A quick thread to vent in a way. A friendly sort of venting this time around, but one that I have spoken about with some friends that share a similar thought. So I figured a quick thread to kick start conversations wouldn't hurt.
Why back and forth?
Well, part of me is saying the following in my head:
"Who cares if GW decided to nuke the old world. It's still there for me. The rules are there. The world and stories are still there. the miniatures are (for the most part) still there. Nobody can take that away and I can continue playing".
The other part says:
"It's a dead game. You are already having major trouble finding people to play with (more on this below). GW has finally righted the ship and is doing almost everything right, but it's with AOS, a game you tried for many months but couldn't really get into. What a shame, because it would have been great if 8th or a new 9th received that sort of support. Why play a game that will only continue disappearing more and more. Why invest more $$?
And then comes the back and forth #2:
On one hand, there's KoW and 9th age. The problem? I only tried KoW once and I wasn't in love. I played 9th quite a bit, but really dislike the direction they're taking in with 1.2 and 1.3. So why play something and invest hours into something I don't fully enjoy?
On the other, as stated above, finding 8th edition opponents has become a needle in a haystack as of late. I recently moved to a different city which made it even tougher. But some of the folks here quit outright with 1.2 and others are more competitive and continue playing 9th. KoW is non-existent here.
In the end, my wife plays the odd game here and there with me, and that's about it. I wanted to get the new island of blood set. But again... why?
Perhaps it's time to store the throng for a while until the drums of war sound again, if ever?