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!!