Monday, August 16, 2010
You put your chocolate in my peanut butter!
Lyrics | Nofx lyrics - You Put Your Chocolate In My Peanut Butter! lyrics
There are two main GW games many play - 40K which is the sci-fi version, and WHFB, which is the fantasy version. Two different things, right? Not always.
When responding to a post on Table Top War about why Magilla doesn't see much cavalry in 40K games, I mentioned that some people just don't like the idea of them in a sci-fi setting. They don't want to play a fantasy army, a Napoleonic army, or even a World War I army; they're playing a sci-fi game, they want big laser guns, flying tanks and things like that, dangit!
On the flip side, there are fantasy players who want to see armies with swords and spears, cavalry and wizards, and dislike all these guns, cannons, tanks and helicopters peeing on their imagery. Take your warpstone creations and Hochland whatchamijiggers back to Mars, thankyewveddymuch!
Of course, others like the combinations. They enjoy seeing 41st-millennium knights pile out of tanks to engage their foes with swordplay, or seeing someone enchant a cannon to shoot better. The imagery of the mashup is part of the appeal to them.
Where do you stand? Are there things that you think are silly to see in your game of choice? Are there supposedly anachronistic things that you love?