Thursday, April 25, 2013

Adepticon 2013 Image Dump: Warhammer Fantasy

Day three of the 2013 Adepticon Image Dumps brings us finally to the subject of Warhammer Fantasy. This will also be the final image dump of this year's Adepticon Coverage. It is as comprehensive as my schedule allowed, but mainly is just shots from the Warhammer Fantasy Championships, single-player tournament.

I missed quite a few photo opportunities of various demos, the dealer room, and Lord knows what else. I did get into quite a few seminars, which I'll be covering as separate articles all their own, as well as catch up with some amazing friends I just don't get to see often enough. With the weekend as busy as it always is, and my sheer want for just some time to decompress, I decided to take time to actually catch up with as many of those friends as possible. Honestly though, if the pictures over the last few days do nothing else, I hope it encourages you to attend Adepticon 2014 so that we get the chance to catch up as well, especially if you've never been!

On to the pictures!!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Adepticon 2013 Image Dump: Crystal Brush

Needless to say, I took a metric crap-ton of pictures this past weekend. As promised, day two of the image dumps consist of the Crystal Brush entries for the 2013 Crystal Brush Competition. Unfortunately, family needs and work kept me from entering anything this year, but that didn't stop me from drooling all over the glass while I took these pictures.

I've been asked why would I spend so much time looking at, and even studying to some degree, other people's entries into a contest like Crystal Brush, or Golden Demon. Honestly, for two reasons: 1) because in those display cases, lies buckets of inspiration for me, 2) studying other amazing entries, especially when I'm competing against them, can be a touch humbling, and does a person good. Entering competitions such as these can be intimidating, but when you can enter them, doing your very best, and at the same time, being humble enough to actually learn something from your competitors and good criticism, then you can only improve,

Enough of me on a soapbox, let's get to the pictures!!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Adepticon 2013 Image Dump: Warhammer 40,000

Is Adepticon really already over?

I'll be taking the next few days and pushing out some fairly large image dumps, categorized according to genre, as well as a full image coverage of all the Crystal Brush entries. Yes, I realize that the weekend is already over, but there is a good chance that I've got pictures of something that others may not have gotten...or you just want a no-hassle place to view all the Crystal Brush entries. I know I get inspiration from seeing all the insane and amazing armies at Adepticon, and thought I'd share!

Either way, the first image bank will be devoted to the 40K side of things, followed up by Crystal Brush, then Warhammer Fantasy.

Enjoy the pictures folks!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Adepticon Countdown and Upcoming Coverage

At the time of posting, we'll be at T-Minus 2 days and counting until my yearly pilgrimage to Lombard, IL commences. My friend Doug  and I will start the morning with a solid diner breakfast before making the four and a half hour drive north to Chicago to start a four-day gaming fest.

...what do you mean I'll be getting there late?!?!?!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Virtues of Digital Content

Like it, love it, or hate it, digital gaming aids are here. In fact, they've been here for a very long time. For those of you who swear you haven't ever used one, check to see if Army Builder is on your computer, or if you've posted an army list or paint scheme to your favorite forum...

...or read gaming blogs.

The current state of media, as well as our hobby, darn near dictates that you either are using, or will be in the near future, some form of digital gaming content with this hobby of ours. This time 'round, we're going to look at what is currently available to us, the benefits and criticisms both, and try to dial in just how useful digital content really is.