By now many have seen the rumors circulating about 6th edition for 40K. If you haven’t seen them then take a look around, they’re easy enough to find. In light of the recent rumors I figured instead of jumping on the bandwagon of reporting them that I’d instead toss-up a poll to see what you thought of them. As usual, the poll can be found on the right or below.
Personally, I think there’s a lot of wishful thinking in these rumors. Some of it makes sense to be sure but a lot of the drastic core changes being mentioned I just don’t see happening. I know many would enjoy a more complex system but remember with complexity comes a bigger time commitment to a game. Not to mention unless the rules are perfectly clear, and let’s be honest they all aren’t even now, then I just see the game getting bogged down with constant references needing to be made and rules arguments; that is if all those rumored rules are to be believed.
Simply put, I have a hard time believing that after 5th edition simplified and cleaned up a lot of uselessness from 4th that GW would make 6th edition one of the most complex editions in a long time. Taking into account GW’s recent approach of simplification from rules to codices, I just don’t see it.