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  1. Chrome

    What's on TV?

    Been watching 2 new shows from Rooster Teeth (the ppl behind Red vs Blue). Crunch Time has been airing on the El Rey network and is pretty funny. Then they've got a new animated mecha series that's web-only on their site/app named Gen: Lock. I've only seen the first episode of that one. Just noticed that there's 2 more out so I'll have to watch them tonight.
  2. I found that I enjoyed it a lot more the second time around. I think part of what was so odd about it the first time is that there's really no main hero to follow around. Thannos is really the main character so the movie follows him around, but that's not really how we're trained to think of movies. (The villain being the centerpiece.) It honestly kinda reminded me of the old cross-overs from the comics, when the villain would jump from issue to issue. Also, I watched Fyre on Netfix on Sunday night. I'm not usually one for documentaries, but this was a really good show and a great insight to our current "internet influencer" culture. Google "Fyre Festival" if you're not sure what I'm talking about. And in a weird coincidence, the next day more news hit about the festival. They're still trying to find out exactly what happened to all of the $26M USD the festival organizer raised from investors, and a federal judge ruled that the super models who were hired to film a promo video can be subpoenaed to testify how much they were paid for the gig. According to the documentary, they paid Kyle Jenner $200,000 (or maybe 250, I can't remember) simply to make 1 tweet about the event on their launch day. The organizer got 6 years in prison, but I found myself thinking he deserved much, much more. I don't really care about the festival goers who got scammed or the rich investors who threw money at him b/c they're idiots, but he ruined a lot of his employees lives.
  3. I really enjoyed Glass. A small part of me wanted it to turn into some Marvel-style slugfest, but I knew that wasn't going to happen and was happy that it didn't.
  4. Chrome

    Cranky Old Man

    Isn't the whole point of retirement so that you can finally take naps during the day?
  5. Chrome

    2018 Board Game 10x10 Challenge

    So @Talae did you get 10 plays in for Gloomhaven? What were your final thoughts on it? I bought it last year, my group played it twice, and nobody wanted to play it again (so I sold it). We all liked parts of the game, but nobody enjoyed the card/action mechanics.
  6. Chrome

    Tyrant scale differences

    Probably related to how the game went dark towards the end of CAV 1. It had been selling like hotcakes and then suddenly model production just came to a halt w/not much info from Reaper as to why. Lots of players left during that time, then a whole lot more left w/the announcement of CAV 2. That left a lot of FLGS's with inventory that they couldn't get rid of.
  7. All 5 guys in my group made it last night so we finally played Air Baron! Here's a small pic of the map. The concept is that you are competing to control regional Hubs (the big circles) by buying/takeover individual airport (Spokes - the small circles). Each hub has a market value and you win when your combined market value + cash on hand reaches or exceeds a value (based on the # of players). It's kinda like Airport Monopoly.
  8. Chrome

    Confrontation: Classic

    Moar apropos... We are talking about Europeans after all....
  9. I'm surprised to see that I didn't brag about this here earlier. Out of the blue, some stranger on BGG offered to trade me a copy of Air Baron for my copy of 7 Wonders Duel or Ticket to Ride. I had marked myself interested in trading for AB, but did not have either of those other games marked as "for trade" so this guy was just taking a shot in the dark. And I was trilled to accept! Air Baron is an old Avalon Hills game from 1996 that is out of print. My group has played it 2 or 3 times using a friend of a friend's copy, but none of us own it. I've seen it sell on eBay for as much as $300 and the copies for sale on BGG are usually over $100 or are very worn, so I've never bought one of those. This guy said that his copy was in very good condition, so I was willing to trade my never played copy of 7W Duel for it. I was shocked when it arrived and I found it to be in near mint condition! The rulebook has a few creases in it, but other than that everything is in amazing condition. It couldn't have been used more than 3 or 4 times. The paper money doesn't even have any bent corners! Hopefully we'll play it this week at game night if everybody can make it. (We've had a low attendance the past 2 weeks w/the holidays and ppl being sick.)
  10. This might be the most passive aggressive post from a business that I've ever see. @travellerccg you do realize that everyone can read this, right? Perhaps you should invest in some customer service training...
  11. Chrome

    Myth: Journeyman

    Someone on BGG shared an email they received from an employee at Ulisses that the sale was finalized at the end of last week and an announcement should be coming soon. (This was a personal email exchange between the two of them, not a marketing email or something anyone else would have access too.)
  12. Yay Myth! But, stop taunting me with your LE book!
  13. 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.
  14. 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....
  15. 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!!!
  16. 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.
  17. Chrome

    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.
  18. Chrome

    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.
  19. Chrome

    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.
  20. Chrome

    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!!!!
  21. Chrome

    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.
  22. 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.
  23. Chrome

    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.
  24. Chrome

    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.
  25. Chrome

    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.