|The 6th ed Cover?|
I can’t wait for 6th! You know why? Because then we’ll ALL be NOOBS!
50% of gaming for me is the discovery of what can be done in-game… figuring out the finesse of it all. I’m still in that phase with 5th and I greatly anticipate having new frontiers all over again with 6th. I’m looking forward to no longer being the only one who has to go look things up before attempting something like a multi-charge, or the range of a Multi-melta, or any of countless other rules I don't know by heart.
Most everyone I play with at Frontline Gaming has been playing for a very long time. They are all bemoaning the 6th ed rumors while I quietly cheer. History will reset, as it were. Those guys who have been playing since 5th dropped (and before) likely have 100’s of games on my noobish self and 6th will close the knowledge gap ever so slightly for me. We’ll all be equally ignorant about this new rule set for a short time. They’ll still have experience on me, but that experience will no longer be game specific!
Further, 6th will not only change the game, but it will change the game of talking about the game. That is precious to those of us who enjoy having things to say, good or bad. So far on this blog, I’ve had one relatively original idea regarding strategy; that being the Why Terrain is Stupid post. 5th is mature to the point of there being virtually no frontiers for players/bloggers to explore and I look forward to the change.
I’m also a CSM player and the new codex has me nearly wetting my pants in anticipation! I really need to have some new psyker powers, some new cheaper units, and not feel the pull of the Grey Knights to maybe score some wins every once in a while. I need only hold out… a …. few …. more … months. Aaaaarrrrrrrrg!
The opportunities 6th will offer we proud gamers will increase exponentially! We’ll all have frontiers! Long live 6th! Long live the Noobs!
(I just hope it doesn't suck.)