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Hello members of Heresy Online! I have come to ask for your help... (again?)

On Friday I am supposed to have a 5 minute presentation of the Games Workshop hobby, and I am having a serious problem with coming up with ideas... So I would be thankful if you could post some suggestions about what I should talk about, as I dont have material for even a single minute... I am planing to show how the miniatures are packed inside the box, and what the frames look like, and also a painted miniature or two... And maybe some books from Black Library and a Codex (A new and an old to show how much the quality has improved during the years)...

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you could quickly recap the history of gw if your after more about the company than 40k.

say how its a great example of a small idea exploiting a niche market at the time for huge profits, leading to extream growth of the busines into what we have today
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you could quickly recap the history of gw if your after more about the company than 40k.

say how its a great example of a small idea exploiting a niche market at the time for huge profits, leading to extream growth of the busines into what we have today
I will keep that in mind! I will probably quickly say something about the History of GW when I show the package of an Warhammer Fantasy box, and then I will tell a bit more when I show the 40k stuff... And then I will tell something about the "White Dwarf" magazine...

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sounds like a plan, batman!
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Why don't you go to a GW store have one of the GW guys walk you through the intro they use to sell the game to new comers and use that as a base.

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You could just have some dude singing money for 5 minutes and ending with the word gone.

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Why don't you go to a GW store have one of the GW guys walk you through the intro they use to sell the game to new comers and use that as a base.
I had planed to do that, but there was a serious flaw in my plan... The closest store is a 100+ km away... Damn...

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What kind of presentation are you doing? Your OP is kind of vague.
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What kind of presentation are you doing? Your OP is kind of vague.
We are allowed to do whatever kind of presentation we want, as long as we talk for at least five minutes. We will be standing in front of the whole class, and talk about something. We are allowed to do a Power Point presentation if we want (I dont) or just showcase some stuff we brought with us, but we dont have to (I will do that...)

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Start with what the Hobby actually is. Showcase the minis (a Single powerpoint slide would be best for this, as they will be to small to showcase the entire class unless you pass them around).

Next, a short History of GW, when it started and where it's been. Cover the number of revisions the games have had (8th edition Fantasy, 5th 40k ect). Talk about how Warhammer and 40k were both inspiration for the Warcraft and Starcraft series of games.

Explain how the game is played in a very basic format (i.e. You roll dice, rules can be found in the general rule book and individual codexs).

I would use powerpoint to showcase some of the more advanced minis that people have made, stuff like they have on Cool mini or not, or even here in our painting section.

Finally, end the presentation with talking about where the Hobby is going (UM Movie, Space Marine video game, 40k MMO). Discuss upcoming releases and how well the company is doing.

Hope this works for you. I would use powerpoint in addition to bringing in models.
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