I went to Games Workshop GamesDay today. I’m so thankful I got myself and my wife in for free with a press pass… Yep, being a Main Guy has it’s privileges. I have not been to GamesDay in probably about 6 years. I remembered why I stopped going… well paying for a ticket was a part of it. But it’s a long line of people to wait to buy overpriced brittle resin… aka Forge World.
Then a bunch of megabattles that makes no sense whatsoever. Half painted Ultramarines and Tyranids teaming up to fight Lord of the Rings models on jetbikes. Well, maybe not that bad, but pretty close. I’ll focus on the positives, since there were some….
Blood Bowl demo games run by a dude from Memphis, with a pretty cool custom table. I gave him Zlurpcast biz cards and Chaos Cup flyers to hand out. What?
The Blood Bowl Fantasy Flight Card Game was being demo’d. I didn’t want to wait to try it but it seemed like people were enjoying it.
This Khornate Chaos Space marine was pretty awesome. For years I’ve seen a boring stand up marine, but this was a dude inside interacting with fans. When my turn came up, I laid on the ground and wanted him to put a foot on top of me as if he just killed me. So I hit the ground and just stared at him then the guy running it. A few ackward seconds go by, then I say “What, can he not move his foot?” and the kid running it said “We can’t have him put his foot on you”
Instead of causing a scene (as if a 7ft chaos marine isn’t already a scene), I just stood up and did a normal pic. After that I left since I was mad.
On a simliar Chaos note, there were these 4 booths each themed after a Chaos God which had carnival games. I was going to take pictures of them after taking part in those games, but you needed tickets to play the games…. tickets you get by doing other events. Since I didn’t do those, I didn’t get to play, and thus no pic. Sorry.
Overall, definitely worth what I paid to get in. Viva La Finecast. Also, I owe them a few Waaaghs, since I kept my mouf shut.