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Hi all,
I was wondering if people found that their attitudes toward Games Day changes over time? My first Games Day was 2006. Prior to that, I had dabbled in Epic, but mostly played BFG. My buddy and I happened upon one of the scenario-gaming tables which had a scenario of Thousand Sons defending a library from Space Wolves. I was hooked! Of course, it helps that I'm a librarian in real life. LOL This was before I knew anything about the background. I have, of course, come to despise the Space Wolves for the ignorant barbarians they are.

In any case, that first Games Day was just an amazing sensory overload of cool minis and scenery and everything.

Last year, however, was a little different. With a year of playing 40k under our belts, we went in a little more picky. After visiting the GW and FW store, we checked out the terrain for open gaming, looked over the Golden Demon entries, and then took part in the conversion contest and scenery make and take. We did do some scenario gaming, but not as much (It doesn't help when you're giving a new army a try and some doofus who has the codex memorized is kibbutzing in your ear the whole time!). So, while Games Day 2007 was fun, it wasn't as magical as the first time in 2006.

This year, my buddy and I are going to enter the GT -- money allowing. Otherwise, we're going to bring our armies and take advantage of one of the open-gaming tables.

So this is how my attitude toward Games Day has evolved in not even three short years.

What do others think? Does this sound familiar?

Cheers,
Tau2007

 

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I'd agree that after your first time it just isn't the same. My first time was in 2005 (I think) and I had a lot of fun but I went to last year's and it just... sucked. Mind you, this is Games Day Canada that we're talking about so maybe it's meant to be subpar?
 

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I'd agree that after your first time it just isn't the same. My first time was in 2005 (I think) and I had a lot of fun but I went to last year's and it just... sucked. Mind you, this is Games Day Canada that we're talking about so maybe it's meant to be subpar?

I hope that it doesn't "suck" as we are heading up to Toronto this year for it!
 

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i went last year to UKGD - it was impressive yeah, so many minis and showcases over three massive halls - but, i felt that it lost some if its appeal through the sheer number of people there. the exhibitions were always very crowded, and it was near impossible to get a game on one of the better tables.

that said it was a great day but i doubt id do it again.
 

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i went to GD94 or so when i was a kid, and it rocked my boxers. Since, i've not found the time or the money to get there, so i'm pretty happy to be working on a project that we'll take up there ourselves. Bromley, Croydon and Wood Green have gotten ourselves one of the massive exhibition boards to set up, so we're planning something monstrous! come and say hey..
 

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i went last year to UKGD - it was impressive yeah, so many minis and showcases over three massive halls - but, i felt that it lost some if its appeal through the sheer number of people there. the exhibitions were always very crowded, and it was near impossible to get a game on one of the better tables.

that said it was a great day but i doubt id do it again.
thats becouse thay buggered it up man my frist was ukgd99 and i was amazed at the size hoping to got this year mabe enter too but who knows
 

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Hey all,
I suppose I should specify that I attend the Chicago Games Day. It's about a 2-hour drive for me. Definitely worth it overall. Although, I must admit that -- as a sign of old age -- the periodic screaming of "Waaagh!" does get on my nerves. LOL

Cash permitting, I do want to take part in the GT. The only other hurdle is how amazing many of the armies look. I am not and never will be much of a painter. I'm more interested in playing the game than in painting and modeling. As such, if I enter the GT it'll be with an army painted to the minimum required standards and no more.

Cheers,
Tau2007
 
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