Merry Christmas from Goonhammer!

Hello to all our readers, and Merry Christmas! It’s an unusual holiday season in many parts of the world, and we hope that wherever you are you’re having a great day, and that your friends and family have added a truly horrifying amount to your backlog of unfinished miniatures.

Despite everything that’s made 2020, well, 2020, we’ve had a fantastic year here at Goonhammer, talking about the games we love in greater breadth and depth than ever before, and with more of you checking in to the site than we ever thought possible. It may not have been quite what we imagined when we were looking forward at this time last year, but we hope that your hobby has been able to help you with the tough times as much as it has helped us.

As we did last year, we’re going to take a small break from here until the new year, with fewer of the regular columns and articles you’d normally expect to see. Instead we’ll have a range of lighter articles like hobby retrospectives from some of our contributors (the first of which you may have already seen), before returning to our normal schedule in January.

With that in mind, I would like to say thank you to everyone who makes Goonhammer what it is. First and foremost that means our talented contributors, who pour hundreds and thousands of words and pictures onto the Internet for you all to enjoy. Backing them up are all of my fellow members of the core team who not only keep pushing us to do better and work on exciting new projects but also put in the time to do all the boring, unglamorous jobs like “make sure the website doesn’t fall over” and “check anyone actually scheduled an article today.”

Of course it doesn’t matter how much we write if nobody is reading it – so thank you also to all of our loyal readers, who make this all so enjoyable. We’re glad that we can share this with all of you. In particular, thank you to everyone who supports us on Patreon; we will never run ads and never place “monetisation” over delivering great content, so your help is invaluable in enabling us to keep doing what we love. Once again, Merry Christmas to you all!


Extra Special Thanks to Jody Wallen

A Special Thanks go to Jody Wallen, our top patron for the year. Your generosity has not gone unnoticed, and we appreciate it.


Special Thank You

A special thank you goes out to these folks, who also contributed above and beyond what we asked for this year and have helped us plan cool new stuff to do next year:

Alex Selth
Scott Brinley
Lyle Torok
Paul Russell
Philip Beickler
Adam Dunkelberger
Craig Valvano
Chuck Liddell
No One
Colten Contreras
Iron Guy
Andrew Palka
Luke Perdue
Scott Roberts
Jordan Weiss
Nick Hamm
Alesander Robleno
Andre Schacht
Andrea Andolina
Andrew Palka
Andrew Summers
Anton A. Adam
Bad Posture Painting
Ben McKenzie
Ben Wadsworth
D Jeremy Brown
Dan Richardson
Dean May
Dylan Quern
Eric Dacus
Garrett Rooney
Jacob MacGregor
James Bowen
Jeremy Saenz
Justin Dee
Kay Sharrock
Kenny Bush
Mark Earney
Mark Pohutsky
Mark S
Matt Forehand
Michal Powers
Mike Clarke
Oliver Gaisford
Paul Mongin
Richard Kreitz
Rudyard S Olmstead
Sergey Shapovalov
Star Man
The Honest Wargamer
Tom Long
Zachary Davis

Thank You

What we do wouldn’t be possible without the love and support of these patrons as well, most of whom are also wonderful people to have on our Discord server. Thanks for supporting us and helping make that community a great one to spend time in day in and day out.

Adam B
Adam Fasoldt
Adam Shaw
Adam Vollrath
Alastair Grundleberry
Aldan Beaubien
Alexander Beer
Alexander Meseguer
Alexander White
Andrew Haas
Andrew King
Andrew N
Andrew Tatro
Andy Gunnerson
Andy Knighton
Austin Coccia
Ben Hughes
Bender Rodriguez
Benedikt Brück
Bernd Stuppacher
Billy Babicz
Blind Fighting
Boris Michev
Brian ‘Brunio’ Rahn
Britton Starr
Charles Martin Yamat
Charles Moser
Charles Wong
Chris Czimskey
Chris Thompson
Christian Weinert
Christopher Tatro
Chuck Sedor
Craig Erdmann
Crispin Walker-Buckton
Dadhammer Glory
Dan B.
Daniel Ridings
Daniel Schneider
Dave Smith
David J Montgomery
David Noonan
David Utter
Donald Plummer
Douglas McAuliffe
Dr Jekyll
Drake Arron
Drew Albares
Duncan Mackintosh
Eddie Stanton
Edward Pardon
Erich Kinder
Freya Milligan
Gabrial Soh
Garret Robinson
Gordon McLean
Graham Jenkins
Grant Bolton
Greg Aukerman
Greg Swanson
Hectron Berenjena
Henry Brice
Ian Burke
Iarek Kovtunenko
Innes Wilson
Jacob Irby
Jake Cordero
James Bower
James Burger
James Hodgson
James Kauzlaric
James Vineyard
Jameson Bamrick
Jason E Sanders
Jason lenore
Jason Sieglinger
Jeremy Fulton
Joe Smith
John Beattie
John Bidwell
John Wiggins
Jonathan DiPuma-Charres
Jonathan Hildebrandt
Jordan Ramsay
Josh DeBoer
josh hoffman
Joshua Hawks
Josiah Dodson
Jye Nicolson
Kenneth Kalchik
Kevin Fowler
Kevin Spyrle
Keytar Solo
Larry Martin
Luis A. Camas
Luke Wonder
major jouret
Marcus Cross
Mark Murphy
Markus Heimann
Matt Quinones
Matthew Goller
Matthew Herrington
Max Luber
Michael Allaire
Michael Feuerstein
Michael Fulmer
Michael Picone
Michael Timpe
Michael Waite
Micheal Wiseley
Miguel Sinter
Nick Canan
Paul Vikan
Peter Achey
Peter Dunlea
Peter Larsen
Peter Leußner
Quinn Radich
Rafael Torrejon Torres
Randall Mathews
Robby Perdue
Robert Barber
Larsen Dyrberg
Sam Black
Samuel Starrick
Sarah Underwood
Sean Lengenfelder
Seth Brandjord
Shawn Cavitt
Slab Squatthrust
Solomon Kauffman
Spencer Connell
Stanley Baker
Steve Wenc
Steven Moran
Stuart James
Taylor Arluck
Timothy Dardar
timothy k pinney
Timothy Townend
TJ Banfield
Tom Gilbert
Tom Glithero
Troy Gullick
Troy Weis
Tyler Headrick
Tyler Henderson
Wayne Mak
Wild Fop
Will McNamara
William Gross
Zachary Lane

In addition to this, thanks to everyone else who contributed to our Patreon this year. Seriously. Y’all are the best and we can’t wait to do this again (but better) in 2021.

– The Goonhammer Staff