Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Have yourself a Scary Little Christmas

     It's holiday time here at LXG, and Santa Claus has delivered all our favorite kickstarters.  As our treat to you, we wanted to share a little bit of the holidays, LXG and Spinespur style.  Be warned, what you see, you can't unsee....

     It's the time of year to be thankful for what you have, for those close to you, and to spread the holiday cheer.  So, I thought I'd take a moment to let you into the home of LXG, a bit more than just the gaming room.  

     This is our tree.  It's a little small, but we got it the first Christmas TokenGamerChic & I spent together, so it's very sentimental to us, and reminds us of when we didn't have as much as now.  The plan was, that all the gifts were on the other side of the Dwarven Forge Dungeon Tiles, and you had to (at least in your mind) brave the catacombs to get to all your loot.  

     Which was a great plan... until the holiday shopping took a turn for the stupid.  A bunch of kickstarters, friend's presents, unforseen purchases, and sneaky hidden gifts later, and well, let's just say the poor Dwarvenite just didn't stand a chance.

     I wish I could send gifts to all our readers- not only because you make my season brighter with your attention here at our little corner of the interwebs, but because we're all gamers, we're all friends sharing a common wonderful hobby, and we all come together to compete, share (and create) stories, and make each other's worlds just a little bit better in the end.  I can speak for everyone here at LXG when I say we don't do this for the money (cause there ain't any), and we don't do it to show how much better or cooler we are (cause we're not), we do it because we find things and people in this hobby that make us want to go "Hey Capt, look at this! You're gonna love these!" We want to help everyone enjoy the hobby more- the people we play with (yes "with," not truly "against"), the companies with great products that not enough people know about, everyone that reads this blog- in short, all of our friends local and worldwide.  We all have a common ground- a love of little soldierdolls.  That common ground brings us together. Maybe if more people could find more common ground more often, maybe the world could become a better place to be.  At least, that's my Christmas wish.

    So, to all our friends at Prodos, FireBucket, Comfy Chair, Mantic, Dark Age, and Riverhorse. To Wargamer, Warplocke, Ramshackle Games, Raging Heroes, Anarchy Models, PoweredPlay, and Dwarven Forge. To Walter, Mark, Jarek, Rob, Alessio, Alex, Bob, Phil, Jeff, Stefan, Drew, Bobby, the Capt, Big Jim, Johan, and everyone else who will read this message:  Thank you.  Thank you for making this hobby better by writing, sculpting, painting, and playing.  Thank you for adding color and shape and beauty to the world, in all the various ways that you do.  May your holidays be blessed, may your dice always crit, and may every game you play be the best one yet.  

     And just when you thought you were going to get away unscathed, here's a Christmas Present for you.  From the holly jolly streets of Spinespur, comes a little "Christmas Jingle(s)" for all of you.  Happy Holidays, my friends.  I truly hope to see every last one of you on the other side of the table.

Tom Haswell
The Second Class Elitist.

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