Tuesday, May 1, 2018

My Hobby and Blog in the First Four Months of 2018

Third of the year has passed, the blog has not been updated as much, and on my spare time I have been working on various projects. At this time of my life, I am more interested in organizing games and events for my nieces & nephews over playing games for myself. Nevertheless, the painting, modelling, and assembly of miniatures is something I see myself doing for the rest of my life. These last several months I have been been making a lot of accessories to be used in conjunction with the Hobby Holder. With the school year almost over, I am finishing up on "trophies" for home tournaments I plan to run for the nephews & nieces. This year, I backed the Kickstarter projects Zombicide Invaders and Godtear. I think those are the last "new' game lines that I will invest into and will only make purchases to games that I have already invested into.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

My Hobby and Blog in January 2018

Generations Power of the Primers Leader Class Optimus Prime
A short entry for this month. For 2018 I need to dial back on Kickstarter projects and focused on my collection that I currently have. This is something I should have been doing since the beginning of this blog....anyways! Mythic Battles Pantheon and Blackwater Gulch were recently fulfilled. I am expecting SMOG: Rise of Moloch and Rising Sun to games in the next couple of months. What remains are the Modiphius projects, Ninja Division projects, Wyrd's The Other Side, Reaper Bones 4,  Terraincrate and Tablescapes.

For January, I got to play Wrath of Ashardalon scenario where the dragon makes its first appearance in the game. We lost! While digging through my storage boxes, I found the Heroscape board game that I bought many years ago for my nephews and nieces to play when they were old enough to understand the rules. We spent the weekend playing that mostly. They seem to enjoy both the building and combat aspect of the game. While the product line has been discontinued, all the unit stats are online. That makes it easy to proxy figures.

Transformers Generations The Prime War Trilogy toys have rekindled my fondness for the 1980 Transformers. The modular aspect of this toy series seem to make it easier to be adapted for a homebrew tabletop skirmish/rpg game. I would like to get the Combiner gift sets (Bruticus, Menasor, Computron, and Superion). In addition, I want to get a Leader class Megatron to go with the Optimus Prime I already have!

Monday, January 15, 2018

[Log] Workshop 5 - Hobby Holder

In December, I received a production sample of the Hobby Holder. The Hobby Holder comes from a Kickstarter project that I backed late last year. I was lucky enough to try it out before my actual pledge arrives. Overall, I am very happy with the product and plan to be using it for most of my miniature paintings.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

[Games] Way of the Fighter - Action Cards' Priority Score

This entry list various observations I have made when looking at all the actions in Way of the Fighter. I have a tendency to look at large sets of data and attempt to identify general patterns from it. These observations does not translate directly to actual improvement in playing the game. It might, however, give players some additional insight to the game which then would allow players to make better informed decisions. Hopefully some of you will find the information of some use or of interest.

Actions that have similar properties tend to have a Priority Score Value as summarized below:
1 - Fighter Pack Power Grab Actions
3 - Fighter Pack Strike and Blast Actions
5 - Technique Pack Strike, Grab, and Blast Actions / Heavy Block Actions
6 - Mode and Move Actions
7 - Medium Block Actions
9 - Light Block Actions

Sunday, December 31, 2017

My Hobby and Blog in December 2017

The last month of 2017. A look back at what has been accomplished (not as much as I would like!) and a look forward to 2018. In 2017, I experimented more on creating scenery, accessories, and storage than on painting miniatures. I am expecting some additional hobby material next year that I believe will make painting miniatures more comfortable.

The celebration of Reaper's 25th Anniversary was a popular event for me. Reaper continues this for 2018 with Dungeon Dwellers. Like the 25th Anniversary, every month will feature a new model that customers can get for free for purchasing a certain amount on their webstore. The only difference is that these new figures are not a one time release.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

[Games] Warhammer Underworlds - Supremacy

Only by restoring the Faneway mirror can one hope to escape Shadespire. Only the bold can achieve such a task.
This is part of a series of entries to collect and organize my thoughts on the objective and power cards in the Warhammer Underworlds game. As more cards become available through new releases, the value of putting a specific card into your objective or power decks will likely change. My goal is to update these entries as the meta of the game changes with new releases. This entry was written after the release of Sepulchral Guard and Ironskull's Boyz Expansions.

SS 292 - Universal Objective

Score this in an end phase if you hold three or more objectives.

3 Glory Points

Monday, December 18, 2017

[Games] Warhammer Underworlds - Hold Objective 5

'Great Nagash opened our eyes. Life is a curse. Death is a gift.' - The Sepulchral Warden
This is part of a series of entries to collect and organize my thoughts on the objective and power cards in the Warhammer Underworlds game. As more cards become available through new releases, the value of putting a specific card into your objective or power decks will likely change. My goal is to update these entries as the meta of the game changes with new releases. This entry was written after the release of Sepulchral Guard and Ironskull's Boyz Expansions.

SS 267 - Universal Objective

Score this in an end phase if you are holding objective 5.

3 Players - 5 or 6
4 Players - 1, 5 or 6

1 Glory Point