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24/09/2014 at 16:50 in reply to: What figures / kit / model would you buy if you had a time machine. #9320
Definitely the old Minifigs ‘Valley of Four Winds’ figures… I’ve got some but want more.
Lots of old GW… original Bretonnians and Slann and Chaos Thugs, Beastmen, etc.
All of the Colorforms Outer Space Men
I’m sad to see him go but glad for the time he was around.
From my scant dealings with him an all-around solid guy.
Well, of course, right after posting this I found the term: Evocatio, a Roman practice… though I assume the concept didn’t originate with them.
I still can’t find any reference to draping idols to punish them… deny a god worship.
<div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>venusboys3 wrote:</div>
Generally I find science fiction weaker on characters and plot… but strong on the presentation of ideas.
I find bad sci-fi to be like that, just as I find bad films in general to be like that. But there are some truly excellent films out there in terms of characters that you care about and also the story they are part fo.
I guess I was thinking more along the lines of classic scifi books… like Foundation and Ringworld… which seem to primarily be big ideas on display with protagonists who are there mostly as eyes to see through. Most of what is entertaining about Bladerunner has little to do with the specifics of the Replicants… they could be spies or escaped convicts or slaves and have pretty much the same storyline and impact. But everyone remembers the visuals, the flying cars and such… but those are mostly set dressing and don’t impact the story either. 2001: A Space Oddyssey, on the other hand… that’s all about the concept… and the human characters seem pretty interchangeable.
Her was probably the best new scifi movie I’ve seen in years… being BOTH about big ideas AND having some interesting humans as well.
Dark City seems like pure Fantasy to me… despite the final shot revealing that they’re ‘in spaaaaaaace’.
Not that I’m really all that invested in the taxonomy of such things. Sometimes I want a story about ideas, sometimes I want a story about people… sometimes I want action, sometimes I want smart people having an interesting discussion about interesting stuff.
When does SciFi Start? It starts when you say, “What if?”
I like that take on it. It better quantifies what I expect out of science fiction… vs. space opera and such… which are usually more concerned with telling a ripping yarn than exploring a particular concept. Fantasy seldom seems concerned with ‘what if’ type questions. Generally I find science fiction weaker on characters and plot… but strong on the presentation of ideas.
That ‘Criswell Predicts’ game sounds loads of fun… though probably more as an RPG for me… that way I get to do lots of goofy voices and loony monologues like, “Remember, my friends, future events such as these will affect <i>you</i> in the future!”
At 6mm… based as a squad… it doesn’t bother me all that much. Anything bigger, individual based, and I would take issue. I’d prefer it if the squad could choose to split its targets, on occasion, for weaker/less accurate attacks… a desperate move vs. concentrating fire.
Tusk seems like it’s well worth a further look.
The Copplestone sculpts are mighty nice.
I’ll have to check out those Caveman! rules… if only because the bloody rock idea is hilarious.
I’ll own up that the inspiration that got me looking for a good caveman game was watching the original Quatermass and the Pit… the idea of ancient martians manipulating human genetics… the suggestion that those early humanoids (depicted as being small bipeds) were martian colonists… that there may have been a high point before the colonists descended into anarchy and barbarism (because of the death of Mars?). So I was seeing a prehistoric setting… with Martian-bred cavemen of various distinctions (some with Martian technology?) trying to survive and maintain their inherited/transferred culture. Might as well toss in some a-historic dinosaurs as well.
I’d heard of Tusk but for some reason thought it was a Victorian ‘Lost World’ sort of game.
I was thinking 28mm but I do like 6mm as well so it’s worth a look.
I got a sudden bug to paint up some old Legions of Steel minis I’ve had forever but never built/painted. Most likely to end up in a game of Rogue Trader.
Riotous old figures that have a lot of character on them.
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Yeah, if this site keeps growing… and I hope it does… it could easily become my go-to wargaming site, along with LAF.
Oh! There’s an ATST in a 10×10 room… with a pie!
Fotoamator (1998) (Photographer)
A documentary centering on the photos and records kept by a German accountant working at the Lodz ghetto. His photos document the ghetto visually while the records and notes he kept show the mindset of banal bureaucracy behind the horrors… running the place in a very business like fashion.
I listen to a bunch of different podcasts. My new favorite is probably old news, Welcome to Night Vale: http://podbay.fm/show/536258179
It’s a bit sinister, ala The Twilight Zone… but just about always makes me laugh “Stay Away From The Dog Park!”
I got caught up in the Oldhammer madness so WFB 3rd for bigger throwdowns… though I’m still in the market for something generic, like Fantasy Rules! to use for other settings.
SOBH for little dust-ups.
I’ve always liked this stuff. Great to see it all in one place!
Heavy Metal was probably the biggest influence on my ideas and inspirations. Moebius and Bilal and Druillet… those guys really took me places, kinda made up for not reading many superhero comics.10/08/2014 at 22:11 in reply to: ClearHorizon Miniatures – 15mm Sneak Preview RAT Buggy #4008
Oh yeah! I like that.
I’ll need to source some tiny flame decals to put on the sides…