This is Ian checking in. Matt and I (along with our buddy John) went to see Amazing Spider-Man last night. It was really good! It felt like a Spidey movie should. Andrew Garfield was excellent as Peter/Spidey and Emma Stone was a perfect Gwen Stacy. The action was good and the scenes of Spider-Man swinging through NYC were awesome. Four thumbs up!
SPECIAL ALERT: Please check out our Nerdherders project on Kickstarter! In this episode, the boys are all over the place with talk about vampire-killing presidents, guilty pleasure movies, naked Easter eggs, RC cars, a new RPG in the works, a cool Kickstarter project and of course, more comic books. Check out this episode Roll Call: 1:58 Radar 16:08 ThunderDome 29:25 Utility Belt 55:54 Dig It 1:05:26 Wrap Up and Contest 1:15:12 Bonus Clip 1:32:19
Here’s one of my favorite models, The Butcher of Khardov! This took about 6 hours total to paint, 7 layers of armor highlights, glazes, washes, but I am very pleased with the result. I tried to imitate the Warmachine art and give his eyes a blue glow. I’m not quite sure I’m happy with the results of that but then again I think the artist always notices what he’s not happy with!
Ah, Wednesday. New comic book day! But what’s this? Double Midnight has acquired some “new” (as in new to the store) second edition AD&D books? First up, the Domains of Dread hardback for Ravenloft. For $18? Score! I’ve been looking for this one and it goes for more than that on ebay, so this was a nice find. Also, a Complete Thief’s Guide for $3. Ok, I have one, but for $3 it’s nice to have more than one so I can lend them out. And…a Monstrous Manual (black cover reprint version) for $3? But Ian, you already have two of them and don’t need it. Ah, but it’s in great shape and only three bucks! So, yeah, the second voice in my head won out and I bought it. The AD&D stuff was a nice bonus to a good week of comics as well, including The Walking Dead #99…what will Kirkman unleash for issue 100? — Ian
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We’re not there in any official capacity, but you’ll still see Matt, Dave and Ian wandering around at Granite State Comicon at the Radisson in Manchester, NH on Sunday between 10 am and 4 pm. Come check out a cool comic book show with tons of other stuff going on like games and cool costumes. http://www.granitecon.com/
In Episode 8 we take you “Beyond Monopoly” and into the wider world of board games. Matt, Ian and Dave give you tips on what games to start with, the next step after intro games, two-player favorites and even a couple kids games. In Roll Call we talk about Dave’s continued “discovery” of comic books and even talk a little sports (sorta) about bubble hockey. Just click on the episode link and check it out or download direct on iTunes!
Matt: Hey everyone, I figured I would do a profile for my Epic Army that I took to Adepticon! I’ve taken shots of all the different formations in the army with a close up shot as well. I’ve only taken one shot of the formations I have multiples of such as the Infantry Companies and the Artillery Battery, since all that’s really different is the camo patters. I’ll put up a full army shot when I can get them on the table with some terrain! Supreme Commander….the boss with his standards and Commissar. He accompanies an infantry platoon. The command stands for the 2 other infantry platoons, each is accompanied by…. One Commissar stand each. The army has 3 of these infantry platoons in it. Each consists of 20 stands of infantry and 2 Gorgon Siege transports which hold 10 stands each. Here is a closeup of one of the Gorgons, they are all equipped with mortars to lay down some cover fire when necessary! This is the Anti-Aircraft battery consisting of two Hydra Flak Platforms, 1 Heavy AA Platform, and 3 Trojan Transports. Closeup of the Trojan Transports, one of the Hydra Platforms, and the Heavy AA platform. The army has two of the Basilisk Artillery batteries, they also are accompanied by 3 Trojan transports each. Close up of one of the Basilisk platforms. Two squadrons of Thunderbolt Fighters: Red Squadron and Blue Squadron. Obligatory close up shot. The army is accompanied by two Warhound Titans from Legio War…
I’m reaching out to any artists out there who are interested in helping make some boring messenger bags cool! I’d like the bag to have www.nerdherderspodcast.com on it, but other than that, you can do whatever you want. My goal is to give them away at Gencon. If you are an artist doing a show, you can keep the bags to sell (I’d guess you could get twenty to fifty dollars depending on the quality of the sketch). I have about 100 of them, and I’m writing to some great artists setting up at Gencon so once there gone there gone! (five are in so far! Woohoo!). Let me know if you would like to be a part of it. David (at) nerdherderspodcast.com.