Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Gen Con Indy 2015 will be here in just a few more days.
This year I go as a blank. There is nothing I am truly wanting to try or buy. It is both a sad and refreshing feeling.
After looking over my vices, it is strange to not have anything I am in dire need of purchasing.
Of course that doesn’t mean that I’ll come home empty handed. At the least I’ll come home with some nerdy t-shirt, I always do.
Perhaps I can try to get a demo of Infinity in to see how it is really played?
If Privateer Press has The Undercity to play I might try that. Maybe? I think the cost of the game is a bit steep though. Besides that, unless they are releasing the new Hordes book, I don’t see any purchases from them.
Flying Frog has nothing new for The Last Night on Earth games.
Maybe there will be some new or rando board game to peak my interest?
At the bare minimum there will at least be a ton of stuff to gawk at.
Even with nothing on my game radar, I am still getting all a twitter as the week progresses.
We are going Friday (with the gribblies) and Saturday (adults only) this year. If you see a bald guy with glasses, a sweet pair of Chuck Taylor's, and backpack with some pins then say “Hey.” It might be me…or one of a few hundred other people.
If you live in the quasi-barren wasteland of the American mid-West ,and are any type of geek, then get over to Indianapolis this weekend! There really is no real excuse for not attending at least one day out of the four. You really are doing yourself a disservice in not going once in your life.
Monday, July 27, 2015
After a recent trouncing at Infinity I got to throw down with some Hordes vs. Warmachine.
My puny force of Circle Orboros beasts were looking to square off against the coal burning fire belching air polluters that are Protectorate of Menoth.
This was a battle box-ish size game as we have Rob who is relatively new and is just getting a collection going.
He would be fielding: Kreoss, a Vassal, a Revenger (spear guy), Repenter (flamethrower guy) and a Reckoner (heavy gun and fire beat stick).
I had my go to force: Kaya, Feral Warpwolf and Argus x3.
We really didn’t know what the other guy did. I knew that I would be facing fire with fire and some more fire.
What happened wasn’t a game, but a bit of a travesty of events.
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Friday, July 24, 2015
Chuck Taylor Redesign-clicky
Well I know they were saved over 12 years ago, financially, but now they are getting a reboot.
Do they need it? Nope. Why now after all this time? Why ruin perfection? How do you justify a $15 cost increase? Will I finally have to find a new shoe? Do I need to start hoarding these?
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Monday, July 20, 2015
Well here I am looking at Ant-Man. Through the comic book years I was never a fan of Hank Pym. I always thought: Ant-Man, Giant Man and Yellow Jacket were lame. Now I know he was a founding Avenger and there are fan boys out there that feel he should have been in the movies sooner. This guy did not. I was perfectly fine leaving him, his science and propensity for slapping his woman around, out of the Marvel movies. Well that was not the case and now there is an Ant-Man movie.
If I dislike the character then why see it?
Well first it isn’t Hank Pym it is Scott Lang in the suit.
Second, it is a Marvel movie, they haven’t let me down yet.
Ant-Man opens with a bit of past Marvel universe world building. Hank Pym is not willing to turn over his special “Pym Particles” (they make shrinking and growing happen) to S.H.I E.L.D. We then jump ahead to the present and meet Scott Lang a “good” criminal. He has ex-wife/new husband problems, wants to see his daughter and can’t get a job. This of course leads him to do one more job breaking into a house to crack a safe. This lead s him to nab the Ant-Man suit.
There is a bit of a jump over to Pym Tech, Hank’s company where he has a dude, Darren Cross, trying to recreate his “Pym Particles.” You know it is the typical quasi-evil scientist looking for the secret for glory of verbal or monetary reward. Low and behold Hank’s daughter, Hope, is also working for Darren Cross, but is she really? Yeah there is this whole father/daughter issue running through the movie that is eventually explained. If you can’t see the how and why of it before then, well shame on you.
Jump back to Scott Lang eventually joining up with Hank Pym to become Ant-man. Why? Well Darren Cross has plans to make mini bug men soldiers who get to wear a sweet yellow bug like mech suits….called…Yellow Jackets. We then get the obligatory montage, discoveries, ant wrangling and rounding out the Ant-Man origin story. The training is not for some final battle, but for a heist. Ant-Man and his insect brethren are set to break into Pym Tech and steal/destroy what Darren Cross created. Which of course leads to a final show down between Ant-man and Yellow Jacket.
Just a quick run through of Ant-Man. As always, there is a lot more going on here than what I covered.