Monday, August 30, 2010

Week in Geek

Where to begin - Mutants and Masterminds, I think. I got to run my post-apocalyptic giant robot game this weekend, and enjoyed the session. A new player may be joining the group, and that's always a good thing. I also am working on a Wiki for my various campaigns - I'll post a link here when it's ready.

A lot of the rest of the week went to video games - Starcraft II and Pokemon, specifically. Of course, we also had the release of Elemental : War of Magic. It is a spiritual sequel and update of my all-time favorite turn-based strategy game, Master of Magic. I haven't gotten to play it yet, but this week, I will.

Venture Brothers returns in two weeks!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

New Comics Day

Big week.

  • Robocop #6
  • Madame Xanadu #26 - Awww.
  • Invincible #74
  • Guarding the Globe #1
  • Fantastic Four #582
  • Prince of Power #4 - Oh, snap!
  • Time Masters : Vanishing Point #2 - Klaw and the original Starfire? Awesome.
  • Superman/Batman #75 - This made me happy.
  • Gotham City Sirens #15
  • Detective Comics #868 - I like the premise.
  • Wonder Woman #602 - Meh.
  • Teen Titans #86
  • Superman : Secret Origin #6 - Very solid.
  • Justice League of America #48 - Better ending than I was expecting.
  • Action Comics #892
  • Legion of Super-Heroes #4 - Hell, yeah!
  • Batman #702 - Double hell, yeah!
  • Justice League : Generation Lost #8

That's all!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Week in Geek

Really solid week of geek stuff for me.

Firstly, there was Rifftrax : Reefer Madness. A live (via satellite) show that was tremendously entertaining. And there's going to be another one in October - they'll riff on House on Haunted Hill, the original Vincent Price version.

I finally got through the Hack/Slash Omnibus Volume 2 that had been sitting around awhile - I like it. I may have to start picking up the series regularly. I grabbed a few issues of it, just before it jumped publishers, but haven't gone back to buying it yet.

I made some great strides in Pokemon, but most of my video game time went into UFO : Alien Invasion and Starcraft II. UFO:AI really just makes me want to play X-Com, though. This week, we get Elemental : War of Magic, which promises to be fun, and I may have to spend some time in City of Heroes with the new Going Rogue expansion.

And I got to run my Golden Age superheroes game, which was awesome - the characters were up against Dr. Despair and his Misery Museum! And DC Adventures was released this week, too. I'm slowly reading through it, and I generally like what I see. I may have to do a review.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

New Comics Day

Woo! The new DC Adventures RPG is out! Here're the comics I got in addition to that :

  • Darkwing Duck #3 - Stuff just got real. And that's no bull.
  • Angel #36
  • Fables #97
  • Ex Machina #50 - That was disappointing. And now it's over.
  • Murderland #1
  • The Spirit #5
  • Batman Beyond #3 - Nice eye for Beyond Continuity. Beyondinuity?
  • Batman : Streets of Gotham #15
  • Supergirl #55
  • Green Lantern Corps #51
  • Power Girl #15 - Still digging this.
  • DC Universe : Legacies #4 - I knew they'd screw up a detail sooner or later. And the backup story made me sad.
  • Justice Society of America #42 - Chaos, chaos, chaos, one more issue to go..
  • Brightest Day #8
And that's it.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Week in Geek

Scott Pilgrim is pretty darn cool. I've never read the comics, but the movie is awesome. I recommend it.

I worked on a new character this weekend, for a game that friend Eric is planning to run set in the 1970's. Bronze Age superheroes. I'm playing the Superman analogue - it promises to be fun. Dr. Nathan Wells, parapsychological research, traveled to Tibet and there, he unlocked the secrets of the inner mind, fulfilling in him the true potential of humanity and transforming him into .. Incarnate, the Transcendental Man!

He's a flying brick, with a multi-power array, from which he can use one power at a time, in addition to his basic powers. Mental immunity, Extra invulnerability, Extra strength, or telepathic broadcasting. Depending where he focuses his transcendental energy.

His catchphrase is 'Om, Om, and Away!'

Oh, and my computer came back to me today, repaired. I am giddy with delight.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

New Comics Day

Big week, including a couple that were delayed arriving at my local shop.

  • The Thanos Imperative #3 - Finally, someone remembers the robots.
  • Knights of the Dinner Table #165
  • Titans #26 - Should be my last issue. I really just don't care.
  • Doc Savage #5 - I want to like this, but Howard Porter's art is more suited for superheroes.
  • The Mighty Crusaders #2
  • Superman : The Last Family of Krypton #1 - Elseworlds are back! Hell yeah!
  • Batgirl #13
  • Red Robin #15 - Damian gets the line of the week.
  • Zatanna #4
  • Superman #702
  • Green Lantern : Emerald Warriors #1
  • Secret Six #24
  • Booster Gold #35 - So much fun.
  • Birds of Prey #4
  • Adventure Comics #517
  • Justice League : Generation Lost #7 - Okay, I like the new Rocket Red.


Monday, August 9, 2010

Week in Geek

The computer is off for repair, so I've dug out its predecessor and brought it up to speed with new drivers and suchlike. It's a hair's breadth too slow to play StarCraft II, so I have installed Diablo II and am considering putting StarCraft on it. So, retro-gaming!

I couldn't muster enough of the troops to do my Saturday game, so a couple of us got together to hang out and watch some things. Specifically : The Gamers, an episode of Futurama, all of Blackadder II, and the Lost Skeleton of Cadavra.

Wow. I can't believe Firefox's spellchecker let me get away with 'suchlike'.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

New Comics Day

Here's the list for this week!

  • The Incredibles #12
  • Hercules : Twilight of a God #3
  • S.H.I.E.L.D. #3
  • Irredeemable #16
  • Nancy in Hell #1
  • Batman : Odyssey #2 - This is bad.
  • Magog #12
  • JSA All-Stars #9
  • Doom Patrol #13
  • R.E.B.E.L.S. #19
  • Brightest Day #7

Ah ha! I was right about my theory for Brightest Day.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Week in Geek

StarCraft II.

On second thought, maybe I should expand on that. I just installed it yesterday, but lost about half the day playing it. I like it so far, though I miss some of the units that they've replaced, and I'm hoping some of them get added back in later.

Still awaiting the final word from the company who sold me my computer about who's going to pay for the shipping costs to get it to them so it can be repaired under warranty. I am hoping to hear something this week. Once it's back and functional, I'm going to be a lot less tense.

While it's gone, I'll use my backup PC, and perhaps spend more time on my console video games - I am awfully close to finishing Pokemon Platinum, after all.