Saturday, July 23, 2016

Wonder Woman and Justice League!

I'm a rabid DC comics fan. Its no secret. (Green Lantern especially, but we're going to talk movies here so I'm not going to go into that).

The point is: Marvel (Disney) has been dominating the superhero movie scene, with DC trying to play catch-up. Fortunately, looks like things have finally started to turn around for us Justice League fans.

At Comic Con they just released the trailers for Wonder Woman and Justice League, and they look great! (well, at least the Wonder Woman one does. I'm still going to try and stay optimistic about Justice League though.)

Wonder Woman

Justice League

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Starship Troopers Miniatures Game and the Perils of Licensing

I have a confession to make: I love Robert Heinlein's Starship Troopers.

Whether its the serious Starship Troopers novelization proselytizing about taking responsibility toward a functioning society, or the tongue-in-cheek mockery of a militaristic dystopian future, both takes on it are equally pleasing to me.

That's why back in the ancient times of the early 2000's I got heavily into the Starship Troopers miniatures game from Mongoose Publishing. It had everything, beautiful bug miniatures based on the cheeseball movie, fantastic rules written by the illustrious Andy Chambers of ex-Games Workshop fame (who's wargaming genius was not being recognized by GW during their foray into a 4th edition of Warhammer 40k), and Starship Troopers fluff written by Mongoose publishing, which is a gaming company that only employs writers who really love the shit out of the stuff they write about. Unfortunately Mongoose has a bit of a "holding onto the license" issue, which I'll get to...