Funny Things

Saturday, March 24, 2012

The Von Show #15 - The Non Show

Nobody wants to see my hangover face, do they? No? Good.

This week, I want to talk about hacking.

 No, not like that, you nar-nar. I mean hacking games.

Closer... warmer... but not quite cooking yet. Let me back up and explain a bit.

Friday, March 23, 2012

The Weekly Top X- SinSynn vs. Laundry Girl

High atop the tallest building in sight, a lurking figure peers over the ledge and into the night.

The figure converses with itself, sometimes raising it's voice to a yell, other times a low, babbling mutter pours continuously from it's vocal orifice.

There seems to be an argument taking place within it's head. There's some foul words directed at a Hamster, but there appears to be no actual Hamster anywhere in the vicinity.

The argument reaches a crescendo....


The figure cackles in evil glee, and assumes his coolest bad guy pose.
“The only being in the universe that could stop me now is-”

A tremendous flash of light blazes from the sky, crashing down upon the roof with an earth-shattering kaboom.

The lurker picks itself up, coughing. As the dust settles, a shining figure is revealed before him.

The silhouette of a Terran female, a cape flowing gracefully off of her shoulders.
So...Springtime fresh.

The small, twisted lurker knows this can only mean one thing....He points an angry, multi-knuckled digit at the new arrival.


Thursday, March 22, 2012

Gaming on a Budget Spare Parts Month- Ogre BSB part 1

Before we begin, don't forget that in 2 weeks I will be highlighting your -dear readers- creations made from spare parts.  Send an e-mail with "spare parts month" in the subject line to me at  Be sure to include some pictures of your work and a link to your own site (if you have one) and anything else you might find to be pertinent information.

Well, now that that's out of the way, it's time to fix a glaring hole in the WFB Ogre Kingdoms model line.  There is no battle standard bearer.  Yeah, I know, ludicrous that there's no model for an absolutely essential addition to any army, but here we are.

To remedy this situation, I'm going to be converting one using nothing but spare parts.  Now, you'll probably see me use a bunch of tools that may be moderately expensive and bash together parts of several not too cheap kits.  Then you'll be all like 'hey, what the shit happened to the budget part.'  Well it's still there, I assure you.  As I've mentioned before, I don't mind spending money on quality tools that have many uses and are built to last- this is a sound investment- and part of my "budget" approach to this is selecting essential tools that are a good value.  Now as for the kits- well, if you're playing an army, you have to get a bunch of kits.  Being smart and figuring out how to game the system and stretch what you get in those boxes.... well that's budget friendly.  Honestly, the only cost to me for this whole project will be $.50 worth of plastic rod and a bottle of wine that I would have drunk anyway.

To start out, you'll need an Ironblaster/Scraplauncher kit:

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Path to Victory is Paved With Hobo Corpses

The best laid schemes of mice and men, go often awry
-Robert Burns

Lil' story...
At the final Version 2 FoW Tournament I attended, I missed placing in the top three because of a failed bog test.

As the two hour mark approached, and the TO announced '15 minutes remaining,' I left one of my Tiger tanks guarding the approach to my objectives, along with a somewhat battered Engineer platoon. The Tiger platoon leader and a teammate made a mad dash for an unguarded enemy objective.
The enemy was a Russian Mech list, which spent the majority of our game pushing the west flank. The eastern side of the board was empty, with the exception of the single Grenadier platoon I had protecting my own objective on that side of the table.
They were chillin,' drinking coffee and Schnapps, observing the fireworks from the comfort of a wooded grove.
The enemy east objective looked awful tempting, since the mission was Free-For-All. I suspected my opponent would play for the draw when he realized he wasn't going to take the west flank, so I went for it.
All I had to do was cut through a lil' patch o' woods.

*Friggin' potholes*

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

FoW Supplemental: Tactical Sticky Spots

Hey folks, SinSynn here.

Something that's made me pretty happy of late is seeing some of my favorite bloggers take up Flames of War.
The guys from the Back 40k, Stelek from Yes the Truth Hurts, and my buddy Purgatus from Best Overall have all grabbed some models and a free mini-rulebook and, like myself, are writing stuffs about it.
It's nice to see the conversation leap off the FoW forums and out here, where semi-interested people might get lured in...
...and trapped.
Heh. One of ussss....One of ussss...

*Now go buy tankie-tanks!*

Monday, March 19, 2012

New Member Monday - Do You Know Where Your Lauby is?

Hey cats and kittens - or Dawgs, if you're not a cat person.  Sorry for the extreme delay for today's post, but I just absolutely had to watch an entire season of Archer last night and the lack of sleep threw my whole day off. Well... that and the dental work.

Not that kind of... sigh.  You jackass

But never mind all THAT.  We have some new members today!

New Member Monday

The Neverness Hobby Chronicle
Keywords: Warhammer, 40,000, Warhammer, Black Library Fiction, Warhammer /wh40K roleplaying systems, and White Dwarf rants.

Field Factory
Keywords: Scenic bases, commerce, España

No essay today, since both of our new pals have better things to do.  So instead of my usual internet treasure, let's play a game together.  In the comments, let us know which SINGLE HoP member blog's name sounds the most  like some sort of sexual euphemism. It's also OK to point out which blogs have titles that are actual euphemisms as well.... Brent.

I've got my own idea, but I wont spoil it.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

[Musings of a Game Store Owner] Connecting People with Games

Helping a customer find "just the right game" is one of my favorite things to do.

I highly enjoy finding new, interesting, challenging and fun games for my customers to try. I like it so much I extend it to friends over the internet, too. I've helped many a blogging buddy come into a game that thrills them and presses their "ooh shiny" button.