|The Saturday Matinee;|
The Game Room and Game Lounge in full cry.
|The newest addition to the Missuma River Yacht Club;|
Just built, prior to staining the hull.
|'Temperate' tile on the left; 'Arid' tile on the right.|
I think I need to put more green on the 'Temperate' tiles.
Once again, thank you all for your kind words for The Missus; she really appreciates your concern and good wishes. I will be back with replies to all of you tomorrow, too!
Mike Burns, of Dark Fable Miniatures, will be having another Indiegogo campaign for a new series of Ancient Egyptian 'civilian' miniatures. We have supported the previous three campaigns, and the figures are simply wonderful! These are all of the 'court types' one sees in 'sword and sandal' epics, and are really useful for games set in Tekumel's palaces and clan-houses. For the full story, please visit:
We've heard that the industrious Jeff Dee has sent out the 'pre-approval' edition of his new RPG, "Bethorm", and we'd love to hear from anyone who has a copy. Jeff does good work, and I have confidence in him. Check out his web page at the Uni Games link in the left-hand column, please!
Yesterday's Saturday Matinee Double Feature - "Thief of Bagdad" - 1924, and "Thief of Bagdad" - 1940; these are the correct release dates, by the way - has had to be postponed until Saturday, September 27th, due to an injury to one of our regulars. He's doing well, I am told, but we thought we'd be polite and wait until he can climb stairs again...
The Missuma River Yacht Club has a new ship on the ways. This is one of the "Creatology" wooden kits that are sold as puzzles for six year olds, and it makes up into a very nice ship for games. A six year old will have no trouble building it; I took a little longer...
These kits / puzzles go for about five to six dollars retail, and you can't beat that for a boat that's a good foot long and four inches wide. I'll stain the hull with a nice dark walnut, and she'll soon be sailing about the seas of Tekumel...
So, I was packing the new 'Barsoom' terrain tiles away in their plastic storage tubes, when it occurred to me that I really should compare the old and well-used 'Temperate' and 'Arid' tiles to each other. I've never used the two sets side by side, and I used to use them about one each once per year. That's all changed with the new game table, and I thought I might want to have a look at them to see what I should do to refurbish them.
Ahem. have a look at the photo, above. I have a sneaking suspicion that I need to get out the green tempera paint and give the supposedly 'wetter' tiles a shot of greenery. Comments? Thoughts?
In the larger world of the game industry, the four-handed lawsuit between Warner Brothers / Sweetpea Entertainment and Universal Pictures / Hasbro / Wizards of the Coast is apparently going to trial this week. I am not even going to try to summarize this one; it's been a year of legal motions and court decision since I last reported on this, so I'd suggest going right to the source:
Thats all for now; more later this week, after I get some sleep...