It’s primarily a table top game that’s played with 28cm tall “miniatures”.
If you sell your soul and body you might have enough money to afford the actual hobby.
What’s enjoyable about it is the background lore, or at least I enjoy it. I’m super passionate about it, I don’t know why I clung to it so hard, but I did. I can debate/talk about it like it’s my holy scripture or something, it’s kind of pathetic. It’s a bleak, depressing, dark universe and setting. Its own tagline is “In the grimdarkness of the far future, there is only war”.
It’s got a lot of races.
If you’re into the tabletop, you collect these armies and play with dice and rulers and if you’re great at math, NOT CALCULATORS.
If you’re wise and don’t want to spend a dime you admire the hobby from afar and stick to the growing video-game market and read the novels from Black Library.
It’s a sci-fi setting from the 80’s made by old British guys. It’s a bleak setting that takes every theme to the extreme. Humanity is the underdog, despite being so populous that the dehumanization of death is a major issue. I wrote a thesis paper on it. There’s a lot of different factions and groups and races and such, and everyone is pretty bad, there is no set ‘good’ or ‘bad’ guys.
If you want to get into it, I recommend you check out Blacklibrary.com, there’s a lot of novels. A LOT. If you need a book recommendation, or an author recommendation, ask.
Was I clear enough?