So, I've been Nominated for a Liebster Nomination by budgethammer.wordpress.com
So, a Liebster award is given to bloggers with less than 200 followers in an effort to increase exposure and grant a little bit of recognition to these bloggers. In addition to this, the nominee has to in turn nominate their own choices (some say up to 5, other places up to 11) for Liebster awards, and answer a few relevant questions about themselves and their blog.
So first of all my nominations for the Liebster are;
James Mythic Fox… blog.mythicfox.com
One of the finest minds in the world of Malifaux.. Well worth reading
The other finest mind in Malifaux.. The recently deposed Mr 400 is still an inexhaustible font of knowledge and wisdom on the game and gaming
The lovely Ben writes on many and varied topics around the world of Malifaux. The creator and curator of the MFXTOP monthly painting Gala. 50% of the articles however do mention Mei Feng but a little bias is no bad thing. An excellent writer, good grammar and good teeth.
Old Man mike… Oldmanmyke.blogspot.co.uk
What can be said about Old Man Myke that he hasn't already said himself on his two shows; Malifools and Fools Daily. A tireless promoter of all things gaming. A great listen and a great read.
The second part of being nominated is to answer some questions from nominator
How many models you estimate that you own, fully assembled and painted?
I think my collection operates on the sandpile theory. Each time it arrives at a critical level bits are then sold off, given away. However I would say at any one time I have at least 4 or 5 armies/gang/warbands from at least five or six different game systems
2What about unassembled or unpainted?
Never fully investigated.. But at least 15 huge cardboard boxes and at least 10 really useful boxes
What’s your go-to joke?
How long have you been wargaming for?
Around 30 years!
Would you rather A: Be incredibly wealthy but have severe health problems (that money can’t fix), or B: be poor but be in perfect health?
Do you have a favourite mini in your collection?
Impossible question.. The answer changes from week to week. Almost any of the new Plastic Malifaux figures, some of the forge world vehicles (although I have no interest in 40k) raging Heroes have some incredible models as do Corvus Belli's infinity range. However I'm going to award the prize to this!
A Minifigs Orc. Probably the first figure I ever bought. My first forays into dungeon mastering for D and D were heavily populated by multiples of this guy. He, and many like him, were also a mainstay of my first edition Warhammer Fantasy Battles Orc Army.
Whats the deal with aeroplane food?
Sounds like a question for Peter Griffon!
Do you think 40k should be more random or less random? How would you balance it?
To be honest, although I've tried a few times I'm not particularly into the game.. Love some of the models though
Barbecues or Buffets?
I think this answers that question!
Have you ever paid for a mini to be painted for you? How did it go?
Never crossed my mind to do so.
If you could magically have a book by you written in an instant, what would it be about?
Difficult.. I'll wriggle out of properly answering that by saying that if I did ever write a book I would aspire to being somewhere between Charles Bukowski, Brett Easton Ellis and F. Scott Fitzgerald.
So now all that remains is for me to ask some questions for my nominees to answer
- What single movie, book, game or event got you into gaming in the first place?
- Thanks to crowdsourcing and other factors the gaming industry seems to have reverted to its diverse 1980's model of hundreds of companies of varying quality and longevity sharing the market rather than just 3 or 4.. Do you believe this is a good or bad thing? And why? And is it cyclical?
- Which song in the history of music do you secretly wished you had written? You will not receive royalties.. This is an aesthetic choice.
- At what point does a game's background story become so written in stone that it becomes akin to historical gaming?
- Metal, resin (good quality), plastic, or restic?..And why?
- At its peak which was the best show; Family Guy, South Park, Simpsons, or Futurama? Discuss
To be honest I think there's enough to get your teeth into in those 6 questions so I'll leave it there.
So that's it for this blog post
See you all next time and
Thank you for reading