Monday, February 23, 2015

Surprised/Not Surprised

Not sure where this pic was snapped, but it comes from Board Game Geek's Twitter feed:

See the original  here.

So what does this mean? Well, seeing how FFG has a pretty awesome set of role playing game rules, the amazingly popular X-Wing miniature combat flight sim, Star Wars card games (Empire v. Rebellion and the LCG), the forthcoming Armada (yay capital ships!) and the very new Imperial Assault, it's not like they're hurting for choices.

I could easily see quick expansions for X-Wing, Armada, and Imperial Assault since those are some of the newest, most visible, and popular Star Wars properties that FFG has out right now, and FFG doesn't have to rely upon Disney/Lucasfilm for clarification.

Follow up releases to the card games and the role playing game could come as a second wave to renew interest in those lines as well. Of course this is simply speculation, but it's a good time to be a Star Wars and gaming fan!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015


The Conan board game Kickstarter came to an end today and topped out at $3.3M!

Congrats to Monolith games for one helluva successful Kickstarter campaigns. I'm looking forward to getting my copy of the game and all of the crazy stretch goals.

Great. More figs to paint...

Adepticon 2015

Hey out there to all my board game and card game fans! Chicagoland's own Adepticon 2015 has put together a board and card game weekend badge. The weekend badge is $25, and it gets you access to the library of games, and enters you into the Play to Win competition where you can play up to 30 different board games for a chance to win a copy of the games you’ve played!

The badge does give you access to the convention, but you won’t be able to register for any of the other events, nor will you receive a swag bag. That being said, Adepticon is an amazing long weekend (18 March to 22 March) and it’s one of several great MidWest gaming conventions.

This year's Adepticon is being held at the Renaissance convention center in Schaumburg, a new larger venue for one of North America's best wargaming (and now board gaming) conventions. 

Preregistration ends on 22 February at 8pm CST. Visit for more information and to register!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015


A small update to share a bit of WIP on a Freikorps Strong Arm suit. Or auf Deutsch: Starken Arm Anzug. Which sounds much more bad ass. Without further ado:

As always, comments and questions are welcome!