Friday, August 26, 2011

Gamer wear: SF edition!

Good day!

First up we have an awesome Mmmmmmbison shirt from
He's never looked so tasty!
You can pre-order the shirt for $18.95 here!

And then over on threadless, there's an oldie but a goodie which is on sale for $10!

You can find it here!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Hero Battles!

Good day!

Hero battles is an idea we have been kicking around for a while.  Basically you take an independant character, beef him up as much as you see fit, and then battle your friends! It's like the pokemon of warhammer! ha ha!

My only hero
Without further ado, here are the rules we came up with!

Warhammer 40k Hero Battles
The 41st millennium is an age of war and carnage. During this time, countless battles have been fought and the tide of these battles have been turned by incredible individuals. This is an opportunity to see the Universe's finest heroes battle and see who is the mightiest of all!


Hero Selection:
1.      Any single model may be selected as long as it is not noted with Unique (or the equivalent)
2.      Any number of upgrades may be taken as long as it is legal in the appropriate and most current codex.
3.      No single wargear maybe be taken multiple times, unless it was specifically intended that way.
4.      No model may have an armor value.

The Game will be played on 4X4 table if there are less than 8 players, a 4X5 for 12 or less and 4X6 for greater than 12. The game will use standard scenery and all scenery should be identified and discussed before the game starts.

Turn Sequence:
Each round will consist of each player taking a turn. Effects that last 1 game turn will last an entire round, effects that last 1 player turn are not altered. At the start of each round, player turn order is established randomly! The simplest method is by putting a number in a hat for each player, then drawing from the hat at the start of each round.

Special Rules:

All units deploy on the table on the first turn.  Deep strike/daemonic assault/infiltrate are not allowed for this mission. 

You may shoot into any assault you are not involved in. Hits will be determined on a random model in the assault.

EX: If there are 2 models in the assault, roll a D6. On the result of 1, 2, or 3 model 1 is hit. On a 4, 5, or 6 model 2 is hit. Blasts and templates work as normal.

All models have the hit and run special rule

Victory Conditions:
While it is true the last man standing is the toughest; the Emperor, The Chaos Gods, or whoever the hell is important to you do not like cowards! Each kill will be worth 1 victory point(VPs).  The game continues until there is only one hero standing.
 - The person with the most VPs at the end of the game will be known as the Deadliest Man in the Universe (Which let's you re-roll 1 to wound roll in the next game)
 - The last man standing will be the Toughest Man in the Universe (Which let's you re-roll 1 save in the next game).
 - If the last man standing is also the person with most VPs he will be the Grand Champion of the Universe (Which let's you re-roll 1 to wound roll and 1 save in the next game) until this title is taken from him.
-  If the last models die simultaneously, the victor is determined by VPs.  If there is a VP tie at this point, the people tied roll off. Winner of that roll off is the Luckiest Man in the Universe. The Luckiest Man in the Universe can use his supreme powers of luck to reroll 1 dice roll in the next game.

And those are the rules!  We are gonna take this for a spin and post a report of it sometime next week. What killer combo can you think of?

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Crazy list idea: Mordrakwing!

Good day!

I have been thinking a bit about the special characters in the GK codex and it has come to my attention that there is no love for Grand Master Mordrak! I might have a bit too much GK on the brain, but I came up with what I think is a pretty interesting list using him as the focus.

He loves this stick like a fat kid loves cake. 
First off, his statline is decent enough. It is the same as a normal Grand master with one more wound and attack. That's a pretty good deal for 25 points more already!  He comes with all the standard GK wargear with a MC daemon hammer as his primary CC weapon. His special rules are where things get interesting, specifically First to the Fray. More on this after the jump.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Drunken Master: Wtf is a Dark Eldar?

Good Day!

Let me start this off by saying I don't play Dark Eldar.  I play against them fairly often and fellow blog author Ubershizza plays them pretty well.  But I don't play Dark Eldar.  I'm a Craftworld man until the day I die.
Alaitoc fo life!

That being said, I do play Grey Knights.  I was having a discussion with a buddy of mine from the FLGS who plays Dark Eldar and he was lamenting GKs ability to tear holes through their paper barges. That got me to thinking about Dark Eldar and what they could do to mitigate this.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Weekend Nosh: August 12

Hello! I am glad we have made it to another Friday. I love Friday, it is the day filled with hope for a great weekend. Here are a few things I suggest to make your weekend better:

Food: Chozo Mama - This is a Peruvian restaurant, with locations in Burbank and in Pasadena. The food is interesting, like a blend of Mexican and Asian cuisine. Nice and spicy with lots of flavor, try their fried Plantains as well. Excellent all around, though a bit pricey. Good news is, the portions are large.

Drink: Buffalo Trace Bourbon - Clocking in at around $20 for a 750ml bottle, this is the perfect middling bottle of bourbon. Definitely on par with Maker's Mark, if you like that, and around the same price. Buffalo Trace gets bonus points for being 90 proof. It has a smoothness to it that is sometimes hard to find in bourbon, I prefer mine made into a Manhattan, or a Murricane (see this link if you don't know about the Murricane), a sentimental favorite named after my favorite actor.

Movie: Broken Flowers - While on the subject of Bill Murray, I suggest one of his dramatic roles in this oddball drama. Murray is fantastic as the aging player Don Johnston ("with a T") on a mission to find out if he has an illegitimate son. As he weeds his way through his past lovers, he finds them to each be more unhappy with their life then the last. The movie is melancholy, but also silly and is a great watch if for no other reason the Bill's incredible talent. If you like him in any capacity, give it a shot.

Have a great weekend and stay classy San Diego.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

'Ard Boyz List and my thoughts on Orks at 2500

Let me start with a brief summary of what the hell I am talking about.

For those of you who don't know 'ard Boyz is the only GW sponsored event that can be sort of seen as a regional championship.

I use all these terms loosely, as the culminating event, "The Throne of Skulls" is not a super competitive event. The prizes for these events are very good though and they give you a very good idea of who is top dog in your area by the end of the second event.

Of course, being a competitive gamer, I am all in on the idea of busting heads and winning some booty as well.

More info after the break!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Drunken Master: Base contacts resin bases!

Good day!

Today I am going to take a look at some of the awesome products from our buddies over at Base contacts

Here are a couple of the bases I thought were cool and that I was hyped to paint. I got (clockwise from the top) A flying base, a Bike base, a regular sized base, and a Terminator sized base.

Post resin washing!
The painted pics and more after the jump!

Planet Hulk Anime on Playstation Network - Hulk Smash Whale Tail!

Hello Friends,

Here's a quick review on a great work of Anime, Planet Hulk!

All I can say about this film was GOOD TIMES! Earth's Illuminati (Iron Man, Black Bolt, Reed Richards, and Doctor Strange) banished hulk to a world with minimal life and lots of vegetation. Unfortunately, Hulk woke up too soon in the spaceship and damaged the ship enroute causing it to enter a blackhole and finally Hulk found himself crash landing on the gladiator planet, Sakaar.

I highly recommend spending the 80+ minutes it took to suck in the constant fighting smashing and amazing animation contained in this work of art.

I was awed by the hulk having a personality and vocabulary as well as being oddly attracted to the indigenous alien with Oldstrong powers, Caiera.

Out of 5 stars I would easily give this movie a 4.95 with the only reason not getting a 5 in that I wanted more. MORE! Hulk want MORE! With WHALE TAIL ON TOP!!!!

See below...

Monday, August 8, 2011

The Drunken Master: League of Legends, my impression

Good Day!

So I fired up League of Legends on Blood lord Soldados recommendation for a little while this weekend.  I was under the impression that it was just a game that you ran in your browser but that is not the case. It was actually a fairly lengthy download and install. I let the updates simmer while I went out to Dinner and when I came back I was ready to rock!

I started the tutorial and about 5 minutes into it, the game crashed.  It suggested that I update my video drivers. So another download and install later I was ready to rock!

So I fired up League of Legends... lol... And I finally got to play a bit! I launched the tutorial again and went through a pretty basic run through. All the attacks are auto attacks when you right click on the enemies minions. You do have to right click on each one which could get hectic in a big melee, but the general they give you to start with is a ranged bow user so you don't get to know that quite yet.

The tutorial runs you through the basic actions in the game.  Attacking units, attacking structures, purchasing items, purchasing and upgrading your abilities, and using the newer abilities that you get.  It was pretty straight forward and reminiscent of Starcraft. (I was told this is based on some kind of Hero battle mod for warcraft but I never played that)

Cursing and my in game experience after the jump!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Weekend Nosh: August 5th

The summer marches on, and I have been regretfully very busy. I hope to be back to posting more regularly. Below are a couple of choice pieces for the weekend:

Food: The Red Lion Tavern - Located in Silver Lake, this place is relatively legit German Food and Beer. All in all a very unique experience. Be warned, the place fills up fast past 9PM or so, so if you want to eat, get here a bit earlier. But stay for the beer, its fucking awesome.
Also of note, less hipsters here then in most bars in Silver Lake.

Beer: Franziskaner Weissbier - Related to the Red Lion, one of the prime reasons to go there is their beer selection on tap, and nothing is finer the a Franziskaner on tap. Rich and almost sweet, if you like Heffweissbier's from other places (like BJ's Brewery) or stuff like Shock Top, you will love this. Also, try their Dunkelweiss for a change of pace. You can likely find both styles in higher end super markets or liquor purveyors.

Movie: Inception - Probably my favorite movie from last year, this film united an excellent cast (among the best I think I have ever seen in a movie) with a really great up and coming director who happened to make a bajillion fucking dollars with The Dark Knight. Even if you aren't into Sci-Fi (which I highly doubt considering the nature of this blog...) give it a shot on the basis of its great acting and innovative story. The visuals are fucking awesome too, so make sure to get it on Blu-Ray.

Anyway, have a fucking awesome weekend and I will back with more next week.

Ork Boyz: All the troops you will ever need.

Hey guys and gals, welcome back to Blood Lord Soldado’s look into Orks.
SnakeBites, Goffs, Bad Moonz , Evil Suns?
Gimme that flava!

Part 3 of my Codex: Orks walk through is going to specifically focus on the troops and section of the army. With a limited selection of troops it may seem like it will be a short piece, but that’s far from true. Ork Boyz are a complicated beast and I do my best to make it clear on the different abilities they can do with just a few minor equipment changes.

Speaking of this being a weekly segment, I was preparing last week for the Bay Area Open, so I apologize for that.

So without any further hesitation:

Thursday, August 4, 2011

League of Legends

Good Afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen,

With the tournament scene around here cooling off, and my infinite children not allowing me to get anything done before 9pm I have found myself struggling to get a steady source of gaming in. That is until I found League of Legends.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Gamer wear: For when your face just doesn't say "nerd' enough

Gamer wear: Super Mario awesomeness edition!

The Tanuki Plumber shirt!
Does he still turn into a statue?
This is awesome
From Sam Logan at the awesome sam and fuzzy, the Tanuki suit was always my favorite in SMB3. Now you can live in the crazy world where Tanuki wears you!

Power, Money, bitches
 This is a motto anyone can get behind
And from comes this shirt with a message for the masses. Following this formula will never lead you astray!

The Drunken Master: The Bay Area Open and me

Good day!

This weekend Soldado and I took a little trip up to Antioch, CA to participate in the first ever Bay Area Open!  I took the 1850 Grey Knights list that I have been pimping around the site. (You can see it in action, here, and here) Soldado took his modified 4 wagon Ork list that he talks about here

The tourney was 7 rounds over two days with standard book missions.  No frills or crazy bloated KP missions to bone DE players.  The playing area was a large fairground aircraft hanger type of room. It left plenty of room for all the tables they had set up in there and plenty of room to move around while everyone was playing.

A side note on terrain: All the tables were set up pretty much the same. A big piece in the middle with two ruins on opposite corners.  Some area terrain and low walls/barrels were scattered around the table as well.  This left some people feeling that there wasn't enough to block line of site.  I didn't run into that problem once.  It was enough to get most of my stuff in cover, but not enough that I could hide behind it the whole game. If you need to hide your whole army behind terrain so that you don't get shot at turn one, then maybe you should've won the roll to go first? Or reserve your army? This is a war game where shit gets shot down. If you are scared your pretty boats are going to get shot out of the air, then you should keep them at home.

More on my matchups during the tournament and my overall feelings on my list after the jump!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Bay Area Open Results and My Over-Compensation

Hey Everyone,

Just got back from the Bay Area Open. What an event!!!! Lot's of great people and great games of Warhammer 40k.

I was very pleased over all with the event, the venue and the atmosphere. There was a lot of very stiff competition there as well. It was good times from everyone I talked to.

The Results for the even are here, with our own Dok taking 8th place.

I didn't do so well and I will give you my insight to this after the break.

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