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What are your favourite genres?

Science Fiction - From Star Wars to Warhammer
Fantasy - Tolkein, D&D and WFB
Modern - WW2 and onwards
Post Apocalypse - Be it zombies, nukes or global warming
Victorian/Wild West - Red coats or Stetsons, pushing back the frontiers
Europe at War - Big battalions and bigger hats
Spy-Fi - Licensed to kill
No votes
Medieval to Ancient - Shining armour, swords and spears
Steampunk - Mechanical monstrosities and impossible gadgets
Other - None of the above
Total votes : 42

Re: Genres

Postby me_in_japan on Mon Apr 06, 2015 1:25 pm

tricky question, but a good un.

I reckon it varies for the medium. Movies and stuff I love a bit of sci fi, but fantasy can also be good (although good fantasy is hard to come by.) For tabletop games I love a bit of SF or steampunk. For computer games I generally play SF shooters, with skyrim being a major exception (actually, if you went by "hours played" then fantasy would win hands down, but it'd be all skyrim...). Book - wise, I like epic fantasy. GoT, Wheel of Time, that kind of thing. I also really like the kinda modern style of fantasy/contemporary crossover. Neil Gaiman is very good at it, as is China Mieville. If I were to recommend one thing from this list it'd be these two authors. Top quality writing every time.

I also really enjoy post-apoc, zombie-movie type movies and TV shows. And super hero movies. I'm so totally stoked to be living in the age of Marvel Studios :D
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Re: Genres

Postby Spevna on Mon Apr 06, 2015 11:02 pm

I like everything on the list, but sci fi, fantasy, and medieval get the lion's share of my attention.
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Re: Genres

Postby jehan-reznor on Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:30 am

The Other Dave wrote:
YellowStreak wrote:Only 3 choices! :shock:

I know!!

That is why my third choice was other so i can pile it all in there, SF and fantasy are my main vices after that it is Horror, which is not on the list! love Historical stuff too.
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Re: Genres

Postby Admiral-Badruck on Tue Apr 07, 2015 2:43 pm

No pirates high seas. Just a bit sad. I will try not to take it personally...
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Re: Genres

Postby job on Tue Apr 07, 2015 2:59 pm

Maybe some people haven't chimd in yet, but I'm actually surprised there are so few people clicking on Steampunk or WWII considering the popularity of Warmahordes and bolt action. Maybe that's a testament to their rule systems rather than the genre they represent.
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Re: Genres

Postby ashmie on Tue Apr 07, 2015 3:12 pm

Hi guys, great thread topic. I'll go for Sci-Fi, fantasy and medieval.
For films and books I'm into anything. I just deleted my whole post by accident, so I'll just say quickly, if I'm playing wargames, genres that are far removed from reality are comfortable due to all the real life wars and nonsense going on at the moment.
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Re: Genres

Postby The Underdweller on Wed Apr 08, 2015 8:41 am

job wrote:Maybe some people haven't chimd in yet, but I'm actually surprised there are so few people clicking on Steampunk or WWII considering the popularity of Warmahordes and bolt action. Maybe that's a testament to their rule systems rather than the genre they represent.

Well, I know Warmahordes is supposed to be Steampunk but it has more of a Fantasy feel to it, at least from my perspective. Also I figure clicking on Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Victorian/Western kind of makes Steampunk a given!
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