You know, I realized that some recent cracks on Game Workshop could lead one to believe I have an ax to grind with them. And if I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times: lower those prices! Just like “if you build it, they will come,” I sincerely believe an across the board price decrease would go a long way to create some good will with hobbyists and gamers who love GW products.
But that being said, I thought I’d relate a story from a few years ago that demonstrates GW does have a heart.
Hello nerds of the world. Been busy with work and landscaping here at the house so haven’t had much of a chance to post. I’m hoping once I get this place up to my standards, I’ll have more time to devote to my hobbies and blogging. I decided to forgo the weed pulling tonight and am ensconced here in the cave with yet another Bigfoot documentary (don’t even ask) on the T.V.
There’s a line from the movie Time Bandits that my wife loves to hear me say…”I’ve got an idea forming in my head.” It usually means we’re about to do something cool. Well, I think I’m about to try something cool.
I may have mentioned that I sit at a desk all day at work. Radio reception in our 100 year old building isn’t great so I tend to listen to podcasts all day. One day last week, I was tuned in to a recent episode (#102) of The D6 Generation, a gaming podcast. The guys had Romeo Filip of 40K Radio as a guest and gave a detailed review of the game Dust Warfare from Fantasy Flight Games.
Now that my new home within my home is more or less completed, it’s time to actually have some fun in here. But as you might have noticed, I don’t confine my hobbies to just one or two interests. So, instead of making things up as I go, I’ve decided to put together a little “to-do” list as far as projects I’d like to get done in the near and not-so-near future.
I spend 8 hours a day sitting at a desk in front of a computer in a dingy, windowless, government office. The absolute last thing I want to do when I get home is sit at a desk in front of a computer. Unfortunately, the busy life of a renaissance nerd means I need to have a PC handy. The obvious choice was to get a laptop and that’s what I ended up doing.
I’ve never been a huge fan of laptops. The few times I’ve played with them in the past, I found them to be clunky and I absolutely hated touch pads. After some research, I went with a Sony Vaio, getting a nice deal on Amazon. Adding a Logitech wireless mouse took care of my aversion to touch pads.