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.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Ghost Dog without Forest Whitaker

Holy crap! I really like the look of the Pureblood  Warpwolf’s metal version and I  finally got it painted.


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Gen Con 2014 #2 picture dump

I took substantially less pictures of the costume crowd this year. There were very few that  I thought were outstanding. Plus there was a lot of anime people I didn’t know, weird mash-ups and characters I’ve just seen too many times (I’m looking at you Dr. Who crowd). That doesn’t mean that there were not great costumes, they just were never around me I when I had my camera out. I did nab a few shots of people that I thought looked cool, fun or had something really neat going on with them.

Giant Jawas! They made Jawa sounds when their pictures were taken.

Cobra Commander heading to the food trucks. Really surreal when you see it happening.
He was probably looking for the cupcake truck. Cobra Commander has a soft spot for sweets.

This lady had the craziest green contacts. Wish they would have turned out better on film.

"For the Emperor!" or "Burn the heretic, just not the one next to me."

Someone is playing Candy Crush while waiting for a raid group.



Monday, August 18, 2014

Gen Con wrap-up #1


My treasures from Gen Con Saturday. It was a small haul this year. A couple of shirts from my favorite vendors. Dice to match my Circle druid force colors. The army book for those druid forces and a pin showing my faction allegiance. Finally the Shadow Run starter box. yup I'm looking to jump into that game again.

Shadow Run was a riot the few times we played. Sure we were doing it a bit wrong, and stopped after we realized that. However, that was like 1st edition. It might be different now. Plus with a low cost starter set why not take a chance. Any takers?

I'll have more pics and stuff up tomorrow.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Gen Con week!




That time of year again. A road trip to Indy for Gen Con 2014. Due to constraints at work I am only doing a one day, Saturday of course.

This is a wyrd gen Con year too. There is nothing that I am super excited about or must have. Sure there is 5th edition D&D there, but do I care? Hell I can never get a game of 4th in due to life and work. Why try to get into 5th edition?

Privateer Press doesn't have a must have for me either. I await the next Hordes book, but that isn't going to be available until...I don't know.

Flying Frog has nothing new on the Last Night on Earth game this year.

So why bother going? Well I still enjoy it. The people watching, the costumes and the stuff. I imagine I'll still roll home with a tee shirt, some knick knacks, pics and memories.

If you are near by and have never gone then go! It is worth the trip.