I just got the most recent Warhammer Forge newsletter in my inbox and went to go check out the Sweet ass new Wizard on a Dragon. It’s fucking awesome, like a metalhead’s wet dream awesome.
Of course, this is where the awesome stopped. This isn’t a rant about the cost (yes it’s high, but this is a limited run, highly detailed model- if you’re not expecting a high cost, you’re doing it wrong). It’s not even a rant about FW’s resin (yes it’s both floppy and brittle, all the while brimming with flash and this is a constant source of sorry in my life, but we’ll just have to get over it or go on FW strike until they fix the shit). Nay, this is a rant about the most silly and mundane of all topics- an “f” key.
We who have read any FW publications in the past, from their ridiculously priced books to their online content, should be all too painfully aware of the editing standards exhibited by the writers over there, but the entry for Elspeth von Draken (seriously, if you’re going to make faux German names, could you at least make an attempt to spell Drachen correctly?) takes the cake for the most blatant typos I’ve ever seen in anything short of all those emails I get for the HoP and Monster.com generated by Chinese spam bots. Read through the rules and you’ll notice that there is not a single instance of the letter “f.” It’s like the copy writer’s key must have been broken or some shit. So, no longer do we have to fret about whether a spell has effects or affects, but we must quake in fear trying to decipher whether it has a ects or e ects. The first half of the rules are even filled with missing “th” in nearly every instance of the word “the.”
If my pointless rant has convinced you that this is something you need to check out for yourself, here’s a link for your amusement.