Up for inspection is the Imperial Aces expansion set for the X-Wing Miniatures Game. It is essentially buy two tie interceptors and get nothing free. That is not entirely true but lets see what we have in the box.
Cyanide is nice enough to be hosting a full version of the LRB 6 Blood Bowl Rules right now as GW has disavowed the game. Since the GW website reboot the official copy of the rules have not been found on the GW site. Hopefully fans have downloads of all the rulebooks that used to be up their for their games. I know that I have copies of Blood Bowl, Epic, and Dark Future but would have like a copy of Mordheim and Necromunda also which I never downloaded.
The Blood Bowl version hosted by Cyanide has the art, diagrams, background sections and also has the Chaos Pact, Slann, and Underworld teams right there in the team roster section. Most complete version I have seen so go get yourself some rules.
So GW tried something different this past week to attract hobbyist's attention. They put up for pre order a limited release campaign box with a mini rulebook, slim scenerio book, and some existing sprues with 2 limited edition plastic characters. I will admit that I am intrigued by this move. I have no interest in the set as I only have vanilla marines and nids and have negative interest in starting any other armies for a game I have not played in a few years now but as I GW watcher I try to keep an eye on what is happening.
Wizards of the Coast has been nice enough to put some of the D&D Basic rules up for download. It looks to be essentially the player guide part and measures in at 110 pages. From my quick glance through, it looks much more like a simplified 3rd edition than anything like 4th. It seems like yesterday that we were determining THAC0's. Oh well, I had some 4th stuff and never played so I will probably just read this download and file it away for the future.
So, I have finally after living in my house for 6+ years gotten to within sight of finishing my basement project. I hope that this means I can get some of my gaming stuff better organized as this shelving unit that I used to use years ago will now be used for other stuff and I will try to get my stuff out of the blue plastic tubs in the garage. My stuff only fits in those tubs now since it is not painted so can be crammed together in model unsafe ways. I have a ton of 28 mm scale figures to store but luckly I am light on tanks and those larger scale items.
I am looking for an economical storage solution that can travel. Anyway have any suggestions? All the case companies seem pretty pricey for such a collection. I looked at KR Multicase but even though basic cardboard case with foam is like 50 dollars shipped. I have been investigating making my own card+foam where you can buy 20 handled cardboard mailers that are 20*11*5.5 inches for like 70 dollars shipped. The foam costs more but even pull and pick foam to fill one cases adds up to about 15 dollars which is less than half the costs of the KR case. So about 20+ dollars a case if you include some plasticard to help with layer separation. When you are talking about 1000+ minis to get out of piles in megaforce boxes or white citadel boxes, you do need to watch the cost.
Those 20 boxes will take up about 18 cubic feet which is about 1 shelving unit which will still need to be supplemented with things for storage of the game boxes that I want to keep.
I got together with some of the members of the Blood Bowl league I am joining for a 4 player game of Dungeonbowl. Now the rules for Blood Bowl are pretty well established having been mainly the same for 20 years now with just fine tuning on the skills and league stuff. There are a couple variations on the rosters to make the teams more balanced that you can find but the core is the same. Dungeonbowl is really not like that. There was an official 2nd edition release for which I show my board from above. There were then releases done through White Dwarf for 3rd edition which used heroquest type tiles or online but nothing truly official in a long time.