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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Dethtron's Elysian Imperial Armour 8 Codex Review: HQ

Continuing in the reprint of my series from this past summer we'll be reviewing the Elysian HQ choices and exploring way more ways to swear than you would find in most reviews.

Time to move on with the review to the HQ section of the list. There are many changes here versus Codex: IG. The main theme is that you have less choice and different weapons options with no special characters*.

Friday, November 12, 2010

User Content Friday Special: Out Shouts

In addition to this week's normal Friday reblogging, we've got a bunch of HoP members who have special projects in the work.  Special Projects that are deserving of extra attention.  As its our sacred duty, sworn before Unholy Krondor, to promote out members, we bring you some links:

The Badab ProjectWell, not THE project... everyone's gone a little apeshit over how awesome IA9 is.  But this one is 'ours' in the sense that a HoP member is getting things organized and blogging it out.  I think this particular project will be pretty rad since it's blog based rather than forum based.  Anywho, head on over to The Fallen Princes and sign up to help Silar with his Lufgty goals or just to check out some pics.

Back to Basics:  Dave G over at N++ has teamed up with Ron "From the Warp" Saikowski to create a whole series of quality tutorials specifically aimed at beginning painters.  As a educator and someone who can remember how hard it is to get started in this hobby, I can't support this endeavor enough.  I highly recommend both sets of tutorials for anyone looking to step up their skills or get a refresher.

A Skaven Review:  But not just ANY Skaven review.  This one is in audio format and produced by a HoP member!  Archnomad asked us to drum up publicity and, just as importantly, feedback for the format.  I think there's a lot to love here - more of Archnomad's solid advice and a conversational style.  So check this out and maybe upload it into your iThings and listen to it on your way to get your fancy coffee.

[Note:] We're in the process of getting an article for today's reblog, so be on the lookout for it later in the day 
[EDIT:]  Huh.  Looks like that never happened.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Army Spotlight: Nyhil Part 1 of 2

I recently got a chance to talk to somebody who has made quite a splash in the blogosphere: Nyhil, winner of best appearance at the recent Battle of Salvation and Warstore Weekend GTs in 2010.  While certainly not a newcomer to the hobby (he's got over 18 years experience so far), his recent tournament showings have helped goad him into creating a blog of his own, that has quickly rocketed to the top of many people's reading lists.  After the interview go check out some of his work over on Ten Inch Template; it's pretty spectacular.

Today we'll be talking about the gaming side of things.  We're going to discuss how Nyhil chose his Traitor Guard list and what he does on the table.  Next week, we'll get the chance to delve into the hobby side of things.  I'm excited, aren't you?

Where in the World is Lantz?- Lantz End Outlet

It looks like Lantz is feeling better after last week's mystery illness that we're reasonably sure had nothing to do with syphilis.  It also looks like he's been fitted for a brand new suit of power armor as you can clearly see in the picture below.  Reliable sources have informed me that this photo has not been altered in any way.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Weekly Top X - Warning: Brent Heavy

This week we have another theme for the Top X - and an experimental way of doing the top-notch witty banter you've come to expect.  Its "picture Heavy Post" week with Brent's commentary represented by.. pictures.  Its a little avant-garde, so some of you may just not 'get' it.  It's okay, really.  Just know that while Brent and I may drink PBR with you ironically we'll still look down our noses (and past our ridiculous facial hair) at you.  Poseurs.

1) Dzer0 - Blood Angels: Blood Drinkers Sanguinary Priest c/w
John: You're absolutely right, Brent.  He did a great job with a tricky halved color scheme.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Dethtron's Imperial Armour Volume 8 Elysian Codex Review Introduction

Being the fan of the IG that I am, I decided to revisit a series of reviews based on the Imperial Armour Volume 8 codex review that I had previously hashed out on Dick Move.  I'll be updating a few things here and there based on my original thoughts as well as correcting some niggling grammar issues that result when you do things like not proofread- aka my normal style.  I hope you guys enjoy this.

Monday, November 8, 2010

The Monday Update -

In an effort to let you all down gently from last week's whirlwind of weekly words I need to leave the alliteration to Loquacious super sweet news, we up and made some technological changes to the site.  But as cool as new blog tools can be, they're just there to support our mission.  Which, among other things, is to promote our members.

New Members
A good sized crop of stuff this week as we continue our general trend of mild and evenly paced success.

Dzer0: 40k Elves and Angels 

Jungle Revenge

4 Up Cover

I Roll Boxcars

Shaken Not Stunned

Contest Reminder
Don't forget to enter last Thursday's not at all shameful grab for filler content contest.  I think its a good one.  But more importantly, participation makes us feel better about ourselves.  Even more important than our self esteem is the fact the winners and runners up get some publicity.  So impress your peers with your ability to name actors and throw you hat into the ring. 

New Comment System
After some urging from the community and based on our own research, we've decided to implement IntenseDebate on the House of Paincakes.  Starting.... NOW.  This is the same comment tool that 3++ Is The New Black uses and we think its pretty rad and tubular.  The downside is that it will require you to create an account in some fashion.  The upside is that it allows for comment threading, embedded pictures/video and a peer rating system.

At this point, we're not 100% committed to the service so we're just giving it a go around to see how it works out for us and how it works out for you.  We'll be making minor tweaks here and there as well as, potentially, scrapping it should it prove troublesome, burdensome or hated.  In any case, the tool has a lot of potential, so sign up and get commenting.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Weekly Whimsy- The Girlfriend

Welcome to Weekly Whimsy! Meandering into more mature material, mumblings and missives maintenant. Guys, I'm gabbing on the glamorous, gorgeous, garrulous, gamine, gracious, and gratifying gender; germane to gaming and giving guys a gamble.

[One of these days I'll find a tougher letter. On to the subject at hand! As hinted to above, this is a little more serious. I still plan to be lighthearted and fun, but this is a slightly more adult topic today.]

Hey little girl, I wanna be your boyfriend

Ramones, I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend

over heard at the game store:

Gamer 1- “So, after 9 months of dating, I finally told my girlfriend I played [insert game title here]”

Gamer 2- “What was her response?"

Gamer 1- “ I still have a girlfriend.”

[remainder of conversation irrelevant]

Seen at the game store:

Gamer C brought his girlfriend to a MtG event. By all accounts, she wanted to play and was hanging out with C's friends A & K. C generously and willingly paid for her entry. A & K teased C mercilessly for paying and being a gentleman, but in a gentle, chiding sort of way.

Girlfriends. While as a rule, gamers seem to want them (a few notable exceptions come to mind); they seem to be a strange and compelling quandary for the men I know.