July 25, 2011

My First Tourney: Post-Game

If My Opponents Looked Like This It Would Have Been A Better Day...

So my first tourney has come and gone and I have to admit it wasn't that bad. I went in expecting last place and beat my own assumption in a pretty big way. My opponents ranged from WAAC to "quirky" to laid back to really cool. As a recap from my first post, this tournament had an 842 point cap on 4x4 tables with each table having its own "theme" that changed up the rules from crazy stuff to boring as hell. As an example there was an ice-planet table where you could slip and slide on in the movement phase. I don't know the details on that one as I wasn't lucky enough to play on it, but Eric can probably post a comment on it below. Anywho, I'm rambling, so let's get to it! Five short battle reports after the jump.

July 23, 2011

Shout Out: Last Day For HoA Raffle Entries!

First thing's first. If you haven't heard of Heroes of Armageddon, then you been living underneath a solidified mineral composite. If you don't know what HoA is, head on over to the link here and read all about it, and quickly! The opportunity to win this, or this, or this, or even this is running out! Each army comes with custom dice, custom markers, custom game-templates and more! With every donation made for the raffle also goes to Doctors Without Borders charity. You can win stuff and help out a great cause, what's not to love? So, seriously, I have to ask...Why are you still here reading this post? Why aren't you donating? Why aren't you drooling over these armies?

Get to it!

July 22, 2011

My First Tourney, The Lantz McDonald Story

Friends have a way of persuading us outside of our comfort zone, we all know this to be true. I'll be honest, I'm sometimes swayed easily, especially if a good idea catches me off guard. However, through and through I thought I would never participate in a 40k tournament. It's just not my style, winning isn't a big deal for me in general and playing a game of any kind against someone who is WAAC makes for a less than entertaining day for someone like myself. I love playing 40k with friends in a happy-go-mom-jokes environment. It's easy, it's fun and it costs less than a prostitute up until the latest GW price hike. But, here I am, three years into my 40k journey preparing for a tourney.. After attending some tournaments for cheering on friends I have to admit it doesn't seem as obnoxious as I thought it was. My expectations typically do have a way of superseding any real-world situations, and I'm hoping this is one of those instances. The tournament is tomorrow and I'm almost prepped and ready to go, so what did I do to prepare for this and what are my expectations? More after the jump.

July 7, 2011

Shout Out: Mr. Lemon Tres

Hello again. Posts have been scarce lately, and for that I apologize. It's summer time, and with that comes busy schedules of pool parties, outdoor recreation, boating, BBQs and puking your guts out from food poisoning via said BBQs. With all of this going on, I've barely had time to work on anything tabletop related and I'm currently down to one game of 40k a week. Sad, I know. I'm chalking this all up to being busy, but I'll be honest, a fair portion is from being easily distracted by shiny things. Fortunately for me, Mr. Lemon is still at it and is immune to the distraction of shiny things! Below are some peeks at his work on my AdMech as of late.

July 2, 2011

Shout Out: Fame? Fortune? Green Stuff? MWC

Ah, summer time. Swimming pools, barbeques, watermelons and more importantly, tabletop contests. And even more important than that, short skirts. But we'll focus on the contest thing for now. MWC, for which I am a writer, is starting up a monthly conversion contest with some pretty great prizes on top of getting some fame around the web. Check out all the details here and get those exacto-knives sharpened!

Good luck!