First things first, where the hell did the first half of October go? I'd swear it should only be the fifth or sixth today, not the sixteenth.
Anyway, I wanted to promote a couple bloggers who are running prize draws Carl over at Hitting on a Double 1 has a bunch of WW2 books up for grabs to celebrate 25K hits on his blog. By the same token, Jonathan at Palouse Wargaming Journal is marking his blog's anniversary by giving away a variety bundle of earlier books. Make sure you head over and check out each blog.
Next up I'd like to thank Ian (or more accurately, Ian's wife) at The Blog With No Name for running a Blogger's secret santa this year. I now know who I'm getting a gift for, although I've no idea what to get them yet! I'm looking forward to seeing who gets what later on in the year.
Lastly, big thanks to Jody over at Frontline Gamer for hooking me up with the a couple new games; Dwarf Kings Hold and Green Menace by Mantic Games. Jody is moving shorty to another country and, in an extremely generous move, is offering a lot of games to "good homes" rather than put them into storage. Jody and I started blogging at roughly the same time as each other and his blog has been a constant inspiration to me. Best of luck on the move fella.
I love dungeon crawl games, but most of those I own are pretty meaty affairs taking quite a while to set up and play (Descent 2nd and the D&D adventure games in particular.) These Mantic games are a real scoop to pick up, nice and light rules and, best of all, the miniatures have already been assembled and the cards have already been punched out. Result.
Thanks to all these bloggers, keep up the good work everyone!