Re: [GZG] GW and Re: Artillery considerations (was: Re: Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi!)
Date: Wed, 09 Jul 2008 20:23:56 +0000
Subject: Re: [GZG] GW and Re: Artillery considerations (was: Re: Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi!)
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Your issue with the GW take on collecting is somethign that has formed
over the years with collecting in all forms. Originally things were
collected, because people collected them. Now things are made to be
collected. It is the speculative collection and artificial
colelctibility that GW (among others) is hoping to tap into. The idea is
to convince people that you stuff is collectible or to produce it with
artificial rarity to generate/stimulate collector interest.
-------------- Original message --------------
From: Andy Skinner <email@example.com>
> I didn't expect to post anything to this or related threads, because
> hoping they'll go away, but ...
> I've wondered this, too. They talk about "collecting", which is what
we do when
> we see a figure and imagine a way it might go with an army we have, or
> around for some interesting conversion-fodder to make what we want. It
> rummaging is discount bins, etc.
> But any GW store I've been in has exactly the same stuff as any other
> online store, at the same prices. What GW calls "collecting", seems to
> just be "buying". Maybe it becomes a hobby just because you can't
> just buy what you want, so you have to approach it strategically.
> I'm not anti-GW. I've got various stuff from them, and actually want
> their LotR game, and use some figures in other games. (I don't like
> devotion to special rules for figures--I just can't keep up.) But the
> Hobby" and their take on collecting puzzle me.
> ---- Original message ----
> >Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2008 15:09:51 -0400
> >From: Ryan Gill
> >Subject: Re: [GZG] GW and Re: Artillery considerations (was: Re: Help
> Obi-Wan Kenobi!)
> >To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> >So buying games workshop stuff is a hobby in and of itself?
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