Monday, December 28, 2015

This Geek's Week(s)...

The last of my AOS stuff is done...

** Due tot he holidays and such, I just realized this is closer to 2 weeks worth of stuff!

"Drinking Horn of Blood"
- SUCCESS!  I busted my butt, rushed a bit, but I managed to finish up all 20 Bloodreavers before the end of the year.  Which means, I officially finished up my Khorne 1/2 of the AOS starter...

Tabletop Games:
- Played a game of 40k with my daughter using the AoS rules.  It was pretty enjoyable, and worked really well!

- Played a game of Star Trek Attack Wing with my daughter.

- Played a 30 wound game of AoS, Bloodbound vs Brets.  It was pretty close at 10-7 wounds left at the end of turn 6.

Video Games:
- Played some more Star Wars Battlefront, though I'm pretty burnt out on it.  I did play with a friend, which was much more fun than always playing solo.

- Played a bunch of mobile games:  Star Wars Base command, Drop Assault, Freeblade, carnage, and space wolf.

- My daughter got Disney Infinity 3.0, so we've been playing that  together a bit.

- Played a bit of Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon.  I rolled up Bulbasaur, and chose s Mudkip for my partner!

- I've been playing Halo 5 a ton.  I'm really enjoying, but I'm pretty terrible at it!  I did awesome in my first 2 games, but I've stunk at it ever since!  My KDR is terrible!  ("WuhSawBe" on Xbox, if you ever wanna play and show me what I'm doing wrong!)

- Started reading Halo: Primordium, the 2nd book in the Forerunner saga, but I just could not get into it.  Instead, I've gone back to reading the Ultramarines novel: Nightbringer, though I did order Halo: Last Light on Amazon, so I'll switch to that when it arrives.

- Saw the new Star Wars movie, and I really enjoyed it!  I think it is safe to say that the beloved Star Wars franchise is safe in Disney and Abram's capable hands!
See everyone in 2016!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Merry Christmas!

Just a quick shout-out to say Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a Happy New Year to all my fellow Nerds and Ninjas out there!  Thanks for your continued support through reading, commenting, and sharing my blog!  (I wouldn't still be doing it without you all!)


Monday, December 14, 2015

This Geek's Week...


- Worked a bit on my Bloodreavers for AoS.  I'd love to be able finish these by Christmas...

- I picked up a doormat, and cut it up to create a bit of farm field/wheat field terrain.

Card/Board Games:
- Played 4 games of the Pokemon TCG with my daughter...

- Played a game of Krosmaster Arena with my daughter...

- Played a game of Halo: Bang!

Video Games:
- Played a bit of Freeblade, Carnage, and Star Wars on my phone...

- Played some more Halo, finishing up both Halo 3 and 4.  Now I'm looking forward to picking up Halo 5, but in the meantime I'll go back to playing Star Wars Battlefront.  (I'm terrible at Star Wars Battlefront btw)

- Finished reading Halo: Cryptum.  It really kind of tanked in parts, but I'm still going to start reading the next book in the Forerunner saga.  I'm hoping it will pick up a bit...

Other Geek Stuff
- I've decided to convert my "Man Cave" (which I referred to as my "Nerd Lair") from a gaming area to a bit of a home gym.  One of the nice things is, I can ride the exercise bike/elliptical while I play Xbox.  Needless to say, my recent games of Star Wars Battlefront have got me sweating a bit extra...

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Frostgrave: Completed Pathfinder Snow Goblin Tribe!

"Funny water tastest funny..."

One of the nice things about Frostgrave is how open ended the game is in regards to miniatures, giving a lot of people the chance to use all the random odds-and-ends, extra figures that may not have been usable in other systems.  For me, I chose to combine Frostgrave with my love affair of the Pathfinder setting.  I lack a group to play the Pathfinder RPG with, (I also lack time) so I have to come up with creative ways like this, and the Pathfinder ACG to get my Pathfinder fix.  It took awhile the Reaper Bones models to arrive, so I only finally got around to finishing them a week or so ago.  Anyway, here's my Snow Goblin Tribe, I lovingly called the "Bird Bone Tribe"...

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

SAGA Gameplay/Rules Review

Recently, I've received a request to follow up on my SAGA rulebook review, with a quick gameplay review.  At the time of writing this, I've got about 15 games under my belt.  I'm far from an expert at the game, in fact, I'm pretty bad at the game overall, with only 2 wins.  As I mentioned, I'm far from an expert, but I do have a grasp of the general basics of saga, enough to point out the various interesting aspects of the game and enough to teach a new player how to play.  That said, I'm going to call things like they are in regards to gameplay, if I like something I'll say so, if I don't like something, well I say so as well!  Needless to say, A lot of this will just be my OPINION on the game.  It should also be said, that I'm just going to go over the bare minimum, basics of gameplay.  By no means will be able to just read this and start playing, but I do hope it will at least spark your interest for the game, and overall just be informative.  Let's get started...

Sunday, December 6, 2015

This Geek's Week...

** Bit of a light week, as I just did not feel like getting out of the house!

- Finished up the rest of my Pathfinder Snow Goblin Warband for Frostgrave...

- Started to work a bit on my Daughter's "Mouse Guard" for Frostgrave...  

Video Games:
- Finished up the first Halo and Halo 2 game, and have started playing Halo 3.  My goal is to get through Halo 1-4 by Christmas, and then picking up Halo 5.

- Played a bit of Persona Q on the DS...

- Played a bit of Freeblade on my phone...
... I'm also gearing up for my annual "End of The Year Statistics Post" where I take a look at the overall year, what I've been playing the most, just how much hobby progress I've accomplished, etc.  Usually I post it either towards the end of the year or first part of the next year.  Either way, I have a few more weeks to get a few more games in!

Until Next time,

Friday, December 4, 2015

Is there such a thing as too many tabletop games?

We had 40k, Fantasy, and Battletech...

Are there too many games on the market?

That's a question I see pop up every now and then, and it's one that I've been pondering lately.  I'm remembering back to when I first got into the hobby, I hesitate to say: "back in my day", but... Back in my day, it seemed your options were 40k, Fantasy, and if you were a "fringe gamer", you had Battletech.  I'm sure there may have been more out there, but if you walked into a game/comic book store where I lived, those were the only thing on the shelves.  (Along with cheap, random figure for RPGs)