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  1. Batman: Gotham City Chronicles - Mission 2 "Deadly Infection" has the Penguin and Doctor Death trying to do something evil while some version of Batman and two of his allies try to stop them. I'm not terribly familiar with Doctor Death, and I couldn't find too many good pictures of him online, so I just went with a zombie-ish look. The Penguin was also a little tricky, but for the opposite reason. He has been around for a while and has a slew of looks. Although I was planning on sticking to the Batman Animated Series as a baseline, I found the color scheme for the Penguin there a bit bland. Other versions of the Penguin have a lot more purple, so used purple for his pants, tie and hatband. And I figured if the Penguin wold wear purple, it would be Imperial Purple, of course. I didn't have much luck with his monocle, but its good enough for tabletop. Out of the available heroes, I painted Batman Year 100 and the two Robins. I'm not too familiar with Batman Year 100 either, but he seems a bit like a vampire, so I went in that direction with very little color. I took the Robins looks from the Batman Animated Series, pretty much. The Damian Wayne look with the yellow down the front I was particularly happy with. He should have more yellow outlining, but I decided to stop before I ruined it. And apologies again for the glare. I glossed these minis up before I decided to photograph them all. The next set will be better, I swear! Batman Year 100, aka Vampire Batman Robin (Tim Drake) Robin (Damian Wayne) Doctor Death (I presume) The Penguin. He was actually a bit more fun to paint than I anticipated.
  2. I went to game night last night and was able to sneak in a game of "The Captain is Dead". You are aboard a space ship and bad things are happening. For one, the captain is dead, as you may have guessed. Also alien ships are attacking, weird anomalies are popping up, ship systems are going offline and alien invaders are teleporting onto your ship. Its a fun co-operative game where you need to get the engine fixed before the ship gets overrun with invaders or the shields drop below 0%. You use cards and actions to activate (or fix) various stations around the ship. Each character has a number of actions, skill discounts and a special ability. For example, my neighbor was the Hologram. He couldn't get injured, wasn't affected by aliens, and had an extra action, however if the teleporter or the CPU was down, he was stuck in the CPU Core and couldn't move. And we (barely) won! You really need to use everyone's abilities as best as you can and keep most of the ship functional. I do enjoy playing this game, it is light, silly fun and I debate about picking it up every time I see it. It can handle a large number of people, which is helpful.
  3. I looked at Red Alert, but all the ships are similar, which is not what I'm looking for. What I'm looking for is 17 drastically different ship designs (like the Full Thrust line). That being said, getting 17 ships from Full Thrust is a bit more than I want to spend so I'll probably make do with some 3D printing and maybe get a few ships from other sources to fill out any missing items.
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    Batman: Gotham City Chronicles - Mission 1

    (That's probably the only place I'll post it )
  5. Looking forward to the rest of them!
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    Batman: Gotham City Chronicles - Mission 1

    Getting the game to the table may be tough, but I'll post something once I get a game or two in.
  7. Monolith Games "Batman: Gotham City Chronicles" came in recently and I decided I'd go ahead and actually try to paint all the minis. Looking at the boxes can be daunting though so I'm breaking it down by mission to make it a less daunting task. For each mission, I'm doing the main villains and one hero for each player, so the game is at least playable with a set of painted minis. The minions will have to wait until my free time matches up with the not raining time so I can spray prime a bunch at once. Did I mention it won't stop raining on my time off? In general, I'm trying to get as accurate as I can with the paints and paining skill I have to the Batman: The Animated Series version of the characters. That is the version I love the best so that's where most of my inspiration comes from. The first mission, "To Sink a City", pits Bane vs our heroes. From the hero selection, I grabbed "standard" Batman (because, of course), "standard" Catwoman and The Red Hood (Jason Todd...spoiler?). I did these a week or so ago and I put gloss finish on them without thinking of taking pictures first, so sorry about the glare. I do plan on giving them a matte finish when I'm done with all the minis. Group picture! Batman! I used a lot of Nightmare Black since it has a blue tint. Breonne Blue quickly became my go to blue for team Batman and Rainy Grey makes a good suit color. The Red Hood (Jason Todd) Catwoman (Classic). I'm not super happy with how the eyes turned out but it looks good enough on a table so... Bane and juiced up Bane.
  8. I'll be honest, I don't blame him. You want to pick who you play this game with. Its a long game to start with and if you get someone who like to think through every move thoroughly and you've increased the game time by a couple of hours. Or if you get someone you can only tolerate for a little bit at a time, you'll be at the end of your rope well before the game is over.
  9. I was finally able to get Twilight Imperium 4th Edition to the table. The game is designed around 6 players and we only were able to get 4 to the table. The game does suffer a bit without the full player count, but it was still enjoyable and I was still happy to play it. It does make me want to play the 6 player version a lot more though. Red and Black had a bit of an alliance that was bordering on unsporting, and that annoyed yellow a bit (especially since it was yellow's first game of TI, the rest of us have played the previous version), but otherwise it was a good game.
  10. I just played the first game of Twilight Imperium 4th edition the other day and I think getting a customized flagship for each of the 17 races would be one cool way to do it. I believe there are some ships in Battlefleet Gothic that are the right size, I was wondering what other ships/systems may be out there that I can use. Alternatively, if anyone knows a good way to find those sorts of things on Thingiverse, I may be able to convince my friends to print some up for me. Bonus if they go on stands that I can swap out and color so that it is easier to tell what person they go to.
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    VENOM Assault - Reprint & Expansion

    I'll be backing this. I liked their original game.
  12. Splendor is one of those nice, rules light games that are good, safe gifts for lots of people, including possibly yourself!
  13. I've done this once from a company that has successfully delivered several Kickstarters to me before. The reason for the second active Kickstarter was because it was a different style of product, so it made sense to have its own KS run separate from the first. The rule for me would be to avoid it, but with some very special, carefully considered exceptions.
  14. I was able to play Tobago on Friday. An interesting game where you hunt for treasures worth 2-5 points. You place clue cards that narrow down the possible treasure locations and then try to pick up a treasure once it has been narrowed down to one space. Finding the treasure gets you one slice of the find as well as first pick, but everyone gets shot of the treasure for each hint card placed down. Its an interesting game and it has nice components, so it looks pretty sharp on the table.
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    Thunderstone Quest by AEG

    Thank you! Just as an FYI, you get the minis and two quests, but the Kickstarter came with 5 quests (two of which you can get retail as expansions, one was a KS exclusive) and a few promo cards. Each quest has about 6 heroes, 6 locations, 6 villain groups and 4 each of Items, Weapons and Spells. I believe all the expansions from the first KS are out now though so you can get those as you need to. (The second KS has a solo/co-op expansion that has not been delivered or released yet)