Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Vancouver, WA USA
New editions of 40K and old people...
As I've recently just reached the ripe old age of 39, I've realized something about myself and 40K.
With whispers of 6th edition off in the horizon, I realized I'm a lot less excited about when new editions come out. In thinking about why that is, I'm not completely sure, but it might have something to do with my age.
As I grabbed my walker and shuffled to the kitchen to make my fiber enhanced drink, I realized the older I get the less I look forward to having to learn new rules.
Why is that? Do any of you "old timers" feel this way?
- Is it because each day, the older I get, life gets more and more busy and I have less and less time to dedicate to reading and mastering a new rule set?
Or is it something all together more insidious...
- Maybe it's because each day, as more and more brain cells die off, I have less on hand to deal with learning new rules?
"...Wait, what did I just read again?"
- Maybe it's because each day, as my mind increasingly succumbs to the entropy of this world, I have a hard time keeping the rules of previous editions separate from the new?
My opponent: "...Uhh, they don't have that rule anymore."
Me: "...What? Really? I'm sorry... I didn't realize that. When did they change that?"
My opponent: "Back in 4th edition."
- Maybe it's because each day, as I edge closer to the inevitable cliff of deterioration and decline, it is harder and harder to recall freshly learned material?
Me: "...How does assault work again?"
My opponent: *sigh*
Me: "I know, I know, I keep forgetting. I'm sorry... how does it go again?"
Well what do you guys think? If you're an old timer like myself, does this describe you? Am I poor representation of the ancient race of elders who still play with little plastic men, or do you find yourself in the same boat? If you're young, what do you think? When you play against "older" opponents, do you see these things, or is this all just me?
Last edited by Uber Ork; 09-16-11 at 05:31 PM.