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My short time with No Man’s Sky

Posted on September 18th, 2017 under , . Posted by

“Inventory full.” “Life support at 50 percent.” “Thermal protection falling.” “Inventory full.” My suit’s AI voice chimes and chirps every time I reach a barrier to fun and I ask myself, “Why did I buy this?” and more importantly, “Why am I playing this?”. Hype is a hell of thing. And because of the hype […]

Bolt Action escalation league wrap-up

Posted on September 14th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Starting back in June Ben and I hosted a small, weekly Bolt Action escalation league at Tyton Games in Villa Park (final results are available).  The league started strong with nine players signed up and seven of them playing games the first week. Unfortunately, we could not keep that momentum going and the league ended […]

Building a game table

Posted on August 29th, 2017 under . Posted by

A couple weeks ago Ben and I were asked to help build a game table at our friend Tom’s place. I’ve documented the process as we took a CRV full of lumber and turned it into a full 8×4 foot game table. Note, this is not a tutorial, but an overview of the project. Future […]

Tale of Five Warlords – WIP update II

Posted on August 28th, 2017 under . Posted by

Warhammer 40,000 has entered a new age – the age of the Dark Imperium. In this deadly era, five warlords answer the call to create new armies for the new edition. Let’s check-in on Ben, Duffin, Brian, Adam and Dexter on their progress… Ben – Black Templars   Recently, a bunch of hobby time has […]

A Tale of Five Warlords – Troops and HQ

Posted on August 7th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Warhammer 40,000 has entered a new age – the age of the Dark Imperium. In this deadly era, five warlords answer the call to create new armies for the new edition. I will bring you updates from the front as Ben, Duffin, Brian, Adam and Dexter progress from concept to fully painted reality. Join me […]

Warlord Games Autoblinda AB41

Posted on July 24th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I was wary of picking up this kit. Historically, resin and metal model kits are, as a rule, a huge pain. There can be warping, miscast components, required drilling, pinning and removal of release agent. All hassles that you don’t have to deal with when building a plastic kit. Luckily, the Warlord Games Autoblinda AB41 had […]

WIP Wednesday – July 19

Posted on July 20th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Check out the progress from the Chicago Dice team every week with WIP Wednesday!  Christian – Warhammer 40,000 Dark Imperium This week I’ve been eight hours away from home in Michigan’s U.P but that hasn’t stop me putting together my Dark Imperium box set! These miniatures are so easy to assemble and it’s been a […]

SeaFall – Two games in…

Posted on July 17th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

The hype was real. At GenCon 2016 the game sold out before the doors even opened to the general public. Expectations were high and everyone was talking about SeaFall in hushed, reverent tones. So here we are, almost a year after its initial release, and I have finally ripped open the shrink-wrap, punched the tokens, […]

Tale of Five Warlords – WIP update

Posted on July 8th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Warhammer 40,000 has entered a new age – the age of the Dark Imperium. In this deadly era, five warlords answer the call to create new armies for the new edition. Every two weeks I will bring you updates from the front as Ben, Duffin, Brian, Adam and Dexter progress from concept to fully painted […]

WIP Wednesday – July 5

Posted on July 5th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Check out the progress from the Chicago Dice team every week with WIP Wednesday!  Christian – Warhammer 40,000 Necrons and Dark Imperium This week was dedicated to putting some time in to completing my Necron Ghost Ark that came with the Warriors. The box sets that have a vehicle and unit in them are great […]

WIP Wednesday – June 28

Posted on June 28th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Check out the progress from the Chicago Dice team every week with WIP Wednesday!  Christian – Warhammer 40,000 Necrons Working on some Necrons for 8th and I am using a super simple technique! Slap on some Leadbelcher, spray two thin coats of Agrax Earthshade through an airbrush and highlight with runefang steel and done!!! John […]