Jul 302016
 

13_Star_Trek_Rulebook_CoverWell it’s no surprise to me that Gale Force 9 landed this liscense.  I first caught wind of Ascendency when I stumbled across a A Beasts of War interview. Intrigued I watched it.  I learned so much I really cant wait.  This game is truly unique and it sounds like they captured the scalability of space.  Say what?! Aside from that there are some really cool features that, I feel, are going to truly reflect the politics or diplomacy Star Trek strives to display.

Ascendency will allow each player to play a race.  From what I understand yiou can only play the races that are not the iconic threats to the universe – like The Borg.  Each race willnset out from their home world and explore the galaxy.  Along the way they will encounter new civilizations, other races, and scientific phenomena.

Players can settle/conquer planets to gain what I will call for now resources in order to grow their fleet. I’m not sure how a winner is picked yet, but one other important factor is that you build the board.  A large board with a few players might mean there is several turns before player interaction. While a smaller board will be a quicker game.  What I thinkk makes the board so neat, is that it can easily be used to play with a multitiude of people at conventions.  Which again touches on the Star Trek theme, meeting new races which in this case it’s the players from different cultures.

Did I mention they have the rulebook available for FREE!

I also learned that the planets are color coded.  The colors will have different effects for different races.  The Beast of War interview said that Klingons might prefer red planets because of their war like nature. .

New_Space_Lane_and_SystemThe last cool thing about ascendency is that the nemesis races (The Borg and Cardassians) are going to be like a playable piece.  What, that is just wild.  My question is “Can all of you loose the game to The Borg?”

 

This game sounds totally stellar and it’s on my must do list.  If not by me then by a very close friend!

Please check out my Go Fund Me Gen Con and Back again.

Jul 272016
 

Tyrants of the Underdark is a deck construction area control game.
After reading the rules it sounds wicked! It’s produced by Gale Force 9 and Wizards of the Coast.

When I first heard about this game at the Alliance open house I thought oh sweet some cool minis for D&D – don’t think that.  Think I’m Drow instead.

Please check out my Gofundme to help with Gen Con expenses.  Thanks in advance!

May 022016
 

Watch as Matt takes a look at Vanifer and the Fire Priest from Gale Force 9 for Dungeons and Dragon.

Vanifer is part of the Dungeon and Dragons  collector series from Gale Force 9.

Oct 102015
 

orcasDungeons & Dragons: Rage of Demons: Orcus

$75.00

 

Orcus is brooding and nihilistic. He finds some amusement in the suffering of the living but is satisfied only when they are dead. He focuses his anger and hate on living creatures turning them into undead puppets that he directs against any enemy who dares cross his path of destruction. Orcus wields the Wand of Orcus, which is topped with a magically enlarged human skull.

Ages 14+

Contains: 5 Resin pieces

All Dungeons & Dragons miniatures are supplied unpainted and assembly may be required.

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Aug 292015
 

KalidasaFirefly: Kalidasa

$39.99

 

The Rim is calling…

 

The second Rim expansion set for Firefly: The Game, Kalidasa adds a massive star system to the ‘Verse with loads of new opportunities for adventure and profit.

 

The long arm of the Alliance reaches out beyond core space with the addition of the Operative’s Corvette. Two new Contacts, Magistrate Higgins and the twin brothers Fanty & Mingo, provide new work opportunities for ambitious crews. The bustling port of Beaumonde offers exciting new gear and supplies for captains of all sorts. New Set Up cards, new Story cards and a host of surprises await the bold. Will you answer?

 

Contains:

1 Game board

1 Plastic ship

54 Tokens

5 Set up/Story cards

197 Game cards

1 Rulebook

Jul 222015
 

wwejpgWWE Superstar Showdown

$49.99

 

WWE Superstar Showdown combines exciting card play with heart-pounding miniature combat! Outmaneuver your rivals with the right cards to perform devastating attacks, bouncing off the ropes, leaping off the turnbuckle!

 

WWE Superstar Showdown also features six of WWE’s Greatest Superstars: Daniel Bryan, Roman Reigns, John Cena, Big Show, Randy Orton and Big E!

 

Can you dominate the ring? Will your team go down in history as the greatest phenomenon the world has ever known?

May 202015
 

In this video Matt takes a look at using Magnets on his autumn  trees terrain piece from Gale Force 9.  I’m really glad that I did this with rare earth magnets, just make sure you use the slightly larger ones.

 

 

I still have some painting to do on this, but i would say it’s about 80% complete.

Feb 242015
 

In the first Figure Fore Matt starts to battle the ever powerful Loth from GF9 for Dungeons and Dragons. He tackles her human  form, a true feat for any man.

 

 

In pat two I assemble her Drider form.  She isn’t as challenging as she looks.   the hard part with this model is remembering where the legs go.

Maybe I’ll get around to a painting video on her, but don’t get your hopes up there are far better teachers out there for that than me.