A long overdue Top X: The rumours are greatly X-aggerated
Hey all! What’s this, a Top X post? We haven’t had one of those since…holy shit, September 2015. Firstly, on behalf of the hired thugs forcing me to type this on a laptop that’s almost given up the ghost, I’d like to apologise for the lack of content in the House over the last few months. Everyone’s got life stuff and well…yeah. Anyhow, here’s a very long overdue Top X post which if I can get my arse into gear, will be resuming regular broadcasts weekly.
Charging myself with this crusade, I shall chain all my weaponry to myself in case I lose it. The purple robes have been donned and the interns are frantically rushing around fetching me coffee that I won’t actually drink. Not sure if it’s more cost-effective for the house to use saprolings or mechanical constructs to Get Shit Done around the house- the laser defense grid won’t test itself. Where is my coffee anyway?
Enough nattering, onward to the Top X:
The objective for this top X is to bring back the top X, so first up: Over as the Astropate, there’s rumours about an upcoming HeroQuest style Age of Sigmar game- The Silver Tower of Tzeentch. I…actually want to get this game (having mellowed out on AoS. We cool AoS player, we cool) as it sounds like an epic Tower of Power game. Something about fighting through dungeons screams “fantasy” to me, so I’m eager to see how this pans out.
Over at GMorts, there’s more unboxings though this time it’s for Raging Heroes, specifically a necropriestess. The flavour text is interesting and is as follows (no copyright infringement intended, etc etc):
The Iron Empire is made up of exiled people that have somehow stumbled upon necromantic knowledge from alien pharaonic gods. They combine Prussian and Germanic influences with some kind of Aegyptian cyber necromancy that allow them to raise the dead and create bio-mechanical aberrations.
The thing to grasp is that Tomb Kings in SPAAAACE *coughnecronscough* left behind plagiarised texts from Nagash during WWI in Prussia. Combining this into an army of Leviticus’? 😛 Considering the Egyptian culture revolved around death and the afterlife, it stands to reason that wargames would have necromancy arising from such places- the late Tomb Kings being an example. She’s got a lot of metal tentacles too, so mayhaps she is the bride-to-be of a certain Xenos?
Meanwhile at Breakthrough Assault, Coxer talks about balancing one’s hobby time and goes into details on how to maximize the effectiveness of available hobby time. Everyone has 24 hours in a day and hobby time is a precious resource.
I had to go looking for an infinity post in the blog network as we need more infinity around the House (No idea what keywords to look for in blog titles) but DocBungle is back on the Infinity wagon, and is playing some AoS and Guild Ball too. From what I’ve heard of it, Guild Ball is great fun though I haven’t seen it played locally.
That wraps it up for now, it’s been a while since the last Top X and the skills are rusty. Nevertheless, the Blog Network Trawler has been located so hopefully better and more eloquently written Top X’s head to a cinema near you (or here-ish, possibly weekly I don’t know)