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MattDPMattDP   October 04, 2015   39  
Seven waves on from the original phenomenon that is x-wing, it's getting harder and harder to differentiate the releases. The ships from the films are all long on the table. Every faction has a ship in every role, from waspish light fighters to heavy bombers. What is there here to make wave 7 unique and exciting? Size, that's what. All these ships seem huge. The Hound's Tooth is an enormous, elongated, clumsy thing. Oddly endearing in its distinct colours and tooth decals, like a bumbling Rottweiler puppy. The TIE Punshier looks like...
Gaming Scene
Egg ShenEgg Shen   October 02, 2015   151  
Welcome to the Crank File. Whenever I don't have a game review to share I'll take a topic out of the Crank File and craft it into an article for your enjoyment. Sometimes these articles will actually serve a purpose and go hand in hand with an upcoming review. That will be the case with my inaugural edition. Boardgames come in all shapes, sizes, and flavors. You've got fantasy games, stock market games, sci-fi games, Lovecraft games, games named after medieval city games, zombie chow mein, princess fra diavolo, superhero jambalaya, Star Wars a...
Imperial Assault
Boardgame Reviews
Michael BarnesMichael Barnes   October 01, 2015   284  
Better with Boba. I have to say that I’m actually kind of impressed with the new Imperial Assault expansion, The Twin Shadows. I think it’s a big improvement in terms of setting and narrative over the base game, and I find myself almost wishing that they had done this “mini campaign” as the entry point. It feels more like SW and it requires a MUCH smaller time/group commitment. There is also some cool stuff going on it like how C-3PO and R2-D2 function in a combat-oriented game. The skirmish stuff is really kind of...
Trash Culture
Josh LookJosh Look   October 01, 2015   162  
Ki ki ki...ma ma ma  
Member Blogs
engineer Alengineer Al   September 29, 2015   218  
Engineer Al shares his love of Sci-Fi literature.
Boardgame Reviews
SuperflyTNTSuperflyTNT   September 29, 2015   263  
Wiz War? BAH! This is the real deal. I have more than a slight bias against card games, generally speaking, so I am generally skeptical that I will like any given card game, no matter how thematic or "elegant" it may be described as by others. Because of this bias, when my "dear friend Bootyanus", or rather, Mark Thomas of Hot Seat Games (designer of several good games) told me that Epic Spell Wars was the undisputed King Shit I was, as usual, incredibly skeptical. As it turns out, he was not only right,...
Trash Culture
Josh LookJosh Look   September 28, 2015   244  
Ba ba...DOOK DOOK DOOOOOUUUUHHHHK I can count on one hand the number of horror movies made in the last 15 years (though it's probably more than that) that I actually like. After watching The Babadook, that count is still going on one hand though it is one higher. This is a movie about a widow, Amelia, and her deeply trouble son, Samuel. The kid has nightmares, is aggressive, and generally not well liked by anyone around him other than his mother. The film does a fantastic job of...
Five Second Reviews
Black BarneyBlack Barney   September 28, 2015   245  
Well that was pretty bad. The trailers and especially the banned red band trailer had scared me so much that I had no choice but to see this movie and get it over with. My imagination was worsening the images and situation so much that I was having trouble falling asleep. So I had to confront these demons and see the movie, and I'm glad I did since the overall execution of everything was really lacking and wasn't nearly as scary as I imagined it would be. For those that don't know, this is Eli Roth's...
Boardgame Reviews
Michael BarnesMichael Barnes   September 28, 2015   306  
 In which Yie Ar Kung Fu is referenced.  
Trash Culture
Josh LookJosh Look   September 24, 2015   290  
Everything you always wanted to know about werewolves but were always afraid to ask... I grew up on the Universal Monsters. While the other boys on my street were talking up Jason and Freddy, I was tuning into AMC every Saturday afternoon to watch the black and white classics. Eventually it seemed like I had seen them all. So on one Friday afternoon sometime in the early 90s, my dad, brother and I went down to the video store in search of anything to watch besides Dracula for the 40th time....
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