Woohuuuu! I finally got into blogging.... jay!
So for the first post its explanation
time. First up the name: My family name is kinda like the last word of the
title of that famous Wilde play, which i find to be particularly funny. My
first name is actually Gideon. So there you have it. That has nothing to do
with tabletop gaming; which is and shall forever be the sole topic of this
blog. Since it is my blog, name giving is my job alone. Therefore I will never
ever listen to complaints of my followers, no matter how insistent and
justified they may be.
Second the language: Why English
Gideon? Why? Since 99.85% of you will be friends of mine and 99.86% of my
friends speak German, posting all this in English seems futile. But i have shy
hopes, that my blog might reach a few browsing people from around the tabletop
world, or might even become relatively popular. I won`t become famous
for my skills though, for they are merely average or slightly above, but I tend
to have some good ideas once in a while. Sharing these ideas with the interweb
might give you the chance to abuse them or simply admire my creativity. Some of
my ideas are stolen and I moistly paint by the book, but you can admire me
anyway. Bad English and plentiful spelling/grammar/style flaws shouldn´t
prevent your admiration either.
As a third and last thing
you will get a brief wargaming vita from me, so that you may know which games
will be showing their toy parts and how I see the hobby. Like every man-/girl-
or goat-gamer I ever heard of I started collecting Space Marines when I was 13
years old. With 15 I started playing in casual peer group of older 40K 3rd/ WFB
5th players at my local gaming store in northern Germany. The store and rule
sets are no more, but the friendships still exist. By that time I also
got into every single GW game and Battletech. 40K an BFG are only games of
those I still play, but these two with passion. WFB never got me hooked
flufwise, though I like minis artwork and all. I still keep my Thzeench daemons
and warriors around nonetheless. A year ago I got into my first serious of GW
game: Dystopian Wars. Love it! But ships don`t explode as often as in BFG :-(
In the second post you will see my first PP commitment. I
"started" Hordes three weeks ago. And every now and then I
build/paint random minis I like. So to sum it all up: expect a lot of 40K, BFG,
DW and Hordes
My hobby philosophy is mostly
non-competitive, fluffy and casual. I like small tournaments though, mostly for
the chance to play against new opponents an meet other people NOT for winning.
I don´t like the highly competitive gaming community, that formed up over the
last 7 years or so. I thing they all should play champagnes instead. Worldwide
fluff events like Armageddon or Medusa V are my world championship. I am really
looking forward to a less competitive 6th 40K Ed. If you hate me for that opinion,
fair enough, I hate you for turning the hobby into a TCG. Some say I couldn`t
stick with WM/H while having such an opinion, but I`m willing to give it a try.
That’s all for the first
post. Thanks for reading and welcome to my evil kingdom, friends and family
please bring them!