How old is too old for 40k?

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How old is too old for 40k?

Post by Gigantor » Sun Nov 02, 2014 5:45 pm

So yesterday, after successfully running a 4v4 mega battle and starting our newest map based campaign, I went over to my parent's house for supper. Some time during the meal prep my mom asked "Are you still going to be painting and playing in your 40s and 50s?" At the time I wasn't sure how to respond. My mom is an artsy fartsy person and her latest hobbies have been pottery and oil painting. The more I think about it, the less I really understand the question at all. In my Industry, construction, every one has a hobby. Whether they work on cars, golf, hunt, skydive or something else, they all have a hobby. The only one who don't have a hobby are the alcoholics, and some might say that's a hobby. A few years back I had considered quitting wargaming and "growing up" and finding a "manlier" hobby, but I didn't.

So here's the question, will you quit wargaming? How old is too old? I for one see this as a life long hobby that I will support my kids in if they want to pursue it.
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Re: How old is too old for 40k?

Post by ElectricPaladin » Sun Nov 02, 2014 5:47 pm

Dead.

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Re: How old is too old for 40k?

Post by Incarnet » Sun Nov 02, 2014 8:27 pm

I second dead... or at least, when I am too old to find a group of my peers.

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Re: How old is too old for 40k?

Post by Ministerofpork » Sun Nov 02, 2014 9:23 pm

Whenever YOU want. Don't let others dictate your interests. However, always be nice to your mother!

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Re: How old is too old for 40k?

Post by Tuatara » Sun Nov 02, 2014 9:59 pm

Never too old. I'm over 50 and still playing (having said that, I started at 46 :) ).
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Re: How old is too old for 40k?

Post by Adan » Mon Nov 03, 2014 12:14 am

Tuatara wrote:Never too old. I'm over 50 and still playing (having said that, I started at 46 :) ).
Also 50+ and still gaming...
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Re: How old is too old for 40k?

Post by Physhdude » Mon Nov 03, 2014 2:43 am

I really started gaming at 13 and I am 40 in January and I have no thoughts of stopping gaming.. My childrens god father is turning 70 next birthday and still gaming strong (still beating me in Necromunda too)..

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Re: How old is too old for 40k?

Post by Darkmurphy » Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:58 am

Until I'm not able to assemble or paint. I can't see a time where this is not totally fascinating for me.

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Re: How old is too old for 40k?

Post by Gigantor » Mon Nov 03, 2014 9:11 am

Thanks for all the awesome responses. It's nice to hear from all the geezers in the forum. As I said, I don't plan to quit. Maybe a new system, but not stopping war gaming.
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Re: How old is too old for 40k?

Post by ElectricPaladin » Mon Nov 03, 2014 9:28 am

Gigantor wrote:Thanks for all the awesome responses. It's nice to hear from all the geezers in the forum. As I said, I don't plan to quit. Maybe a new system, but not stopping war gaming.
Oh, yeah. By all means, play lots of games. I think that the more of us divide our money between several games, the more honest it'll keep the game companies. Bring on competition!

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