With the grand opening under our belts, I just wanted to say thanks to all our new visitors. We have some pretty fun plans in store for Robot Viking, and we want our readers to be a big part of them. I think the Robot Viking himself put it best earlier today, when he said, “Graaaaahhhhhhhhh!”
Something I’m really aiming for here at Robot Viking is that we build a community of gamers, one that allows the readers to participate and interact with the site and each other. A lot of people have already registered for the site, more than I’d anticipated, and that’s awesome. We’ve had some good activity already in the comments as well. I’ve also noticed lots of visitors from outside the U.S. – I’ve always thought it was cool how two people who speak totally different languages can sit down to a game they both know and communicate without difficulty. Maybe we should just ship thousands of copies of Settlers of Catan to the Middle East. So to our many guests from England, Germany, France, Spain, Australia, Singapore, the Netherlands, Hungary, Ireland, Canada (heck, I can practically see Canada from Robot Viking HQ), and many other places around the world, I say: “Guten Tag, Olá, Czolem, Salut, Dag, Konnichi wa, Haileo, Ma nishma, O-si-yo, Goddag, Nî hâo, Pryvit, and Hello.”
Now, registering and commenting is just one way to participate in the Robot Viking community. Another way is to send in photos of your miniatures to Miniature of the Week. Just send a photo of your miniatures or terrain to firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure to include some info about when and where the photo was taken, who made and painted the miniature(s) or terrain, and something about the game being played if it’s an in-game shot. The photo needs to be one you took yourself, and you need to give us permission to display the photo at Robot Viking.
I’ll have an announcement next week about another major Robot Viking project that will involved reader participation. I can’t give away too much yet, but I plan on enlisting our readers as playtesters for the “Alpha” release of an original Robot Viking game system. All I’ll tell you right now is that the game involves neither robots nor vikings.