Monthly Archive: May 2012

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HoP Idol II- Send us your Audition…. Tapes?

Greetings HoPateers!  As you’ll no doubt recall, we’re deep into week one of accepting audition articles for the 2nd Annual (maybe it is, who knows?) HoP Idol contest.  We’ve seen a smattering of submissions so far and are excited about...

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Discussion Tuesday – Conversions and Privateer Press

Hello everyone and welcome to another Tuesday discussion.  If you remember correctly, we’ve lost GMort to the vortex of real life – hopefully temporarily.  So, in place of the his usual brand of take-no-prisoners blogging, we’re gonna have these little discussion...

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New Member Monday – Explosivo

Howdy, ya’ll!  Just thought I’d open the post with a little American Idiom action to lull you into a false sense of relaxation before I get on to the business of blowing your minds.  Which will be a 3 step process. Hitchcock...

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[Games Anatomy] – Guess Who’s Back?

As you walk south, the buildings appear more closely packed. Rows of high, narrow houses loom to either side of you. You can hear birdsong, somewhere, and there is a heavy smell in the air – either curry, industrial pollution...

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The Weekly Top X – Raw Sexual Magnetism

Hello everyone and welcome to another House of Paincakes Weekly Top X!  With me as always are animated gifs of Kate Upton dancing.  Hi Kate! Haha, right you are!  So… yeah…. that thing….  buuuuuuuuuh… Wait….what were we talking about? Something...

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HoP Idol II Auditions Now Live

With the recent, and most likely (and most hopefully) temporary departure  of GMort due to the powers of that bitch IRL, we at the HoP have decided to go ahead on a planned resurrection of the HoP Idol contest.  We’ve...

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GMort’s Sabbatical

I know you we’re all hoping against hope to see another GMort post today, but I’m afraid all I have is ashes and bitterness for you instead. GMort is taking some time off. I’ll let him tell the story: Hi...

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New Member Monday – Awards and Accolades

Hello and welcome to another week at the only blog network to have have won Shropshire’s coveted “village of the year” award.  Keen! Also, we got one of these. I won’t say that it didn’t take a lot of hard...

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The Weekly Top X – Tig ol’ Bitties

Phew… what a week!  Nothing like a Top X to take the edge off.  What’s that you’re saying?  This week wasn’t all that bad? Maybe not for you, chum!  And while we’re on the subject, don’t contradict me in front...

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Gaming on a Budget: Let’s Get L33T

Want to start a new army, but don’t have a lot of money to spend?  Well you don’t have to go running for one of those fringe skirmish games that only the weird kid who smells like cheese at your...