Episode 039; Stagnation Nation

Mark and Peter discuss hobby progress and what gorilla glue is not meant for.

Segment 1: We discuss Hobby Stagnation. What got us into it and the simple remedy to get you out of it.

Segment 2: We answer a two part listener question about the collecting and expansion of your current army, and how to tackle lopsided victories in a campaign.

Episode 39

Looking For More Great Scifi Terrain

Hey listeners,

We continue our Model Terrain Company for the Month of May, Laser Craft Workshop.  This time I want to expand on the Sector 38 Fortress, by showing you the Sector 38 Sci-fi Habs and Terrain collection.

The Sector 38 collection has a variety of uses.  It can be used to create a hab block, an out post, a light industrial district, a commerce port, to say the least.  At Adepticon, another thing that caught my eye was the ruined kits.  I’m sure you’ve heard me carry on about how a corner isn’t always going to be the last thing left on a building.  Laser Craft Workshop has some great examples of battle damaged buildings and best part is, they have the undamaged versions of the same buildings.  So you can really expand the narrative by having buildings get ruined mid game or as part of an ongoing campaign.

The Sector 38 Sci-fi Habs and Terrain collection includes a several towers to help you create many different narrative scenarios.

Laser Craft Workshop also has several styles of Landing Pads to choose from.  Check out this landing tower, this thing rocks!

And what system would be complete without a wide variety of catwalks, stairwells and ladders.

I like bundles, you like bundles, who doesn’t like a bundle.  Laser Craft Workshop offers several money saving kit bundles to get you started.  Each picture is a different Sector 38 bundle.  They really were thinking about the gamer when they put these together.  And just how big is a Hab Block anyway?

I have a whole lot more to show you from Laser Craft Workshop.  Check them out yourself at www.lasercraftworkshop.com  To keep updated on their releases, follow them on Facebook.

To enter in our model terrain company of the month giveaways, like the NGC40k Podcast Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @ngc40k.  A random winner is drawn at the end of the month.

Laser Craft Workshop

We continue our Model Terrain Company of the Month.  All of May we will be featuring the fantastic products of Laser Craft Workshop.

People frequently forward me company information and I’ve had my eye on them for a while.  Then I saw their booth at Adepticon, took tons of photos and knew I had to tell you all about what they make.

The first thing that grabbed my attention at the Laser Craft Workshop booth was a futuristic modular fortress.  I was blown away by the detail and fair price of this mdf kit.  Even the name is cool, Sector 38 Fortress.

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The Sector 38 Mega Fortress kit comes with all these pieces.

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That’s a whole lot of fortress.

Let’s say you can’t afford or don’t have the space for such a large set.  Laser Craft Workshop has you covered with their Outpost Set.  It too has a very reasonable price point.

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Want to build your own custom fortress?  Let’s take a closer look at the individual pieces.

This set is incredible and like I said, it was the first thing I spotted at their booth and was blown away by it.

I have a whole lot more to show you from Laser Craft Workshop.  Check them out yourself at www.lasercraftworkshop.com  To keep updated on their releases, follow them on Facebook.

To enter in our model terrain company of the month giveaways, like the NGC40k Podcast Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @ngc40k.  A random winner is drawn at the end of the month.

Episode 38; A Journey in Writing

Mark and Peter discuss hobby progress and how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop.

Segment 1: So you want to be a writer. Peter Walks through his journey in writing. Advice received in the Adepticon Black Library classes. Suggestions for moving your own writing goals forward as well as where he plans to go from here.

Segment 2: Mark and Peter answer listener questions on running campaigns, map campaigns, narrative missions and the possibility of a Battle for Detros Mitus mission pack.

Battle for Detros Mitus: We take you back a few years to where it all began.

Episode 38

Guys, where have you been?

Afternoon listeners.

I’m sure many of you are wondering where have we been.  Rest assured we are still around, in fact I’m busy editing Episode 38.

Mark has been insanely busy balancing school, family and his day job.  I have been busy with Adepticon, the Black Library submission, as well as finishing up my own children’s story ‘The Adventures of Tenian Fieldmouse’.

So hang in there, a new episode is on it’s way.

If you are wondering what I’m up to from day to day, follow us on twitter @ngc40k

 

Episode 037: The Narrative Guys

Mark and Peter discuss hobby progress, the busyness of life and the endless uses of packaging tape.

Segment 1: We finally come back to the Bandrois Campaign, discuss our game, new unique rules and plan our future narrative game in the series.

Segment 2: Peter has an excellent interview with his good friends Dan and Glenn from The Narrative Guys. They say everything is bigger in Texas, it definitely holds true with the narrative gaming. They discuss getting started, highlights and pitfalls, as well as designing gaming tables. As important as learning the use of three seashells, learn the three rules of having a good time at a narrative event.

Battle for Detros Mitus: A changing of the guard brings Detros Mitus a new commander and a new war. Glavious receives the order he’s been waiting so many long months to hear.
(music in this audio drama is Head Space 2 provided by Thomas Prislac of PDXvoiceteacher)

Episode 037

Bonding with the Hobby

My son has been asking for…..ev…..er to get his own army and play the game dad plays.  We sat down and picked an army for him.  We looked through the marine codex and the army he chose was Black Templars.  Praise Be!

This week he turned the big 7.  I felt he was old enough to start introducing him into the hobby.  So for his birthday I bought him his first Tactical Squad and a batch of Reivers.  I let him pick what he wanted the squad to be equipped with.  A 7yr old follows the Rule of Cool.  I enjoyed the choices and his reasons to why.

More Father Son hobby time to follow.

It is Sunday Night oh What a Night

Tonight the infamous Dan and Glenn from The Narrative Guys was on the show.  I had a great time chatting them up, two wonderful people that are passionate about the hobby and narrative gaming.

The evening started off like a scary movie for anyone  in media as my equipment that was supposed to be simple was failing me.  I went with an even simpler approach and it ran great.  But let me tell you for 30min, I was screaming like Jamie Lee Curtis inside.

We had a great conversation from what got them into 40k, to what drove them to narrative gaming, to their philosophies on terrain building.  I can’t wait to share that with you guys.  Look for that in episode 37.

To Glenn and Dan, huge thank you for being patient for this interview.  I look forward to buying you a beer at Adepticon.  Until then, have a great narrative game.

 

I spent the day at Pegasus Games in Madison, playing in an event ran by the local MYCL gaming group. Kenny from the Combat Phase was the event host. I had a great time, met some new people and even won Best Painted. I was really happy to be able to participate in an event that wasn’t my own for a change.


The event was a more narrative driven tournament, which meant the missions were story driven with an over arching theme, in this case the great rift as it happened. Also, this required a two paragraph story on your force and they wanted it based on a Black Library book or codex. Mine was the Honoured Sons of course, expanding on the one paragraph about them in the codex that has them fighting a Tyranid Hive Fleet Jormungandr.

I included some pics of a few armies that were on display.

Thanks again Kenny for running this event.

Episode 036; Sanctus Reach: Hour of the Wolf part II

Mark and Peter discuss hobby progress and man you’d be impressed cause there was a lot of it. We also discuss the fantastic thing you can do with sticky notes and other sure to be interesting topics.

Segment 1: We close out the chapter of Sanctus Reach with Hour of the Wolf part II.

Segment 2: We discuss all the missions that go along with the Hour of the Wolf campaign supplement, as well as the game we played using one of said missions. It was a lot of fun, so stick around for that.

Battle for Detros Mitus: A changing of the guard brings Detros Mitus a new commander and a new war. Glavious receives the order he’s been waiting so many long months to hear.
(music in this audio drama is Head Space 2 provided by Thomas Prislac of PDXvoiceteacher)

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