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Chrome last won the day on October 11 2011

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  1. I'm working from home today. And watching Beerfest! If you've never seen Beefest, it has the 2nd best plot twist in all of movie history. (Only beaten by Vader's "I'm your father".) Hudson Hawk is a masterpiece of movie making! Also, I watched Surrogates the other night. Another great Willis movie.
  2. Once again we broke out Star Trek: Ascendance, and once again we did not finish the game! This was one of the fullest maps we've ever played on, yet it didn't seem like any of us were very far along towards victory. Not really sure what was going on with this game.... One interesting/frustrating note - those are my red Klingons at the bottom of the pic. If you follow the bottom/right edge of the board you'll notice a dead-end system w/1 ship on it. That system is labeled Black Hole. And that 1 ship was the only surviving member of a 10-ship fleet that got sucked into said black hole. 2 turns of production down the drain....
  3. Chrome

    What's on TV?

    I've been enjoying the new Sabrina series on Netflix! I've yet to hear anything good about the new season of Daredevil so I've been watching Sabrina instead. And I'm still following Magnum, and yay Supernatural is back!!!
  4. I enjoyed TSQ, but it just takes up soooo much space. When you're sitting on the far side of the dungeon it can be a pain to track what monsters are over there. They def could have laid things out better.
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    Star Craft Board Game

    Yeah, not sure how much fun it's going to be to paint this. They are just your cheap plastic game pieces. And there are a lot of them.
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    What's on TV?

    So I have really been enjoying Magnum P.I. The two episodes since the premiere have had the right kind of pacing for the show. No big huge cases, just small stuff that spirals out of control, more or less just like the original did. In episode 2 they mentioned that Magnum's dad served in Vietnam, which got me on a conspiracy theory that this show's Magnum might actually be Thomas IV (Thomas is a family name)., and Juliett could be Jonathan Higgins' daughter. That would explain how/why Robbins/Higgins knows this Thomas and uses him as the basis of his books. But then while watching the latest episode last night I thought about Rick and TC having the same names and that seemed like a pretty big co-incidence. However after checking a Magnum fansite, I was surprised to see that Rick's real name was Orville the III, so that's a family name too. However unlikely, I suppose it is possible that all three (Thomas, Rick, and TC) followed in their father's footsteps and served together during this war.
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    What's on TV?

    I watched Magnum last night too, and found myself enjoying it more than I expected. About 3 minutes into it I was kvetching so badly that my wife told me to change the channel, but at that exact moment they revealed what the intro was about and I started laughing out loud. The helicopter sequence at the end didn't bother me so much watching it live. Probably b/c I knew what was going to happen. I'm willing to give it a few more episodes to see if that kind of "XXXXXXXXstreme!!!!!" happens every show or was just a one time thing for the premiere. I did shed a few tears for the 308 tho. I loved how they got the little stuff tho. His little voice. The foreshadowing to his ex-wife Michelle. The ring.
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    What's on TV?

    I was excited about Magnum PI at first, but then saw they were making Higgins a woman, which makes me worry that they're doing it just to add sexual tension. But it was finding out that the director did some of the Fast & Furious movies that really has me scared. The clip of him spinning the Ferrari around 180 degrees while shooting, then jumping out of the car to grab a helicopter's skid made me want to puke. The original Magnum was good b/c he wasn't some unbelievable action hero. I thought that Iron Fist S2 was excellent and one of the main reasons why was b/c Netflix fixed one of the biggest problems their Marvel series - they're too damned long. Every series has spent about 5 of its 13 episodes whining about feelings and rehashing the same broccoli over and over again. They did a better job of cutting that stuff out in IF S2 but even then they couldn't help themselves... Danny appears in Luke Cage S2 to tell Luke that he needs to calm himself and find his center, but then is totally out of balance in his own series? *rolleyes* You know what I'd like to see for once? A super hero series where the hero is actually happy with themself and being a hero b/c that's what they want to do. Also, Paradise PD on Netflix is hilarious!!!!
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    Myth: Journeyman

    I haven't touched my Recon stuff in a year or so. I had one friend who liked it as much as I did, he was the only one who was interested in playing it more than once. Last time we played we did one of the 3-part missions. We completed stage 1 and 2 OK, but got overrun in the 3rd part. It was still fun.
  10. My trade for Dungeon Alliance arrived as scheduled so we got to play it on Friday night. I traded my full set of WoW board games for it, so I was praying that I would enjoy the game, and I did! Hopefully we'll play it again this week on our normal night. In the game, you start by drafting an alliance of 4 characters, then you proceed to explore a semi-randomly generated dungeon. You gain XP by defeating monsters and a few random events. The alliance w/the most XP after 4 rounds is the winner. It's a combination of stat-based dungeon crawler with a deck-builder. Each hero has stats for Attack, Defense, Speed, and Hit Points, which can be improved by playing cards during your turn. Each hero has 3 unique starting cards which combine to form your starting deck, then as you gain XP you can buy more cards to add to your deck. Overall, we found the rules to be pretty simple and straight-forward, but your board situation and hand are constantly changing so we spent a lot of individual time trying to decide on tactics. We were supposed to play 4 rounds, but we called it at the end of 3 after having played for 3 hours. But we were also bs'ing a lot too, and one of the guys was trying to game the rules a lot so I had to keep looking up edge cases to say "no you can't do that". It'll go faster with a few more games under out belt. It also has some rules for playing a campaign mode where you keep the same 4 heroes every game. That will speed things up immensely, as we'd all be familiar w/our starting decks.
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    Myth: Journeyman

    @Talae I answered your "where do I start" question on BGG. If you want more details, feel free to pm me on either board.
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    Myth: Journeyman

    I got my shipping notification last night. Yay! If you happen to use gmail, be sure to check your spam box. Lots of ppl reporting this happening to them.
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    Myth: Journeyman

    You would have had to have paid shipping for this week during July when the PM was re-opened, so I'm guessing you didn't. So since you didn't pay any outstanding fees, they won't try shipping your stuff and will hold onto it until the next time they open the PM. Sometime next year. So if you fix your address, and then pay whatever shipping costs you'd have, you'll still be able to get your stuff. If you really want it.
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    Starcadia Quest by CMON kickstarter (final 24 hours)

    I think it's cute, but I'd never buy it. Anywho... Hannah Lone = Han Solo Bahbaka = Chewbacca Edge = Blade Starkid = Starlord So who are Red, Digits, Mixie, and Col. Blaster McGunner?
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    Myth: Journeyman

    They posted a KS Update yesterday - the content was from Ullisses NA confirming that they are the new owners and that they have lots of plans for the game. Surprisingly they also mentioned that the purchase included Myth: Dark Frontier, so that should be getting a reprint. They implied they couldn't give any more details b/c of lawyers, so my guess is that there is some kind of stipulation about this shipping wave being completed before they can/will reveal any more. Did you pay for shipping for this wave?
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