So last Sunday, I swung by my local comics and games store to play a long overdue game of Hordes. As we moved our toy monsters and soldiers around, shot the breeze, I began talking to my buddy Jason about the game Anima Tactics. Showed him the rulebook and he began looking at the gorgeous art but was still on the fence about jumping in but he did want to pick up something new. Then I pointed out a character and made the comparison to her looking a lot like Lady Gaga. "SOLD!" He bought a Dark Faction starter set then and there. The next day, we both pooled an online order to split the freight cost and he's also brought his brother on board. I'm looking forward to throwing down soon as this game is the closest I've seen to make me think that I'd be playing Final Fantasy on the tabletop.
The funny thing is, this excitement for Anima Tactics has put a huge surge on my time spent working on miniatures. You'd think I'd be prepping my Anima Tactics: Wissenchaft models but nooooo,I've been painting up my Hordes: Legion of Eveblight models and giving them all the love. This week has seen the most time spent at the hobby table than the last two-three months combined. :S
My gaming this weekend brings a one-shot Call of Cthulhu game and then a Hordes beat down. I'll let you know how it goes.
So we had originally planned to have our next Mouse Guard session take place today. Got the Facebook event set up, people clicking that they would attend and then TING, Matt recalled that it would be Mother's Day. Not wanting anyone at my table to potentially lose the running for son or daughter of the year, I called the session off. I took care of my Mothers Day "festivities" on Friday as my mom, flew out to my sister's place for her vacation yesterday. Happy Mothers day to any moms who might read this post. I saw Thor yesterday. Let me say that I enjoyed it. There were many lines that had the theater laughing without turning the movie into an all out comedy, the costumes and visuals of Asgard were absolutely gorgeous, Natalie Portman is hot and while the story didn't have a ton of layers to it, it just works. One thing I couldn't help but notice was whenever Thor, Sif and the Warriors three were all on the screen at the same time, I imagined to myself that this would be what D&D might look like as a film. Particularly in Paragon and Epic Tier.