Monday, April 11, 2022

Adepticon 2022 Follow Up

 


Hello all.  Adepticon 2022 has come and gone and a lot has happened. First and foremost, my bipolar ass has felt reinvigorated. Being immersed in gaming for a week has helped things immensly. I helped judge the Infinity GT at the convention and my love of Infinity has been rekindled, especially since I actually got to play. N4 is more streamlined and it plays great. I picked up a couple new games as the group also picked them up.  Godtear and Team Yankee are on the menu.  I may not play them often, but they are now in the mix with 40K and A Billion Suns.  The group may have some gamer A.D.D., but I am pretty focused on Infinity now.

That said I am proud to announce that Mitten Mayhem is going to be coming back for its second year.  The pandemic put it on hold before it could get established, but the pandemic is not killing it.  We are back and now we are affiliated with Michigans Premier wargaming convention. The MIchigan GT

Sunday, March 13, 2022

Adepticon 2022


 Hello all.  Its been a while.  I have been absent and for that I apoligize.  Hell I don't know if anybody still reads the blog.  Well after some thought I decided I am going to post at least once a month.  My gaming life has not been what it use to be.  I am hoping this changes next week and I feel a little of the passion come back.  I speak of Adepticon.  After two years on hiatus, the convention has returned.  I am participating in two events this year and I am helping to judge the Infinity GT.  I am brushing up on Infinity as I have not played the new edition.  I have only read the rules.  I plan on helping out none the less.  The gaming group here in Lansing has been experimenting with a bunch of different games and it has made us lose our focus on any one game. It's kind of frustrating honestly.  Its gotten to the point I am thinking about dipping back into 40K.  I know, thats kinda a point I thought I would never reach. We will see what happens.  I am going to try and do at least one post at Adepticon and might do a YouTube video on the channel I have not used in years.  If you are reading this I appreciate it.  I am going to get the passion back.  Life and past circumstances have left me burned out and honestly longing for days past.  Well thats all for now.  If you are reading this and are going to Adepticon, say hi if you see me. until next time.....


Remember Dramos! 

and

Blood runs, anger rises, death wakes, war calls !!!

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?