Friday, 23 March 2012

Making gaming more exciting.

No link. Just found it on facebook :P

Gaming is a fun business isn't it? It lets us experience a world where everything is bigger than reality and tenderises our imaginations. Especially in tabletop wargaming. But its always the same. It doesn't matter how immersed you can get yourself in a game. There's always that little thing missing from the essence of the game that makes it more appealing and seem more epic. Companies such as Games Workshop have created scenery for games to make it more interactive, and this is one solution to make games more exciting. Yet, there are still other things players can do to make the game seem much more epic. One in particular, I feel, is music.

Music is a powerful thing and it can really set the atmosphere for anything, including a game set in the apocalyptic future. So the next time you play a game of warhammer fantasy or 40k, try playing a bit of your Metallica or Lady Gaga (hey she's freaky enough for 40k).

Also, I would be quite interested to hear what other people listen to when their gaming and why, so if you could leave some comments on what you like to listen to when you're gaming it would be greatly appreciated. Peace out everyone!

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

It's dangerous to go alone! Take some meltaguns!


Hey, what's up guys!? Firstly I would like to apologise for my absence last week. I had an exam which I really needed to study for and I decided to take a small break. But now that I'm back, I've brought with me a new topic. I present to you, the first in, "It's Dangerous To Go Alone!" For those of you who don't get it; shame on you...

So anyway, what I plan to do with this is to talk about the "must have" units, weapons, deathstar units etcetera. and judge whether they are actually as good as they're made out to be, or if you can leave them in the cave and get on with the quest without it (seriously, if you don't know, look it up!)

SO, to start it off I'm gonna go with something that all hardcore gamers sleep with under their pillow.
MELTAGUNS!!!!
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Now, if you ask a "competitive" player about how good meltaguns are, they will say, "OMFG MELTAS ARE SO AMAZING! IF YOU DON'T USE ONE YOU ARE A F**KING MORON!!!!!

If you ask me though? I would say that meltaguns are good, no question. But if you don't use it, that's OK too, cause they DO have faults. For one thing, all meltas are pretty short range, meaning you will have to get in nice and close with the enemy to make them useful at all. And even then, you will usually only get one shot (which sods law dictates must come out as a 1) to take out 1 model.

Now this 1 model really should be a tank or tank-like infantry model, otherwise its just pointless.
"YEAH! My melta just killed 1 of your 30 grots!" So it is a pretty selective weapon, and will only be put to good use against certain lists.

So the verdict:

Meltaguns are not by any means a bad weapon, but they are far from necessary. Unless you're going up against that douche with all the tanks, leave it in the cave and take the wooden sword instead (Ok, seriously! LOOK IT UP IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY!)
Peace out everyone! See you next week!