Happy Birthday Akanthos!

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Podcast Premier!

Well, we finally got off our asses and did it.  We recorded us sitting on our asses and talking geek.  I’m hammering out the technical details for the subscription feed and the like, but in the mean time here is our pilot episode.  The official episode 1 will be sometime next week, so check back often.

In the mean time, chew on this NSFW content.

3Rule Podcast: Episode Zero.

Watchmen Heroclix Map!

You have to have balls to play on this map.

Big.

Blue.

Balls.

Seriously though, I would play on this map.  FTW!

Near Complete Set List For Brave & The Bold!

Lifted the following list from the HCRealms forum:

001 – Bruce Wayne
002 – Clark Kent
003 – Diana Prince
004 – League Assassin (League Assassin Sculpt w/ Grey Robes)
005 – Amazon (Amazon Sculpt w/ Silver Armor)
006 – Checkmate Pawn White (Checkmate Pawn Sculpt w/ White Vest)
007 – Checkmate Knight White (Checkmate Knight Sculpt w/ White Vest)
008 – Parademon Grunt (Parademon Grunt w/ Blue/Green trim)
009 – The Atom and Hawkman
010 – Jason Blood
011 –
012 – Amazon of Bana-Mighdall (Amazon Sculpt w/ Gold Armor)
013 – Checkmate Pawn Black (Checkmate Pawn Sculpt w/ Grey Vest)
014 – Chackmate Knight Black (Checkmate Knight Sculpt w/ Grey Vest)
015 – Parademon Drill Sergeant (Parademon Grunt w/ Red/Brown trim)
016 – Batman
017 – Superman
018 – Wonder Woman
019 – Talia (with Supes AND Bats TA – unbelievable!)
020 –
021 –
022 – Cave Carson
023 – Max Mercury
024 – Mikron O’Jeneus
025 – Goodness and Mercy
026 – The Sensei (League Assassin Sculpt w/ Purple Robes)
027 – Phillipus (Amazon Sculpt w/ Dark Skin and Gold Armor)
028 – Pawn 502 (Checkmate Pawn Sculpt w/ Silver Vest)
029 – Mademoiselle Marie (Checkmate Knight Sculpt w/ Silver Vest)
030 – The Parademon (Parademon Grunt w/ White trim)
031 – Brainiac
032 – Kryptonite Man
033 – Metallo
034 – Ra’s Al Ghul
035 – Power Girl
036 –
037 –
038 – Inertia
039 – Etrigan
040 – Lex Luthor and Brainiac
041 –
042 –
043 –
044 – Black Flash
045 – The Wizard Shazam!
046 –
047 – The Flashes
048 –
049 – Superman and the Flash
050 – Fire and Ice
051 – Green Lantern and Green Arrow
052 –
053 –
054 –
055 –

Plus these are confirmed that we’re missing
The Holiday Killer
Extant
Martian Manhunter (JLI version)
Kid Zoom
Flash and Green Lantern (duo)
Batman and Green Arrow
Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn
Shazam and Black Adam (duo)

So we have 14 missing slots from Algrims list. 8 more confirmed not seen on Algrim’s list.

That leaves 6 slots still missing.

Resolution Progress – Review of Norse Code

Fun fact: I love to read.

No, really. I have a lot of books. I’ve read them all and many of them I’ve read more than once. There are a few that I’ve read well over a dozen times. Rereading a favorite book is like reconnecting with old friends. I love to read and I’ve got so many books that when I find myself looking for something to read I head to my bookshelf and look for something familiar that’s appropriate to my mood.

And this is my problem.

I have resolved that this year I will read at least twenty books (this is a pretty easy goal for me) but that not a single one of them will be something I’ve previously read. I’m looking to branch out and add some new names to my favorite authors list and some new titles to my shelves. (I welcome recommendations.)

While I’m doing this you should be getting something out of it, right? Of course. So I’m going to be posting book reviews of everything I read that’s science fiction, fantasy, science fantasy fiction, fantasy science fiction…basically anything geek related. If you have limited time to read and want to just focus on the good stuff, I’ll find it for you and tell the Interweb Tubes all about it.

For my first review I have Norse Code by Greg Van Eekhout. This was my 3rd book on my way to 20.  (The first two were The Midnight Folk and The Box of Delights both by John Masefield.  These are more children’s classics so I won’t review them here unless asked.)  Norse Code is a story of Norse mythology, specifically Ragnarok, set in modern day. The primary point of view is Kathy Castillo, an MBA student that was murdered, brought back as a Valkyrie, renamed Mist, and assigned to recruit soldiers for Odin’s army via the NorseCODE genome project. She’s part of the Asgardian system, but still new to most things so we learn through her eyes.  Along the way she meets Hermod, one of Odin’s sons, and tries to get his help in save her sister from Helheim.  However, they find out that Ragnorok is just around the corner, everything is about to hit the fan, and they need to figure out which side they’re on.

I found this to be a very interesting and quick read.  Just the kind of thing I like when traveling.  I loved how Van Eekhout obviously knows his Norse mythology very well. The the scope of this story was a bit too ambitious for the size of the book. It didn’t ‘feel’ epic enough for the major events that took place. But I still loved the idea and how well Van Eekhout wove the myth and modern aspects of the story.

I give this a 3.5 out of 5. Worth your time and money but not an all-time favorite.

Reviews are coming soon for Daemon and Freedom(TM) by Danial Suarez, Hyperion by Dan Simmons, and The Black Company by Glen Cook

Armored Kickassedness

A preview for the upcoming Web of Spiderman Heroclix set.  How friggin’ sweet is this???

Brave and the Bold Chase Figure Sneak Peek!

“I’m excited, are you excited?”

“I’m thrilled.”