Friday, January 21, 2011

A little bit of everything

Lately I've been focusing all of my attention on strictly RPGs, and most of that has been focused on Pathfinder or WotC/D&D. So today I've decided to do a post that touches on multiple topics.

RPGs & other games

  • I don't know exactly why,but according to RPGNow this is the last month you can buy pdfs of the Cortex system's Battlestar Galactica and Serenity RPGs. Whatever the reason, the pdfs for these games as well as other Cortex games, are on sale. I really like the Cortex system so I grabbed a copy of Six-Shooters and Spaceships for $4.99. The core rules for BSG and Serenity can be yours for $9.99.
  • Troll Lord Games is also running a sale on RPGNow for its Castles & Crusades products. If you've been thinking about trying this game, now would be a good time.
  • I've honestly never played Runequest, although I've heard good things about it. With pdfs for Runequest II on sale at RPGNow, I may finally give it a try.
  • The new Villains and Vigilantes adventure, Infinity Lounge, is now available for free at RPGNow. While you're at it check out the interview with V&V creators Jeff Dee and Jack Herman over at Ain't it Cool News.
  • If you haven't played Heroclix in a while, check out some of the cool new stuff coming out from Wizkids.
  • I played a few games of Dragon Dice back when TSR released the game in the 90's. I lost track of the game and thought it had disappeared until I recently heard that the game was making a comeback and is currently being produced by SFR
  • Speaking of dice games, Cthulhu dice by Steve Jackson games is a simple, but fun little game I picked up a few months ago. Zombie Dice is also a lot of fun.
Comic Books
  • In response to fan's complaints about the price of comic books and the reported decline in sales DC comics' Drawing the Line at $2.99 goes into effect this month. Nearly all of the monthly comics released by DC are supposed to hold the $2.99 price for the foreseeable future. In response Marvel is reportedly dropping many of its monthly books to the $2.99 price as well. Since I primarily read DC I am happy very happy about this. Of course the 4 - 5 Marvel books I read will probably be the ones that don't see the price drop, but the lower DC prices should make up for it.
  • In case you didn't know new issues, as well as back issues of Heroic Publishing's books can be found on Drive-thru Comics or you can order print versions of the books from the company's website. Personally I usually read Flare and Champions, but the other books are pretty good too. 
  • I just recently found out that Drive-thru Comics also has a lot of Top Cow books available on their site. 
  • While I'm on the Drive-thru Comics kick I recommend picking up the issues of Shi and 2000 AD that are available to download. 
  • DC comics is dropping the Comics Code for their own rating system. It's about time.
Movies
  • I had some reservations about Seth Rogen playing the Green Hornet, but after seeing the movie this past weekend I have to admit he did a good job. The movie was a lot of fun and Jay Chou kicked ass as Kato. I saw it at an IMAX 3-D theater and even though I'm not a fan of 3-D, I can't deny it was pretty cool. 
  • Images of Chris Evans in full Captain America costume have been released. As a life long Cap fan, I can't wait to see this movie.
  • The preview for Thor was playing when I went to see Green Hornet and it looks awesome!
  • Apparently Bane and Catwoman will be the villains in the next Batman movie. I'm not too keen on the actors chosen for the parts,but everyone said Michael Keaton would suck as Batman and I thought he did a great job.
  • After X3 I didn't really care about seeing X-Men: First Class but it is beginning to look promising.
  • Jon Favreau apparently won't be directing Iron Man 3. 
  • I'm sure everyone knows about the Spider-man movie reboot and while Garfield seems to wear the suit well, I'm just not ready for a reboot.
TV
  • I don't know what everyone else thought, but in my opinion the new NBC series The Cape sucked. It definitely showed potential and it could have been an amazing faux Batman tv show, but alas it was a complete disappointment.
  • I haven't had the chance to watch them yet but I've heard good things about both The Avengers and Young Justice cartoons.

4 comments:

Louis Porter Jr. said...

Young Justice was good can't wait to see more. The Avengers cartoon is an TRUE Avengers fans (Pre-Scarlet Witch silliness) is a dream come true.

Geek Gazette said...

I don't get to watch much TV anymore, but I'm going to make it a point to catch these two shows.

The Happy Whisk said...

Wow, look at all this stuff. Thank you.

Geek Gazette said...

My pleasure.
Before the Geek Gazette evolved from a print fanzine to a blog it was actually an email I sent to friends and online acquaintances that usually looked a lot like this post. Basically just a bunch of links to a bunch of crap I found on the internet.
It is easier and generally more fun than trying to say something meaningful about comics/rpgs/movies etc. Plus doing posts like this has the added bonus of not inviting the trouble makers.