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Friday, November 4, 2011

HoP Idol: The Von Show

Last, but not at all least, we've got the very final submission in the HoP Idol Contest from Game Over's Von.

And now for something completely different! If you'd rather read, you'll find my original script (which is... mostly accurate) beyond the video.

The Weekly Top X - Acutally, It's Strongly Top X Today

Lauby: Hello and welcome to another installment of "Lauby tries to keep Lo and SinSynn in line"...  I mean the Weekly Top X.  Between all the threats of violence we've got some excellent zazz to show off, so let's buckle in!

Lo’: Did you guys know it’s Friday? It’s Friday. I’m celebrating early... doing it a little Lo-

SinSynn: Shhhh! Keep it down! We’re trying to read blogs...We’ve got a Top-X to do.

Lauby:  Yeah, Lady.  Shhhh!   I held off on a golden opportunity to drag you all through another Rebecca Black reference.  This is srs bsns!

See, look how srs I am
Lo’: Guys, you’re way too uptight... I might play nice and innocent, but I know how to have fun...

SinSynn: Deceitful Terran female! I’ve been the victim of your ‘fun’ before! My poor tentacles....

Lo’: Quit complaining! You guys sound like a bunch of wusses. Don’t make me hurt you.

Lauby:  Hey!  I have a prestigious blog, ma'am. I don't have to take this.

SinSynn: Haven’t you hurt me enough already? I’ve got a Disintegrator here, lady...Don’t make me use it...

Lo’: Disintegrator ray? Is that all you got? Look, you- I have three brothers and I’ve got both Irish and Lithuanian in me. I fight mean and dirty, and I know most guy’s weak spots. Plus, I’m a girl. My idea of “pain” and yours are probably vastly different... y’know I have 2 kids.... 3 days of labor for the first... just sayin’

SinSynn: You release the Irish and Lithuanian gentlemen immediately! That’s just...wrong.... And as for your claims of suffering during or it didn’t happen. Wait, what am I saying? No pics! No pics!

Lauby:  Jesus, SinSynn... why didn't you just ask her for a cool, refreshing glass of afterbirth?  Do you know what you almost just did?

Thursday, November 3, 2011

HoP Idol: Age of Reckoning

Next up we've got HotPanda's final entry.

An age of reckoning is upon us...well for me at least, as retribution for my actions in the HoP Idol contest demand that the first in series of articles that I will produce for House of Paincakes if I was to be the winner.  The word reckon has other meaning though and in the world of navigation when refered in the saying "dead reckoning" it is defined as, "to calculate ones position when sailing a ship or aircraft".  For me a certain ship has already sailed but unfortunately I have no clue where it has brought me.  In essence I am lost at sea in vast oceans of Warhammer Fantasy.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

HoP Idol: Bright Lantz

First up for the final round of HoP Idol, Twin-linked Awesome's Lantz drops some Science on us.

Bright Lantz
5th And 6th Edition: Bridging The Gap - Part I

Hello HoP fans. Here it is, the final round. As I sit here with Eye Of The Tiger playing on my speakers and the taste of Taco Bell on my lips I've been going over in my head what matters to the vast majority of tabletop gamers. The fluff? Probably not. The models? Maybe. Necrons? It should, but probably doesn't. After much thought and a couple of glasses of gin, I've settled on what I think the answer is: the rules. No matter what game you're into that involves little plastic soldiers, it's the rules that brings us together. Without them, we'd all be sitting at home taking pictures of our conversion and painting work to share online. A wasteland of boredom and personal shrines never to meet the gazes of strangers that smell of hot pockets.

SinSynn Discusses Offending You....maybe...

This post is dedicated to well as this quote, because he's so damnably handy with those:
'Take it from me, it's better to be...lying dead with honor, soldier, than to never be free'
-The Beatnuts, from the song 'No Escapin' This'

Hey folks, SinSynn here.

Now I don't want anyone to...freak out or anything, but this week there will be no Megan Fox pics, no tentacle hentai, no clever catchphrases....
Fear not, gentle readers, I promise those things will return...probably next week.

This week, I've got something I'd like to discuss, if you don't mind indulging me.
Please, grab a cup of your favorite beverage, and sit with me a moment, won't you?
You cool? That's what's up....let's jump in.

Sadly, I could find no pictures of Megan Fox jumping whilst being molested by tentacles....
...I'm weak....

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

HoP Idol Finale

This is a bit of a bittersweet moment for me, really.  We've come to the very last round of HoP Idol.  It's been a blast to run this competition and I have to say that all of us here at the HoP have been thoroughly floored by the unexpectedly high quality of all of the submissions we've received throughout the contest. 

Picture is unrelated... or maybe Ice Cube is my idol

Does the Background Material Actually Matter?

There have been a lot of 'rumours' about Necrons lately and we're finally getting some solid information about their 'new' background material.

Now I've never been a fan of Necrons. They're boring to both play with and against due to their limited number of units and almost complete lack of interesting units, not to mention the fact that 5th edition was not particularly kind to them.....

The fact that they were going to get a whole load of new models and new special characters was pretty obvious because that's now the basic 'template' for 40k armies. Vehicles were inevitable because Games Workshop has learned that making a customer buy two things (a transport and a unit to go inside) makes them more money than them just buying a unit and special characters have gone from being a 'ask your opponent' issue to a fundamental part of many peoples armies. So Necrons now fit into the 5th edition mould as everyone knew they would but obviously that design mechanic doesn't really work when your armies concept is 'emotionless robots ruled by Star Gods, though those Gods still die when a couple of Space Marine Predators shoot at them....' so obviously the background or 'Fluff' needed to take this new overall concept and give it some kind of context.

New Necron Background in Brief.
So apparently all the Necrons we've encountered before were the boring, sucky ones and the interesting ones have just started to wake up...and the reason C'tan die to the application of a slight breeze is because their not really C'tan at all.....

But does any of this really matter?

Monday, October 31, 2011

New Member Monday - The One on Halloween!

Right on, it's a New Member Monday on what should be a national holiday.  It's self generating news!  Happy Halloween.  Or Jesusween if you're into that sort of thing.  Now I don't want to get into theology, but I feel like a better name could have been chosen.  It sounds more the follow up to 2007's La Cucaracha.

So.... New Member Monday.  We've got a bumper crop this week and I am completely unable to think of something Halloween/candy related to say in regards to this.  I mean I guess new members are like sweet delicious candy to us... or something.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

[Musings of a Game Store Owner] Are You Hiring?

As I mentioned last time, our business is growing. We've been looking at larger locations to accommodate that growth. However, as I said last time, there's more to growth than just a new space- a lot more.

Something that's been on our mind as we expand is the seemingly never-ending lists of "stuff" that has to happen for the store to function effectively. There are a lot of behind the scenes activities that, while small, are time consuming. TheDude and I know that we simply don't have enough time to do all of it- even with taking it home, extra shifts and coming in early.

So we're thinking about hiring an employee.