Long time no see dear readers. As I began my semi-hiatus this summer, I promised to make some form of regular return to this blog and I damn well intend to keep that promise. It’s going to be rough going for me for a little bit, having just returned to the working world in a retail management position that pays almost enough for me to cover all of my bills. Thankfully Dr. Girlfriend, bless her heart, has for some reason agreed to take over a few of the bills that have been my responsibility while I continue to toil away in retail hell and seek to find financing for my own business without giving up a significant equity stake (this is looking like it may happen soon, fingers crossed). I won’t spill the beans on what that business is yet, but I’m firmly believe that it will turn my chosen industry on its head and make me a fair amount of cash in the process. Yeah also it’ll turn me into one of those “job creators” the fuckwit republican party won’t shut the fuck up about. I look forward to paying a fair share of taxes and contributing to some much needed infrastructure investment in the future. (more…)
Statistically speaking there is a 100% chance that between none and all of my readers have already checked out Brent’s post in which he shows the “vastness” of his gaming collection. If you haven’t read it, or if my math is flawed click here, I’ll wait.
OK, you’re back. Well clap if you believe in Project Mayhem, because I’m throwing down the gauntlet. Brent thinks he’s got the disease, well it’s time to prove he’s still standing on the tip of the iceberg; still one straw short of a camel fracture. So, beloved space monkeys- if you’ve got a ridiculous collection/game room of your own let the world know. Post your own blog entry under the title “Mine’s Bigger than Brent’s” for all the world to see. Then, re-post this challenge to every blog and forum you’re on.
Now, as for my collection? Come watch me shake my disease.
Hey folks just a quick heads up for you fans of classic roleplaying games. I’ve got a number of auctions going on eBay right now that include a number of Vampire the Masquerade and D&D books. There’s also a FW chaos renegades kit in there as well as some other awesome goodies. Please note that most of the books are being sold on behalf of Dr. Girlfriend, so I cannot claim ownership of Twighlight.
As you’ll all recall from before my temporary hiatus, your intrepid author had just embarked on starting to play Flames of War, one of the few games on the market where you can truly be a fluff Nazi! After just under a dozen games (all losses no less) against some friends, I’ve got to say that I’m smitten. If you’re interested in a more generic “what the fuck is FoW” type of post let me know in the comments and I may be able to oblige.
I’ve had to adjust to new types of strategy as the “run forward real fast and kill” or “stand still and kill with shooting” tactics predominant in so many other table top games don’t really work. Strategery is needed. Like real bona fide strategery. (more…)
Been a while, no? Well after a host of computer issues and personal issues and just simply not giving a fuck, I’ve come back to wax rantosophical about a topic that has just this second become near and dear to my heart- rumors of the Finecast experiment. I’m sure you’ve seen it already, but some wishlisting chump has decided to stir up a whole hornet’s nest of full hornets of stupidity to bring stings of idiocy to you, your family, your loved ones, your friends, your pets, and even your mortal enemies. You’ve seen the rumor already, I’m sure, but here it is in all it’s glory copied from some other stupid blogs. Nobody has actual given a specific source to link back to the original poster, TywinLannister, or even bothered to mention which
den of stupid forum this even came from. So all I can tell you is that TywinLannister is responsible for this bullshit, which is about as impactful as saying that I heard this guy crazy Larry say that I won’t be able to have natural gas pumped into my home anymore due to the ongoing conflict between reptilians and greys over interstellar shipping tariff disputes… but I digress. Here’s the bogus rumor in its entirety:
I just got the most recent Warhammer Forge newsletter in my inbox and went to go check out the Sweet ass new Wizard on a Dragon. It’s fucking awesome, like a metalhead’s wet dream awesome. (more…)
Continuing in the fine tradition of the summer of selfishness, operation pay the mortgage has hit a new milestone with my band, Crusader, having our EP “Rise of the Templars” released on iTunes this week.
If you’re a fan of metal or just think it would be awesome to help a brother pay his mortgage, follow the link below:
Also, totally off topic, but are any other word press users experiencing crazy lags, like even when trying to fucking type?
The summer of selfishness continues…..
I’ll have some pics up of the newly completed gaming room/basement shortly, but thought I’d interrupt all of that noise to share with you my new plans for “operation pay the mortgage” which now has me selling off tons of my unused stuff at low low prices on ebay. If you’ve ever wanted to own your very own set of issues 4-20 of No quarter, they could be yours.
Seriously, though, go check the auctions out, there’s lots of good stuff to be had and you’ll be helping out a good cause….me. I’ve got quite a lot of Cygnar stuff for warmachine as well as all of my Mercenaries and a few Menoth odds and ends. Hell I’ve even got some out of print GW modls and a set of epic 40k dice so old that I’ve forgotten what they were even for. But that’s not all, there are tons of video games, new and old, and a fucking Gamecube!
Now for legal reasons I cannot advise you to drive up the prices on my auction with no intent to buy, but if that did happen without my suggesting you to do so….. well, I’m just sayin’.
Greetings dear blogosphere. In part of my summer of selfishness I’ve just started gutting the disaster that is my basement in order to give myself a nice place to game that is relatively free of spiders and no longer prone to flooding.
I didn’t get around to taking any before pictures as I should have, but I thought I’d share the current state of things. So far I’ve moved my copious gaming supplies, books, models, etc into my garage and various parts of the house. After that I removed the rest of the 1960s terrifying wood paneling that was left over and began removing the framework holding it up. (more…)
…or maybe they just support the counts as phenomenon. Looks to me like the latter is true, but is certainly not a statement controversial enough to make a post title here on Dick Move. For evidence of this wild claim check out GW book designer Christian Byrne’s Blood Wolf Army here.
So we’ve got Space Wolves counts as Space Marines coming direct from the mother ship. Next time somebody gets all uppity about your counts-as army, you might want to shove this in their face and tell them to blow it out their ass. Or you could be more civil, I guess, the choice is yours. Regardless, I thought you all might get a kick out of this if you hadn’t seen it yet- I know I did.
Pic stolen shamelessly from Hoagy’s Facebook page without permission. Complaints will be met with sack taps.
It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Yeah, I guess I haven’t posted in almost a month. I’m not here to make victim statements about all the fun I’ve been having at the expense of the blog (though building my FoW table has been time consuming and pseudo-work is picking up and things are not exactly rosy for me right now on a personal level), but rather to make some statements about the present and the future of Dick Move. (more…)
Happy Rapture Day Everybody! Don’t forget to put an empty set of clothes arranged in the shape of a human out in your yard to fuck with nut jobs.
There’s been some exciting news about GW over the past week. It looks like the rumors about the resin conversion are true, there’s some kind of embargo in lands that already have scary ass nature to deal with, and GW predictably announced their new price structure. In other predictable news, the Internet gaming community has, yet again, proved to have a very limited grasp on what it takes to run a business, all the while praising PP for exhibiting a whole host of the same practices, business decisions, etc as GW- really the only differentiator right now is that PP’s models look like dogshit and they have shown a slightly higher propensity to listen and acknowledge that the Internet exists (which might not be such a great thing since it’s largely populated by a bunch of crazy ass people- trust me you’ll see…). (more…)
Super glad I bought all of the hive guard I need last month. That is all.
While the rest of the blogosphere seems to be stuck dreaming in a post-apocalyptic wonderland after The Day, during which blogger failed, those of us using Word Press will have to carry on. Having organized my things at NORAD, it’s time to sit down and pump out another FNIF. Since the Grey Knights have been out for a few months now and I haven’t really had anything more profound than ‘god damn I hate that fucking space monkey’ to say, I think it’s high time we visited this new codex.
From Dakka Dakka’s sometimes entertaining You Make Da Call, today we’ll be dealing with the same psichic power twice?, a thread that I can guarantee you is not as lacking in spelling as the title would lead you to believe. Alas, we must soldier on, regardless. This will be a hard fought battle, no doubt, as well. I think I even change my opinion on the rule about halfway through, so good luck determining if anybody is right, or if it even matters. (more…)
With real life taking precedence over fake Internet life with my fake persona and my persona’s secret alter ego, I have not had time to respond to the 3 separate Stylish Blogger award nominations that I’ve received in the last week or so. Thanks to Lauby, Dave G, and the Antipope in reverse order for nominating me- now please people, stop sending me invitations to join your damn pyramid scheme!
Along with the huge cash prize I have received in my mind, comes the responsibility of sending awards out to 10-15 bloggers and sharing 7 things about myself (I think numerology suggests everything you need to know about that last bit). Now here’s where things get interesting. If I invest $1,000 at the ground level and each person I invite invests $1,000, I will get $100 from each of them, and 1/2 that amount for every person up the chain who is invited. Next, we all begin working for Primerica, consolidate all of mankind’s debts into a single 30 year loan bearing a 4% interest rate, and solve world hunger. It’s beautiful in its simplicity.
7 Rules for 7 things about me: (more…)
Hooray, we’re back on the regular posting schedule at long last. But ho ho, it’s not that easy. It could never be that easy. Brace yourselves for what may go down as one of the most entertainingly painful FNIFs of all time. I have to give it up to WidthofaCircle for a) being a huge Bowie fan b) e-mailing me this thread and c) preserving everything that Taak spit out before getting banned and his shit deleted.
From the BoLS lounge we have yet another post on The Decline of 40K. If there is one thing I’m sick of at this point in my life it’s posts about the decline of 40k. If there are two things I’m sick of it’s posts about the decline of 40k and posts about GW’s finances. Luckily this thread has both. I think there may be a rant on this subject brewing in me that will materialize eventually, but we’ll see if I can get my rage out on this one. Long story short, I’m sick of all the whining for no reason (never seen a customer base who hates their core product so much) and am sick of people who don’t understand how businesses run, finance, or economics, trying to pontificate about how GW is inept or evil, as they are neither. Sorry, didn’t mean to drop my secret knowledge on you so early, but there’s plenty more to come. (more…)