Friday, March 31, 2006

Blog Crisis and Adepticon '06

No, this is not a new series of events affecting the DC Comics universe. It's what I'm feeling about this blog.

But first, let me report on the action at Adepticon 2006. I can't say enough about what a great event this was. I have pictures, but they're still in the camera (disposable film camera). We played the Team tournament under the name Angelis De Morte. WE didn't do very well, but we had fun.

I'll write more about this event when I get the pictures developed. For now, I just want to say thanks to the organizers of this even for doing a great job. I also want to give a shout out to our opponents, the Untouchables, King of the Nerds, and G.R.O.G., for being such fun to play with.

As I mentioned in previous blog entries, my focus will be shifting to other projects while, unfortunately, my Thousand Sons get put on the back-burner. Expect a lot more about scenery building, especially Necromunda and City Fight terrain. You have been warned.

Monday, March 06, 2006

The Last Post Ever!

That's right, I'm not posting anymore articles about painting those malevolent automatons, the Thousand Sons. This is the last post ever!

Sorry, I just always wanted to create a scare like they do in the comics. You know, when they put something on the cover like, "Spiderman, hero no more." The cover picture will be a picture of Spiderman's costume in a garbage can with Peter Parker walking away in disgust. Of course all the readers buy it thinking that this will be in fact the last issue of Spiderman so they have to have it. Then on the last page Peter Parker changes his mind and decides that he wants to help people after all.
(Hopefully, I thoroughly scared all three of my readers.)

Seriously, though, I'm planning on changing the name of this blog sometime soon. The reason for this is that I have a lot of projects that I want to do that aren't related to my army of Thousand Sons. First, I'm sick of having to travel great distances to get a game in, so I'm hoping to build my own foldable/ portable gaming table to play in my own home. Also, with Medusa V Champaign and Cities of Death (a.k.a. Cityfight II) coming this summer I need to build a lot of urban terrain. Also, probably most exiting, I'm going to be playing in the Adepticon Team Tournament. My TSons aren't ready, so I'd like to spend some time touching up my Space Wolves.

It probably a little silly to have blog called "My Thousand Sons" and write about making terrain and painting Space Wolves.

Still, I haven't settled on a name. I want something that says, this is a blog about playing Warhammer 40K but doesn't take itself too seriously.

I am taking any suggestions.

Friday, March 03, 2006

Hooray for Me!

Several months ago, I won second place in a writing contest over at the Specialist Games website. It was a contest to design a settlement in the Underhive of Necromunda. You can read my entry here.

Anyway, fast forward to this week, I finally got my prize in the mail! I won a blister of miniatures of my choice, so I picked some Space Marine ships for Battle Fleet Gothic. They arrived with the above note, signed by Andy Hall of Specialist games.

Girlfriend Update--

While Clare did survive the trip to Hobby Town alive, she was touched inappropriately by the cashier! See the comments on this post. I guess the next time I'm in Oak Park, I'm going to have to kick someone's ass!

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Best Girlfriend Ever!

My girlfriend recently quit her job, and was looking for something to get her out of the house today. Last night she asked me, "Don't you have any pointless errands to send me on?"

To which I replied, "Why, as a matter of fact I do!" I didn't think she'd actually be willing to go to the game store to pick up copies of White Dwarf and pots of paint. To my delight, she easily agreed. This morning I wrote a list of paints that I needed and headed off to work with the lunch she had packed for me.

Very few women are willing to subject themselves to the greasy, pimpled horror that is a game shore. Many who do venture into these dark realms report being treated like mutants, heretics, or dumbasses

She called me a short while ago to let me know she survived the ordeal unscathed. Her biggest complaint was that the guy working the place kept calling her "Ma'am." She figured that was just indicative of a guy who doesn't have much contact with women.

Anyway, I'm just glad that I have a girlfriend that knows what an apologetic geek I am and still loves me for it.