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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

This Geek's Week...



Modeling/Hobby:
- I scrounged up some bits, enough for a Space Marine scout, and decided to experiment painting armor using inks.  I kind of like it, though highlighting is a bit of an issue...


Card/Board Games:
-Assembled the preconstructed decks for ashes, and have been playing solo games to work out the kinks and start figuring out some sense of strategy.  After a few games with each deck, I've started to create my own...

- Hung out with some friends with some friends, and played 3 more games of ASHES, losing all 3!  Still, so much fun!

- Went back to the drawing board, and made 3 new ASHES decks...

- I ordered the 2 ASHES decks I was missing, Brennan & Rin, which are coming from Canada since I could find them nowhere in the US...


Video Games:
- Played some of the Halo Wars 2 beta, and I really enjoyed.  Normally, RTS games are not my thing, but since I like all things Halo, I did enjoy it.  In a way, it feels like a computerized version of a miniatures game... Kind of what I expect Halo: Ground Command to sort of feel like.  I ended up placing Platinum.

- Played some more Hearthstone on my phone... I still shake my head at about 1/2 the cards I see played, and everyday I question why I still play....

- Also on my phone, I've played a bit of MtG Duels and Pokemon Shuffle...

- Played a bit of Heroes of the Storm, just to try something different.  Still not a MOBA kind of guy...

- Played all of 3 games of World of Tanks... That how many games it took for me to remember why I DON'T play World of Tanks!


Books and such:
- Finished "The Templar Conspiracy", and now I'm back in the mood for some Sci-fi!  I picked up a Halo novel, "The Thursday War".
Until Next time,
-WuhSawBe-

Thursday, June 16, 2016

AVP Boardgame - The Finished Models...



I managed to finish up the last of my AVP stuff from the main box set over the weekend.  Overall, I'm pleased with the models, how they turned out, and the game as a whole.  I don't do Kickstarter for a number of reasons, and purchased my copy from a store, which could be part of reason why I have a general positive outlook of everything, and the woes of KS haven't mired my opinion of the game and/or manufacturer.  *ahem* But, I've digressed... Anyway, here is the contents off the AVP game, all fully painted.  I'll present them in the order I completed them in, so up first are the Alien Stalkers...

What kind of monster would do this to a dog?

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

ASHES: Rise of The Phoenixborn - Unboxing/Review...




I've been hearing a lot of praise about Plaid Hat Games' Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn, and after seeing it being played by a handful of gents in my LGS, I decided to pick it up.  For those that may not know, Ashes is an expandable card game system, similar in vein to FFG's highly popular LCGs.  Basically, you have total control of deckbuilding just like you would in say, Magic: The Gathering or Pokemon, BUT without the "blind buy" booster pack model.  Meaning, everyone will access to fixed card sets, no need to chase expensive, ultra rare cards!  In Ashes, you play as a magic-wielding Phoenixborn, summoner allies and casting spells, while ducking it out with the opponent's Phoenixborn!  First to knockout the opposing caster wins!  Here's my unboxing and component review of Ashes.  I've also watched PHG's "how to play" video as well as actually read the rules myself, so while I haven't played, I'll speak a little bit about the rules themselves.  Anyway, on with the review!

Monday, June 13, 2016

This Geek's 2 weeks....


LOVE Smogon's new logo....

 
 
Modeling/Hobby:
Weiss Schwarz HAPPENED!
- Worked more on my AVP stuff.  I've managed to finish up the Marines,the Predators, and the Alien Drones.  This completes all my miniatures currently on my desk.  Not sure what I'll get next...


Card/Boardgames
- Played 3 games of the AVP boardgame...

- Played a game of Weiss Schwarz, SAO vs Persona...

- Picked up Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn and for my daughter, she picked up "Hey, that's MY Fish!".  We Played a game of it...


Wish more games ended like this...
Video Games:
- Played some PTCGO.

- On the Xbox, I've played some Halo 5.  I also downloaded "Goat Simulator".... No really, I did!  It cracks my daughter up! 

- On the DS, I've played a little bit of Smash Bro's.

- I've re-downloaded Hearthstone on my phone, played a bunch games, and after about 2 days, I've already remembered why I didn't like it... I keep playing it, for now, although I don't know why...

- Also on my phone, I've played some Pokemon Shuffle and Magic The Gathering...

- I've been watching a bit of the Halo Pro League matches, cheering on the Renegades...
 
Until Next Time,
-WuhSawBe-

Thursday, June 2, 2016

This Geek's Week...


Love me some SAO...

 
Modeling/Hobby:
- Worked a wee bit on the Marines from the AVP game...

Krosmaster Arena

Tabletop/Miniatures Games:
- Played a small game of Battletech: Alpha Strike with my daughter...

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


pppp-Poke'mon!
Card/Board Games:
- Picked up a few more Pokemon cards.  I've been playing a ton, given the recent regionals and all!  I'm also working on some new decks and reworking some old ones...

- I picked up a Blastoise EX box, and pulled a few Eeveelutions, a shiny Yveltal and DCE.  A few days later, I picked up a Charizard EX box and Fate Collide Elite Trainer box, but didn't get anything good... only pulled an Audino Ex.
 
 
Video Games:
- Played a bunch of PTCGO...

- Played some Disney Infinity with my daughter.  That game is buggy, and kind of meh, so I can see why Disney is getting out of that type of games after the next release...

- Played some Pokemon ORAS on the DS, beating the elite four for the 2nd time...


Anime/TV/Movies:
- Watched the rest of SAO II, and I really enjoyed it.  I've got 4 new Naruto episodes to get caught up on, then I think I'm gonna watch Disgaea...
 
 
Until Next Time,
-WuhSawBe-