D and D Tuesday Night Gaming – Alleria Ducet

Published May 16, 2017 by Jenn Andrew

Ode to my past character, Freya – the female, human cleric who was killed in her last adventure by barbarians.  She healed her comrades before her demise but didn’t live long enough to become a veteran Cleric.

From the ashes, a new character is born.  As you know, when playing D&D, there never is an abundance of characters you can play.  I’ve never played a druid before so this is my chance to get to play one. Lets hope she can outlive the last.

Alleria Ducet, female half-elf Druid, follower of the teachings of Sarenrae.  Her mother settled in the frontier town of Solanas in the region of the River Kingdoms.  Her elvish father didn’t want to settle down so he continued on his travels, being the restless adventurer he was born to be.  It was a rough town, run by criminals and people got used to killings and assassinations on a daily basis.  For a single mother, it wasn’t very safe so her mother got invoved in the safe haven of a coven who protected her family from the violence. 

Alleria grew up with the coven, where she learned about spellcasting, and she learned to fight from a young age to protect herself and her mother.  It was a rough life but she learned and grew into a young adult.  From a traveller in her town, she learned of the teachings of Sarenrae and was interested in becoming a druid. When the coven started to manipulate her mother to the dark forces, Alleria couldn’t stop her so she left to make a home for herself, vowing that some day she would return to save her mother and try to change the town for the good.

She went to live in Varisia in solitude between the Malgorian Mountains and Sanos Forest.  In time, she became a Mountain Druid but she needed more experience for her to return home to face the coven who brainwashed her mother into becoming one of their own. She needed help and guidance so she went seeking it.

 

Jenn
Blogger, Gamer and Reviewer

Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Kharadron Overlords

Published May 12, 2017 by Jenn Andrew

The new order battletome came in with the Warscroll cards.  I think the cards are a great idea as it allows you to carry your team in a compact form for when you are playing.  The only issue I have with them is that the writing is very small and for someone who has been through eye surgery and now has problems with detail, it’s difficult to see.  There is a lot of space on each card so Games Workshop could have easily made the writing bigger so you don’t have to squint or use a magnifying glass so not sure why they didn’t take advantage of the space.  In this case, I will have to retype the details on a sticker and place over the original words.  The stats however are good enough to see.  Great concept, just not user friendly for the masses.

The new species, Kharadron Overlords of the dwarven race, are amazing and I like the fact that they are steampunk style.  With me just getting into the steampunk and delving into Warhammer, the combination is a great mix.  The battletome has lots of information on the faction and campaigns you can play.  I never thought I would play any army in the Order Faction because I don’t like the Stormcast Eternals but I have enough Daemons in the Chaos Faction that I needed something different.

It’s good that Games Workshop is branching out and trying to make Age of Sigmar as good as it was originally advertised before Warhammer fanatics started to freak out about changing Fantasy.  The figures are awesome, the rules and the game is simple, fun and fast to play so you can play many games in an afternoon instead of pushing through one game in several hours.  I know it may be a long time coming but I hope Games Workshop comes out with a boxed Getting Started of the Kharadron Overlords .  Starting with the book, I get the opportunity to choose which one of the Sky-ports, I’m going to start building first.

Jenn Andrew
Blogger, Gamer & Reviewer

Free Comic Book Day – May 6, 2017

Published May 8, 2017 by Jenn Andrew

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday was a good day with so many people at Comic Warehouse for Free Comic Book Day.  The tables were lined with free comics to check out as well as store discounts on comic book figures and trade paperbacks. Also, older comics were on sale so everyone walked out with something good.

I picked up my free comics as well as some cool dice to play d&d also a set of Joker dice for my daughter, which had a red Harley Quinn six sided die.

Wonder Woman Special Edition
Year One; part one starts with Diana when she was young and gazing into the horizon for something more challenging than what she has now.  What makes this a special edition is that it gives the backstory of Diana and Steve before they first met on her island; before the chaos occurred and their lives were as normal as anyones.  Take up the story in Wonder Woman  (Rebirth) Vol 1: The Lies and Vol 2: Year One.

Keyser Soze: Scorched Earth plus The Rift
In the first story, Dan Metzheiser is a Justice Dept agent with an eye for patterns.  For years, he’s been tracking the trace of a whisper of the name keyser Soze as an obsessive hobby.  The man seems intent on solving the mystery.  Follow his tracks in keyser Soze: Scorched Earth #1.

The Rift is a story of a single mother and her son whose lives change forever after witnessing a WWI fighter pilot from 1941 crash-land in present day Kansas.  They find themselves drawn into a secret government organization.  Follow their mishaps in The Rift #1.

Star Trek The Next Generation: Mirror Broken
Jean Luc Picard, Diana Troy and Data look amazing in the comic book. We know that Data is an android but he appears to be somewhat borgish in the comic.  This is typical Star Trek style but its the mirror image of everyone so if you like the Next Generation series, you’ll love this issue. Continue the journey in Star Trek Mirror Broken issue #1.

Grimm Fairy Tales by Zenescope
A female thief was hired to steal a powerful artifact  from a Sphinx.  Since she had been caught stealing herself, she agreed to the job so she wouldn’t get punished.  However, in the end, she was tricked into doing something that was in her nature but to her own demise. Read the continuing story in Grimm Fairy Tales #3 The Last Genie.

Catalyst Prime: The Event
The first issue begins with a series of incidents that occur to specific individuals with powers one week before the event.  Then it breaks down the incidents to 30 minutes before the event, then 60 seconds to when the event happens.  Follow the world of Catalyst Prime starting with Noble #1.

I always look forward to Free Comic Book Day because it puts you in contact with new comics so you can continue the series if you like the story.

Bookmark Saturday, May 5th, 2018 for next year’s FCBD. Support your favourite comic book store so you can get your hands on the next free releases as well as discounts, specials and artist’s signings.

Jenn Andrew
Blogger, Gamer & Reviewer

 

Dungeon and Dragons: Shadows of the Vampire

Published May 5, 2017 by Jenn Andrew

The first time I was introduced to this series is through the Geek and Sundry Crate for Tabletop Gaming Day.  Luckily, I was able to get my hands on the other comics in the series from my local comic book shop.  I love playing D&D, which I play each week with my friends, so falling for this series wasn’t too hard.

The first issue Shadows of the Vampire Part One, has four alternative covers and I received the one with all the characters on the front cover.  I like a good band of adventurers.  I play a cleric in my group, along with a monk, wizard, fighter and a bard – all human.

There are two storylines in the first issue: one is Dead of the Night and the other is Tyranny of Dragons.  The rest of the series consists of Issue 2: Raven Lost, Issue 3: Field of Regrets, Issue 4: Parade of Pain and to be continued in Issue 5:…. 

In the back page, you have the article “From The Publisher’s Desk” that tells of the new television series on Syfy channel or Space channel (depending on your area) called Wynonna Earp that started April 2017.  She has to fight the demons in her home town that her father brought down in the past.  Talk about your demons coming to life!

You’ll have fun with this series.

Jenn Andrew
Blogger, Gamer & Reviewer

 

Warhammer update

Published April 20, 2017 by Jenn Andrew

There have been some new products coming out lately and it’s not going to stop!  Near the end of this year, there is a new Age of Sigmar game called Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire that everyone on Facebook is talking about.    To find out more, check out this article from the Warhammer Community

Just recently, for the Shadowwar Armageddon game, Games Workshop has released three new terrains that look awesome and the Rulebook coming out for preorder on April 22nd.  For those of you who were unlucky enough not to get your hands on the boxed set, you can still play the game with the rulebook, the kill teams that are listed in game play and one or all of the terrains just released.  All the killteams can be found at this link:  Kill Teams for Shadowwar on PDF

With Warhammer, whether it’s 40K or Age of Sigmar, there is always fun to be had!

Jenn Andrew
Blogger, Gamer and Reviewer

The Flintstones Family

Published February 10, 2017 by Jenn Andrew

Currently in the Funko Shop, we have Pebbles and Bamm Bamm together for $29.99. They are limited to 8000. The post Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Pop Vinyls at Funko-Shop.com Right Now! appeared first on POPVINYLS.COM.

When I read this article, I had to comment because I grew up with the Flintstones family with pebbles and bamm bamm.  I like to purchase my Pops as life like as possible and they are so cute and adorable that who can resist buying each one!

via Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Pop Vinyls at Funko-Shop.com Right Now! — POPVINYLS.COM

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