Friday, August 12, 2011

40K Nation


The best part of the gaming hobby is the social aspect.  Heck, we are playing with frakkin toy soldiers, so having other adults who you can share your hobby with helps validate us!  And I have some awesome friends that I have made over 13 years in the hobby.  The most recent addition to the list of partners in crime, and my favorite buddy to scheme model building with is Sam Munoz, aka Cranberry Muffinman of 40K Nation.  


Now if you haven't been to 40K Nation, it is all about the hobby.  Model building and gaming.  No BS rules arguments, no trolls, no one arguing why their Thousand Sons or Tyranids "counts as" Space Wolves.  Just good old passion for the game.  They use technology to its full effect, with a TeamSpeak server people bounce in and out of every night and "TinyChat" which is a great video system that allows gamers to show off their model building areas, comparing techniques and such.  And now they are doing a boatload of videos, like the one Cranberry did above.

40K Nation has started a system of "Chapter Masters", players who want to bring their club to the site and actively create content, share ideas and help grow the community.  Right now there are 7 active Chapter Masters.  Cranberry is really good at photoshop, and so creates custom logos for each Chapter.  But Cranberry also requires his Chapter Masters to create video content to help grow the site. You can just screw around, you need to help the community.  And there are always good people who will help do that.  Cranberry's enthusiasm is infectious, and if you hang around, you find yourself wanting to model more and do things to have more fun.

Plus, if you are a good citizen, you get a custom signature from Cranberry.  Here are a couple examples:  


So make sure you check out 40K Nation.

Alec

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