Monday, June 25, 2018

Quick Update

Hey Game Fans, Just a quick hobby update (Day Job has been eating time, so not a lot of articles so far these last couple of weeks). The progress is being made on the Seraphon and the T’au. I have the base coats laid in on the Saurus Guard, half of the Saurus Warriors and two of the four Dinosaurs for the army i have. I like the way it looks, but i need to do a couple of fixits before i go to the wash stage. After that it’s highlights and maybe basing. 

Thursday, June 14, 2018

The Lions of New Caliban ( Warhammer 40K Lore)

Hey Game Fans, today we’re going to talk a little bit about one of my favorite subjects in the Universe, the Lore of Warhammer 40,000. There’s a lot of it, from the earliest days of Rogue Trader, to the Horus Heresy, and even into the new frontiers created by the advancement of the story that ties into the 8th edition of the game. Two things to keep in mind for Warhammer 40,000 is that there really aren’t any good guys and the battle being fought is a war of attrition.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Getting Started with Miniature Wargaming (Organic Growth)

Hey Game Fans, we’re back to talk about one of the aspects of our community that i really enjoy. Building a community that supports and encourages game play is a fantastic thing and can pop up for any type of game. Leagues, gaming clubs, Historical Societies all lend themselves to providing opportunities and access to gaming spaces and materials. Some game companies are very hip to this and go out of their way to provide agents who can demo games, visit stores and conventions and serve as brand ambassadors to represent the fun and the activity that goes into the various aspects of the game. We’ll talk about those a little later, today we’re going to focus on the organic growth of a gaming club and how these things can bloom into fun.

Oh The Fun We're Going To Have

Hey Game Fans, we’re back with hopefully what starts off of a brighter week than the one we endured last week. There’s a ton of interesting things and forward progress being made by people all over the hobby and we’re going to talk a little bit about what’s coming up from us the rest of the week. So Buckle in for a trip in the Rambler, because it’s about to go a Ramblin’.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Gatekeeping in our Community

So we talk about Gatekeeping a lot as it relates to a lot of communities and fandoms in the world we live in, but i want to talk a little bit about how it affects our gaming communities and the very easy way it can become a solution instead of a problem. First off, I am an absolutely filthy casual of a player and as long as you are polite and friendly, i will try to help you with anything i can, IF I HAVE A FREE MOMENT TO DO SO. I am totally happy helping new folks find their jam in a game so long as i am not trying to do a bunch of other things.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

We need to have a talk about Tyler

With the recent revelations about the profoundly disturbing and predatory behavior laid at the feet of Tyler Carpenter, we need to have a chat. I’m an outsider looking in, but it has come out in the open that Tyler has abused several of the people in his closest circle of gaming friends in ways that hurt the soul and the heart. I have spent the last couple of days trying to process all of this and coming to a thing that i can do to try and help. I am usually pretty good with words, but the impact of this revelation has stripped me of that capacity. I’m going to try to express this in ways that i hope help out everyone affected by this trauma.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Store Experience: Warhammer Lawrence

Hey Game Fans, we managed to get our expedition to check out the new Warhammer store in Lawrence, Kansas off the ground this weekend and the Wook and i made our pilgrimage to the promised land. For those of you unfamiliar with Kansas, the eastern half is nice with trees, grass, and water. It also has an abundance of large towns/cities/suburbs. Lawrence is about a half an hour west of the Kansas City, Missouri/Kansas City, Kansas metroplex. It’ also about 45 minutes east of Topeka. The other important fact to keep in mind about Lawrence is that it’s home to the University of Kansas, and it’s transient population of about 50,000 students every year. This is a pretty solid place to open up a Warhammer store in my opinion.