Hello everyone Frankie here to talk a little bit about the Warhammer/ Tabletop gaming Community.
First off, I have had the honor of being a part of quite a few different communities. I grew up playing sports and through that made a lot of really good friends from various sports teams. The sports communities that I grew up with were great and you always knew that everyone had each others’ back weather on the field or off. Maybe not go too far out of the way for each other, but we were there for each other within reason. Now everyone has different experiences so this is just from my view point.
The next Community I was a part of was the Boy Scouts. Now that is a great organization and gets a lot of kids together from all different backgrounds. It teaches teamwork and gets you to meet people you might not have thought were cool, or maybe thought were too cool to hang out with. While at events, the brotherhood is great and everyone is always really helpful and willing to go above and beyond to help each other out. But once you get outside the events and such the brotherhood kind of disappears which is really unfortunate. It might just be growing up and the cultural differences but it seemed in my eyes that through high school everyone kind of hid the brotherhood of the Scouts until away from school. I am guilty of being one of these people as well, unfortunately, as sometimes it wasn’t always seen as being cool to be in the scouts. Frankie is too modest to say it himself, but he was an Eagle Scout! -Reece
Now onto the community I am currently a part of, and that is the Warhmmer and Tabletop gaming community. In this community it feels a lot like the scouts where it brings a lot of people from all kinds of backgrounds together. We have military, athletes, actors, nerds (proud to be one), police, CEO’s, professional gamers and the list goes on and on. Now in a community that has this broad range of people and differences you would think there would be a lot of tension and butting of heads. But to be honest the majority of people I have met have been awesome! Very friendly and helpful. Now of course there are still people that start trouble and I am sure everyone has those people in the community they don’t like but that is just life and most people keep it civil and are adults about it. So far this is the best community I have ever been a part of.
The main reason for this whole article and the reason I believe this to be the greatest community to be apart of is from what recently happened to a buddy of mine. My buddy James that lives down here in San Diego recently got his Daemon army stolen right out of his truck. It really sucks, especially since that is an army he has had his whole tabletop gaming life. Unfortunately, this kind of thing happens a lot. But the amazing thing to me was that as soon as he mentioned it on Facebook and on our stream he started getting all sorts of emails and texts from you guys. People he had never met before but are apart of our community offering to send him models to help rebuild his army. Even people that have their differences with him reached out and offered to send some stuff his way. This is amazing. People going out of there way to help someone they may have never met just because they love the community. it made me feel proud to be a part of this group of gamers.
Like I said before, I have been apart of quite a few communities and told you guys about a few. By far this is the best one I have ever been apart of and am damn proud to be able to call it my community. No matter how frustrating games go, no matter how much I hate the dice sometimes, I am happy to be apart of this community. I mean helping someone out, that you have never met or may never meet. That is a community to be proud of. Thank you everyone for being a part of this community and hope you are all proud to be apart of it as well. Let’s continue to grow it and cant wait to see all of you during the tournament season even at events with crazy formats. I will be there to support the community and see all of you my friends and hope to see you all at events, too.