Sunday, January 14, 2018

Pre-Order Critique - Sloppity Bilepiper

Okay, so I used to kind of like Nurgle stuff back when I played 40k.

So, of course, now that I don't play or buy GW stuff anymore, they go ahead and make a Nurgle Daemon who plays bagpipes made from a torso. No spellchecker, I meant what I typed. That's bagpipes made from a torso.

Really, there's not much more going on with this guy, though I suppose a flail made of a plaguebearer head wearing a spiked jester hat is reasonably amusing.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Darksiders III - The Game That Might Never Have Been

I loved Darksiders & Darksiders II. I, in fact, put substantial time and effort toward converting Warhammer Chaos Knights and Chaos Space Marines into the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. I even have tags below which lead to my voluminous and contorted meanderings on the topic. Go ahead and look, I'll wait.

Back? Well, after the unsuccessful, and frankly terrible, Red Faction Armageddon, THQ went out of business. A lot of their assets, team, and licenses were then purchased by Nordic, which then renamed itself as THQ Nordic. And now, years later...this!

Finally we'll get some advancement on the story of this fun romp through the post apocalypse. At last we get to play as Fury, the whip wielding Dark Eldar lookalike. I'm honestly pretty stoked. I think I might have a good look through those older posts myself to get wound up for this, which is currently set to be released during 2018.

I'm sure you'll be hearing more about this from me as release approaches.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year - Gaming Plans 2018

Hey all! Happy New Year from the crew here at All Things Fett.

Not only is this from the Holiday Special, not only does it tie in with the name of the blog, it ties in with point #3 below. Efficiency!
I actually have had some things percolating in my head for what I want to do on the gaming front for the new year, and figured I could sort of outline them here for posterity. I've never really done this before, but I wanted to have something I could look back on in a year and see how I held to it.

  1. REDI. I do plan on doing more solo sci-fi gaming with the Robo Gang of Vague Mantis Squad. I just have too much quality material and effort invested in them to not want to spend more time in that pseudo utopian setting. Plus, the last poll dictated that I need to have them fight an army of gingerbread men (people? how would we tell?), which not only is something I can do, just goes to show what a wacky and wonderful readership I have. I love you guys.
  2. Jousting. While this has not had a ton of feedback, I am still intending to run my tourney using the Flailsnail rules I mentioned some weeks back. I might save this for playing with my kids, because while I had some ideas about how to automate the enemy, it's probably not worth the work.
  3. Space Hunter! Inspired by things like Predator, Boba Fett, and Xcom, I have been thinking of cobbling some sort of alien bounty hunter solo game together from Big Game Hunt. It's a fun simple game, with enemy actions driven by playing cards, so it can be run solo fairly easily. I might have some shots of possible hunters up shortly, or longly, if my laziness holds.
Anyway, TTFN for now, and here's to another great year of gaming!

Monday, December 25, 2017

Nothing to Report - Merry Christmas!

Hey all, Counterfett here.

As it says in the title, I have not been up to much on the hobby front, but still wanted to wish you all a happy holidays. I hope Robot Santa brought you everything you need for a productive year of mischief and mayhem. Also, have a cute picture of one of my favorite Overlord characters, Delta, in celebration of the second season of Overlord starting in 15 days!

Monday, December 18, 2017

Brackets! Submit Your Champion If You Wish To Seek Glory!

So, single elimination won the poll. With, hilariously, only a single vote. So I went and found an online bracket generator. And well, made some brackets. I went with 16 entrants, because more than that will give me carpal tunnel to generate characters.

If you would like to take part in this glorious undertaking which I will be playing with my kids, we have room for as many as 14 Knights (since Bryce the Stern and Onna Kishi are undoubtedly going to compete). What you need to do to join is in the comments, submit a knightly name for your champion, as well as the results of 6 3d6 rolls (STR, DEX, CON, INT, WIS, CHA), and you're in!

I'll post the updated brackets once all of the spots are filled!

Monday, December 11, 2017

A Jousting Game! Now How Do I Run A Tourney?

Hello all, and a happy Monday to you!

Counterfett here. I recently found "Flailsnail's Jousting Rules" which is a modernization of the old Knightly Society jousting game, itself derived from the seminal Chainmail Rules. This concludes a quite lengthy search for the Jousting Game, which I had only heard of, and never really had seen with my own eyes.

It's quite a relief, to say the least.

That said, I don't really know how to set up a tourney and populate it with characters for my own champion to enter. Would a simple single elimination bracket work? Also, how would I generate characters to oppose my knight? Should I just use a generic 'warrior' or 'knight' stat bar from D20? Should I actually roll each character?

This raises more questions than I thought it would, to be honest.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Pre-Order Critique - Battle Companies

Well, this one slipped under my radar until just today. But that's okay, because for the first time in quite a while, I ma critiquing something that's actually still on pre-order. You know, like the series is titled.

So battle companies is a smaller scale skirmish game based on the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit strategy games. No big surprises there. I feel like this is a step in the right direction for this franchise, as I rather liked the smaller scale game that came out around the time of the LotR movies back when I was in college.

Honestly, as much as we all like the epic and massive battles in both trilogies, the actual essence of the books revolves around a series of much smaller skirmishes. Like, say 9-13 individuals a side. This comes out on the 16 of December, though I'm not sure I want to risk $40 for an 80 page hardback (gasp) which still requires the base game to play. I mean, I think I already have the base game somewhere, but honestly.