Last edited by Commissar Merces; 17-06-2012 at 01:16.
I don't believe for one second that it wasn't a product of GW. Definitely early playtest or something, so the final product will probably significantly different. But I don't see how it could be anything other than from GW.
Sorry if this has been answred before, but where does the name "pancake edition" come from?
Now I want pancakes...
anyone willing to bet this was a 1st or 2nd playtest rulebook? I am starting to think this is the real deal, but an earlier edition of the final product.
I think that's likely. It would be interesting to learn more about how 6th edition come about. If it is in fact the real deal, it would be fun to see whether or not suggestions for improvements made on the various forums where this was being discussed found their way into the rules. I have this really weird feeling that this has been watched. It's all rather obvious that there would be people within the community that would dissect it and talk about it in detail.
What strikes me as odd, if this is a hoax, that it was given away. Publishing ventures are much easier undertakings now, especially in digital formats. The level of effort on display here could have very easily been leveraged into some kind of business venture.
But no, you've got a point, a lot of people are motivated by it (libido) when you get down to it. Not everyone needs to, however.
Anyway, I wouldn't bet on someone having done this unprofessionally for fun. Someone could have gotten hold of an early version and edited a bit to troll people, however.
But speculating at this point (as earlier) is pretty much pointless, a bit more than a week and we'll all know.
If one person wrote the whole pancake edition getting laid wouldn't solve their problems. Perhaps a lobotomy instead.
Personally I think that it was an early play test.
So we happy to officially say this was fake yet?
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Why does anyone think leakhammer is the work of a single person???? It seems to me that its a compilation of ideas a group of people had, not the work of some singular driven-insane-by-the-price-rises hermit.
And I've seen more unpaid work put into a petproject by a small handful of people before. Like say, any fan-translated import game, novel, comic, visual-novel, tv series, homebrew OS, total conversion mod for a game, even entire games being created and not charged for.
Leakhammer doesn't stand out at all against any of this. It is by no means too large, complex or professional to have been fan work.
Last edited by Konovalev; 27-06-2012 at 18:12.
I would think that the authors would have come forward by now to claim their fame, though.
Of all the threads in all the forums in all the world you had to post into this one.
It was mentioned a while back that some people (including Harry I think) knew who the creators of this were, but refused to divulge.
Now that we know it's not valid...can the secret be revealed?
I'm pretty glad the fake rules are indeed fake. I was not looking forward to playing them. There are a ton things that could be done to make 40k better, but I wasn't very fond of the direction these rules took.
"fake" is a little harsh. They're not fake rules, because they are rules - they're just not the ones that got released. Then again, it was very unlikely they ever would be.
They seem like a legit early playtest version before the direction shifted to less radical changes, and if that's the case, then in what way are they "fake"?
I doubt we'll ever know for certain. Some things panned out, others didn't, at the very least we got something to mull over, and maybe house rule (really wish bidding had made it!)
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Does this still need to be stickied?