Monday, 21 July 2014

Skirmish Game Campaign Setting Introduction: Intergalactic Terror World.

In her initial paper outlining the analysis of the mysterious alien mineral that would eventually come be to be known as Ouroborite, Professor Heisen noted that when properly refined and controlled the substance could be employed to produce a near limitless source of energy.

She also noted that in it's naturally occurring unrefined state it had a tendency to rip the head of physics, shit down the neck of sanity and thence merrily bugger the corpse of the space/time continuum. All the while laughing hysterically at the very concept of objective reality.

Potent stuff.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Reports Of My Battle May Be Greatly Exaggerated: Dino-Might

It's time. The minis are painted, the scenery stocked up and the dice lying in a big pile of 1s and critical failures like they usually do. We're going to have a go at actually PLAYING Dino-Might.

You didn't think I was doing all this for FUN did you?

Monday, 14 July 2014

Nugget Humanum

It is with a sense of great relief that I can finally announce that the Dino-Might painting project is, at least for the time being, done. This last couple of parts have seem to have taken the longest to complete, but that might simply be because they're the overall the least exciting. So whilst I can't guarantee anything particular edifying for this particular post it does mean I am now at last free to pursue slightly more interesting projects.

Saturday, 28 June 2014

The Majunga(tholus) Games

It's a sad fact that whilst the world is flooded with so many generic zombie games that I've started avoiding anything with the word "Dead" In the title on principle, there is a shocking dearth of dinosaur based titles. It's not that there aren't any at all though. It's just they're all online multiplayer FPS.

Seriously, it takes the piss. try searching for dinosaurs on Steam and you get Dino D-Day, Primal Carnage, and Orion: Dino Horde. Only one of which actually remembered to put a single player mode in. Because forgetting to put an actual game in your game always works out so well.

I'll just leave this here for no particular reason.

Now, things are kinda starting to improve. We have The Stomping Land coming up, and there's something called Beasts Of Prey that's appeared recently as well. Although admittedly the only reason that doesn't look like a complete rip off of The Stomping Land only with a modern setting is that they actually forgot to put any dinosaurs in the trailer. But even these are online multiplayer titles with no indication yet as to whether there'll be a proper single player mode.

Naturally of course this lack of dinosaur based gaming options is quite frustrating to me, fond as I am of both the science of paleontology and the art of over-analyzing the gaming medium. Because there's a LOT that you could do in terms dino based games that would extremely cool. So I decided to take this opportunity to get some of the ideas that have been floating around my head out and onto paper. So, let's begin.


Thursday, 26 June 2014

The Big, The Green, And The Technicality.

Whilst it would be a trifle inaccurate to say that the painting project continues apace, it does at least continue. So having actually finished up the last of my 10mm Dinosaurs I figured I should make the effort to put them up for the sake of posterity.

Well, posterity and ridicule. But it's the principle of the thing.

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Another Mr Lizard

Been a while since we had a minis painting post, hasn't it? Believe it or not I actually had some stuff well in progress shortly before everything.... went wrong in the brain department. And I've managed to get a bit done here and there. Painting is a hobby I enjoy after all. Although I'm not exactly brilliant at it, it does give me a good, constructive way to try and relax. So whilst I've somehow spent most of the day on basing and prep work for what I guess is phases 3 & 4 or of my current Dino-Might workload, I did at least manage to finish up the last touches on these new piece.

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Delay All Monsters

Obviously with one thing and another I haven't been doing much writing here. This is something I'm hoping to fix going forward. And whilst I have one or two plans for things to write about in the future, there is one piece of outstanding business from the recent past that needs to be dealt with first: The new Godzilla movie.

Yes, I've seen it. And whilst I wouldn't say I hated it, or even that it was BAD exactly. But it has problems, and that's the sort of thing I find interesting to talk about. So we're going to do that for a little while. Needless to say, there will be spoilers.

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Still Alive

So anyway, I'm still here. After what I wrote last time I felt it was probably important to come on and say that, if only for the benefit of posterity.