I’ve been a fan of the Alien franchise, and specifically the brilliant Aliens, since I was a teen. My sister and I watched it so many times on HBO we could recite the entire movie’s dialog by heart, so the prospect of gaming out the movie on the table with Aliens: Another Glorious Day in […]
Tag: board games
It took a while to assemble players for a few games of A Study In Emerald, a hidden-role deck-building game from Treefrog Games. This was not so much because of anything wrong with the game, but more pandemic- and work-related scheduling challenges for many of my usual board game players. Nevertheless, after a long hiatus. […]
With the pandemic limiting in-person gaming, I’ve had my eye on good two-player games for me and Joy for a while, and Star Wars Rebellion finally popped up as a buy. From Fantasy Flight Games (FFG), Rebellion lets 2-4 players play out the early days of the Rebellion against the Galactic Empire. As is thematically […]
A few years ago, I decided to read through my entire collection of books in alphabetical order (by author, taking series order into account). Partly I wanted to revisit some old friends, and partly I wanted to see if there were any physical books I’d want to cull from my collection. Recently, I had the […]
Once again, I’m late to the board game party with Wingspan! Launched in 2019 to massive critical acclaim, Wingspan is a set-collection and engine-building board game for 1-5 players. Games can range from a half hour to two hours depending on the players’ familiarity with the game and how much time they spend agonizing over […]
Lots of painting projects going on, but these three are finished. Iyanden Aeldari Spiritseer and Heavy Weapons Platform (magnetized, and the Guardians are on the way next), and Nídhöggr from Blood Rage, the serpent who gnaws at the roots of the World Tree.
The CMON Blood Rage painting continues with monsters, specifically the Mountain Giantess. My new project is a Games Workshop Warhammer 40K army, specifically an Iyanden Craftworlds force. Here’s the first model, a Wave Serpent. The piping was murder, but I’m pretty happy with it overall, especially the object lighting on the pilot.
If you like Surrealism, parties, and drama, you’re going to like Surrealist Dinner Party. Honestly, though, if you have no interest in surrealists, you might want to give this one a pass. Here’s my take on the game, which I backed on Kickstarter. Surrealist Dinner Party is a card game for 2-4 players, and plays […]
The Stag Clan is here! These were tricky, as the sort of butter yellow color of the faction doesn’t lend itself to a lot of clothing options, but I rolled it in where I could. Eyes are an ongoing struggle, but they look better at tabletop distance at least.
The Wolf Clan for CMON‘s Blood Rage was a bit of a challenge – how to incorporate the player color (red) into an animal decidedly devoid of it? I decided to take advantage of the wrap-like garments, helmet plumes, and shields to bring in the red color while using more natural colors for the rest […]