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  • xidrep
    Champion of the Balance
    • Nov 2004
    • 1783

    Games W*nkshop

    I see that Games Workshop has suffered severe losses after a faster-than-expected fall off of LOTR products following the release of the third film (possibly a result of consumer death-by-tedium?).

    I was interested in buying the company myself for the quoted آ£5 and two-an-a-half pee, but then realised this was the share price, not the value of the whole business...

    They're having a laugh... :roll:
  • M-A_19
    Citizen of Tanelorn
    • Mar 2004
    • 206

    #2
    Don't worry Perdix, I've heard the govenment are going to prop it up with copius quantities of public funds!

    oh no, he only props up idea-redundant failing companies that will help to get him elected doesn't he?

    Any chance of Mr Brown tossing you a start up loan for prototype X? he seems very free with his money these days.........

    150m could pay for a lot of thermal binding ;)
    \"It got worse. He needed something to cure himself. What? he asked. M-A 19 he answered.\"

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    • DeeCrowSeer
      Eternal Champion
      • Feb 2004
      • 2214

      #3
      Originally posted by M-A_19
      150m could pay for a lot of thermal binding ;)
      Also, I'm very interested in pimpin' my ride, so I may need to start seeing some commission checks soon!

      I still blame Games Workshop for the fact I spent my teenage years pushing tiny painted models around fake moss, rather than getting drunk on white cider and playing strip-Twister. Sniffle. :(
      "That which does not kill us, makes us stranger." - Trevor Goodchild

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      • M-A_19
        Citizen of Tanelorn
        • Mar 2004
        • 206

        #4
        Originally posted by DeeCrowSeer
        I still blame Games Workshop for the fact I spent my teenage years pushing tiny painted models around fake moss, rather than getting drunk on white cider and playing strip-Twister. Sniffle. :(
        Hey Dee, did nobody tell you about "Strip Warhammer Fantasy Battle"?

        all you need is a d100, and a lady who likes Warhammer.

        Oh, I see your point now ;)
        \"It got worse. He needed something to cure himself. What? he asked. M-A 19 he answered.\"

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        • mordenkainen
          Eternal Companion
          • Dec 2004
          • 829

          #5
          yep, d100s are not so common.

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          • Theocrat
            Eternal Companion
            • Dec 2003
            • 771

            #6
            Originally posted by DeeCrowSeer
            Originally posted by M-A_19
            150m could pay for a lot of thermal binding ;)
            Also, I'm very interested in pimpin' my ride, so I may need to start seeing some commission checks soon!

            I still blame Games Workshop for the fact I spent my teenage years pushing tiny painted models around fake moss, rather than getting drunk on white cider and playing strip-Twister. Sniffle. :(
            Yeah that and the fact that my telephone number in the school catalogue.
            Was in fact the wrong one and chicks kept calling some turkish guy instead of me!

            God hates me.. I know!

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              #7
              Originally posted by DeeCrowSeer
              I still blame Games Workshop for the fact I spent my teenage years pushing tiny painted models around fake moss, rather than getting drunk on white cider and playing strip-Twister.
              Dee, you could have posted this on the thread I started about Games W*nkshop figures. Cos now I know why I've never played a RPG - I was too busy getting drunk on white cider! Among other things(!)

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              • DeeCrowSeer
                Eternal Champion
                • Feb 2004
                • 2214

                #8
                Originally posted by Anonymous
                Dee, you could have posted this on the thread I started about Games W*nkshop figures. Cos now I know why I've never played a RPG - I was too busy getting drunk on white cider! Among other things(!)
                Well, you certainly weren't missing anything. Anything at all. And I had to wait until I was at least 18 before I got the chance to be sick down a sink, and mutter, "never again!".

                Ah well, better late than never. :?
                "That which does not kill us, makes us stranger." - Trevor Goodchild

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                • pinkgreen
                  Nomad of the Time Streams
                  • Aug 2004
                  • 43

                  #9
                  Originally posted by mordenkainen
                  yep, d100s are not so common.
                  either where girls who liked warhammer were i grew up!

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                  • Governor of Rowe Island
                    Orgone Accumulator
                    • Aug 2004
                    • 5266

                    #10
                    Originally posted by Anonymous
                    Originally posted by DeeCrowSeer
                    I still blame Games Workshop for the fact I spent my teenage years pushing tiny painted models around fake moss, rather than getting drunk on white cider and playing strip-Twister.
                    Dee, you could have posted this on the thread I started about Games W*nkshop figures. Cos now I know why I've never played a RPG - I was too busy getting drunk on white cider! Among other things(!)
                    That was me, I wasn't logged in.

                    It was a bottle of Taverner's Cream Sherry (at 14 or 15 I think, everything seems to have become hazy since), bought by the oldest looking lad in our group. What fun it was, and I have no recollection of a hangover either. Don't drink sherry any more, I should add, it was the cheapest thing in the off licence that has now become a dog grooming parlour!
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                    • Typhoid_Mary
                      Little Voice
                      • Jun 2004
                      • 541

                      #11
                      Post deleted!

                      Sorry, i was getting a bit too self-pitying there. If anyone bothered to read my post, I suggest they forget it immediately!

                      Cheers!

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                      • devilchicken
                        We'll get to that later
                        • Nov 2004
                        • 2814

                        #12
                        I would go so far as to say that GW stunted my development. It wasn't until the more than tender age of 17, playing Warhammer in a friends bedroom on a saturday night that I finally experience a moment of absolute clarity about how far I had sunk into absolute geekdom.

                        I think going to uni saved me from social undeath - endless hours spent pickling my liver, talking drunken philosophical rubbish while doing a BA course that was essentially useless (from an employment standpoint). Needless to say, I am still paying the price for this today. GW has a lot to answer for....

                        IMO - an evening spent with friends playing Warhammer is as intellectually stimulating as an evening spent alone, wanking in front of the playstation.
                        Batman: It's a low neighborhood, full of rumpots. They're used to curious sights, which they attribute to alcoholic delusions.

                        Robin: Gosh, drink is sure a filthy thing, isn't it? I'd rather be dead than unable to trust my own eyes!

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                        • Theocrat
                          Eternal Companion
                          • Dec 2003
                          • 771

                          #13
                          Originally posted by devilchicken
                          I would go so far as to say that GW stunted my development. It wasn't until the more than tender age of 17, playing Warhammer in a friends bedroom on a saturday night that I finally experience a moment of absolute clarity about how far I had sunk into absolute geekdom.

                          I think going to uni saved me from social undeath - endless hours spent pickling my liver, talking drunken philosophical rubbish while doing a BA course that was essentially useless (from an employment standpoint). Needless to say, I am still paying the price for this today. GW has a lot to answer for....

                          IMO - an evening spent with friends playing Warhammer is as intellectually stimulating as an evening spent alone, wanking in front of the playstation.
                          YES!!!.... It's a Conspiracy i tell you!!! It's to promote 'abstinence' from sex. By promoting made-up-wars with elves and what not.. You can even use a schampoo bottle for scenary.. 8O

                          Where does this geekiness come from? Who's in charge? Or rather... "Who is Master"...?

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                          • devilchicken
                            We'll get to that later
                            • Nov 2004
                            • 2814

                            #14
                            YES!!!.... It's a Conspiracy i tell you!!! It's to promote 'abstinence' from sex. By promoting made-up-wars with elves and what not.. You can even use a schampoo bottle for scenary.. Shocked

                            Where does this geekiness come from? Who's in charge? Or rather... "Who is Master"...?
                            Personally I blame Blue Peter - model making with shampoo bottles!? I'm sure there's a better outlet for creativity...
                            Batman: It's a low neighborhood, full of rumpots. They're used to curious sights, which they attribute to alcoholic delusions.

                            Robin: Gosh, drink is sure a filthy thing, isn't it? I'd rather be dead than unable to trust my own eyes!

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                            • Theocrat
                              Eternal Companion
                              • Dec 2003
                              • 771

                              #15
                              Originally posted by devilchicken
                              YES!!!.... It's a Conspiracy i tell you!!! It's to promote 'abstinence' from sex. By promoting made-up-wars with elves and what not.. You can even use a schampoo bottle for scenary.. Shocked

                              Where does this geekiness come from? Who's in charge? Or rather... "Who is Master"...?
                              Personally I blame Blue Peter - model making with shampoo bottles!? I'm sure there's a better outlet for creativity...
                              Who's "Blue Peter"? Well the 'shampoo' thing was something you could paint and carve to turn into a building or something. Mainly with W40K.
                              I guess you could do it in Fantasy too. Or are we talking P&P Rpg and not Tabletop games?

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