BoLSCon - er, sorry: WarGames Con...First Thoughts

This is Brent; I'm back, baby!

First of all, big thanks to my Indentured Servant, Herr Fernseher.  I think he did a bang-up job running my event coverage.  For those who care, I want to point out I didn't edit his content nor would I go back later to adjust it.  I don't believe in moderating someone's voice.  Certainly he covered it in a different way than I would have but that's what I loved about it.  I have literally hundreds of great photos he took, not to mention all my battle report photos... I hope you guys won't get tired of hearing about this event over the next month, 'cause that's going to happen.

CliffNotes: A quick review of the events and the people.

So, here's what I have to say about the 40K Wrecking Crew...
...I met Kenny, Mike, and of course Steve.

That's WCKenny, *I'm not sure what Mike's nic is*, and Black Blowfly.

They are absolutely chill people.  I couldn't have been more surprised at how cool these guys were.  They knew their game, were top-flight opponents, and were incredibly good sports.

I've had some negative things to say in the past about this club, but now I realize how much my opinion was colored by the one bad experience I had playing a member at an RTT years ago (that dude was a douche; I wish I could remember his name).  In fact, now I'm wondering if that guy was WC at all, since he was the polar opposite of Kenny, Mike, and Steve.  These guys represented what the hobby is about, and I couldn't have been happier to meet them.

I think I was most surprised at Steve.  I saw him at Hard Boyz Chicago in 2009, but that doesn't mean I got to know him.  When we'd meet at the event this last weekend, he'd grin and rattle off his, "Hey Buddy!" and he was so genuine that I couldn't help but laugh.  What a character!

I'll let it go here, because I'm taking notes on an article I want to write about Clubs in 40K.  Got to save some content, huh?

Doh!  Ran out of time.  More later - Brent


Black Blow Fly said...

Brent you really gave Kenny a run for the money that first game. I had to cast some of my daemonic aura on Kenny's skull dice to heat them back up... otherwise I think you would have chumped him 1st round.

Very impressive.


Brent said...

Kenny is a champ. I really thought I had him, but he never lost heart and fought until the end.

We drew, literally! We turned in the same points.

Awesome game.

Black Blow Fly said...

That game showed me that you are a for real Gamer. Your daemonic army hits like a lead pipe 4 sho !


Herr Fernseher said...

B is in this picture, but is Not B? Can you point to B? Or to Not B, I don't care which. To point to B or to Not B, that is the question. When the wind is southerly I know a hawk from a handsaw...

Brent said...

Is Not Brent here? I don't see him either.

Allen said...

I had a great game against you Brent. I hope we can get in a rematch next year when your dice decide to allow you to make a save before turn 3.

So great to see the wrecking crew getting some good press. I get the opportunity to play against some of them once or twice a year in the Denver cons and they always give me a great game!

Also, I love seeing pictures of my Raider up here!

Brent said...

Allen: make sure to stop by and check out the battle report - it should be a good one!

I'll be sure to get to ours next week.


NotBrent said...

I can be hard to find because I am just a figment of Brent's imagination used to get people to read his blog.

Fleahost said...

FTW! Shiner Bock on tap..that's how I choose my hotels.

Brent said...

Fleahost: Ha! You saw that somewhere, I take it...

Fleahost said...

It's part of the interview you gave on the BOLS website!

(A new favorite!) Anon: I haven’t even bothered playing a game of 6th yet, cause I have read the rules, and actually understand how they interact with units. I know my armies no longer function how they should, and so I need to change them.

Strictly Average: 'cause 6-inches is all you get.

Stalking Jawaballs since 2009.

Jawaballs: "My butt just tightened up."

Brent, preferred 2-to-1 over Not Brent in a recent, scientific poll.

Brent: emptied the Kool Aid and DRINKING YOUR MILKSHAKE with an extra-long straw.

Unicorns don't exist.

Home of the Stormbuster, the Dyson Pattern Storm Raven.

I'm a comment whore and this whore is getting no play.

Not Brent hurts Brent's feelings.

I think, therefore I blog.

"You should stop writing for everyone else and worry about your crappy blog." - Anon.

Not Brent has been spotted lurking around with a green marker.

He's not like a bad guy from a cartoon, all devious but never quite evil, Not Brent is bad beans, man, bad beans.

Dethtron: "Again I feel obliged to remind you that trying to sound smart only works if you are."

MVB: "I am not one to join the unwashed masses of self-titled 40k experts out there distributing advice from their blogs about exactly how your list should be built..."

Shiner Bock on tap: that's how I choose hotels.

Strictly Average: The Home of Hugs and Gropings.

Don't feed the trolls!

MoD: "Welcome to Brent's head."

Competitive is Consistent.

Dethtron: "...you could use that extra time to figure out a way to get your panties unbunched and perform a sandectomy on your vagina."

Dethtron: “When calling someone an idiot, it's generally best to avoid making grammatical mistakes.”

Warboss Stalin: "You know, if it actually WAS funny, maybe I wouldn't mind."

Mike Brandt: "It's not a successful bachelor party if you don't misplace someone".

"The Master Manipulator (every store needs one): "...now, enough stroking."

Kirby: "I don't know about gropings. Seriously, Brent, keep it in the pants, please."

Loquacious: "No matter how hard I tried, I couldn't get Hugs & Gropings or Stalks Jawaballs into Brent's little tribute."

Captain Kellen: "I rate this article a Brent on the Faith Hill to Nancy Pelosi scale!"

Drathmere: "Come for the balls, stay for the Brent? Kind of disturbing, man."

Go no further, lest thee see something thine eyes would fain look past!

Isabelle: "So, thank you for supporting your local and not so local unicorns. A noble gesture like that can show some scared kids out there that they don't have to hide from everyone and it's ok to be who they really are."

There is nothing more interesting than We The People... in all our beautiful, ugly glory!

On Internet Advice: You see, I have an almost religious belief that's it's a huge, colossal waste of time.

...I think I'll call it the Gun Shy Pattern Stormbuster, because after the Internet destroyed my first humble effort, I find I'm a bit worried about the reaction to this one.

Lauby: "Is it left over from that time you thought that you could just complete step one 12 times to meet the mandates of that court order?"

Not Brent: "I guess we'll have to read on and find out. Signed, Not Brent. Especially today."

Cynthia Davis: "I think the scrolling text is from Glen Beck's new book."

Grimaldi: "Spamming certain units creates interesting possibilities but also fatal weaknesses."

Purgatus: "Math can inform decisions. It cannot make decisions."

Thoughts? Comments? Hugs and gropings?

You'd be that much quicker to figure out what I mean when I refer to a Unicorn if I covered it in a rainbow flag.

SinSynn: (To Brent) "Curse you and your insidious influence on the internets..."

Dave G (N++): "You know you're an internet celebrity when your following is more akin to tabloids."

I prefer the term Internet Personality (or IP) myself, seeing as how I coined it.

Lauby: "Your attempt to humanize him as failed. I feel nothing but scorn for his beard - it's like a warcrime or something."

BBF: "I've always thought you are a good player but I finally figured out that you are a great player. It's hard to see sometimes because your personality is engaging, sincere and quite charming - to me that is kind of a rare combination."

'Clearly cheating?' I didn't misspeak: you jumped to conclusions. If you'd like to apologize I'll be happy to send you an autographed picture of my ass.


I thought I was doing alright before I realized I was losing.

Age and treachery beats youth and vigor every time.

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