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Jay’s Say: Warhammer Forty K

This episode, Jay is back with Kevin and Shae to talk about the brand new edition of Warhammer 40K. Jay shares his Primaris disillusionment while Shae manages to uncannily draw comparisons between Games Workshop’s business model and the Trump administration. We also spend a little time talking about the upcoming Inside the Gamer Fantasy Football League and Jay’s desperate need for an assist.   This episode of the Inside the Gamer podcast is sponsored in…

Jay’s Say: Warhammer Woes

This episode we dig down to our gaming roots and revisit what’s kept us from the game that brought us together. Join us as we take a critical look at Warhammer 40K and talk about how recent changes have influenced the game, the community, and our perceptions of both. Shae shares his unfettered rage and talks about selling his minis while Jay looks at Horus Heresy as an alternative for space marine die-hards. Going to…

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Only Troops Score: How it Played

Hello everyone, welcome back. This is your friendly neighborhood PrimeAngron. Well it has been a little bit since my last post. For the last two Warhammer 40K tournaments, Troops could score objectives. The first event had a lot going against it. Several big 40k tournaments happened that same weekend, along with a major college football game. So out of fairness, I didn’t want to post findings on only an eight-man event. October’s tournament had a…

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Games Workshop vs The ITC

Often I’ve complained that there aren’t enough narrative-based Warhammer 40K events out there. I’ve heard more than a few gamers fault the Independent Tournament Circuit (ITC). They’re an easy organization to blame. They’re large, popular (it’s easy to hate the cool kids), and founded on a competitive platform. In addition to nationally ranking players, maintaining an up-to-date list of upcoming ITC tournaments, and hosting annual national events, the ITC makes it easy for local game…

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Stacking the Deck: How it Played

Hello everyone, welcome back. This is your friendly neighborhood PrimeAngron. In my last post I talked about a Warhammer 40K Maelstrom deck set up I was going to try at our next tournament. We had 20 players to show up and the feedback I got was extremely positive. Of course I love it when these types of ideas are well received, but I also wanted any and all goods and bads that come with. The…

Jay’s Say: Go Go Power Gamers

Joined by Loren from Skill and Bones Radio, we discuss the competitive nature of the Warhammer 40K community and events. Jay brings up talk regarding some nefarious activity going on in local gaming communities, and we take a look at video game classics Street Fighter and Mortal Combat. This episode of the Inside the Gamer podcast is sponsored in part by Dark Tower Games. Located in Bellingham, WA, Dark Tower Games strives to create a…

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Stacking the Deck

Hello everyone. This is your friendly neighborhood PrimeAngron, Warhammer 40k player and tournament organizer (TO). I’ve been playing 40k for more than 20 years and have traveled across several states just to scratch that 40K tournament itch. As a TO, I have run numerous events ranging from a softer playing styles to ITC to straight rulebook, as well as narrative events, apocalypse games, and many others. I consistently run events in and around the greater…

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Warhammer 40K: Maintaining Your Amateur Status or Going Pro

I am fortunate enough to live in an area where there is a strong gaming community. Whether your poison is roleplaying games, magic, or tabletop miniature war games, there’s something here for everyone. Best General? I could probably play in a 40K event every week, and at nearly all these events there is a strong emphasis on “Best General.” The “Best General” is the player who won the most games or scored the most points…

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Traveling Back in Time

I’ve been an avid Warhammer 40K player since 1995, back in the days of 2nd edition. I’ve always been a fan of the Adeptus Astartes; though when I started playing, I only knew them as the space marines. In the Beginning, the Emperor Created… One of the coolest aspects of the space marines is their origin story; the Emperor, the primarchs, and the Horus Heresy. Shrouded in mystery and being fed only occasional (sometimes contradictory)…

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Gamer Gauntlet

The thing I hate most about the grocery store is the people who stop mid stride as they peruse the shelves, completely blocking the isles. Whether they are texting, double checking their grocery list, or saying hello to a neighbor, they’re completely oblivious to the their surroundings. What the fuck! Pay attention. If only we had Mad Max-style spikes on the front of our grocery carts. I’d bet we’d all be more perceptive. Gamers are…