Do the sales figures bear this out? I have played for six years at various clubs around the UK and would say that the split is around 90/10 in favour of 40k. Most club members have multiple 40k armies.blkdymnd said:Yep, it's totally by location. Us here in the states are the only ones who put 40k above all other it seems..
I wouldn't dismiss the age theory either. 40k is considerably easier to learn, and often isn't as tedious when it comes to building an army. In WHFB even the army list is something to be considered carefully, with less obvious (effective) choices than 40k, not to mention the larger model count in most Fantasy armies.Most likely for the reasons I mentioned.
Your nerd-craft is strong, I'm impressed.Possibly because sword and sorcery have been done to death, but 40k retains enough mysticism to keep it unique from the other sci-fi. Before d20 hit the sceen, Palladium's sci-fi/fantasy hybrid 'Rifts' wasthe most popular RPG on the market. Shadowrun outsold its closest competition Cyberpunk 2020 and (unlike CP2020, which I thought was a better game) is still popular today.
Swordand sorcery has been done todeath andwe;reslowly growing jadedwith sci-fi, but 40k keepsenough 'magic' around to make it interesting.