Episode 76: How to Succeed at the 40K Hobby
In this episode, we take a somewhat tongue-in-cheek approach about how to succeed at the 40K hobby. Part lessons learned, part support group, it’s a mixture of topics ranging from maximizing your time and money, building an awesome gaming group, improving your play, and building up a community. This podcast is dedicated to helping you get the most out of the 40K hobby.
Here are some of our tips and advice, which all come from personal experience, and of course we are still guilty of many of these…
Maximizing your resources
Time versus Money: which is limited for you?
Stop falling for marketing and buying the latest stuff; ask yourself, will I actually build, paint, and play with this?
An unbuilt model is potential in a box; you need to put an investment of time and more money to make it worth your purchase.
Don’t buy entire armies to build/paint; build over time and what you need.
Rogue Trader: Collecting and Painting your Forces:
“Although it is very easy to buy a new model on impulse (and I know of no one who doesn’t), it is more efficient to think about your forces and plan your purchases carefully.”
Negotiate a time of the week where you can play 40K.
Being part of a group
The game is the best when you have a group of people you enjoy hanging out with to play with.
Casual versus competitive? It depends on the group you find yourself playing against. It’s not always the play style, it’s the people you play with.
Don’t like the groups in your area? Start your own group, recruit friends to get started.
Have you moved beyond your group? Join a new one, or perhaps play in multiple groups.
Being a better player
Is it important to be a better player? Many players are happy playing casually and not advancing beyond that.
Play against players who are better than you.
Play against as many different armies as you can.
It takes a long time, and it’s not the list. It’s the player. There is no “easy” button to getting better, it’s just takes playing games.
Building up a community
Running your first event; be consistent and try an partner with a local gaming store.
If you are not running an event, support your local events.
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