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Saturday, 31 December 2016

Are You Ready For What 2017 Has To Offer?

Rise (Starring Anton Yelchin)

Rise, by David Karlak

It’s us or them.

This is the dark conclusion that humans have reached in David Karlak’s short film “Rise.” In the near future, robots have developed advanced emotional sophistication and their human creators don’t like it. What should have been a simple and violent extermination of artificial life proves harder when a captured robot demonstrates that the human aggressors are biting off more than they can chew.

Our team loves the short for its impressive visual effects and character driven story. The late Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin delivers an especially strong performance that gets viewers to sympathize with the plight of a creation that is no longer wanted by its creator.

Monday, 26 December 2016

PIGS IN SPAAAAAAACE!


How better to chillax on Boxing Day than with some new Pigs In Space?
At long last, the legendary S.S. Swinetrek returns in the first all-new episodes of the epic PIGS IN SPACE saga in more than 20 years!

Musical Monday: AI-Written Christmas Carol...




For the backstory to this bizarre experiment check out the AV Club.

Sunday, 25 December 2016

The Gift (A Doctor Who Tale, Read By Frances Barber)


Are you sitting comfortably? This Christmas Frances Barber reads The Gift by Scott Handcock, a story from Doctor Who: Twelve Doctors of Christmas.

Zombies At Christmas...


Saturday, 24 December 2016

Santa Claus Is A Vampire...



Happily married couple Sharon and Cody are returning home with this year’s Christmas tree when an unexpected encounter with Vampire Santa Claus leaves Sharon sole defender of her home where no one is safe, not her son, the babysitter Holly or even herself. Can she stop Santa from coming down that chimney? Traditional vampire rules apply…

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Torn From The Headlines: Festive Frights...


Looking for some seasonal inspiration to sprinkle in your games? Then check out the following links to lists of Christmas critters from around the globe:
Sure, there's some duplicates, but it's Christmas! And as an added bonus, here's a link to an Atlas Obscura article on "how to appease household spirits across the world".

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Unarius: We Are Not Alone...

We Are Not Alone is a glimpse of the epic story of Unarius and the group’s exuberant, radically benevolent leader Ruth E. Norman, aka Archangel Uriel. Uriel took her ambitious collective of students on a quest to explore the mysteries of the universe and achieve personal transformation by producing a film library of wildly imaginative psychodramas. Prized by collectors for years, they are some of the most mind-blowing examples of outsider cinema.

Friday, 16 December 2016

The Walking Dead: All Out War - Miniature Size Comparisons...

Plastic Rick and Carl, from Mantic's Walking Dead game, flanked by Studio Miniatures' not-Rick and not-Carl

This year's Christmas present to myself, after much head-scratching and research, was Mantic's The Waling Dead: All Out War core set, and a couple of expansions, because (a) ZOMBIES!!! and (b) it has really simple, and evocative, solo rules.

So far I've read the quickstart (but haven't given it a run through yet), watched the 'how to play'videos on Mantic's YouTube channel, and cooed over the beautifully-detailed, hard plastic sculpts that come in the box.

Naturally, being me, I'm already rifling through my old minis to see which are compatible, and researching online to find more zombie figures to invest in, to build up an unstoppable herd to shuffle from one of the table to the other, as well as contemporary scenery (particularly pre-made buildings that require neither painting not construction, as I am artistically inept) to decorate my table .

Project Z has arisen from its 2012 grave... and 2017 is going to be the year of the zombie...

Four Guys Walk Into A Bar: Hasslefree, Copplestone, Mantic, Warlord
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