Thursday, 6 December 2012

Liebster Blog Award

WQRobb over at Hard Boiled Zombies has very kindly nominated me for a Liebster Blog Award - the "Sharing the Bloglove" award meme that has been doing the rounds of the interwebs.

And, yes, it did put a smile on my face receiving this award. While I like the concept of "I'm only doing this blog to amuse myself - if you guys like it as well, then I guess that's ok", in truth if someone likes something that I've posted enough to comment or ask a question, then that is really cool and a source of great personal satisfaction. And so a Liebster Award is just Zero Kelvin! Extremely, ultimately, cool.

And so to:

The Rules
  • Copy and paste the award to your blog, linking it to the blog who nominated you.
  • Pass the award to your top five blogs with less than 200 followers by leaving a comment on one of their blog posts to notify them that they have won the award and list them on your own blog.
  • Sit back and bask in that warm fuzzy feeling of knowing that you have made someone's day
There is no obligation to pass this onto anyone but it is nice if you do.

My Nominees
  • Captain's Blogs: Malleman is both a keen Star Trekker, and an excellent figure sculpture. He has also developed a set of Star Trek-inspired skirmish rules called "Away Team" so his blog features photos of his figures as well as AARs. I have bought some of his Sybot figures, conversion heads, and assorted laser pistols and they are both useful and very good.
  • ClearHorizon 15mm SciFi: Mr Harold is an excellent painter and modeler and his work is very inspirational. He also likes to talk about the practical aspects of taking photos of your 15mm miniatures and lately has started looking at rulesets to play with.
  • FelonTrav: Felonmarmer's blog for the Mongoose Traveller game he was running recently. Very nice to read an AAR or someone else's game. Felonmarmer's other blog, Felonmarming, covered his figure painting and other activities. Both have been rather quiet of late, so I hope that this is just a seasonal fallow period.
  • In Like Flynn: Flynn is a world builder - in both Fantasy and Science Fiction settings - and he likes systems that give him results in a controlled, random fashion. I have a copy of his Flynn's Guide to Alien Creation which is a great little tool for making consistent, and logical, aliens - primarily for Traveller but, with minimal work, adaptable to other systems as well.
  • Thornwood-Daarnulud Institute: Craig G. has been working on his Traveller Universe for a while and, lately, has been refashioning it towards the arrival of T5. It's fascinating watching someone else going through the whole idea development/stream of conciousness/refining process as concepts and conundrums come up and need to be teased into shape.

Looking at my blog roll, there are others I could have nominated but I was only allowed to choose five, while others either fall outside the award criteria by having too many followers, or they have been inactive for too long.

To my five nominees, many thanks for the inspiration and pleasure you have given me over the time I have followed your blogs and I wish you success and great ideas for the future.