Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Outer Rim and some Unfinished Business

 Recently picked up Star Wars Outer Rim and the expansion Unfinished Business.  Been wanting to grab this one for quite sometime and finally got it to the table for a bit of a learning game or two.  

After watching a game review or two this weekend I took the advice to incorporate the Unfinished Business expansion into the Outer Rim base game eveb before my first game. After another hour of unpunching, sorting, and reading another set of rules, it turned out to be a righteous addition to the game overall.

And my first playthrough began today!  I'm playing a four player game and running each character myself rather than running a solo game with one or more of the included bots.AI bots so I can get a feel for the mechanics.  After a couple of turns for each character (in this case Han Solo, Boba Fett, Jyn Erso, and Doctor  Aphra) the game mechanics are pretty straightforward and the player turns went pretty quick.

The game started out a bit ominously as the first bounty was for Ahsoka Tano (my favorite Jedi/Not a Jedi) LOL! 

Notable events so far have been Han running into a Hutt Patrol on his way to Tattoine to pick up Chewie to have the Wookie join his crew.  Han's piloting skills were no match for the Hutts.

Jyn Erso ran into Lando Calrissian on Takodona but he declined to join her crew.

Doctor Aphra has been using her tech savvy and Imperial influence to run the transit between the Spinward Core and Trailing Core to zip back and forth between the opposite ends of the galaxy. 


Meanwhile, Boba Fett has been pretty much running away with the Rim.  3 Fame points, a wallet full of credits, and just met caught up to Han Solo and blew up Han's G1A Starfighter for the Elimination Reward on Han's Bounty, though it was a bit mutual as Han simultaneously destroyed Fett's G9 Rigger. 

So's a great game with one hell of a lot of Star Wars thematic love and some really great mechanics.  The relayability is extremely high and I'm aware that I'm just scratching the surface of this little beauty of a game.


Michael D.

Thursday, May 11, 2023

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

G.R.O.W.L. 2023 Spring League begins...


Ok Blood Bowl Fans....Let's Get Ready To Rumble!  Officially announcing the upcoming 2023 Spring Blood Bowl Gratuitously Rowdy Oddballs WZKD League (G.R.O.W.L.)!!!  The next league season kicks on on Sunday, June 11th at noon when we'll have a league meeting at WZKD Comics and Games for introductions and to go over rules and regs for the Spring Season, and answer any questions.  We'll also have exhibition matches available that afternoon at the store for new players (or old ones like me) to get a chance to play a match for a bit of an intro/refresher before their first season matches.  This will be a new team league with standard starting rosters of $1,000,000 gold (no returning teams from previous leagues this time around).  Our kickoff in June should give everyone 5 weeks to decide on what teams they will be coaching, assemble teams as needed, practice a bit, etc.  Sign up sheets will be available at WZKD this coming Friday (5/12) along with flyers and league info.

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Dune Part 2 Trailer is here

 And now all I care about is how many days are left until November 3rd.

Words cannot describe... 


Michael D 

Return of the Jedi Poster Going Going Gone

 Well if you missed out on Matt Ferguson's excellent Return of the Jedi poster for the 40th anniversary that went on sale on May 4th at 12:00 noon Eastern you can still probably pick one up on eBay somewhere.  Keep in mind that they retailed for $65 so don't get taken by some scalper.

This seems to be a fairly common occurrence on Bottleneck Gallery as everything on their site for the word Jedi is completely sold out. Never fear, there's always another Star Wars poster... 


Michael D. 

Monday, May 8, 2023

A Great 2023 Star Wars Day Weekend

 Well another great May the 4th weekend in the books. This year I splurged on three new Star Wars hats (bald men have excellent hat collections).

STAR WARS Rebel Flex Hat

STAR WARS Imperial Empire Men's Black Flex Traditional Ballcap

And my personal fave... 

Concept One Star Wars The Clone Wars Ahsoka Cosplay Snapback Baseball Hat

Also caught a great afternoon of Pew Pew at WZKD with a match of X-wing with my buddy Mark.

May the 4th be with you... 


Michael D