Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Huzzah for Heroes…

OK, it’s the best show on Network television. It also seems as though they read my blog from last week and cut down on some of the commercials, however there still seems to be a lot of them ( Ok ok I know they don’t read this blog, no one does, but hey a guy can dream).
Future Hiro delivers his message to the Mymic who returns to the Artists studio. Hiro and Ando are dropped off in the desert and have a argument, Ando leaves. While he waits to order waffles, Hiro sees The Eagle land outside, The Eagle has escaped Skyler ( in a really cool flight scene), and ends up giving him a ride to Las Vegas. Miror Image’s husband escapes the police and is back in town, he has powers to. Miracle Girls father brain wipes the quarterback and she tells dad some of what has been going on. The cop returns home, everything seems to be going well as he uses his powers to please his wife however, maybe because he is tired, the thoughts of others overwhelm him while he is in a store. The Mimic uses his powers to finish a painting by the artist that shows the dead cheerleader. Hiro, the artist and Daniel now know they must save her. GREAT SHOW!!!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Heroes….

Heroes….

First, I loved the episode, but first… Commercials!!!!!! I am now of the opinion that each episode is 20 minutes long and that there is at least as much commercial content as show. I know I may be exaggerating, but there appears to be a excruciating amount of ad’s. In the immortal words of America’s for most folk poet, Mr. Charles Brown “ARRRRRRRRRGGGG!”.

Now… The episode progressed the story line further, The Policeman woke up in Skyler’s lab with Scary bald guy, they apparently are experimenting on our poor friend. The Cheerleader… Or “Miracle girl” …wakes up in the morgue, escapes and latter takes her revenge on the serial rapist Quarterback by crashing a car into a wall. Las Vegas mom, or maybe “Mirror Image” or “Darkside” intertwines with the politician “the Eagle” when it appears as though he is set up by Skyler. We actually get to see “Darkside” emerge when the mom is threatened. The Eagle is captures (let this be a lesson to all would be super heroes… Don’t cheat on your wives). I had previously stated that I thought that the Eagles brother could only fly when he was around his brother, partially correct, he seems to be able to absorb the powers or “mimic” those of someone he is around. Hiro…Oh my god! By far my favorite Character, the one that is so desperately trying to embrace his gift and the one who is oddly learning to control his power the best. He and Ando are in Vegas where Ando talks Hiro into using his power to help them gamble against Hiro’s best judgment, they win but are thrown out ( I loved the Rain Man scene on the escalator) and Hiro ends up taking a fist to the jaw. The end scene we get a glimpse of Hiro from the future, all cooled up, dressed in black, Samurai sword on his back, no glasses, hair slicked back and no trace of a accent, he comes and delivers a message from the future to Daniel ( whom he drops the line about not being used to seeing Daniel without his scar…Cool). We see a cool scene with artist guy as he gets whacked out on goof balls and paints the future, I loved the dream/painting effect. The show is very comic booky and that’s what I love about it.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Update

Well I didn’t get a chance to watch Jericho so no update this week. We found out on Monday that we are having a boy, everything looked fine. We have started talking about names, My son suggested Peanut Butter and oddly, the good NASCAR name of Jimmy Brian, My wife didn’t like the name Tucker although Collin was liked by all. We’ll go at it a little more and see what we come up with.
Last Weekend I attended a WWI event, The Somme, It was a emersion event, that means we lived in the trenches for 24 hours straight. Heck it even rained for us and was cold as heck. They really went out of there way for the full experience, they feed us in the line, had a mail call and a Rum ration. Doing a event like this every now and then helps you realize what they went through, If its hard for us after 24 hours imagine what it was like for them doing it for real.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

This Week on Heroes…

Wow, the show is still delivering the goods. Ok The Cheerleader, her creepy dad dropped her off for a prep rally, the Local football hero tries to have his way with her and she falls on a branch that impales her head… we think she is dead… until the cornier removes the branch ( can you say EWWWWWWW). The Cop who hears voices, proves he is innocent and is asked to help the FBI investigate, while on the way down to talk to the little girl he saved last week they discover the villain has dropped by, they thwart his kidnapping attempt, the cop saves the female detective by triple tapping the bad guy… not to worry, the guy pops back up and disappears. The flying brothers, the younger brother desperately wants to embrace his gift but can not, the older denies it and tries to hide it, my feeling is they can only fly when they are together but we will see. HIRO, by far my favorite plot line, the Japanese man who can control time ( sort of ) convinces his friend of his powers and they set off to the U.S. to save us all. I love the way this character has whole heartily embraced his gift, the humor of the situation and the seriousness of their quest. Artist Guy, poor artist guy, whats he have to do to be believed, for the love of Mike this guy has painted buses exploding and all matter of events that come to happen and his girl friend is all “ It’s the dope” Would someone PLEASE believe the poor artist guy!! Indian guy found the apartment of the chap he thinks killed his father ( also the psycho-super-killer the FBI is hunting and the cheerleaders pop) The apartment has the tell tale hidden room with interior by “Psycho’s –R- Us” but is swept clean by the time he can bring the police. Las Vegas Mom with the real dark ( talking real real dark) side, she buries the bodies and at the end of the episode is taken by a cop to meet the guy who sent the killers from episode one… me thinks the desert will soon have more holes. The bad guy may have a friend… super villain II… A bald guy who I think knocked out the cop-mind-reader.

Good stuff

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Jericho…Ep.3

Strange tidings last night on Jericho. First Jake didn’t kill anyone, surely a sign of the Apocalypse…oh wait, maybe that was the mushroom clouds, anyway… Secondly, Mr. Hawkins apparently is more then he seems, he climbs into a Rad Suit and goes to a storage bin to grab a mysterious oil drum that he entombs in his basement, He also has crates of weapons in his Storage Bin. The Clockwork theory, one of them at least, He was in on the Nuke plot, he was supposed to plant a Nuke some where and decided against it. The other issue, Jakes friend spends 20 minutes in the rain and is ok, Jakes brother’s Geiger counter barely clicks as they emerge from the shelter. The TV in the Bar picks up a broadcast from China showing a map of the United States, the mayors mysterious illness, Tanks seen on the way to Denver, Downed planes 50 miles outside of the town on the road.
The mystery that is Jake… OK, here we go, he can give a little girl a Tracheotomy, Position and blow explosives, shoot and kill without guilt and oddest of all, he knows how to locate the flight recorder on a airliner and also knows what is needed to listen to it. He did say he had to be back to San Diego in the first episode and there is a Navy Base there…Perhaps he is a SEAL, we will see.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

The Post Apocalypse, Tonight on TV….

Well its Wednesday and time for the next episode of Jericho, Time to find out what happens on Day 3 of the Post Apocalypse. By the way….when exactly is the switch over, when does it officially go from being the apocalypse to being the Post Apocalypse?? Is there a scientific formula to figure this out? I have other questions about the Post Apocalypse….

1. How many days off from work do I get for the Apocalypse, is it sick time or does it count as a Holiday? What is the code I have to use in Time tracker?
2. how many days into the P-poc (< my hip new term for the Post apocalypse) do I have to wait before I can get a Mohawk and weld spikes to my car?
3. Do I automatically begin stories with “ In the days before the great flame…”
4. Do I have to register to elect the local Warlord? How does that work? Are we still going to adhere to the electoral college thing?
5. Can I pick my own cool P-poc handle….if so “Cap’um Killah” is so taken baby!!
6. Is there a building code for Thunderdomes? Can I use PVC piping or does it have to be metal? “Two men enter….One man leaves”!!!
7. how long before we can use the expression “ picking the bones of the ancient’s” to describe scavenging.
8. On scavenging… That’s Tax free right?? I don’t have to declare that at the end of the year do I?
9. Does adding spikes, roll bars and slave chains to my Jeep Cherokee mean I have to pay less or more for insurance?
10. How long are those “ The End times Cometh” guys allowed to play the “I told you so” card before I can take legal recourse? ( If said recourse is the utilization of my made to code thunderdome…SO BE IT!!)

And Finally, probably the question that will be asked most by superficial society, Can I pick my own mutation? Will my HMO cover any of that?

WOW!…

Somebody actually responded to my post yesterday about heroes ( with a great link to a Heroes Fan site…Thanks) My first comment, I wish I had a Clockwork handshake to send out. I thought my wife and a few friends were the only ones who even saw this. I had better clean up the streamers and confetti and get back to blogging.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Heroes….

Heroes is a new show on NBC, basically I goes it boils down to the birth of “Super powers". The show has a number of story lines all connected in one way or another. There is the Cheerleader who is indestructible, The Japanese man who can travel through Time, a mother who apparently has a killer dark side, A artist who paints the future, Brothers who can fly and a Indian man who carry’s out the work and research his father started. Lieing under all of this is a hint to a nuclear blast in New York in 3 weeks and the story of a serial killer who appears to be after peoples brains. I like the show so far, It’s a Clockmaker kinda show, that and Jericho. Now me liking it can only mean one thing, Cancellation, lets hope that last long enough to build a audience.

Monday, October 02, 2006

The News…

In the days of yore, we used to read the newspaper, or switch on a radio or TV to catch the news, now we read the news on the internet. Normally I wouldn’t mind, but I have railed about “Online News” before and now I am going to do it again. All last week I had to look and a picture of a guy popping his eyes out on my home page, now Its some freak with long fingernails ( No offense to freaks out there). For the love of Pete, it confirms all my beliefs that the news is a circus, complete with freak show to draw ya in. Forgive me if I care more about our underreported deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan…Yes we still have troops there. Its like every news agency is trying to be a slightly more legitimate National inquirer. Here’s a Idea Yahoo, instead of Long Finger nail lady on your front page, how about the face of the latest soldier to die in the war. I guess Comcast is slightly better as it flashes through a series of eye catching trash….but not to worry, Anna Nicole smith seems to have herself a permanent update box. YARRRRR!

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Jericho…

We learned a lot last night, first, Death loves Jake. This guy killed two people in a crash on day 1 of the Post apocalypse and on day two he was shooting for PAR however his old sweet heart downed one of the convicts robbing him of his score (Drat). Then there is the strange case of Mr Hawkins, the “ex-cop from St Louis”, Is he simply a Plotontic device ( he seems to know everything) or something else. I can buy that a cop may know all the facts about Nuclear explosions ( training after 9/11) but Morse Code?? I kept half expecting him to leap up a perform surgery. So a lot of the town is now buried in the Salt Mine, some in Town Hall and the rest in there basements. I am liking this show so far, Yes I am partial to the Post Holocaust genre, but its been good TV so far. The big thing came at the end of the episode, when the mysterious Mr Hawkins keeps pushing pins into the Map of the United states, each pin, we assume, represents a nuclear blast…Poor Phili.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Powered Armor….

Many many years ago, I picked up and read a novel called “StarShip Troopers”, And ever since then I have had a love for powered armor. Now “Starship Troopers” was nothing like the movie of the same name, yes some of the character’s names were the same, but after that the similarity ends. In the novel, The troopers were encased in suits of heavy armor with jump jets and a staggering array of weapons (including the famed Mini Nuke). The Japanese have been the masters of Powered armor since, including it in many Anime and Manga. I need to make sure that it is understood for the record, I don’t like the towering Huge suits, no I prefer the suits under 10 feet tall, like “appleseed” and the works of Masamune Shirow and the superlative work of Kow Yokoyama on his legendary SF3D line. In fact, the Japanese so rule this line of Sci-Fi that most western entries into genera these days is a copy of the look and feel of the Japanese ( I.E. Heavy Gear), I do not fault the authors for this as I believe they are merely paying homage to these fantastic visual.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Poseidon…

Yep…that’s right, I watched the movie on demand last night….and I have been regretting it ever since. Man oh man I think it was 10 minutes into the movie I started thinking “ This damn boat can’t sink fast enough for my liking” I hated everybody. First, besides the people in the ball room and 4 people in the disco, the entire population of this huge ship seems to have been wiped out. Ug then there was the cast, Kurt Russell ( who normally gets a pass because of BtiLC) obviously collecting a pay check, then the Hard guy, who guys from a card playing tough guy to crying his eyes out Pansy (no offense to pansies) in a period of minutes. Then there is the daughter and the her fiancĂ© stinking up the screen like a lump of rotten cheese. The woman and her son, I would like to tell you there story, break your heart with the reason why she was on the boat, or even why she was at the captains table…but I can’t….I DON’T KNOW, we were never told, Just POP! “Here are to new characters, bon appetite!”. Then there was Richard Dryfus ( Heck lets call him Sir Richard Dryfus, if he was English he would be one of those underpaid ultra actors knighted by the queen) well, I think he was Gay, I think he invited some guys on the boat or something, I think he may have been upset…But then again I can’t tell you for sure because we weren’t told. There were some neat death scenes, but besides that it was a stinker. They should have had the Sci Fi channel make it, they would have spiced it up with Giant Mutant Bunnies or something, or giant Mutant Bunnies and a Volcano.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Post Weekend

Thomas the Tank Engine, that right folks, we went to see Thomas again, although this time there seemed to be more of a “Evacuation of Saigon” Feel to the whole thing. When Kevin chose to go through the little maze I started to realize that all I was hearing was the screams of children, the yelling of Parents and (oddly enough) Dixie land jazz. Parents were physically pulling their children here and there, Children were kicking and screaming, it was near about as close to the apocalypse as you can get without a mushroom cloud. Then there was the pushing to get on the Train…not Thomas mind you, but the longer train. We did get a chance to meet Cousins Robin and Mike and their son Daniel and Daniel and Kevin were very good all day so that was a bonus.

I picked up the new Star Wars Limited edition, I watched some of the original release and I stand by my earlier comments that George really cluttered things up to much with what he added. Some of the scenes are, IMHO, allot better without the Flying Driods, huge Lizards and horribly rendered CGI Stormtroopers.

Uh....and I got a Shoofly Pie :o)

Friday, September 15, 2006

The Weekend…..

At last, At last! The weekend has arrived. Looks like we may be taking young master Kevin up to see Thomas the Tank Engine so that should be fun ( Maybe we’ll come home with a Shoofly Pie!). Besides that I thought I would try to work on my Ptolus campaign and try to forget about work for a couple of days. I have bought a number of non-armored figures for use in the game, now lets see if I can paint them ( I have painted one).


Star Wars
I built a Millennium Falcon kit to use with my miniatures, its just shy of 25mm but look good when you place some figures around it. I am hoping to put together a scenario where the Rebels have to hold off a Imperial attack while the Freighter takes on vital cargo and passengers ( I am not painting it to be the Falcon, just a YT1300). The fellow I have contacted in regards to “Operation ST” has received my package so I should know the results in 30 to 60 days. Miniature Building Authority had some SCI FI proto types that would look cool but they aren’t even scheduled for release. The new WOC SW miniatures expansion is due out in a week, that would be Bounty Hunter, I have seen the poster of what it contains and it has some good models, Yes I prefer Metal to soft plastic, but beggars can’t be choosers.

Speaking of Miniature Building Authority…

The Castle that we pre ordered is scheduled to come out sometime this month, I saw it at Historicon and it looked great

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Jericho…

I watched the first episode of the new CBS show Jericho on Yahoo last night. First off, the Post Apocalypse and Zombie Films are a favorite genre so they had me hooked to begin with. The Show is set in the Mythical town of Jericho Kansas, Jake Green, The son of the mayor returns to town to try to collect his inheritance. He meets old friends, fights with his family and the whole time Im thinking “oh sweet lord let the bombs fall”. It isn’t to long before my wish is granted as ( what they believe to be) Denver goes up in a mushroom cloud ( they latter find out there may have been a second bomb in Atlanta). Now the post Apocalypse gets to roll’n, Fights at the gas pump, escape convicts, yokels with guns, the pieces begin to fall into place. I know they cant go right to Green Mohawks and super chopped cars with spikes everywhere so I will give it some time.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

The “Unaltered” Star Wars DVD’s are out…

Of course Ill buy them, I just wish I could mix and match to make the “Clockwork Mix”.I would ( of course ) have the Han firing first scene, I would also get rid of some of the Stupid Mos Eisley CGI stuff like the giant creature that walks across the screen during the road block. I don’t like the CGI crowd stuff, they don’t look real to me, the CGI Stormtroopers stink on Ice. On the Other hand I do like some of the improvements to the final space battle and I like the overhead shot of the Falcon blasting out of Mos Eisley. It would be cool to be able to pick and chose what you wanted.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Questions about God….

The G man, the big man, He who knows all and lead singer of the Trio, My son started Catholic school a week and a half ago and he had some questions for my wife about God and Jesus. In retrospect its better that he asked her….


How did Jesus Die? Well, HE WAS PERSECUTED BY THE MAN!!!

Can God Touch the Sun? Hell Yeah!! If God wanted to, he could set up a lawn chair and catch some rays….If he wanted.

Does God have gun’s? If God wanted gun’s he have really cool ones with scopes and laser sights.

So you see its best that I allow the professional catholic in the house to answer these questions. I don’t want to confuse the kid.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

My Mind is at ease….

I finally got some sleep the other night, I attribute this feat to the fact that Princess Kiko has given birth to a Little Boy. Can you imagine my relief, A male shall ascend the Chrysanthemum Throne. WOW! I just have to say “ good for you Prince Akishino”. But what about Dads mustache? Im not sure he is pulling it off, it sort of looks cheesy. Now Tashiro Mufune could pull off a mustache but his Highness needs to be told he looks like a villain from a bad episode of Miami Vice.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Labor Day Weekend

It was a alright weekend, I saw two movies, The illusionist and V for Vendetta. I thought both films were really good though the Illusionist had the benefits of being a ell costumed period piece.
My wife had her second ultrasound on Friday and Our little one was there swimming away. Kevin seems to be doing well so far in his Kindergarten, he has had Two half-days and seems to be making the change fairly well.
We went to the reine- faire on Monday and Kevin got his first bee sting, not once but twice. The First aide guy was really nice and took care of our little guy, since it was his first sting they kept him around for a few minutes to make sure he didn’t have a allergic reaction and that made me feel a lot better.
Sunday night I didn’t sleep a wink, well actually I think I may have slept from around 4:30 to 7:00 but it was aggravating, fortunately I slept well Monday night.

Friday, September 01, 2006

The Campaigns of Yore.

When we started playing D&D way back in 79, I remember the weekends we spent. We would gather around a kitchen table as Eddie White ran his brother and I in a dungeon. I played Zimbad, its amazing I still remember my first characters name, He was a Half Elf Fighter/Magic User. The dungeon was our game, it was a huge affair, oddly all its room’s conformed with the squares of the graph paper it was written on. We would push hard into the maze of rooms and corridors, occasionally we would reach a area that wasn’t designed yet and run into a wall of gray fog until it was designed ( then the fog would lift).
I remember these games being immensely fun, lasting for hours. Before hand we would travel up to the Arco station and buy Soda and chips to last us through our adventures. I remember having so much equipment that my inventory sheets far surpassed that of the vital Character data, Folding boots, Ladders, Countless feet of rope, for some reason we could carry it all.
As time went on, say the Mid 80’s, It was all about the published modules, I was at this time playing with a larger and different group of friends. We would descend into the wood paneled basement and utilize the train table as our gaming area. I seem to remember these games taking up entire weekends. These games were epic, we got to the point where we were maintaining Holds and had armies of hirelings.
A Game store opened in our area, The Days Of Knights and I began to play at there, That’s where we learned more about role-playing and less about gathering the most gold and items. It was there, in a room we jokingly referred to as a “ smelly, Fly Infested, Sauna” that we would play campaigns that would last years.
Ahh when I think of those grand Campaigns, what fun we had.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Starting School

Yeah I know, Its only Kindergarten, but in some ways it is still kind of sad. The Little guy who it seemed like a few months ago was laying on the changing table is going to School. I get sad when I think he is leaving his friends behind, and the Teachers at his day care that have been part of his life for so long. Part of it is, I guess I know how scared I would be, Big new school, new friends, new teachers It all most seem a lot to a 5 year old. I’m sure he’s probably not even thinking that much about it. His mother went to the same school he is going to, as did her brothers and sisters, Her uncle is there, and her cousin is a teacher so I guess its ok. I guess I just don’t want my little guy to grow to fast.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Having a cold

That’s right…I have a cold, in the middle of August in Delaware, In the immortal worlds of Winston Pooh “Oh Bother!”. I makes me grumpy, I haven’t slept much and Im down right out of sorts. Hopefully It will break soon and I can get back to being my normally grumpy self.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Star Wars Stuff

Many many years ago in a time called the 80’s, Game companies were bidding for the gaming rights for the Star Wars Franchise. The original trilogy had ended and it look like it was the end. West End Games won the rights to the RPG, and the rest was history…but what might have been.

Grenadier was chosen by WEG to do the Miniatures for the game. There was a mixed result, some passable mini’s and some not so good. Well it seems that Citadel/ Games Workshop was interested in doing a line of Star Wars Mini’s. I first stumbled on this rumor a few years back on ebay when I came across a superb Stormtrooper figure, The seller stated that it was from a unreleased GW Star Wars run, produced when they were trying for the license. My head spins when I think about what Miniatures they could have produced. I may be able to get a hold of one of those rare pieces this week. I am crossing my fingers.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Olde Tyme Days

That’s right, the Days of yor, when I was a thoughtless teen. We had Nextels, we called them Walkie Talkies and could reach about 30 feet before you descended into a fog of static. When I was a Teenager, phones were anchored to walls and believe it or not you had to walk over to the phone to answer it. We had remote controls, they were called “ the youngest child” who proceed to turn the knobs ( with resounding clicks) of the TV ( after it had warmed up) to his fathers verbal direction. Yes we may have cable today, but we had UHF and VHF. We also had text messaging, it was taking your Stylus (back then we called them Pens, pencils, Crayons etc.) and wrote down a message on a sheet paper, then you slapped it on a bulletin board or Refrigerator via a large Magnet. Our CD’s were large black affairs, and our players had a multi disk function to, in the center of the record player was a large silver pin you could stack your records up on, when one record was done, the next record ( with a loud thwap) would drop on the turn table. Life was simpler back then, we weren’t in constant contact with friends, when you left the house ( we did that back then) and a friend called, you simply called them back when you got the message when you returned home. We actually would walk next door to talk to our friend…its true….I kid you not. Oh well, welcome to the future.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Ptolus

I picked up Monte Cooks new Ptolus game supplement, or should I say Mondo Deluxe game supplement for it is huge. It is nearly 700 pages on and about the city of Ptolus ( btw we have decided to pronounce it Tolus…the P being silent as in Pneumonia).

First things first, The extra folder included in the book has a lot of neat stuff, Citzenship papers, calendars and a copy of the local paper as well as some extras to make Gming in the big city little easier ( encounter tables, cheat sheet etc). Two things I didn’t like were the big map of the city, it’s the same graphic we have seen X times before enlarged. The other was the CD ROM, yes it does give you Mondo material in fact it gives you whole supplements in Adobe format including color cover, but I was expecting a little better on the format of the CD maybe with a Ptolus interface. I also was bummed they didn’t give me the template for the paper so I could make my own additions.

The book itself is very very cool, the artwork ranges from good to great. I love the illustrations of the streets and areas in the city. Every person referenced in the tome appears to have stats or a reference on where the stats can be found. There is just a ton of information in this book. In some ways I am reminded of Middenheim, the GW book that came out during the Hey Day of Warhammer FRP ( that I loved BTW), but this book is about 6 times the size. The Chaos angle is played up in the book ( And there is a source book on the DVD in regards) and truthfully I haven’t read enough to form a opinion. The flavor of the town and its many aspects is a joy for a GM. A CON, I was a little disappointed on the dungeons, for some reason I was expecting vast mazes on the scale of Waterdeep, there are numerous dungeons included and certainly a GM can insert his own, But I was expecting something a party could spend months trying to conquer.

All in All I am still giving this product an A despite the CONs listed. For sheer reference and completeness it is a work well done. My big sadness is I will probably run this world and never get to take a character into Delvers Square myself…oh well.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Started back up my Friday night game a month ago, its going ok, I may move it from my setting to the new Ptolus setting just released from Monte Cook. The old Eagle Cove campaign was primarily a urban campaign and the players seemed to enjoy it, and truthfully so did I. Some of the best Campaigns I played in were Urban Campaigns. The Middenheim Campaign that Dave ran was a absolute blast ( though the mob killed my horse.) so I’m thinking it could be cool.
We are still playing DDO regularly, we all have Drow now and are bringing them up one slow level after another. We are trying to do some of the high level content with our High Level guys but its kinda tough, for the 10th level stuff you really need everyone on and that’s tough.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Man oh Man, I have realy let this page go for a while! Allot has happened, lets see…

My Wife is pregnant (Yeah!), we hope for a happy healthy addition to the family in the February, March time frame.

My Son is now a strapping 5 year old.

My Friend Justin Hoover passed away recently, he was 25 and I had known him for some time via re-enacting. He died of yet unknown causes. I had been with him the week before for our display in Lancaster for Historicon and we had a good time, well now he is gone. Matt read a great quote from TR that really hit close to home at his memorial. Justin wasn’t religious and had stated that he wished to be cremated, in keeping with his wishes and the essence that was Justin his memorial was held at a sports bar and a number of friends showed up.

My brother Is out of the Army, Two tours in Iraq is enough for anyone.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Ok….Its been a month since my last blog, My bad.

In April I attended the Great War event in Newville. First it rained the whole time, a soaking rain but for some reason I had a great time. Normally when that kind of rain falls in any other period the event stops, people go home. Yes some people bugged out ( don’t hold anything against them) but a lot of our folks stayed in the trenches. The rain soaked through my rain cape, and my trench coat but I didn’t seem to mind. The event sort of re-energized me a little.

I ran Two miniatures games for the first time at a convention. I think people had a good time. I have a middle- eastern village now that can double for a few things ( Tatooine anyone :o).

My son is a total Star Wars nut right now, its cool to hear his take on everything. He fights light saber battles and we have what we call our “Made up Movie” staring his old creation, the famous Jedi Cedee Mancha. We are planning a vacation to Disney and all he wants to do is Star Tours.

My Wife and I celebrated our 10 year Anniversary ( though we have been together for over 20).
Well I think that’s it for the catch up…now back to our regularly scheduled blog.