They add up.
Good and bad.
They add up.
Good and bad.
Introducing Gaba Gabahey, Space Marshall!
Law Enforcement 3D+2
Space Transports 5D
Starfighter Piloting 5D
Enhanced Senses: +2 bonus to Perception/Search under low light (vision) or hearing
Location sense: Never gets lost once he visits an area; +1D to Astrogation if previously visited system
Force Sensitive? No
Languages: Basic, Sullustese
I still can’t get over how good these over-the-ear headphones sound.
I think it’s a combination of the noise-cancelling tech and the fact that I’ve worn nothing but earbuds for the past 20+ years, but music sounds richer, both orchestral and vocals. I hear things that I’ve only ever heard in either live performances or in a theatre.
B-17 Flying Fortress “Facebook”
Crew (taken from my FB friends list about a year ago):
2 missions completed.
Mission 1: Rail yard at Amiens – Bomb Run percentage: 5% – no damage to bomber, no enemy planes shot down, no crew casualties. This mission was flown about a year ago, I just now logged the data to the composite mission record sheet.
Mission 2: Airfield at Abbeville – Bomb Run: 40% – hit on starboard waist gunner’s heat system, tail gunner shot down ME 110, no crew casualties.
Of course, these early missions are usually a cakewalk.
Can the Facebook get to 25 missions? We’ll see. The most missions I’ve completed with the same bomber (Thunder Head, circa 1989?) was 17, when it was rendered irreparable after that 17th mission.
The No Comment was destroyed on her second mission, by a shell or flak hit to the bomb bay, killing the crew.
The Golden Gate suffered a fuel tank fire on her 7th mission, the crew bailed and all but one were either captured or killed. The engineer served aboard the Thunder Head until he was killed on the bomber’s 10th mission.
The Gang Buster completed 4 (of 30 total) missions before I shelved the game indefinitely.
More to come soon.
At lunch today I dropped by GameStop, where I saw the 40th Anniversary Star Wars Black Series 6″ figures for the first time. They look great, in vintage packaging, but I don’t think I’ll be picking them up.
The Han Solo figure was basically the same one I bought a couple of years back, complete with Stormtrooper utility belt and E-11 blaster rifle.
Luke, Leia and Obi-Wan all look great too, with cloth robes/tunics, but I find myself running out of display space, and putting more and more stuff in storage containers.
That has to stop. I can’t collect for the sake of collecting. Even my friends who collected a particular thing of a thing over the years stopped doing that, and I need to be more selective, too.
All Things Jyn may be the last theme that I do, collecting wise. Not sure how much stuff from The Last Jedi I’ll pick up, beyond a Rose figure. Most of what I see picking up from this franchise will be Han Solo or Boba Fett related, going forward, with the occasional trooper variant.
The latest: Rocket Age RPG
“It’s an alternate history pulpy retro-sci-fi space opera planetary romance. It’s throttled up rocket packs burning radium on the long blast to the farthest reaches of the Solar System. It’s hunting thunder lizards in the upland jungles of Venus. It’s battling Ancient Martian killing machines piloted by the Deutsche Marskorps across the baking red deserts of Mars. It’s exploring the deadly skies of Jupiter under the constant threat of Europan disintegration. It’s RAY gun wielding heroes bulls-eyeing mutants in the blasted ruins of Io” -Ken Spencer, Rocket Age Line Developer
Will I ever get to run or play this, along with many other RPGs sitting on my shelves and hard drives?
Only time will tell.
Spoiler: probably never. Alas.
So here I have a stack of blank character sheets for the D6 Star Wars Role-Playing Game (Revised, Expanded, UPdated edition), with no plans to run a campaign.
Maybe I’ll create a character, for old times’ sake.
What started out as a mess, ended strong.
As with previous seasons of 24, there were simply too many story lines going on, that ultimately all tied together, albeit by simply ending halfway into this season.
The 12-episode format serves this show well now, with no room for filler episodes, like the first 8 seasons.
There were moments of sheer stupidity and disbelief, but somehow they pulled it all to a good ending. The first few minutes of the finale were the best of the season.
Overall, I liked it. I hope it does return for another (mid)season. I only ask that we get some new bad guys from another region of the world.
Last night I was browsing VUDU’s library of animated stuff, and came across Green Lantern The Animated Series, which I really liked.
They’re charging $29.99 for SD and $49.99 for HD formats. I put it on my wishlist for later.
This morning I saw that a friend in England just got the blu-ray of the same series, so I went to Amazon to see how much the blu-ray would be, though I prefer streaming nowadays, just to cut down on physical discs.
As I was looking, I saw that Amazon did have it available for streaming as well.
Sometimes I feel overwhelmed by my chosen hobbies.
And that’s just what I touched this weekend.
I also spent a few days following the livestream from Star Wars Celebration Orlando, got a haircut, went to a baseball game, watched the first episode of the new season of Doctor Who, attended a screening of Raiders of the Lost Ark with a live orchestra, Easter Brunch with family, and still feel that I didn’t get everything done that I wanted to this weekend.
For example, I didn’t get to play a game of Warfighter or Phantom Leader. Or start watching a couple of shows on Netflix/Amazon Video. Or read comics. Or read in general.
I’m posting this trailer just because. You folks who haven’t started watching this really should start, the last season begins this fall.