Thursday, August 31, 2006

The baddest ass DVD player on the block

and it is mine... all mine.

I slapped a PAL region 2 disk into that bad mofo... played like it was your moms copy of "the sound of music".

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Ow, my bleeding wallet!!!

Mongoose Publishing starts pre-painted mini's lines. Starting next year, Mongoose Publishing is planning on releasing both a modern armies miniature line and a re-launch of their Starship Troopers line ... both pre-painted and non-randomized! Man, between this and Slaughter Gulch I am going to be broke as a joke.

I know Mongoose has had a hell of a time with their printing schedules and rules sets, but I did like how they handled the Starship Troopers sculpts, so I have a feeling these will look good at the very least, and be ready for Savaging at the very worst.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

I have a "metal math problem" to show you.

What do you get when you figure out this formula:

Iron Maiden + (Helloween - Gayness) * Queensryche?

Follow the link to find out.

(listen to Never Again)

Friday, August 25, 2006

My Job

Yep, sometimes it's like this.

"Why, Stevie?!? Why??"

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Breaking News: Cows moo with an accent!

I find this story hilariously funny. All I have to think about is Canadian cows: "Like, moo, eh? Warm up your hands before you touch me, you hoser! Take off, I'm chewing my cud."

William Castle would be proud

Live Rattlesnakes Released In 'Snakes On A Plane' Theater

A couple of teen yahoos decided "wouldn't it be funny if" they released two live rattlesnakes into a theater showing "Snakes on a Plane". These are the future leaders of our country.

And as for SoaP, it wasn't terrible. Ok, yeah, it's a goofy movie, but there were some fun scenes, a couple of quality kills, two (big!) naked breasts, lotsa snake-fu, and Samuel L. Jackson trying to describe a snake over an airphone. "Well, it's kinda brown on top and green on the bottom ..." "Is it an iridescent green?" "No, more olive-y..."

I will say that they did do a bit of snake homework, even if it was only to Google "snake, venom, cure". Too bad they didn't do so much on airplanes ... haven't the writers ever heard of "Mythbusters"?

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Just in time for the holidays!

So Mel gets this weird e-mail from one of her former bosses from Spenser's, Hollywood Tommy K. Turns out he went into business for himself and opened a year-round Halloween store over on Transit. Check out Rotten Jack's Creep Shack on-line. He's even carrying some of the Twilight Creations games, too ...

Monday, August 21, 2006

That Funky King of the Jews

Erik sent this out in an e-mail, but I thought posting it would be more appropriate ...

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Updated Descent FAQ at FFG

Get a copy here. Some very interesting rules clarifications. To wit:

  • The overlord player should start with 3 overlord cards and 0 threat tokens.
  • Vitality potions should cost 50 coins, not 25 as listed on page 20 of the Quest Guide.
  • Each hero may only drink 1 potion (of any type) each turn.
  • The overlord can discard cards for threat tokens at any time, even during a hero player’s turn.
  • Heroes can no longer immediately turn in a treasure card from a chest to receive its full value. Instead, they must carry the item back to town and sell it for half value in the town shop.
  • Heroes can only buy treasure cards from the shop if they’ve previously opened at least one chest of that color this game.
  • A hero may give any item to an adjacent hero at the cost of one movement point. A hero may never give money to another hero.
  • [W]henever a hero receives an item from another player or from a chest, he may immediately equip that item, dropping or placing other items in his pack to free up the hands necessary for the just-received item.
  • Monsters can end their movement on or be spawned on to unactivated glyphs, but cannot end their movement on or be spawned on to activated glyphs. If a monster is on an activated glyph, the overlord must move it off the glyph on his next turn. Monsters can always move through or attack into spaces containing glyphs. (Ed: No board lock-outs for you!)
There's some more interesting stuff, including the new diagrams for the Hell Hound's breath attack, that make it worth checking out. These are just the one's that caught my eye. Enjoy!

Leeroy Jenkins

For those not in the know:

Friday, August 18, 2006

My prayers have been answered.

Munchkin Cthulhu

Steve Jackson, you magnificent bastard. I love you.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

If I were ever to get a tattoo ...

It would be something like this. Solid!

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Midnight Chronicles

Well, this one came out of nowhere. Maybe we'll finally get a D&D movie that won't suck. It looks like something between a made for TV movie and a theatrical release. Sure, its cashing in on the Lord of the Rings movies, but its integrity that matters right now, I think.
If it does well and Fantasy Flight makes some cash I can't wait to see some new $120 board games. ;)

Cthulhu Circus

"Just when I think I'm out, they pull me back in!"

Although typically my hat of CCG's know no limit, but this preview for the new World of Warcraft CCG has me interested again. Yes, it's a Leeroy Jenkins card. That's at least six flavors of awesome!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Headbangers Ball: The Revenge

I just got this double CD set.

2 and a half hours of metal nuttiness. There are a couple of weak tracks, but overall it is good stuff

Great Gift Ideas?

Maybe it's just because Fall is coming and Christmas isn't too far behind, but I'm seeing a bunch of great gift ideas this morning. Fr'instance, wouldn't you love your own stand-up arcade cabinet? With about 200 games, no less? Or how about some old school cartoon DVD's? The mind boggles ...

EDIT: and for those who don't think that Lazer Tag is EXTREEEME enough ...

Monday, August 14, 2006

From the "clueless fucks" file

CNN discovers (*gasp*) metalheads have a social conscience!

Well no shit. Here I sit listening to Metallica's "Leper Messiah", Iron Maiden's "Two Minutes to Midnight", and Megadeth's "Peace Sells ... but Who's Buying?" (all from, y'know, like, twenty years ago!), and wondering when metal is ever going to "grow up".

Bite me, fuckers.

go ahead...

tell me you dont get half a chub watching her sing this song ... go get some tissues while this video loads

Gentleman, may I have your attention

There is more to life than Metal and Movie Soundtracks

Here you go Fanboy

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Something for the morning commute

George Noory of Coast to Coast AM (an Art Bell affiliate) talks with "Simon", the reported translator of the Necronomicon. Yeah, that guy. Debunking info can be found here, which is a pretty cool book, actually. It's over on my reference shelf, next to The Golden Dawn handbook, the 13 volume edition of The Golden Bough, and Crowley's Diary of a Drug Fiend.

Man, if I ever get raided, they're putting me away for life ... :D

UPDATE: on-line streaming and downloads are only available to paid subscribers. Bastards. Information wants to be free! :P

Saturday, August 12, 2006

The Official Word on D&D 4.0 .. such as it is.

From a GenCon seminar hosted by WotC:

When asked about the rumors surrounding a coming 4th edition: "We find them very Funny.... WotC does like to hear about what fans want in a new edition as some of the items that are coming out this year are from what fans talked about online a few years ago. When WotC decides to announce the release of a 4th edition we will give trade partners and fans ample time to prepare."
Sounds like the rumors are unfounded ... B.D., you were right. There, I said it. :)

From a different post here:
[Kevin Wilson, D&D Associate Brand Manager] did confirm that there is no work being done in the development of a 4th edition that would force players to use miniatures to play the game. We also confirmed with WotC staff that, at this time, no 4th edition product will be in any Wizards of the Coast's product catalogs through 2007. This would seemingly put an actual product release sometime in 2008.
So I suppose I should break down and buy the damn 3.5 book already... :)

Friday, August 11, 2006

Comics, they sometimes speak the truth

Today's Sheldon cartoon should be of particular interest for our local World's Largest Ninja™ ...

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

"I think Peter Adkison has gone bye-bye, Egon."

This is either a brilliant example of promotion, or final proof that Peter Adkison has gone off the deep end. You be the judge.

Lucas approves 20-minute 'Star Wars'

George Lucas allows the Reduced Shakespeare Company to do a 20 minute version of Star Wars.

This ... is a very good thing. If you haven't seen the Reduced Shakespeare Company in action, they'd be well worth your time. We saw their first DVD, and I was in tears of laughter by the end of it. I can't wait to see what they do to Star Wars.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Y'know, I really didn't mind missing GenCon ...

Really, I didn't. Origins was a lot of fun this year, and way more convenient, and was a better size and closer and all that.

And then, I made the mistake of looking at this.

My kingdom for a Kari Byron autograph!!!

Have fun, John ... *grumble grumble fuss*

Friday, August 04, 2006

The Wilhelm Scream Compilation

I know I've passed this around before, but for posterity's sake ...

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Heath Ledger is The Joker

Yup, Heath Ledger has been cast as the Joker in the next Batman movie. At first, I was like "what the hey?", but the picture below makes me think it might just work.

"We got muthafuckin' snakes on the plane!!"

Have Samuel L. Jackson call friends and family, and pimp Snakes on a Plane to them.

I know it's viral marketing, but c'mon ... it's Samuel L. Jackson!!!

"Ze goggles, they do NOZZING!!!"

A gang of Web lusers makes a video about net neutrality. Hilarity ensues.

Y'know, after watching this, maybe Net Neutrality isn't such a good idea ...

"Could be meat.. could be cake.."

I got this on another post and it spawned a 10 minute conversation at work as to what to do more...

ROD -- I thought of you...... HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!