Saturday, April 3, 2021

Dystopian Wars 3.0 Unboxing


Greetings all! SeerK here once again.  Today we are going to be talking about the new edition of Dystopian Wars. I recently picked up the 2 player starter set called the Hunt For Prometheus.  This box contains 2 fleets.  A Commonwealth fleet and an Enlightened fleet.  For the old school Dystopian Wars players this would be a Russian and Covenant of Antartica fleets. As some of you may know I am a Prussian Player, or as they are now known, the Imperium.  I do like the Enlightened though. that was my second fleet when I was first into Dystopian wars 2.0.  This will be an unboxing post, which I generally do not do, but I am still reading the rules and have yet to get a game in to comment on the rules.  From what I have read so far, the rules seem pretty solid and are more streamlined than the 2.0 rules.  Lets dive into the box and see whats what.

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Trial of Possesion: Ballad of The Storm Crow

 


Hello all! I have been playing Battletech as of late, mostly because its easy to set up games with myself and another person.  I have been playing through the new Tukkayyid campaign with my buddy Schoop and we are going to be playing a deciding game soon.  George and I recently played a rather long and very exciting game that was using a modified version of the Trial of Possession  scenario in the new Clan Invasion boxed set.  We chose our own forces rather than the ones presented in the booklet and the battle in this instance was between Georges Clan Diamond Shark and my Kappa Galaxy Clan Jade Falcon forces.  This was no mere battle for a ficticious technology or planet.  This game was for possession of a galss Storm Trooper decanter that was up for grabs due to a friends spring cleaning.  I will get into the game a little bit, but I wanted to talk about the 2 stars of the show, at least on my side.  In fact I am going to concentrate on one particular mech that I have used in 3 games now and it has performed excellently every time.  The Ryokan or as it is known in the Clans, the Stormcrow.

Saturday, February 6, 2021

Curve Balls

 


Hi all.  Well things went off the rails quick, at least in regard to the blog.  We are still recording the podcast though so thats good.  I started a new job in October and it has me beat when I get home every day. The big downer that has kept me from writing is the loss of my father.  He passed away from complications due to covid a few days after I started my new job.  Things have been pretty rough after that.  2020 kept throwing curve balls at us.  Shortly after Dad passed away my wife and I had a covid scare after being exposed at a restaurant.  I know what you are saying.  It was dumb to go out.  It was and we are not anymore despite things opening back up here in Michigan.  I go to work, come home exhausted and basically thats it.  I have been able to get a few games of Battletech in though with my best friend Schoop.  We are playing the Tukayyid campaign.  The new year came and we had some hope things would be better.  Things are still not optimal, but I think things are starting to perhaps turn around.

Friday, September 25, 2020

Firestorm Armada 3.0 Beta is Here!

 


Greetings all!  After long last the Firestorm Armada Beta test is here.  It began on the 9th of September and has already been revised a couple times after a slew of player feedback.  I am not going to go real in depth into the rules as they are changing week to week, but I thought I would talk about some of the new mechanisms that make up the game.  I would have gotten into things sooner than the end of the month, but I wanted to play some games and see some games played.  I also wanted to chat with the group about the new version.  Lets dive in

Friday, August 7, 2020

And We Are back!

 

Well it has been almost a year since I have done anything with the blog.  I don't even know if its on Anybody's radar anymore.  I am back though after this long hiatus.  I am not going to make any promises but I am going to try and post every couple weeks to keep people in the loop about stuff and talk about gaming.  I am into a few different games now so I should have a decent amount of stuff to talk about.

The big news is that Ruckdog and I are going to be starting up our old podcast Exploding Dice Radio.  With the aquisition of all the Spartan properties by Warcradle Studios and Wayland Games, we have our favorite ship and space ship games coming back with new editions and new models.  Dystopian Wars has been in beta for a while due to the Pandemic and Firestorm Armada has been on the back burner for beta testing also due to the pandemic.  Ruckdog and I will be chatting about all things Dystopian and FSA as they develop and as the games reach their final stages.  I know I am eagerly waiting for the new Firestorm Armada.  So what else is new?

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Midwest Massacre at Dragon Fall

Hi all. Once again I am lax in posting.  I was all excited for the Iowa Incident Mark 6 when last I posted.  Well there is not going to be an Iowa Incident this year.  Will Thompson, the main man for Iowa, had to go and have a baby. Well his wife did.  Congrats to Will and his wife on the new baby though.  In lew of Iowa, we have decided to attend the Midwest Massacre at Dragon Fall this year.  Scott Tipsword is at the helm, a swell guy,  and the tournament is shaping up to be a good one.  For those of you unfamiliar with the Midwest Massacre it is a team tournament.  This year it is a 3 man team.  Team Strongman Commando Friends will be storming the gates as it were. Our showing at Adepticon was a bit lack luster, but we are heading in with a different plan and a new member.  So lets go over the format a little bit.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

The Road to the Iowa Incident

So I have been playing and painting as of late.  I have not really started on project Francis as of yet.  I am waiting on the painting competition rules and such from Adepticon before I start.  With the Golden Demon replacing the Crystal Brush I may have to paint up a GW model.  So I have been working on some stuff I may take to the Iowa Incident.  Its tentative me going as of right now as I am not working. Its hard holding a job down being Bi polar. I plan on talking about that next time I write.  I think it may shed some light on things about me as a person or somebody in your gaming group.  It may be helpful.  I digress though.  The Iowa Incident MK6 it taking place later in October.  I am deciding if I want to take Onyx Contact Force, NCA or Vanilla Combined. Its hard to decide...