There's a lot of discussion on the rumours of what a sixth edition of 40K might contain. The most exciting thing for me is not the rules described, but the fact it's got us talking about a much greater range of potential than we might otherwise have considered.
It's a reminder that rules are no more than ideas, maybe written out and dressed up later for publication, marketing etc. In that sense, who cares what a given system might look like in six months, a year? Why not write our own rules now, a whole new system even?
Maybe we can do it better?
If you're looking for inspiration, check out yesterday's strange new weekly.
Anyway, it got me thinking about a post here a while back, a thought experiment on how the organic growth 40K has seen over the past two decades could be conslidated. As the possible statline, CS S T W I Ld sums the argument up well. You can read it here.
The post got some good discussion going, and introduced me to the great FireZone.