Thursday, May 29, 2008

Shadows Over Camelot

Verily! There is much goodness in yon game. We played two games of Shadows Over Camelot last night. It way the first time for Mik and me to play, and our buddy Ray, who owns the game, ran us through it. We played the first time without a traitor, and although we had a tough time defending Camelot towards the end thanks to taking catapults earlier in the game, won pretty handily. The second game, though, we played with the Traitor and had an absolute blast!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Friggin' Star Wars

My kids have been on a big Star Wars kick lately, and I've bought them some of the Collectible Miniatures. You may recall that I bought a bunch of these a while back. There is now a fixed Obi-Wan in a starter, so I picked that up, too. Well, my son got a Reek in his pack and was about to wet himself wanting to play with it, so I sat down and rumbled with my 7 year old son.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Cool gameroom pictures

I always love to see pictures of people's gamerooms and imagine how I could do mine. I kind of think his "GM" space could be a little more pretentious...maybe he should raise it up on a 6" dais. ;-)

Return of the Jedi

The kids finished the original Star Wars trilogy this weekend. Both really enjoyed it, but my daughter has quickly turned into a full-on Star Wars geek. She immediately went out and created her own visual dictionary with pictures of all the main characters. I mentioned the Thrawn Trilogy, and the Solo twins, and she whipped up an illustrated short story about Luke's daughter Ashley Skywalker fighting the Emperor's son. She's already half-way through Heir to the Empire. This has gone too far! I've got to sit her down and make her watch Star Trek (the original series).

Monday, May 12, 2008

The Empire Strikes Back

I rented TESB over the weekend. I had plans to, anyway, to make sure the kids found out Darth Vader was Luke's father by watching the movie, but it was also a good way to give the kids something to think about other than Bear's death. They really enjoyed it, my 8 year old daughter especially. As Darth Vader asked Luke to join him to rule the galaxy, she was yelling, "No! Say no! Say no!" And when Darth Vader said he was Luke's father, she just sat there for a minute, then said, "He's lying."

Friday, May 9, 2008

My Dog Died This Morning

R.I.P. Bear, my good friend.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

The Fun in Star Wars

My 7 year old son recently reached a nice reading goal at school, and I rewarded him by renting Star Wars for him. I have never seen such gratitude from my son, who leaped onto me while thanking me profusely. Now, those that know me know that I am absolutely no fan of George Lucas. In fact, I could be characterized at times as actively hostile. However, I refrained from poisoning my son's opinion, and let him and his sister watch it. It's really been great to see them enjoying it. They know of Anakin Skywalker and know that he's Luke's father, and they know that Darth Vader killed Anakin...but they don't KNOW. I'm going to get ESB very soon so that none of their friends spoil it for them. My son is currently in his room, playing the Star Wars theme on his stereo too loudly and singing along with it (dunh dunh dunh duuuuuunh duuunh, dunh dunh dunh DUUUUUUUNH duuunh...) and laying in the floor playing with my old old Star Wars figures...from when I was just about his age... Anyway, it's not that I can't enjoy playing with Star Wars figures, too.

Friday, May 2, 2008

I Am Iron Man

I went to see Iron Man last night with Mik and a few other comic book nerds I know. It was AWESOME!! Mik beat me and already has his own review up.
Looking at Comic Book adaptations, before this movie my favorite was Spider-Man 2, followed by X2, and then a less specific mixture of Spider-Man, X-Men, Batman Begins and Blade. I have to say that Iron Man trumped them all, hands down. Make sure you read The Ultimates and stay through the credits!