Thursday, September 15, 2016

Lost Patrol: Retro Rules

So I gave Lost Patrol a try tonight.  I had heard bad things about the updated rules taking an intentionally unbalanced game and making it almost unwinnable against someone who know how to play the aliens so I went Old School Rules with the Lurker Counters instead.  I was just getting a feeling for the rules and was playing myself before getting the kids involved.  Scouts went 1 for 3 tries which was not bad.  This was after the first turn Scout on the map they won.  Because of all the Y splits right near the clearing I was able to reveal tiles pretty fast, getting 20 tiles after an aggressive first turn push.  On trick for the Scouts is to get just far enough from the clearing to get some of its outgoing paths to clear and then try to retake it to draw new paths out.  Sort of cheap I know, but the Lurker player can counter it by spanning Lurkers in the region when Scouts push out.

Next time I will unpack some stealers to see how the new version plays.
Update:  Tried the new version of the rules.  These are pretty bad.  Pretty much every turn for the scouts is roll 5+ or lose a scout regardless of what you do.  It plays so bad I think I must be playing it wrong but have read the rules and discussions a couple of times.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Get a Copy of Blood Bowl Rules Before They Disappear

With a new version of Blood Bowl due soon, GW will ofcourse be trying to sell rules that are very much like the last edition.  Well you can still get a free pdf of the best version of the rules every made.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Dungeon Saga: Keldan Character Card

Finally, we have Keldan, Elf fighter.  He is the last of the kickstarter exclusive models from the Dungeon Master pledge in need of a full character card.

Dungeon Saga: Logan Halfling Fighter Character Card

Here is the Card for the Halfling Fighter Logan.  Not very fighter like.  Still very much thief like but not exactly.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Dungeon Saga: Blaine Character Card

Next Card in the Series, Blaine who is a sort of Mantic mascot.

Dungeon Saga: Hordin and Gnasher Character Card

I have been working on making character cards for Dungeon Saga.  I think I have gotten pretty good.  Slight error on the edge of the model image.  This is Hordin and Gnasher who are kickstarter exclusives.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Painted Models?

Look, I painted two models.  These two are for an more formal version of my Dungeon Saga Undead Boss Templates that I used to make the Bosses I have linked on the Dungeon Saga Index.  I thought having models painted by me would make them the character cards pop a little more than my unpainted or image borrowed from online versions.  They both could use a little more work but are fine for bones models.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Dungeon Saga: Engineer Class in IronWatch 48

So I decided to write up the missing Engineer Class for Dungeon Saga, but instead of just posting it here I submitted it to the Ironwatch Magazine, which is a Mantic Fan Magazine.  It appears in issue 48 and there are also a set of Dungeon Saga missions in the issue by another Dungeon Saga fan.  Go check both articles out.

Above is the Gunn Character card to go with the stats and full rules in the issue for building your own Engineer of any race.  He has a new feat and their are new abilites to set the engineer up as a unique class but in the same vain as the existing ones.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Lego Scooby-Doo Mystery Machine

Being a child from before Cartoons had their own channel and we much more limited, I have a strong memory of watching lots of Scooby-Doo.  The show in some form has been off and on the air for almost 50 years now.  Lego released some Scooby-Doo sets last year, and while I resisted a long time I final broke down and got some.  Today I am going to look at the most fundamental set to the collection, The Mystery Machine.  Nothing Scooby-Doo is right without the classic van.  This set comes with Freddie, Shaggy, Scoopy, and a Zombie along with the van and a tree monster.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

X-Wing: Force Awakens Starters on Sale at Barnes and Noble

My wife picked me up an X-Wing Force Awakens starter box at the local Barnes and Noble at 50% off.  Your market might vary.

Also saw them 30% off at Target 7-5-2016.