Posts Tagged ‘Science Fiction’

Firefly Adventures: Brigands and Browncoats Review

Posted on July 15th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

In our Firefly Adventures: Brigands and Browncoats review, we take a look at a co-op skirmish game based on the very popular Sci-Fi TV series.
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The Chorvogel of Munsfeldia

Posted on July 12th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The Chorvogel of Munsfeldia are a species of 2 to 3m tall avian descended stock that have a complex culture …Continue reading →

DREADBALL EPISODE 1 – Team presentation: Marauders

Posted on July 7th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

Until Monday, July 9th 2018, Mantic is giving a 25% discount on all Dreadball teams. For us enough reason to launch a series of Dreadball focused articles, where we will introduce some of the teams and review both editions of the game. We`ll start with…

Shadow’s End – Sheri S. Tepper

Posted on July 6th, 2018 under , . Posted by

The latest novel I finished, I found this one a while ago in a bargain bin for a euro, my main source for obtaining books.I had no idea of the writer of previous works, so here we went, diving into a totally new storyPlotOn Alliance Central, the world …

Voltron Legendary Protector season 4

Posted on June 20th, 2018 under , . Posted by

The fourth (short) season of the Voltron Netflix animation, this season puts us in another change of leadership.But it keeps getting stronger and stronger… and perhaps even less children suited to be honest as it starts playing heavily on emotions th…

Morvauvil. An introduction

Posted on June 10th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Morvauvil (Mor-vow-vee) stands as the central example of all that is mysterious in the Steamship Troopers setting. The island is …Continue reading →

I attend Escape Velocity 2018 (local)

Posted on June 2nd, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

There’s a sort of STEM training/Science Fair/Science Fiction convention in the building mode that hits right at Memorial Day every year called ESCAPE VELOCITY.  EV is now in its third year, and is rapidly positioning itself as being a price-comparable … Continue reading

Hardwired: a free cyberpunk game

Posted on June 1st, 2018 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

  Anyone remember the PC game Syndicate? The little trench coat and mirror shade corporate cyborgs running around causing mayhem? Well, I played far too much of it back in the day. Wanting to offer more fast-play options at our weekly game sessions, I wrote up a set of rules in hommage; a cyberpunk skirmish … Continue reading “Hardwired: a free cyberpunk game”

Pacific Rim Uprising

Posted on May 29th, 2018 under , . Posted by

I am a HUGE fan of the original Pacific Rim film, I mean, what’s not to love?  Giant Mecha battling monstrous Kaiju…And when the long awaited sequel hit in 2018, I sat back for more of this!Plot (from Wikipedia)In 2035, 10 years after the Battle…

Pacific Rim Uprising

Posted on May 29th, 2018 under , . Posted by

I am a HUGE fan of the original Pacific Rim film, I mean, what’s not to love?  Giant Mecha battling monstrous Kaiju…And when the long awaited sequel hit in 2018, I sat back for more of this!Plot (from Wikipedia)In 2035, 10 years after the Battle…

Marine Corps vs Andrayada 1500 pts FWC Battle Report

Posted on May 19th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

So, after the testbattle from two weeks ago to more or less getting to refresh the rules (to no avail, I still forgot a heap of things), my Emperor’s Children took to the field to battle the cyborg Andrayada.Set at 1500 points, an average sized game, t…

HARDWIRED

Posted on May 17th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

A little side project I’m working on. A cooperative game where players are jacked up Agents sent on corporate black ops. Guess who played way too much Syndicate back in the day… ***     An All-Nighter   Someone tipped off Han Chou Telemetrics.   04:17 in the Shunyi District, HCT Corporate Zone, you and … Continue reading “HARDWIRED”

The Cleash Tree – Post apocalyptic equipment/creature/threat

Posted on May 14th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Cleash pods when mature are roughly cricket ball sized, small pumpkin shaped seed pods that were genetically engineered to have …Continue reading →

Mantic Games Studio 2018

Posted on May 13th, 2018 under , , , , , , . Posted by

As mentioned earlier, we combined Salute in London with a day trip to Nottingham. First stop on friday morning was Mantic Studio. As with the Warhammer World, this wasn’t the first time visiting Mantic. It was quite impressive to see, how Mantic has gr…

Salute 2018 Haul

Posted on May 10th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The concluding post to our Operation Sealion 2018, the haul, the loot, the gathered goodies and shiny stuff made from metal, plastic and resin. If you’re going by plane, make sure to have enough empty space in your luggage to cope with your buying. As …

Warhammer World 2018 – Exhibition Centre Part 2

Posted on May 7th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

With the Old World covered in Part 1 of the Exhibition Centre article, this one focuses on the next two areas, with the (grim) dark Sci-Fi setting of the Warhammer 40,000 world, including the horus heresy and the main piece of the exhibition, Battle for Angelus Prime. And be sure, the grim dark future of […]

Warhammer World 2018 – Exhibition Centre Part 1

Posted on May 6th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The exhibition hall at Warhammer World has a long tradition and has been redone in a couple of variations. For a short amount of time before the last huge overhaul, it was a medium sized room with show cabinets on all walls, covering the different armies from the Warhammer Fantasy and 40,000 ranges. But that […]

Warhammer World 2018 – Hobby Centre, Gaming Area & Bugmans Bar

Posted on May 3rd, 2018 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

As our “Operation Sealion 2018” was not only build up on visiting Salute on Saturday, we did a tour to the lead belt of Nottingham, and I was eager to see the renovated Warhammer World, the head quarter of Games Workshop. The entrance has been redone and the venue is now barrier free. The Rhino […]

Salute 2018 – Part 3

Posted on April 23rd, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

As Salute being such an important event for the wargaming community, lots of companies schedule their announcements and releases for that particular saturday in April. Some of them are just teasered, some proudly announced in the newsletter before the show and others are huge surprises. And as a enthusiast you have your hopes, what will […]

Salute 2018 – Part 2

Posted on April 21st, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Let us focus on the gaming tables and participation rounds at Salute in this part of the coverage. A table, that I was really looking forward to see, was the one by Andy Singleton and Kildaire Paintworks, it is a 20mm / 1:72 World War two Setting in the mediterranean. He documented the different kits […]

Salute 2018 – Part 1

Posted on April 20th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Salute began early for us, after the day-trip to Nottingham, we we’re ready and waiting at 7 a.m. at Cambridge Station. Taking the Great Northern towards London, we had some time on our hand. It takes roughly an hour and gets you to Kings Cross without a stop. Spending that time on going through our […]

Ready Player One

Posted on April 14th, 2018 under , . Posted by

Past friday Noshi and me went to the movie labelled as the summum of geekdom… Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One.Containing 138 easter eggs, that would be a trip to memory lane.PlotWade is a young man living in a desolate earth anno 2047.  The …

Sci-Fi plot generator

Posted on April 11th, 2018 under , , , , , , . Posted by

  Need an idea for your next game of HARP-SF or Spacemaster? Look no further than this Sci-Fi plot generator from the good people at WIRED.   The sci-fi plot generator uses two James Gunn movies and two Ridley Scott … Continue reading

Black Library Celebration 2018

Posted on March 20th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

A free book you received in Games Workshop stores during the last weekend of february, this 160+ page novel bundles 6 short stories in one volume.While not unique or new, the stories where mostly on e-pub available before, and now have found their way …

Star Wars The Last Jedi

Posted on March 18th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

So finally Noshi and me saw the latest instalment in the Star Wars saga.Now, the comments I read about it told me it was like the previous film: a rehearsal of the Empire Strikes Back this time.  Well, it isn`t… it`s worse.Plot (from Wikipedia)R…