Sonntag, 26. Oktober 2014

Boss Monster - Initial Review

  SPIEL 2014 did happen, and as of this writing, nobody was killed in an ISIS attack and neither got himself Ebola nor passed it out unto others (Suck it, Battlefoam!). During the fair, a number of impulse (or dopamine driven) purchases were done.

   One of those got me "Boss Monster" and "Boss Monster: Tools of Hero Kind" from Brotherwise Games LLC. I had first seen this game played on Bleeped Up Productions, and since I'm an 80's kid, I was fully aware during the time of the C64, Atari, early Macintosh (I had a IIfx with a 21" (non-flat!) screen), NES, Gameboy, and Super NES - which is the main source of graphic inspiration for this game (numerous references in the game reach out to more current games).

   So, along this line of thinking - Press (A) to continue, or (B) to cancel!

Freitag, 10. Oktober 2014

Creativitymachine - Supreme Kommandant Marth Fright

   In this article, I'm going to show you what rules I came up with for "myself" as a Warcaster. That one actually has a bit of a backstory - for M&tM S5, I wanted to have "Break Images" - basically still pictures a channel would show right before and after the commercials. To that end, I got the offer from Paul Villar (from Play it Painted) to draw a WM image of me, and the only guidance I gave him was "sth Iruskesque."

   The following homebrew rules mainly stem from the fact that my rendition is holding a pair of dice. But all the crunch will come after the break - so you can get out of here if that's not your cup of tea. ;)

Dienstag, 30. September 2014

"Breaking" C.R.L. News

This just in:

With 915 views, my most viewed article is ... the one on Dawnlord Vyros alternate Theme Force. o.O?

Film at eleven...

Samstag, 20. September 2014

Khador 2014, Part 10 - WTC '14 Khadoran Army Lists

... an outsider's totally unbiased and professional omniscient judgement. As if.

   So, Lamoron, great Danish Cryx player posted his review of the WTC's Cryx lists over at The Overseer, and I thought that would be sth that should be done with the Khadoran lists as well - especially since both Jamie P. and Trent D., perceived Paragons of the Khador faction, have abandoned it for the WTC, and you hear the argument that Khador, even after Butcher 3, isn't being feared.

   Keeping that in mind - I think there are too many people playing Khador for that to be a valid statement (thirty, to be precise). I'll judge the list by the following colour chart - and a number of KMIs (key model indicators) that'll reveal itself throughout the essay), and give my reasoning later.

Really Boring
Very Boring
Kinda Interesting
Very Interesting

   That professional, objective research right there! But since I'm the scientist, I set the parameters by which the data is analysed - so let's bring it on!

For safety reasons: I'm not judging the lists to be "done well" or "done badly", I'm merely going by how much reading the lists makes me want to see it played.

Samstag, 13. September 2014

Our first spell draft - the Arides Redux

Our first spell draft - the Arides Redux

Another weekend, another tournament Marth looked forward to, but had to drop out. And another tournament failure on my record score... ;)

Freitag, 29. August 2014

Crypt Lord Pentaverous / Forge Master Pentaver

Yes, I can't nor won't stifle my creativity most of the time. Which generally turns out to be sth like "The Numbers' Game" or stuff such as the Queen of Shadows or this.

I'll go into the Crunch after the break so you have a chance to GTFO in time. ;)

The idea of this homebrew Character/Warcaster is this: In the 40k universe (well, that's a bad start already), a Necron Overlord set forth on a Odyssey to find a way to finally stop their arch-nemesis (which I recall was 'Nids. There actually was Character like that, the "Silent King" or sth? Dunno.). However, the warp had a funny day, so the Overlords ship materialized on - pardon me, in - Caen. Partially, I might add.

He's awake and very observant of the surroundings, but he can only access rudimentary systems of his ship (like, the Sensors and Crew Teleporter, but no Weapons, Barracks, etc). His agenda is regaining Access to All Areas. Out of all the warring faction's, the Asthetic of Cryx (and his own similarity to an Iron Lich, and Gaspy in particular) appeal to him, but he can also affiliate with the Convergence. 

Montag, 25. August 2014

Khador 2014 - Part 09/3: The beard, son! The beard!

It has dawned on me that, while trying to figure out the best ways to win in the Spell Draft format with Khador, I lost track of one thing I set for myself: It's the year of the beard!

Probably won't get out of that one!
Now let's recall that I mostly discarded Harkevich as a good Spell Draft 'Caster since his performance apparently was tied to his spell list (basically, Escort).

After the break, I'll try and figure out a solution!