New Member Monday- Many Years Down The Road
Welcome to the new digs, people! The House is operational and open for business.
The biggest thing about the House of Paincakes you ought to know is that we are focused on member blogs. Sure, we have awesome, ORIGINAL content, but we focus a LOT of our time and efforts on our blogrolls.
Yes, the blogs have moved to their own separate (and highly visible) spot on the site. I hope this will make the blogs easier to find and read, as well as make the site more mobile friendly. (Those blog rolls took a lot of space and were hard to manage on a phone and we all know it.)
Now onto our new members! (or some returning ones because the Warp got them, either way, MEMBERS)
Zab at Almost Perftec
Von at GAME OVER
and The Good, The Bad and the Insulting wrote this lovely introduction to his site:
A Blog covering opinions and reviews on all Games Workshop related media, RPG sessions, films, comics, video games, science fiction literature, lore and tabletop wargaming in general.
While my blog itself does not directly look into the process of building and converting models, it is extremely dedicated to examining and detailing the background information and ideas behind a setting. The articles found on The Good the Bad and the Insulting are some of the few to spend an equal amount of time detailing the world-building as it does the actual rules themselves. My work has been linked to several websites over the years from Bolter and Chainsword to /tg/ thanks to being one of the few to truly cover the massive retcons made in the likes of Codex: Clan Raukaan or the excellent lore found within Codex: Black Legion. This has earned the site a small but devoted number of followers and it is frequently visited by those more devoted to the universe than mechanical balancing. Atop of this, it is linked with a small number of other publications such as The Founding Fields and Starburst Magazine. Some posts are previews to those on these websites with a minor link at the bottom.
Despite a heavy emphasis upon Warhammer 40,000 I have made a constant effort to try and cover as wide a variety of subjects as possible. As such, while it is primarily Games Workshop focused, among these are a plentiful number of other articles ranging from what made the late, great Terry Pratchett’s works so effective to a brief opinionated analysis of Blade Runner’s conclusion. Others include news reports, interviews, fan creations and a variety of Top X lists, often building up to a new release after researching a community’s hopes for the future.
Other, less frequently seen, articles include spotlights for Kickstarter projects which are interesting but are lacking attention, or occasional bits of relatively off-kilter humour such as these two examples. In short, the blog covers just about anything and everything science fiction and fantasy related, but retains a heavy emphasis upon tabletop wargaming and Warhammer itself. Especially when it comes to summaries of Shadowrun and Dark Heresy campaigns which have been done from time to time. Admittedly, the current format will require some considerable improvements before that is attempted ever again.
The primary reason I wish to approach you is for two reasons. The first is to begin networking and building connections with other blogs of a similar nature, especially those looking into the more generally hobby or kitbashing related side of wargaming. The other is because I am hoping to branch out further my works, moving into the lore and rules behind Firestorm Armada, Infinity and Dystopian Wars along with older wargaming releases. I believe that these would appeal to your current audience quite well and the influx of traffic would help justify expanding my blog’s focus beyond primarily Games Workshop related content.
The Good the Bad and the Insulting is updated daily to every other day, with some expected lapses during December thanks to increasing time constraints.
I am working to make some adjustments, so we’re not done yet. Please enjoy the show!