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Saturday, February 4, 2012

The Von Show #10 - Death and the Games-Master



Friday, February 3, 2012

The Weekly Top X- Rumors of a Birthday (with SinSynn and Loquacious)

Hey folks, SinSynn here, with the lovely Loquacious, and a special House of Paincakes Investigative Report.


Followed by an apology, most likely.
And a redaction...

Maybe you've heard the rumors:

  • 6th Edition 40k is coming soon, or not. But look! There's like, a PDF...or something.
  • A new Tau Codex is only weeks away. Or maybe months.. It's coming, though, sometime. Maybe.
  • New Black Templars too! And Chaos (maybe Legions, maybe), and Eldar...eventually. Also very maybe.
  • The 6th Edition Starter Set will feature models from two different army books! No one is really sure WHICH two books, but they'll definitely be in there...we think.
    Some of those mentioned in the rumors:
    All of them.
  • 6th Edition 40k will come standard with passenger side airbags, and get exceptional gas mileage.

And so, Loquacious and I have dedicated ourselves to tracking down the source of these wildly varying, completely inconsistent and somewhat annoying rumors.
We DEMAND to know the truth....




Thursday, February 2, 2012

Gaming on a Budget: The Internet!

Perhaps you've heard of this new fangled thing that they've got now called the Internet.  I even hear they've got it on computers now.  And did you know that you can use it to save money on your gaming addiction?  Well you can. 



I'm not advocating anything crazy like illegally downloading gaming materials.  No, that is illegal and immoral. 

There are tons of things that you can do, legally, though that will help you pad out your gaming experience and save you tons.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

SinSynn's Cure For The Late Night Blues


Hey folks, SinSynn here.

Life can be a lil' crazy, amirite?

Sometimes, sitting down for a bit o' hobby time may be the only thing that saves the lives of my friends and family.
...Like when your stepson edits your XBox Live 'bio' to sound like an advertisement for a male escort service.
  
-_-

Other times, when I'm flitting about, overly caffeinated and...maybe being annoying, the humans in my life may very well yell at me to, 'go paint a tank, or whatever the heck you do.'

So, in many ways, my hobby habit benefits them as much as me- I stay out of the looney bin, and they get to watch TV shows without me making comments and asking dumb questions.

...Nobody but me wants to know what kinda noises Fran Drescher would make while enduring a tentacle probing anyway.

*I bet she makes that face, though*

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Are 'Mono-builds' inevitable?

Like most games of it's type Warhammer 40K uses a points system to manage size of games and to indicate the relative 'worth' of a unit.

A unit that costs four points is going to be absolutely shit but hopefully can hopefully survive and win through sheer weight of numbers.

A 500 point unit conversely should be able to have a massive impact on the game that's equivalent to it's worth...
and any unit worth 2000 points should be the most awesome thing ever...

Monday, January 30, 2012

New Member Monday - Of Basements and Horsemen

Hello everyone!  It's another opportunity filled week here at the House of Paincakes.

What opportunity you say?  Why, the opportunity of a lifetime - blog promotion!  

For the last few Weekly Top X's, I've been experimenting with a new format.  The basic idea is to create a sort of topic guide using the HoP blog roll search engine to dig as deeply as possible into your output.  But here's the thing - thinking of topics is harder than we thought.

This is where you come in!

What topic(s) would you like to see us do for the coming weeks?  Hit us up in the comments!

New Member Monday

Keywords: battle reports, 40k, video explosion!

Geek in the Basement
Keywords: painting, terrain, zombie, apocalyptic, miniatures, Warhammer 40k, Car Wars, models, board games 

No essay, but here's a video that Four Horsemen found:

Rad!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

[Musings of a Game Store Xeno]


Hey folks, SinSynn here.

The lovely, luminous Loquacious is doin' the gamestore thing at a Hobby Convention somewhere, which means I'll be filling in today.
Uh...yeah. Sorry 'bout that.
But hey, when Lo' and theDude come back, I'm sure they'll have lotsa cool pics and whatnot, so there's that to look forward to...
In the meantime, let's hang out a bit, shall we?
We'll talk about our guilty pleasure.

The Game Store.

*This came up in Google image search for 'guilty pleasure.' Iz funnie.*