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have you ever been bullied or insulted in any way because you play warhammer? The pricks in my class at school a couple of years ago took the piss for a while but it only took me kicking the crap out of their "leader" once to make them stop.
 

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I got out of the Marines 2 years ago. We had quite a diverse gaming group at The Hobby Chest in Jacksonville, NC. We had a Captain (I didn't find out he was a "Sir" until I saw him in IRAQ!!!), a couple of senior NCOs like Gunnys and Master Gunnys, several SSgts and Sgts, Cpls, LCpls, and plenty of civilians too.
 

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I never really have since I usually keep it to myself that I play. Went through five years of high school without anybody that would take the piss finding out.
 

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I have so many loserish tendancies this was the least of my worries.
Right up there with ya. I have lots of hobbies and interests that are outside the status quo of cool. But in all honesty warhammer is one of those things that loads of people have tried. It isnt everyones cup of tea but most ppl can remember trying it at least once. So it was never really a focal point of bullying for me.
 

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Uhm. Yeah. People do tend to pay me out about pretty much anything they can think of. I wonder why......No I seriously do. They give me crap about anything and everything. First couple of days back at school (I'm on summer holidays) There's gonna be blood spilled. They called me Coke Boy cause I like Coca Cola (wtf?), Warhammer boy for obvious reasons and they kept on callin my GF a dog....That's what pissed me off.

There are 2 people I really wanna feed floor. Gonna get suspended in the first week back. Woo.
 

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Never been bullied, but the non warhammer players at work mess with me and my buddies who play. It's all good fun though, our team works off the principle of if you arent fucked with then you aren't liked. I did have a group of kids outside the game store make some comments once though but they shut up when I gave them my "Sergeant" face.
 

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Never been bullied, but some people have made some really stupid/idiotic comments on it that has annoyed me quite a lot. Especially by popular people, as they tend to look down on nerdy things in particular. They seem to totally fail to understnad that some people have a different idea of what fun is than them...
 

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There have been a few people who gave me 'that look' when they heard me talking about 40k, thinking it was some lame thing with toy soldiers or some such. Once they saw the models that I had converted and painted I never got that look again and some of them actively ask to see the latest things I have in progress now.

Heaven knows I am not an intimidating looking fellow or anything either but at 6' and 220lbs I am not small either so that may have had something to do with it. And maybe the feeling that I am more than happy to go a round or two with anyone who gets in my face for whatever reason. :grin:
 

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40k is generally the manliest of all the geek hobbies. It combines three things guys like to do: roll dice, beat their opponent, and be armchair generals. It doesn't require as much outside the box thinking as playing an RPG. Game stores in military towns are usually packed on weekends because of it.
 

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i have a few friends that used to be bullied aswell but it stopped when the pricks doing the bullying herd what i did to the the bastard i kicked the crap out off and how many people it took to get me off of him. and what i did to the twat that tripped me up on purpose whilest playing rugby my 5th red card of 12 years playing not bad i think, that was especially useful because some the bullys are in my rugby team which meant they spread it aroundand saw at first hand what i can do. I sometimes get the feeling my friends see me as a type of 'body guard' i'm not particulary big 5'9" and and like 15 stone and built like a brick wall i can understand why. I love it when a small group of chavs walk into my local GW and start swareing and taking the piss. There was me and some other regulars all do a contact sport be it rugby, boxing, wrestling or matrial arts (we have a few black bealts including the store manager) and whats even better is when theirs a police man who plays shich they don't see, ASBO anyone?. they tend run away like the little cowards they are. I've made an observation that bullies only take the piss if they have their friends with or near them, pathetic.
 

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Meh, bullies dont bother ppl 6' or more it seems, unless yer the biggest guy in the bar so they go after you to try and make a name for themselves and usually ends badly for them, but guess thats a little ways from geeky.
 
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