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PostSubject: what happened to GorkaMorka   Mon 13 Jul 2009 - 23:20

So I just finished my second game of Gorkamorka, haven't figred out all the rules and such. I have to say it's a great game. It does have kind of a steep learning curve but once you get the hang of it, it runs smooth and is in my opinion better than most of the GW games I've played so far. There's less issues with balance and its a lot of fun.

So my question is why did GW dump this game? It seems like they only supported it for short time until it recieved exterminatus orders.

Is there any specific reason or is it like all the other specialest games, once they blew there load that was it?
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PostSubject: Re: what happened to GorkaMorka   Tue 14 Jul 2009 - 1:51

It is a damn fun game!!!

To smash eachother vehichles by driving full tilt into them!

Why they stopped? Hard to expand further.
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PostSubject: Re: what happened to GorkaMorka   Tue 14 Jul 2009 - 1:59

Reason it was abandoned was primarily due to it's very limited fanbase. There was the hardcore group of folks like ourselves who enjoyed the silliness combined with a pseudo Mad Max atmosphere. Sadly we were far outnumbered by the folks who realised a game with T4 models versus predominantly S3 weapons was actually pretty lame. Combine that with the core gangs essentially being identical, and the add-on gangs being either quite overpowered (Muties) or horribly outclassed because they were subject to pinning (Diggas, Grots).

I still try to get folk to play but a lot seem unwilling. It's far easier to get folk to play Necromunda.
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PostSubject: Re: what happened to GorkaMorka   Tue 14 Jul 2009 - 3:50

grot revolutionary freedom fighters!!! or in short FRP. (not many grots, if any can spell)

were a magnificent force!!! it is all about the numbers. sure grots were lost each game, but I won several games with them.

he who rolls the most dice often wins.
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PostSubject: Re: what happened to GorkaMorka   Tue 14 Jul 2009 - 5:00







I played my first game of Gorkamorka in over ten years last week and I was crushingly disappointed how rubbish it was! I had such good memories of Orky mad-max fun...

catferret wrote:
Sadly we were far outnumbered by the folks who realised a game with T4 models versus predominantly S3 weapons was actually pretty lame.
This was probably the worst problem - we had loads of Trukks crashing into each other, Orks getting run over, and masses of shooting. None of it did anything!

When we play it next (in ten years time?) we will be re-writing a lot of the vehicle rules!
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PostSubject: Re: what happened to GorkaMorka   Tue 14 Jul 2009 - 6:49

It may not have played all that well, but it sure looks COOL! Memories seem to shine with a warm glow all their own: however, when view in the glare of reality, they often seem less wonderful than we believed...reality SUCKS. Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: what happened to GorkaMorka   Tue 14 Jul 2009 - 15:01

Sadly, another game not loved by GW.

Remember even without GW support these games can still be played.

Like noted by Warboss the rules need touched up but it is a great game.
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PostSubject: Re: what happened to GorkaMorka   Tue 14 Jul 2009 - 16:10

Long live the shunned 'Step Children' of GW!! thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: what happened to GorkaMorka   Tue 14 Jul 2009 - 17:04

In a strange twist of fate, discussing this thread with friends has sparked an interest in Gorkamorka among a few of us, plus a couple of younger folk who'd never heard of it.

Best dig out some traks and boyz... Waaaaaagh!
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PostSubject: Re: what happened to GorkaMorka   Tue 14 Jul 2009 - 17:18

Just an FYI...Death Squads is almost finished and all 40K races will have access to vehicles as in Gorka Morka.

I have the rules done but have not had time to "touch them up" as we are finishing up Space Marine Scouts, Tau, Kroot and Dark Eldar.

They will be available soon. If anyone has a gaming group ready and want's to test out a few games let me know.
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