Giving your unpainted armies a ray of hope.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Games Workshop & the Silly Knee-Jerk Reaction

For those who haven't been part of the recent internet uproar, a few news and rumor websites that deal with GW content have been removed or flagged for copyright including, Faeit 212/Natfka, and ChillingEffects. I'd like to shed what information I've found so far, and my thoughts on how GW and their fans handle situations like this.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Quality vs Quantity

When it comes to gaming, I have always had the tongue-in-cheek version of A.D. D. When I was younger I was more focused in my gaming and would take 1 aspect of a game and run it in to the ground. In middle school I was really in to wrestling video games, and I would pick one character and play him nonstop. The same was true of Mortal Kombat, Pokemon TCG, YuGiOh... if something gave me numerous options, I would pick my favorite and stick to it no matter what.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Playing to Win - Intro

I decided to start discussing David Sirlin's book Playing to Win slowly, because he starts off with some pretty big ideas in the first few chapters. I also tend to get a bit wordy and didn't want to overwhelm you all with 15 pages of my thoughts.

Each chapter is a very easy read, and I really recommend the book for anyone wanting to challenge their play style. I will always include a link to the relevant chapter so that you can follow along and read it for yourself. With that being said, let's get in to the meat of today's post!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

New Series Announcement - PTW

A few weeks ago I did a series of articles discussing Win At All Costs players (type "WAAC" in to my blog's search bar to find them). At the end of it I hinted at a new series based off of David Sirlin's book Playing to Win. This week I will be starting that series, so I want to take a moment and let you all know what to expect.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Saturday, April 20, 2013

My Top 10 - PS3 Exclusives I Want to Play

With my buddy Chris subtly brainwashing me in to buying a PS3, not to mention the fact that there's Microsoft seems dead set on performing seppuku with their next console, I've started thinking about all those times I read through Game Informer and got excited by a game, only to look at the sidebar and realized it's for PS3 only. So here it is, the top 10 PS3 exclusives I want to play once the brainwashing is complete.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Rest Time Reviews: Tomb Raider

Rest Time Reviews is a series about games for those with limited time to play games. Rather than placing an emphasis on a game's graphics or controls, I focus on whether or not a game is literally a waste of time. This time we'll be looking at Tomb Raider.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Countdown to Cyriss - Week 6

Today we get to look at Cyriss's other living warcaster, Aurora. Alongside her Clockwork Angels, I think this is one of the reasons people will want to play Cyriss.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Mountain King, Smash!

Sometimes there's a model so awesome that it simply must be painted. I've felt that way about a few models, but there's one that has been at the top of my "to paint" list since it was first revealed.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Promising Kickstarter and a Question

Secret Weapon Miniatures has a really neat Kickstarter going on right now. Follow the link here to see their video showcasing their idea.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Today On Dr. Phil...

April is always a bummer month for me. But I'm feeling really good today, so I feel like counting my geeky blessings.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Countdown to Cyriss: Week 5

This week we get to take a look at some models whose names will be nigh impossible to remember: the Optifex Directive and the Algorithmic Dispersion Optifex.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

What's Been Learned Cannot Be Unlearned

Sometimes learning new painting techniques can be awesome because it helps me grow as a painter. And then there are the times where it drives me nuts because I feel dirty for painting any other way.

Monday, April 8, 2013

One of Us! (Gooble Gobble)

After 3 months and 8 days of posting, I've shared a lot of opinions. Some have been popular, others not so much. Now it's your turn!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Monday, April 1, 2013

So Long, Bad Game!

There's been talk in my gaming group about dropping Games Workshop (GW) in favor of Privateer Press (PP). Initially I was all for the idea, but after some thinking I fear I'll have to change my mind.