Sunday, February 19, 2017

The second in a series of book reviews that I am calling, "A try at something different."  So far it has given me a reason to tackle to huge amount of books that I have acquired over the years.  So here goes the next installment.

This time around I have selected a Greyhawk classic, The Temple of Elemental Evil, by Thomas M. Reid.  I enjoyed playing the scenario several years, so it was a no brainer when I was looking for a book to read and review.

I enjoyed reading it immensely.  The story follows almost to a T the scenario in most aspects.  Though, I didn't think the story was going to end the way it did.  About half way through, I could see it ending a completely different way.  I wont spoil the place where I thought it would turn different but it should be somewhat obvious.

"An elven wizard on a quest for vengeance... A knight on a holy crusade... A young druid fighting to preserve her homeland... A rogue repaying an old debt... and a band of warriors just trying to get out alive..."

"A foul demon struggling to escape her prison... A power hungry demigod plotting to bend her to his will... A sadistic priest waking a slumbering evil... and the Spider Queen weaves her webs around them all...

"Join in the adventure as these heroes and villains clash in the darkest pit of despair in all the lands---
The Temple of Elemental Evil"

I highly recommend this one, it ranks in my top 10 of fantasy titles that I have read.

Until next time, thanks for reading, have fun and Happy gaming!!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

New Blog and News

Another Saturday at Flashback Gaming in Sevierville, TN, which will be the last there, but will get back to this later.  Started with some Dicemasters, played my standard Storm-Dick deck.  Played Dennis, who played a deck he just threw together on the spot.  Granted he knows more of the ins and outs of the game which is evident by the success of the thrown together deck.

Game 1,  I won, managed to get 10 damage through on round 3 and then just a few more here and there.  Just had to wait until the number of blockers was right to finish him off,  W 20-0.

Game 2, Dennis won.  Firestorm's ability that does an additional damage for each type of die he has fielded, so basically he's doing 1-5 damage a round without attacking.  Nice ability but will have to find something to counter it.  Also, the Dwarf ability completely nerfed my Storm ability.  Basically, the Dwarf can choose a fielded die and make the card as if it were blank per each Dwarf fielded.  Another very nice ability, unless you are facing it.  L 7-2

Game 3, Dennis won. Dwarf didn't hurt this time around but Firestorm was definitely the MVP.  L 6-0

I have found a few cards that will at least lessen the effects if not negate them altogether, Joker Clown Prince and one of the Loki's can't remember but will have it for the next blog post.

Played a game or 2 of the old Star Wars mini game, don't remember the lists but it wasn't close, Dennis beat me bad.

Now onto the big news..... We are moving back to West KY!!  Been in East TN for almost 2 years, and while it was nice and definitely a beautiful area with the Smoky Mountains, its just time to move back home.  We have a few reasons for the move but won't get into them here.

I appreciate all the follows, but keep commenting on the blog. It at least lets me know that someone is actually reading this stuff. LOL.  Next post should have another mini book review, just haven't decided which one to do yet.

Like always, Thanks for reading and Good Gaming!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

A try at something new...

A new thing that I am going to try and do on the blog is once a month or so I plan on putting up a book review more than likely a novel at least somewhat hobby related, ie Star Wars, D and D, etc.  Luckily, I have a few books that I have already read so there is at least a bank of ready to go reviews.

First off I think I will go with the Star Wars novel of Scoundrels by Timothy Zahn.  I haven't enjoyed a book in a very long time and this was it.  It is what I had always pictured Han and Lando being outside of space, ie on the ground.  Anything you can imagine of Han doing in space, just picture it on land, not flying but smuggling, thieving and breaking and entry.  It was classic.  They assembled their crew, not all goes according to plan and even some dissension among the ranks, but man it was a great read.

I was warned, which I will also pass along to you, DO NOT READ THE LAST PAGE UNTIL YOU GET THERE!!!!  If you do, it will ruin the book, you'll see why once you get there.  But just wait until you get there, it will be worth it.

The first picture is the main cover, the bottom one is the LE cover.  Also, if you plan on purchasing this one, get the one with the 'prequel' in it.  The prequel will give some background information on the group.  It helped with knowing a little more about who is who.

Well, until next time, Have fun and Good Gaming!!!

Monday, September 12, 2016

Long time ago there was this blog happening....

WOW!! I knew it had been a long time since I had posted but no idea it was over 3 1/2 years. My apologies.  A few huge changes have occurred, none of which I will go into here, but things seem to finally be settling down.  So back to the reason you follow, or at least used to, gaming.


Shameless plug for my FLGS.  They have a wide variety of comic back issues, action figures, board games, X-Wing, MtG, FoW, RPGs, and some old school platform video games.

It had been a few months since the last time I got to go out to the local game store, so I thought that would be as good of any other reason I could think of to start up the blog again.

The first game I played was a quick and easy game of X-wing, I lost which is no big surprise to anyone, but I missed playing and had a good time.  I flew a squad consisting of Night Curse, Soontir Fell, and Boba Fett, I forget which upgrades they had but not matter.   I flew against an Old Crow and 2 new X-wings, also don't remember their upgrades.  It went longer than it probably should have but I wanted to at least get one kill.  And that didn't happen either, LOL.

My next few games were Dicemasters. I really love this game, I don't buy regularly by any means and by far most of my stuff is from the first few sets.  But I truly enjoy this game.  I fielded my standard Storm dickish deck. Or at least that's what my bro Dennis calls it, in jest.  I think I went 2-2, I tried a new tactic in a few of the games, it worked once and not the other 2.  But that's in the details.

Finally, my last hour or so, went to learning Force of Will CCG. I really like it as well, but will take a few more games to get the newness down.  For the most part it is like MtG and several other CCGs, but has enough difference in the cards as far as characters and themes to keep my interest.  I lost to my bro Dennis, who was learning as well but still had fun.  And hopefully will be able to make it to the regular FoW nights at the store, but that is also the same night as X-Wing, so we will see which I play more of.

Well I have probably bored you long enough, so until next time... Have fun and Good Gaming!!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Contest Winner and Loot

Well the contest has come and gone, with Narceron being the winner!!  The way I did the choosing was I took all the subscribers and assigned them a number based on when they became subscribers.  Then went to and got the number.  Easy as that.

Now to see what the loot is.  I contacted Narceron to see what he played, and turns out he did play an army that I had stuff for.  So with out further wait, here's the loot.

All I ask is that you not sell it.  If you cant use it or dont want it then give it away to a new player that's thinking about getting into the game and hobby.

Yes, a bunch of Orks stuff for 40k. Some is 3rd edition stuff but Orks is Orks and free is free.  The new contest will be announced in a few months.

Thanks for reading, spread the word about the blog.  Good Gaming!!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Well it appears that I got too busy once again to keep posting every Thursday, but oh well.  I will try and keep to posting on Thursdays just not sure if it will be every one.

This week I have something a little different, something that I have been wanting to try for awhile now.  Giving a review of games and RPGs.  This is my first shot at it so bear with me.

This review will be of the newest release for the WuXing: The Ninja Crusade RPGs from ThirdEyeGames.  If you are not familiar with the game or company, I strongly suggest you check them out.

Truth and Lies is the fourth book in the WuXing line.  The others are the WuXing rulebook, Firebrands, and The Land of Seed and Blossom.

Just a quick excerpt form the Truth and Lies book.

Only a thin line exists between truth and lies, both powerful weapons if wielded with finesse and fearlessness. We cut our enemies down with our words, our ideals and our finely sharpened weapons.Never look back and stay true to your creed, no matter the evil you may bring upon others.

This book goes into the background of the Metal aspect clans, which is my main liking of the system.  The world itself is phenomenal.  When I found the system, I was looking for a martial arts RPG and stumbled upon it at Gencon a few years ago when working in the Studio2 booth.

Truth and Lies goes into the regions of the Metal aspect clans to give the world more detail and to learn the inner workings of the Will of Iron and Hidden Strands of Fate clans.  It also introduces new wushus or fighting styles into the game, Silkworm style and Deer style.  And brings 2 new clans into the mix, the Sons of Steel and Veiled Ones.  Not to mention an brand new adventure for the system that will easily meld right into your on going campaign.

If you are looking for a martial arts RPG or just a new game to try out, I highly recommend WuXing.  The background of the land is what really had me hooked after the first few pages and the lats book did the same.


And one last thing, the winner of the contest from the end of last year is......

NARCERON!!  Just hit me up through any means and I will get your prize out to you, based on your current faction/army.

Thanks for stopping by and Good Gaming!!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Hey guys,
Sorry about the last couple of weeks, I have been really busy and just couldn't get around to posting. 

But I have came to the conclusion that I am going to get rid of the majority of my 40k armies, keeping the pieces that I like and that will make a decent sized force if I decide to play again.  This one will probably be a short post, just still pretty busy with the holidays and all.  I wish I could get past the lack of motivation to start painting again.  I have yet to paint anything since I posted about starting back up again.  I think its a 2 fold problem, 1 being the lack of motivation and 2 the hectic schedule of the end of November and most of December.

But come January there will be painting to do.  I am pretty sure that the new Flames of War starter set is coming my way for Christmas along with some Warmachine and Hordes items, possibly even a few Ogre items to flesh out that army.  Time will tell.

But I do hope everyone of you has a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Good Gaming!!