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Mostly, on my phone.

Theophony wrote:Soldier came out looking good .

I understand where your at in life all too well. I'm at my mom's house overnight with her tonight. Luckily my work called and said it's another week till I return back (next monday now). So I was able to give my sister a bit of a reprieve.

Thanks man. As a teacher I'm not back till mid August, and the wife's work are being very understanding.

Solar_lion wrote:Thoughts and prayers to you both.

Graven, Take solace that she raised an amazing daughter and she married well. May she have Peace and comfort in her remaining time.

SL

Thanks buddy, kind words. Not long left now alas.

Theophony wrote:Your an evil man sending me designs . Do not feed the Printer any ideas.

I downloaded a half dozen sample packs from Corvusgamesterrain on thingiverse. I'll print some when I wind up with a lul .

I'm truly awful, yes

To keep myself occupied, I decided to finally do my barriers for my roadways

I wonder if the Front one needs black underling

Most are printed, some painted.

I have another 4 untagged long and 4 short sections, debating whether to do them or not. Also wondering if the short ones need... more. Overlaps, less dead space at the ends, maybe some slaps... or just less is more?
Weird that this may end up being my quietest month this year.
Been playing a LOT of Transformers TCG with my eldest. Sadly, the game has just become anther covid casualty Still, at least that should make the ultra rares easier to get
Eagerly awaiting new Dredd set of specialists and FW Aeronautica releases, but there's a bargain set of Teen titans on Amazon and new soldiers of fortune coming for bane paralysis of choice - or at least funds

Graven

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Affton, MO. USA

Road signs look great .

Sorry to hear about another Transformers game down the tube. Hopefully it will come back post Covid, but the kids will be grown and off to college by then probably.


LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

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Top graffito there, that man!

   
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Very inner city graffiti. Nice

 
   
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Love the graffiti!

Chopper For Oz!

 
   
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I love those barriers graven. Spectacular!

   
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Swinging through again to say "Good job".


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Theophony wrote:Road signs look great .
Sorry to hear about another Transformers game down the tube. Hopefully it will come back post Covid, but the kids will be grown and off to college by then probably.

That won't stop them playing damnit!
Slinky wrote:Top graffito there, that man!

:bows: just the one ?
Solar_lion wrote:Very inner city graffiti. Nice

Thanks indeed. Still debating if I need to do more.
Kid_Kyoto wrote:Love the graffiti!
Chopper For Oz!

Indeed, of course now I need a tag by The Phantom didn't think that through at all.
Gitsplitta wrote:I love those barriers graven. Spectacular!

Thanks, I am still undecided about how to do the rest, if at all. I guess the answer will be play the layout and see how it goes.
Dr H wrote:Swinging through again to say "Good job".

Swing by anytime

Spoiler:

Sadly, my mother in law died at 11am yesterday, but surrounded by her husband, her 5 wonderful kids and their partners.
It's my wife and my 14th wedding anniversary today; hardly seen her. Strange days.


To take my eldest's mind off things, we had a game of Dredd: Mopad mayhem!

The big Meg's greatest mind against the big sov's greatest weapon! Anderson Vs Orlok and 2 east meg agents, couple of hairy moments for our favourite psi, but a lucky shot to Orlok's knee (tumbled to his death... Or did he?) and despite a brutal katana injury to our Judge, a well timed med pack meant the Sovs didn't stand a chance. A good win to the lad.

I also felt a couple of my barriers were a bit lacking, so gave them an extra lick of paint

The Phantom is a very specific 2000AD tag.

This is the way

Also got Mr Miracle done

Catman's body, Vision's head, jewellery chain, and gs.

Love those Kirby colours.

Yellows were done from a pink base with yellow ink wash. Really pops.

Big cape. Big pin through body and up into head.

And with Electrix, for scale. These pics were taken with my tablet. Serviceable.
Who knows what tomorrow will bring?
Graven



Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
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Deepest sympathies.

For what it is worth, Mr. Miracle looks great.
   
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Good luck

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Great work on all of the Graffiti und looks like a nice game even if the cause is not, my condolences!
   
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I'm so sorry for your loss. No matter what else is going on in the world a loss of a loved one is always the worst. You guys will be in our prayers and thoughts over the coming days.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

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Great set of tag additions there

Mr Miracle came out great, good job indeed!

Just wondering when the urge to build a mopad will take you.....


And my heartfelt condolences, no loss is ever easy. Clan graven in my thoughts.

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youwashock wrote:Deepest sympathies.

For what it is worth, Mr. Miracle looks great.

Cheers old son
Llamahead wrote:Good luck

Lol thanks

Viterbi wrote:Great work on all of the Graffiti und looks like a nice game even if the cause is not, my condolences!

Much obliged

Theophony wrote:I'm so sorry for your loss. No matter what else is going on in the world a loss of a loved one is always the worst. You guys will be in our prayers and thoughts over the coming days.

You're a good egg sir.

monkeytroll wrote:Great set of tag additions there
Mr Miracle came out great, good job indeed!
Just wondering when the urge to build a mopad will take you.....
And my heartfelt condolences, no loss is ever easy. Clan graven in my thoughts.

Thanks. My damn kid suggested the same thing about the mopad

Been building with the older boy today. AOS scenery for him, gnarlmaw and eavy bommers for me. However, did another Dreadball figure done:

The sponsor (blue guy) is one I failed to photograph before. I inherited a broken 1st ed refbot, which I've rebuilt with selective pinning. She's painted up to play for the Sentinel Overlords, a team of malfunctioning retired bots; going for a vague metropolis look. I'm going to gradually pic up first ed refs to have a full team... Sometime

I also got the teen titans boxset:.
I mean £45 for Raven, Starfire, hawk, dove, robin, wonder girl, beast boy and 3 alternate forms (gorilla, hawk and tiger), plus a Trigon mirror?! That's like £4 and pennies a model, which given that all bar raven (who, granted, I own) are exclusives, is an absolute steal. Especially with the £5 Amazon credit they were offering with it

Pottering on,
Graven

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Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

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Condolences for your loss; I'm sure your kids appreciated the time that you spent with them.

Really love your freehand work on the graffiti, particularly the Mandalorian. Sounds like you got a great deal on the Tean Titans box set. I always liked Hawk and Dove, excited to see you make them colorful.

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Deepest sympathy, brother.

Raven has always been my favorite TT.

 
   
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Condolences to you and your family :(

Mr Miracle (sounds like a cleaning product!) looks great

   
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Don Qui Hotep wrote:Condolences for your loss; I'm sure your kids appreciated the time that you spent with them.

Really love your freehand work on the graffiti, particularly the Mandalorian. Sounds like you got a great deal on the Tean Titans box set. I always liked Hawk and Dove, excited to see you make them colorful.

Thanks buddy. That was a total whim, I have a star wars pulp fiction canvas in my man cave and it just clicked. Titans were a ridiculous bargain indeed, and crucially have got the boys interested in BMG again.

Solar_lion wrote:Deepest sympathy, brother.
Raven has always been my favorite TT.

She's a great character, gets some shaky writing though.

endtransmission wrote:Condolences to you and your family :(

Mr Miracle (sounds like a cleaning product!) looks great

Thanks, I loved doing him in the end

Sorry for relative quiet. Lots to organise and juggle.

Over the weekend had an excellent game of Dreadball with the boy along with a lot of Transformers. We've also built a lot, I've been doing Eavy Bommers, gnarlmaw and some dredd stuff, he's been working on AOS terrain and yet more nighthaunts.

I did, however, get my Gnarlmaw done:


And the boy did his coach


The main plan for the week, however, was to play through the intro campaign to BMG 3rd in full so we could get to grips with the game fully. Apart from anything else, it's good to be gaming and not JUST chipping away at the shame shelf. I think I've done more than enough to assuage the hobby guilt * (or at least you'd've thought I would've).


So here goes: I'm just going to talk about how the game plays out of the box and how me and my kids fare with it.

Gotham is a war zone, locked down, locked away from the world. The Joker has it in his grip, and it's up to the GCPD to save the day... with a bit of help from the Bat.

The rulebook is clear and well-laid out. My eldest (12) got his head round it fairly quickly - in fact, in some ways quicker than me, as the game has changed pretty fundamentally. The rules have notional similarities but the old willpower token / action mechanic, which was so fundamental previously, is no more. Because characters can take far fewer actions per activation, the game is much faster both in terms of planning and play.
There's a lot of emphasis in the intro game on story, and for all of us this was a big win. It's also an indication of the change in emphasis in the game as a whole: victory comes from objectives, building the narrative as the game goes on, rather than annihilating your opponent.
That being said, the first scenario is a simple skirmish. It introduces the basic dice and action mechanics of the game in a clear and direct way. It also introduces the first of the new mechanics: Effort and Audacity. Essentially, Effort is where you take stun damage to roll extra dice on attack or defence, or (situationally) deny your opponent dice. Very intuitive and fluffy. Audacity markers allow character to take multiple actions (move AND attack, or vice versa) rather than just one (move OR attack).

My older lad got right into it, my younger (10) less so. Whilst the older is keen on tabletop gaming (happily playing DCU, Dredd, Aeronautica, Wings of Glory, Gaslands, AoS, Killteam, Hellboy and of course Dreadball) the younger is more into board games, online gaming and collaborative play (Hellboy, though he's a Dreadball fan too) - he also likes KM's DCU Miniatures Game though, so we thought that might be a hook. As it is, though, it was a bit too crunchy for him: there's a fair bit to keep track of; not necessarily an age thing, more of a preference I suspect.

The second scenario introduces the fundamental, and entirely different, new mechanics: Manipulate actions and Suspect Tokens (Audacity tokens enable them to do all 3 types of action - Move, Attack and Manipulate). Manipulate is used to place your own or reveal an opponent's Suspect Markers - clues, essentially - and by making the victory condition for the scenario to have the most placed at the end of the 4th turn, it hammers home that this is the game's central premise now.

Manipulate can also be used to activate special abilities (signified by a Bat symbol on a trait) - Batman's Batclaw, Harley's Distract or Disturb, and so on - and despite the various special rules it's a very, VERY fast game: the game's standard 4 turn format is easily playable in an hour or so. It's not about killing everyone, it's about the clues in the investigation or the pieces of the fiendish ploy. And, as the boy observed, it feels like a race against the clock. The second scenario also brings back The Night: it's always dark in Gotham, so ranges are restricted, with streetlights providing limited LOS.

Onto game 3, and we have the addition of Objective Cards. At this point, to all intents and purposes, you're playing the full game. Now to be fair, the rulebook does suggest ignoring traits the first time through and then replaying WITH them but, tbh, they're pretty self explanatory... With the exception of Weapon Traits. The fact that they're not explained front and centre - even in the intro rulebook - feels like an oversight. It's important to acknowledge that the rules and the compendium (the latter being where the traits are covered) are free to download, and generally extremely well-written - but as an intro set, they should be THERE, in bold, in front of you (as indeed should be an explanation of conditions such as Poison). I would also like the objective decks to have come preconstructed into 20 card decks ready to go for the two different sides, as this is not an obvious process initially. Not necessarily that hard, but if it's a learner intro game, wouldn't be complex to have prepped and ready. Again, it takes digging in the rulebook; could've been avoided. However, even with this the game is still FUN - it's fast, frantic, comic action. Yes, Batman is brutal, Harley is hilarious, Deadshot is, well, deadly ... But it's Cops arresting goons, and Joker setting off poison fish and explosive teeth that make the game. That's where the story is, and that's how you win. This scenario was won, in the end, by the solitary cop waiting for backup from turn one - he had his objective, and that's how you do it. It's worth mentioning that Objective Cards can also be spent as Resources in-game advantages instead, and this adds to the push-pull of management. In some ways it's reminiscent of the best elements of Card Gaming and wargames that employ similar strategic planning (such as Privateer's Warma-Hordes); the fact that the core of the game is fluffy resource management is an absolute win.

Before we hit scenario 4, my boy asked me, "New BMG or Old BMG?" and without hesitation my answer was "New". I'm a HUGE batman nerd but the time to play BMG was always the thing against it; this game now goes like The Flash. So what does the final scenario bring? Well, it's the return - and the reinvention - of old rules. First up, Sewers. With 2 (previously 3) sewer tokens to be placed, players get effectively the ability to teleport across the board with a Manipulation action. Now whilst in 2nd (which introduced this version of the sewer rules) this felt faintly ridiculous, because 3rd is such a compressed gameplay experience anyway, it doesn't feel at all unnatural - to give a boardgame analogy, it's like a secret passage in Cluedo. Inspire, which is the inherent ability of your team's Boss, has also had a shake-up, giving henchmen within 8" of the boss a Manipulate action for free. This balances the fact that swarm lists are going to be short of Audacity; it also plays into the fact that you can choose whether a Leader (Boss is automatically Highest ranked person on team) is on a 40mm or a 60mm base, as the bigger base means effectively more Inspire radius but leaves them more vulnerable (because of base to base LOS and potentially more outnumbering in melee). Also, if your Boss dies, you pass the status of Boss to another model in your team, albeit with a more limited, 4" radius.

The final scenario feels good and bloody. Joker historically was a powerhouse in the game as his Kaos Agent ability meant you didn't need to pre-plan your turn (thereby making him easier for novices but also skirting one of the main tactical challenges); now, effectively, you simply don't preassign your Audacity markers. It's a nuanced change: it still feels like the old ability, but its power dialed down a notch.

Interestingly, by the time we hit game 4 we didn't have to check the rulebooks even once. This is a sign of a good game if ever there was. Traits are clearly explained on the reverse of the cards, which of course helps, and there's tokens aplenty to track everything. Indeeed, you'll notice is the sheer quantity of tokens. It can be a little distracting, and the fact that everything is a yellow and black can feel a bit overwhelming. Even though the KM tokens are clear, we did find that mixing it up with some of Counter Attack Bases' excellent acrylics helped, particularly their Activation markers, Pass tokens, and KO markers.

All in all, Back To Gotham is an excellent starter set for players old and new, and there's plenty of value in there (all the terrain in the photos, apart from the clown cars, is from the box). More importantly, however, BMG 3rd is fundamentally a move in the right direction, with all the rules, cards etc available as free downloads and a game that emphasizes fun and story, but not at the expense of tactics.

Tomorrow? 2000pts of AoS

Graven

So

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Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
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Dang, yer boy's a natural! That coach came out swimmingly. I really like the washed-out tones on the base, straight out of a 40s Universal horror movie.

 inmygravenimage wrote:

That being said, the first scenario is a simple skirmish. It introduces the basic dice and action mechanics of the game in a clear and direct way. It also introduces the first of the new mechanics: Effort and Audacity. Essentially, Effort is where you take stun damage to roll extra dice on attack or defence, or (situationally) deny your opponent dice. Very intuitive and fluffy. Audacity markers allow character to take multiple actions (move AND attack, or vice versa) rather than just one (move OR attack).


Thanks for sharing the write-up; looks like the third edition made some necessary improvements. I really like the dynamic of Effort and Audacity you describe above; I like games where you can push your luck, and make certain trade-offs of short-term gain to long-term setback. Zona Alfa has an option like that, and any game that lets you delay an action to make a reaction later is another example. All of my gamer friends are also big comic fans (with one notable exception) so I think this would be an easy sell. Wot's the pricepoint for a few starter gangs?

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 Don Qui Hotep wrote:
Dang, yer boy's a natural! That coach came out swimmingly. I really like the washed-out tones on the base, straight out of a 40s Universal horror movie.

 inmygravenimage wrote:

That being said, the first scenario is a simple skirmish. It introduces the basic dice and action mechanics of the game in a clear and direct way. It also introduces the first of the new mechanics: Effort and Audacity. Essentially, Effort is where you take stun damage to roll extra dice on attack or defence, or (situationally) deny your opponent dice. Very intuitive and fluffy. Audacity markers allow character to take multiple actions (move AND attack, or vice versa) rather than just one (move OR attack).


Thanks for sharing the write-up; looks like the third edition made some necessary improvements. I really like the dynamic of Effort and Audacity you describe above; I like games where you can push your luck, and make certain trade-offs of short-term gain to long-term setback. Zona Alfa has an option like that, and any game that lets you delay an action to make a reaction later is another example. All of my gamer friends are also big comic fans (with one notable exception) so I think this would be an easy sell. Wot's the pricepoint for a few starter gangs?

Indeed he is, he has his mother's artistic talent
The push-pull of risk-reward is by far the highlight of this edition. Want to try to take out Batman? Sure, but it'll cost you, and then you could just get jumped a goon. We had Harley try - and fail - to smash the Bat with her hammer (she did ok, actually, but just not enough), so he turned round and leathered her, jumped down to take out Deadshot, only to get hit by a cheap thug with a chainsaw. Ooh, centre parting... Working out when to chuck your objectives for their Resource value is also key. I was looking over the less good Objective cards today and realised that there's a couple that are clearly there ONLY for their Resource ability. It's very well conceived. A batbox (full gang) will skin you about £50-65 depending on the faction. The Core Box is a steal for two factions and all the rest. I have so much stuff it's ridiculous, mind you


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I'm glad they streamlined the BMG game, it was a big no starter for the game store near me. Hopefully that might bring some intrest to the new edition.

Glad the boy enjoyed it.

Also he did a great job on the coach.

You did pretty well on the the Gnarlmaw too .

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

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Boy's coach and your own gnarlmaw came out grand - really fond of those verdigris bells

Nice write up on the game, and although I'm not looking for games these days it does sound good (possibly because I'm also a bat-nerd ). I particularly liked the idea of Night and the streetlights affecting LOS.

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Batman game sounds fun and great work on the coach by your son (your tree thingy isn't too bad either )!
   
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Theophony wrote:I'm glad they streamlined the BMG game, it was a big no starter for the game store near me. Hopefully that might bring some intrest to the new edition.
Glad the boy enjoyed it.
Also he did a great job on the coach.
You did pretty well on the the Gnarlmaw too .

It's a much improved game. 2nd got messy quickly.
monkeytroll wrote:Boy's coach and your own gnarlmaw came out grand - really fond of those verdigris bells

Nice write up on the game, and although I'm not looking for games these days it does sound good (possibly because I'm also a bat-nerd ). I particularly liked the idea of Night and the streetlights affecting LOS.

It's always night in Gotham in the old version it was also always day in central city, which remains to be seen as speedsters haven't returned (rightly so, imho, along with magic) remember EVERYTHING is free to print and play I
Viterbi wrote:Batman game sounds fun and great work on the coach by your son (your tree thingy isn't too bad either )!

Cheers on both counts! No unpainted models when playing

So as predicted 2000pt AoS was the order of the day. I did take photos, but on my phone, so they're rubbish and hence haven't uploaded many of them.

I ran GUO with Doombell and Bileblade, winged DP with nurgle's nail (on a 7, opponent is Slain), chaos sorcerer, couple of swarms of nurglings, 20 plaguebearers with Spoilpox and Bilepiper, Plague Flies and Blightkings with Lord of plagues, Blights and Gutrot. The boy had the Black Coach, Olynder, 40 chainrasps, banshees, tomb banshee, glaivewraiths, couple of the ethereal Knights and spirit torments. 4 objectives, 2 in each deployment zone, winner holding the most. It was great, total carnage; the sheer swarming horror of 40 chainrasps throwing out all the dice in the world was matched only by the ridiculous staying power of chaos.

It's a preposterous game, but it was a brilliant way to spend the day. The two sides were really evenly matched, even when at times each of us felt we were in a hopeless position. By the end, we each held 2, and whilst I had a slight edge on points (with both sides largely annihilated) we decided to call it a gentlemen's draw Noteworthy were the (notoriously crap) chaos sorcerer who was constiently effective at both spellcasting and, more surprisingly, thumping glaivewraiths; the Great Unclean One who though largely indestructible but did fail to do much damage at all; and Gutrot Spume who is an absolute killing machine, churning through the Nighthaunt special characters.

In other news... Goodies have arrived from far afield: Brutal Cities scenery and acrylic "neon" signs. I am a *bit* excited: neo-brutalist architecture for wargaming designed by a bored architect on furlough. Tease...

Should be a lot of fun to do.

And some paint to start August (because let's face it, progress is really going to slow to a crawl now, back to work, tsk ), with semi decent, actual digital camera photos.

The Praetorian, Dreadball MVP

Fun with crazy highlights

For Dredd, Citi-Def, Kris Kringle block!

I have been slowly plugging away at these, bit at a time. I think they look rather festive and Gang reinforcements:

Face/off!

Blog likely to be a bit quiet this week. Still, working on an Eavy Bommer:

Wazog, the Alibinork

On we go
Graven


Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.

 
   
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Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

Where the hell is the terrain for that AoS table? FOR SHAME.

--B.


Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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Mostly, on my phone.

Briancj wrote:Where the hell is the terrain for that AoS table? FOR SHAME.

--B.


I blame the damn kid. He has a garden of mord. It's his to paint.
In truth we have almost no fantasy terrain. I'm gradually trying to rectify that.
Also he plays Nighthaunts and they ignore terrain anyway

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.

 
   
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Mostly, on my phone.

Today was a chance to rejig things, getting on top of the cupboard of doom.

And so... Let the organising commence!

This was a fairly massive job whilst helping the boy assemble some Asterians. On the table front to back are Batman, Dredd and Dreadball. So there's a lot there not even visible but I got the job done.

The boy, it turns out, is not feeling the AoS scenery, so I got it primed up and zenithally highlighted also. Yes, I am a mug.

I did get some oddments done also. Bit of work on clean-up of the Teen Titans, blocking in the engines of the Alibinork, freezing Gellerpox to get them off Munda bases - they're getting some planks as I think their rather squiddy tentacular qualities are very fitting for Gutrot Spume's nurgle pirate blightkings. Speaking of tentacles:

A nameless assassin and prone player for Dreadball, and another Sponsor.

Two more rogue refbots, and a repaint of the first ed one as Bad Call, murderous refbot and rogue bot captain. Not too bad then
Hey ho
Graven

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.

 
   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

On we go!
Spoiler:

We had the funeral. It was a success, as such things can be, though filthy weather. Nevertheless, I bravely ate my body weight in scotch pie, Donuts and pizza.

I caved into the boy's protestations, and did a batch prime & zenithal shading:

I have a nasty feeling I'm going to end up painting this lot
Glorious weather today, spent at the beach with my parents on the east coast. Good for all of us.
Back to school Monday though

Graven

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.

 
   
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Affton, MO. USA

Good luck with the back to school. Luckily here in Missouri they are mostly going virtual for at least the first quarter or semester. I get to brag about my teacher wife. She is all sorts of a BIG DEAL all the time, but she had been the summer school principal and has put forward a proposal for her district to do a virtual classroom/school last year. The school board really loved her proposal and adopted it and she is second in charge of it. With a few weeks to go until classes start up they have 1400+ students signed up for it now. She has been told this is her baby to develop and ride out until she is ready to create something new or to retire (10+ years probably). The person in charge is there to do all the budget stuff, handle the interaction with the board and go between with the district. My wife will be handling all the other stuff including teacher development, planning, PR and day to day. Really exciting time for her.

Spoiler:
Sorry again about your mother-in-law, Are they allowing family to gather for funerals in your area? over here everyone must still wait in their cars. No visitations from friends at the funeral homes and such



LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Mostly, on my phone.

That's awesome for your missus
Spoiler:

20 max at funeral itself, but more allowed at graveside if maintaing 2m distance. Not terrible.

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.

 
   
 
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