Thursday, September 11, 2014

Hordes Druid vs Troll #7

“So Madrak is having trouble with some druids in the area. Looks like we’ll have to step in and help. Right after I finish this next pint!”  yells Borka as he grabs another mug of brew. He raises his mug and bellows a challenge and then pours the frothy brew down his gullet.
“Send the skinners ahead to find these filthy tree worshippers! When they find them we’ll see how tough they really are!”

Well look who makes his debut, Borka the Keg Slayer! We threw together a 20 point game of squish the warlock.

Druids took the roll, but gave the first turn to the trolls. Away we went!

FORCES
Trolls
Borka the Keg Slayer
Axer
Dire troll Mauler
Troll Skinnerx2
Troll Champion

Druids
Kaya the Wildborne
Argusx2
Pureblood Warpwolf
Shifting Stones with Stonekeeper
War Wolf x2

Monday, September 8, 2014

FOOTBALL!!!



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Sunday marked the beginning of my favorite 20 weeks of the year, the NFL football season!

After a glorious Notre Dame dismantling of Michigan Saturday night I was all a buzz for what Sunday would bring.


Friday, September 5, 2014

D&D to the 5th and 700th

Holy crap 700th post!!! What to talk about? Well how about this?

Played the new 5th edition Dungeons and Dragons and it was a damn good time!

 Starter


We ran the first part of the starter set this past weekend. We grabbed the pre-generated characters and after a few minutes we had decided. We had a human fighter with Lord Douglas of Tripsy Stumble Manor, Thoradin the nuke dropping cleric and Pann Moonwhisper the soon to be very flamboyant elven mage.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Labor Day stroll.

Labor Day had us travelling to Allerton Park for a quick hike through half of their trails. 

As you travel through the woods you come upon a clearing. It appears that there is a statue of a mytical beast within it. What do you do?
Enter the clearing. turn to page 47
Walk down the other path. turn to page 15

This is not the longest place to walk/hike but what it lacks in total distance, it makes up for in really neat scenery.
The trails are easy and clear cut. This is low land hiking and that means bring bug spray. There are lots of buggies here and they will be all over you without some kind of repellent.


The main reason to come here must be the gardens and various sculptures. Sure you can hike, but the trails are not as aesthetically pleasing as everything else in this place.


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Strain (the book)

If you are watching the FX series the Strain then turn away. I’m not sure if I’m going to spoil anything or not.




After the first episode of FX’s version of the Strain, I decided to grab the book and get more information. I love me some horror. I also love me some biological outbreak scenarios. This book is both and it works well.

The Strain gives a different and creepier take on the vampire story. Instead of all romantic, sparkly or bad ass they are a nest of parasitic worms that change the host to facilitate their needs. You get bit, then you get infected.  You get their blood on you, then you get infected. This is a viral/parasite scenario that causes you to hate light, silver, beheading and the sun. Now add in the loss of free will, a huge urge to gobble up blood, the loss of genitalia, black dead shark eyes, a tongue the not only has a barbed stinger but also shoots out like 6’, loss of hair and a wonderful skin coloration, crapping yourself every time you eat and you have a creepy new vampire. This is nowhere near sexy, cool, or romantic.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Fantasy is still better when it comes to models!

Warhammer still out paces the 40K range of impressive models. Sure the Knight mini-titans were cool, but they have been about it lately that is moderately impressive for 40K.

However Warhammer Fantasy still knocks it out of the park!

A new Spirit Host and I'll grab one to use as a Hordes Minion Feralgeist.


Nagash is huge and looks really damn cool! Plus he is gigundus!


Well Manfred looks kinda like a suck pile. Yet he still looks more impressive than the Space Wolf
William Murderface Murderface Dreadnought, or the X-mas Wolf sled
Guess it is still easier to make great fantasy stuff and go meh! or ultra-lame on science fiction stuff at G.W.

Neferata looks sweet too!



Friday, August 22, 2014

The Doctor is in?


Well tomorrow starts the new season of Doctor Who. I’m a bit of a mix about it.

Creeper Doctor?

Peter Capaldi is a question mark and once again we have no clue about what he will bring to the show. Will he be intense? Will he be the cryptic Doctor? Will he be whimsical? A stoic Doctor? Will he be a mess until the writers and actor can get a handle on the character? Will it matter if the stories surrounding him are drek? I have no damn idea, just like everyone else. I do know one thing and that is this.

Matt Smith is gone and I’m not unhappy.