Friday 30 September 2022

10 Years

Greeks vs Orks

I started this blog ten years ago, in September 2012, shortly after my youngest son was born.

castles made of sand

For about a year I wrote blog posts without getting any comment, not even from the friends I gamed with, and then, when I got my first comment, I read it over and over, but didn’t know how to respond, and when I finally did, after nine days, I didn’t know if Tim from Saskatoon who had been so kind to leave the first comment, also got my answer.

dungeon number one

The truth is I didn’t know how to communicate well in the internet when I started this blog.

Warhammer 40K

Now, after ten years, I feel more comfortable to be part of an online gaming community, which inspires my every day and even helped me get through the first years of the pandemic.

playing Gurps with the kids

If I could give my younger self any advice about blogging, it would be this: don’t try so hard, be patient, friendly, be curious about other people’s work, about their thoughts, and learn as much as you can about how blogging works on a technical level, but never behave like a machine. And yes. I almost forgot. Enjoy yourself. It’s a hobby blog after all.

the statue

Ok. I sound like a pathetic old man now. Sorry.

Fimo arrows

What have you learned about blogging over the years? And what would you consider your biggest mistakes?

Greeks vs Orks

By the way the pictures are just some old pictures I found going through Herr Zinnlings Arbeitszimmer. This is one of the things I enjoy a lot about blogging: taking pictures of miniatures.

imaginary island

Tuesday 27 September 2022

A T Rex out of a Kinder Surprise Egg

T Rex

A dinosaur from the movie Ice Age that came out of a Kinder Surprise Egg.

T Rex

I put him/her/it on a 40 mm base. The beast is ready for painting now. (Ok. I still need to remove some mold lines.)

Tuesday 13 September 2022

Dingstown at Mel Bel Con


This summer I went to the gaming convention Mel Bel Con in Welver-Dinker with a friend and my kids. We played the Wild West skirmish game Dingstown by Axel Jansen.

I have already played Dingstown three times at different conventions and actually went to Welver-Dinker to play it again. I’m a Dingstown fan boy.


At one point my friend Krüger made such a complicated move that the author of the game had to consult his own rule book.


We had a very patient game master.


Mel Bel Con is the first gaming convention I have been to after two years. It was great fun. 🤠