Hey, yeah, I hate 40k, sure, but, it's cool, this is the board where it belongs, unlike the computer game threads that seem to make up half the content on this board because NWN fans are apparently intimidated by the fairies at /v/. The problem is, every other 40k thread has nothing to do with the game, and everything to do with what chapter of space marines the OP wants to fuck his ass. Boring. Also, I know a guy who constantly posts those threads, despite never having played a game of 40k in his life, so I see half the people who talk about it as the same pathetic posers, even if they aren't actually posing. This inspires me.
A chess set. It is missing half the pieces, and the remaining pieces will only make half the moves the rules should permit them. Despite this, anyone playing it, seeing it played, or hearing anyone discuss a game played on this particular set becomes incoherently enamored of it, compelled to write wishfulfillment fantasy stories about their romance with a randomly determined piece, and generally bring up the game and their fanfic in every single conversation they ever have ever.
Yeah, hate and rage. Say what you will, but they keep me warm at night.