Monday, December 31, 2012

Some bad news

I haven't gotten a chance to put together another solo session of ATZ to write-up in this blog yet, hopefully when I'm done with the holidays.

But in some bad news, the real life Irene is, like the ATZ Irene, a roller derby enthusiast.  This year she got drafted to a major WFTDA (Women's Flat Track Derby Association) team and would begin practicing for the 2013 season in just a few weeks.  A couple of days ago, Irene fell while skating at a kiddie rink (or more accurately, a small child bumped into her, causing her to fall) and broke her wrist.  It will likely be in a cast for several weeks, but there's a chance that she won't be allowed to skate for several months, which would pretty much prevent her from participating in the 2013 season.

So we are all kind of bummed out.  I picked up a new "rollergirl" mini to paint in her new team's colors, but maybe I need to pick out a different outfit instead!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Liebster Blog Awards

Black Smoke over at The Colour of War was kind enough to nominate me for a Liebster blog award, and was even kinder still to say that the reason why was because he enjoyed the All Things Zombies battle reports.  The idea is to promote relatively unknown blogs that you enjoy, so here are the rules:

The Rules
  • Copy and paste the award to your blog, linking it to the blog who nominated you.
  • Pass the award to your top five blogs with less than 200 followers by leaving a comment on one of their blog posts to notify them that they have won the award and list them on your own blog.
  • Sit back and bask in that warm fuzzy feeling of knowing that you have made someone's day
  • There is no obligation to pass this onto anyone but it is nice if you do.

My Nominees
  • Barking Alien mostly RPG's rather than wargaming, but this guy's Venn diagram of RPG's virtually mirrors my own.  Plus he once created 300 NPC's for a Star Trek game.
  • Blood of Prokopius Easter Orthodox Christianity meets OSR?  Plus Fr. Dave is a member of the clergy.
  • Battle Game of the Month as a pretty serious victim of "Hobby ADD" I can deeply respect a man committed to a project (even if it isn't my scale)
  • Solo Nexus a true disciple of solo wargaming and solo RPG play, plus some truly funny Heroclix-based batreps.  There's some great resources here too.
  • Waystar High Port I'll admit I've been saving his solo Traveller RPG sessions in a document on my computer so I can read them like a novella.
Speaking of battle reports, I'm hoping that I will be running Robb and Irene through the gauntlet on Friday.  If so, there should be a new batrep forthcoming.