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TempleCon Coverage

I’ll be attempting to live tweet the Keynote, for what it’s worth.  I’m sure you all will be watching the live broadcast, or will watch it once they upload it to YouTube.  What I really want to mention, is that I’ll be doing my best to tweet and post about:

  • Cool vendor products
  • Notable models or armies
  • Notable game details, as I play in the Iron Arena
  • Other misc news

Near the end of the day (or first thing the following morning), I’ll try and wrap up the day in a blog post / pic dump.

If I should happen to have any videos, they will be uploaded to… YouTube Channel

You can find it here:

This is not going to be just a repository for random videos like the old one in the past.

This is new and improved, and linked to the website’s Google+ page, and is a necessary step in the natural evolution of blogging.  Having a Google+ page and an attached YouTube channel is a prerequisite for hosting live Google Hangouts, and then archiving the recordings.

Hint, hint.  Wink, wink.

Subscribe now, so you can be the first to know when videos get uploaded, or when live events kick off.


A while back, I ordered some branded measurement widgets from Advanced Deployment.

Yesterday they arrived.

Along with a whole lot more…

I have a ton of widgets, charge lane markers, feat tokens, 50mm blanks (objectives, or proxy bases) and mini-widgets.

As I mentioned on twitter, all of these are traveling with me to TempleCon, and I’ll be giving them away to folks who play me in games in the Iron Arena.  Find me on the gaming floor, or tweet me to see where I’m at and when I’m free.

For those not attending Templecon…

For those of you at home, I’m donating four of the blue Plarzoid widgets to Ron over at Mini Army, Huge Time Sink, for him to give away in his quarterly drawings.  You can enter these by participating in his Paint the Target series.

Whatever I have left after the con will be used for more contests and shenanigans right here.

Stay tuned.

Ugh, can you believe it’s been almost a month since there was an update? I hope you’re as appalled as I am.  We shouldn’t put up with this sort of lazyness, Who runs this thing anyway?!

Oh, right.

So, the delay is not without cause.  I moved.  Not far, just to a new place, but it has taken nearly a month, and it has also taken a small toll on my health.  I pulled a muscle in my back from all the heavy lifting, so here I am three-ish weeks after my injury, and I’m still sore in the AM, and can’t sit for too long of a time period.

Anyway, I’m not here to gripe, I’m here to kick off 2013.  A month and a half late.  Hey, better late than never, right?

For the past three years, a new calendar has meant a trip to Rhode Island, where I hang with friends, volunteer a bit, and see how long I can go without sleep.  AKA, Templecon.  This year was no different.

I packed all of my assembled Khador into my pack, threw my gaming T-shirts into a suitcase, and tucked my box of goldfish crackers under my arm, and off I went.

I had a grand old time, this year was a far better experience than last year, when I worked 4 4-hour shifts, and ended up playing one. single. game.  This year, I packed in 20 games, met loads of awesome people, and had much more fun.

Below is a gallery of pictures I brought back with me.  I took the good camera, so they’re huge.  There isn’t nearly as many as I’d hoped and planned on taking, but I typically end up taking a page from John Meyer when on trips:

“Didn’t have a camera by my side this time
Hoping I would see the world through both my eyes

– John Meyer, 3×5

I met a die hard Khador player who was hoping his circle army would take him through a tournament.  He showed me how to best utilize my IFP and their mini-feat.  His models were gorgeous too, all earthy with red gems.

I played a game against Captain Spud of Lost Hemisphere fame (after stalking him for roughly twenty minutes).  Of all the opponents who defeated me, he did it with the most style.  He walked a forsaken up to Vlad, slammed it over him to knock him down, threw a spell at him through his Windwall, and then his Ravagor picked up Vayl2, and threw her at him, dealing the last 3 points of damage to finish off my warcaster.  Talk about spiking the ball in the end zone.  I took the loss like a pro, and went home with my very own custom ‘alternate’ Succubus for my Legion forces.

While I work on some things, I’ll go over one of the lists I really enjoyed playing, but for now, enjoy the few pictures I managed to remember to take.

So, I had my camera on site all weekend, but somehow I ended up with only a few pictures.  The same thing happened when I went to England as a youth – I took perhaps a dozen photos for the week I was there.  I suppose, like John Meyer, I like seeing the world through both my eyes.

Despite the lack of enough pictures for a true “Photo Dump”, here’s the pictures I do have:

Demo Table, with the 4 main Warmachine Factions available for trial.

Shot down the hall. We had 6 rows of 5 tables set up, offering about 30 tables total. Each table was topped with felt, and had a 1′ side board for holding tournament trays, dead models and drinks.

PG_Tionas’ nicely painted white and orange Menoth.

We gave prizes out so fast, there wasn’t even time for photos! This is the Hardcore 2nd place player, Jake H receiving his award from PG_Tionas.

A game being played on the Tectonic Crafts Studio table!

The Iron Arena prize table. Despite being free, we could not give the new Dark Vengeance box away… Everything else flew off the table once folks had the points.

Speaking of Iron Arena, two players played a 150pt Unbound game in order to unlock the Unbound achievement, as for online games and doing money online, we can read this report, to find the right resources online for this.Unfortunately, that’s about all the pictures I came home with.  Lame, I know, but I hope some of the other bloggers I know that were there had better luck getting pictures of the weekend.