Science Fiction


Warhammer Day 2019 in Koblenz

Yesterday was Warhammer Day in every Warhammer Store all over the world and I took the chance due to proximity, to stop by at the store in Koblenz. What's the idea of Warhammer Day? Games Workshop has a larger marketing plan, making it easier to recognise the brand and to enter the hobby. So if […]

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Alien monster for your next Sci Fi adventure

Need a new and exciting monster for your next game of HARP-SF? Check out the creature I have created below. The stats are all based on HARP and HARP-SF creature creation, but the essence of the creature could easily be recreated in Spacemaster if that is your Science fiction RPG of choice.   Don’t have a Sci-Fi TTRPG of choice? May I recommend reading more about HARP-SF or Spacemaster on our website.   Now without further ado, I give you the torpaermos…     TORPAERMOS   Level: 8 Size: Large BMR Type: Fly : Biped BMR: 42 : 5   # Enc: 1 Outlook: Hungry Treasure: —   DB: 92 Hits: 186 Init: 11   St: 5 (5) Co: 6 (8) Ag: 4 (4) Qu: 4 (2) SD: 1 (1) Re: 2 (4) In: 2 (3) Pr: 2 (3)   End 60 PP 0   Stamina 103 Will 54 Magic 40   Attacks Claw Attack – Small Slash 78 Bite Attack – Small Puncture 68 Sting – Large Slash 88   Skills Ambush (15) 70, Endurance (20) 96, Flying/Gliding (20) 130, Navigation (15) 71, Perception (20) 87, Resistance – Magic (5) 40, Resi

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Star Trek Discovery season 2

While Discovery received mixed reviews in it's maiden year, season 2 turned out to be much, much better.Now if they just would change the perspective from Burnham to the bridge crew like regular Trek, we are set for pitch perfect...In this second season, the Discovery gets a new Captain, in no less then Chrostopher Pike who transfers from the Enterprise on temporary assignment.  This is due to a set of mysterious signals being picked up across the galaxy, apparently send by something called "the Red Angel".These signals seem random at first, but the disappeared Spock had a theory they where connected, and soon the crew learns the meaning behind them.  They are waypoints interwoven with each other to prevent an evil AI from destroying the universe.Discovery sets out to not only thwart the threat, but also on how to solve the mysteries behind the signals, while having to deal with the newly established Section 31 along the way. And Klingon politics, and the Prime Directive... all the things that makes

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Munchkin Warhammer 40,000

Games Workshop does not make all their profits by selling miniatures, a solid part of the revenue is generated by licensed products. Those are not just video games, but board games as well. I showed you the Monopoly variant of Warhammer 40,000 already on this blog, and today I'd like to share the new Munchkin […]

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The Orville season 2

After the funny first season, the Star Trek parody returned for a second run...... and started to take itself to seriously.While it has been known that Star Trek Discovery suffered a bit from the "finding their place" syndrome in the first season, before coming back strong in the second, the Orville seems to have the other way round.  From a comedy show in space, it has changed into a Voyager style show, and no offense, that series actually had funnier episodes over it's run (or for that matter, DS had heaps whenever Ferengi got involved) then this season.Surely it does feature a lot of great guest stars, including more Star Trek alumi (hello Tuvok, counselor Troy) but in the end, it just became serious sci-fi with an overarcing alien invasion in the second part, and even two time-travelling (okay, so the one Malloy goes to meet a women from our time wasn't technically real time travel) episodes.Did all this make the Orville a bad season?  Totally not, as we enjoyed it, but it just isn't there for l

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Space Schlock Alpha Test at Scrum Palace

Meta note: The crappy pictures are my own from my Ipad.  The nicer ones are courtesy of Ms. Ellen Levy who did a fantastic job of recording the game as usual.  Permission was granted up front. Friend and fellow Scrummer JOHN SEARS (whom you may know from the 1000 Foot General blog) is working on a labor of love called (at least for now) SPACE SCHLOCK.  John will correct me if I get the particulars wrong, but Space Schlock is a small unit skirmish game, with units roughly being 5-10 individual figures plus individually based special characters.  The setting is .. hmm.. well, the kind of B tier science fiction movies from the late 70s or early 80s you would associate with being Star Wars rip-off genre films in a science fiction setting.  Battle Beyond the Stars would be a perfect example. John is working on transitioning from design to development so he requested the able assistance of the Scrummers to do a little Alpha testing.  Four active players showed up so each of us got a s

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Ad Arma Con 2019 Part II

And as mentioned, a lot of the German tabletop community joined in this event, so you've seen some that you've met at other shows earlier this year. Rhein Main Tabletop brought their Battlefleet Gothic table with them, along with a set up for Aggro, a hooligan skirmish. The hosts themself showed among other tables, their […]

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Love, Death + Robots

The newest thing on Netflix, and one I recommended to collegues and all, is this series compromised of small animation episodes.All standing loose of each other, and in a variation of styles, it contains some great episodes.While rated 18+ due to the odd boob left or right, the anthology always handles one of the three themes of the title.For me, the best episodes of the 18 long series, was Sonnie's Edge, Zima Blue, Beyond the Aquila Rift and best of all Good Hunting, featuring a Huli Jing and the transitition from the age of legends to the age of technology.Very enjoyable, these short episodes are truly worth the time to go through, and with the short and varied theme's and episodes, it never becomes a drag and before you know it, you've seen the whole series.A lovely find for sure!

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May Dance

Just before German Labour Day, May 1st, the White Dwarf arrived along with the latest two warbands for Nightvault. In addition I picked up the Citadel water pot at my local Warhammer store. If you're wondering about the cover, that's a subscription issue, where the artwork covers the whole front as a special service for […]

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Planet profile: Seccanoe

For those of you playing Spacemaster or HARP-SF, I thought this outline of a new planet might give you some inspiration or serve as a backdrop for your next adventure.   Name: Seccanoe Diameter: 14,037km Gravity: 1.2 g Distance from sun: 0.87 au at its closest 1.42 at its furthest Year: 1.13 Earth years (412 Earth days) Rotation period: 21.25 hours Atmosphere: Oxygen rich with carbon and nitrogen Hydrosphere: In ‘winter’ glaciers cover 42% of the surface of the planet with other bodies of water covering a further 5%. During ‘summer’ the glaciers only cover 17% with a further 72% of the planet covered in water. Climate: Extremes of hot and cold depending on season Population: Seccanoe is a rocky planet with an oxygen rich atmosphere orbiting a yellow dwarf star. The star is similar in size to the Earth’s sun but slightly more massive. Seccanoe is one of only three planets orbiting the star and is the closest planet to the sun. Seccanoe has an elliptical orbit with .55 au difference between its closest a

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7th Rhein Main Multiversum 2019

Due to the so-so weather, I didn't take the scenic route through the Taunus towards Nidderau, just north-east of Frankfurt, but the Autobahn. Because once again and for the 7th time, the Tabletop Club Rhein-Main hosted their Rhein-Main Multiversum at the Willi-Salzmann hall during the whole weekend. The event has grown a bit since last […]

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