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    The Hobby Table 1-22-19

    Happy Tuesday everyone! If you missed my Twitter and Instagram post yesterday you might have been wondering what happened to my Monday Community All-Gates post. As you may recall I have been looking at my content schedule and future changes to what I put out. This week begins the first change were I scale back the blog a bit to twice a week in order to free up more time for more YouTube content and my upcoming Podcast. You can now expect regular blog posts on Tuesday and Thursday. Tuesday will be either a Hobby Table post or a Community All-Gates post and the Thursday slot will be my usual Editorial and or opinion pieces that have traditionally been on Friday. This is only the start of some great things on the way! View the full article
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    Road to Waaaghpaca 2019

    Hey Everyone! Waaaghapaca 2019 is only a week away and today I wanted to share what I have done to prepare for the event as well as the army I am taking to the event. It took a while for my excitement for the event to truly ramp up, but it has fully kicked in and were a week ago I was dreading the 11-hour drive I am now less stressed about it and just stocking up on a few audiobooks to get me through. After the drive, it will be a weekend of fun with some friends rolling dice! I am also planning on doing a lot of coverage of my time at the event over on my Instagram. The platform is great for quick snippets from the day's events so be sure to head over there and follow me so you don't miss a single moment of the fun! View the full article
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    The Hobby Table : 1-16-19

    Hey Everyone! I hope you have had a good week full of gaming, painting, and dice rolling since the last Hobby Table. While I haven't been doing a ton of actually painting lately I have been keeping busy with other hobby-related items. The biggest bit was finally clipping all the extra bits from the stack of sprues I had piled below my hobby desk. It felt great clearing up all that space, but it was one of the least exciting hour and a half I have had in a while. It is a necessary task that reinforced my commitment to clip the bits as I build kits as opposed to saving the task for a few years down the road. Now on to the rest of the week which was much more exciting! View the full article
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    RAW19 - Realms At War - Uprising

    Going to see if I can swing it to come back!
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    Community All-gates : 1-14-19

    Hey Everyone! Welcome to the "Community All-gates", the weekly feature on The Realm Gate Blog where every Monday I plan to highlight something or someone from around the Age of Sigmar and Miniature Painting Community. It might be an Event, a YouTube Channel, Blog, Army List, Model, Hobby Project, or anything else that catches my eye. Today I wanted to spotlight a recent video posted by Anthony Margo (AoS Coach). The video deep dives into the Daughters of Khaine with a few of the most devoted of Morathi, Hayden Walker and Sam Morgan. It is an excellent video that looks at alternative builds than the typical 60+ Witch Aelf lists. While I run Hordes of Witch Aelves I am keen to get into other play styles of the army in the coming year and their insight on the topic was excellent. View the full article
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    Evolving your Army Narrative

    Hey Everyone! Today I want to talk about growing and evolving the narrative around your army through your games, painting, and hobby in general. It is very easy to feel the pull to jump into the latest release and start a new army. The models are always fantastic and it is exciting seeing how the army lore fits into the grand picture of the worlds we know and love. Sometimes jumping into a new army is entirely the right thing to do, but other times it might be because you are bored with your current army playstyle, models, or their lack of new lore. How can you prevent boredom from developing? By creating, even a small, lore for your army and its heroes! View the full article
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    The Hobby Table : 1-9-19

    Happy Wednesday everyone! It has been a light week for me regarding hobby, but it really feels like the calm before the storm as my content plans begin to come together for 2019. Later this week I will begin recording Episode 1 of the new Strength Hammer Podcast with my good friends Neil, Matt, and Sean as we talk all things Warhammer, Hobby, and Fitness. Once it is released I will do an accompanying blog post to give a bit more insight into the concept and the "why" of the podcast. I am very excited to begin this new content and see where it goes! View the full article
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    Community All-gates : 1-7-19

    Hey Everyone! Welcome to the "Community All-gates", the weekly feature on The Realm Gate Blog where every Monday I plan to highlight something or someone from around the Age of Sigmar and Miniature Painting Community. It might be an Event, a YouTube Channel, Blog, Army List, Model, Hobby Project, or anything else that catches my eye. Today I want to point you toward a Tweet I put out on December 31st asking everyone to share their favorite model they painted from 2018. It had a ton of responses and it was great to see the fed dill up with everyone's passion and hard work. I encourage you all to check out the thread and feel free to add your model to the growing collection of wonderful models everyone is proud to show off! View the full article
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    Content Plans for 2019

    Hey Everyone! Today I wanted to take some time and let you know all the changes coming to my content channels in the coming year as I push towards improving what I put out for everyone to enjoy. Over 2018 I began to dabble in YouTube while also increasing how many blog posts I put out every week and while the blog has been going strong my YouTube channel has had a bit of a false start that I aim to rectify this year. I am also putting a lot more out there every day on various social media platforms and I hope to have many of you follow me on your preferred platform to make sure I can connect with each and every one of you. Finally, I have gathered up a group of friends to begin recording for a new podcast coming your way soon! As I move towards integrating Fitness with Warhammer I hope you will join me and continue to help me put out better and better content and check out the bottom of the article for links to everything! View the full article
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    The Hobby Table : 1-2-19

    Happy New Year and Happy Hobbying everyone! The Holidays are behind us and it is time to hit the ground running as we head off into 2019 for another great year! Before I go much farther I want to let everyone know that the room blocks for NOVA Open 2019 are now open! Head over to check out the latest newsletter to find out the details and get your spot secured before they sell out! Now back to the Hobby Table! It has been great having time off to get lots of projects moving and prepped and while it may seem as if I have a lot to do it isn't as bad as it seems as I am finally having a few things commissioned. I have never been through the army commissioned process, but I plan to give you the details as it plays out in the coming months. View the full article
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    Community All-gates : 12-31-18

    Hey Everyone! Welcome to the "Community All-gates", the weekly feature on The Realm Gate Blog where every Monday I plan to highlight something or someone from around the Age of Sigmar and Miniature Painting Community. It might be an Event, a YouTube Channel, Blog, Army List, Model, Hobby Project, or anything else that catches my eye. Today I want to talk about my painting tally from 2018. It has been a whirlwind year with tons of models crossing my painting desk, most of them Witch Aelves! In total, I have painted 392 individual models this year. I wasn't aiming for any specific number to paint this year, but I am happy that painting 300-400 models seem to be my yearly average over the past three years. If you don't currently track your total models painted I really recommend you begin in 2019. A simple tally mark in your hobby journal is all you need! View the full article
  12. That magical time of year has arrived where people resolve to better themselves and make sweeping changes in the following year. The sad truth is most New Year's Resolutions fail, but it doesn't have to be the case. The reason most resolutions fail is usually twofold. After the excitement and initial motivation passes people often give up on their goals and more often than not people set goals that are too grand and are more dreams than goals. This is not to say big hobby resolutions is not possible, but you need to be smart about the goals you set and how you attack them in the coming year. As with any piece of advice you need to look at if it works for you and be sure to share any of your advice in the comments below so we can all accomplish our 2019 resolutions! View the full article
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    The Hobby Table : 12-26-18

    Happy Hobby Holidays one and all! We are in the middle of the Holiday season and it has been great seeing everyone's hobby and gaming going on via Twitter and Instagram. The recent announcement of the Glomspite Gitz has gotten a large number of people enthused and the excitement is infectious! While I am not planning on diving into the new army I am very much looking forward to seeing everyone paint them up and get them on the table. I plan, for now, to continue expanding my Daughters of Khaine collection and enjoying this army. As you will see below my collection is growing quite quickly! View the full article
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    Community All-gates : 12-24-18

    Hey Everyone! Welcome to the "Community All-gates", the weekly feature on The Realm Gate Blog where every Monday I plan to highlight something or someone from around the Age of Sigmar and Miniature Painting Community. It might be an Event, a YouTube Channel, Blog, Army List, Model, Hobby Project, or anything else that catches my eye. Today I wish to point you all toward a Sigmar inspired Christmas Story I wrote last year for a bit of fun (reposted below as well). I may not be the best writer when it comes to prose, but I hope it gives you a bit of Holiday Joy today as we all eagerly await the new Battletome reveal tomorrow! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from me to all of you! View the full article
  15. There has been a lot of banter online lately about the game we all know and love, Age of Sigmar. It is great to see the community being active and passionate about whatever aspect of the game they feel the most connection towards. Some people really care about the competitive balance of the game, while others focus on keeping a strong narrative presence in the rules. Others, like myself, find their joy and focus on having a large and positive community and the recent talks seem to split people and it can seem concerning, but we are all coming from the same perspective of growing our game. In this madness that can be online debates and discussions, it is important to not just be a passive player and accept one person's thoughts as your own. Listening to everyone and forming your own opinion is key to reaching the goal we are all after. A strong and healthy community set around the game of Age of Sigmar. View the full article
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