Wednesday 1 October 2014
So Orctober is on us again and I hope very much that once more you will put aside cares for Chaos, desires for dwarves or even urges for undead (unless they are orc undead I guess) and spend a month obsessing about orcs or orks.
Why I hear you cry. Well first of all I love orcs, they were my first miniature army and are just your best all round bad guy. Secondly around Orctober I always get into gaming doldrums, selfishly a month concentrating on my favorite army sounds like a good plan. Also I really need to make sure I paint some orcs each year, my orc collection is by far my largest and I have some catching up to do in the painting department.
Finally no other race lends itself to the race/month combo quite like Orctober so it would be a crime not to celebrate such kick-ass serendipity. Oh and finally, finally people seamed to enjoy the theme last year.
So like last year I'm probably going to post out a prize to one random author of a orc or ork (I'll even include other goblinoids at a push) related blog or forum post. The post should identify itself as part of Orctober and link back to this initial Orctober post. It should also be a meaningful attempt to add something to the community no simple, I like orcs now enter me into a prize draw posts. New material as well guys please. I'll accept anything as meaningful if effort has gone into it art, stories, discussions, reviews, painting, reports and anything else that I think is cool after having seen it.
The prize up for grabs will be somewhat dependent on the communities response. I'm still not decided on that fourth box of Rudlugs, I want to give it away but something stops me. I think I want to be sure they will go to a good home.
So if the community knocks my socks off they will be up for grabs. Even if not I can promise like Paul last year, some vintage lead for someone. One of my first Orctober tasks is to sort through my collection the Orc diaspora in my garage is shocking.
If anyone wants to join in and spread the love by all means offer your own prizes up!
One more thing. Zhu has kindly allowed us to use his painting from last year as a sort of banner for the month see the top of this post. Stick this in the top of any Orctober post you make and we will all know you are joining in.
OK first task, organise my orc collection.