The other weekend we had our friend Iain, a fellow games demonstrator, down from Scotland to play Firefly: The Game, which is one of our favourite board games!
So we took the whole day had snacks planned out and we laid out our Whole Damn ‘Verse Mat, and set up all the contact and supply decks and just played a very basic game, in which the aim was to raise $12,000!
We love this game so much, we actually have pretty much everything made for it that’s not a cosmetic upgrade, so we were playing with the Card Pack, Pirates & Bounty Hunters, Breakin’ Atmo, Blue Sun and Kalidasa. The only expansion we didn’t use was Crime & Punishment cause we wanted an easy bit of misbehavin’.
For ships, Iain took the Artful Dodger, Lindsay captained Jetwash, Megan sailed on the Emeralda and I was lugging around the S.S. Walden from Pirates & Bounty Hunters.
So there were some interesting differences in our tactics, I went for slow and steady with lots of space for cargo and passengers, Iain went for speed and more crew space, Lindsay wanted a fast ship with some tricks and Megan opted for a ship that could carry people who didn’t want any Alliance entanglements.
We had a great time and played for a good number of hours, but in the end, of course Megan won, me and Iain were quite close with just $200 between us, and Lindsay ended up with no meney!
One more turn and I would have won 🙁
It was a great day and I really want to get the game out again for some solo play sometime.
What I Am Modelling
I started out by painting my Dwarf Fleet for Kings of War Armada.
Followed by The Guild for Carnivale
And then I moved onto the Ultramarines Repulsor.
Then it was a pair of Invader ATVs for my Blood Ravens.
And then the Annihilation Barge for the Necrons.
Along with the Overlord!
After that I painted up Xandire’s Truthseekers from Stormbringer.
Alongside a Stormstrike Chariot.
I am now working on the remaining scenery for the Imperium table
So what’s up next
- Kairic Acolytes x 18
- Hedkrakka’s Mob
- Skaven Deathrunners x 2
- Catacomb Command Barge
- Swampcalla Shaman x 3 & Pot Grot x 2
- Ultramarines Outriders x 3
- The Rashaar
- Gutrippas x 10
- Kabalite Warriors x 10 & Archon
- Beast-Skewer Killbow
What I Am Reading
I finished up In the Coils of the Labyrinth by David Annadale and expect a review shortly.
I am now fully dedicating myself to Necropolis by Dan Abnett.
I am listened to Blood of Asaheim by Chris Wraight, which was ok, but you can tell it was some of Chris’s early work.
I have now started on The Lion: Son of the Forest by Mike Brooks as an audiobook.
What Tabletop Games I Am Playing
When we had Iain over, as well as playing Firefly: The Game, we also played Firefly: Misbehavin’
And guess what, I didn’t win a single game all weekend!
I got to play a game of Warhammer 40K last night against some Eldar, and or course I lost!
What Video Games I Am Playing
Managed to finish the main game for Control: Ultimate Edition, which you can see on YouTube now!
I will be playing the rest of the side missions and the DLC in ad hoc streams over the next few weeks.
What I Am Creating
The latest Edge of Empire episode was published, and you can listen to it as an audio as usual, but now as a YouTube video as well!
And I made a vertical video thing on TikTok!
@biggeordiegeek Simple Light Leather Painting! #Warmongers #WarhammerCommunity #WarHamFam #PaintSlam23 #Painting #PaintingWarhammer #PaintingGamesWorkshop #PaintingLeather #MiniturePainting ♬ original sound – biggeordiegeek
The Assassin’s Creed II videos have now moved to BigGeordieGeek Plays now, so have been removed from my main YouTube channel.
And whilst I was at it, I uploaded the original game as well, so there is no more Assassin’s Creed left on the main YouTube channel!
What I Am Backing
My TTCombat Paints & Washes pledge arrived, which was a pair of paints to try out and a new painting mat.
What I Am Buying
I bought the Capcom Hero Collection at the £8 level and got myself:-
- Bionic Commando: Rearmed
- Lost Planet 3 Complete Collection
- Mega Man Legacy Collection
- Mega Man Legacy Collection 2
- Mega Man 11
- Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen
I also bought the Retro Rampage Bundle from Fanatical, which got me:-
- The Bluecoats: North & South
- Moto Racer Collection
- MegaRace 1
- MegaRace 2
- MegaRace 3
- Asterix & Obelix: Slap them All!
- Asterix & Obelix XXL: Romastered
- Asterix & Obelix XXL 2
I also grabbed the Bioware Mega Collection from the EA Steam sale, which got me:-
- Dragon Age: Origins
- Dragon Age II
- Dragon Age Inquisition
- Mass Effect Legendary Edition
- Mass Effect Andromeda
And I grabbed myself some objective tokens for my Drukhari!
- Mood:- Tired
- Caffeinated Beverages Consumed:- 1
- In My Ears:- Fairground – Simply Red
- Tabletop Game Last Played:- Warhammer 40,000
- Video Game Last Played:- Control: Ultimate Edition
- Book Last Read:- The Founding – Dan Abnett
- Audiobook Last In My Ears:- The Lion: Son of the Forest – Mike Brooks
- Movie Last Viewed:- The Super Mario Bros. Movie
- TV Show Last Watched:- The Mandalorian
- Podcast Last In My Wars:- The RTFM Show (19/05/2023)
- Current State of Projects:- Terrain in very early stages