Cephus' Corner

A Place to Share my Geeky Side With the World. Comics, movies, TV, collecting, you name it, I indulge in it.

Miniature Game: Rocketmen

February 16th, 2014

rocketmen-logoSometimes, games don’t do as well as they should and that’s the case with this week’s Wizkids Constructable Card Game, Rocketmen.  This game was produced in 2005 and then discontinued in 2006, it was based around the story of Nick Scion, an adventurer fighting against an evil space alliance.  It was fun, it featured five different factions, many different ship types and it had a single expansion.

Then it died.  It’s really too bad because it was an excellent game.  Continue on to see the world of Rocketmen.

Self-Promotion: The Worst Part of Writing

February 15th, 2014

self-promotionNow that I’m sort of writing again, I have one fiction and two non-fiction books in some state of chaotic semi-completion, I’ve taken to looking around some of the writer’s forums that I used to frequent and that’s immediately taken a heavy toll on my enthusiasm for the project.

See, even when I originally went through this in the early 2000s, I knew that I wanted to write but I didn’t want to do any of the other things that are expected of writers today.

Comic Review: Tom Strong & the Planet of Peril #1-6

February 12th, 2014

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Tom Strong is a comic, published by the DC imprint Vertigo that has been running off and on since the late 90s.  It was created by Alan Moore, but he’s been off the book for many years.

In short, Tom Strong resembles a lot of classical superheroes in tone and genre.  In fact, he reminds me of nothing so much as a superpowered Tom Swift.  This is the most recent incarnation of the comic, done by Peter Hogan and Chris Sprouse, let’s take a look at this mini-series.

Game Review: Godzilla Stomp

February 11th, 2014

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We’re big Godzilla fans and when my wife saw this game online, she had to have it.  Godzilla Stomp, put out by Toy Vault in 2011, is a quick filler game for 2-5 players.  It features Godzilla, Battra, Destroyah, Mothra and Mechagodzilla, sparring over a city to gain points by betting various monster attack cards.

It’s quick, it plays in 15-20 minutes and doesn’t take a lot of skill or thinking, just a lot of monster-stomping fun.

Miniature Game: Star Wars

February 9th, 2014

Star Wars PocketmodelI’ve been doing non-sport cards on Sundays for a very long time now and I think it’s time for a change, at least for a little while.  I’ve posted before that I’m not really a miniatures gamer, I don’t like painting miniatures, I don’t like carrying them around, it’s much easier to play with cardboard chits because they are simpler, more compact and less expensive.  That doesn’t mean I’m automatically opposed to any and all miniatures, just because they are miniatures though.

Writing Quirks

February 8th, 2014

quirksI guess every author has some oddities to their methods and some quirks to their personalities. Writers tend to be an odd bunch in general, I’ve seen some that are very superstitious, who go through routines and rituals before they sit down to write, who perform scheduled activities or arrange their desks just so to get the perfect balance or “energy” so they can pound away at their keyboard.

I guess I’m the same way, although I don’t have any rituals, I don’t believe in writing “energy” and I’m entirely against superstition, there are some things that I recognize about my writing that may seem odd to those who don’t pour ideas and stories into their computers constantly.

App Review: Dragon City

February 7th, 2014

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I’ve been getting tired of some of my Android app games that I’ve reviewed in the past.  A couple, like Dragon Skies and Mini Pets have so little publisher or community support that you feel like you’re just fumbling around in the dark, especially with Dragon Skies, that after a while you just stop caring about it.

So I downloaded a new one called Dragon City that seemed to be highly rated and, as I understand it, has just been translated into English.  How does it stack up?  Let’s see.

Cephus' Corner

A Place to Share my Geeky Side With the World. Comics, movies, TV, collecting, you name it, I indulge in it.