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Prewarsalad21 Dec 2015 1:32 p.m. PST

BAsically as it says above. The game is great but I can't make people play it. What do you professional players of Mordheim find is the best way to entice people in the back alleys of the Olde Worlde?

SBminisguy21 Dec 2015 1:44 p.m. PST

It's a great game, fun setting too. You could introduce them to the game via the buzz around Frostgrave. Place the game in that setting, but use the Mordheim rules; or, say you want to run a game of the "original Frostgrave, set in the shattered ruins of the city of Mordhiem." Something like that.

MajorB21 Dec 2015 1:44 p.m. PST

BAsically as it says above. The game is great but I can't make people play it.

Ths is a hobby. Nobody can MAKE anyone else do anything.

What do you professional players of Mordheim find is the best way to entice people in the back alleys of the Olde Worlde?

There are no "professional players".

Midgetmanifesto21 Dec 2015 2:30 p.m. PST

I've always found it's easier to get players when you have both sides, and the terrain, and they merely need to show up and push miniatures and roll dice. The true converts will rapidly collect their own figs. The casuals will often continue to happily use your painted models when you host.

SBminisguy21 Dec 2015 2:36 p.m. PST

Yep, what Midgetmanifesto said, too!

Winston Smith21 Dec 2015 2:47 p.m. PST

The same way I can "make" people play American Revolution.

Personal logo sneakgun Supporting Member of TMP21 Dec 2015 3:03 p.m. PST

We play Frostgrave.

peterx Supporting Member of TMP21 Dec 2015 4:48 p.m. PST

Offer beer or prizes to the players or winners of the Mordheim game. Maybe that will work.

Personal logo Mister Tibbles Supporting Member of TMP21 Dec 2015 5:41 p.m. PST

I prefer Mordheim to Frostgrave. Not a fan of tracking RPG HPs in a mini game. This game will pass out of vogue soon enough.

midget is right. Set it up in a store or at a loxal con. Build it and they will come. Lots of great paper buildings out the to do an awesome set up on the cheap.

A few years ago I did this and got people interested. Hey, what is that? It looks cool. We never heard of it. Can we play?

Printing up some paper rewards is also cool. Make them look look lije Mordheim items.

Coyotepunc and Hatshepsuut21 Dec 2015 7:48 p.m. PST

I know of no *legal* ways to MAKE players play a given game, but I can think of several illegal ways. Blackmail, hostages, suicide threats, etc. might all work.

Personal logo Condotta Supporting Member of TMP21 Dec 2015 8:56 p.m. PST

Post a video on-line and advertise the link at your club. Use the video to show your terrain and miniatures during a battle, with suitable sound-track.

Mention that you have invited Chainmail Girl ( then have a small model of a Gull with painted on Chainmail hidden on the table).

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP22 Dec 2015 6:11 a.m. PST

I would investigate why they tell you they won't play before I devised solutions that many not address the issue.

Why do they decline?

klepley22 Dec 2015 7:49 a.m. PST

Find a club. Join it. Have enough figures and terrain that people don't need either. Be a game-master and run the game. People like it and they will continue to play. If they play other games in the club, join in. And have fun!

kallman22 Dec 2015 11:17 a.m. PST

I concur with Flashman14 and klepley, find a group and offer to run the game. Join in on what they like, you might find you enjoy it. I moved to a new area and state four months ago. No one really played the games I liked and ran back in my old stomping grounds. I adapted to what everyone else liked to play and have attempted to introduce some of the games I like along the way by a) providing all the figures and terrain, b) being the game master and making sure all players know their options and tactical choices while they are playing, c) if they do not dig it then they do not dig it. Move on and find something else or as stated at the beginning try running the games they like.

Poniatowski Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2017 10:50 a.m. PST

Folks will play a pretty game….
Set it up.. build it… and they will come….
Especially if YOU provide everything…. to start.

I know a lots of folks who went to Frostgrave because they were concerned about getting models….. the models for both games can be very generic….

The game could use a shot in the arm…. more support, etc….

Codsticker20 Apr 2017 8:25 p.m. PST

Folks will play a pretty game….
Set it up.. build it… and they will come….

True. Nicely painted models and (probably more importantly in this case) nice terrain.

YogiBearMinis Supporting Member of TMP01 May 2017 6:52 p.m. PST

Maybe draw up a quick reference sheet that outlines the principal differences between Frostgrave and Mordheim, so that it will help people both in playing as well as in understanding why you feel one is superior to the other.

snurl116 Oct 2017 6:09 p.m. PST

You had me at beer.

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