Saturday, January 27, 2018


Over the last few weeks I've been focused on playing Oxenfree, a game by Night School Studio.  The game is part supernatural thriller, part teen relationship movie, with some of the elements from the Sierra Online adventure games I enjoyed playing as a child.  I can't go into the plot too much without spoiling it, other than it involves a few teens that take an evening trip to an island in the Pacific Northwest.

Some of the things that drew me to Oxenfree were the clean and effective graphics, along with the great soundtrack.  Its creepy atmosphere channels Stranger Things or one of the classic Stephen King movies.  There are few games that have evoked such emotion and nostalgia in a long time. The great character development and intriguing story heavily invested me in the outcome of the story.

I finished the game after five or six hours and greatly enjoyed the whole experience. I highly recommend it if you are looking for a rewarding gaming experience.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Star Wars: Legion - Leak of (Commander) Leia Organa and Rebel Fleet Troopers!

Over in Europe, it appears that an employee of a French games distributor for Fantasy Flight Games took and posted a photo of two unannounced expansions for Star Wars: Legion on Instagram.

We knew that Leia would be one of the upcoming Rebel releases, but the surprise is that this release of Leia is her wearing her Endor combat gear -- most bets had been on her sporting her Hoth outfit.

Additionally, while most were expecting that Rebel Hoth Troopers would be announced as an upcoming expansion, it now appears that the next Rebel expansion will be Rebel Fleet Troopers, (the Rebel Troopers as seen in A New Hope).

I'm very excited for this news, as the vanilla Rebel Troopers have always been my favorite!

Friday, January 12, 2018

Star Wars: Legion - Comparison of Legion's AT-ST to Imperial Assault's AT-ST

Fantasy Flight Games just released a photo showing the differences in size between the Star Wars: Legion's AT-ST and Imperial Assault's AT-ST - the results are quite telling.

Legion's Scout Walker is almost twice the size and one can easily pick more exact detailing in Legion's tabletop model when compared to Imperial Assault's boardgame miniature.

There were many wanting to use their Imperial Assault Scout Walker miniature as a proxy, but this picture puts a dagger into that idea for those who would like representative scaling in their wargaming sessions.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Relic Knights - Radiant: Cola

I tried to finish up Radiant Relic Knight Candy and her cypher Cola a few nights ago.  Cola is now completely done, but I needed to make a few fixes to Candy from the pooling effects of the dipping media.

Cola was painted in a few basic colors, highlighted, then dipped using Mixwax Polyshade.  I used some glitter glue on the base to give the model some sparkle and shine (being a Radiant model).  The glitter glue effect seems to work well on the tabletop, but doesn't translate well to photography.