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Monday, October 20, 2014

This Geek's Week...



Hobby/Modeling
- Worked some on my cultists as well as my Spiritseer for 40k.  I managed to finish up 9 more cultists, so 17 more to go.  It feels like progress has been sooo sloooow.

- With the arrival of my Arena Rex kickstarter, I started putting the minis together, and seriously, they are gorgeous sculpts!  A bit fragile, but beautiful. (Imho)  You can expect a full review shortly...


Card/board games
- In an attempt to start getting caught back up in pathfinder: rise of the rune lords, I ran Sajan through the attack in Sandpoint scenario.

- I also built decks for the Pathfinder Skulls & Shackles game too.

- Played a game of Munchkin Pathfinder.


Video games
- Played a several rounds of hearthstone.  Lots of Murloc decks, I love my Murlocs...

- Played several rounds of War Thunder, both air and tanks.  Such an awesome WWII game!

- Did some exploring in Guild Wars 2.  Honestly, exploring each map is one if my favorite things to do in the game...

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Noob Review of Warhammer 40k: Conquest





  Recently my order for the 40k LCG, Warhammer 40,000: Conquest arrived, and I've had a chance to build several decks, and to get a few trial games in.  I'm calling this a "Noob Review" because I do not have a ton of experience under my belt, these are mostly initial impressions, and I'm not going too deep into the game, mostly just skimming the surface for those who may have been on the fence about the game and just want to know more.  Below is my quick review of the basic game with just the core sets...

Monday, October 13, 2014

Pathfinder Skulls & Shackles Character Add-On Deck list





Something I wish I had done with the previous Rise of the Runelords set for the Pathfinder ACG was to keep track of what monsters came in which adventure deck for the purpose of keeping fights in theme.  I'm a big advocate of stacking the monster deck so that it makes sense, after all, you probably wouldn't fight an aquatic monster in the middle of the desert.  Another example would be during the "Attack on Sandpoint" scenario, making sure the monsters are all goblins or goblin-related, and depending on how many players you have, the only way to do so may be to pick up extra adventure decks.  So, that is point of all this, if you find yourself wanting/needing extra cards for your games, then hopefully this resource will be helpful.  I'll also give a few brief thoughts on each deck, what excites me, and what I find interesting.  You can expect to see more of these with the release of each deck...

Anyway, on with the list!


This Geek's Week...


I'm gonna try a new format for this, hopefully it will be more organized and easier to follow and read...

HOBBY
- Worked on painting some 40k stuff.  I worked a bit on my Eldar Spiritseer, and my Cultists for Chaos.  I'm thinking that instead of trying to complete all 30 at once, I'm thinking of just doing them in smaller, more manageable chunks. (Like 8-10 at a time). This switch let me finish up the Mordian element of my cultists...

- Finished painting my daughter's Battletech Dragon mech.  She then wanted to start a new one...

- Picked up 2 new sets of brushes, as mine were pretty shot!

- Built a bit of 40k related terrain for my future gaming table.


VIDEO GAMES
- Played a bunch of Guild Wars 2.  A little less than last week, my Engineer is now lvl 37.


CARD/BOARD GAMES
- Built a few decks for the 40k LCG.  I'm mainly planning to play Space Marines, Eldar, and Chaos, since those are the 3 armies I'm into in the tabletop game.

- Played a few solo "learning" games of the 40k LCG.  1st was Eldar vs Marines, with the Eldar defeating the Marines.  Next game was Eldar vs Chaos, with the Eldar's mobility and swarming abilities winning the day, as they could spread out and converge once the Warlord popped up.

- Modified/Rebuilt my Star Wars LCG decks, namely my ongoing Trooper deck and a new all-star Bounty Hunter deck.

- Made it up to the LGS and played 3 games of the Aliens Deckbuilder.  First game we were breezing through until we hit the Queen, and she murdered us.  2nd game we got swarmed early on and were picked off 1 by 1.  3rd game we finally ended up winning...

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Johnson County KS Historical Gamers Facebook Group



I finally decided to bite the bullet and start taking a few steps towards reaching out to other local historical wargamers through a facebook group I created called the "JOCO Historical Wargamers".  The overall hope/goal was to create a kind of "hub" on Facebook for fans of historical wargaming in and around the Johnson County, KS and Kansas City area to discuss the hobby, find new players, and hopefully arrange for some games at one of the local shops.  The page can be found HERE , and I'm posting this to tray and spread the word, and to get others involved on the off chance that someone from the area may stumble upon my blog.  Even if you are not from my neck of the woods, feel free to check it out if you'd like...

I'm hoping this works out, and grows into something worthwhile.  I know there are plenty of Historical gamers in my area, the trick is finding them!  This is the closest thing to a "gaming club" that we can get in my area (at least in my experience) so I'm definitely open to any and all ideas in regards to promotion, group building/growing, and keeping everyone engaged and interested!

The grand experiment has begun...