agree or disagree with that theory.

6. I am getting very, very, very sleepy.
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1: Since 1995, but had a long haitus from 97'-06 till i found the Black Library. I cant paint, i dont play tabletop. I just read BL books and discuss 40K lore/cannon.

2: Considering I only read 40K, very important. But we all have to understand 40K cannon is 'flexable'. with so many writers, stuff ups are bound to happen. writers are only human... arnt they?

3: With around 50+ BL novels down, I'm pretty devoted. Ive started my own 40K book review blog (link in my sig). Its called Drop Site Massacre or DSM. I dont profess to write the greatest reviews. That award goes to Graeme's Fantasy Book Review. He's amazing. I just do it an a create outlet for myself. and because i think my reviews are passable and worthy of a read.

4: Not many unfortunately. Its an area id like to expand on.

5: I enjoy debating BL books and fluff with the other Heretics in the HO: BL subforum. I cant write my own fiction, as much as i wish i could, i just dont have the creative talent. The regular crew in the BL subforum on here is one of the best crews Ive had discussions with on 40K fiction anywhere. Friendly, knowledgeable contributers.

6: I consider myself pretty well versed with 40K lore and cannon. id reckon i might get in the top 10 (closer to 10 than 1) in the HO's top fluff/cannon knowledgeable members. (not including BL employees or BL writers). Im big fans of Child of the Emperor/Baron Spikey and Commisar Ploss. Lord of the Night is also a very good contributer. Id say CotE and Baron Spikey are my 2 top fave contributers to read on here. I wish i knew as much about 40K fiction as they do. I'd be a better reviewer.

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1: How long have you been in the hobby?

I've been playing since 2nd Edition on and off, but I have been in the hobby since the Rogue Trader days. The longest gap I had was about 4 years. I've only been back for about 2 years.

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

Very important, I refuse to play with an unfluffy army, no matter what. I don't like when opponents play an unfluffy army, but I'm not enough of a prick to let that decide if I'll battle, plus I love a challenge.

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 haven't read, nor will I probably ever read any of the novels. First I get enough fluff from the Codexes (3rd edition codexes might as well have just been rules and random quotes) but 4th and 5th are redoing that. I would love however to get my hands on some of those 2nd edition books the Ork and Ultramarine ones were awesome. I should try and find the 2nd Edition rulebook, wargear book and the book that catalogued all the units. Anyway, second GW gets enough of my money. Third and I know this going to sound weird, but I hate sci fi/fantasy novels.

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

For 2nd Edition I read the Ultramarines and Orks. Third and the 3.5 editions I owned most of them (the second release of Tau (3.5/4?) and the Black Templars (second release)and read them all thoroughly (I never trusted an opponent telling me what his codex stated, I had to know it for myself). For 5th Edition I'm three Codexes behind (obviously the latest three).

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

Immensely, I've written my own fluff and codexes (making sure to intertwine them in the official fluff, but I love discussing with others the entire mythos of the 40K universe.

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

Does anyone buy the main boxed game when it's released for new editions?

I bought Assault on Black Reach, the boxed set released for 3rd edition and I bought two of the boxed set that was released for 2nd edition.

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1: How long have you been in the hobby?

Well, my White Dwarf collection goes back to August 2001. I was a wee tyke of 8 years then, and had already been interested in my brother's models for a year or two by then, so...most of my life.

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

It is the core of the hobby. If is the living, breathing, festering, rotting, cankerous heart of the hobby...in the best possible way. Without it, 40k would be an empty shell.

I have an army of CSM and a small collection of Skaven, sure. But money is too tight for me to embrace the gaming side of the hobby over much, and my rather vivid imagination prefers the cheaper thrill of the worlds, nay, segmentae of possibilities lain out before us in the fluff.

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 them whenever able, especially if I can find them used. I am, however, too financially constrained to indulge nearly as often as I'd like. I own most of the HH series, chunks of several other flagship series', and a collection of assorted novels and omnibi. I prefer the books that look at 40k differently: Enforcer over the Ultramarines Omnibus, for instance, or Wine of Dreams over The Blackhearts Omnibus. Art books also attract my attention; Liber Chaotica and Xenology are two of my most prized BL possessions, after the signed Gav books (and one signed Nick Kyme book) and the almost-entirely-gold-edition HH books.

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

12, by my count, of varied armies both 40k and fantasy. This isn't counting additional supplements, though, like The General's Compendium and stuff.

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

YES. I live, pretty much, in the fan fiction sections of 40k forums around the internet. I enjoy illuminating the unenlightened with my mighty prose, and delighting in the ideas, theories, and wit of my contemporaries.

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

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

The Imperium of Man and the traitors against which it struggles. The xenos races...not so much. Not that I dislike them, but they don't quite hold the same appeal of treachery, betrayal and retribution.

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1: How long have you been in the hobby?

lets see I'm a Junior now so that would be 5-6 years

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

I proudly run fluff-only armies I follow fluff as much as possible it's my favourite aspect of this game

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...

Is it 40k? if yes I'll read it

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

Jesus...um since I ran all of the SM armies at one point or another I think it is

All current SM codicies
4th and 3rd vanilla marine
Old School SW
Old School Orks
New Orks
Old Nids
New Nids
Daemons
CSM
Eldar
Craftworld Eldar
...I think that's it


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

oh of course I write three short novels and background fluff for my DiY chapter of SPESS MAHREENS
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The Undefeated 13th (SW) - W 3, L 0, D 2

The Swarm (Nids) - W 33, L 14, D 0

Da Waugh Squad (Orks) - W 5, L 9, D 2

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