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For the Love of the Game

by on Feb.09, 2011, under Community

Chances are, you don’t read The Four Strands. That’s fine. Chances are, you also don’t read this blog, so it’s hard to be offended, you know? However, if you want a little bit of inspiration, you could do worse than this entry of his.

I am a teacher. I currently teach science in a nice little DOOMED middle school. Tonight our fate will be decided, and safe money says I won’t have a job next year. However, it is my ambition to teach high school, and to start a wargaming club in that high school.

To that end, I did not want students limited to 40K or Warmachine, so I expanded. I’m trying to get at least 2 playable forces for each game, along with the neccesary terrain dice, etc. to put on demo games. Hopefully once students are interested in one (or more) games they wil have their own armies and play with their friends. It is my wish to give these kids the support of a local gaming group, and a place to play that is easily accessible.

Groups. Communities. Friendships. They’re important, everyone.

Having been a member of the Studio 40K club he writes of, I can confirm his assessment that the group was something special. Tabletop gaming was a means by which we forged a social group that stuck together throughout times both good and bad, and though geographic distances have separated us, I still count many of them – Madman included – among my best friends in the world. The hobby/competitive rage-wars across the internet can come to whatever conclusion they like, but if the best thing you’ve ever gotten out of this game was the fleeting taste of victory, I can only offer you my condolences.

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