Monthly Archives: May 2017

New, customized minis via Hero Forge, round two – NPCs

As promised, here are the other three miniatures I had done via Hero Forge in the better, $30/each plastics. Ehecatl, a half-dragon (gold) sorcerer made by one of my first 3E players (Jerry). He will live on as a friendly … Continue reading

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The Ice Pirates on Blu-Ray

This little-known comedy starring Robert Urich (there’s a memorable name) was something I must’ve seen a dozen times on cable because Showtime and HBO played it to death in 1985. Then Waterloo Records had it on Blu-Ray like Night of the … Continue reading

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Had to give up the “ghost” on this one

Before I couldn’t get it to roll up any further or hold together, this puppy was 8 feet wide and about 15 feet long. It wasn’t a complete loss. I managed to save the corners where the castle’s towers reside. … Continue reading

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Video game challenge for the Summer of 2017, part one

Now that I’ve appeased my push-game addiction into landing a PS4 (special bundle with Destiny), I got back into the pinball groove. However, the newer Pinballz has a whole section dedicated to video games, many from the early Eighties which would’ve … Continue reading

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Instant D&D towns and cities!

Just go to this site, pick from small/large town or small/large city, boom! A quick layout with some guidelines on what’s where. One caveat, every location is walled in with a castle. However, as a DM in need of stuff … Continue reading

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Happy 40th Birthday Star Wars

What else can I say? The movie changed so much and I don’t have much time today, maybe later this weekend.

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Undercover on Rainey Street

In Archer’s case, he’s got something stronger than watered-down Alamo (aka Lone Star) Beer in his hand.

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Belated farewell to Eltingville

One of my favorite comics wound down for good in 2015 and now I’m finally saying goodbye to what was Evan Dorkin’s funniest creation after Milk & Cheese. There was an accompanying companion but Nerd Poker has returned in a 2.0 version I’ll blather … Continue reading

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RIP Roger Moore

For me, he was James Bond whenever these movies came out. Roger wasn’t my favorite but he did star in several of the best movies in the franchise: Live and Let Die, The Man with the Golden Gun, The Spy Who … Continue reading

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Alien: Covenant: Must See

There’s good new and bad news regarding Covenant. The bad will go first…you have to see Prometheus for this chapter in the Xenomorph’s origin first, or some parts will leave you baffled. The good news, it made sense of Prometheus which was good … Continue reading

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The B-52s (2017): 40th anniversary tour

I think I last saw them perform at a corporate event Somara’s employer held, the Go Gos were there too. However, I really hadn’t seen them perform since their pinnacle in 1989. Quite a concert then because Milwaukee preferred dinosaur … Continue reading

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Chupacabracon IV

The Austin area has its own gaming convention and I finally attended. Last year, I had a weekend-long badge but my illness kept me from really enjoying the event after an hour, so I went back home. This was the … Continue reading

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New, customized minis via Hero Forge, round one

Within the last couple years my gaming group decided to give Hero Forge a try with the PCs in the current campaign. I never got pictures of them but I won’t mince words, they were disappointing because we chose the … Continue reading

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Lunch with Kris! A great friend

This week I had lunch with the friend and all-around awesome person who brought me back to Apple in 1997, Kris! She was kind enough to come on down to Austin from her new digs way up north to have … Continue reading

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The xx

Got to see The xx at the Moody Theater last week. It was a belated Christmas present for my friend Mark who’s really into them. I like the band too, I’m just behind on the current record and their previous work … Continue reading

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