Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Monday, 13 November 2017

Much like Dave's Top 100 but with far less theme! Here we go...

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Putting together my top 100 list!

I have been wondering if I like some games as much as I think I do, or to put it another way, do I like the idea of some games more than actually playing them. This got me thinking that it would be an interesting experiment to create a top 100 list. I found a website that will help you do it and it appears the easiest way is to export your BGG collection, so I began compiling a list of the games I had played. Thought it might be interesting to share...

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Doing the last two days of Essen! Updated

Saturday was so busy (and fatigue had set in!) so we demo'ed a few games and left Ant to it to so he could play some deep euros. After in the evening we broke out loot island and queen domino. 
First up jack and the bean stalk

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Going to spiel 17. Day one!!!!

So I ended up making the first purchase within 10 mins as a crazy good deal was in the offing for the potion expulsion expansion with play mat, tokens and exclusive potions for only 20 euros (old habits and all that).

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Finishing my first Descent models

Just a quick image dump of my (oh so nearly) finished shadow dragons. Just need to varnish and add some extra basing materials.

Heading to Essen

Turns out hitting the airport early has its advantages, a free pint, free wifi and charging to play some hearthstone!

Friday, 13 October 2017

Making more game aids!

Just a quick image dump of the latest gaming aid I knocked up. I realised that if I ever play as the overlord/sith in Descent/Imperial Assault I may wish to have my own player dock so I knocked this up during the week:
It will hold 6 cards which should be pretty much all you need at one time, my only issue is the need to read the back of cards, so sliding them in and out could be annoying but I don't think that will be a huge issue.
I'm still working on deck holders that don't require plastic adhesives but I may have to just buy them from raptor... 

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Spreading Yourself Thin: How Many is Too Many?

Hi All,

Just hoping to start a little discussion on here with regards to something that has been on my mind recently.
The summer holidays, for me, are one of those times where I always intend to organise a few days to get some of my many games to the table.
As we're rapidly approaching the end of said holidays and I've almost entirely failed to do that, coupled with trying to arrange days with my other (primarily RPG based these days) group, while also trying to figure out days/evenings to play some of my many miniatures games and also pondering trying to arrange some days to get specific board games to the table, and all the other 'real adult life' things, I'm starting to wonder how I'm ever going to fit all of it in. 
Not taking into account my board games or RPGs, the list of games in currently invested in stands at:

Warhammer 30k
Warhammer 40k.
Kings of War
Guild Ball
Dark Age
Batman Miniatures Game
DC/Marvel Universe Miniatures Game
Star Wars: Destiny
SW: X-Wing
SW: Armada

It gets even more frightening when you start breaking it down further, as its not even as if its one army/crew/gang/team/deck etc. per game system. Its multiples for each one.

At what point am i going to be able to give all of these games a fair crack of the whip?

Time and again I'm asking myself: Is it time to start trimming some fat? Just rip off the plaster and reduce the list down to a more manageable number of systems? Can you even bring yourself to do it?
None of these are bad games. How can you decide which go and which stay?

Anyone else finding themselves in the same boat?

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Jumping in the deep end.

Just a quick photo update to show my set up for my first attempt at filming some painting videos. It is a lot harder setting up the camera than when filming reviews or play throughs!
I decided that it made most sense to just film the painting process, then do the intros and voice overs later if the footage is usable. 

Thursday, 10 August 2017

The beginning of the end...

It has come time to finally take the final step and take my Descent to the final level of awesome. Add paint!
But before I could start I needed to do two things...

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Thinking about birthdays

Just a quick post to say I have added a link list on the right for people who are so inclined to add their list of their games collections and wish lists to hopefully help with some ofd the present buying in the future. I know not everyone has a BGG account with a list and such but for those that do it would be cool to have a way of sharing them with others. If you want to add your list just email me the link and I canned it on. 

Hope everyone is having a great summer so far and looking forward to (finally) playing Nic's Imperial Assault this week! I may even like it enough to buy my own copy now that I have made some space in my games cupboard (I don't suppose any one fancies buying a copy of Black Plague...)

Friday, 21 July 2017

Playing new and old games

Rob and I got some games in at the Missing Geek last Saturday. Two new and one old favourite.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Getting in some games of 40k 8th ed

So after a our launch day experiments I got Alan over for a 65 power level game of  Blood Angels vs Dark Angels. 

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Contemplating formats!

A quick post to release the valve on my building excitement for the new edition of 40k. 

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Finishing Goblins

Just a quick photo drop for my finished Red Gobbos for my Kings of War Ogre army. I have had them for a long time but they kept going in and out of my list so never bothered to finish them until recently, when I looked at my hobby list and needed an easy win!
40 strong Horde. Though they are called red Gobbos, I didn't want them to be all red so I went for hoods and dirt sleeves.
Got to love KoW for letting you create little dioramas
I based them as twi 20 units so that I can split them if needed.
Got an all painted army again! Until I change my list...

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Fixing dumb ass mistakes!

It was established at the weekend that I am a bit of a dumb ass, as I threw away part of my Xenoshft game with the unneeded card board parts that I had upgraded in my Kickstarter. Thus I had to create a score tracker for the the health of the base. So here it is:

Hard to see but I created some transparent counters with the ELF logo oso that you can see the number underneath.
It is designed to take the counters from Xenoshyft but I then realised that I had lots of spare coloured acrylic laying around and cut out some red and blue ELF counters, which are transparent. 
Much easier to see across the board, sadly the material is 1mm taller so my aesthetic OCD twitches when I look at it
Not the greatest resolution on the engraving but it makes the counters feel a little more interesting.
 It wasn't until I was finished that I realised that this could actually be a useful as a general gaming tool so I might look at ways to resign this to store the counters in the tracker to avoid losing them (or create a slider but that is a way off).

Monday, 20 March 2017

Designing logos!

Just a quick image to show my first ideas for the logos for the five cults in Cult Cars of the Apocalypse (name to be developed!)
Junkers, Techeads, Nomads, Speedsters and Zealots (all names to be developed)

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Bloodraging with a machine

Just a quick image update to show off what I have been prototyping lately... some player boards for Blood Rage:

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Making my own Destiny!

So with my return to full time work I have had an opportunity to design and manufacture some more player aids but this time for Star Wars Destiny! 

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Making another logo.

A quick idea I knocked up for the title for any play through videos ELF might make.
80's /clip show inspired design

Monday, 2 January 2017

Knocking up designs!

Just a quick couple of images to show off some of the designs I have put together for the logos/titles for some of the Youtube videos we will have going up on the ELF Geek Network.
First draft for Nic's series of Toy reviews, I still feel it needs a background.

For my Descent Videos
Still working on ideas for Ant if he wants to do some Through the Desert videos.