Friday, 28 September 2012
First off the HeroClix news for this week. This week there were previews of Warblade, Hush, Hush as Bruce Wayne and August General in Iron from DC Batman. Also the next dozen HeroClix set have been revealed at this year's Alliance Open House:
- The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
- DC Batman (new mechanic Vehicles)
- DC Batman Streets of Gotham
- DC Batman No Man's Land (Event set)
- 2012 Seasonal Holiday Figurea (Mephisto, Holiday Elf and White Lantern Batman)
- Star Trek Tactics 2
- DC Batman Gotham City Strategy Game (Switch Dials)
- Marvel The Amazing Spider-Man (New mechanic Wild Dials)
- Marvel Iron Man 3
- DC Teen Titans (new mechanic Team Dials and Switch Dials)
- Marvel Wolverine and the X-Men
- Marvel Fear Itself (Event Set)
Vision (013 Marvel Chaos War) 95
Speed (021 Marvel Chaos War) 55
Iron Lad (030 Marvel Avengers) 75
Hulkling (009 Marvel Avengers) 72
=297 points and two re-rolls.
My second team was a cut down of my 500 point X-Men team that ended up being:
Beast (010 Marvel Giant Size X-Men) 95
Wolverine (029 Giant Size X-Men) 90
=295 points and two re-rolls.
We had four games of the the evening. The first game was my Young Avengers vs his Marital Artist team who were:
Mockingbird (005 Marvel Chaos War Fast Forces) 25
Gamora (033 Marvel Galactic Guardians) 79
Daredevil (032 Marvel Hammer of Thor) 81
Ronin (031 Marvel Avengers) 55
Hawkeye (010 Marvel Fantastic Forces) 61
=301 points and one re-roll.
I lost this game but I did KO Mockingbird, Gamora and Hawkeye. The second game was my X-Men team vs his Martial Artist team. I lost again, but I did KO Hawkeye and Gamora. The third game was my Young Avengers vs his FF team who were:
Invisible Woman (102 Marvel Chaos War) 80
Thing (103 Marvel Chaos War) 70
Spider-Man (104 Marvel Chaos War) 60
=300 points and two re-rolls.
I lost yet again, but I did KO Thing. Mr. Fantastic's trait was super nasty and really messed up my team. "FUTURE FOUNDATION: Friendly characters possessing the Fantastic Four team ability can't use that team ability. Instead, they can use the following team ability: FUTURE FOUNDATION TA: When a character using this team ablility takes 2 or more damage from an opponent's attack, give the attacking character an action token after actions resolve. If you can't, deal them 1 unavoidable damage." On the fourth and final game it was my X-Men team vs his FF team. I tried taking down Mr. Fantastic but he kept on running away and I ended up being totally white washed.
Next week should be 500 points, there must be only four figures on your team. No more and no less.
Sadly due to time, time Sunday's DreamClix 7 post will mostly likely be cut down to half size. Well that is it for this week. Until next time, Mecha Up.
Tuesday, 25 September 2012
It was a chaotic week a work this week as we had a bunch of new staff that needs training and new vouchers starting. New staff plus vouchers equals a nightmare. I done about 38 hours this week.
DreadBall is doing well. The Striker deal has massively improved since I first pledge. Back then it was 12 male Corp players, 12 Orx players, 10 Dwarf players, 10 Veer-myn (Ratmen) players, two female Corps players, 10 MVP (which one is a KickStarter and special event exclusive), Refbot, all the other bits from the box game, 3 PDFS (Main Rulebook, Season Two Rulebook and Creating DreadBall), KickStarter only green counters, a KickStarter only Trophy, 44 Hex Bases, signed print and a DreadBall Ticket. But it now is (as I post this) 14 male Corp players, 14 Orx players, 14 Dwarf players, 14 Veer-myn (Ratmen) players, two female Corps players, two Robot players, two Juwan players, two Z'zor (bugs) players, two Asterian players (as from the early hours of the 25th of September), 16 MVP (which two are a KickStarter and a special event exclusive. Also was updated to 17 as I post this), 1 downed Dwarf token, Coach Renton (a KickStarter exclusive coach), Refbot, all the other bits from the box game, 3 PDFS (Main Rulebook, Season Two Rulebook and Creating DreadBall), KickStarter only green counters, a KickStarter only Trophy, a sheet of Decal, 44 Hex Bases, signed print and a DreadBall Ticket. And this will increase over time. Mantic have reviled fantastic concept art of the Cheerleaders which will be a future stretch goal. Cannot wait until they come and I plan on getting these extras. So far I am only pledging for Striker ($150) plus buy one get one free on two packed of Robots ($25) so I end up with robot 18 figures and an extra pack of bases ($5) so I have bases for 4 fourteen man teams (for two games). I am also thinking of maybe getting an MDF pitch and cards (but with the fate you do not get the cards until 2Q 2013 is putting me off), the keeper, the coaches and buy one free on the female Corps and Asterians. However I know I need to be careful with my money and not to over spend.
In was a nightmare getting the trike tires pumped up, but I managed to do it in the end. First we picked up the wrong connector for the pump, then the slow release of the pump to the tire coused the tires to loss about half the pleasure you pumped into it. So my dad picked up a foot pump with a quick release. The foot pump broke after just one pump. Face Palm, cheap metal fame. Lucky my dad managed to get the tires pumped up with it, but we will need a new (better) foot pump.
There was no 7TV game as Richard was not free during the weekend. In face Richard could not do coffee ever. We should hopefully get a game next weekend.
Now for the Watch, Listen and Read section:
Watched: Episode 4 of season nine of New Tricks.
Watched: Episode 1007 of WWE Raw.
Listened: Episode 333 of Anime Pulse.
Watched: Episode 683 of WWE Smackdown.
Watched: Episode 4 of season seven of Doctor Who and episode 5 of season two of Iron Man: Armoured Adventures.
|Jsica and KittyStar|
|SallySparrow in "Pony Express"|
As SallySparrow's new set is her three, time is time for a mini DreamClix idea section for an idea for her Cosplay card. The character equipped with her card should gain the Cosplay keyword and the Cosplay Deviants Team Ability. The special give should be "All adjacent friendly characters with the Past or Brute keyword has Willpower." The cards half cost list should be: Derpy Hoove, Lisbeth Salander and Alice Liddell.
Well that is it for now. Until next time, Mecha Up.
Sunday, 23 September 2012
This week DreamClix ideas are Agent Fowler from Transformers: Prime; a duo figure of Kotetsu Hagane and Izumo Kamizuki from Naruto; Shiva from Final Fantasy IX; Kinuba from Battle Angel Alita; and Jaga from Thundercats.
I can pilot my own DAMN jet!: If Agent Fowler is piloting a vehicle, the vehicle can use Leadership.
He should have about four clicks of health and combat values of Speed 5, Attack 9, Defense 16, Damage 1 and Range 4 with one target. He should not have a team ability and his keywords should be Autobots and Soldier. The next Transformers: Prime idea should be Cliffjumper.
Fouls Entrance: Kotetsu Hagane and Izumo Kamizuki can use Mind Control, but may only give the target Move actions.
They should have about six clicks of health and combat values of Speed 8, Attack 9, Defense 17, Damage 2 and Range 4 with one target. They should have the Ninja team ability and their keywords should be Leaf Village. The next Naruto idea should be Hidden Rain Ninja.
Heavenly Strike: Shiva can make range attacks as if she has "Three Targets". After making a range attack, all hit targets receive an action token.
She should have about eight clicks of health and combat values of Speed 9, Attack 10, Defense 19, Damage 3 and Range 6 with one target. She should have the Mystics team ability and her keywords should be Aeon, Mystical, Summon and Eidolon. The next Final Fantasy idea should be Ifrit.
Next is Jaga from Thundercats. Despite his responsibilities, he is a very relaxed individual. He has always been kind to Lion-O and speaks highly of him to his father. Jaga always encourages Lion-O to do things the way he thinks they should be done, and not worry about what his father and brother will think. He should have Hypersonic Speed, Leadership, Combat Reflexes, Outwit, Super Senses, Perplex and Probability Control. He should have about six clicks of health and combat values of Speed 10, Attack 10, Defense 17, Damage 2 and Range 4 with one target. He should have both the Thundercats and Mystical team abilities and his keywords should be Thunderian, Animal and Mystical. The next Thundercats idea should be Prince Lion-O.
Now for this week's Dial Designs which are a Cosplay card of Monkey of Steel; Shadow Hunter from CosmicBreak; a generic City Guardsman from Fairy Tail;
Now for the DreamClix Dial Design Page updates. This week I added (or will be adding after this post, two more redo dial designs for One Piece, a feat from One Piece, two missing One Piece dials, one more Battle Angel Alita dial, added two missing Bleach dials, fix two Bleach dials and the
This post's 7TV Team is my 200 ratings Kung Fu Detective School. With this upgrade I added two more Ninja (one being the civilian figure I use in the photos for the 150 rating team) and one more Civilian Medic. Again ones of the Civilians will be used as something else next ratings upgrade. Here are the picture of the 200 points team and group shots of the Extras:
Well that is it for now so until next time, Mecha up.
Thursday, 20 September 2012
First off the HeroClix news for this week. This week there were previews of Socialist Red Guardsman, Sasha Bourdeaux and the Black Queen from DC Batman. Also it has been reviled that the set after DC Batman, DC Batman Streets of Gotham, will be a 24 figure, single figure booster set with Damian Wayne as Batman of Tomorrow as the marquee figure for the set.
There was no HeroClix this week as Darren cancelled. So this week game has been pushed back to next week. It should be Marvel Reboot. 300 points, rookies only, no figure over 100 points and no Captain America as he is still in the ice.
Now for the bonus DreamClix idea due to no HeroClix this week. When I tried to do the Cosplay card design for deviant Caprice for next Sunday’s DreamClix 7 post I found that I stated I was doing an idea for her and never do one. So I will do it now and do another deviant on Sunday. From her profile: “Interests: I'm a pretty open minded person who has a variety of interests. These range from anime, manga to Japanese culture to playing video games. I love to attend anime, comic, and sci-fi conventions. Also I like drawing and painting. About me: Spending my non working days painting, drawing manga, cooking and watching anime. I have always been a Seattleite and miss living there. I have a slight obsession with coffee....” Her special should be: All friendly characters adjacent to this character that shares a keyword with this character gains a +2 to their speed values. Her half price list should be: Nana Komatsu, Ai and Rima Touya. She should have the Cosplay Deviants team ability and the Cosplay keyword. Well that is it for this post.
Until next time, Mecha Up.
Tuesday, 18 September 2012
First off is some blog news. I have done some changes to the planned changes that I talked about in the last post. I have decided to cut down the number of 7TV team posts I do a week by merging it with the originally planned DreamClix post to from a DreamClix 7 post instead. I am only doing five ideas and five designs due to time, but I am adding some home made 7TV rules. All of these changes are to save time due to studying CompTIA A+ and other things.
Nothing happened at work to talk about apart from working over 30 hours.
There was a Player vs Player event this week on Blood Brothers which eat most of my time this week, but I my main character and my familiars have done some heavy leveling. It is too addicted, it is a nightmare to get things done.
On Friday I was jokingly doing a web search for a figure of dwarf on a motor bike, to see if I could jokingly do my Blood Brothers team as a 7TV team. I tried Mantic Games as I know they have a sci-fi Dwarf range for Warpath. On the website I found something coming out soon (now just out) for a future 7TV I am planning. But that was not the only thing I found! I spotted a Kickstarter for a new game they are working on called DreadBall. At first it looks like a Sci-fi version of BloodBall. I had played BloodBall one and it have been a game I would like to try again, but never got around to do so. And if you have not notice I am a Sci-fi, well to be truthful I technology fan. So a Sci-fi Blood Ball was sounded great. I did some resource into DreadBall and found it is a very fast base sports board game that can be played in an hour (instead of three hours that BloodBall takes). With a strong likely hood of a robot team from the season two expansion and see how it plays, I decided to back it at Striker level (and the BOGOF offer if the robot team is added) on Sunday. The game (season one) should be out by December this year and the Season Two expansion should be out in the second quarter of next year. Here is a link to the Kickstarter.
I tried to get on my Trike on Sunday, but sady both the back tires are flat and sadly I cannot attach the pump we bought when I got the trike and my mum realised that we forgot to get a tire repair kit. So we have to pick up some parts parts from to sort out the problem.
Now for the Watch, Listen and Read section:
|A.J. Lee, the super hot GM of WWE Raw|
Watched: Episode 3 of season nine of New Tricks.
Read: Finished chapter 1 of CompTIA A+ Certification Seventh Edition by Mike Meyers.
Watched: Episode 1006 of WWE Raw.
Watched: Episode 47 of Mobile Suit Gundam AGE.
Listened: Episode 332 of Anime Pulse.
|Anomaly in "Future Queen"|
Listened: Episode 6 the Unofficial One Piece Podcost After Dark.
|Ethereal in "Asgardian"|
Watched: Episode 3 of season seven of Doctor Who, episode 682 of WWE Smackdown and episode 5 of season two of Iron Man: Armoured Adventures.
Lastly this last week's Cosplay Deviants sets. On Wednesday there was a new set from the new Deviant Anomaly. The set is called Future Queen and in it she cosplays as Chibiusa aka Sailor Chibi Moon from Sailor Moon. The set on Saturday was a set from the deviants Ethereal. The set is called Asgardian and in it she cosplays as Sif from Marvel comics.
Hope people enjoy the new format. Well until next time, Mecha Up.
Sunday, 16 September 2012
This week DreamClix ideas are a duo Pilot/Support card of C.C. from Code Geass; Stein with Scythe from Soul Eater; a Pilot card of Hayato Kobayashi from the original Mobile Suit Gundam; and Near from Death Note.
First off is C.C. from Code Geass. I had done her profile before (two days under one year ago), I will not be doing it again. Let's look at her Pilot card first. She should gain the Geass keyword and the Wild Card team ability. She should not have a Prerequisite. Her standard Special Ability should be: "C.C. cannot be the target of Mind Control or Perplex. This power cannot be Outwitted." Her Mecha Ability that she gains if she is in a Type-10R Burai (Command Type) or Z-01/A Lancelot Frontier should give her Perplex that cannot be Outwitted. Now let's look at her Support card. Her prerequisite should be there most be a character called Zero or Lelouch Lamperouge or Lelouch vi Britannia on your force. She should not modify the theme team re-rolls and her special should give all characters with the Geass keyword Shape Change. The next Code Geass idea should be a Sutherland with Cannon.
Merge: If this character is outside of play and there is two characters with no action tokens on them adjacent to each who are #SE-019 Death Scythe and #SE-021 Franken Stein, you may give one of them a free action to replace both characters with this one. Stein with Scythe begins on the same click number as the character that was give the free action to and cannot use the Split ability this turn.
Split: Give this character a power action if it has no action tokens and replace it with #SE-019 Death Scythe and #SE-021 Franken Stein. Each replacement character is assigned an action token and cannot be give an action this turn. They each begin a number of clicks from the starting line equal to the click number.
They should have about the same number of clicks as both Death Scythe and Franken Stein and they combat values should be Movement 9, Attack 11, Defence 18, Damage 3 and Range 2 with two targets. They should have the DWMA team ability and the keywords Scientist, DWMA and 'Meister with Weapon'. The next Soul Eater idea should be a duo figure of Soul and Black Star.
N: If there is a character called Mello on the field, Near can use Outwit.
It takes more than one mind to being down Kira: If a character called Near is KO'd, Near gains a +1 to both his Attack and Damage value when targeting a character with the Mystical or Underworld keyword.
He should have about five clicks of health and starting combat values should be Movement 7, Attack 8, Defence 17, Damage 2 and Range 0. He should have the Police team ability and the keywords Detective and SPK. The next Death Note idea should be Rod Ross.
Now for this week's Dial Designs which are Zero from Mega Man; a MR-1 Civilian Knightmare Frame from Code Geass; a generic Thug from Fairy Tail; an AD Police K-Suit from Bubblegum: Crisis Tokyo 2040; and the standard version of Lord Death from Soul Eater.
Now for the DreamClix Dial Design Page updates. Last week I redid seven of the One Piece dial design from the old format to the new one and done images for three of the team abilities. From this week on I have decided to change how I do the DreamClix Dial Design Page updates. I will be doing five dials the original way I have been doing it from were I am currently at (currently at One Piece), five missing dials starting from the beginning and the five new dials from today's post. So this week I done five more redid dial designs for One Piece, added Battle Angel Alita to the page with five dial designs and the five dial designs above. Please check them out as there are several changes that have been done. I also noticed as I was doing the last three One Piece dials I have been saying OK instead of KO on the dials. I will be trying to remember to use the right one in on all new dial designs, but I will not be redoing all the ones I have already done as it would be too big of a job to do.
This post's 7TV Team is my 100 ratings The Empire team. The Empire as in Star Wars. these were a group of Imperial Guard I picked up back during the Warhammer 40,000 Armageddon campaign. I kept them all this time and when I got 7TV, I found a use for them, a team for 7TV. Here is what the 100 points team looks like:
The Star of the show, Darth Vader (sadly no image of him on his own as the camera did not like him at all)
Special Effects, Star Qualities and other notes: Insane Confidence, I Will Return!, Force Field (5+), A Good Offence, Luck (2), Leader (1), Boffin (1)
Model: Games Workshop Warhammer 40,000 Steel Legion Colonel.
Extras, 4 Storm Troopers
Security Guards with SMGs
Rating: 8 each
Model: Game Workshop Warhammer 40,000 Steel Legion Imperial Guard.
There is no preview image of a 150 points team as there is no plan on doing one.
Lastly I will will be doing house rules and self made Special Effects, Extras and Guest Stars in the future. However I am not doing it this week it for this week, but here is some of my future plans: rules for Armed Police, Two Weapon Fighting special effect, The Good Doctor and the other characters from the game me and my friends are playing as Guest Stars for their own evil Program Guide.
Well that is it for now so until next time, Mecha up.
Friday, 14 September 2012
First off the HeroClix news for this week. This week there were previews of Robin and Nightwing from DC HeroClix 10th Anniversary; Big Barda (last year's fan's choose winner), KGBeast and the Invisible Jet from DC Batman; and Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Wolverine, Cyclops and Iceman from the HeroClix TabApp sets. Also started last Friday (meaning the first round is over or soon will be) is this year's fan's vote. This time it is for a place in a future Marvel set. The first rounders are 3-DMan, Annihilus, Death's Head, Executioner, Ghost Rider (Alejandra Blaze), Hellcat, Ikon, Major Victory, Mangog, Silver Sable, Sleepwalker and Xemnu. I am voting for Deaths Head. He is a character I never thought would have been done due to heavy links to the old Marvel Transformers comics and the old Marvel Doctor Who comics and many links with the rest of the Marvel Universe just like the human character Circuit Breaker who appeared in Secret Wars II before Transformers. So I classed them as none Marvel when doing the Marvel wish list last week. Please oh please do not let them do the sculpt as Deaths Head 3.0, please keep it original version. Oh and both the HeroClix 10th Anniversary sets and the TabApp sets are out in the USA now.
This week's game was 400 points, one figure most have the Deity keyword. I decided to try out Chaos King this week.
Chaos King (051 Marvel Chaos War) 350
Scarlet Witch (006 Marvel Chaos War Fast Forces) 50
=400 points and no re-rolls.
There was no Michael this week so we each took a bye while the other two played. In the first round it was me against Adrian while Darren took the bye. Adrian was using an Avengers team who where:
Iron Man (217 Marvel Supernova) 160 + Stunning Blow (Feat) 10 = 170
Hercules (016 Marvel Secret Invasion) 142
Scarlet Witch (057 Marvel Averages) 35
Black Panther (106 Marvel Universe) 27
=374 points and two re-rolls.
Dr.Strange (028 Marvel Galactic Guardians) 196
Black Knight (031 Marvel Chaos War) 90
Hellcat (039 Marvel Ultimates) 38
Brunnhilde (204 Marvel Sinister) 69
=373 points and two re-rolls.
Next week should be Marvel Reboot. 300 points, rookies only, no figure over 100 points and no Captain America as he is still in the ice.
This was under the DreamClix section originally, but I decided to keep the last of the three wise list with the main HeroClix post. This time were are looking at the Other stuff (e.g. Street Fighter, Star Trek, Tolkien). This wil not be a big list, the reason why it was changed from just being Street Fighter. I would like to see Sakura and Ibuki from Street Fighter, a Star Trek: TNG Away Team set, a Klingon Away Team set, a Borg Away Team set and Borg Ship for the Star Trek HeroClix.
Well that is it for this week. Until next time, Mecha Up.
Tuesday, 11 September 2012
Now for the 150 ratings team:
The Star of the show, a Tau Ethereal
Attacks: Brawl 4+.
Special Effects, Star Qualities and other notes: Insane Strike From The Shadows, Hypnotise, A Good Offence, Signatire Weapon (Honour Blade), Luck (2), Leader (1), Mind Blast
Model: Conversion from a Games Workshop Warhammer Fantasy figure and random Tau parts.
Co-Staring, a Tau Crisis Suit
Attacks: Brawl 4+.
Special Effects, Star Qualities and other notes: Fearsome, Large, Body Armour, Energy Blast, Luck (1)
Model: Game Workshop Warhammer 40,000 Tau Crisis Suit.
Model: Game Workshop Warhammer 40,000 Tau Fire Warriors.
Model: Game Workshop Warhammer 40,000 Krot Warriors.