When old trolls ruin it for kids....
This was posted on another forum I'm a part of....stuff like this reallllly pisses me off:
anyone else met a gamer needing a life??
Ok, bit of a rant but more a 'you must be kidding!'
My nephew went along to a warhammer night, got interested and has been playing for a few months, not having a lot of money, he couldn't get a tank that he wanted so I found some templates and made him one from the card packs his soldiers had come in.
When he went to play with it, the club games master yelled at him and told him he couldn't use it as it 'wasn't games workshop made'. As he had asked me to go that night to watch his new tank I was there and pointed out that it was ahobby and they encourage you to modify and convert stuff. He got all officious and said it had to have mostly games workshop material base or it wasn't acceptable. I couldn't help myself but picked the tank up, scraped of some of the paint and showed this "person" the GW logo. By this time my nephew was in tears and has now decided he doesn't want to play wargames anymore. This mongrel really steams my cookies, this kid (he's 10 btw) was so into this and he doesn't have much opportunity to get into anythig and to have his pride squashed by this A$$ really gets me.
I'm hoping he'll still be into modelling, I'm trying to find some non-warhammer related stuff for him to do as we had just started making a few tanks and things for him to use and now he doesn't want to touch it.
Anyone want to comment on an adult (or near adult - or perhaps more precisely an "a-dolt") treating a 10 year old this way?