Why isn't GW doing something like this?
Privateer Press is doing a series of linked campaigns... and supporting it with rules! As you can see in the picture, I have a campaign tracker, a booklet to document my progress and upgrades, and a campaign card to augment my army with. The winner gets a nifty coin but all the participants will get a badge. The badges link with other campaign badges to form a larger emblem...
...and doesn't that appeal to the ruthless collector in all of us?
The Master Manipulator (every store needs one) ordered this set for us at Privateer Press. It cost our FLGS owner a bit of out of pocket money, but he made that up when we all kicked forward our $10 bucks to participate. We're going to have a month of gaming followed by a tournament... *trademark infringement alert* and there can be only one!
What's not to like?
Now yes, I'm aware GW has done campaigns in the past, but haven't those been huge, sprawling, world-wide affairs? Yes, I'm aware they've released supplements where you can create maps to fight over, and that's all to the good...
...so why am I so excited about this? Why do I feel like it's different?
You tell me.
PS: As an aside, this is Strictly Average's 450th post. Not bad for a personality-centered hobby blog, huh?
PPS: I've decided to do a contest or drawing of some kind when I hit 300 Google Followers. Details to come - this is just a sneak preview type of thing!
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