Awesome birthday gift for the true geek!!

26 06 2014

My wife came through witPage_1h an awesome birthday present for me this year, a 3 month subscription to Lootcrate. Each month you get a mystery box of filled with wholesome nerdness.   Each month has a theme. This month it was classic Transformers, not Michael Bay style.

It came with:

              • a super cool Transformers t-shirt that I have never seen before- Marty McPrime, a transforming DeLorean
              • A Transformer Hexbug
              • A collectible Transformer figure
              • Stickers
              • An MLG Sweatband
              • other stuff




The worst part about this gift is that now I have  to come up with something equally as cool for her birthday next month. Anyone have any suggestions? Page_2 Page_3



The first battle of Spider-Man vs. the Lizard: Classic HeroClix Match-Ups

22 06 2014

I like the concept behind this guys blog. He gives you a scenario to set up.
The Lizard he uses appears to be #30 from The Amazing Spider-man set. The Spider-man would seem to be #24 from this same set. Both are common figures from that set. I am not sure of the point total of the Gator tokens.  I am also assuming this is considered a 200 point game, because Spider-man is 125 points. That Means 2 moves per turn.

The Lizard

The Lizard

This Lizard starts off with charge, blades-fangs-claws, toughness, and shape change.  An attack value of 10 vs  Spider-man’s 18 defense is going to require an attack roll of 8 or better, and then you have to hope he doesn’t make his danger sense roll.  If you do hit, I would go for blades-fangs-claws and hope to roll higher than 3. Even if you only hit with a 1 or 2, it will still lower his defense to a 17. This will allow the gator tokens a better chance of hitting. The Lizard will have a hard time hitting  Spider-man, but if he does hit you will have the chance of wiping him out in 1-2 turns. Get the gators in quick .

If Lizard wins, he will do it fast with 1 figure and 3 tokens attacking on his team.  Also note, at click 2 he gains an extra attack as a free action.  Spidey will have 2-3 attack coming at him per round.









This is a common pull from The Amazing Spider-man set.

Spider-man will have a mud h easier time hitting the Lizard. He will need to only roll a 6 or better. He should also get the first strike due to his ability The Agility of a Spider, which gives him hypersonic speed allowing him to move 7 spaces and attack.  The downside is that this first attack will only deal 1 point of damage to the Lizard, because of his toughness.

The next bad news is that you do not have willpower or indomitable. You  are also the only figure on this force, so you will only be moving every other turn  to avoid pushing damage, until click 4. Also notice at click 4, you will do no damage to Lizard if he is at click 1-4.

This will be a long battle for Spidey.

Images are taken from

HeroClix Danger Room

Amazing Spider-Man #6:

“Half-Man…Half-Reptile…the Lizard will take over all of the earth unless Spider-Man alone can stop him!”

The Lizard has appeared, “without warning, in the murky swamps of Florida’s Everglades.” In an attempt to regrow his missing arm, Curtis Connors has turned himself into a crazed and aggressive monster. Only Spider-Man can stop him!

Spider-Man 125 vs the Lizard 88.

Just like in the comic, the lizard also has the assistance of four huge obedient alligators. Each is a one click creature with a 5 movement, a 9 attack with blades/claws fangs, a 16 defense with toughness and a 3 damage.

Good luck! And please email us and let us know who wins in your game!

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Fear Itself – My First Heroclix Tournament

22 06 2014

Last month I played in my first ever Heroclix tournament at Jak’s in Biloxi. The tournament was a Fear Itself sealed booster tournament with 500 point teams.

This is Nul aka The Hulk with a hammer from fear itself.

This is Nul aka The Hulk with a hammer from fear itself.

What that means is that we received 2 booster packs, opened them, and then had to build our team from figures we pulled out of those packs.   This is a really good format  for me as a new competitive player.  With this style of tournament, most of the players had no experience  playing with these particular figures.  We all had to quickly learn what our figures could do.

The tournament was Swiss format. This basically means  we  were allowed to keep playing, win or lose. We ended up playing 3 rounds each. Score was kept for the figures we defeated. Score only matters in the event of a tie.

The Breaker of Worlds

Indomitable gives a figure permanent Willpower. Use this to move and deal damage faster in the game.

Nul was my favorite pull from my boosters.  From what I have gathered on the character, Nul is The Hulk after he has taken an Asgardian Hammer (Like Thor’s Hammer).  The overall strategy is to run in an smash.  This figure was 300 points by itself. It had indomitable, which allows it to move 2 turns in a row without taking push damage.  As the tournament progressed, I realized how awesome  this was. I basically lost my second match because I did not use this ability.

I also learned that I should always read my opponents ability cards for myself. I did not use indomitable, because my opponent had an ability that would not allow any character in range of it to have 2 action tokens. After I lost, the judge pointed out that this ability would have only worked on figures that cost less than 240 points.

Nul has a range of 4. Normally in Heroclix, a range of 4 is not much use. 8 to 10 is what I usually look for, but in Fear Itself many of the characters have a range of 0. Nul also could use running shot. This allows him to move up to 5 spaces and make a ranged attack in the same move. As part of his special ability that allows him to to this, he takes a -1 to damage. Even after this -1, he will still hit for 4 clicks of damage.

I tied for 3rd place in the tournament. I learned a lot about the game by playing. IT was well worth the $25 entrance fee. I had a great time.

As of this post, I have participated in my second tournament, The War of Light. It was held on 6/14/2014. Month 2 will be held on 7/12/2014 at Jak’s in Biloxi and possibly a new gaming store found in Gautier, MS called MacNarb Gaming.

You can look for tournaments in your area using the Wizkids event system

My Wizard World NOLA experience was spell binding

16 02 2014

My Wizard World NOLA experience was spell binding

I had to make a quick change to thwart the Dalek onslaught.

I had to make a quick change to thwart the Dalek onslaught.I decided to chronicle my adventures in a medium appropriate for an event called a Comic Con. Let me know if you enjoyed it and I will post more

Play by play was given by Commentator Sigma aka The Doctor aka Matt Smith

Play by play was given by Commentator Sigma aka The Doctor aka Matt Smith.I actually just started watching Doctor Who two week prior to this event.
I am totally hooked. 

The Weeping Angels were really great. Lady Loki won best female villain at a long hard costume contest. The contest is to be aired on SyFy's Heroes of Cosplay.

The Weeping Angels were really great.
Lady Loki won best female villain at a long hard costume contest.
The contest is to be aired on SyFy’s Heroes of Cosplay.

The quote in this panel is actually a quote from Michael Rooker's character Merle Dixon.  It was not directly taken from the Q and A panel.

The quote in this panel is actually a quote from Michael Rooker’s character Merle Dixon.
It was not directly taken from the Q and A panel.

Shane Lives!!!!

14 02 2014

The closing of and excellent Q and A session with Jon Bernthal aka Shane from the Walking Dead.
This guys is an amazing talent.

Cosplay in the Crescent City -Reposted 6/22/2014

13 02 2014

Note: This is spoiler for images of this weeks Heroes of Cosplay. I was at this convention in New Orleans, LA.

Yaya Han from Heroes of Cosplay

Cosplay in the Crescent City

This was her exhibition in-between the singles and group contest.
Her craftsmanship is totally Batman (Batman is the new word for awesome)

Heroes of Cosplay was being filmed at the Wizard World Comic Con in New Orleans, LA. Other stars of the show were there, including Holly Conrad, Chloe Dykstra, Jessica Merizan, Riki LeCotey, and

Dwarven Thunder!!!!

as portrayed by Jesse Lagers. This guy does amazingly detailed work and I feel like he gets shafted at each competition.

Jesse Lagers. Becky Young, Victoria Schmidt, and Monika Lee were not present to my knowledge. Holly, Chloe, and Jessica were still in NOLA as of yesterday, I wish I would have stayed to meet them.

Due to the filming the costume contest ran really long. I also feel like many of the usual cosplayers were intimidated and did not enter.
Pork Chop Sandwiches

I originally tried uploading this gif to Tumblr, but had no luck. Anyone have any ideas why it would not work?

Wizard World Comic Con NOLA 2014 – Doctor Who

12 02 2014

So last weekend I went to my 2nd Wizard World Comic Con in New Orleans, LA.   The convention was really crowded on Saturday.

Matt Smith "The Doctor"

Wizard World New Orleans seemed to have tripled in size, all thanks to Matt Smith aka the last Doctor Who.

I would say it had 3 to 4 times the population that it had the previous year. The increase in traffic could have been attributed to the filming of Heroes of Cosplay, but I would say that Matt Smith had the highest impact.  His Q and A session was held in the New Orleans convention center theater, which holds about 4,000 people.  The normal meeting halls that host Q and A sessions hold about 300 people.  His Q and A session was packed, so he had over 10x the participation compared to the other Q and A sessions– even versus the likes of “The Walking Dead” star Norman Reedus (who is cool as hell).

I actually just started watching Doctor Who the week before this event. I had tried to watch it, but could not get into it. I gave it another chance and became addicted. I still have not gotten to Matt Smith’s Doctor, but each and every episode has gotten better and better. I though there was no way that I would like David Tennant after Chris Eccleston, but I did. After Matt’s performance at Wizard World, I really look forward to getting to his episodes.IMG_2231 IMG_2230 IMG_2221 IMG_2222
After The Doctor left the con became much more intimate


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