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Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Neoscream's Life: 21st to 27th April 2014

AMX-104 R-Jarja
Welcome to the Neoscream's Life post. This is a weekly post of some of the things I have done during last week and news on the great Geek Goddess, AJ Lee.



“Life”

I was still suffering from the Asthma this week, however it has no where been as bad as last week.

On Monday I received my birthday present from my parents early (my birthday is on May 13th). A new computer monitor. Beforehand I was using my TV. While with things like videos, games and audio it was great on the TV, text was a nightmare. With working on my blog a lot and using the web a lot, text was a very important thing for me. The new monitor fixes this problem and lets me work in a better resolution. The only problem with the monitor is that the audio is very tinny which not really much of a surprise was. I will have to look at getting some speakers. Great even more room being eaten up.



“WWE Extreme Rules”

OK as next Sunday is the pay-per-view Extreme Rules, let us talk about the currently revealed matches for it.
WWE World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan will defend his titles against Kane in an Extreme Rules match. Kane is back wearing the mask so he is back to being a powerful uncontrollable monster. Can Bryan win this? YES! YES! YES! (Sorry about that just had to do it).
The Shield will face the Corporate Evolution (it is NOT THE Evolution without the two time Hall of Famer Ric Flair). I want the Shield to won, however it would be interesting to see what would happen if Evolution won
John Cena with face Bray Wyatt again, but this time in a Steel Cage match. Cena beat the odds at Wrestlemania and Bray has a losing streak in Cage matches, so the odds are on Cena side. However with WWE having the odds can be a very bad thing. Who do I want to see win? Cena.
Intercontinental Champion Big E Langston will defend his title against ever RVD or #BadNewsBarrett. I want to see Big E win.
The thief Paige will defend the Diva's championship that she stool from AJ Lee against AJ'S former bodyguard Tamina Snuka. I would love to see Tamina beat the crap out of that theif, however I have a feeling that Paige will somehow win.
R-Truth and Xavier Woods will face Alexander Rusev in a handicap match. Yes R-Truth and Xavier are at a major disadvantage against the Bulgarian brute.

There will be no WWE section next week as there is no AJ Lee at the moment and the Extreme Rules results will be done the following week. Instead there will be an extra "Painting and Converting" section in next week’s "Neoscream's Life" post. The details of which will be covered in this week’s "Gaming News from Neoscream" post.



“Watch, Listen and Read”

Scooby-Doo in the WrestleMania staring AJ Lee
oh, plus several other WWE wrestlers and the Scooby-Doo gang
Monday
Watched: AJ Lee’s first film “Scooby-Doo in the WrestleMania Mystery" and Thor Tales of Asgard.
Brought and Received: Two DVDs that are shown above.
Brought: A Brick of HeroClix Marvel Day's of Future Past.
Received: My birthday present from my parents almost a month, a new computer monitor. 

Tuesday
Watched: This week's episode of the Gadget Show (and final of the current series), part of The Forbidden Kingdom and part of this week’s WWE Raw.
Won: Deadzone rulebook, counters (card and plastic) and resin crates all for £15 including postage and packaging.

Wednesday
Watched: The rest of this week's episode of WWE Raw and part 2 of the Beasts of War coverage of Salute 2014.

Thursday
The Forbidden Kingdom
Watched: Technique Toolbox - Criss-Cross Paint Strokes by Romain from Beasts of War.

Friday
Watched: Hobby Lab - Making Amazing Hedgerows The Easy Way from Beasts of War and episode three of season four of A Game of Thrones.
Received: More Booster Specialists from Mantic.

Saturday
Watched: Some more of The Forbidden Kingdom, this week’s episode of Weekenders from Beasts of War, this week’s episode of WWE Smackdown and Hobby Lab - Heroic Barb Wire.
Received: The Deadzone stuff I won on eBay. 

Sunday
Watched: This week’s episode of Weekenders XLBS from Beasts of War, the rest of The Forbidden Kingdom, episode 17 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and this week’s episode of BBC’s Click.



Until next time, Keep Rolling.

Friday, 25 April 2014

Gaming News from Neoscream: 25th April 2014

The Blue Lanterns
Welcome to “Gaming News from Neoscream”. This is my weekly gaming news post for miniature games, RPGs, some card games and computer games. Due to no gaming this week as HeroClix was cancelled, there will be no "Gaming with Neoscream" this week. Instead the "Future Events" Section will be added to the end of this post. Please note that this weekend's events will not be listed. If you want them please check last week’s "Gaming with Neoscream" post.



Gaming News

First off is the HeroClix news. This week we had previews of: The Blob and Storm from Marvel X-Men Days of Future Past; Speed Demon and Whizzer from Marvel Deadpool; and (Green Lantern Recruit, Katma Tui, Rond Vidar, Guy Gardner, Jade and Hannu all I miss last week), Sinestro, Sinestro Corps Recruit, Bedovian, Mongul, Karu-Sil, Parallax, the Blue Lantern Ring and the Blue Lantern Ring Power Battery from DC War of Light.
Also it was revealed that in October there will be a DC Flash set with standard five figure boosters, Gravity Feed boosters and a Rouges themed Fast Forces pack (Captains Cold, Boomerang, Mirror Master, Weather Wizard, Heat Wave and the Pied Piper). The set will include the Harley Quinn HeroClix World Champion Piece and the 2013 DC Fan Vote Winner, Etrigan the Demon.  

Five figures from the HeroClix set
DC Flash
Next is the Privateer Press news. A video promo was posted (and I have shared it on my blog on Monday night) for High Command. It promoted the Warmachine Campaign Expansion pack that was already known about, as well as a new Hordes Campaign Expansion pack and a Core Set Expansion with four new factions (Redemption, Convergence, Highborn Covenant, and the Four Star Syndicate). It is interesting that they decided to do Mercenaries Packs than having them as just one faction or cards that can be used by anyone. However this does mean that there will be two sets a month now and not a slowed which people were thinking there be (will the people in my High Command group). Will any ways, it will be great to finally have Convergence in the game.

Now for the Ninja Division news. There is a massive list of the current progress of the rules and Miniatures for the KickStarter. At a rough estimate I would say that Miniatures for the main box game are ready with moulds (apart from the pets) and the rules are almost done with closed beta. With the extras almost everything is sculpted and the rules are almost closed beta ready.

Next is the Interface Zero news. The main rulebook has been sent to the printers and shipping should start in July. Also there is a downloadable snack peek of the preliminary star ship creation rules from “The solar system” book.

Now for the Journey: Wrath of Daemons news. This week they were showing off their new ABS Base which look fantastic.

Next is the Elven Adventurers KickStarter news. Due to some problems with the destroyer and the mounted pilot shipping will run about ten days into May for people that have ordered them.

Now for the Crooked Dice Games news. At Salute they launched five all-new Starter Sets, for 7TV, 7ombieTV and 7th Voyage, and now they have hit their web store. Each comes with the relevant rulebook, cards, tokens dice and PDFs, and two of the 7TV Starter Sets come with a Programme Guide and more cards and tokens. These Starter Sets are great value and are a brilliant introduction to our games systems.

Next is the Shadows of Brimstone news. The final art for the Box Cover of Shadows of Brimstone: City of the Ancients is now completed, as well as 3D images of the Trederran Raiders sculpts and the heroes the Male Rancher and the Male Dark Stone Shaman.

Now for the Kingdom Death news. A small update had just come in. They showed of the Hard Plastic Flower Knight (due to promoting a KickStarter for a Visual Novel game done by the artist of the art work for the Flower Knight and childhood friend of Anna). They are still working on reopening the Pledge Manager to let backers add more. They are trying to stop backer being able to remove things they added in the past and prevent new orders of Resin figures. During the Campaign Adam promised that if they reached $666,666, he would create his own version of Satan, but not as part of the KickStarter. They more than tripled that target just by the standard KickStarter let alone from the Pledge Manager or the Black Friday 2013 people (like me). The artwork has been completed, the miniatures have been sculpted and cast. It will be released either sometime this weekend, or on Monday. It is a limited resin run of 500, but if they sell out they will take pre-orders for another production run. There should be a bigger update coming from them next week.

Next is the StarCrawlers news. Backers at Alpha testing level have received resisting details which means open Alpha is starting soon. I am not at Alpha or Beta level so I will not be able to test it before it comes out.

Now for the Mantic news. Next month Open Day has changed to a new address. The new address is 193 Hempshill Lane, Nottingham NG6 8PF. There will be a special event at the Open Day run by several of the staff for seven to thirteen year olds during 11AM to 2PM so parents can enjoy the event. It has also been revealed that Project Pandora will be on sale for £10 a box and the Crazy box will return at the Open Day.

Lastly it was been official revealed that Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition has just finished it’s playtesting stage and it is nearing release later this year around August 2014. By the sound of things it has fixed many of the problem 4th Edition had which was too combat based with miniatures.



KickStarter Dates

·         “Mekton Zero” rulebook was meant to be shipped, however they have been delayed due to problems and currently have no dates
·         Both “Elven Adventurers Box Set” and the physical side of “Warmachine Tactics” have begun shipping
·         Both “Kingdom Death Monster” and wave one of “Robotech RPG Tactics” should be shipping sometime between now and the end of June 2014
·         “Zombicide Season Three” should start sometime between now and the end of June 2014
·         “Among the Sleep” should be done sometime between now and the end of June 2014
·         “Battle Systems Sci-fi Modular Terrain” and wave two of “Deadzone” should ship in June 2014
·         Wave one of “Journey Wrath of Daemons” should ship in July-September 2014
·         “Mechabrick” should being shipping anytime from July 2014 onwards
·         "Interface Zero 2.0" should begin shipping in July 2014
·         “Bubblegum Crisis Ultimate Edition Blu-Ray Set” (now come with a digital copy of the old RPG rulebooks on the Blu-Ray), “Shadows of Brimstone” and “Mars Attacks” are all listed to ship in August 2014
·         “Warmachine Tactics” Computer game is listed to be done and out by August 2014
·         “Arcadia Quest” is listed to ship in September 2014
·         At a wild guess “OVA” main rulebook will ship in September 2014
·         Wave two of “Robotech RPG Tactics” should hopefully be shipping in September-October 2014
·         Wave two of “Journey Wrath of Daemons” should ship in October-December 2014
·         “StarCrawlers” is listed to be done by November 2014
·         “DreadBall Xtreme” is listed to ship in November 2014
·         Both “Super Dungeon Explore The Forgotten King” and “Guild Ball” are listed to ship in December 2014



Painting and Converting

This week I have a Lancer Light Warjack, both the Survivor and Zombivor of a self-made Elf cosplayer for Zombicide, a Ronin and a Student for Malifaux and two more Teraton players.

\This week's figures front view
This week's figures rear view
This week's Warmachine figuire
This is a self made Cosplayer Survivor for Zombicide using Mantic Elf and Undead bits. The figure on the right is the Survivor and the figure on the left is the Zombivor.
This week's Malifaux figures
This week's DreadBall figures

Next week should be doing four Judwin players, the DreadBall Mech, White Sentai and a Wing Guard.



Future Events

These are local gaming events in Milton Keynes I know of, Guardians of Tyr events at Wargames Workshop Northampton and other events I plan on going to or want to advertise.

·         On Mondays at Wargames Workshop MK is Wargaming and board games night.
·         On Tuesdays at Wargames Workshop MK it is Card games night (or is it just Magic the Gathering).
·         On Thursdays York House in Stony Stratford is open from Wargamers and Boardgamers.
·         On Fridays at Wargames Workshop MK it is Friday Night Magic.
·         On Monday the 28th of April Guardians of Tyr will be starting their Star Wars X-Wing League at Wargames Workshop MK.
·         On Thursday the 1st of May, there is HeroClix at York House in Stony Stratford. The scenario should be "Tournament Training”. Details of the scenario are below. I should be there.
·         On Friday the 2nd of May, Guardians of Tyr will be running a High Command tournament at Wargames Workshop MK. I should be there.
·         On Saturday the 3rd of May, Guardians of Tyr will be running the Star Wars X-Wing Regional Championship at Wargames Workshop MK.
·         On Thursday the 8th of May, there is HeroClix at York House in Stony Stratford. The scenario should be "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”. Details of the scenario are in last weeks “Gaming with Neoscream” post. I should be there.
·         On Saturday the 17th of May, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Steam Roller Warmachine/Hoards tournament at Wargames Workshop MK. I will be there.
·         Also Saturday the 17th of May will be the Mantic Open Day. Sadly I will not be there.
·         On Saturday the 7th of June Guardians of Tyr will be running a DreadBall tournament at Wargames Workshop MK. I plan on being there.
·         On Sunday the 22nd of June, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Steam Roller Warmachine/Hoards tournament at Wargames Workshop Northampton.

The Kingdom Death Flower Knight art work
Wargames Workshop MK has a £2 gaming fee or £4 with a pack of Magic the Gathering cards unless it is a paid tournament run by Guardians of Tyr (not including leagues). Weekday events normally start “playing” at 7PM.

For rules for Guardians of Tyr tournaments and leagues as well as information on pre booking your place in tournament. Pre booking is highly recommended so they know how many people are coming. So please go to their website which there is a link to it under my links section which are located on the right hand side of this blog.

York House has a £3 on the day gaming fee and a £5 fee for a year’s membership. However the first day is free and they only take yearly membership fee at the start of the year. The Hall officially opens at 7PM, but normally people start arrived 15 to 20 minutes early.

HeroClix Scenario “Tournament Training”: 300 points team. No House Rules, modern age only.



Until next time, Keep Rolling. 

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Neoscream's Life: 14th to 20th April 2014

AMX-103 Hamma Hamma
Welcome to the Neoscream's Life post. This is a weekly post of some of the things I have done during last week and news on the great Geek Goddess, AJ Lee.



“Life”

All week by the look of thing I have been suffering a bad case of asthma with a cold. It is wearing me out at times. Tuesday was the worse day due to tiredness, which I was sadly had to take off sick.



“AJ Lee (and WWE)

There was no AJ this week, however there is a real life reason why she is not around and why she lost the title. No she was not fired. No Injuries. She just wanted a break. She has been doing more shows (including non-TV ones) in a year than most (not all) of the male wrestler have. How long she will be gone for is unknown but it will be months than week. She will be very much missed.

Due to no AJ, this section will be gone for some time. It will be replaced with an extra model painting section on weeks that have no WWE Pay-per-view chats. However next week should to build up for Extreme Rules.



“Watch, Listen and Read”

Monday
Watched: Last week’s episode of the Gadget Show.
Brought and Received: Black Undercoat spray.
Received: The Enforcers Deck for Deadzone.

Tuesday
Watched: Episode 2 of Disk Master Avengers, episodes 20 to 25 (end) of Gundam Build Fights, last week’s episode of BBC’s Click, episodes 11 and 12 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and this week’s episode of WWE Raw.
eBay: Won Warmachine Cygnar Stormsmiths and volume 3 of Battle Angle Alita.
KickStarter: Paid for the wave two stuff of Deadzone.
Received: A second Daughters of the Flame Menoth unit.

Wednesday
Watched: Episodes 13 to 15 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., this week’s episode of the Gadget Show and episode 1 of Break Blade (the series).

Thursday
Watched: Technique Toolbox - The ‘Eavy Metal Style! by Romain from Beasts of War, Salute 2014 Setup – Behind The Scenes from Beasts of War and episode 2 of season four of A Game of Thrones.

Friday
Watched: Warmachine Vengeance Breakdown - Mighty Cygnar from Beasts of War, Warmachine Vengeance Breakdown - Flaming Menoth from Beasts of War and episode 73 of The JBL & Cole Show.

Saturday
Watched: This week’s episode of Weekenders from Beasts of War, Captain America – The Winter Soldier, this week’s episode of WWE Smackdown and part of the Beasts of War Salute 2014 coverage.
Brought and Received: Two DVDs and my mum’s birthday gift.

Sunday
Watched: Episode 16 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Hunger Games – Catching Fire, Man of Steel, Iron Man and Hulk - Heroes United, this week’s episode of BBC’s Click and this week’s episode of Weekenders XLBS from Beasts of War.



Until next time, Keep Rolling.

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Gaming with Neoscream: 20th April 2014

Welcome to “Gaming with Neoscream”. This is my weekly gaming report and event write up post for miniature games, RPGs, card games and computer games.



This Week's Events

On Monday I went to Wargames Workshop MK for some more games of Deadzone, this time at the standard 70 point. David and his son Tim got the first game. Tim was using Rebels while his father used Marauders. Tim, who normally beats his father at games (or at least the first time of trying a game) lost the game.
The next and last game was between me and Tim. Rebels verses Rebels. I manage to win the game quite well, however my Teraton dead in just one hit. In the future I will try to use other things than that points eater.

On Thursday I went down to York House to play some games of HeroClix. This week we were playing the scenario "Messiah" (please check the HeroClix Scenarios page for more information). My team this week was an X-Men themed team. All the teams used this week are in the Armies section of this post.
In the first round I was up against Michael who was using a Brotherhood of Mutants themed team. Shadow King tied up my team and I ended up losing Lost. Also Darren S won his game against Adrian.
In the second round I was up against Adrian who was also using an X-Men themed team. At first I was winning the game but after I took out his Polaris and Havok, Adrian manage to change to tide of the battle. So I lost. Also Darren S won his game against Michael.
In the third and final round I was up against Darren S who was using a Mojoverse themed team. Like normal I lost against him. Sadly I cannot remember who who out the the brothers.
Darren S won overall this week with three wins like normal and I was dead last.



Armies

First off my Rebs team from the Deadzone game I played on Monday:

Rebel Commander 16
Rebel Grogan with Onslaught Cannon 10
Two Rebel Sorak 6 x 2 = 12
Rebel Teraton 21
Kraaw Warrior 6
Rebel Human 4
=69 points

Here is my team from this week’s HeroClix game:

Hope Summers (040 Marvel Wolverine and the X-Men) 75
Bishop (032 Marvel Wolverine and the X-Men) 140
Polaris (025 Marvel Wolverine and the X-Men) 94
Havok (024 Marvel Wolverine and the X-Men) 81
=390 points and four TTPCs (Themed Team Probability Controls).

Here is Darren S’s team from this week’s HeroClix game:

Longshot (009 Marvel Wolverine and the X-Men) 75
Shatterstar (010 Marvel Wolverine and the X-Men) 73
Spiral (041 Marvel Wolverine and the X-Men) 106
Mojo (050 Marvel Wolverine and the X-Men) 140
=394 points and four TTPCs.

Here is Adrian’s team from this week’s HeroClix game:

Emma Frost (010 Marvel Avengers vs X-Men) 100
Magik (013 Marvel Avengers vs X-Men) 125
Polaris (025 Marvel Wolverine and the X-Men) 94
Havok (024 Marvel Wolverine and the X-Men) 81
=400 points and four TTPCs.

Here is Michael’s team from this week’s HeroClix game:

Shadow King (043 Marvel Wolverine and the X-Men) 122
Professor X and Magneto (053 Marvel Wolverine and the X-Men) 133
Lady Deathstrike (030 Marvel Wolverine and the X-Men) 76
Scarlet Witch (057 Marvel Avengers) 35
Mystique (034 Marvel Universe) 34
=400 points and four TTPCs.



Future Events

These are local gaming events in Milton Keynes I know of, Guardians of Tyr events at Wargames Workshop Northampton and other events I plan on going to or want to advertise.

·       On Mondays at Wargames Workshop MK is Wargaming and board games night. However due to it being a bank holiday, it is not happening on the 21st)
·       On Tuesdays at Wargames Workshop MK it is Card games night (or is it just Magic the Gathering).
·       On Thursdays York House in Stony Stratford is open from Wargamers and Boardgamers.
·        On Fridays at Wargames Workshop MK it is Friday Night Magic.
·       On Thursday the 24th of April, there is HeroClix at York House in Stony Stratford. The scenario should be "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”. Details of the scenario are below. I should be there.
·       On Saturday the 26th of April Wargames Workshop MK will be running a Yu-Gi-Oh tournament.
·       On Sunday the 27th of April Wargames Workshop MK will be open for a Super Magic: The Gathering event.
·       On Friday the 2nd of May, Guardians of Tyr will be running a High Command tournament at Wargames Workshop MK. I should be there.
·       On Saturday the 3rd of May, Guardians of Tyr will be running the Star Wars X-Wing Regional Championship at Wargames Workshop MK.
·       On Saturday the 17th of May, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Steam Roller Warmachine/Hoards tournament at Wargames Workshop MK. I will be there.
·       Also Saturday the 17th of May will be the Mantic Open Day. Sadly I will not be there.
·       On Saturday the 7th of June Guardians of Tyr will be running a DreadBall tournament at Wargames Workshop MK. I plan on being there.
·       On Sunday the 22nd of June, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Steam Roller Warmachine/Hoards tournament at Wargames Workshop Northampton.

Wargames Workshop MK has a £2 gaming fee or £4 with a pack of Magic the Gathering cards unless it is a paid tournament run by Guardians of Tyr (not including High Command). Weekday events normally start “playing” at 7PM.

For rules for Guardians of Tyr tournaments and leagues as well as information on pre booking your place in tournament. Pre booking is highly recommended so they know how many people are coming. So please go to their website which there is a link to it under my links section which are located on the right hand side of this blog.

York House has a £3 on the day gaming fee and a £5 fee for a year’s membership. However the first day is free and they only take yearly membership fee at the start of the year. The Hall officially opens at 7PM, but normally people start arrived 15 to 20 minutes early.

HeroClix Scenario “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”: Two 400 points team. Team One must have at least one figure with the S.H.I.E.L.D. keyword or TA. Team Two must have at least one figure with the Hydra keyword or TA.



Until next time, Keep Rolling. 

Saturday, 19 April 2014