Sunday, 23 October 2011

Opinion Piece: Competitive Play - Round Peg Meets Square Hole

And it's that time of arbitrary time unit again, when the stars align just so, and Incarias feels he needs to write something about Competitive play.

This time, though, I am going to look at the very core of my arguments against the notion. Why - exactly - does it bug me that the Competitive crowd is growing in influence? Why can I not just sit back and watch as one aspect of my hobby grows?

Put simply: wargaming isn't suited for true competition.

Friday, 21 October 2011

Hobby: Broadening Your Horizons

This'll be one of my relatively rare hobby posts. Why are they rare? 'Cause I'm kinda crap.

Today's post will not be a tutorial. It will not deal with a specific technique. There are people much better suited for that kind of article than Mediocre Me. It will, instead, deal with a wide, sweeping principle that I have just recently discovered.

Yeah, truly groundbreaking this is.

Not something I should have realized ages ago.

Changing game systems is good for your hobby skills.

Saturday, 15 October 2011

WarmaHordes: I Hate Cygnar!

This is a rantette (patent pending).

Don't consider it serious.

But I do hate Cygnar

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Opinion Piece: What the Hobby Is to Me

I did a post a while back about non-Competitive play, that got some attention.

It shook me up a bit, to be honest. I've had a bit of trouble actually setting pen to paper (so to speak) since. Call it writer's block. So I figured I'd deal with something that lies at the very foundation of this blog, and my hobby on the whole.

This is a post - insert drum roll and dramatic thunder - what the Hobby (yes, capital 'H') is to me.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

WarmaHordes: The bandwagon trundles on - Focus versus Fury

And it's that time again.

Unless you've tried it yourself, you've no idea how much of a motivation it is to actually get some traffic.

Which is why I write this now; I was expecting to wait at least till the weekend.

The third instalment of my look into the world of WarmaHordes will deal with the only truly fundamental difference between Warmachine and Hordes, the Fury/Focus mechanic.

Monday, 3 October 2011

WarmaHordes: The bandwagon trundles on - further gameplay

So, my first real post since I joined the House of Paincakes.

No pressure.

I've just had more hits in the last few hours than in the month before it.

Assuming anyone who's still around found something I've written before at least somewhat entertaining and/or informative, I'll just keep going.

And on that theme, here's more observations on the actual game WarmaHordes.

The House of Paincakes


Maybe the big logo tipped you off.

Maybe you're not one of the disappearingly small number of people who already knew my blog existed.

Either way, I think you might have been tipped off.

I sent in an application to join the esteemed network the International House of Paincakes yesterday. Lauby responded today. Apparently, my half-wit ramblings were good enough to qualify.

Maybe now I'll start getting some traffic.

Like, maybe even two visits a day.

Which would be more than I ever expected, to be honest.

Ah, well, that's all I've actually got for now.

Ciao (in my best Eddie Izzard impression).

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Opinion Piece: A Letter

This one's been a while in coming. I thought I'd do it more seriously, but last night I had a whimsy, and this is what came out of it.

Consider this something like an open letter.