Here is the first 40k Week in Review posts that I hope to get out every Friday from here on out. I need something consistent to get me writing again, so I figured this would be an easy way to at least get one post in a week. These posts will basically be a recap of everything that I find interesting that has happened in the 40k hobby throughout the week. So, without further adieu (I actually spelled that right the first time) here are the things that I found interesting this week!
Games Workshop slaps the face of the 40k community with a giant D, community says 'that's just fine'
This week we saw the release of the Imperial Knights for 40k. With the 40k community reluctant to allow Lords of War dirty D's into regular games a la Escalation, Games Workshop says 'fuck the lemons' and makes the super heavy walkers a regular Codex. I'm personally ok with the Knights being used in regular games of 40k since I don't think they are that hard to take out or their ranged weapons are too scary, but allowing their use makes it OK to use silly things like Revenant Titans in the game and I'm certainly NOT ok with that.
If a Rankings HQ shuts down it's doors in the forest does it make a sound?
As most of you didn't hear, Rankings HQ has shut down it's doors for good. If you don't remember what was good about Rankings HQ, don't worry neither do I. Here is the official statement from the owner,
RANKINGS HQ IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT.
Rankings HQ is shutting down!
It is with some regret that I am announcing the Rankings HQ miniature gaming rankings web site is shutting down.
As you know I made a public announcement recently that unless adequate funds could be raised I would be winding it up and despite some willing supporters out there at the end of the day not enough users were willing to part with $10 to keep the site going.
Thanks to those that supported!
I would like to take this opportunity to thank those of you that decided to support RHQ with a donation. I appreciate it.
As promised in my previous email all money will be refunded since I am shutting the site down.
I wish everyone the best in their gaming pursuits as I look forward to taking a break from running rankings,
tournaments and masters events after 15 years! It has been a rewarding experience as well as a hard slog.
My friend Tasty Taste has a much more detailed write up on his blog, Blood of Kittens, which you can read here.
Legion of the Damned get a Digital Codex for some reason!
Everyone's favorite 25 point Space Marines are getting their own codex, ya'll! Now you can field an entire army of 3+ invulnerable save, cover ignoring bolter firing, DEEP STRIKING MOTHER FUCKERS! Still no cure for being toughness 4 with one wound. More info, here.
Torrent of Fire Invitational Tournament forgets to invite most important 40k Player, ME.
The Torrent of Fire Invitational Tournament is this weekend, and if you haven't heard about it than you really aren't that important (apparently). Torrent of Fire, the NEW Rankings HQ, has created a tournament in which the best and most handsome 40k players are invited to a winner takes all 5 round single elimination tournament. There are brackets that can be voted on and it really has the feel of a college sports type tournament thing. There is even a cash prize, which is less than the cost to fly to DC but who cares? If you would like more information on why you have the smallest penis in the 40k tournament scene, check out more info here.
Until next time.
Raw Dogger, aka Clown Baby, aka Phat J Sleeze