(Me and Carl from The Independant Characters Podcast)

KublaCon! The premiere geeky orgasm in the San Francisco bay area (where I now reside) was this past weekend, and though I didn’t partake in some of the more eccentric portions of the convention I did take part in the RTT 40k Grand Tournament. Before I get into that I want to talk a little about the actual convention, which is a 4 day con held at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Burlingame, California and is known for the MASSIVE amount of role-playing and board gaming that can be done. As I have actually had sex with a woman, like three times, I naturally do not gravitate towards the role-playing, and as for the board games I don’t fancy playing Dragon Quest with random neck beards from the darkest basements in California. That being said everyone seemed to be having a great time and as I am a huge nerd myself, I couldn’t turn my nose to high up while walking past them to the war-gaming tent. That’s right, I said tent. Because that’s where they put us, the most normal looking and non-stinky gamers in the whole convention, in a TENT out back by the staff parking lot. Harumfffff….  Anyways, here are some pics of the convention at large.

Aaaanyways I went into the tent with a bit of trepidation seeing as how this was my first major tournament and I was alone. Gaming groups can be notoriously tight and this being a major RTT tournament with tickets to the big show in Vegas, people were not going to be in the mood to socialize. I couldn’t have been more wrong. Every person I met had a smile on their face and I made a ton of new friends and saw a lot of well painted and themed armies. I really don’t want to go into too much detail about the games I played (read I went 1-2) at this time so I’m simply going to post pictures of my army and then some of the armies I faced throughout the tournament. First up are my Blood Angels, a list I thought was pretty hard but turned out to be woefully inadequate in a tough as nails tournament.

My Blood Angels (Doesn't the Baal look familiar, Christian?)

And lastly, the power of my luck.  I only needed to not immobalize one razorback in order to have a chance at winning the game.  I roll two dice and then.....