Thursday, March 24, 2016


My Daughter loved the WALL*E movie when she was little.  I convinced her EVE was a princess robot and that was all it took.  Now I personally see parallels between the emotional arc of this story and the Heinlein book, the Moon is a Harsh Mistress, where the story makes you care about an artificial creations well being.  So when Lego announced it was producing a WALL*E set I knew I had to get it.  We even watched the movie while we put it together.  I think it is interesting that this item is sort of totally against the moral of the story though.  It is an unneeded object that will last forever to clutter up the future.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Lego Lord of the Rings: The Black Gate

With the close of the Hobbit movies in 2014, the Lego Lord of the Rings line has also runs its course.  Lots of great stuff never got done but that is the way of things.  Today we look at the Black Gate set from Return of the King which was a middle priced set in the 60 dollar range if I remember correctly.  You get a wall and single tower along with 5 figures, eagle, and horse.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Dungeon Saga Invisible Overlord Test: Adventure A

Here I have another Test of the my expanded Invisible Overlord rules for Dungeon Saga.  I am trying them on Intro Adventure A.  Spoilers after the jump

Friday, March 11, 2016

Lego Star Wars Rebels The Phantom

Lego who is always on the look out for new things to add to their Star Wars line, I am sure jumped at getting stuff from the Rebels cartoon series.  When it initially came out, I tried to get the kids to watch it but they did not want to.  Now that it is in season 2 they want to so we have to go back and watch the first season.  This set is from the inital Rebels release.  The set includes the small ship the Phantom along with Erza and C1-10P, Chopper.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Dungeon Saga Invisible Overlord Test: See My Shame

So I am going to use Adventure 2 from the Core game as an example of the expanded IO orders I have been working on.  The basics of the same that you draw an IO card between hero actions checking for interrupts and then two cards in succession during the overlord turn.  Spoilers after the Jump.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Dungeon Saga Invisible Overlord: Improving Solo and Pure Co-op Gameplay

I like many other backers were very interested in the Solo and Pure Co-op version of Dungeon Saga.  I doubt I would have pledged for the product had this not been included.  Now the rules as presented in the Adventurer's Companion are best described as unclear.  Even if you remember that you still need a mission timer for those missions and spend time figuring it out, I still find it sort of unsatisfying.  I seem to be either making decisions that should have better guidance or finding the rules telling me to do things that really stick out as undesirable for the overlord's minions.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Lego Star Wars Rebel Alliance Battle Pack

So March 1st brought a new wave of Lego Star Wars releases and when I saw the new Rebel Battle Pack, I knew I had to get it.  Now the Battle Packs are your army builder sets and while I do not really build armies by picking up more than 1, I often get 1 copy if the figures are interesting.   In the set you get a 2 person speeder, 2 jump packs, and 4 minifigures.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Dungeon Saga: Arcs, Areas, and Line of Sight

Dungeon Saga has some rules issues.  I already have done a FAQ but certain issues need a little more clarity.  One of the key issues is that the line of sight rules are not clear so I will cover them in some more depth here.  

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Dungeon Saga: The Long Way Back Exclusive Quest Review

Mantic as part of their press outreach for the Dungeon Saga launch provided a exclusive quest to Tabletop Gaming.  Now just because backers are waiting on like 19 quests still that we were supposed to get in physical form but instead are coming as digital downloads apparently did not stop Mantic from making some more quests including one for the upcoming Destiny of Kings, Kings of War supplement.  I am going to review The Long Way Back quest here from the magazine.  There are spoilers so if you think someone else might overlord this quest for you stop here.  You have been warned.

Monday, February 29, 2016

Lego X-Men vs The Sentinel

This set I got in an after holiday clearance sale for half off.  I was also watching a Guardians of the Galaxy set but it did not make it down to the level I was waiting for so missed it.  That is life when you do not want to pay MSRP.  The is a marvel X-Men set not to be confused with the Fox X-Men movies even if it did appear at about the same time as the Days of Future Past movie which had Sentinels, Wolverine, Magneto and even Storm.  In the set you get 4 minifigures, 1 sentinel, and a small Blackbird, so 25 dollars seems like a good price to pay but certainly not the 50 Lego had it listed at.