And so we have nearly come to a natural break in our HeroClix game… for now. The plot is very, far, far far from being over, and we could go on and on just embellishing the `intro` to the story (which is all you`ve seen so far), but we fear it might bore the pants off anyone reading if we dragged it out that way for too long; and so we have decided to take a bit of a break from writing about Clix, and concentrate on some other topics for a while (starting with a few weeks of Bryan adding his `babes` to the blog).
Me last week, receiving the second part my Zombicide Black Plague Kickstarter. I can`t even begin to describe how excited I am at receiving this bundle of goodness, or the sheer amount of plans I have for enjoying this lot.
For example, Andy writes about his intensely cool Japanese Bushido game, terrain, and miniatures: and Jez likes to showcase his amazing homemade (custom) creations, miniatures and rules. Simon writes about his favorite tipple… his love for all things comic book; indulging us in the most in depth and well reasoned blog on the subject I have ever seen. Bryan has a thing for undead, zombies, vampires, werewolves (are werewolves undead?) and demons: and by some clever, nifty pieces of literary engineering, manages somehow to encompass this in just about everything he does. Tarot loves all things Orient, Chinese (especially the Water Margin) and Japanese Shogun, Ninja and Samurai: but it doesn’t stop there, Tarot has a deep driving passion to study and learn the Mythologies and the myriad ethos of the Eastern cultures, which takes her sometimes to weird and exotic extremes… *whispers* she is actually a very amazing and rather expert cosplay dancer, acrobat, gymnast and costume model *and yes, she probably will kill me later for revealing this, I am sure* Hil enjoys telling stories to an audience (she`s a superb dungeon master), making up fantasy campaigns, lost world and living breathing worlds… and killing people in game in grim and macabre ways. She`s a very unrelenting game host, and doesn’t suffer fools gladly. Make too many mistakes in her world and you WILL die horribly in it. That`s why it’s always wise to listen to what she`s telling you once you enter her game worlds.. and man, she will have you actually sipping from imaginary cups, smoking imaginary cigars and doing the actions, looking over your shoulder into the dark shadow filled corners and…. If she tells you it is cold you WILL be shivering, probably in fear too. And if she tells you… you feel hot in the game, you will feel boiling and start stripping down and feeling the desert heat. The fact she is a trained hypnotherapist really comes apparent once her `voice` starts to pull you into her game plots.
And this should of course apply to all of us anyway. It’s not just when you are on holiday that you need to think of this… sitting in a comfy chair, sipping Pina Colada, staring at a perfect sunny view, from some high mountain hotel, looking out at the vast beautiful scented grape orchards somewhere in coastal Spain… its every month, every week, that we need to remind ourselves of what we have. THAT’S why I never take my gaming things for granted. I love my collections. Never leave them un-played, unloved.. unused (and try to encourage others to think similarly). I always remind myself of what I have in life, and never take a moment of it for granted or become blasé at a single day. Life IS short, even if you live to be seventy, eighty, ninety… one hundred? Don’t waste a second. I apply this to all my gaming, and I never allow myself to collect anything I will never play with. If it’s too much for me to paint, I don’t buy more until I have my current projects finished first. That way nothing gets left behind and forgotten in the eternal gaming rush to buy yet more stuff, haha.
Batman Tokens... X Men Tokens... foreshadowing a cross-over? Does this hint to where the future Clix campaign might eventually be heading?
Here is a closer look at the four mutant ninja turtles and their personalities!