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Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Neoscream's Gamer life: 27th June to 3rd July 2016

Welcome everybody to another the "Neoscream's Gamer Life" post. This is my weekly post of life and gaming. This week's Kingdom Death opening pictures is the Frogdog.



"Blog News"

OK there was no "Gaming News from Neoscream" post last week. This is because after posting last week's "Neoscream's Life" I decided I will from now on do ONE big joint post. This will make it easier for me to work on the posts as I would be working on both sides at the some time instead of working on 'Life' on the weekend and Monday (and Tuesday) where I end up forgetting things and then working on 'Gaming' on Wednesday to Friday. The only problems that there will be is the space for Labels. I had to drop the Labels "WWE, "Foxes", "X-Men", "Game of Thrones", "TMNT" and "Anime" from this post. However this will be the last post to use the "Game News" tag.

Imagine this image of Foxes in Kingdom Death Monster
without the shorts.
If anyone has any ideas for a better layout for this new combined post please let me know in the comment, on Facebook or on Twitter.



"Life"

On Monday I went down to Wargames Workshop MK for a game of Kingdom Death Monster. This was the first time I had tried out wipe able character sheets and a spreadsheet style record system for characters. They seem to have worked fine. Bob, Michael and Robert turned up to play this time so I could play as a character instead of being the Monster controller. We hunted down another level one White Lion. Due to the fact that we could not re-equip my character who I created back during the beginning of the campaign called Louisa (named after Foxes), got heavily damage due to a deep froze as she only had a Lion Coat as she lost the the Cloth skirt she had during the last game. Anyway we mage to defeat the Lion with ease and the Armoured Strangers left us a Statue while a humanoid Lion statue appeared in the middle of the settlement during the Settlement phase.

Oh the double post of last week's "Neoscream's Life" post and the Tweeter delay. When I posted last week's post, Blogger sent me to a blank new post. I went to the posts page and spotted the top post was a draft and it was the post I was trying to post. So I went into the post again and tried to posted it again, but I got a blank new post again. I went to the posts page again again and there was still a draft copy of the post on the top. However I noticed below it was two posted copies of the post. Facepalm. I checked the blog and there was two copies of the post. I tried to delete one of the posts and the draft, however Blogger just jams up. As I had to delete one post, I decided to play it safe and wait until I had deleted the double post as I do not wait to link the one that gets deleted. It was still jamming up on Wednesday too. However I manage to delete them on Thursday, however it maybe due to the face that this time I deleted them individually instead of together.

There was a plan on a game of Kingdom Death Monster on Friday, but sadly it was cancelled.

On Saturday I went down to Wargames Workshop MK for some Luck and Logic. I got another booster box and get in a bunch of trades. My Mejiko and Sena decks are both close to being finished, however I am still missing a lot of cards for my Aoi deck. I might give up on trying to build an Aoi deck as I miss a lot more cards due to rarity and the fact that there is a lot of people trying to build her deck. I sadly only got half a demo using my Sena deck game before I had to leave, due to Shell and Liam being busy with other demo games of Luck and Logic as well as playing Force of Will. According to Liam, the way it was going I would have most likely won as I had destroyed a lot more gates than what he did.

During the weekend I have been doing a bit of tidying of my bed room. Sadly after about three bags of rubbish it still looks like a bomb site. Well at least I can walk in it earlier now. Hopefully things will improve this weekend when I continue with the tidying.



"Thursday Night HeroClix"

On Thursday I went down to York House for HeroClix. The scenario was  "The 'New' Fantastic Four". 400 points, four figures no more no less, no figure with the Fantastic Four Keyword. After trying to build several teams (like Alpha Flight and a Days of Future Past Sentinels) I ended up going for a Stark Industries themed team who were:

Silver Centurion (001b Marvel Invincible Iron Man) 161 + Secret Avengers (ATA) 5 = 166
Rescue (002 Marvel Invincible Iron Man) 65
War Machine (029a Marvel Invincible Iron Man) 125 + Secret Avengers (ATA) 5 = 130
Bethany Cabe (102 Marvel Invincible Iron Man) 39
=400 points

On the first round I was up against Michael who was using a SHIELD themed team who were:

Agent Ward (012 Marvel Nick Fury Agent of SHIELD) 55
Radiance (041 Marvel Nick Fury Agent of SHIELD) 65
War Machine (026 Marvel Age of Ultron) 200
Satana Hellstrom (034 Marvel Amazing Spider-man) 82
=402 points

I managed to win this game. Also Darren S won his game against Adrian. On the second round I was up against Darren S who was using a Circle of Four (who the hell) themed team who were:

Red Hulk (004 Wizkids Marvel 2016 Events) 100
X-23 (037 Marvel Uncanny X-Men) 100
Venom (034 Marvel Deadpool) 96
Ghost Rider (026 Wizkids Marvel Events) 99
=395 points

Like normal against Darren S, I lost the game. Also Adrian won his game against his brother Michael. On the third and final round I was up against Adrian who was using an Avengers themed team who were:

Spider-Man (014 Marvel Civil War) 80
Wolverine (029 Marvel Chaos War) 90
Black Panther (007 Marvel Avengers vs X-Men) 100
Iron Man (009 Marvel HeroClix 10th Anniverary) 125
=395 points

It was a tight game, however I just managed to win this game. Also Darren S won his game against Michael.

This week's scenario is "Mr and Mrs". 500 points, 3 Actions. The team must contain the male and female variants (i.e Hulk and She Hulk, Hawk Man and Hawk Girl etc.) or a famous comic book couple (Scot and Jean, Lois and Clark etc.).



"Painting and Converting"

After being missing for two weeks the "Painting and Converting" section is back. This week I have for you all the Zombivor version of Julien and both versions of Tiff from Zombicide as well as the Lion Knight from Kingdom Death Monster.


During the week I have not managed to finish anything sadly. In next week’s post there should hopefully be the Lion Knight's three female assistants and the Flower Knight from Kingdom Death Monster. Due to tidying there is no end of week photo of what I am currently painting.



“Watch, Listen and Read”

Monday
Brought and Received: A deck box.

Tuesday
Watched: Episode 10 (final) of season six of Game of Throne and that week’s episode of WWE Raw.

Wednesday
Nothing.

Thursday
Nothing

Friday
Watched: That week’s episode of WWE Smackdown and episode 9 of Supergirl.

Saturday
Watched: That week’s episode of Weekenders and episodes 4 to 12 (final) of Luck and Logic.
Brought and Received: A booster box of Luck and Logic BT01 "Growth and Genesis", the Warmachine mark three Convergence deck and a Force of Will deck. Due to the price difference and the fact I will also need to buy Mercenaries as well I will not be getting the Cygnar mark three deck at the moment. I will try to run on War Room for them for now.
Backed: Miniatures Wargaming The Movie.

Sunday
Watched: That week’s episode of Weekenders XLBS. 

Still in the post or soon be should
Druid from Kingdom Death Monster.




“Gaming News”

This is my brief weekly news section from the world of of war, board and card gaming (plus some other games). This up-to-date to when I post this than to Sunday night like the rest of the post. I will be trying to get back into posting Privateer Press, Malifaux, Force of Will and Crooked Dice Games news.

First off we have the Bushiroad news. With Weiß Schwarz, Friday next week will see the release of the Rinne of boundary extra booster set in Japanese.
Also with Future Card Buddyfight (as I am already reporting on all the other games from Bushiroad I have decided to do this one too), Friday next week will see the release D Trial Deck 1 "Dragon Emperor of the Colossal Ocean" in both English and Japanese.

Next is the HeroClix news. Since last time we got previews of: Hulkling, Wiccan and Stature from Marvel Civil War; and Carnage, Speed Demon and Boomrang from Marvel Superior Foes of Spider-Man. Marvel Superior Foes of Spider-Man also introduces the new character cards

Now for the Cool Mini or Not news. The Massive Darkness KickStar is still going Strong. Since the last post the following Stretch Goals have been unlocked: The Hero Silence the Thief ; three Lava Tiles; the Kickstarter Exclusive Roaming Monster Fomorian; the Bloodmoon Assassins vs The Hellephant expansion as an add-on; three Crystal Tiles; the Roaming Monster Lord Tusk; the Sorcerers vs Lord Tusk expansion as an add-ons however backers are already getting it as all the content was from Stretch Goals; a new campaign using the new tiles; the KickStarter exclusive Hero Sicarus the Assassin; and the Reptisaurians expansion as an add-ons.
The Stretch Goals that are still going as I post this are: The Kickstarter Exclusive Roaming Monster Low Troll at $2,620k.
Also with Zombicide Black Plague, the first of the campaigns that were unlock from KickStarter has been posted online.

Next is the Frostgrave news. The Nickstarter (or Gnickstarter which they are calling it) has just end yesterday for their "Into The Breeding Pits". Sadly they have only unlock the second Violent Fungi since the last post. This means that the extras people that pre-ordered at Level Two or higher durring this will be: A Hyena; three Giant Rats; two Violent Fungi; and one or two wallpapers for participants computers.

Now for the JoeK Minis Odyssey: Argonauts news. They have decided to a a new add-on pack to the Pledge Manager. This add-on is a set of two large fists.

Next is the Miniatures Wargaming The Movie news. They have hit KickStarter again due to budget. They do not have enough for editing due to extra stuff they have done and a massive increase of editing costs due to the editors they were using became massive out of nowhere. They came back to KickStarter with the support of the backers. Since starting they have funded the editing and now have a Stretch Goal of a twenty minute behind the scenes documentary when they hit £12.5k.

Now for the Privateer Press news. Mark three of Hordes and Warmachine is now is stores, however only in limited numbers due to the massive demand at their event "Lock and Load".

Next is the return of the Wyrd Games news. This Monday's Sneak Peek was this year's new Malifaux Miss figure. Every year Wyrd release a Special Edition Female version of a character or a Minion that does not have a female version. These figures are available from conversation and special events like the Black Friday sales. This year's figure is Miss Fire, a female version of Willie the Demolitionist. She will be released at Gen Con.

Now for the Force of Will English news. Last Friday saw the release of the fourth and final booster set of the Alice Cluster, "Battle of Attoractia". They also revealed yesterday that there will be a "Vingolf Series" crossover set called "Valkyrie Chronicles". The set will be release on the 29th of July.

Next is the return of the Crooked Dice Game news. They have released a free Programme Guide for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for 7TV 2nd edition. Also July Madness and started. Until the 15th of July, you can get 10% off orders of £30 or more and 20% off orders of £60 or more by using the codes "10off30" and "20off60".

Lastly some Transformers Earth Wars news. Last week they have added both Nightbird and Arcee to the game though their second event, "Decoy Dash" which ended yesterday. They will be available outside the event at a later date, but will harder to get.



“KickStarter Dates”

  • Wave four of Kingdom Death Monster (December 2013), “Mekton Zero” (digital December 2013, physical March 2014), wave three of “Journey Wrath of Daemons” (July 2014), “Paranoia” (June 2015), wave two of “Shadows of Brimstone” (August 2014), “Zero Agents” (December 2015), wave two of “Robotech RPG Tactics” (December 2013), wave three of “Infinity RPG” (October 2016) and wave two of “Slaughterball” (June 2015) have all been delay due to problems and currently have no dates on when these will start shipping.
  • "Mechabrick Upgraded" (March 2016) is shipping or will be starting to ship soon.
  • “Myth Journeyman” (June 2016), wave two of "Zombicide Black Plague" (December 2015), "Warbears and Stagriders, Fantasy Wargames Miniatures" (March 2016), "The Others: 7 Sins" (March 2016), “Demigods Rising” (July 2015), "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows of the Past", "Odyssey Argonauts" and "Frostgrave: Into The Breeding Pits" should be shipping this month.
  • "Massive Darkness" will be ending on the 8th of July 2016.
  • Wave one of "The Walking Dead All Out War", wave one of the “Infinity RPG” (February 2016), "Dropfleet Commander" (June 2016) and “Battle System’s Urban Post Apocalypse Terrain” (June 2016) should be shipping in August 2016.
  • "Miniatures Wargaming The Movie" will be ending on the 7th of August 2016.
  • Both wave one of “Warpath” and the PDFs for "Fragged Empire RPG: Protagonist Archive and Miniatures" should ship in September 2016.
  • “Conan” board game (February 2016), "Rail Raiders Infinite" and "Arcadia Quest Inferno" (June 2016) should ship in October 2016.
  • Both wave two of “Journey Wrath of Daemons” (July 2014) and wave two of the “Infinity RPG” (July 2016) should ship some time between October and December 2016.
  • "Masmorra: Dungeon of Arcadia" should ship in November 2016.
  • “Super Dungeon Explore: Legends” should ship in December 2016.
  • "Widower's Wood" should ship in January 2017.
  • Wave two of "Warpath" should ship some time between January to March 2017.
  • The physical stuff for "Fragged Empire RPG: Protagonist Archive and Miniatures" should ship in February 2017.
  • Both "Dark Souls: The Board Game" and "Massive Darkness" should ship in April 2017.
  • "Ghostbusters The Board Game 2" should ship in May 2017.
  • "Miniatures Wargaming The Movie" should ship in November 2017.



"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.
  • Every Monday (except Bank Holidays) night at Wargames Workshop MK is there Wargames and Boardgamers night.
  • Every Thursday night Milton Keynes Wargames Society holds a gaming night at York House in Stony Stratford.
  • On Saturday the 9th of July 2016, there will be a Cardfight Vanguard tournament at Wargames Workshop MK. Please check the "Card Circuit M.K." Facebook group for details.
  • On Sunday the 10th of July,Guardians of Tyr will be running Star Wars X-Wing tournament at Jury's Inn MK.
  • On Sunday the 17th of July 2016, Guardians of Tyr will be running A Game of Thrones the card game tournament at Wargames Workshop Northampton.
  • On Sunday the 17th of July 2016, there will be a Weiss Schwarz tournament at Wargames Workshop MK. Please check the "Card Circuit M.K." Facebook group for details.
  • On Saturday the 23rd of July 2016, there will be a Cardfight Vanguard tournament at Wargames Workshop MK. Please check the "Card Circuit M.K." Facebook group for details.
  • On Saturday the 30th of July 2016, there will be both a Luck and Logic and Force of Will tournament at Wargames Workshop MK. Please check the "Card Circuit M.K." Facebook group for details.
  • On Monday the 1st of August 2016, will be the seven part of the Frostgrave campaign being played at Wargames Workshop MK. We will be meeting up once a month on the first Monday of the month for ten months. For details please check the "Frostgrave: The Beginning" Facebook group.
  • On Saturday the 6th of August 2016, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Steam Roller Warmachine/Hordes tournament at Wargames Workshop MK.
  • On Sunday the 7th of August 2016, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Warhammer 40,000 Conquest tournament at Wargames Workshop Northampton.
  • On Sunday the 21th of August 2016, Guardians of Tyr will be running an Android Netrunner tournament at Wargames Workshop Northampton.
  • On Saturday the 27th of August 2016, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Warhammer 40,000 tournament at Wargames Workshop MK.
  • On Sunday the 4th of September 2016, Guardians of Tyr will be running a Steam Roller Warmachine/Hordes tournament at Wargames Workshop Northampton.

Wargames Workshop MK has a £3 gaming fee or £3.50 for tournaments that do not already have a charge. With non-tournaments you will also need to pre-book a table for

For rules for Guardians of Tyr tournaments 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 (unless you are a child or unemployed where it is £1) and a £5 fee for a year’s membership. However the first day is free and they normally only take the yearly membership fee at the start of the year. The hall officially opens at 7PM for us gamers, but normally people start arriving about fifteen minutes early to grab tables.


Until next time, enjoy life.