The Shadow Fold. To destroy it, we need a miracle. Shadow and Bone coming April 23, only on Netflix.
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Sunday, 28 February 2021
Looking to beef up your games of Aliens: Another Glorious Day in the Corps?
Then you need this detailed model of the iconic M577 APC from the movie, to act as an eye-catching piece of terrain.
Available only direct from the Gale Force 9 webstore, for $50, this is a multi part resin kit, so assembly is required and it doesn't come pre-painted.
Produced to order, and in limited numbers, delivery of the APC may take up to 120 days from the time of ordering.
|Completed 160mm x 65mm x 60m model shown with figures for scale|
Saturday, 27 February 2021
The first two episodes of the first season of Solar Opposites only became available in the UK this week, with the arrival of Star through Disney+, but that doesn't mean I'm not excited for the announcement of another season of this potty-mouthed, most definitely NSFW, Rick and Morty-adjacent cartoon madness.
In Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K., the megalomaniacal supervillain M.O.D.O.K. (Patton Oswalt) has long pursued his dream of one day conquering the world.
But after years of setbacks and failures fighting the Earth’s mightiest heroes, M.O.D.O.K. has run his evil organization A.I.M. into the ground.
Ousted as A.I.M.’s leader, while also dealing with his crumbling marriage and family life, the Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing is set to confront his greatest challenge yet!
Designed for one to five players, the game includes six miniatures (see below), a board depicting the Nostromo, and assorted illustrated cards.
In Alien: Fate of the Nostromo, players take the role of Nostromo crew members Ripley, Lambert, Parker, Brett, or Dallas.
Over the course of the game, they collect scrap, craft items, and fulfill different objectives. The crew will lose and gain morale as they encounter the Alien and other situations.
If crew morale reaches zero, players lose the game.
Each turn has two phases. In the Crew Action phase, players creep through the Nostromo’s halls, gathering scrap, crafting items, trading scrap and items with other players, and using items and their special abilities. Brett, for example, can craft items with one fewer scrap than other players.
If the Alien is within three spaces of the player with the incinerator, that player can use the incinerator to send the Alien back to its nest.
In the Encounter phase, players draw and resolve an Encounter card. The Alien could be lurking behind any corner…
Once the players fulfil their initial objectives, they face one of five final missions, each with a unique set of requirements.
Players must fulfil the final mission’s requirements simultaneously to win the game.
Players can also introduce Science Officer Ash for a more challenging game. Ash moves through the ship, removing scrap and forcing the crew to lose morale.
Superman is a symbol for hope across the world. Hear the story of how the Man of Tomorrow will always be the hero we need today. Long Live Superman!
Friday, 26 February 2021
The cultural phenomenon picks up where we left off, with June’s fight for freedom against Gilead. But the risks she takes bring unexpected and dangerous new challenges, and her desire for justice and revenge threaten to consume her and destroy her most cherished relationships.
From bitter past experience (e.g. Shark Exorcist, Camp Blood etc), I've learned to usually stay away from this level of low-budget, shonky CGI, homemade horror... but this future cult classic has a zomnado and the raining dead.
Z Dead End deserves a mention for its totally gonzo central conceit, if nothing else.
To be fair to the project, it hasn't even truly started filming yet, and is actually seeking funding via IndieGoGo.
It has a pretty impressive list of names attached to it, which should generate some good will.
Hopefully, once it's funded the effects' budget will improve.
Thursday, 25 February 2021
Written primarily for players of Amazing Tales - and its new, superheroic, iteration Amazing Heroes (currently being Kickstarted) - but, for my money, 10 good rules for getting the most out of any roleplaying game.
Following a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, a group of mercenaries take the ultimate gamble, venturing into the quarantine zone to pull off the greatest heist ever attempted.Whatever you may think about his approach to superheroes, you have to admit that Zack Snyder knows zombies. His Dawn of The Dead remake was sublime.
So I have very high hopes for Army of The Dead, which arrives on Netflix on May 21.
And this one has Zombie Elvis!
Ablaze continues its publication of 'uncensored' adaptations of Robert E Howard's brutal and barbaric adventures of Conan The Cimmerian with the second issue of Iron Shadows in The Moon, on sale May 12.
As ever, the 32-page, full colour comic is available with a selection of variant covers.
Conan and Olivia escape to a remote island, attempting to flee their oppressors. But as they take refuge inside an ancient temple, avoiding the dangers that lurk in the nearby jungle, they may have awakened an ancient evil that humankind has yet to comprehend. Will they find a way to escape before they are overcome by threats inside and out?
Wednesday, 24 February 2021
Had my first Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination jab at lunchtime, but have yet to develop any superpowers or other serious side effects (besides the ache you'd normally associate with having a freaking big needle rammed in my arm; a dry throat; and mild cold-like fatigue).
Having been dropped off at the Tonbridge Baptist Church by Rachel, I was slightly alarmed at first by the queue stretching round two sides of the huge building.
But everything was well organised, and managed by a brilliant team of volunteers, and so the queue moved surprisingly quickly.
I was processed through the holding area, sent to one of the eight people giving out the vaccines, who explained in great detail the efficacy of the Pfizer jab, the need for the second shot in 12 weeks, possible side effects etc
Then, after I got the jab, I had to wait at the far end of the hall, in a designated seating area, for 15 minutes - just to check I had no immediate bad reaction - before I was considered safe to leave.
I'd made sure I was wearing a Flash t-shirt and matching socks, just in case I suddenly developed the ability to run at superspeed or any other desirable metahuman talent.
Nothing yet, but fingers crossed.
Shuffling out of the church (which reminded me more of a school building than a place of worship), I was met by Rachel and Alice, who had apparently been making a lot of friends while they waited for me.
|The Queue: down the front of the church building, then round the side|