On The Table S6E1

MolokovMolokov Member
edited August 2013 in On The Table


BSG and the chance to win a Firefly game? I'm sold :D
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  • TriencoTrienco Member, Moderator
    I have to admit my careful optimism regarding the Firefly game has turned into impatient excitement after reading the rules. A lot of elements based on events of the show (and lots of appropriate quotes).

    I'd complain about not mentioning release dates and stuff like that, but FFG seems to be notoriously bad with announcing that kind of information (probably because they seem to almost never keep those dates anyway).
  • I have to say something about the Infinity bootleg models. I know the guys on the Beasts of War mentioned that they liked them but honestly I'm SO VERY conflicted about them. 

    I utterly LOVE the freaking models. I love the pinup aesthetic.  But for goodness sake, PAINT SOME PANTS ON THIS GIRL! 

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    Maybe it's just my issue with the paint job, but when people ask me how to get women playing wargames, I can say that this sort of stuff seriously won't help. 

    She can look just as badass wearing leggings. 
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  • Daniel_WallaceDaniel_Wallace Member, Moderator
    edited August 2013 PM
    @thatterigirl: Thank you. I thought I was the only one... I somehow always imagine the ugliest stereotype of nerd drooling over this kind of minis and think to myself "so, this is how the rest of the world sees us...".
    If you see any spam, @-mention me in the thread and I will come in to kill it with my hammer. The hammer is not my... you know.

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  • @Daniel_Wallace I often worry I'm the only one thinking some models could be painted in such a way that they can be sexy, badass and cool without being naked. It's not just insulting to girls, like you said, it's also insulting to guys - you're more than just walking sex hormones. 

    Look at 40K Harlequins - sexy, badass, and showing ZERO skin, because it's war out there. 

    Maybe it's also because I love pinup so very much and part of its appeal is how flirty, sexy and cute without being naked. I'm kinda equating the bootleg models the hot-rod style pinups (girl + powerful vehicle.)

    Look! Cute! Sexy! Flirty! But also with pants! 

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  • OakspoorOakspoor Member, Moderator
    "you're more than just walking sex hormones"

    Since when?

    This could lead to a rather 'teste' discussion.
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  • Daniel_WallaceDaniel_Wallace Member, Moderator
    "Teste"?... hm... ah, that's what it means. Once more I learned a new word from the Urban Dictionary thanks to @Oakspoor. ;-)

    I don't even think anyone gets off on these minis (except 14 year old boys and they will get of on anything... trust me). I guess it's probably more of a "Oh yea, look at how great I am because I have this mini of a chick in a thong."-thing.
    If you see any spam, @-mention me in the thread and I will come in to kill it with my hammer. The hammer is not my... you know.

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  • @Ookspoor LOL. I see what you did there. 

    @Daniel_Wallace I still remember the Greater Demon of Slaneesh (AKA the boob snake) from back when I used to work for Games Workshop. Actually had a little 7 year old girl come in with her wargaming dad who promised to buy her whatever model she wanted and help her paint it. She chose the model with no less than six boobs and he responded with, "Are you sure you wouldn't rather have elves?" 
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  • Daniel_WallaceDaniel_Wallace Member, Moderator
    edited August 2013 PM
    @thatterigirl: I knew which mini you meant at once when I read "boob snake". :-D

    Now that I think about it, the only naked minis I have are some FoW British "Desert Rats" reloading their artillery. They don't look very sexy doing so. Oh, and looking at the drawings, many of my Mech Warriors are probably very much naked inside their cockpits but I really cannot sculpt and paint well enough to let that show. ;-)
    If you see any spam, @-mention me in the thread and I will come in to kill it with my hammer. The hammer is not my... you know.

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  • I actually made a video on my personal channel about this particular Infinity Model, and started inviting people to put comments in the forums since I'm getting a lot of varying responses. 

    http://geekandsundry.com/forums/discussion/3438/why-im-so-conflicted-about-the-new-infinty-bootleg-models-share-your-thoughts#Item_1
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