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A couple of games and Warmachine bugs [Feb. 12th, 2011|01:31 am]
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So I've been doing a lot of things lately, mostly school and work but when I can I try to do the things I really really like.

A few of my favourite thingsCollapse )
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Off to the land of mystery [Dec. 27th, 2010|08:50 am]
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It's off the the land of mystery for me and Katherine.

We will be back either the 29th or 30th.

The one shot planning is going well. If I wasn't heading into the land of mystery (also no internets) I would try to send some PDF's to help get people familiarized with the system. Alas, today that will not be.

Anyway. Hope everyone had a good holiday and talk to you when I talk to you.

Cheers,

-Chase
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In other news... [Dec. 14th, 2010|08:50 am]
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... got accepted into World of Tanks Beta because everyone is talking about it.

I don't know if there are factions or anything, but give me a shout to let me know your handles and where/what you are playing.

Cheers,

-Chase
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The not quite-annual Holiday one shot [Dec. 13th, 2010|11:02 pm]
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Alright,

This year's one shot is going to be an Exalted one-shot set in Autothonia.

See also, this book:




Exalted Second Ed. is a system I'm familar with, and the Alchemical Exalted are easier(est) to manage and their book is more comprehensive then most other exalts in the game. Their charm (special ability) builds make for a very team based game where co-operation is essential as each character basically has what they are wearing for tools. Of course you are robot exalts which means you can swap out your goods for other goods if you already own those goods, and because you are exalted you are always awesome at something.

So if you like Steam/cyber Punk, based in a dark and gritty Solviet'esk setting I encourage you to check out the game.

I will now tap Charley and Helen on the head for automatic playrights (if you are interested) and ask if you know when/if Chris and Emily will be in town so that we might schedule accordingly. I've got Stu already slotted for the game as well and I think it's best if we cap it at 6-7 people max, as more exalts then that could get insane and hard to give everyone the right amount of screen time.

Let me know what you think, I'm done school so all I do now is work and play video games and prep this oneshot.
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Relthoza Fleet Assembled! [Dec. 10th, 2010|04:17 pm]
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What my models might someday look like beyond...

ooooh shipsCollapse )

All I need now is some local talent to play against.
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It's at times like this... [Dec. 8th, 2010|09:55 pm]
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... that I begin anew to question the intelligence of going back to Brock for a second degree.

Just saying, I could be at college or unemployed, right now either seem like better options.
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Those neglected [Dec. 3rd, 2010|08:01 am]
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After the 13th I will be done school for the term and things don't start up again until Jan. 10th.

That means that for close to a month I have my life back.

I would like to take some of that time to do fun and relatively normal things, like hang out with people, paint models, play video games and generally have a good time.

This is as much a warning as an invitation.

See you all soon,

-Chase
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On Blood Bowl: Legendary Edition [Nov. 10th, 2010|01:27 am]
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So I'm a sucker for turn based strat games. I'm an even bigger sucker for turn based strat games with lots of options. I'm an even bigger sucker for turn based strats that allow for customization of teams. And being able to use those teams that I put some much effort into against real opponents online is an aspect of play I wish existed in every game.

Not a huge sports fan though, but for this game it doesn't seem to matter. But in the Warhammer fantasy universe? yeah, I'll give it a shot.

Blood Bowl: Legendary Edition has delivered, for me atleast.




The single player games are decent with a long sweeping campaign mode that lets you make your own team from the almost 20 different races available. I've noticed that even on easy the computers still progress with point and abilities slightly above your own team, which I had heard from Aaron was an issue with earlier incarnations of this game. That is to say, the issue with late game was the computer couldn't keep up to an uber team. I have yet to experience that, but can say that the computer regularly kicks my butt.

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The multiplayer in this game is astounding. You get to make your own team again, you can participate in leagues online, which are pretty popular right now so its usually a limited wait time for games, and the match up systems works on player rank so you are generally playing a team of similar rank/power as yourself. More importantly you can make your own private leagues to play among friends, (so you could easily make a Blood Bowl Campaign that's electronically generated instead of doing it in real life). If you don't feel like putting in the effort to create your own, there are plenty of already existing leagues that you can jump into freely.

The game stays pretty true to most of the Blood Bowl rules, but I think there is more balance in the races (atleast it seems that way). Your players level, can be upgraded, can be injured and can die. There are a bunch of underhanded things you can do before each game such as bribing and hiring mercenaries to assist you(I think a bit of sorcery but I haven't had enough money to do that yet). The game itself is as cruel as any Gamesworkshop production and reminds me alot of what I've imagined Necromunda would be like, if the point was to play an semi-organized sport.

All of that said, I hear legendary Edition is the best version of the game, comes chalk full of a bunch of races not available in any of the other releases, and is available on steam. You need a legit copy to play online, which as far as I'm concerned is the best reason to play. The rules take awhile to get used to and at times it feels like a really bloody version of battle chess, but I like that kind of stuff alot. If you pick up this game let me know please, so we can start a league together and play games on occasion.
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A Sci-Fi Game to watch for [Oct. 26th, 2010|12:02 am]
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Jumpgate: Evolution

Game pic


isn't coming out anytime soon, but when it does I'm going to try it. Why? because its a modern MMORPG version of X-Wing or Tie Fighter, that allows for neutonian psychics in space combat very much like the way human ships flew the television show B5.

The low down: Three Factions

1. The Corporation (Eg: USA)
2. The Honour Based Warriors (Eg: Klingons)
3. The Empire (Eg: Rome)

Every member undoubtedly at war with the other two factions. Point of the game? Fight each other, with smatterings of the usual fluff to make it significant and flavourful.

Combat will be Dog Fights. You will be a single ship, a single pilot that regularly participates in large scale skrimishes and battles.

Current build suggests there will be a leveling system. Leveling will not restrict co-op play. Not sure if Pay to play yet but I'd expect it to have a monthly price.

I can't stress how excited I am about this game. Definately one I'll keep my eye on. Time to seriously consider which side I've got to pimp out and sell, because I'm gonna want to fly in a squade with people I can depend on and faction schisms will complicate that.

Here are some vids:

MOVIESCollapse )
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Why Minecraft is fun/stupid [Oct. 18th, 2010|08:50 pm]
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Here are a few examples of why Minecraft is crazy fun and silly stupid.

Videos from block HELL!Collapse )
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