Friday, July 29, 2011

Things Commissar Carrie Has Learned (While Gaming)

What follows is a list of life lesson taught to me through my years of gaming. I hope that girl gamers everywhere can learn from my experiences.

1) "I will skullfuck you with your own hip bone" is not the proper response to losing.
2) Slapping someone in the face is not the proper response to getting hit with 14 power weapon attacks.
3) Laughing at someone's failures, why enjoyable, is not to be continued for more than twenty seconds.
4) It is not appropriate to ask your opponent if his balls hurt after a victory.
5) Throwing dice across the room in a rage is a good way to put someone's eye out.
6)Enthusiastically shouting quotes from Pokemon or Yugi-Oh during a collectable card game gets you thrown out of tournaments.
7) Throwing glitter at Blood Angels players and telling them your love can never be is cruel on multiple levels.
8) People who play Slaaneshi Marines are to be avoided at all costs.
9) Shouting "Waaagh!" never sounds as cool as it does in your head.
10) Always claim to have a boyfriend.
11) Threatening to "Come across the table" is not the Games Workshop approved method of ending games.
12) Nobody cares how awesome your models are painted if you're wearing a low cut top.
13) If someone askes you Horde or Alliance you cannot respond with "What's that?"
14) In the event of failing #13 you shouldn't end the upcoming hour long explanation prematurely by saying, "Do you even have a job?"
15) If you make someone cry you should always buy them candy.
16) Being on a team does not mean you should use the others as distractions while you do the important stuff.
17) Being on a bad team does mean you should use the others as distractions while you do the important stuff.
18) Accuracy is never as important as volume of fire.
19) Volume of fire is never as effective as accuracy.
20) I die a lot in first person shooters.
21) There is no substitute for good old fashioned pouting.
22) Tweaking someone's nipples in the middle of a game invites terrible terrible repercussions.
23) Strip Munchkin is never a good idea.
24) Except when it is.
25) Grand strategy is no substitute for cold hard math.
26) Except when it is.
27) Psycannons are for pansies.
28) Getting shot by Psycannons hurts.
29) Playing the healer and then demanding monetary compensation for each heal you hand out is a good way to lose friends.
30) There is no substitute for grinding.  Hard, mindless, boring labor is the only way to get ahead.
31) Hitting the buttons in the right order is more important than being a good team player.
32) Aggro is a terrible thing that, by all rights, should always be in the possession of others.
33) Respawning is much less fun when you have to walk ten miles to your body.
34) I dislike MMORPGs.
35) Ragequit is a viable tactic.
36) Never stop laughing.  It makes everyone else nervous.
37) Whisky and Wargaming mix surprisingly well.
38) Whisky and table top gaming always ends with me having to make a new character.
39) There is, generally speaking, no excuse for my behavior.
40) Don't touch other peoples' dice.
41) Don't touch other peoples' models.
42) Things to chew on: straws, toothpicks, gum, tootsie rolls.
43) Things not to chew on: opponents, space marines, small dice, super glue.
44) "I glued my teeth together" means the same thing as "I forfeit."
45) I am supposed to feel bad about more things than I actually do.
46) Telling an opponent's mother that he called me a cunt is being a sore loser.
47) Everyone likes Dr. Pepper but me.
48) I will often go thirsty during long gaming sessions.
49) X-Box Live is no place for anyone, no matter how old, no matter what lifestyle.
50) I should be ashamed.  Honestly.  What is wrong with me?

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

As of late

So as of late, my ass has been busy holding a job ( no, not in the kitchen guys and im not going back to it) so my geek streek has been pushed back to things that i can only do at home.. least till i am done with training at work and start on my true scedual. Anywho, For a little geekyness i will talk about my WoW experiance as of late ( yes there are are real boobs on wow and no i will not tits or GTFO!) So, as of late i have been working on 6 characters, a lvl 85 human holy pally named Gwenniver, a lvl 85 Dranai resto Shammy FrannyNanny, a lvl 83 Nelf mm hunter Lunareclipse, a lvl 30 Human holy and soon to be dual speced to shadow priest named Sera, a lvl 13 Nelf feral drud Chislev, and a lvl 11 Belf arcane mage Shimai. Yes i play Ali, Yes i know in true story line they are the true evil of the worcraft world.. i point that out all the time to newbies and no one wants to listen >_<. ANYWHO so I had been off WoW for waaaaaay too long, played a week into cata when it came out then decided that i really did not have the money to pay for that shit. So i canceled my account for the time, recently i added more time to the account, Since i have had to now work at catching up to the boys who spend their lives in moma's basement peeing in bottles and yelling at mom when they need more food. With only a few hours on wow at night between being a mom and needing sleep for my job its been kinda.. busy.. anywho i have managed to get my lvl 80 hunter to 83 and my shammy started at lvl 65 when this all started and was 85 and gearing up with in a week. let me tell you, Cata is just a copy and paste with a little paint to make to look diffrent of other wow expantions. oh, and higher lvl. I will say it is EPIC to ride my flying mount in SW and watch everyone run around trying to find me when i am posting my enchainting book in trade and someone wants one, lol. Anywho. Another thing that i have been geeking out about is Legends of Krynn mud, I wish it was more active, but sadly... *frown* not many have been on as of late, so yeah. it kinda suck! And the other thing i have been geeking abotu is the two new MTG sets that came out recently new pharixia and m12, i am trying to find the new angels without looking them up on line.. you know its harder then one would thing, lol. Well, I should ger going and head the fuck out so i can take a nap before work, NI NI!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Carrie's Tournament List

So, since we're at it, and in the interests of making the bets a little bit more informed, I'm releasing my list too.  Orks have, generally speaking, been regarded as pretty uncompetitive, and I'm not one to disagree terribly, honestly, especially seeing as my list looks nothing like anything remotely competitive.  Let's see what it looks like, shall we?

Archibald Forthwith and the Sin Eaters (1750)

Warboss: Power Klaw, Twin Linked Shoota, Cybork, Pole, Armor
Big Mek: Burna, SAG, Ammo Runt, Pole

5 Lootas

10 Nobz: Stikkbombz, Big Choppas x9,Armor, Pole, Banner, Painboy
21 Shoota Boyz: Big Shoota, Rokkit, Nob w/ BC, Pole
21 Shoota Boyz: Big Shootas x2, Nob w/PK, Bosspole
10 Shoota Boyz: Big Shoota
Deff Dread: DCCWx2, Riggers, Armor

Heavy Support
10 Flash Gitz: More Dakka, Shootier
Looted Wagon: Skorcha, Big Shootas x2, Red
Looted Wagon: Boomgun, Case, Red, Riggers, Plates, Wreckin' Ball, Ram

This is basically a remake of my very first, original list, and the one I still drag out when I can't be arsed to make a new one.  I keep it around because I have the models and nothing is quite as fun as scattering those big ass blast templates all over my Boyz mobs.  Good good times.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

List for Tourney

Well this is the first time I have ever made a list with this many points and boy did it take me forever.  I am ready for the vassal tournament, just need to get with someone for the first game.  Do you guys want me to put up the list basics, or will i just show it to my opponent before each game.

Was a lot of fun thinking about all the aspects and what would be worth the points for what I needed for this tourney, and what I wanted to field and how I was going to do it.  I have done only one list prior to this, and that was only 500 points which really isnt that much when you think about it.  But this 1750 list is a lot more to deal with and a lot more nuances.

General Idea:
1x Swarmlord

2x 10 count termagaunt broods
2x tervigons (all the psychic powers added on)
1x 16 count hormagaunt brood with toxin sacks

1x Doom of Malan'tai in a spore pod
3x zoanthropes (yay zoeys) in a spore pod

Heavy Support:
2x Trygon Primes with adrenal Glands

So I am pretty happy that I did this mostly on my own, when I was practically done a friend helped me out tweaking the idea a little bit and so far I think it is a potent and competitive list.  I hope I do well with it and have some fun with you all.

-Emerald Rose Widow

Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Cat Fight: Round One (Carrie vs Elorrah)

The very first fight of the tournament was between myself and Farseer Elorrah, Orks vs Eldar.  The lists were something like this.

Klaw Boss
9 Nobs: Big Choppas, Banner, Pole, Painboy
5 Lootas
21 Shoota Boys, Choppa Nob, RL, BS
21 Shoota Boys, Klaw Nob, 2xBS
10 Shoota Boys, BS
CCW Dread
Looted Wagon: Red, Skorcha, 2xBS
Looted Wagon: Red, Boomgun, Ram, Wrecker, Riggers

Farseer (Doom, Fortune)
Farseer (Doom)
5x Dragons (Pike Exarch)
2x 11 Banshees (Exarch), Serpent
2x 5 Dire Avengers
5 Rangers
Falcon: Lance, Cannon
Falcon: Launcher, Cannon
Wraithlord: Sword, Scatter Laser

Now, before we begin, I decided to give Dear old Elorrah a bit of a handicap.  Every time I lose a unit, I take a shot of whiskey.  It should make the game more fun, right?  So, let's see how things went!

The War Dolls 1750 Round Robin

In an effort to, you know, actually have gaming on here, allow me to present an idea we have wanted to do since before this blog went live.  This is The War Dolls 1750 Round Robin Warhammer 40k Vassal Tournament.  Or the WD1750RRW4DKVT.  I think I'm just gonna call it The Cat Fight.  We here at War Dolls have always valued the ability to smash our friends into tiny pulpy pieces and then eat their shattered remains to gain their power.  It's a natural evolution of the War Dolls ideals of furthering the cause of female gamers through a unified front.  Or were we just having fun?  I forget.  The important thing to remember here is that I am going to win and the rest of you chicks can suck my Orks.

The basic idea is simple.  All the Dolls who Play the K are going to shoot, chop, smash and flame the living hell out of each other until one person proves to be the baddest of all asses.  To this one person goes the esteemed title of WARBOSS WARDOLL (Or Chapter Master, if you're a sucka).  This tournament will probably take a little bit since one of our members is injured and another is indisposed, but the fight will rage on!  FOR JUSTICE AND GLORY!  The following table is available to gamblers and other Nevada residents.

Mistress of Minis (Team Jacob) 3:1
Katie Drake (Compensating With Chainswords Marines) 2:1
Farseer Ellorah (Space Fairies) 5:1
Commissar Carrie (Da Orks) 10:1
Emerald Rose Widow (Raid Bait) 6:1
Disclaimer: The Preceding Odds are non-scientific and written by someone with several shots of whiskey in her.  For actual odds see your nearest bookie.

Harry Potter and the Deadly Hallows Pt II Review-ish (minor spoiler?)

So I went and saw the final Harry Potter this last weekend and thought it was really great! Granted I haven't read that book in years, so that may have been the reason I thought it was so good. There were a couple of things of course that didn't mesh with the book, but I understand in movies, sometimes you just gotta make a change.

It was nice seeing some of the old faces but sadly it was just that. Luna barely had any lines and I don't think Tonks had any, and I know they had parts in the last half of the book. Wasn't really thrilled about that, those being two of my more favorite characters.

Still, I had a great time and the movie hit me all over my emotional map. I was laughing and crying all throughout the movie, especially at the end. There is one scene in particular that struck me, and I don't think it was in the book. I am not sure if they intended it in the film, but it was really poignant.

*possible spoiler below*

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Mah Peeps

I'm so glad to see the familiar names of games etc in the introductory posts. It makes me feel like using gamer slang will net me understanding instead puzzling looks. ^_^

Also where go my picture? I chose one for my profile.

Along Came a Spider

Just thought I would come and and introduce myself, I am Emerald Rose Widow, or you can call me Rachel as well if you like.  Was brought into this little endeavor by Hurricanegirl who I met online through my friend Jenn sometime earlier this year.  She has introduced me to many awesome things in wargaming and has become somewhat of a mentor for me.  So I am glad to be brought in and a part of something with her like this.

I am a gamer, plain and simple, though these days I focus more on the tabletop.  DND (mostly play pathfinder though), Warhammer, Magic the Gathering, I am a general gaming nerd to be completely honest, and carry my dice around in my purse.  I am a total dork and loving it, though my experience in Warhammer and the like is rather new, as I only started playing in January, but so far am loving it.  I have my own gaming blog to talk about my own armies, but will also be contributing to hear all my experience that I may have, neat ideas, and funny stories and the like.  I just want to have fun, get to know, and just hang out with my fellow girl gamers, and I am glad to be here.

So here I shall be and I hope to get to know you all and be great friends, cause girl gamer friends are teh awesome.

-thumbs up and then runs off into the distance in a blurr of frills and petticoats-

Monday, July 18, 2011

Introducing ones self

Well.. since i see other doing it, i should to. I go by Seraph/Sera/Gwen chose one and i shall respond. Ether way, i was recruted ( just beoing a goober) by Hurricangirl. We are co-workers. I am a big time gamer geek.. and a girl. I play on a mud known as Legends of krynn, WoW ( yes.. i know), MTG, D&D and Marvel, and anything else geeky i can do.

I am married to a wonderful man ( who is also a geek but no.. he is not the one who got me into gaming) and i have a 4 year old little girl, two turtles (leonardo and donitello) i have a littler of kittens (6) and one mama cat. I really can not think of anything else to say though.. <_< so BYE!

The Commissar

Hello, look, another getting to know you post.  Hi!

I'm Commissar Carrie, and I am the resident umm, I dunno, fluff mistress?  I've been called that before, so I guess it fits.  I guess everyone wants to know about everyone, so here we go.  I'm 26, I live in Reno, NV but I'm from Texas.  I have an accent and a cowboy hat and I'm not super duper experienced with this whole gaming thing, as such.  At least not war gaming.

I started my very first gaming experience ever with Mage: the Ascension about a decade ago and have been playing RPGs ever since.  I started Warhammer 40k right at the dawn of fifth edition, so I am totally new hat.  I always kind of liked the setting though, even if I kinda think Space Marines are lame.  I play Orks and Sisters of Battle, neither one particularly well.  I play to win, but really enjoy losing most of the time.  My major contributions here are likely to be fiction pieces since I am about as far from the competitive side of things as it gets.  I play armies I have fun with rather than ones designed to win, and I'm notorious for taking tons of pleasure when the scatter dice kill off scores of my own troops.  Definitely not tournament level play here.

More about me, hmm...  I feel like this is one of those Playboy interview things.  Turn Ons: Heavy Flamers, David Tennant, Space Ships, Totalitarianism.  Turn Offs: Psycannons, Chris Eccleston, Bicycles, Heresy.  I like long walks in the desert, post-apocalypse, tiramisu and comitting genocide against those who oppose the church.

Thanks for reading!

Please Allow Me to Introduce Myself...

The title pretty much says it all. I'm a friend of HurricaneGirl's and a srs gamer. A girl gamer at that! I started on D&D waaaaay back with Keep on the Borderlands, then went on to Champions and the rest of glorious geekery.

I'm married with two kids, three cats, three PCs, four iPods and three iTouches in the house. (I built my own PC!). Gaming is my primary hobby and has been for years. Currently I'm playing Rift and some EQ2, Farmville (because somehow I cannot escape), League of Legends and Evony. Sporadically I play the Sims2, Dungeon Keeper 2 for old times' sake, StarCraft 2.. really lots of things. I also take part in online RP in various formats and forums.

In no particular order, some of my interests/favorites are: The Lord of the Rings (ask about my tattoo!), cats, cooking, J.D. Robb, Charlaine Harris books, Kim Harrison, EverQuest, EverQuest 2, the original World of Darkness, Marvel when they don't suck, Marvel Super Heroes, Champions, vampires, fantasy, Evony, David Eddings, classic literature, sushi, Top Chef, Project Runway (my guilty pleasure), Dethklok, Johnny Cash, so much other music I can't possibly list, Terry Brooks, Robert. B. Parker, roleplaying in general, LARP, Big Trouble in Little China, Ladyhawke, Labryinth, Tombstone, Disney's Sleeping Beauty, Young Frankenstein, Dead Again, Harry Potter et al, Bleach, Naruto.. you guys get the idea. I are girl gamer, hear me pwn newbs in the face. ^_^

I'd like to hear from the rest of ya'll!


We (CommissarCarrie, KatieDrake, MistressofMinis and I) are embarking on a project to try and knit girls who game a bit closer together. We'd like to give new girls (and old veterans) a place where they can find like minded people and get a more positive influence and feeling about gaming. This project will need people to make it go, but I feel that we have some great ideas already and some good people to keep it going. If we can inspire one person out there then our mission is accomplished. (if we have fun doing this, our mission is accomplished too! )

We are certainly looking for contributors and guests and ideas and anything to make it fun. This is not at all a blog for strictly one genre, we are looking from viewpoints from all games and all levels of experience. 

Part one, the chatbox, is done and over <-- yonder. We've got a few other fun things planned, and other ideas rolling around so keep watching!! also, Welcome!

If you are a girl gamer and are interested (and we hope you are), or have ideas please feel free to drop in and chat, comment or send one of us (or all of us; an email.