Saturday, May 6, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy volume 2

My wife and I saw Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 today. We both really enjoyed it. We couldn't decide if we like it better than the first one. All in all it was a fun movie and if you liked the first one then you will most likely enjoy this one as well. This one is chocked full of Easter Eggs, and I will need to watch it another time or two to get many of them. I'm a fan of the Guardians of the Galaxy comic from way back and there are some great tie-ins to the comic series. Also there are several scenes at the end as the credits roll (5 in all I believe) so don't leave until the end.
From a gaming perspective this one has some fun fodder to use in your sci fi RPG's!


Friday Night Ravenloft!

Last night we resumed our 5E Ravenloft game, I'll avoid spoilers, but suffice to say the first adventure in the Ravenloft campaign is quite tough. The DM really knows how to run the game and the other players are fantastic gamers. I've been playing since '79 and I really find myself challenged by the skill and ability of this group. I'm trying to get my head around the various nuances of 5E, this group is not only helping me make the transition to 5E but are making me a better player. Which rocks.  We finished the first Ravenloft adventure (Death House) Holy Crap was it challenging. The DM said he was impressed that we all made it out alive, great tactics and teamwork got us through, it is a TOUGH adventure for the recommended levels. I now have a 3rd level Tiefling Rogue!   Even Strahd showed up for a cameo! The DM has the Ravenloft board game so is using the minis from that! Good stuff.
It is so great to be gaming again!  Hope you all have a great weekend and get to roll some dice!
Take care, B.B.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Dark Naga- City of Talos for 5E

My buddy Kevin of Dark Naga Adventures latest kickstarter is available. This is the third adventure module in the Haunting of Hastur series. If you enjoyed his earlier work, you will want to get in on this kickstarter.
Good Gaming -B.B.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Scrappers Post-Apocalyptic Skirmish!

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I recently learned about the Scrappers 28mm Post-Apocalyptic Skirmish Wargame.
I haven't played 28mm Skirmish games since Necromunda first came out many years ago. Moving large armies across the tabletop never appealed to me but original 40K Rogue Trader and the later Necromunda game were lots of fun. Scrappers draws heavily from classic Gamma World (Some of the Factions in the game are very similar to classic Gamma World Cryptic Alliances), you can use your own minis (just because I haven't played skirmish games in ages, doesn't mean I don't have a ton of suitable minis lying around). You only need 3-15 minis for your crew, so again right up my alley. I've talked to a few friends at the local hobby shop and I've got them interested in trying this one out, so should be fun!
The game's Facebook page is HERE
Here's a review and a play report of the game
Now to go through my boxes and find some suitable minis to use! Have a great weekend and I hope you get some gaming in! 

Friday, April 14, 2017

Game Store Bargain Treasures!

Went by the old Hobby Shop in town (one of the last ones these days). I haven't been there in awhile, and lo and behold found some cool stuff in the used RPG section.

The Night Below box is dinged up pretty badly, but all of the internal contents are there and are in excellent condition. I got all of this for under $15 bucks!
I had Night Below many years ago, but sold it off before I ever ran it.
Looking at this pile of coolness, I do believe I need to try to work all of these items together somehow into a cool campaign!  Night Below is a great Underdark Campaign, but using the Role Aids books to supplement it could make for an even more awesome setting.  Now to just decide what mechanic to use?  I'm leaning towards 5E, but Castles and Crusades has been calling out to me, and ACKS is a great system as well.  Decisions...decisions!
More to come!