Funny Things

Friday, May 13, 2011

Top X: Dodging Jason on Friday the 13th

So Lauby writes and is like, “Yo,” and I’m like, “Yo, too,” and all, ‘cause that’s how we talk when nobody else is around. We’re street like that. He’s like, “I won’t be around on Friday the 13th so you’ll have to die without me.”

...what? But I knew I must have misunderstood him, so I was like, “Dude, can you repeat that?” and then added, just to show I wasn’t rattled, “Yo.”

“You’ll have to try without me,” he said, but I knew that’s not what I heard.

So I did some research. Turns out, on Friday the 13th at the International House of Paincakes, there’s a 50/50 chance of just dropping dead after you post. From natural causes - because death by Jason is as real as it gets.

Lauby was dodging me! Leaving me to my own devices against a semi-mystical Hollywood killer. This sucks on a lot of levels.

I was fairly sure I could fool fate though. I’m street like that. I’m inviting Loquacious to join me - her name begins with an ‘L’ as well, so no doubt that keen bit of misdirection will fool Jason.

(And then I made her do all the work while I ducked out! Jason will no doubt find her instead of me. I’m clever I am...)

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Gaming on a Budget: The Department of City Planning

Greetings all, dethtron is here for a quick update in the Gaming on a Budget Series.  Today's topic is going to be planning. 

This is leading up to a rather large project that I hinted at in last week's article.  I'm still keeping the specifics under wraps, but next week Dave G from N++ will be writing a great guest article for the series while I crunch some numbers, gather materials, and prepare for an epic 2 week adventure.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

User Content Wednesday - DaBoyz GT Primer: Game 3

Ah, Chumbalaya - he's one of the good ones he is.  But he's been sadly missing from the blogoshpere.  He and I never even had a chance to get a good ol' fashioned bromance started.  Even in the face of that, I still don't know how to quit Chumby.  One of my favorite posts as always been this battle report from Blackjack and Hookers.  It's not so much the battle report, as it is the post game wrap-up.  Adults acting like adults.  Good stuff to be sure.  Anyways, enjoy and if you believe in Chumbies, clap your hands!

I'm up against Joe J, the guy who won Best Painted for his amazingly totally super awesome...



Fire Dragons - 7, Exarch w/ Firepike, Crack Shot, Wave Serpent w/ TL EML, Shuriken Cannon, Spirit Stones
Harlequin Troupe - 8, Kisses, 1 Fusion Pistol, Shadowseer, Troupe Master

Pathfinders - 8
Pathfinders - 8
Dire Avengers - 10, Exarch w/ dual cats, Bladestorm, Wave Serpent w/ TL EML, Spirit Stones
Dire Avengers - 10, Exarch w/ dual cats, Bladestorm

Heavy Support
Wraithlord - Bright Lance, EML

My old nemesis, the almighty Footdar.  Pathfinders could cause me problems, but everything I can outshoot, outpsychic and outfight. 

My list is here.

Mission 3 was Spearhead.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tiers - Fact or Fiction?

I was recently accused of only using 'Top Tier' armies which was a refreshing change from being called a 'WAAC gamer'.....Actually that may have been 'a Wanker', as I wasn't really paying attention.....


Apparently if you use certain armies then you automatically win.

I wish somebody had told me that years ago so I could have just bought the one army and became the 40K champion of the entire universe with only a minimal initial expenditure. Of course games against other people with that ultimate top tier army may have been a bit tedious as I'm not sure what happens when you both automatically win....

Where was I?

Okay, now I remember. Lets start at the bottom and work up then*,

* This is an entirely arbitrary division so don't get all uppity if you happen to think Orks are awesome.

Monday, May 9, 2011

New Member Monday 5/3-5/9

Hey there HoPers and HoPettes, It's dethtron here bringing you the finest of new members from the last week.  Lauby is many hours away from his home today interviewing to further his career.  I understand he's going to be subjected to a grueling 6+ hour interview and presentation today, so wish him luck.

Given that I've never done the Monday Update before, there's a pretty good chance that my organizational skills will be found lacking and I left somebody off.  If you're not on the list and should be, drop an angry comment here to chew me out for being inept.  But hey, a lot has happened over this past week (Like Star Wars Day!!!!), so cut me some slack.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

[Musings of a Game Store Owner] Deciding Factors

Over at Dick Move, Dethtron’s been talking about the economics of game stores, whether the GW resin switch is happening in his area, GW as an overall business model, and a few other things relating to gaming and money.

I’ve been paying attention, and I have made a couple of comments with my experience as a game store owner. I thought it might be cool for me to share some of that experience here, and let you guys gain some insights along the way.

I hope to shed some light on the mysterious ways of a FLGS owner’s mind. I’m sure that there are a myriad of things that completely baffle you. While I can’t speak for all of the other stores out there, I might have some information or a perspective that will help you understand what’s going on.