Welcome to Plastic Craic

Thanks for joining me on my journey through the Mortal Realms

First up, why the name?

People in the UK and Ireland tend to get the pun, whereas I know from experience that Australians do not. Even in the UK it is not bombproof…I have been shouted out on one well-known podcast as “Plastic Craig”, for example!

Anyone involved in The Hobby will be familiar with the phrase Plastic Crack. It’s a reference to crack as in crack cocaine…the concept that this stuff is seriously addictive, and let’s be honest, we as a community tend towards being hoarders and accumulators, so we are certainly susceptible to that.

In fact, this is a motif recently picked up by The Guardian newspaper: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/jan/21/heroin-for-middle-class-nerds-how-warhammer-took-over-gaming-games-workshop

Craic (pronounced “Crack”) is an Irish term meaning “news, gossip, fun, entertainment, and enjoyable conversation”…and that’s what we’re all here for, right? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craic

So this blog will be exploring the world of Warhammer Age of Sigmar, bringing you:

  • Opinions and Editorials
  • Product Reviews
  • News from the legendary Australian tournament scene
  • Gittin Gud: tips for improving your game

To let you know what kind of tone to expect, I am completely independent of GW. So not only do I have no free products or any kind of inner-circle status to risk, on the flip side I also have no axe to grind against GW as a company.

I do tend to like most of GW’s releases (we’re all here because we love Warhammer!) but if I do get exasperated with something, I won’t be shy about telling you so.

What’s my focus? I’m an orc guy. The armies I play (roughly in order) are:

  • Bonesplitterz
  • Mixed Destruction
  • Ironjawz
  • Gloomspite Gits
  • Gutbusters
  • Beastclaw Raiders

So it’s fair to say that my own hobby is pretty heavily Destruction-focussed, and that will of course be reflected in the Blog. We all like what we like. Hopefully what I cover will be of interest to everyone, however.

Like most of you, I love consuming entertainment about this hobby. I listen to the podcasts, I watch the YouTube shows, I mouth off on Twitter (@plasticcraic) and I avoid FB like the frikkin plague because it’s mostly full of plebs.

In that context I feel like there is currently a general lack of enjoyable content in the written word (with some noble and notable exceptions), so my goal is to give people some Warhamms to read about on the train, or at work…on your lunch break of course!

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