My 40K origin story

There are a many ways folks get into Warhammer 40,000. Mine is probably pretty standard in the basic path. But like any path in life, the twists and turns are what makes it unique.

My first foray into hobby gaming began around the time I was in middle school with TSR products – the Marvel Superheroes RPG and Dungeons and Dragons. Around the same time, I got the old HeroQuest board game. My first miniatures war game experience came shortly after that introduction, as a couple of my gaming group friends were BattleTech fans. So I was already a gamer well before anything Warhammer-related was on my horizon.

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An overdue exordium

At the extreme risk of being trite, I say greetings! If you’ve happened into this site, hopefully it was in search of war gaming content, particularly of the Warhammer 40,000 variety. That’s the focus of this site and blog, though I’ll likely venture into other war games, and even styles of games from time to time. But largely, this web site/blog is to create some sort of chronicle of my journey in war gaming going forward.

Now, I say “going forward” because I’ve been gaming for a long time, much longer than blogs have been around. Long ago, so to speak, I tried creating a war gaming website back in the heady days of HTML 3.2 (grumble, grumble). I was in college at the time, and was teaching myself that version of HTML, and decided I’d make a page dedicated to BattleTech. That was my war game of choice back then. I mused about next making an Advanced Dungeons and Dragons page. I think I stuck with it about four weeks. The site, I mean, not BattleTech or HTML. Like so many personal pages of the time, it was abandoned, and eventually even wiped from the ruins of Geocities. My personal page is still accessible via the Geocities archive, but I’m not linking to that embarrassment.

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