Picking up a classic, Back to the Future, I bought the bundle blister Heroes 4 by Crooked Dice at Salute last year covering a not-Marty-McFly and not-Michael Knight (the later of course has nothing to do with BTTF). As I thought these would make a great addition to Zombie Survivors. By chance I stumbled upon […]
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
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
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 […]
As promised, I headed down into the "Palz" to Meckenheim, to visit the Ad Arma Convention 2019. New location, moved from the Sportshall in Speyer to the Gymnasium in Meckenheim. Parking was a bit of an issue, if you came a bit late, you had to park along side the road or on the otherside […]
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!
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 […]
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
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 […]
This weekend, on saturday and sunday, April 27th and 28th 2019, the Rhein-Main-Multiversum will be held at Nidderau. I've been there for the first time last year to the 6th event hosted by the Tabletop Club Rhein Main e.V. and was very satisfied with the event. It is close to Frankfurt, so very central in […]
Happy Easter! Today we cover a small easter egg with the Genestealer Cult. I got myself the Nexos, one of the characters released recently for the re-vamped army of Warhammer 40k. As character models aren't produced in metal or finecast anymore (at least mostly, there are some exceptions like Commissar Severina Raine), but come as […]
Fitting with Easter - When there's no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth - I present to you Tyrannosaurus Zombie! I was made aware of this great model by the post of Jeremy Spurlock in the Paint all the Minis facebook group. He did an amazing job on this kit. This […]
In our Flatline review, we take a look at a cooperative real-time dice game from Kane Klenko and Renegade Game Studios. The post Flatline Review appeared first on Co-op Board Games.
The Slipstream story finished years ago. It had a clear beginning, middle and end and made a complete story arc. It popped back into my head as I was reviewing the next candidates for solo story telling exercises. As I read through those epic events questions started to arise in my mind. What happened next? […]
In early 2013, Mantic Games launched a futuristic sports game that has grown steadily since. So why are we taking a look at the very first version of the game today? Well, for one the basic game is still available online, and for another it's still a well rounded product as a game in my […]