Games Workshop released their new Gamer’s Edition “mini-rulebook” for Warhammer 40K. A rather unexpectedly subdued release. No variant covers. No limited editions.
Warhammer 40K Gamer’s Edition
The Warhammer 40,000: The Rules has been specifically designed to be the gamers ideal companion. Don’t let its size fool you – measuring a convenient 205mm x 150mm, this handy book contains the complete rules for Warhammer 40,000.
Created with gamers in mind, the three ribbon bookmarks – in silver, black and grey – are perfect for those rules you always refer to.
This premium full colour volume with its tactile, soft-touch hard cover and black page edges, is not only useful, but looks great too.
In addition to the Warhammer 40,000 rules, this book’s 168 pages contain:
- Sections on choosing your army and fighting battles.
- 6 Eternal War missions.
- A reference section that includes profiles for all army units, weapons and psychic disciplines.
- A game summary and complete index.
It is still a hardcover though, and GBP 30- for 168 (full-colour) pages – still 10 quid more expensive than the iPad version – so I wouldn’t classify this as the kind of budget-book I wouldn’t mind subjecting to the wear of a hectic convention, possible soda- and super-glue stains and all.
It is pretty, but it feels like Games Workshop utterly lost the capacity of doing a truly no-frills, resilient work-horse product. Even their gamer’s edition feels like a premium collector’s product.
What do you think?
Are you up for a new variant of the Warhammer 40K rules? And if so, is this what you were hoping for?
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