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Old 09 Jul 2006, 15:10   #1 (permalink)
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Default A serious question on the hobby.

Before I get started I feel I have to warn all involved that this may be a somewhat heated thread but I really want to see a popular consensus.

I've been to many, many hobby stores that support Warhammer and a few GW stores. The stores I have been to span states and even countries. As a general rule I like everyone involved and have never met a gamer that I truly hated. Some may be a little overenthusiastic and some may concentrate too much on winning, but generally everyone is friendly and helpful. However I have discovered a disturbing trend and would really like to hear what the rest of the forum has to say about it.




Our hobby stinks. Or, rather, the players do. Every single time I have gone anywhere near a group of Warhammer players in our natural environment I have been amazed at the shear level of body odor. . I went to a GW yesterday. To be fair it was a very small room with a lot of people inside, but it smelled worse than a European locker room. There is no reason for our hobby to generate such a smell. It's not like we're jogging around our tables; a battle shouldn't break down anti-perspirent. What's the deal?
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Old 09 Jul 2006, 15:26   #2 (permalink)
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That's not always the case. At least individually. My friend and I swim every day ('cept for Sundays ), and when we go to tournys, the worst smell we have is chlorine, which doesn't smell that bad (once you get used to smelling like it 24/7).
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Old 09 Jul 2006, 15:34   #3 (permalink)
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I must concur with Atlarge.

Although, for a lot of players, there's a fairly reasonable excuse for it: You get excited when you play. Even if it's a fairly low amount of excitement, it's generally enuogh to get a light sweat going, even if it just underarm sweat, and after a 3 hour game... That adds up >_>

Or maybe the average gamer doesn't shower enough. Who knows. I like the first idea better.
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Old 09 Jul 2006, 15:46   #4 (permalink)
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I find that too,it really does Smell. I think, no offense to anyone, that warhammer gamers are less fit than others, and spend more time sitting down, so i guess standing up in a hot room with 1 out of 2 people forgetting to put on their lynx dry in the morning does sort of contribute.
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Old 09 Jul 2006, 15:48   #5 (permalink)
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or they could be kinda like me... riding my bike from work to the GW store, in the hot summer heat... i'm gonna sweat, no matter what i do (and it doesn't help that i try to hurry up a bit)
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ooohh we have someone who is like this(ish) where i go. its funny how hes the only guy that really stinks...and you can tell he takes a shower before he comes...
some people just smell funky naturally. By him some irish spring soap, it smells pretty good.
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Old 09 Jul 2006, 17:06   #7 (permalink)
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Meh, the size of the store combined with the heat generated with that many people in such a small area, plus the token fat guy who sits in front of the fan, means its going to smell bad, with lots of people sweating or just generally smelling.

Also you ever considered that people dont care that much about personally hygiene in a GW store since your there to game, not there to seem clean and attractive for the opposite sex.
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not there to seem clean and attractive for the opposite sex.
Wait wait, you have the opposite sex in your game store?
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I run at least once everyday.. I will never be fat.. I once ate three doublecheeseburgers from homie Mc-D's for a week, I cannot get fat. And one time at the holyoke mall I saw a girl in the store, and she was into the hobby.
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Old 09 Jul 2006, 18:01   #10 (permalink)
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There was this one girl at a tourney once...

...of course she played Chaos.
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