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Sunday, July 28, 2013

This Geek's Week...

My touched-up Falcon and Slave 1...



- The games from my BGG trade arrived today.  Added to my collection are: the HBO Game of Thrones card game, Antike Duellum, Hannibal: Rome vs Carthage, Pocket Battles: Celts vs Romans, The Republic of Rome, Sylla, Tribune: Primus Inter Pares.  I'm going to try really hard to stick to my Roman theme for my board game collection (with the exception of my Game of Thrones stuff), but I can already tell you it may be hard....

- Played a big 200 pt, 2v2 game of X-Wing.  My side had 8 TIES, Vader, and 2 generic bounty hunters, while the rebels had Chewie in the Falcon, a decked out Biggs, Wedge, Luke, and 2 Y-Wings.  We played to 2 hours so we wouldn't be playing just that single game all night, and by the end of the time we (the Imperials) had won the game 45 pts to 95 pts.

- Played 3 games of Boss Monster.  It's a pretty fun little game, with plenty of character.  The Board Gamers at my LGS seem to be all about this game lately...

- Played 6 games of Incan Gold.  A fun, quick, simple, yet addictive game.

- I finally managed to get my hands on 5 TIE interceptors and 2 A-Wings.  I'll finally be able to field the 181st the way they were meant to be played! (after they arrive in the mail of course!)

- A friend of mine started playing SWTOR, so I decided to join him, even if he wanted to play on the Republic side.  Having played a Sith Juggernaut and an Imperial Agent on another server, I elected to try a different class, rolling a trooper named "RT-NineOneThree".  The idea being troop designations in the movies are "TK-#" and in the Clone Wars the clones are "CT-#", so I had the idea of a Republic Trooper having an "RT-#" designation.  (and 913 is my area code)  I may also roll a Jedi Consular at some point too...

- My 2 copies of Edge of Darkness arrived, and man, are many of those cards complete "game changers", and not just for the Smugglers and Bounty Hunters either.  I've reworked my Smugglers and BH decks.

- I absolutely devoured the book: "A Gladiator Dies Only Once", a collection of short stories in the Roma Sub Rosa series by Steven Saylor.  Completely finishing it in only a week. (which is fast for me)  I picked up "Darth Plagueis" to read next...

- Repainted my Millennium Falcon and Slave 1.  With the falcon, I mainly painted some exhaust glow, dirtied it up a bit, and picked out some additional details like blaster-hit marks.  For the Slave 1, I did a lot more work.  I swapped a lot of grey colors for green, made some of the scuffs and scratches on the red potion of ship look a bit more realistic, and once again painted some exhaust glow.

- I'm not one for Facebook games, but I'm giving Game of Thrones: Ascent a try.  I go by the name "Joeseph Blackfyre"...

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