Viv from the OZ Battle Bunker makes some brilliant observations as to why White Dwarf as a symbol of change in the tabletop gaming industry
Viv used to run a game store in Oz called the Battle Bunker. It closed a few months ago. His videos before hand were always well made and quite instructive. I shared a lot of the feelings and frustrations he had since I was running a game store. Many people don’t realize that running an FLGS is a pretty thankless task. The industry changes so much, especially when you have a 2000 lb gorilla like GW in the industry. Either way, Viv does make some brilliant observations as to why White Dwarf makes a great symbol for change in the industry.
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Still, you can tell he is happier now and is finally getting his head around his new life away from the insanity of running a game store. His video today is about something he found cleaning his garage. He found an issue of White Dwarf from the mid 80’s. White Dwarf was a real gaming magazine back then and not the overpriced glossy ad that it is now. Viv’s comments are dead spot on. It’s well worth a look.
If you ever (as I did) worked for Games Workshop or worse yet, managed or owned your own FLGS, then you can appreciate that the second happiest day in your life is the day your store closes. The happiest of course being the day the store opened…
I’ve heard people insist that you should make what you love your job. If you love what you do you’ll never work a day in your life.
So, have passions for pole dancing, painting toy soldiers, or web design. Great, you need passionate outlets for your creativity and soul to be refreshed. However, don’t make them your job. You’ll hate yourself.