Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Well 40K made a cool bigger kit

Triumvirate of the Imperium
Usually Warhammer Fantasy runs the show with cool models.
However, now 40K has put out an impressive Mechanicus dude kit.


Triumvirate of the Imperium
Plus the new Saint Celestine and her buddies is pretty sweet too.

These will be all for naught since new Tzeentch models for Fantasy are en route and will surely dwarf these with there crazy awesomeness.



Thursday, January 12, 2017

The Movie Crypt podcast?

As I continually wander the interweb in search of back ground noise, I have stumble upon yet another of these pod casts the kids are so hip too these days.

It is “The Movie Crypt.”
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Here you are treated to the verbal styling’s of one Adam Green and Joe Lynch. Who are they? Well they are filmmakers and have a t.v. show as well. They wax poetic about the various aspects of the film, t.v. and even at times the music industries.

Why bother listening? Well for me it is because these guys are horror and movie fans. That is what appealed to me. They are responsible for the Hatchet movies (that I am currently working through) and a few other features. I do like listening to fans of the genre, who also work within said genre, talk all the minutia surrounding it.

Like multiple pod casts they also have a guest with them the majority of episodes. These range from various known/iconic horror actors to the people behind the movies (directors, writers, an agent, costumers and various effects) and the occasional musical talent as well. It is awesome to hear from Tony Todd, Sid Haig, Greg Nicotero, James Gunn, Bill Mosley, Dee Snyder, Danielle Harris, Chris Columbus, Neil Marshall; and you get the point. There are a lot of people worth listening to whether you think you want to or not. I have become a bigger fan of the director interviews than the actors, and I didn’t think that would happen.

They also occasionally will do fan commentaries of a few films and so far those have been pretty sweet. I made it through the Friday 13th Part II, Gremlins and Halloween III commentaries they have done, and they are all a good listen.

Even better is that this pod cast runs longer than the typical 45 minutes to an hour that is the norm. A two hour pod cast seems long, but they actually clip by really fast. They put out episodes regularly, which is great. They have over 100 in the tank  and I’m burning through them faster than I thought I would. Plus it is free. See you won’t even have to pay to listen to horror and movie nerd stuff.

Is there a down side? Well to be warned there is a lot of self-promotion in the earlier podcasts. I’m not sure how long that continues. It can be irritating to listen to these guys pimp their movies and t.v. show time after time. However, I get the how and why of this. You have been warned.

A good pod cast for horror fans and if you like the behind the scenes of movie making.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

X-wing game weekend!

Friday I taught the step-kid how to play X-wing.
Since Rouge One I have been wanting to bust this out again.

After a few training games we busted out a few more ships.
Three games Friday night! 
Good times.



Saturday I made a dash to the store and grabbed a few new ships and got my lady to play with us.
Three way fight  between the Rebels, Imperials and Bobba Fett.


A much larger game and chaotic with three players, still damn fun.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Playoff time, or How to watch all the teams I hate.


Well the end of football is almost here or the playoffs have started.
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Well S.I. pre-season prediction is Seahawks?
Good luck there.
 
I can usually root for some team if the Broncos aren’t in the post season. This year I can cheer for nobody. I loathe almost every team that is there.
The Patriots? Cheering for them is like rooting for the House to win in Las Vegas.
The Chiefs and Raiders? Never!
Steelers and their raping QB? Nope.
The Texans? Please you get in because you win your shite division. You know you suck and have no chance.
 
Then the NFC. Well that is a complete crap show there. The majority of the teams in the playoffs here are drek. Sure the Cowboys have the best record, but who have they beat that is any good? Yeah nobody really.  The Giants? Laughable. The Seahawks? No way. Screw those guys too.
 
So I cheer for nobody to win and, sans some fluke or breakout game from somebody, expect a Patriots and Cowboys Super Bowl. Yeah like I really want to watch that.
 
At least the college football championship is Monday. Here is hoping Alabama crushes Clemson, or it is an insane score-a-thon like last year!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Sheriff of Nottingham game review.

Well another game tried and a game I had and still have no interest in playing. Still I tried it because it might have been fun. Right?

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The Sheriff of Nottingham (or basically a different version of the card game Bullshit).

Alright the story goes that  merchants are trying to get their goods into Nottingham. Well no big deal. Well if you add the stipulation that Prince John is coming to town, then it becomes an issue. Why? Well because the ever watchful Sheriff is inspecting all the goods coming into town. He is making sure that there is no foul play going on or something.

Blerg!

You play as a merchant and your goal is to try and get as many; cheeses, chickens, breads, apples or contraband past the Sheriff and to turn a profit. Every turn players take cards marked with cheese, apples, a chicken, bread or contraband (silk, crossbows, pepper, or mead). Then they place 1-5 cards in a pouch. They must declare how many cards and what one item are in said pouch. The Sheriff then has to decide if that player, and their pouch, are legit or full of lies.

It is the job of the Sheriff to let the pouch through, or call out the player and investigate. This is where the game turns a bit as the Sheriff can be bribed with game money, items or favors of any kind.
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So fat and such tiny legs!

So yeah I say I have 5 chickens in my little card pouch. Now I actually have a chicken and 4 contraband cards. I can be searched. If I lie poorly then I have to try and bribe the Sheriff or lose out on the money the illegal goods will provide and pay the Sheriff a fine. That or I can have 5 apples and the Sheriff calls me a liar and inspects. Then he see I was not lying and has to pay me the cost of my cards as punishment.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

2017 Customary post





Well I guess I am behind on the whole New Year bit.

Alright 2016 opened with Denver winning Super Bowl 50.

Batman vs. Superman and Captain America: Civil War came out, or Marvel vs. DC movies. Then there was the whole Presidential Election as well.

It seems people from all camps are still bitching about these events on the interweb.

I got married.

A ton of famous people died.

That was 2016 from my point of view.

Now 2017 has started.

I want, or need, to paint more stuff. I have gotten lazy and distracted with video games as of late and have stopped painting  models.

That is my only goal for 2017.
Yeah it is boring, but it is attainable.


Friday, December 30, 2016

Post X-Mas 2016

Well another year of food, family, baby Jesus and the what not associated with this time of year.


A big shut out first to my sister for this gift of awesome!
Made by Curse Camp Studios

Me, my fun new mask and my special lady on X-mas
A Friday 13th part IV: The Final Chapter replica Jason hockey mask. Yeah it is complete with the machete cut and everything. It comes from a dude they know who makes sweet movie style replicas.
Need lees to say I have been wearing this about to pester the family and scare the "straights" (my neighbors).


Then an assorted look at the gifts given from the kids, my lady and the family
(both regular and in-laws).


My Pop Vinyl fetish is still being fed with Davros, a Niffler and a patina Cthulhu.
A pair of sweet goggles for outdoor work where yard detritus is flying at my face. Plus I can channel
my inner Furyan while wearing them.
Batman Doom, a sweet JLA vs. Legion o' Doom cartoon.
A Mandolorian beanie to keep my brainpan warm.
SOCKS, because I guess I need them?
A new Camelback for power hikes and the 1/2 marathon we are doing again this summer.
A pile of salted and cured meat.
The Last Witchhunter, I know isn't great, but for me it was a guilty pleasure.
Blood Bourne which I have forgotten to buy soooo many times, so I let someone else buy it for me.


Then  a second and huge shout out to my dad for creating this!