A blog about tabletop hobby and or strategy games, with a side order of electronic turn based goodness here and there. Now with tons of retro gaming content both electronic and tabletop. Also with 20% more self loathing douchebaggery!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Busy But Image Dump Funnish

Yes I am still being a lazy bastard.  A mixture of ennui, business, and terrible time management.  But.. I have some new STUFF anyhow.  Let's do a quick show and tell.

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 Finally my Second edition Warhammer 40K rules type product collection is complete to the best of my knowledge!  While I paid a bit more than I wanted (50 USD shipped) generally even loose copies run a bit more than that.  Eventually I would like to do a review of this puppy.

 Some of my semi recent retro computing pick ups.  Not all of them (not even including the following image) but a fair bit.  Touchdown Football is GOD AWFUL.  To think Electronic Arts would go from that to eventually the legend that IS the Madden Football series.  (For good or ill.)

 More retro computing goodness!  For 25 bucks I got all three Magic Candle RPGs in one box even though I had the first title already.  Given that I already own Siege I should probably just try to get the 3 or so other Mindcraft released games in this same setting to have a complete collection.  (And then the creator's previous RPGish game he made for SSI just because I collect SSI games.)  Yes that Jack Attack 2 is in fact a big boxed PC game sequel to a Commodore published launch title for the venerable C 64.  It was so cheap I had to get it.  And I finally unwrapped it.  VALUE RUINED.  Crimson Skies fits my Hobby Games Gone Electronic niche, and Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe is just one I have wanted for a good 20 years now.  And I got it cheap.

And more retro computing and computer port goodness.  With Hard Hat Mack and Murder on the Zinderneuf I now am more than halfway down on having every Electronic Arts released title on the Atari 800 family.  Only one that is gonna be rough to get is Archon 2.  Even though the C64 version is super cheap.  And technically my 800 version is the Atari published cartridge edition.  Reminds me I do kind of need to crack open Mail Order Monsters someday.  I just feel bad about taking it out of the plastic!  Ultima 6 on the SNES loses out on character portraits but makes up for it with control pad play and has a more full screen view of things compared to the tiny window of the original.  Bubble Ghost and Pinball Fantasies are Euro Microcomputer games on platforms people actually own!  Are they better here than their home versions?  Dunno yet!

MDK 1 and 2 are apparently superior on the PC and given how cheap they were I had no trouble getting the original to replace my PSX original.  Same with Tomb Raider. Combat and Battlezone are modern remakes of classic games which is another of my idiot niche collections.  Star Wars Arcade is a decent FOR THE TIME port of the best arcade game ever.  Though the later 80s Domark ports are superior though still not completely arcade accurate even on the high end machines.

D has a PC port and its one I have been looking for for years.  Rise of the Dragon is a game I now think I have bought THREE TIMES.  Amiga, PC, and now Sega CD.  

 And 40K Rogue Trader is complete too!  Sadly this one wasn't in great shape but again dirt cheap compared to usual prices.  Also it has no rules in it and all the fluff and background stuff seems to have been cut and pasted into one of the other RT Ork books.  Still cool to have!

Now I just need a good half dozen or so issues of White Dwarf to be 2nd and maybe RT rules complete.  But they run around 12.50 or so shipped an issue which is a bit of a biter pill to swallow when I can get classic computer games for 4 bucks, or around a magazine shipped.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Snow Day Image Farting

Yes.  I am faffing about and have photos to share online.  And given how image sharing has become a pain in my butt, uploading them to my blog seems to be the easiest way to do things.

So because I have been a good boy and spent a good 2 1/2 hours shoveling today I get to do this.

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 I found this shirt at a Kohls the day before the previous actual mega snowstorm that I wasn't quite prepared for.  It is based on my favorite arcade game.  Star Wars by Atari.  I also bought one of those working ball caps with the fuzzy ear flaps.  

With the Transformers Titan Masters line you can do many silly things.  Like put all your Decepticon Titan Masters (Aka Transtectors or Headmasters) on to Six Shot.  I call it the PARTY WAGON.  But.. I knew I could do better.

Yes.  Every Titan Master I have on a giant PARTY WAGON OF DOOM.  Sadly Hardhead popped off his peg because of plastic tolerances.  I can't be bothered to reshoot the image.  

 And a side view. Not a single Titan Master will fall off of this thing with light shaking.  Just pretend Hardhead drank too much space booze.

 Super Robot Wars V is a SRPG released for the first time ever in English as the main line series with mechs from various anime robot cartoons.  This one has some great dialogue.

What games I bought at Retro World Expo in the Fall of 2016.  I only went Sunday. 

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Warhammer 40k Kill Team Overview/Minicomic Battle Report

Me?  Playing 40K in 2017?  Stranger things have happened!  And also given how I haven't gamed much in a long ass time and how I haven't done anything with Comic Life Deluxe in forever, not to mention how many moons it has been since I did a blog post and here we go!

(My regulars ought to know the drill.  Click image for larger.  Or mobile folks can probably unpinch.)

Yes I have now played 40K two weeks in a row using Kill Team!  And I even ordered the Craftworld Eldar book as I mentioned in the comic itself!  I would have even bought the PDF version of the Kill Team Rulebook but GW's Black Library site is bad at least with the Android device I would want the bloody thing on so I guess I save a few bucks.  Even when GW tries to do good things they kind of make a mess of it eh?

Of course I would be lying if I said I wouldn't rather play other minis games even in skirmish but GW still has some popularity and it seems overall pretty decent!  I wouldn't drive a good hour each way to play something bad after all!


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