Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Thaco is Wacko (If you're a teen)

Dungeons with a small order of Dragons

Over the last 3 months I've been playing a large number of RPG's with ye olde gaming group. Dark Ages Vampire, AD&D (2ed), Rifts, Pathfinder, Deathwatch and more... And I 've noticed something... peculiar. Published modules, barring those from an earlier age of D&D (namely AD&D and many OD&D/1st edition), are not roleplay friendly. Don't get me wrong, they are fun (mostly...), but they are NOT built for players who want to decide their fate.
With a few rare exceptions, modules published within the last 15-odd years tend to be closed-ended and written with specific player interactions in mind. The games have a story that the players follow, step-by-step, like an animal following a carrot on a stick.

Thursday, 20 June 2013

336 hours in...

It’s week two of my 90 day challenge and I can’t believe of the changes and challenges that have happened in just a 14 day period.  So far I’m really enjoying the majority of them but others not so much. I intend to follow the course and see where this ship leads….

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Sedition Wars!!


  Today has been a very good day. Today, the start of my Sedition Wars Kickstarter items arrived (better late than never!). I also had an awesome steak for dinner, but that's beside the point. This has taken a bit to get to me, and I have been waiting with baited breath ever since the kickstarter ended. Alas none of the additions have made their way out yet, so I must make due without all of the awesome extras I paid for (Exo-suit, Carapace Armour Kara, The FIREFLY CREW, Riddick, that dude from Dead space, Ripley & Newt & Vasquez, That chick from Battlestar Galactica, et all~). Thus I shall show you all the magic that is the main boxed set along with a few of the initial shipment extras I recieved and let you all see what an impressive product this is.

 Note: This is going to be a long post.


AAAAAAnnyways, Join me now as I unbox this awesome new game!


Thursday, 13 June 2013

Week one

Week One...

It’s time for my first week with my weekly goals, so how did I do?  For the most part not too badly, minor injuries and a sick girlfriend (the things we do for love) slowed things slightly.  Let’s get down the brass tacks shall we?

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Zzap! Zzap!

(re)Lock and (re)Load

Yep, I've weighed and measured my many options since I moved on from this game, and have decided, once again, to take up the mantle of the bird-men! This time though, I'm going the voltaic way of lightning instead of the muddy entrenched ways of the soldier. Not for me, any more, the way of mud and blood, but the ways of SCIENCE!!! Also I really like yelling out LIGHTNING BOLT! and GOD LAZERS!!  NEEM! NEEEeeeeMMMM!!! while I play the game... but I digress...

Thusly I have decided to saddle up alongside Nemo and his cohorts to bring the lightning (and the rain?). Which brings me to the reasons for this (and the many, many, many, follow-up) articles. I'm going to document my progress and I slowly tippy-toe back into the world of WarmaHordes. But unlike the dozens and hundreds of other "watch me do this thing" blogs out there, I plan on taking my first man-steps with some help from you, the audience.

Thursday, 6 June 2013

A New Challenger has entered the Arena!

90-day Challenge

G’day all,

My name is Aaron (but most call me Webbie), and I'm joining the roll of the dice community. I started off in the hobby back in the early 90’s back when a friend and I went to the local game club meeting and I rolled my first dice playing a certain “space corridor” game and I have been hooked ever since.  More than a decade later it’s turned into an addiction, with product still sitting in wrapped boxes and collecting dust.

If I managed to keep your attention thus far then I’ll let you know why I’m writing this article. Recently my gf and I had a conversation about the amount of “stuff” I have sitting in boxes and not being used, she got me thinking about other things. Things like the collections of unopened minis, the hundreds of paints that haven’t been used, the games still in boxes that aren’t being played and so on. This has lead me to come to a realization that I’m hoping being a writer to this awesome little blog might accomplish and settle a point with my better half. So over the next 90 days I’m going to set a goal in three different categories: 
  1. painting
  2. gaming
  3. health.

Tuesday, 4 June 2013


Looking back

First and foremost. An apology.
For those of you who check in diligently each week, two to three times a week to check for updates: I'm sorry there have been no updates. There are a myriad of reasons why, but, if I'm trying to be professional about all this, none of them really count. Therefor, again, I apologize.

Secondly, I shall impart the reasons for my absence, though they are myriad:
A: Health- I've been sick, which in addition to past injuries (The reason I lived so far from humanity for the past year and a bit), meant I was spending a surprising amount of time in and out of doctors offices and hospitals.
B: I found I was slipping into something I greatly hate: A pedantic complainer about something I love, the hobby, due to the actions of a certain games company. I was embittered by what they had done and that was leaking into how I was writing. Why does that mean? It means I was not writing about the hobby so much and writing around the hobby. Honestly I was pulling a Stelek, which, while I find it's very useful and contributes to the hobby, it's not how I want to contribute to the hobby.
C: A lack of Audience participation- Honestly, This Blog has never had much of a comments section. Every once in a while someone would drop into the comments section to complain about how something I or Richard had typed was wrong, and blah blah BLAH, but, other than the trolls who can't help themselves (sad...sad...sad...) there was never any participation from the greater world despite hitting over 100,000 views.  I crave interaction. That's why I started this blog. Not to add another voice to the internet (there are already far too many), but to add to, and hopefully partake in, the amazing discussion and interactions that the internet has shown me it's capable of. The back and forth, the intelligent conversations about the hobby that one can only find online. By not getting that, I found my interest waning in the blog... And with the incredible surge of NOTHING I received for the contest, That kind of sealed my opinion and disinterest.
D: A general Malaise about the hobby- This was most definitely the most contributing factor to the lack of posts. I was focusing on what pissed me off (Games Workshops continued decent into madness and bullshittery) instead of what made me happy (Everything else!). And this really stemmed from something that, I admit, took my girlfriends opinions to bring to light.

I felt betrayed.

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