James "Boon" Kelling

Competitive Innovations in 9th: The Sequel is Always Worse

In 2013 the movie Pacific Rim released to theaters - it was a monster movie directed by Guillermo del Toro that pitted giant monsters called Kaiju from another dimension against humanity and its hastily constructed Jaegers, equally monstrous machine...

The May 2022 Imperial Armour Compendium FAQ Hot Take

GW released an FAQ for the Imperial Armour Compendium today, making adjustments to Eldar and Tyranids units in the book to bring them in line with their recent Codexes. We talk about what changed and what it means.

Competitive Innovations in 9th: It’s not a Bug, It’s a Feature

This week we look at the Tyranids' rise to dominance after a quiet post-launch week, and examine the other impacts of Armour of Contempt on the meta in 9th edition.

Boon’s Road to Adepticon: Want to Know How I Got These Scars?

It’s finally back! After a long hiatus, Adepticon, one of the world’s premiere hobby events is back. Taking place at the Schaumburg Convention Center deep in the heart of Chicago-land, Adepticon is a celebration of table-top gaming in it’s...

The Goonhammer 2022 Reader Survey… And What it Tells Us About the Community

We recently took pause to reach out to you, our readers, to learn more about you and ask you how we’re doing. You responded with gusto! In total we received over 3,000 responses and over 4,500 comments to our...

Boon’s LVO and ITC Year In Review

The 2021 ITC Season is over and it’s time for a brief look back on the year gone by. The Las Vegas Open is the official end of the 2021 season and it’s been a long, challenging, but ultimately...

Boon’s Road to LVO: We Built This City on Wrack and Roll

Sunday, January 30th is a big day – frankly one of the biggest days of the season’s calendar. A day to exorcise playoff daemons and finally get over that championship hump, secure a prominent position in history, and prove...

Goonhammer 2022 Reader Survey

The 2022 Goonhammer Reader Survey is now available! Last year we released a survey in which just over 800 of you let us know, with both barrels, just exactly what you thought of us. After reading every single comment -...

Boon’s US Open Austin Tournament Report: Victory in Defeat?

In my usual post-event writeups I walk through each round of the event. However, I’m going to take a little bit of a different tack on this post-event writeup. In part because it’s the holiday weekend and I don’t...

Start Competing: Playing by Intent

For regular tournament-goers the phrase “playing by intent” is a commonly heard declaration – it signifies a friendly, stress-free game that alleviates some of the anticipated mental load by acknowledging that missed actions may have been intended and are...

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