Above is a photo I took back in 2010. I was living on my own, and where I was living was roomy enough that I set up a “game room”. It was dominated by HeroClix. In the picture (which I’d posted to this blog at one point), I’d taken some extra Marvel and DC HeroClix dials, cut off the sculpts, then removed the sculptures from some of WizKids’ HorrorClix “The Lab” set’s Velociraptors I’d managed to get, and glued them […]
Quantum Chess – http://wp.me/p2zxm3-1TD Fun article, brain-tingling game! (Seems that way to this blue-collar layman, anyway.) EDIT: http://quantumrealmgames.com/ ———— MARVEL Chess Collection: https://www.marvel-chess-usa.com/ O. M. G! Had zero-idea this existed. (Shows how disconnected I am from most everything.) Can’t believe this. Wonderful. Individually designed chess figures based on Marvel Comics super-characters. Apparently, DC Comics is doing the same thing. Very cool.
Back on Father’s Day, my own Dad (and my Mom) encouraged me to get out of my ‘comfort zone’ and head down from Elyria to Columbus, visit ORIGINS’ last day at the convention center. I did so. (Thanks, Mom & Dad.) [Sidebar: Something happened to my smartphone that day, the mini-USB port managed to fry itself, and I’d rapidly depleted my battery before I’d realized what was wrong. Aspect of modern living, I suppose, but I found my self being […]
Still mulling over this HCRealms.com thread tossing HeroClix set ideas around. It inspired me to do this “OspreyClix” (military history HeroClix) post. The thread’s gone ‘deep into the weeds’ over the non-DC Comics and non-Marvel Comics ideas, especially videogame-based licenses. I still can’t get the ‘military history idea out of my head. Mostly because of the potential for ‘generics’, that ‘slice’ of HeroClix figures that are supposed to represent the ‘anonymous cannon fodder’ present in all manner of storytelling, as opposed […]
“Games of….” potpourri. Just a “placeholder post”, saving links to things I like, and will want to check out again in the future. http://www.3ders.org/articles/20130527-3d-printable-version-of-chess-like-game-of-thrones-cyvasse.html –Would like to get my mitts on a good Cyvasse set for a good price. I like the board that mimics traditional chess, but there are other interpretations out there for this game. https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/136975/cyvasse http://gameofcyvasse.com/ http://nerdist.com/game-of-thrones-fan-creates-playable-cyvasse-board/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Games_of_the_Discworld#Thud For both “Thud!” and “Stealth Chess” –I still kick myself for not snatching up a copy of THUD I saw […]
Categories: ChessClix, geek/drone & games • Tags: Abstract Strategy Boardgames, Arimaa, Chess, Chess 2, chess variants, ChessClix, Cyvasse, Knightmare Chess, Koom Valley THUD!, Oshi, Shuuro, Solitaire Chess, Stealth Chess, THUD!, Tsuro
Bought several copies, years ago, of ThinkFun’s “Solitaire Chess” game. One was for myself, the rest were gifts. http://www.thinkfun.com/solitairechess When I moved out my previous home, I had been stalled on Challenge #34. I pulled the game back out of storage a month or so ago, set it up on the desk next to my bed, where I can ponder the presented problem whenever (often before I leave for work). I follow the advice given in the manual: Even when […]
This attempt posted on 19 FEB 2014, with additions editted in: 21 FEB; 24 FEB; 23 MAY. Over on the “rumors” forum of HCRealms.com, pictures of the 2014 Toy Fair are popping up, mostly concerned with the NECA/WizKids’ booth and products. Exciting thing was not only another DC “SwitchClix” strategy game themed on the Justice League, but seeing something called “Team Fortress Chess” right next to it. On the HCR forums, people asking for advice on using Clix pieces for […]