Monday, January 15, 2018

Armada

Hard to believe it took me this long, but I finally made the leap to Star Wars Armada.


I mean really you'd think I'd have bought the starter box the minute it hit the shelves...but it's taken me a few years to finally pick it up and get it on the game table.


Really the starter box comes with some great stuff to get you addicted pretty quick.  Note the Victory class Star Destroyer, the Nebulon-B Frigate, the CR90 Corvette and the numerous TIE and Xwing squadrons.











Interestingly, I ended up getting a few additional ships and expansions even before the starter box arrived (found a sale at Barnes & Noble and picked up the Rogues & Villains expansion, a Gladiator Star Destroyer, and then had a return credit that got applied to a second CR90 via Amazon.)

The Gladiator - smaller, faster, still packing a good punch!
Rogues & Villains, 'cause sometimes you need Han Solo and Boba Fett... 

The CR90 Expansion - when one Rebel Corvette isn't enough...

While I'll post more in depth thoughts and comments about Armada later, I will go out on a limb right off the bat to say I like Armada better than Xwing at this point.  Don't get me wrong I like both games a lot...but Armada's more tactical pace and chess-like strategy and planning appeal to me more than the quick dog-fighting of Xwing.  Maybe I'm just more naval officer than fighter pilot...


Peace...

Yoda

Post Holidays

Hey Geek Brothers and Sisters...

Apologies, but the holidays kept me pretty hoppin' and not much posting Flagrant Nerd this past month.  Never fear...life has started to settle down again.

Hope y'all had Happy Nerd Holidays!



Peace...

Yoda

Monday, December 4, 2017

Fantastic Voyager


Sometimes you just have to sit back and say, 'Whoa!'

After going on 40 years and some 21 billion kilometers, the science and engineering teams extraordinaire for the Voyager 1 just fired up some positional thrusters on the spacecraft.

I mean seriously...I couldn't get my damn Subaru to start a couple of weeks ago!

Peace...

Yoda 

Monday Morning Geek Dad!

Peace...

Yoda

Monday, November 20, 2017

Can't Really Argue With Him About That...





Peace...

Yoda

But It's The Popcorn and Sodas That Get You...

Interesting post on GeekDad yesterday about MoviePass - a service where you pay an upfront fee, get a credit card-style card, and can see as many 2D movies (please note the 2D caveat) you want in theaters for free.



Ron Huddleston notes on GeekDad that the service used to be $34.99/month...but the service has changed and now they have an annual fee of $89.95/year ($6.95/month + a small service fee to bring it to $89.95/year) so it comes out to about $7.50 per month  If you're like me...a morning version of a straight digital movie is going to run you just under $8...and if you go afternoons that would start to climb into the $10-12 range...and don't get me started on evening showings (and frankly the older and more stubborn I get the more I ask myself, 'who the hell is willing to pay more than $12 for a movie?!?!')  So, see a movie or two and you quickly pay for the service (and arguably you might see more movies than you do now if you're smart and utilize what this is giving you.)

I'm intrigued by this...and need to probably look into it further to see if it is actually available in enough theaters in my area (with premium recliner seating, etc.)  But on the surface...this seems like a helluva deal...just in time for the holidays...

Peace...

Yoda