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Monday, October 3, 2011

HoP Idol: Lantz Interviews G Mort

First up this week we've got Lantz of Twin-Linked Awesome interviewing our very own G Mort.  Buckle in and let the good times roll.

We're getting down to the last few weeks of HOP Idol and somehow I'm still here. Either I'm just that damn good or I've spent my spare time paying off one of the authors of House of Paincakes via goods and services to keep myself in the ranks.
Make Your Choice As To Which Is True.


This week we were told to conduct an interview with one of HOP's authors and my draw from the hat was the one and only GMort. As many of you know (and if you don't, you should) GMort is quite the controversial writer from the UK. Bringing up many topics that never get spoken, and because they don't cause controversy. He's a contender in the 40k world of opinion pieces and continues to provide the masses with thought-provoking shock and awe. And I had to interview him...I'll admit I was a bit intimidated when I first got the assignment. So, who is GMort and how did he get involved in the world of Warhammer? Without further adieu, the interview:

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This Week On HoP Idol

Yes, the rumors are true, HoP Idol is back underway in ....oh... about an hour.  Now depending on when you read that last statement, the contest may be on in less than an hour or even have already begun, but from my perspective at this precise moment in time, we're at t-minus 1 hour. 



This week we'll be doing a little getting to know you for the HoP staff.  All of the HoP Idol finalists have been assigned a HoP regular author to interview.  Other than that, there were no limitations set, so we'll see what comes out.  Spoiler alert, one of the finalists didn't even follow those directions.  Tune in to find out who it was and what he did.  So if you've ever wanted to know more about Lauby, GMort, SinnSynn, Loquacious, or myself; this is going to be your week. 

Voting starts this Friday and will last a week.  During that week, all of the finalists will be on to tell you about how they got into gaming themselves in what was intended to be a Quickfire Challenge.  Since those have been cancelled, we're just bringing you the posts they already wrote for funsies.

See you back in an hour....or less....or more if you've mastered time travel or found some kind of inter-dimensional wormhole. 

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New Member Monday - Hair of the Future

Hey everyone and welcome to another exciting week at the House of Paincakes.  And I do mean exciting.

First up, we actually had a winning essay this week for today's New Member Monday.   So I won't be forced to find and old thing on the internet in an attempt to pad post length!

except for this.  But in all fairness, I just can;t stop laughing at the lazer-mullet
Second, the HoP Idol contest will be this (for sure, definitely) back.  I know, I know... i keep saying that.  But seriously, last week some writing and planning occurred (so I' wasn't technically wrong).  Plus, I've actually seen one of the new posts... in some form.

Right, Blog stuff.

New Member Monday

Warp-Lib
Keywords: Warhammer Fantasy, 40k, Orks,Mordheim, Daemons, Empire, Vampire Counts, Dwarfs, Painting, Buildings, savoir faire, pamplemousse, je ne sais quoi

Rust and the City
Keywords: 40k, terrain, deathsquads, death guard, orks, warriors of chaos, renegades, industrial

Incarias Speaks
Keywords: Warhammer, Warhammer 40k, Blood Bowl, WarmaHordes, rantettes (patent pending), overly literal rules interpretations and a general lack of focus

Wait.. waht's that?  Winning essay?!  Hell yeah.  This time from Incariss...  who's blog has his name in it so it seems redundant to mention it.  But it's that one right above.  See it?  Good.  Essay:


On the question as to why I’m God’s gift to the Internet, I’m an atheist. I do not, therefore believe there is a God whose gift to the Internet I could possibly be. I do, however, possess that fine combination of a degree in textual analysis and an obsessive mind. To offset this, I have the finely tuned and focused mind of an excessively caffeinated squirrel. I do therefore occasionally produce well-crafted, if overly literal, posts on various rules interpretations. At other times, I merely whine about superglue. I don’t know, it might amuse someone...

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Sunday, October 2, 2011

[Musings of a Game Store Owner] Beyond the Shelf

We run a retail business, with stock on the shelves and items ready to buy. Sometimes items are not on the shelves, but customers still want the missing item. That's when a special order is required. Special orders are our bread and butter, the way we earn our keep. We have 6 distributors available, with multiple warehouses all over the country. Our store works a lot of angles to keep good stuff coming in in an effort to keep our customers happy.



We usually do our ordering once a week, and have the majority of our stock arrive the day after ordering. For most special orders, a customer waits no more than 6 days for arrival; and most times just 2 or 3. That quick delivery is a huge selling point for people that are considering "going online"- we'll usually have their item to them faster than they can get it delivered from an online store.


It happens now and then that our distributors won't have an item a customer wants. When this happens, we pull out the big guns of customer service- we start hunting. We get on the phone with distributors and vendors, seeing if any are hiding in places that aren't readily noticeable. Then we start hitting the smaller guys, who don't always have volume discounts, but might have access to some more unusual stock items. When that doesn't work, we punt.

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Friday, September 30, 2011

The Weekly Top X - The One Where Brent and SynSinn Drive Their Car of a Cliff

SinSynn: Hey! What are you doing? Get down before they spot you!
Sheesh! You’ll give our position away.....

Brent: You worry to much! I’m invisible I am.

SinSynn: Hello, folks. SinSynn here.


Brent: And Brent! Man, this was a team-up destined to happen - how exciting is this?

There he goes, bringing down the cool points as always. Not Brent here. I’m Green with Envy, so I ain’t offsetting my type like these two assholes. It’s not like Today’s Top X is going to be even remotely readable, so what do I care?

SinSynn: I’m hiding here in this week’s Top-X with my buddy Brent (and his alter ego, unfortunately), cuz Lauby is a big giant knucklehead.
His weekly Top-X ‘experiments’ (which, not for nuthin,’ seem to involve a whole lotta Xenos torture) have completely gone awry, and now....

Brent: What alter ego? And would you quit touching my ass with your Disintegrator Ray Gun... thing?

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Community Announcement - IDIC Beer New Necron Codex Poll

Just a quick little announcement from Nick over at IDICBeer.  There's a poll going and you can participate!  Which you should do.  Check it out

Nick speaking,

Just a quick post, or more of a shout out really, to say please vote on the Necron Codex Poll I have over on my Blog. I would really love to see just what the general consensus it regarding playing the new Codex. So regardless if you will, or won't be playing Necrons, please come over and vote. I would love to build up loads of votes on this Poll to really get a feel of what everyone thinks of Necrons, so please feel free to do your own quick shout out for me, and lets get as many votes as we can!

New Necron Codex Poll (Please Vote)



Got an announcement of your own you'd like to see get some more exposure?  Drop us a line at info@houseofpaincakes.com and we'll see about exposing the hell out of it!

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

SinSynn Ponders...stuffs

Hey Folks, SinSynn here.

Lemme ask you something....
What's your WORST gaming experience like, ever?
What do you fear, gaming wise?

I mean, have you ever stood across a Tabletop with someone you would gladly Disintegrate, if only you had a Disintegrator?
Maybe some rotten 'human,' who stood for everything you LOATHE in life, kicked your lil' Troopies around because you couldn't roll above a 3 the ENTIRE GAME, and he thinks he won due to 'skill.'

Then he gets all 'braggy' about it...

*Yeah, we think it...but we don't say it, right?*

Or maybe you're up at 3 am the night before the Tournament (which begins in...5 hours. Yay!), trying to get those last few models together...

You carefully line that final arm up, up after dabbing a little glue on it.
Now hold...hold....Ah, that should be good....
...
...if your fingers weren't completely stuck to it as well.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Power-gaming Makes the World Go Round...

Lets cut to meat of the issue shall we,

Competition is a bloody good thing. If we didn't feel the need to push ourselves to the limit in order to be better than other like minded individuals then the world would be a much worse place.

No Sport for a start.....


Okay that probably didn't scare as many of you as it might have done.....

No on-line gaming.....


NOW your beginning to get worried.....

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Monday, September 26, 2011

New Member Monday - The Douglass Adams Milestone

42 New Member Mondays.  Pretty damn neat.  Sadly, today's NMM makes 43.  42 points deducted from Paincakes for not being good at paying attention.  Man, we'll never win the house cup at this rate if I keep deducting points from our score.  Oh sweet baby Jesus...  I just made a Harry Potter reference.  And then called attention to it.  And then left it in.  WHY IS THIS HAPPENING!


Luckily, the HoP Idol may actually be back on track this week.  The prompts were delivered and the responses should be very cool.  Kind of an 'under the hood' look at the House.  I may have to get glamor shots done to give this place a kind of Tiger Beat vibe.

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

[Musings of a Game Store Owner] What's For Dinner?

It's my typical night at the game store- I come in directly from my "day job". I usually don't even stop by my house on the way in, I just jet right there. Like most other nights, I forgot to grab cash before I left the house in the morning, so I have no funds in my wallet. And dude, I am HUNGRY.



I get to the store and get settled in, and all the regulars have already eaten or are eating as I inquire about a dinner run. While these are regulars that I've known a long time, I can't leave once I get here. I just can't leave the cash drawer or the stock unattended,  because who knows who might walk in the door the second I leave. So, running for a quick bite is out, and no one is willing to hit the drive through for me. Crap- on my own again. Now I gotta figure out what to eat. 

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Friday, September 23, 2011

The Weekly Top X - Nobody Expects Them

Hey folks, SinSynn here.

You’re probably wondering what I’m doing hiding here in this weeks Top-X.  Well, lemme tell ya....  It seems that Lauby has gone and attracted the attention of the Imperial Inquisition, and they’ve come looking for my skinny Xenos butt.  Nice work there, Lauby...hope that ‘experiment’ panned out for you.
-_-


Lauby: Well, the experiment was going pretty great until the storm troopers landed.  But the wheels have pretty much fallen off at this point.  Everyone else is dead and the zipper is stuck on this crappy suit suit! At least the escape is going well so far...

SinSynn: You’ll never take me alive, coppers!  And before you get any closer, you should know that I’ve got an Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator here.  ...Hope you like Earth-Shattering Kabooms.....
*grin*  Look....Let’s relax, put down our Disintegrators (well, I’ve got a Disintegrator...sorry yer stuck with that pew-pew Laspistol), and maybe hit the blog rolls for a minute...

Lauby:  HAHA!  Emergency override clearance:  Lauby Alpha Niner stroke Zed!  Computer - engage test protocol 2!  Right man, good thinking.  You're the Hooch to my Turner.

+++TEST PROTOCOL 2: ACTIVE+++
+++BEGINNING TEST+++

1) 3++ is the New Black - Fallacy 40k: The Win-More Fallacy
SinSynn:  Even when the Mighty Pink One is laid up sick (feel better, Kirby!), 3++ is in capable hands as long as Abuse Puppy is around. Both a friend to the Xenos and a thoughtful, intelligent writer, Puppy is one of those guys that could write a grocery list and make it cool.
Lauby:  OK... gotta think... gotta think...  the test will only keep everyone busy for a little while...  and serve to get us pre-approved for arco-flagellation.   Oops, gotta respond or the chamber will punish SinSynn.   Wait...  hehehe.
SinSynn: Aaarrghg!!! Shflkjafhsal;kj alssahser!!!!!
Lauby: hehehe

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

SinSynn Supplemental: Flames of War!

Hey, folks. SinSynn here.

I've recently taken the plunge into a second gaming system, thanks largely in part to the persuasive powers of my Ultimate Rival.

*yeah, that's him*

It should be mentioned that the Ultimate Rival is a US Army Veteran, and was a tanker during his career serving our Country.
Flames of War was pretty much a forgone conclusion when 40k started getting...yeah, you already know...

Yes, peer pressure and threats of bodily harm were definitely used as well...but whatevs...
Friends and rivals...waddayagonnado? Heh.

In truth, I was hoping to maybe investigate Malifaux, but the Ultimate Rival used Borg-like efficiency on me.

"RESISTANCE IS FUTILE"- he actually texted me that message a while back.

*sigh* (there really is no escape...)

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Bandwagon Jumping as a Way of Life....

Those of you who have read more than about four of my articles (or have ever checked out my own blog) know that my first army was Chaos Space Marines. Though the idea of seven feet tall genetically engineered killing machines was pretty cool, the thought of EVIL seven feet tall genetically engineered killing machines was even cooler,



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Monday, September 19, 2011

New Member Monday: dethtron returns, Lauby Goes Away

Hey all!  I'm back from my semi-hiatus today and filling in for Lauby while he's on a quick jaunt out of town.  With that in mind, the duty of telling you all about our new members has fallen on my shoulders today. 

time traveled back to the dark ages of web design to steal this sweet ass pic!


As usual we've got a great crop of entries today and some special surprises from people who somehow didn't ever make it into the rolls by mistake.  Wow, the twists keep coming here at the HoP today. 

I feel like there's something more I should say in this intro bit, but there's not really any other news to share with everybody, so why don't you just check out the awesome new (and new old) members after the jump.

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HoP Idol Round 2 Results

You guys ready for another twist!  Well, not only have I been woefully inadequate in my duties to moderate this contest, but we're also killing off the Quickfire challenge portion.  Due to difficulties in scheduling with guest judges, this portion of the contest just isn't feasible for us right now.  I was really excited about it, but I am also man enough to admit defeat.  My apologies to everyone from the contestants to the judges who were already committed to this, to you dear readers.  We'll hopefully get something worked out for this the next time we run this contest.


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Sunday, September 18, 2011

[Musings of a Game Store Owner] Competition

Competition



MadPersian asked:

I am curious, is your store the only game store in town, and did you do any market research before starting your business? I'm very curious how you would go about doing market research to determine the demand for a game store, especially in a region with no game store.

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Friday, September 16, 2011

The Weekly Top X - For Science!

10:15 AM - Have successfully sealed subject ‘SinSynn’ in the prepared test chamber.

10:24 AM - Sedatives beginning to wear off. Subject beginning to show movement. Breathing and heart rate returning to normal levels.


11:09 AM - Subject is fully awake and alert now. Shows no awareness of artificial nature of surroundings. Experiment begins.

ATTENTION TERRAN MORTALS!
THIS IS AN ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE XENOS BROADCASTING COMPANY.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO ADJUST THE SETTINGS ON YOUR PRIMITIVE, SINGLE DIMENSION VIEWSCREENS...THIS IS NOT A JOKE.

...ok...maybe it is...heh :P

11:12 AM - Subject immediately exhibiting signs of severe anxiety. Subject appears to be trying to establish some form of control over local environment in order to counteract feelings of helplessness.

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Community Announcement - MWC September Conversion Contest!

Just a quick shout out/reminder for Miniature Wargame Conversions today.  They're running a fantabulous conversion contest for September complete with prize support and rules and EVERYTHING!
This month the rules are simple:
1) You do not talk about Fight Club.
2) Limit two (2) entries per participant.
3) All other blanket-rules apply.
4) Any conversion from any tabletop game goes.
5) Any size goes.
6) Any-thing-goes, people. It's a free for all and you all are getting tossed into the middle of it!
So if you're interested in a chance for 100 wing-wangs, head on over to MWC for the complete details!

Pretty Sure this isn't what they had in mind

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

SinSynn gets his groove back!

Hey folks, SinSynn here.

Thought I'd talk some Hobby this week.

Not that I don't wanna rant 'bout dem Space Marines (cuz I do), find flimsy excuses to reference Tentacle Hentai (cuz I do), or post pics of Megan Fox (I think you already know)......

Wait a second...I need excuses?
.......BULLSHIT!




*Left: Space Marines...they suck. Center: (fapfapfapfap) Right: My most memorable first date ever
*

Ah, glad we got that outta the way...DON'T YOU JUDGE ME!
:D


So...yeah...This week I've been painting stuffs. Holy crap I missed painting stuffs.
It's been about...3 months, I guess.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Crunch Vs. Fluff.....

Writing a good codex must be pretty hard work. You need to keep a balance between the armies background (The Fluff) and the rules that allow that army to be fielded on the table-top (The Crunch).

For me, any codex would need the following things to put it into the 'decent' category,

Fluff.




1) Background material that integrates smoothly with previously written material rather than pissing on it (unless it was utter drivel in the first place I suppose)
2) Information on individual units that makes you want to use them in an army before you even read the rules for them.
3) No 'Mary Sue' units at all.....no.....not even the one.....
4) A coherent theme that runs through all the unit entries.
5) Artwork that inspires.....

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Monday, September 12, 2011

New Member Monday - The Case of the Forgotten Title

Hello Cats and Kittens!  It's another week of the ol' zip zop boobity bop at the House of Paincakes.  We've got our usual fair of cool shit scheduled this week.  Plus, the very probable continuation of the HoP Idol contest that had, sadly, been interrupted by death, sadness and a the search for a secret guest judge.


LinkWithin is GO!
Right off the bat, we wanted to add the LinkWithin widget to our posts.  But right off the bat we knew that would be a waste off time until we had built up some content. We're months past the point when we should have added the feature, but whadayagonnado?  We've added it now, so y'all can look forward to looking at our past.  I'm told that it takes some time for the thingamabobber to get its sea legs as it were, so bear with us and please refrain from pointing out any nonsensical links.  But you can feel free to tell us how awesome we are for our selection of value added features.

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Sunday, September 11, 2011

[Musings of a Game Store Owner] Getting Funky

Let's drop some Funke Funke Wisdom




This week's topic is pretty potent but fairly universal - Funk



It's something we have all experienced at one time or another; that person that really needs a bath.

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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Gaming on a Budget: Return to Ogre Kingdoms Mountain

Hey everybody, thanks for bearing with me over the past week while I'm not posting (Regularly scheduled HoP Idol resumes this weekend) and thanks to those of you who sent their condolences to me in e-mails and your comments- I appreciate it.

Way back in the infancy of this series- like when it had lots of active readers and commenters ;), I threw up a post on buying in bulk that included tips on buying bulk minis.  With the release of the excellent new Ogre Kingdoms book, I'd like to revisit the concept of bulk miniatures.  My interest in WFB has been waning severely since the release of the new rules set as I've struggled to find an army that excites me.  I still like the Empire, but really don't need another game system where I basically play an immobile gunline.  I've also always been drawn to Skaven, but don't feel the energy to paint a horde army.  I'd been interested in Ogres for quite some time as the represent a playstyle that's relatively new to me and the larger models just look plain old fun.  Sadly, their old book was among the least competitive (or even playable) in the WFB canon. 

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Friday, September 9, 2011

The Weekly Top X - Wavy Gravy

Brent: Well, here we are again, Lauby my man, you and me, together again for Top X here at the House of Paincakes.
Lauby: Indeed, mt good chum.  Though it was nice to let some other people take the reigns while Brent and I got our asses kicked at our respective jobs.
Brent: Yup, so right. Synn and Loq did a bang up job. Sooooooo...
Lauby:  ... they did too good a job.
Brent: ...how the hell are we supposed to follow that? They had a party, and women, and talent - what have we got?
Lauby:  The great equalizers, Brent.  Experience and a poor sense of self preservation.
Brent: If you say so.

We're just like hobos, really.
1) Roll With It - Coming of Age
Brent: When did I grow up? I’ll let you know when it happens.
Lauby: No, no, no Brent.  It's plain for all the world to see that you and I are still, basically, man-children.  When did you 'grow-up' as a hobbyist?
Brent: As a player, I can’t say I know. As a Blogger, life definitely began for me at the first BolsCon. I created Strictly Average primarily to outline my efforts for that event... which is ironic, considering nobody read it until much later.
Lauby:  I'm not sure that's actual irony.  But what evs.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

User Content Wesnesday - Tales from the Jungle: Unit Fillers: Practical or the Cheap Way Out?”

We've been holding off on the User Content Wednesdays a bit to give HoP Idol some breathing room.  Sadly, a death in the family and some delays with the Quick Fire challenge have cropped up, so we're probably going to be behind by a week (but NOT cancelled).  In the meantime, I found this near little post over on Jungles of Lustria and had intended that it be in a Top X.  Which didnt happen, so here we are.  I think the title of this post is a contender for "most actually necessary colons in a blog title".

One of the things that I tend to notice about WHFB is the many growing trends that have taken place over the last several years. You may know that I’ve been playing for 11 years now and have seen some cool things along the way. Some of the latest trends that I’ve seen are the use of a display board for showing off your army at tournaments, Homemade Wound and Tick Markers, Spell Cards, and Homemade Turn Markers. Many of these things go above and beyond the normal requirement of just having a fully painted army. Some of the best converted models I’ve ever seen have nothing to do with the army at all but are instead just a placeholder to serve as a centerpiece… If you’ve read my blog lately, you’ll know that I recently created a Unit Filler for my Saurus Warriors. This is now the 3rd Unit Filler that I have in my army and it is by far the biggest one. It is on a chariot sized base and therefore “counts as” 8 models. Unit Fillers have become a huge trend in Warhammer and one that I don’t believe is going to go away. The most current edition of Warhammer focuses more on large blocks of infantry and many of us felt that when we switched from 7th edition to the 8th. It caused us to upgrade our units to include more troops than we were normally accustomed to. With that, came the inclusion of Unit Fillers. I myself had to upgrade units of 20 Saurus Warriors to 30 and 36, which is not cheap in this hobby. So I’ve heard people talk about unit fillers and their role in the Warhammer world… Some say they are nice addition to the unit, if done correctly, and really make the entire unit stand out. Others say that it’s a cheap way to get out of buying new models and a way to save yourself some money so that you don’t have to go buy that $35 box of 10 (plastic) models… To me, it’s a little bit of both.

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Gettin' Grimy With SinSynn


Hey, folks, SinSynn here.

So I thought I'd shake things up a bit this week and flip the script.
Usually I make an effort in my posts to...be positive, I guess.
When I discuss something in a negative fashion, I try to balance it with something positive.

And when that fails, I use lotsa italics and bold text.
(sometimes both...and CAPS, too. Nyah)


And pics! Lots and lots of pics....




*So here's Megan in a bikini, and Megan in ANOTHER bikini, and oh my god I just...well, y'know*


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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Quest for Perfection.....

There's a lot of choice available to a new 40K player,


He can go with an army of space robots, super soldiers, nuns with guns, space bugs or any number of other army flavours and when he's decided on the codex he wants to use he can then take that choice in any direction he wants...from pure assault, to gun-lines and anything else in between.....

That's the theory at least.

The reality is somewhat different...

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Monday, September 5, 2011

HoP Idol Delay

Due to a death in my family, I'm not going to be able to write up the results today or reveal who has immunity.

Things should be back to schedule Tuesdayish.

Thanks for understanding.

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New Member Monday - No Laboring on Labor Day

Auto-generated message from Lauby:


I will be out of the office until Tuesday the 5th of September 2011 due to the holiday.  I will get back to blogging at the earliest convenience.  If you need to contact me because of an emergency, please leave a comment on this post.

Have a super Monday!


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Keywords: Warhammer 40k, Warhammer Fantasy, Clubs, Clubbing, MINI Clubman


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Keywords: 40k, Space Marines, Necrons, Dark Eldar, Family Togetherness, Not actually a store

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Keywords: 40k, malifaux, Bitchin' NOVA coverage, Day Saving


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Sunday, September 4, 2011

[Musings of a Game Store Owner] When Plans Fall Apart


Planning for the future 




When you run and own a business, plans are inevitably part of the deal. Plans for renovations, new product lines, growth, expansion, employees, and much more. Thinking ahead to the future is part and parcel of running a business, and to be even remotely effective, embracing ideas for things yet to come is essential.




If you're any good at all, you don't just plan for the good stuff. You plan for the bad stuff, too.You have to plan for fire, tornadoes. medical emergencies, and much more. You hope that you never have to use your plans, and constantly adjust as challenges change.

We've been lucky, and we haven't had to enact very many of the plans we've made at all. We've been surprised by a situation once or twice, and reacted well. But we were recently faced by something that we had plans for, and those plans fell completely apart.

We've been in business for almost five years, and we've never had to deal with shoplifiting until very recently. TheDude and I have talked about it, and even done things to help minimize our exposure and risks to that problem. Unfortunately, we had to face theft in the past week or so.

TheDude and I knew what we wanted out response to this situation to be. We felt pretty strongly that a particular approach and action was the appropriate way to deal with theft. Our plan had been set for quite a while, and we both felt comfortable with what to do.

And then the worst happened. Some teenagers tried to walk out with some Magic cards in their pockets (that had not yet been paid for).

And our plans totally went to shit.




We were just so surprised and upset by the attempt that we completely forgot the plan.

Since the episode, TheDude and I have talked about our original plan, and decided it probably needs revision.  We don't know what our new plan is going to be, but we know that what we did sure won't work.

We sure don't want to do anything in haste, but we need to address this concern in a mature and business responsible manner. Coming up with a resolution and policy for the future is definitely on the agenda, but it will probably involve asking other FLGS owners about their experiences. We're pretty good at listening to the expertise of others, as well as adapting to whatever we happen to face.



While TheDude and I confer on this situation and try to come up with a new plan, I'd love to hear from other folks. If you happen to know your local FLGS' policies regarding theft, would you be so kind as to share?

Thanks for checking in, and see you next week.

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