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Sunday, 30 April 2017

Neoscream's Life: Salute and Problems. April 30th 2017

Welcome everybody to another "Neoscream's Life" post. Sorry for the lack of posts lately. I have not done much to the room since the last post, partly due to Salute. However, I have done a little work on the deck. People who follow me on Facebook or Twitter will know I was at Salute. It was a great day out, but sadly I spent more money than I was planning. I have also managed to do a bit of miniature work done. While at Salute I picked up a new Warband for Frostgrave and two figures I want to paint up (and Heavily convert one) for some friends. So I have been building, converting, undercoating and started painting them.

There most likely be no post next week, due to the lack of gaming and getting ready for Campaign. However, "Neoscream's Painting Table" might be back the following week.

I also have been avoiding writing this as there are things I really want to talk about. But after the whole Shenell thing I know I cannot really. Maybe I should be avoiding using that beeping name (the problem is not Shenell, but the damage that was done to me emotional does effect this), but I used it so that people who know me for a long time will know what I am talking about. I will try to do a brief outline with what is happening, without giving too many details that will course more problems. There seems to be a problem between myself and someone I really like and I do not know how to handle it. It is hurting me not knowing how to solve it. I have asked friends who do not know her for some advice and it mainly just to leave things alone and wait. (No Simon, I am not sending dick pics like you keep on suggesting to do. I know she will not like that what so ever.) However, waiting is hurting more as I just want to get things sorted. To be honest, as I was writing this I am getting close to tears as I feel lost. (But the tears side could be due to the Eczema around my eye irritating my eyes. I know it is a stupid thing, but my life does get me like that sadly.

Anyway, let us get on to gaming.


HeroClix

On Thursday the 20th of April, I went down to York House for some HeroClix. The scenario was "The New Age". 400 points, no figure above 100 points and no ATA's. I went for a "New X-Men" themed team who were:

Cyclops (001 Marvel Uncanny X-Men Fast Forces) 50
Jean Grey (002 Marvel Uncanny X-Men Fast Forces) 50
Beast (003 Marvel Uncanny X-Men Fast Forces) 50
Angel (004 Marvel Uncanny X-Men Fast Forces) 50
Iceman (005 Marvel Uncanny X-Men Fast Forces) 50
Kitty Pryde (023a Marvel Uncanny X-Men) 45
X-23 (037 Marvel Uncanny X-Men) 100
=395 points

To cut things short (as I am writing this just over a week after it happened), I won both my games against Michael and Adrian, but they were close games if I remember correctly. Also like normal, I lost my game against Darren S.

There was no HeroClix on Thursday 27th of April as both Adrian and Darren S called it off on the day and there will be no HeroClix on Thursday 4th of May as both Adrian and Michael are busy.


Cardfight Vanguard Tournament

As I am writing this about a week after the event I will not be going into so many details about the rounds. On Sunday 23rd of April, I went to Wargames Workshop MK for a Cardfight Vanguard Duos Tournament. It was on a Sunday instead of Saturday because of the Magic the Gathering Prerelease event. However, the prerelease still had a very huge turnout on the third and final day of the event. So we were moved to the spare room in the comic book store "Magic Comic Kingdom" (owned by Carl the owner of Wargames Workshop). Sadly the room did not have the room to support a six-team duos tournament. So we had to do a singles tournament. Damn it! So all the planning I did with Wai-Yin was a waste.

I won two of the rounds during the pre top four cut off rounds. One round against a new player called John and the other round was against Wai-Yin which was a close round. Even though Wai-Yin sadly would not agree.

I managed to get into the top four cut off. In the semifinals, I was up against Shell. She won like normal for her and she won the finals too.

After the event, I managed to trade with Shell for my second copy of the new Grandgallop. Just two more to go.


Kingdom Death Monster

This one is easy to write as it is just a copy and paste job (with some little changes) as I have already written it on a new Facebook group I made so that both my KDM groups can interact with one and other and I can share information to both groups at once.

On Monday the 24th of April, I went down to Wargames Workshop MK for a game of KDM. There was no Bob as he had a game of The Walking Dead All Out War with Peter booked. Also, there was no Adrian as he called off at the last minute. So it was just me, Wai-Yin and Michael. We all took our normal Survivors. Wai-Yin took Alice, I took Marth (named after the Fire Emblem character) and Michael took his normal character which I cannot remember the name. As there were only three of us we took a random female Survivor which we called Char.

We hunted a level one White Lion and won without losing anyone or taking any serious injuries. We got enough resources to build upgrade the pool and finally built Wai-Yin's Cat Gut Bow and as well as two more pieces of our third set of Rawhide Armour. Oh and all three of our characters went up an Age and all got an extra +1 to Strength.

As it was quick and we had the time. We sent our Endeavours on Purifying both Adrian's and Bob's current characters and then went on another hurt against another level one White Lion. It was another easy fight. The only problem we would have has was a double Gorm Climate with both at the low result. However, we realised we were safe as it would have only destroyed Resources in the Settlement Storage. Resources gain/leftover from a Showdown are only recorded in Settlement Storage at the end of the Settlement phase. So the resources we just gained was safe and as we spent all the resources before going on the hunt, we had nothing to lose. We finished off the third set of Rawhide Armour and Purified two more Survivors.

There was three mistake made. During the two Lantern Years. The first one was I stupidly got Deadly mixed up with Devastating on the first Showdown. (Deadly is +1 Luck while Devastating is deal extra damage.) Sadly it was done and could not do anything about it, but we did realise we missed out on two critical wounds. However, afterward, at home, I realised I had also forgotten I had Savage one my weapon too. (On Critical Wounds deal extra damage.) So I had only accidentally done one extra wound to the first Lion and I would have done two more damage to the second as I critical wounded it twice. Lol. Facepalm. Oh and the third mistake was that we forgot to use an endeavour when we innervated both years. That is an easy fix. We just un-Purify one of the Survivors, as we could not have done them.

Sadly due to Monday 1st of May being a Bank holiday and the following Monday being Frostgrave, the next KDM game for the Wargames Workshop MK group will not be happening until the 15th of May.


Star Trek Ascendancy

Roxy was back in MK for several days and HeroClix was canceled, we decided to try out Star Trek Ascendancy. We played a two player game where she was the Klingons and I was the Federation. It was at first a peaceful game there was an early Trade Agreement that gave both sides a lot of Production. One side used a stockpile of Production and a ton of warp bonus to create two full-size battle fleets to attack the homeworld of the opposite player. They conquered the defending ships and homeworld with easy and then defended against a counter-attack before taking the planet for their own. The Federation conquered the Klingons using the Klingons own brute force tactics.

Star Trek Ascendancy is an interesting game and I do plan on buying the Brog expansion as well as at least one of the other races so I can do four player games.


Well until next time, until all are one with the Lantern Spark.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Neoscream's Life: Close to Finishing. April 18th 2017

Welcome everybody to another "Neoscream's Life" post. The shelves over the desk and Chest of Draws are up now and the extra (not the internal shelves) have been added. I am also been doing a lot of sort out the stuff in my shed and move stuff back to my room. Still got a lot more work on that end of things.

With the way things are going, I might be back doing "Neoscream's Painting Table" in May.

Now to gaming.


Random Games

On Thursday there was no HeroClix as Darren S could not make it. So I meet up with Liam, Crawford, and Matt for some random games. First myself, Liam and Crawford played a game of Boss Monster which Liam won. Then with Matt, we played something like two or three games of a new card game Liam just brought. I cannot remember the name or find it on a search, but it was Lovecraft based. Last we played two or three games of Exploding Kittens. A great fun night. I also managed to get my first ever pair of decks for Future Card Buddyfight.


Kingdom Death Monster

On Saturday night I went down to Simon's with Richard and Darren H for a game of KDM. We hunted a Gorn this time. We managed to win. However, we did get some crippling disorders. One character had to retire because of it.Sadly we could not do much of the Settlement phase and there was a Nemesis event.


Oh I also got a new game to on Saturday, Star Trek Ascendancy.

Well until next time, until all are one with the Lantern Spark.

Monday, 17 April 2017

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Neoscream's Life: Chair and maybe more delays. April 11th 2017

Welcome to another "Neoscream's Life" post. Due to my dad's Hernia being much worse than he was letting us know, we did not do much last week. The only real work that was done was me putting up the caches (ok most likely the long term) for some of the shelves and building the new computer chair, seen in the opening photo (the lamp and 3DS cable are just there waiting for the new smaller bookcase). The chair is a lot bigger than I thought, so big I cannot tuck it under the desk. C'est la vie. However, it is a lot more comfortable than the old chair. Oh and we bought a new TV for my room too.

On Monday I finished work early (just doing the morning) so I could get home to help out my dad with my room. Dad was off work this week due to Monday being my mum's last day at work before retiring/being made redundant). He managed to turn the bookcase into shelving for my boardgame (minus KDM) while I was at work, as seen in the second photo. I will most likely move one of the comic book boxes to make a space for my DVD/game CD folders when I get some new folders and the BIG two have fallen apart.

We then took down a re-fixed the cupboards back better on the walls, finally added the headboard to my bed and finished the shelving in them and we fixed the towers to the wall and planned the shelves that will go over the desk.

While my dad was off picking up my mum and taking her to a doctor's appointment, I finally got my board games out of my shed and placed them onto the shelves. I also got some of the figures that were going into the cupboards and started filling, as seen in the third photo. Still got more work to do to them. I also finally set up the new TV as well.

On Tuesday my parents picked the shelving and the bookcase from Ikea. The new bookcase is up and I have started feeling it.

Now to gaming.


HeroClix

On Thursday I went down to York House in Stony Stratford for some games of HeroClix with Darren S, Michael and Adrian. This week's scenario was "Big Bash". 1,000 points, five actions, no figure over 200 points, no figure on a base bigger than a peanut base, no ATA and a maximum of five theme team re-rolls.

I went for an Avengers themed team who were:

She-Hulk (006 Marvel Civil War) 90
Yellowjacket (010 Marvel Civil War) 60
War Machine (004 Marvel Captain America Civil War) 105 + Iron Man was Right 5 = 110
Firebird (011 Marvel Avengers Assemble) 105
Silver Centurion (001b Invincible Iron Man) 161
Thor (005 Marvel HeroClix 10th Anniversary) 200
Vision (013 Marvel Chaos War) 95
Scarlet Witch (006 Marvel Chaos War Fast Forces) 75
Ms. Marvel (023 Marvel Chaos War) 110
=1,001 points

On the first round, I was up against Darren S who was using a Dark Avengers themed team. Like normal Darren S won. Also, Michael won his game against his brother Adrian.

On the second round, I was up against Adrian who was using a Green Lantern themed team. I managed to win this game. Also, Darren S won his game against Michael.

Due to everyone feeling tired, especially myself and Adrian, we decided not to do the third round. I really do not know who I have been so tired lately as I have been sleeping well to my knowledge.

Anyway, there is no HeroClix next week as there is no Darren S. Instead I will be playing board games with Liam and Matt at Wargames Workshop MK. Oops, that reminds me, I forgot something happened on Monday I forgot to blog about in the last post.


Future Card Buddyfight

On Monday after KDM, I managed to get my first Future Card Buddyfight. I borrowed a Hero World deck from Crawford based roughly around things like Sentai (Power Ranges). I was up against Crawford who was using a Dungeon World deck and I managed to win with Liam's couching. I might look into building a deck in the future. Just need to get my room finished first and Salute (Saturday next week) over and done with before doing anything.


Cardfight Vanguard

On Saturday I went down to Wargames Workshop MK for a Cardfight Vanguard Sneak Peek of the new set, GBT-10 Raging Clash of the Blade Fangs. However, as most people wanted to buy the boosters but do the Tournament, I ended up playing in the main Tournament. I decided to use my Cosmic Heroes deck. I had worked on the Stride deck. The main change was dropping most of my X-rogue and X-phoenix for the new Stride, X-lead.

On the first round, I was up against, crap I truly have forgotten, sorry. I know I lost but sadly I am pulling a blank on who or what deck. Sorry.

On the second round, I was up against Wai-Yin who was using her boys, Touken Ranby. She had been using a Legion deck but decided to rebuild the deck just before the tournament. I managed to win this round.

On the third round, I was up against Shell who was using her Bermuda Triangle deck. Shell won like normal for her. However, I was having bad luck with my draws. Especially one the second game where I had three triggers in my starting hand and no grade ones. I sent the triggers back to the deck and redraw three cards which were all triggers. Beep. Then I did not draw a grade one on the first turn so I had to G-assist to Grade one. Beep.

On the fourth and final round before the top four cut off, I was up against Jasper who was using his OTT deck. This ended up as a draw, with one game each.

I somehow managed to get into the top four cut off with just one win. Well we did have only seven players, plus withdraws and byes being treated as a lost, it can happen.

In the semifinals, I was up against Shell. She won and then she defeated Crawford who was using Kagero in the finals.


Kingdom Death Monster Zombicide

We were originally was planning on playing KDM on Monday but without Bob who could not make it. However, on Sunday evening Wai-Yin message us to say that she could not make it due to an unplanned family outing. As this meant that it was just myself, Michael and Adrian, I ask if they want to play a different game. We decided on Zombicide. Then about two hours before we meet up, Wai-Yin message that she would be back in Milton Keynes in time. LOL. We decided to stick with Zombicide.

We played one of the missions from the Compendium, but a yellow and with Standard, Toxic, Berserkers and Skinners in the zombie deck. We were using Adrian's and Micheal's copy of the game as it was currently easier at the moment (however, I had to bring my Zombies as they forgot theirs), until my room and shed are finished reorganising. Their copy was missed a bunch of cards and character that were miss placed somewhere at their home. This did cause a couple of problems due to chooses from the experience deck not working. Also, Adrian's "Team Player" (not) did cause problems, especially with Wai-Yin who I forgot to warn about (god I wish Bob was there). Due to time, we did not finish the mission. However, we could have easily done it with a bit more time. The only difficulty there was is that their was an A-Bomb on the map and we did not have anything to kill it YET. It was fun to some degree apart from the fighting between Wai-Yin and Adrian.


Well until next time, until all are one with the Lantern Spark.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Neoscream's Life: And it Continues, Seven Years. April 5th 2017

Welcome everyone to another "Neoscream's Life. First off, today marks the seven year anniversary of the Blog. WOW, seven years! Oh, ummm! I forget until today when I got a reminder on my phone, so there is no plan and time for anything special. But WOW.

Anyway, sadly there will not be a new "Neoscream's Painting Table" post this weekend as furniture building and wall mounting the cupboards have taken long than planned. Also, there has been some changes to the plans. You might have seen the posts I posted on Friday and Saturday on Twitter (which are re-posted on Facebook).

Everything apart from a new smaller bookcase (which we still need to buy) and new computer chair (which arrives on Thursday) is built, but without shelves. We have not added the shelves on most things at the moment for three reasons. They are not attached to the wall yet (towers and bookcase), have not decided what will go in them (desk) or time (cupboards). The cupboards have been a real pain as we learned afterwards building them that you cannot fit the shelves with the doors on. Damn it! This will mean they will not be easy to adjust. BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! Also, the diagrams I made online did not show how tight the gap between the computer chair and bookcase is. With the fact that the new chair should be a bit bigger, we had to change some plans. In the end, we decided to mount the bookcase on the wall where we were planning to put wall shelving. However, it will be above the floor so we can place VERY heavy comic book boxes on the floor underneath it. The bookcase will become shelving from my board games, apart from KDM which is on top of the wardrobe. We do plan on placing a smaller bookcase (half the size) where we were originally planning to place the bookcase (between my bed and the doorway).

We will be doing some modifications to the desk too. We are going to add a slide out shelve for to keyboard (arrived in the post today) and a stripe light below the top shelve.

Sadly due to my dad's Hernia problems, we could not do anything on Sunday. He is plan on finishing the work before this weekend.

Now to gaming.

On Monday I went down to Wargames Workshop MK for the first game of the new Frostgrave campaign. This will be a once a month thing at the beginning of each month thing like the last one. However, e are not limiting it to one campaign from a book. This time around I went for a Summoner, a Wizard class I as originally thinking of doing last time. I hired an Apprentice (Heartless), an Armoured Captain (Soulless), a Treasure Hunter (Greed), an Infantryman (Backless) and three Thieves (Red, Yellow and Green). I was using my Arcadia Quest figures (mainly the Nameless set ones) and a Chibi figure I made back when I got the original Super Dungeon Explore. It has a villains of Harry Potter feel to it.

Five of us turned up for Frostgrave. Myself, Bob, Jim, Matt and a player Tom. We divided into two board/game. Bob verse Matt and myself versus Jim versus Tom. With lessons learned from the last campaign, I manage to not only get the first treasure off the board (in the first turn) but also the second. Only two of my guys were taken out, but the rest were low in health by the end. Never of the two taken out were killed, but one will miss a game. Luckily it was a Thief. Nameless gained two levels, I picked up two Magical Items (Boots of Speed and Horn of Destruction) and earned 99 gold after Soulless's cut. I have upped Nameless's Fight and I will ever improve Possess or Summon. However, I still need to decide my base and what to spend the gold on. I currently thinking on getting a second Treasure Hunter and a Warhound.

So that people know, next Monday should be KDM.


Well until next time, until all are one with the Lantern Spark.