Monthly Archive: January 2012

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Are ‘Mono-builds’ inevitable?

Like most games of it’s type Warhammer 40K uses a points system to manage size of games and to indicate the relative ‘worth’ of a unit. A unit that costs four points is going to be absolutely shit but hopefully...

New Member Monday – Of Basements and Horsemen 0

New Member Monday – Of Basements and Horsemen

Hello everyone!  It’s another opportunity filled week here at the House of Paincakes. What opportunity you say?  Why, the opportunity of a lifetime – blog promotion!   For the last few Weekly Top X’s, I’ve been experimenting with a new format.  The...

The Von Show #9 – The Games I Play 0

The Von Show #9 – The Games I Play

Yes yes yes I know the numbering’s slipped.  This is what happens when you change your mind halfway through a three-week dump of pre-recorded footage that you hastily edit while you should be working.  Normal service, i.e. the single-week dump...

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New Member Monday – Young Turk

Hello and Welcome back to the House of Paincakes!  It’s, perhaps, been a while (maybe).  Have you lost weight?  You look great!  Very sexually harassable. So, so harassable. This message approved by Herman Cain Incidentally, have you ever tried to have...

The Von Show #8 – Balance of Power, Part III 0

The Von Show #8 – Balance of Power, Part III

Funnily enough, after the comments on the last two weeks’ instalments that suggested the death of player characters and the differences between games as Important Things To Discuss, this week’s third and final instalment of the increasingly-poorly-edited ‘Balance of Power’...

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The Weekly Top X – Vampire Counts Round Up

Right, right, right – it’s Friday, the HoP blog roll search feature is humming along at full power and you’re all waiting for a post.  It’s Top X time!  All we need now is a topic. Let’s go with a topic torn...

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The Limits of Decency and Good Taste

I apologize in advance to anybody who was looking forward to it, but today there shall be no ‘Gaming on a Budget.’  It’s not that Ive run out of ideas (that’ll be my excuse for next week [I kid, we’ve...

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New Member Monday – The Good Doctor

Hello everyone!  It’s another fantabulous week at the House of Paincakes.  I don;t know why I have to keep telling you that.  You guys should really mark your calendars.  Like, for serious.  If it helps, think of the suggestion as...

The Von Show #7 – Balance of Power, Part II 0

The Von Show #7 – Balance of Power, Part II

Continuing from where we left off, with ref: sticking d4s up noses and things GMs have to put a stop to.  No lengthy introduction this week, I’ve got to get down the shops for my Vampire Counts book, about which...