Funny Things

Saturday, November 24, 2012

[Games Anatomy] The Politically Correct RPG, Part II - Novarium

Von and Hark are spending a couple of weeks looking at politically correct RPGs. Last week's effort, Blue Rose by Green Ronin was a bit too heavy on the wishful thinking for their liking; this week, their gaze turns onto Chubby Funster's Novarium.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Olde Weird: Whatever happened to cardboard?

Hi all,

I'm back once again pondering the olden days of gaming. Over the last week, I've had the opportunity to re-visit some of the older games (namely Epic Space Marine and 40K 2nd Ed), and I've realised something- where once we were surrounded by cardboard as players, now it's all gone away!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

[Musings of a Game Store Owner] GGP: Kickin' It

I am interested in learning to ride a motorcycle. My local university offers a free rider's class that teaches you to ride, and if you pass the class, you can get your Class M license without having to take the test at the dreaded DMV. Several of my friends have taken the class and were offering me various bits of advice in the case that I take the class. Apparently they teach you on small bikes, and some of them are tricky to get started. A buddy of mine was saying that on these little bikes, it is totally ok to STOMP on the gas to get going.

That same idea is behind Kickstarter.
Can't get started? Need a little help? Kickstarter is the answer for many folks.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Cornucopia of Blogs: Los Potros Grande

Hey folks and welcome to a holiday week here at the House of Paincakes!

This week we celebrate Thanksgiving (or Turkey Day, if you will) on Thursday here in the states.  It had something to do with the bandy legged puritans who got this whole American ball rolling and whose fiercely weird religiosity still fuels most of our bad governmental policy decisions to this day.

 Traditionally, Thanksgiving entails lots of traveling to be with family, togetherness, good times and the cooking of birds that aren't all that tasty (and are more than a little dry).  In any case, this week may be a bit off in the scheduling department.  I'm not saying that it WILL be odd.  Just that it could.  On account of all the Tryptophan.  It's pretty rad.


New Member Monday

The Aspiring Ressurectionist
Keywords: Malifaux, Ressurectionist, Australia

Atomic Warlords
Keywords: Warhammer 40K, brevity

Kevin's Painting Fix
Keywords: 40k, additional brevity

Tempest's 40k Bunker
Keywords:  40k, even more brevity (seriously people, KEYWORDS!)

Sunday, November 18, 2012

So I'm Playing 40k Again -_-

"So this is it, friend?
You're here to win, then..."
  - Sleigh Bells, from Rill Rill

So there I am deploying my stuffs, when he starts with his nonsense...
'Are you sure that's where you wanna put that?'
'Wadda you mean?' I reply casually, but my eyes are frantically darting around the tabletop attempting to find fault with my placement.
'This looks good to me, actually,' I state cautiously, 'Why, wadda you think? It's not good? I've got cover, good lanes of fire....Wadda you sayin'?'
He shrugs, lookin' all smug and whatnot.
'Look, man, I'm not sayin' nuthin.' All I'm doin' is asking you if yer sure that's where yer gonna put that unit. That's all.'
'Yeah, but the way you said made it sound like I was making a I making a mistake?'

Sigh- despite the fact that this lil' ritual of ours inevitably plays out like 'Charlie Brown and Lucy with the football' (with me being Charlie Brown, naturally), here I am falling for it a dumbass...

Now comes the laugh...his evil,  stupid laugh ...'Hurr-hurr-hurr'

'Why would I tell you that? What possible purpose would that serve? How would that benefit me? In what way?'
'It would help with your karma, you friggin' jerk, to maybe help a brother out once in a while. It would help us to have a better game, if we maybe played in a friendlier manner.'
'What better game? What are you babbling about? I wanna crush you. Same as you wanna crush me, pal.'
I stare at him for a moment ...
'...Yeah, yer right about that...'

Have I mentioned that I hate my buddy, the Ultimate Rival?

*Yeah, that's him*