Let me start off by saying that since Adepticon, I had played a grand total of three fully pointed games of Warhammer 40k leading up to the Khornehusker. I had played a smattering of kill team and 500 / 750 point games for our store’s paint and play league, but that’s it. Real life comes first of course, and I was left to painting my Imperial Fists as the only real way of staying connected to the hobby. The whole time I have been focusing on getting this army ready for Adepticon as part of our team that we’re going to be entering for the 40k team tournament. I’ve been lamenting over how I’d approach painting a yellow army (such a tough color to paint right, in my opinion) that looks good. We’re trying to really make a push for best theme at Adepticon.
About three weeks ago, debate nationals concluded and I flew home from Birmingham. I was working on my Imperial Fists one day, when I realized that I didn’t have anything pressing to worry about in real life for several weeks. Then it hit me: this is the first summer that I don’t have grad school to worry about in three years! This was officially going to be a good summer for hobby progress! My last post certainly indicated as much, with several major projects in the works. That being said, I think we all realize that it is very easy to start projects, and it is even easier to have half-completed projects collect dust on the shelf than actually finish them. But before I get to those projects (and I have made good progress!), I want to talk about something that came out of left field and was a present surprise:
The RTT report is coming … I promise. A debate tournament this past weekend and some back logged grading has put that on the back burner, but it is almost done. In an effort to maximize the amount of money we can use for prizes and give to the debate team for the Bugeater GT, I’ve put some adsense banners up on this blog and on the gt page. I don’t expect to make a ton of money off of them, but any money helps to mitigate web hosting and other expenses. PLEASE, do NOT take this post as an invitation to spam click the ads … as another blog recently found out (the specific blog is escaping me at the moment), because if you do they’ll probably take away all the revenue for the unusually high traffic.
Exciting news everyone – although the specific weekend is still being worked out, I can say with certainty that in June 2011 the first annual Bugeater GT will be taking place in Omaha. Now, here’s the great thing about this tournament: it will be hosted at the high school that I teach at, and because the school is providing the facility all proceeds will go to the debate team that I coach. With budget cuts and the looming “cliff year,” this has a chance to bring a much needed positive infusion of cash to the debate team’s coffers – so not only is this a good chance for you to play some 40k or Fantasy, but know that I won’t be making a cent off this tournament. I love this hobby and wanted to host a big tournament where I live, and I wanted to help the debate team that I coach – who could ask for a better combination?