Friday, 31 October 2014

Playing with myself!

Finding myself with a few hours to kill this morning (all my models were drying along with the kitchen floor I'd mopped before realising I needed to get into the kitchen to make lunch!) I thought I have a run through with the co-op version of Descent as it does state that it can be a one player game. The problem is that I've never been one for single player games as I just end up talking to myself.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Playing Descent!

Managed to get another Quest in tonight in an after hours gaming session at The Missing Geek! Having lost both of the previous Act 1 Quests I was hopeful that Castle Daerion would see a change in my fortunes!

Monday, 27 October 2014

Playing board games!

With a week off and new purchases from Essen it just made sense to take a day to play some new games!

TableTop Double Header: Game 2

For Game 2 we matched off a Dark Eldar list against Robs Orks at 1850.

To continue the theme we used one of the Ork 'Altar of War' missions which basically gave us a 3 objectives mission with the standard secondaries.

TableTop Double Header: Game 1

Hey folks,

Popped along to tabletop with Tom and Rob yesterday and got 2 games in, heres a photo write up!

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Painting Daemons again.

Just a quick photo of the (oh so nearly) finished daemons. A bit of varnish for the Herald and they'll be all done. Only two Soul Grinders and the army is fully complete!

Really wish I could take a better photo!

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Essen Day 2.

So after a busy Sunday we arrived ready to attack some more games.

We tried for Culthu Wars but sadly never arrived at the right time. Rivet Wars was also a miss. But we did play some good games.

Lobotomy - is coming soon to Kickstarter. You are mental patients that are escaping, and you are seeing weird creatures. Nice minatures and some nice mechanics. I will be looking for it when it appears in Kickstarter.

Dinorace - Race Dinos and escape the volcano. Nice kids game. Wanted to buy but sold out everywhere.

Masquade - a Coup like game where you have to bluff your way to getting the most money. Fun with a large group.

From matel can't remember the real names.
Monkey Tree Game - get the most money's off the trees before the time runs out.

Shooting Pig game - tedious games, get you pigs to the food. Other players can shoot you with the tractor off the board.

Lift Off - awesome game, very fun. Use the crane to build things. Will and Lee bought it. Can't wait to see it when people are drunk. :0)

Dragonscroll - A nice game with interesting miniatures and mechanics. The Fireballs are rolled down a ramp to see what they hit. Has a carsonne element of board creation. Would have bought but company don't do reprints and it was sold out.

Genie Game - real name.... - I like this and should have bought it. You moved magic carpets around collected Genies and captured other people's carpets. The direction you could move depended on where the collected Genies are placed on your carpet. Had a chess like quality to it.

Aqua Bunch - full silly game where you make the best hand and go on and compete to have brunch. Lady who demoed it was really competitive. :0)

Fizz and Miez - terrible kids game where a cat chases a toy car.

Co-mix - an interesting game where you make a comic strip bases on a title. Very similar to Dixett.

Dragon Valley - nice kiids game where you have to help dragons fly home oboe the evil wizard. To fly them you have to work with someone to fly them across using two sticks.

Best thing - giant version of ghost ghost treasure Hunter. Squee!!!!

We still left with things that we missed out.

Relic Knights and an interesting Space Combat Game.

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Spiel Day 1

You have already seen the hall from everyone.

This is a list of all the games we got in today. In order. I played all of these. :0)

From Iello:
King of New York - great bought it.

Eat me of you can - fun May buy it. The big bad wolf visits.

Night of the Grand Octopus - Will is going to buy it. Cute Cthulhu!

Superduo - bought it. Superhero adventure which has two winners.
Some cute Alien Attack game - ok, badly demoed.
Wash Dash - fun, didn't buy it - you hang out washing.
Star Realms - cool deck building game, assession meets magic. Me and Will bought it

A Dino memory game.

Fun Farm - bough it. Grab the round animal stress toy.

Golem Arcana - odd and pointless why am I using a tablet or why am I using miniatures. Technology use is forcing the game to play in a unrealistic way.

Guardians Chronicles - interesting but odd mechanics that broke the narrative.

Played Back in the room
Road Kill Rally - cool racing game Lee bought.

Tomorrow we will aim to play Cthulhu War, Lobotomy and Dragonscroll.


Today's haul

Friday, 17 October 2014

Spiel, so far so gutten

flights been good, Lee had a fun flight next to a German Lady who smelt like nuttella( well she did from where I was sat).

Smooth flight and good weather over here, ready to let the carnage begin. The Haribo has been flowing and the good times are rollingz

Monday, 13 October 2014

Watching Star Wars Rebels!

Just a quick post to say how much I enjoyed the new Star Wars Rebels show. I watched the first double episode 'Spark of Rebellion' and was really impressed with the balance it struck with the childish humour needed to appeal to the young children drawn to a cartoon and the more serious edge needed for an adult Star Wars audience.  The characters seem to fit into some of the usual archetypes (brooding leader, sassy lasses, grumpy strong guy etc) but the stand out moment for me came when Kanan steps up to take on the Imperials and reveal his secret past (not much of a secret but I won't spoil it). Haven't had that Star Wars moment since I read the Episode III book and Obi-Wan kicked Grevous' arse! Now I'm excited for Episode VII!

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Bloody rotters!

Just a quick picture of the plaguebearers with a fresh lick of blood. As usual it doesn't show up as well in the image but it's a very useful paint!