You see and this why I don’t that many board games. Too many damned strange rules and DNA samples. Plus it takes so long to play. But seriously, I have friends who love board games. I got nothing against them so don’t go sending me a bunch of hate mail. It’s a joke get over it. No enjoy and have a good week.
Looks like another Geek Filled TV season coming up. But let’s face it some of this stuff doesn’t looks so hot.
Agents of SHIELD: Unless you’ve been under rock, you’ve probably heard. Let’s hope the network gives Joss Wheadon the freedom to make this cool.
Almost Human: A little Blade Runner and Robocop vibe going here and JJ Anbrams. This looks like it could be awesome too. That one is going on the list.
Dracula: I had a hard time staying awake during the trailer. But another retelling of the classic Vampire tale stretched out into a TV series. Yipee. More vampires. I doubt they’ll do anything really thrilling with this. Yawn.
Under the Dome: Hey, we’re back on the let’s make another Lost. I predict train wreckage, again.
Blacklist: Hey, let’s make a Silence of the Lambs clone. Ugh again.
At least I had the time to watch a couple more episodes of Defiance this week. Still not loving it.
I was so excited when this series was announced. It had some real potential based on the creative team and the concept but it just keeps falling flat. I don’t give damn about any of the characters. The dialog is just bland. And I can’t help but feel like I’ve seen this all before but done better. I can’t even think of one quotable moment or scene when I thought, “Man, this is cool.”
This morning the idea hit me. The show feels like it’s being written by the Marketing Department. So what’ hot now? Angsty teen romance! Let’s throw that in. Hey,those Firefly fans are really loyal. Let’s make it Sci-Fi Western. We need a prostitute with a heart of gold. Check. Let’s throw in a little political maneuvering. People like that stuff. We need a conspiracy/mystery that we can drag out over a season or more. Oh yeah and give us some shit that we can throw into a first person shooter.
Dammit, they have all the pieces to make a rocking show but it’s like they’re tied to tropes and don’t want for a moment to throw in something really interesting. I’ll give it a few more episodes, heck, maybe I’ll even finish out the first season. They need to really liven things up if they want to hold any interest.
Damn, last week was busy that barely posted anything. Heck, I didn’t even do most of my normal posting. Of course, this is actually no indication that anything has slowed down a bit.
It’s been all Crunchy Bits (the cookbook) all the time. That last bit of editing is dang near done but have a long session of layout to do. I’m talking about a little that’s going to be going on almost every page. And no. There isn’t a way that I can I do it quickly and simply. The lesson here is prior planning people. Those last minute ideas really push back project completion.
This also means I haven’t had a lick of time to work on any of the RPG projects or do any writing. Every evening is something. Hell, that’s what life is all about. One damned thing after another.
My perfect plan is to have some good news by the end of the month. But, hell, I’ve said that before. So sit back and laugh at me while I try grind my threw this stuff. Like Warren Zevon said, “I’ll sleep when I’m dead.”
Another D&D music video. I’m amazed at how many of those are out there. The graphics on this one aren’t really super cool but heck a D&D rap. What the hell. Enjoy it. ANd remember it’s hump day and the work week is half way over. Get those dice warmed up for the weekend folks! Remember the golden rule. Have fun. Kill monsters. Take their stuff.
Yes, I know old news. But hell, real life has kept way too busy. Anyway, on with the rant.
By now, you probably have already heard about Warner Brothers saying they want to do a big budget D&D movie but then Universal coming back and saying that they own the rights. Hollywood doesn’t have that good of a track record for converting games (both table top and video) to the big screen. Heck, I can think of only two that were decent. Resident Evil and Clue. The rest were pretty damned bad. Dare I even mention the unholy name of Uwe Boll.
So this got me thinking (again) about what table top games could make good movies. My little brain came up with three, good and bad.
Rifts by Micheal Bay. Big fucking robots. Explosions. Mega Damage Explosions. Come on. You might want to see this when you were drunk off your ass.
Paranoia by Simon Pegg or even maybe Mike Judge I know I’d pay to that one and probably buy the DVD.
Over the Edge by Guillermo del Toro or David Lynch Once again, this would be strange but way cool.
So let’s discuss what other table games deserve a good movie treatment.