Satirical Parody Without A Sledgehammer 40,000: A look at one of tabletop gaming's most subtle political statements

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13 Aug 2010 06:00 #268139 by JacobMartin
by JacobMartin    
July 25, 2010    



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Warhammer 40,000 might look like a genocidal mess of a game that holds no value in human life, but in reality, it's one of the most subtle parodies of humanity's warlike nature that many miss the joke entirely. I've talked about irony in board gaming before, but not like this. Warhammer 40,000 contains ACTUAL irony - not the barely understood hipster kind. Allow me to explain in terms that may be familiar to other fandoms, but will be easy enough to understand once I go into it.

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