Welcome to what is probably the oldest Orcs & Goblins fansite on the net that is still being updated. The idea behind this site is to provide a resource for
both useful and amusing articles on my beloved greenskins. Having gone through several complete make-overs, We Iz Orcs has a wealth of material for your
benefit and entertainment.
I'm Avian. What my friends call me is another matter. I like stomping on stunties, drinking squiggly beer and kicking grots. Having expanded from my originally greenskins-only symphaties, visitors to this site may now come across Ogre Kingdoms articles here and there.
Updated every now and then.
A note on the lack of updates!
There are several reasons why this site has recently gone through nine months with no updates whatsoever. The two main ones are that with 8th edition on the horizon, I didn't want to put a lot of effort into articles that might be outdated soon (unsurprisingly, a ton of articles are just that) and my wife and I had our first baby, a lovely little girl. Combined, they are the reason for a lack of updates. However, things are now more or less back on track and the site will be updated again. The first things to get a make-over are the calculations articles, since they are easiest to do. Tactics articles will follow in time.
Last update: 100910
An update is long overdue! Avian is a lazy bum!
Latest new and updated articles:
- Card-based Terrain Generator - An easy and good way to set up terrain in a better than random manner
- Wyrdspawn - Suggested rules for a sorcerer-spawn
- Marauder Infantry Performance - See which weapon combo is the best for your Marauders on foot
- Marauder Axemen - Suggested rules for this unit which appeared in the Mark of Chaos computer game
- Marauder Chariot - Suggested 7th edition update
|Opinionated opinions on new stuff|
|Collection of my many, many tactics articles|
|More or less useful things I've calculated|
|This section is devoted to rules clearifications, and new rules that I have made up myself.|
|This section is devoted to new scenarios, new scenario rules and running campaigns and other events.|
|Pictures of my minis along with tips on how to paint them|
|Background, short stories, recipes and songs, by me|
|Various mini-games I've made|
|Conversions and terrain building|
|This is all the other more or less sane articles that don't fit into any of the other categories.|
Ooops, seems like I forgot to post a note about the previous update, though this one is about an expansion to the previous article, so that should be all right. Over the last couple of weeks, I have uploaded my card-based terrain generation system plus a total of THREE expansions to this. This is a reworking of a system I came up with late 2009 and uses two sets of cards to generate varied and balanced terrain setups for your gaming tables. Not only that, but it is about as quick as a terrain generation system can be, which is always a plus as I reckon it. The system is generic and can easily be adapted to most gaming systems.
First update in nine months. There are several reasons for this, the two main ones being that with 8th edition on the horizon, I didn't want to put a lot of effort into articles that might be outdated soon (unsurprisingly, a ton of articles are just that) and my wife and I had our first baby, a lovely little girl. Combined, they are the reason for a lack of updates. However, things are now more or less back on track and the site will be updated again. The first things to get a make-over are the calculations articles, since they are easiest to do. Tactics articles will follow in time.
It's been nearly two months since the last update, which is really far too long, but I've just not had the inspiration, sadly. A few days ago, however, a poster on one of the forums I frequent asked me to find the odds for casting the new 25+ spell the Skaven have got in their new army book. So I did, I think I even did it correctly and you can check it out in the Caating Spells in 7th edition article under Calculations. While I was at it, I also wrote down my suggested rules for Wyrdspawn, a beastie that was in the Mark of Chaos game and which is essentially a Sorcerer turned into a Spawn. I haven't actually played that game, but I gave it what I thought was appropriate rules.
Copying the things on my page
I generally prefer that people write their own stuff, or that they submit articles to websites. I am not so fond of copying articles from other sites, as I prefer each site to consist of original content. That being said you may usually copy them onto your web pages provided that:
- You get my permission first. I like to know where my things end up.
- You do not change it in any way (except changing the colors, background and font).
- You provide a link to my page somewhere on your site.
The only things that I do not like people to copy is the tactics, which I consider to be in a permanent state of "work in progress". I would much rather that you linked directly to the articles here at my site, instead of copying them.
If you wish to copy articles marked as belonging to someone else (for example Gnashfang Irontooth) you have to ask them first.
A big orcy 'fanx!' goes to:
- The now sadly deceased Portent - fer givin' We Iz Orcs a new home when we needed it.
- Gnashfang Irontooth (or Iain, as I tend to call him) - fer rescuing an impressive ammount of stuff when the previous host went down in That Tragic Incident In November.
- All our visitors
On the other hand: All da boyz send their warmest "May you get Nurgle's Rot!" to the following:
- GWUniverse.com - for causing That Tragic Incident In November.
- Toshiba - for being part in That Tragic Incident In November and losing me 4 Gigs of data.
If you want to contact me for whatever reason this can be done through personal message on any of the forums I visit regularly, or you can use the address 'admin' followed by the domain name for this site.
All articles by Avian, except where otherwise noted. First uploaded 000218.
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