Friday, 30 May 2014

Marvelling at dice!

Quick gaming update! Nic and I are dicing it out in Waterloo with some Marvel dice masters, with some Quantum to come! Will give a review of both later.


Thursday, 29 May 2014

Rich's Thursday Ramble: X-Wing Epic Play Format - Tantive IV

Hola Gents!

Last night i got to play the first two missions from the X-Wing Tantive IV campaign. So i thought id share some action shots and my initial thoughts with all of y'all.

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Great Crusade anyone?

Thought you guys might be interested:

Any one fancies this, has any questions or if anyone needs somewhere to crash give me a shout.


Going dice deep!

A quick hobby update to show you my afternoons entertainment (yes, that's 60 packs!)

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Reading the new 40k rules

Having picked up a copy of the rules yesterday I've had a chance to go through it and feel confident I can give a quick review of my first impressions of the changes made. Will it be an improvement or another gouge for rough rules?

Friday, 23 May 2014

Making custom dice bags

Just a quick one to say look what I made for the Marvel dice masters game!

UPDATE: forgot to mention that they are double sided. I managed to put them together before work today and so now have one for the cards and one for the dice. I'm going to hopefully make some for specific teams so feel free to send over any requests and we'll see what non-IP infringing designs I can come up with.

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Rich's Thursday Ramble: Premature Judgement Time!


So, it seems some people do actually have their hands on the 7th edition book now (reputable folks at that) and the changes are getting laid bare. I thought I'd lay out my pros and cons from what we've seen so far.

Monday, 19 May 2014

Fun but Unfulfilling?


I had planned this for my ramble this week, but I wanted to get these thoughts down on paper (monitor?) while it was fresh in my mind. I understand the subject wont be of too much interest to the gang, but as fans of games and game systems, the underlying topic might.

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Richs Thursday Ramble : Warhammer 40k - Elf Edition?

Good Day Sirs!

The inspiration for this weeks ramble stems from a conversation Will and myself had at the weekend regarding our feelings with 6th edition as is and the trepidation with which we're looking ahead to 7th.

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Unbound superfriends?

Just a quick post to set a bit of a challenge. Based on the the idea of an unbound army letting you to take any combination of units, I began pondering what sort of list you could create using omly Unique units? A type of Avengers army that could take on a hoard of units and keep kicking. The obvious one was a space marine force with Calgar, Lysander, Mephiston, Grimnar and Sammeal. Not quite 1500 but probably close enough. So what lists can you come up with?

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Richs Thursday Ramble - First Steps into Exploring 'Unbound'

Howdy Folks!

I had considered making this weeks article a quickie about this weeks spoiler for the X-Wing wave 4 TIE Phantom and the exact workings of its 'Cloak' action (viewable here: TIE Phantom).

But instead I decided to post up a couple of the 'Unbound' 40K lists that have occurred to me in the past couple of days.

Monday, 5 May 2014

RANT!!!! (but only a little one)

I will start by saying I am not one for nerd rage; change happens and we roll with it; adapt and change, Gribble,gribble, consume for the hive..... ahem excuse me, But this will be a rant of some minor rage.

Ok onwards, you may have not seen it yet but there some pics going around from the new WD where one of the Morons calling himself a games designer is telling us about the exciting new changes to 40k;

To summarize the madness;
1. Bound and unbound armies; use the force org chart and get bonuses, or simply ignore it and take what you want! Also noted a new Allies Matrix (Chaos and marines are probably Battle brothers now)
(i mean seriously all i wanted to see was someone reigning in the force org madness we have now by limiting options, not throw the restrictions away!)

2. Maelstrom of war missions; ok i like the sound of this one, 32 possible objectives (sold as a deck, Clever money men) which can resolve during the game, should prevent static games or last minute objective grabs.
(however, did the mission need more complexity?)

3. New dedicated Psychic phase; WooHoo 40k now has a magic phase, with power dice, dispel dice and new summon deamon psychic table woot
(are none or the games designers aware of how messed up 2nd ed psychic phase was? or how broken the current Warhammer magic phase can be? Watch for a new Storm of Psykers expansion coming to a garbage bin near you!)

So to summarize, what i was hoping for was a more sensible (if not streamlined) version of 6th, but im getting offered a higher level of insanity!!!!

Quite frankly im glad i play mostly 30k now where most of this will have no effect

Saturday, 3 May 2014

Card tables anyone?

Just incase you haven't seen this kickstarter project yet I thought I'd stick a link up:

It is odd but part of me really wants one just because it seems so clever. I think they would be great for tournaments!

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Richs Thursday Ramble : Bleugh

Howdy Elfers,

Havent had much hobby time since the Easter break hence me not having much to post about. I havent actually got anything much to post about today (unless you wanted my thoughts on this weeks new Netrunner big box expansion...yeah, maybe not)

But i did spot this the other day and wanted to share with ya'll