DC Comics HeroClix: Elseworlds – Green Lantern Strategy | HeroClix: https://wizkids.com/heroclix/2017/07/19/dc-comics-heroclix-elseworlds-green-lantern-strategy/ DC Comics HeroClix: Elseworlds – Wonder Woman | HeroClix: https://wizkids.com/heroclix/2017/07/17/dc-comics-heroclix-elseworlds-skyscraper-wonder-woman/ DC Comics HeroClix: Elseworlds – Hourman | HeroClix: https://wizkids.com/heroclix/2017/07/13/dc-comics-heroclix-elseworlds-hourman/ DC Comics HeroClix: Elseworlds – Batman | HeroClix: https://wizkids.com/heroclix/2017/07/10/dc-comics-heroclix-elseworlds-batman/ DC Comics HeroClix: Elseworlds – Green Arrow | HeroClix: https://wizkids.com/heroclix/2017/07/07/dc-comics-heroclix-elseworlds-green-arrow/ DC Comics HeroClix: Elseworlds- The Flying Batman | HeroClix: https://wizkids.com/heroclix/2017/07/05/dc-comics-heroclix-elseworlds-the-flying-batman/ DC Comics HeroClix: Elseworlds – King Aquaman | HeroClix: https://wizkids.com/heroclix/2017/07/03/dc-comics-heroclix-elseworlds-king-aquaman/ The Drummer: https://wizkids.com/heroclix/2017/06/29/dc-comics-heroclix-elseworlds-the-drummer/ Colonel Wayne: https://wizkids.com/heroclix/2017/06/27/dc-comics-heroclix-elseworlds-colonel-wayne/ The Flash: https://wizkids.com/heroclix/2017/06/23/dc-comics-heroclix-elseworlds-the-flash/ Diana Prince: https://wizkids.com/heroclix/2017/06/20/dc-comics-heroclix-elseworlds-diana_prince/ NEW[-ish]! DC Comics HeroClix: Elseworlds Unboxing Videos | HeroClix: https://wizkids.com/heroclix/2017/06/26/new-dc-comics-heroclix-elseworlds-unboxing-videos/
From NPR News: Trump Asked Comey To Shut Down Flynn Investigation http://n.pr/2roasmZ Trump Says He Has ‘Absolute Right’ To Share Intelligence With Russia http://n.pr/2rlRHRo OPINION: Thought my opinion of Trump couldn’t get any lower *before* the election. On the one hand, Trump looks like he was trying to help a personally loyal “good guy” of an employee. On the other hand, the “feel” is of the stereotypical NYC influence-peddling/corruption machine, the kind of stuff that inspires novels and movies. Tired of […]
Marvel HeroClix: Avengers/Defenders War – Shifting Focus Part II | HeroClix: http://wizkids.com/heroclix/2017/04/28/marvel-heroclix-avengersdefenders-war-shifting-focus-part-ii/
Marvel HeroClix: AVENGERS/DEFENDERS WAR: Shifting Focus | HeroClix: http://wizkids.com/heroclix/2017/04/26/marvel-heroclix-avengersdefenders-war-shifting-focus-part-i/ Love this particular use of the “Shifting Focus” design concept. Hmm, so, what’s best? Start game with Incap version? Or with PPB version to position, the SF into RS/Incap, then SG back later? Hmm. WOW. This was unexpected, and is very intriguing! I thought the non-SF version from a previous preview was interesting as well, so, will include it here for comparison–
Fan Overboard! – Studio 360 [WNYC]:http://www.wnyc.org/story/fan-overboard Fun overall, and the “Black CosPlay” that opens it is very thought-provoking to this white guy. (I’m sure my girlfriend wouldn’t like to hear this, but I have quite a collection of pictures from the internet of female CosPlayers of a wide variety of skin colors, especially black female Captains America. I hadn’t thought those ladies might have been discriminated against, at comic book conventions or othwrwise. I guess i waw giving my fellow […]
Opinion: I have not read the currently on-going storyline this version of Steve “Captain America” Rogers is from. I’ve only read about it, and as a fan of Cap and Falc since the 70’s, I’m rather rankled by it. But, have others have said, it’s a stunt-story that needs to finish running its course, doing what Marvel does: tap into current current political and pop culture, hold up its twisted mirror to it. I don’t have to like it, don’t […]
Categories: Archiving!, Current Events & STEM/HAL/EMC, geek/drone journal, HeroClix Player/Collector, Stupid Monkey Preaches from Soapbox • Tags: AVENGERS/DEFENDERS WAR, Captain America, Captain Hydra, HeroClix, Marvel
Marvel HeroClix Avengers/Defenders War Dr Strange: http://wizkids.com/heroclix/2017/04/21/marvel-heroclix-avengersdefenders-war-dr-strange-earths-guardian/
Trump, Then And Now: What His Shifting Positions Say About What He Believes http://n.pr/2oaiS0a Trump’s Flip-Flops On Economics Move Policies Toward The Status Quo http://n.pr/2oFDGj8 From NPR News: Republicans Now Control Obamacare. Will Your Coverage Change? http://n.pr/2pajxi6 As Trump Continues Mar-A-Lago Trips, Watchdogs Want To Know Who’s Joining Him http://n.pr/2oDHgdM From Red Lines To Blurred Lines: The Trump Administration’s Syria Shifthttp://n.pr/2o3NK2p Sidebar: Well, I didn’t vote for Trump in 2016. Can’t imagine voting for him in 2020. Would love to vote for Nimrata […]
These Are The 5 Types Of Vaginas, According To A Former Bikini Waxer – Elite Daily: https://www.google.com/amp/elitedaily.com/women/types-of-vaginas-bikini-waxer/1841255/amp/
Adoption Of Bow Use In Ancient Hunting May Have Set Off Societal Changes : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture : NPR: http://wizkids.com/heroclix/2017/04/06/marvel-heroclix-avengersdefenders-war-klaw/
Adoption Of Bow Use In Ancient Hunting May Have Set Off Societal Changes : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture : NPR: http://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2017/04/06/522562042/adoption-of-bow-use-in-ancient-hunting-may-have-set-off-societal-changes
Marvel HeroClix Guardians of the Galaxy v2 Groot | HeroClix: http://wizkids.com/heroclix/2017/04/04/marvel-heroclix-guardians-of-the-galaxy-v2-movie-groot/
Categories: Archiving!, HeroClix Player/Collector • Tags: Groot, Marvel HeroClix Guardians of the Galaxy volume two
From NPR News: Elon Musk Seen Targeting Human-Computer Link In New Venture http://n.pr/2mLU0PH Launch, Land, Launch — SpaceX Tries Reusing Its Rocket http://n.pr/2njRbBL Scientists Who Want To Study Climate Engineering Shun Trump http://n.pr/2o7dKNU A Surprising Explanation For Why Some Immigrants Excel In Science http://n.pr/2o7AEEL Measuring The Impact Of Rolling Back Environmental Regulations http://n.pr/2o9zQQ2 Proposed Budget Cuts Slash Funding For Great Lakes Clean-Up : NPR: http://www.npr.org/2017/03/27/521693429/proposed-budget-cuts-slash-funding-for-great-lakes-clean-up Trump Takes Aim At A Centerpiece Of Obama’s Environmental Legacy : The Two-Way : NPR: http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/03/28/519003733/trump-takes-aim-at-a-centerpiece-of-obamas-environmental-legacy House votes to restrict EPA’s […]
HeroClix 2017 Rules 12: Reader Feedback! And Rules Tweaks! | HeroClix: http://wizkids.com/heroclix/2017/03/29/heroclix-2017-rules-12-reader-feedback/ WOW. ZOMG. Changes just keep coming. The revised-revised rule concerning heavy objects and line of fire is even simpler. Too bad about Hide. Q: could Hide reappear as a Tiny symbol ability for line of fire to Tint characters thru light objects? Mind Control: i actually think there should be feedback damage. But, chance it, via a die roll. 1 in 6 for one target, 2 in 6 for […]
Marvel HeroClix Avengers/Defenders War- Porcupine | HeroClix: http://wizkids.com/heroclix/2017/03/29/marvel-heroclix-avengersdefenders-war-porcupine/#iLightbox%5Bd1a28ebd855feda70b1%5D/0 Great to finally see Porcupine! (The various verions of the batttlesuit have a lot of offensive capabilities, though, so i hope they reuse the sculpt and come out with a version with range and other standard powers. I’M NOT COMPLAINING. Thank you, WizKids!) Also, i forgot to post the GotGv2 preview, and can’t get to WK’s post for some reason, so here’s the character pic —
Obamacare: The Republican Waterloo – The Atlantic: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/03/the-republican-waterloo/520833/ One of my “internet compatriots” over on the HCRealms’ “U.S. Politics” forum I frequent suggested i read the article linked to above. It was a good read. I am of the mind that universal access to affordable quality healthcare is crucial to our survival, as the American permutation of human civilization. Please re-read the last 4 paragraphs after you finish reading the whole article. Also, will link the following as well, for its […]
Marvel HeroClix: Avengers/Defenders War – Nuke | HeroClix: http://wizkids.com/heroclix/2017/03/24/marvel-heroclix-avengersdefenders-war-nuke/
http://wizkids.com/heroclix/2017/03/23/heroclix-2017-rules-11-probability-control/ 1) Simply can’t complain about the change to Probability Control. It makes sense, and is easier to use. 2) Loved this bit: “Ideally every standard power in HeroClix should be able to stand on its own and have useful and interesting things to do without needing to combo with other powers.” “So say we all” and “Amen” to that. Dear WizKids: This humble nobody HeroClix Player/Collector out here on the periphery of the HeroClix internet community thanks you, especially […]
HeroClix 2017 Rules 10: Invincible, Precision Strike, and Energy Explosion | HeroClix: http://wizkids.com/heroclix/2017/03/22/heroclix-2017-rules-10-invincible-precision-strike-and-energy-explosion/ “!WOW!” big time on that change to Energy Explosion. So much simpler, makes much more sense. Mm-mm, makes me want to dust off the old FANTASTIC FORCES Green Goblin(s).
From NPR News: 5 Insights Into Judge Neil Gorsuch After 2nd Day Of Confirmation Hearings http://n.pr/2o1L2dj Watch Live: Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme Court Confirmation Hearing : NPR: http://www.npr.org/2017/03/21/520828113/watch-live-neil-gorsuch-testifies-in-supreme-court-confirmation-hearing?post=scotusbladder-19 EDIT (2017-03-22): Reading post in the “U.S. Politics” forum I frequent, and speaking as a “purple Republican”, I agree with the following observations I’ve read — Gorsuch is the best choice we can expect right now. “Not too tart, not too sweet” of a Conservative pick.Merrick Garland is still an eminently qualified candidate and […]
HeroClix 2017 Rules 9: Mind Control | HeroClix: http://wizkids.com/heroclix/2017/03/20/heroclix-2017-rules-9-mind-control/ Excellent. Elegant.
Trump Stands By Unproven Wiretap Claim At Joint News Conference With Merkel http://n.pr/2n5DZTL Trump Embraces One Of Russia’s Favorite Propaganda Tactics — Whataboutism http://n.pr/2n3IP3S Secret Service Employee’s Laptop Stolen In New York http://n.pr/2mDLJcC
Marvel HeroClix: Merc$ for Money Fast Forces Pack – Part I | HeroClix: http://wizkids.com/heroclix/2017/03/13/marvel-heroclix-merc-for-money-fast-forces-pack-part-i/ Marvel HeroClix: Merc$ for Money Fast Forces Pack – Part II | HeroClix: http://wizkids.com/heroclix/2017/03/17/marvel-heroclix-merc-for-money-fast-forces-pack-part-ii/ Marvel HeroClix: Deadpool & X-Force – Fenris | HeroClix: http://wizkids.com/heroclix/2017/03/01/marvel-heroclix-deadpool-x-force-fenris/
Fox News runs incorrect correction of food-stamp fraud report, then corrects correction: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/blogs/erik-wemple/wp/2016/12/30/fox-news-runs-incorrect-correction-of-food-stamp-fraud-report-then-corrects-correction/ USDA Releases New Report on Trafficking and Announces Additional Measures to Improve Integrity in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program | Food and Nutrition Service: https://www.fns.usda.gov/pressrelease/2013/fns-001213 The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program | Congressional Budget Office: https://www.cbo.gov/publication/43173 Okay, the USDA runs the “food stamp” program, called SNAP. They track fraud called “Trafficking”, where those with SNAPs sell their stamps to retailers at pennies on the dollar to “buy” goods at those retailers […]
HeroClix 2017 Rules 3: Timing | HeroClix: http://wizkids.com/heroclix/2017/03/06/heroclix-2017-rules-3-timing/ Wow. That’s awesomely elegant. (Too bad Poison as a standard power gets ‘nerfed’, but i get what they are talking about with ‘corner issues’ and streamlining, and they state they will address the relative ‘power levels’ of Standard Powers, so, cool.) Marvel HeroClix: Deadpool and X-Force Update | HeroClix: http://wizkids.com/heroclix/2017/03/03/marvel-heroclix-deadpool-and-x-force-update/ Well. Hope I don’t have that problem….
HeroClix 2017 Rules 2: Keywords | HeroClix: http://wizkids.com/heroclix/2017/03/02/heroclix-2017-rules-2-keywords/ I love how in explaining Keywords, they slip in some pretty impressive changes to Leadership and Mastermind! ——— Can’t believe I messed this one earlier — Marvel HeroClix: Deadpool & X-Force – Fenris | HeroClix: http://wizkids.com/heroclix/2017/03/01/marvel-heroclix-deadpool-x-force-fenris/ Man, been waiting on these two forever. Semi-surprised they aren’t a Duo character, but I understand why they aren’t, since they had to maintain physical contact for their powers to work.