Comments Come Lately: Video vs Traditional Gaming

This thread pretty much sums up what would be my response to the overwhelming consensus on yesterday's Terrible Tuesday article on Video vs Traditional Gaming in wargaming.

Thoughts and comments and hugs and gropings and stuff?


400 Followers! Almost!

(Would someone just take pity and click the darn button to the right? You don't even have to read this blog! I'm just sick of waiting for '400' to roll over.)

 (Until then, here are some pictures for your viewing pleasure. These are the objective markers from last year's tournament season. I'm currently working on this year's crop.)


Adepticon 1850 List, Necrons

With less than two months to go, Adepticon is the next big event on my tournament horizon.  Currently, I'm not planning on playing in the Championship rounds, since I'm scheduled to participate with Jon, Nick, and Goat in the Team Tournament.

Last year three days in a row of a brutal schedule was enough to wipe me out.  By the finals on Sunday I was beat.

That said, I might find it hard to resist if I get there and the opportunity presents itself.  Currently I'm planning on taking Necrons, both for off games and the possibility of playing in the tournament.

So, 1850 'Crons, take one:


Can Daemons Be Updated for 2012??

I guess I'll file this under Afternoon Quickies; it's not going to have much more than the army lists, today.

Recap Tournament:  Good time.

Game One = Buy...  I was at my nephew's baptism so missed Round One.  The MM(esno) held a spot for the afternoon.  

Game Two = Win over Necrons...  Poor Client Pimp in Question!  Our local addict was crawling out of his skin after missing Round One to a buy!  He needed the win to have a solid chance at first, but the Daemons stole it away in the later turns of the game.

Game Three = Loss to Vulcan Marines, er, Salamanders...  Everybody's Brother From Another Mother Big Whit played the best 40K I've seen him play.  Real solid game and a very nice tweak on his former offering.

Game Four = Massacred by the Dark Eldar...  Think Custer without all that mercy stuff.  Little Barrera went on to win the tournament, and Big Whit took second. 


Daemons! 2K Tournament List! Hurrah!

The Master Manipulator (every store needs one) is hosting a 2K tournament today.  It's going to be a smallish affair, since it was wasn't really advertised outside of town, and yours truly was planning on bringing his Necrons.

That is, until the Client Pimp in Question acquired his new Necron army from Everbody's Brother From Another Mother Big Whit.

Who traded off his only painted army..?  Not sure I understand that one Whit, but I do look forward to you finishing your Guard army.  (Also, I gather the 'Crons weren't performing the way he wanted them to - sometimes a book just isn't a good fit.)

Anyway, as always happens when someone even thinks of divesting themselves of an army, the Client Pimp in Question whips off his magic Helmet of Mind Control and teleports to the wherever he needs to be to make a trade.


Ones Happen

I have bad luck I do...

...except the Master Manipulator (every store needs one) pointed out this was a To Hit roll - I was saving like a beast.

And it was probably my only bad roll... but still.

That's just jealousy talking!  Yeah!




Necron on Necron Hate Crime

I'm still in the test phase of developing my Necron army... but I'm not just sitting around reading the book on the toilet - though I'm doing a bit of that...

...or even playtesting variations of the army - thought I'm doing a bit of that...

...or even reading blogs online to see where others are taking their ideas... though I'm doing a bit of that, too.

More than all that, I've been getting a chance to play Tinfoil Hat Tim, the man formerly known as a number.  And before that, Farseer Tim.  And before that, Tim.

And before that, Little Timmy then Baby Timmy - they get the idea.  Move on.

Ya see, I don't have to try out stuff he's already trying.  I'll just see how it performs for him.  To that end, me and THT threw down twice this weekend.  (Also, I played the Mighty Mighty Carlos and the Master Manipulator (every store needs one) over the last week; I'll drop those battle reports here soon.)


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Comments Come Lately: Mr. Black!

Before we begin... yes, yes, I'm alive.  And no, that's not a picture of me.  While I have the muscles to pull this off (ahem), pink is definitely not my color.

But I support me some Unicorns!  Your Strictly Average Unicorn is much, much nicer than say, your Strictly Average Master Manipulator (every store needs one) or Evil Homer.

Anyway.  Expect the two aforementioned not-so-notables to say something clever.  Just remember, the dude in this picture could totally stomp your butt.

Then poke it.  He's got natural weapons.

Hoof, hoof, horn, for the Dungeons and Dragons geeks out there.

You all disgust me.  Just not as much as Brent does.

I emailed Big Red and asked him for the week off.  Normally if I'm tired - like I was on Monday - I'll push the Terrible Tuesday back a day, but this time I figured it was best to take the whole week.

(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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