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Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Neoscream's Life: 23rd to 29th March 2015

The Sphyr team
Welcome to the new Neoscream's Life post. This is a weekly post of what games I have been playing, what I watch and news on the great Geek Goddess, AJ.



“Arcadia Quest”

On Thursday due to no Adrian (who is sadly in hospital waiting for an operation), we played Acadia Quest instead of HeroClix. We only managed one game which was the “Red Dawn Square” quest. Darren S won the quest with the Most Coins and Title. Michael got Least Deaths and I got the reward. We have the final showdown to go. However it might be a while as Darren wants to do training for the HeroClix Nationals in May (end of) regardless of numbers, but we will hopefully have an extra player to boost numbers, Julz (hope I spelled that right).



“Silver Age Sentinels”

On Friday, me Richard and Darren H went down to Simon’s to have a game of Silver Age Sentinels. We follow up from after the last game. We had just gotten back to my character’s ship after saving the son of a friend of Darren’s character. Now we have to deal with the person who had him imprisoned who was in a secrete lab/base in Russia. We have broken into the base and about half way into it. Sadly due to time we had to leave it there.



“Loot Crate”

I received last week the Loot Crate for March 2015. The theme was covert. It was a great crate this week. There was a great James Bond themed t-shire, the only problem with it is that it is white. It also has a Blinking Time Wrist watch, an official replica Agents of SHIELD lanyard, Spy Mad Libs book, Paracord Survival Bracelet, an exclusive clover issue one of the Orphan Black comic book, two Special Agent Dossier Notebooks, a free digital download of issue one of Ninjak, the Loot Crate collector’s button for March 2015 and the Loot Crate Magazine. Due to tiding my room at the moment I do not have pictures of my crate, however I have gotten a picture of the web. April’s theme will be Fantasy and there will be a Dungeons and Dragons t-shirt.



“AJ and the WWE”

On Raw last week, Nikki Bella offered ever AJ or Paige a title match. They just had to decide who will have the match. AJ know it was a trap to split them apart so she stepdown, so Paige got the match. During the match thing rolled out to ringside. Bella Bella was about to interfere, but AJ took her out before she could. Paige walked up behind AJ and placed a hand on her shoulder. AJ without looking took her out, most likely thinking it was Nikki about to attack her for taking out her sister. This AJ realised the mistake just after, however Nikki use the opportunity to win the match. After the match Paige attacked AJ and the Bellas laugh as they watch.

On Smackdown last week, AJ went out to the ring to fix things. Paige came out not too happen however AJ’s words were hitting to the point. They need to work as a team to take out the Bella, before aiming for the gold, the WWE Divas Championship. However the Bella’s turned up to try to stir thing up, but instead it made them trust each other more.

Wrestlemania 31 results will be done next week.



“Painting and Converting”

For this post I have for you all are one more BattleZone Core World sprue, Wisp, Zazu, Lord Fang and Sister of Pain.

This post's figure front view
This post's figures rear view
This post's BattleZone stuff
This post's Arcadia Quest Heroes. Wisp paint job was based on Kakashi Hatake from Naruto
This post's Arcadia Quest Villains
All twenty core set Arcadia Quest Heroes

In the next post there should be two Sister of Pleasure, one more Sister of Pain, two Goblin Archers and four Zombie Dogs.



“Watch, Listen and Read”

Monday
Watched: Episodes 6 and 7 Power Rangers Dino Charge.
Events: Work.

Tuesday
Watched: Episode 13 of Gotham and that week’s episode of the Gadget Show.
Events: Work.
Received: The late Mother's day present for my mum, which was Paddington.

Wednesday
Watched: That week’s episode of WWE Raw,
Events: Work.

Thursday
Events: Work and Arcadia Quest.
Brought: a new case for my compute with a power supply and new SSD hard drive.
Received: March 2015 Loot Crate.

Friday
Events: Work and then gaming at Simon’s with Simon, Richard and Darren.
Received: The Wrath of Kings/Kingdom Death Twilight Knight crossover promo figure.

Saturday
Watched: That week’s episode of Weekenders, Paddington and that week’s episode of WWE Smackdown.
Events: Off work, no Coffee, food shop with my mum and tidying hard drives.

Sunday
Watched: That week’s episode of Weekenders XLBS, episode 17 of season three of Arrow, that week’s episode of BBC Click, episodes 8 and 9 of Transformers Robots in Disguise, episode 14 of Cardfight Vanguard G and episodes 10 of LARPs.
Events: Week holiday from work starts.

Still in the post or soon be should
Zombicide Season Three.
Guild Ball.
Computer Parts (arrived yesterday).



Until next time, hope for a better tomorrow.

Monday, 30 March 2015

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Gaming News from Neoscream: 28th March 2015

Welcome to the “Gaming News from Neoscream”. This is my weekly gaming news post for miniature games, RPGs, some card games, my painting and upcoming local events. This week post is over a day late due to the “DAC: Dungeon Architect Cards” KickStarter ending at 10:55am GMT next Friday.



“Gaming News”

First off we have the HeroClix news. We got previews of Captain America, Thor and Iron Man MK. 43 from the Marvel Avengers Age of Ultron movie set. We also got a preview of the Justice Avengers ID card and rules on how the ID cards work from the Marvel Avengers Assemble set.

Next is the Stonehaven Miniatures news. This week's greens from their Half-Orc Adventurers KickStarter were the half-orc nobleman.

Now for the Ninja Division news. With Super Dungeon Explorer Forgotten King wave one the USA stuff should arrive in their warehouse on Monday. The UK wave one stuff is currently in customs, should arrive in the warhouse on the 7th of April and should finish shipping to backers on the 17th of April. The Canada wave one stuff is being packed to ship to backers. The Australia wave one stuff has finish shipped to backers. With Asia wave one stuff is now on hold until wave two. The European Union wave one stuff is currently estimated to arrive on 11th of April. With wave two it should finish production on the 15th of April and then ship from the Chinese warehouse afterwards.
Both Ninja Divisions and Soda Pop Miniatures have started a new KickStarter for a now chibi game called Ninja All Stars. There are two pledge level called Ninja Master (originally All-Star before changes) and Elemental Mater. Both comes with the Box game, the Ronin Kunoichi Candy, the Ronin Stealth Cola, the Ronin Momotaru, Samurai Sentries and Super Dungeon Explorer cards for a crunch or all the figures. The Ninja Master level comes with the Water Shrine team, the Fire Shrine team, the Air Shrine team and your choose of two clans. While the Elemental Mater comes with your choose of four clans.
The goals unlock since the KickStarter started were: Funded; four Shrines was added to both pledge level; a Void Shrine team was added to the Ninja Master level; the Ronin Yagyu Jubei as an add-on; the Hero Byakko added to the Tora Clan; the hero Akkorokamui was added to the Ika clan; the Yamazaru Clan as an add-on; and the Ronin Dark Kitsune as an add-on.
The currently Stretch Goals that were still going as I post this was: The Ronin Howl and Yip (wolf and cub) as an add-on at $190k; an Oni added to all named clan at $200k; the Ronin Mizuchi as an add-on at $215k; the Ronin Komuso as an add-on at $225k; the Ijin Clan Hero Yobuko will be added to both pledge level at $325k; the Tora Clan Hero Ryu will be added to both pledge level at $250k; and the Kitsune Clan at 1.5k backers.

Now at 180k
Next is the DAC: Dungeon Architect Cards news. It has finished (the reason why this post is a day later than normal) making $20,270 with 916. The goals unlock since the last post were: Higher quality card for the cards.

Now for the Wild West Exodus Unfinished Business news. They managed to unlock since last week’s post: New models for the original six faction as add-ons.
Here are the Stretch Goals that are still going as I post this were (yes it was changed again): New models for all six original factions at $135k; new Sidekicks for all four new Factions $140k; new Light Supports for all four new Factions at $150k; new Heavy Support for all four new Factions at $160k; free Faction patches and dice at $170k; ten Ladies of the west figures at $180k; the four Horseman at $200k;  and wave two Hired Hands for all four new Factions at $300k and a Mercenary Light Support figure added to Rebel level and above at 1,000 backer.
This KickStarter will be ending on Tuesday so let us see what they can unlock between now and then.

Next is the Cool Mini or Not news. With Zombicide Season Three, The USA hub is still waiting for the final container to arrive. They did try to start sending what they can however the miss container holds vital items for most pledges. The USA hub is also dealing with Canada, Central America, and South America. The Australia and New Zealand will ship soon. The APAC and EU Hubs have begun shipping. In fact I received am email yesterday saying that my stuff is on its way. However it does say first shipment! I have not seen anything say that there is a wave two, but I do know from others that season one and two was shipped in two waves. Oh and there is a new mission up on the Zombicide website called “The Ka-boom Solution”.
With Blood Rage the survey has been sent to all our backers.

Now for the Thunderbirds Co-operative Board Game news. The goals unlock since last week were: Four more Pod Vehicles “Firetruck”, “Neutraliser”, “Monobrake” and “Jet Air Transporter” were added to Expansion One; two more event cards were added to the base game; the cards for the base game and expansions will be updated to blue core card stock; the base game will be upgraded to a linen finish; a die-cast current player marker was added to the base game; and three extra Mission cards were added to Expansion Two.
The currently Stretch Goals that were still going as I post this was: A 28mm figure of Jeff Tracy will be added to Expansion Four to use as an alternate current player marker at £200k; and three more extra Mission cards will be added to Expansion Two at £204k.
This KickStarter will be ending on Sunday so let us see what they can unlock between now and then.

Next is the Megacon Games news. The Myth Journeyman KickStarter has started and is doing very well. The goals unlock since last week’s post were: The allies “Father Josh” and “Father Andrew” as well as the pet “Rift Stalker” have be added to both Hero and Minion pledge levels; a daemon mini-boss “Herast’iel” was added to both Hero and Minion pledge levels; the allies (well one is a pet but it is not clear on which it is) “Alanina”, “Elder” and “Bobby” was added to both Hero and Minion pledge levels; the Undead commander "Nosferatu" was added to both Hero and Minion pledge levels; the Avatar of Fire and the Avatar of Earth was added to both Hero and Minion pledge levels; the Monk novice hero class with figure and deck was added to both Hero and Minion pledge levels; ten of the Old Ones minions "Gekti" were added to both Hero and Minion pledge levels; the Old Ones module as an add-on; two of the Old Ones captains "Latari" was added to both Hero and Minion pledge levels; a bunch of new hero figures with decks as add-ons; the Old Ones mini-boss "Medusa" was added to both Hero and Minion pledge levels; the Old Ones boss "Sla-yg’noth" was added to both Hero and Minion pledge levels; at nineteen new figures have been added to both Hero and Minion pledge levels which are alternative gender versions of all ten core set Journeymen, an alternative gender version for Novice Monk, Swashbuckler and Outsider classes and both genders for Journeyman versions of Monk, Swashbuckler and Outsider classes; ten the Dark Under minions “Thieves” was added to both Hero and Minion pledge; the Dark Under module as an add-on; and the Kraken Ultra Boss as an add-on.
The currently Stretch Goals that were still going as I post this was: Two the Dark Under captains “Blade” will be added to both Hero and Minion pledge at $700k; the Dark Under boss “Roland the Hand” will be added to both Hero and Minion pledge at $750k; two Alchemist heroes will be added to both Hero and Minion pledge and the Rot module at $800k; Tavern Mode expansion rules added to both Hero and Minion pledge at $850; and Scourge of the Symbio module as an add-on at 4k backer.
This KickStarter will be ending on Sunday so let us see what they can unlock between now and then.

Now for the Dwarven Forge's news. With their latest KickStarter "Dwarven Forge's City Builder Terrain System" they have moved up to thirteenth (maybe even twelfth) ? place in the top twenty non-computer gaming KickStarters. The goals unlock since last week’s post were: New floor, post and floor add-on packs; Battlements add-on pack; double corner post; new building ad-on packs; a ladder; Ruin add-on packs; and Magnetic walls.
The currently Stretch Goals that were still going as I post this was: Magnetic Wall Accessory at $1,425k.
This KickStarter will be ending on Thursday Night/Friday morning so let us see what they can unlock between now and then.

Next is the Mantic news. The Deadzone Infestation KickStarter started Friday last week. This is their second Deadzone KickStarter. There are two main pledge levels. These are Outbreak and Quarantine. In Outbreak you get the Hardback core rulebook, an alien planet gaming mat and PDFs of the rulebook and Infestation mission pack. In Quarantine you originally got (before stretch goals) everything Outbreak, a hard plastic Enforcer Pathfinder sprue (originally five Pathfinders per sprue), two hard plastic Veer-myn sprues (five Veer-myn per sprue), six Industrial Battlezone Scenery sprues with a connector sprue, the KickStarter exclusive Veer-myn special character The Piper and all the cards dice and counters needed to play a game with the new figures.
The goals unlock since the KickStarter started were: Funded; an extra hard plastic Enforcer Pathfinder sprue was added to Quarantine pledge level; an Industrial accessories sprue was added to Quarantine pledge level; an extra hard plastic Veer-myn sprue was added to Quarantine pledge level; a Pathfinder Dog Drone with two head options was added to the Pathfinder sprue; KickStarter exclusive Blaine on Jetbike was added to Quarantine pledge level; a deluxe version of the alien planet map; a second accessories sprue Quarantine pledge level; the Industrial Quadrant Scenery pledge level; the Industrial District add-on; an Army Painter paint set as an add-on; the Verr-myn Brood Mother as an add-on; an  extra connecter sprue was added Quarantine pledge level and the Industrial District add-on and two extra was added to the Industrial Quadrant Scenery pledge level; a Veer-myn Progenitor as an add-on; original Deadzone stuff as add-ons; Two Enforcer Jetbikes will be added to Quarantine pledge level at $200k.
The currently Stretch Goals that were still going as I post this was: The Veer-myn Shredders as an added on, new Faction boosters for Veer-myn and Enforces as add-ons and a faction booster of your choose added to Quarantine pledge level at $210k.

Now for the Crooked Dice Games news. The missing three Paranormal Exterminators (“not” Ghostbusters) figures are now up on their store.

Next is the Dragon Tides news. The pledge manager is now closed. The have unlocked the alternate Ivan Castle sculpt which will be added to Jade Dragon level and above. On Tuesday night/Wednesday Morning when they said that there was two days left, they were at $36,350 and need $40k for the alternate sculpt White Moon and $45k for the Merciless General Feng.

Now for the Knight Miniatures news. This week we got more previews of up and coming figures from their Batman game that are coming out at the same time as the Gotham Penguin. These were the Two Face Gang set two, the Blackgate Prisoners set two and Commissioner Love with Gotham police. There were also some new MDF city billboards as well a figure of Green Goblin from their Marvel range. Sadly there is no game for their Marvel range.

Lastly we have the Privateer Press news. There is a 40% off sale on Warmachine Tactics at Steam.



“KickStarter Dates”

·         Wave two of “Robotech RPG Tactics” (December 2013), wave three of “DreadBall Xtreme” (November 2014), wave two of “Journey Wrath of Daemons” (July 2014) and the physical copy of the “Mekton Zero” rulebook (March 2014) have all been delay due to problems and currently have no dates on when these will start shipping, but I feeling that they will be sometime in 2015.
·         “Zombicide Season Three” (February 2015) for the USA, “Guild Ball” (December 2014) and wave one of “Super Dungeon Explore: The Forgotten King” (January 2015) for Canada and Australia
·         Both “Thunderbirds Co-operative Board Game” and “Myth Journeyman” KickStarters should end on the 29th of March 2015.
·         “Wild West Exodus Unfinished Business” KickStarter should end on the 31st of March 2015.
·         “Dwarven Forge's City Builder Terrain System” KickStarter should end on the 3rd of April 2015.
·         “Deadzone Infestation” KickStarter should end on the 6th of April 2015.
·         “Ninja All-Stars” KickStarter should end on the 21st of April 2015.
·         The digital copy of “Mekton Zero” rulebook (December 2013), “Zombicide Season Three” (February 2015) for everyone apart from the USA, the physical copy of “OVA Second Edition” (Dec 2013), wave one of “Super Dungeon Explore: The Forgotten King” (January 2015) for everyone apart from Canada and Australia, “Last Saga” (November 2014) and the PDF version of Dungeon Architect Cards should ship in April 2015.
·         Wave one of “Journey Wrath of Daemons" (July 2014), wave 1.5 of “Shadows of Brimstone” (August 2014) and wave two of “Super Dungeon Explore: The Forgotten King” (January 2015) should ship in April/May 2015.
·         Both “Half-Orc Adventures” and the PDFs for “Paranoia” should ship in May 2015.
·         “Mechabrick” (April 2014), “Paranoia” and “Slaughterball” should ship in June 2015.
·         “Kingdom Death Monster” (Dec 2013), “Battle Systems Fantasy Dungeon Terrain”, Demigods Rising”, “Yashima: Legend of the Kami Master”, “Kings of War Second Edition” and “Exploding Kittens” all should ship in July 2015.
·         “Dungeon Saga: The Dwarf King’s Quest”, wave two of “Shadows of Brimstone” (August 2014), “Dungeon Architect Cards” and wave one of “Thunderbirds Co-operative Board Game” should ship in August 2015.
·         Both “Dragon Tide” and “Blood Rage” should ship in September 2015.
·         Both “Conan” and “Ghostbusters The Board Game” should ship in October 2015.
·         Both wave two of “Thunderbirds Co-operative Board Game” and “Ninja All-Stars” should ship in December 2015.
·         Both “Dwarven Forge's City Builder Terrain System” and “Deadzone Infestation” should ship in January 2016
·         “Myth Journeyman” should ship in June 2016.



"Up and coming 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 (not including Bank Holidays) at Wargames Workshop MK is Wargaming 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 Sundays, Wargames Workshop MK is now open. It will be for role-play and board games day on every Sunday apart from the last Sunday of the month which will be a card games day (Yu-Gi-Oh, Magic and Cardfight Vanguard).
·         On Saturday the 4th of April 2015, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Steam Roller Warmachine/Hordes tournament at Wargames Workshop MK.
·         On Saturday the 11th of April in International TableTop Day. Play more games. I know that there will be games happening at the bigger Waterstones at the ship centre MK and Wargames Workshop MK (and most likely the Northampton one too). 
·         Saturday the 25th of April will be Salute 2015. It is being held in the London Excel Centre and this year's theme is Agincourt.
·         On Sunday 3rd of May at Jury’s Inn Milton Keynes, there is a Malifaux event called Cow Wars 2: The Attack of the Freisans.
·         On Saturday the 3rd of May 2015, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Star Wars X-Wing tournament at Wargames Workshop MK. This event is sold out.
·         The weekend of the 9th and 10th of May will be Campaign. Yes It Is back from a one year break and will be back in the Centre MK.
·         On Saturday the 30th of May 2015, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Warhammer 40,000 Conquest tournament at Wargames Workshop MK.
·         On Sunday the 19th of July 2015, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Steam Roller Warmachine/Hordes 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.



“Painting and Converting”

This post I have for you two BattleZone Core World sprues and a BattleZone connector sprue. Sorry just the one photo this week.


The next post should be one more BattleZone Core World sprue, Wisp, Zazu, Lord Fang and a Sister of Pain or Pleasure.

During the week have finished off some Mars Attacks and a ton of DreadBall figures and undercoated a ton the BattleZone terrain.


Until next time, hope for a better tomorrow. 

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Neoscream's Life: 16th to 22nd March 2015

Teratons Team
Welcome to the new Neoscream's Life post. This is a weekly post of what games I have been playing, what I watch and news on the great Geek Goddess, AJ.



“Blog News”

There was no HeroClix or Arcadia Quest is week as Adrian is away ill and Darren S’s car was in the garage. With my sickness, flu, I am still recovering, but I am getting better. It is a bug that is going around. I got it from my parents (who are still suffering) and now my friend Darren H and a couple of co-workers are down with it.



“AJ and the WWE”

On Raw last week, AJ had a non-title match against the current Divas Champion Nikki Bella. Both Paige and Brie Bella were at ringside. Sadly AJ lost the match due being distracted by Brie attacking Paige outside the ring.

She was also on Smackdown last week. She and Nikki Bella were both joining the commentary team during a match between Brie Bella and Paige. Paige won the match and then Paige and AJ celebrated.

On other AJ news, she celebated her 28th birthday on Thursday. HAPPY late birthday AJ. CM Punk better have given you something great.



"Wrestlemania 31"

This coming Sunday is Wrestlemania 31. The current match line-up is nine matches for a whopping four hour long show which are:

Randy Orton verses Seth Rollins. I am hoping Randy will beat the living crap out of Seth.

The Frienemies (AJ and Paige) version the Bella Twins. I am cheering for AJ’s team. But I am disappointed that this is not a Triple Threat or Fatal Four Way four the Diva’s championship.

United States Champion verses John Cena in a title match. As always I am cheer for Cena to win.

The Undertaker verses Bray Wyatt. RIP Bray Wyatt, forever!

Intercontinental Championship Ladder Match. Daniel Bryan, Stardust, Dolph Ziggler, Luke Harper, Dean Ambrose, R-Truth and defending champion Bad News Barrett. This is a tough one, so many good stars too choose from.

The 2nd Annual Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal.

Sting verses the CEO of the WWE Triple H. As Triple H is one of my favourite wrestles of all time I am cheering for him. He maybe a total jackass as CEO, but for some really odd reason I cannot hate him.

WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar verses Roman Reigns. The Roman reign of the WWE will start next Sunday night (well Monday morning for us in the UK).

I also have a feeling that there will be a tag team title match too, most likely multiply teams. But we will have to see as the show is heavily booked already.



“Painting and Converting”

For this post I have for you all are four Female Asterian players, Shen and a Dwarf X-Guard.

This post's figures front view
This post's figures rear view
Female Asterians 
Dwarf X-Guard
Shen

In the next post there should be two BattleZone Core World sprues and a BattleZone connector sprue.



“Watch, Listen and Read”

Monday
Watched: Episodes 1 to 5 Power Rangers Dino Charge, episode 15 of season three of Arrow, the previous week’s episode of BBC Click, hat week’s episode of the Gadget Show.
Events: Work.
Brought and Received: My Salute ticket for next month.

Tuesday
Watched: That week’s episode of WWE Raw, episode 11 and 12 of Gotham and episodes 4 and 5 of Transformers Robots in Disguise.
Events: Work.

Wednesday
Events: Work.

Thursday
Events: Work, no HeroClix or Arcadia Quest due to Darren S’s car was in the garage.

Friday
Events: Work.
KickStarter: Backed Deadzone Infestation at Quarantine level.

Saturday
Watched: That week’s episode of Weekenders and that week’s episode of WWE Smackdown.
Events: Coffee with Darren H and then work.
Brought and Received: New X-Men.

Sunday
Watched: That week’s episode of Weekenders, episode 16 of season three of Arrow, that week’s episode of BBC Click, episodes 6 and 7 of Transformers Robots in Disguise, episode 13 of Cardfight Vanguard G and episodes 8 and 9 of LARPs.
Events: Off work.
eBay: Won the Wrath of Kings/Kingdom Death Twilight Knight crossover promo figure.
Brought: A late Mother's day present.

Still in the post or soon be should
Zombicide Season Three (should be shipping soon).
Guild Ball.
March 2015 Loot Crate.
The Wrath of Kings/Kingdom Death Twilight Knight crossover promo figure.
The late Mother's day present.



Until next time, hope for a better tomorrow.