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Community => Non-40k Gaming => Topic started by: Sir_Godspeed on August 23, 2020, 08:05:25 AM

Title: 30k playerbase
Post by: Sir_Godspeed on August 23, 2020, 08:05:25 AM
Apologies if this isn't the right forum, but I saw the recent announcement of a new HH book, and it got me thinking about the 30k scene.

How big do people think it is? Seems like a very niche part of an already niche hobby, with a pretty steep monetary entry cost (and several units that you can't even use in conventional 40k games if you're being strict about WYSIWYG), and so on. I assume that they're seeling at least a few thousand books, simply due to it being GW, but I've spoken with game designers whose game books sold in the few hundreds and still managed to turn a profit due to the price point, so I don't really know.

Does anyone here play it?
Title: Re: 30k playerbase
Post by: Lord of Winter and War on August 24, 2020, 07:26:14 AM
It's pretty small. I know one person who plays, and there are a few events a year in my Provence.

With covid, you'll probably be even more hard pressed to find a group. It's very region dependent. Due to the fact it's dependent on forgeworld kits, it's a very expensive game to get into,  and it's rules system is a modified version of 6th edition 40k, which throws some people off as well.

I have played it a bit, and I really like the game system. A few local players to me at getting interested, so we might have a scene at some point.

The stand size of age of darkness games for events is 2500pts (generally).