Thursday, April 20, 2017

Alpha Star Moon Mission is a GO!

Found someone online selling a vintage Fisher Price Alpha Star moon rover (remember Adventure People?). It's missing a few pieces (the robot, alien creature and mechanical arm) but the geeklet didn't seem to mind--though I may hunt them down.


She played with it as soon as it arrived yesterday and went straight to it again this morning. Jesse from Toy Story and Rey from Force Awakens were assigned a lunar excursion mission and zooming across the floor  in no time.  

We'll make an armchair astronaut outta' that kid yet!


Monday, April 10, 2017

TRAILER: The Osiris Child

I've not heard squat about this before seeing the trailer, but this looks to be in my geeky wheelhouse of scifi action. The official title is Science Fiction Volume One: The Osiris Child -- which seems to hint at future installments (not sure if it's part of an anthology or what).

If this had been made in the 80s it might be more of a VHS B-movie actioner, but the effects definitely give this a polish not seen from these nondescript (read: non-IP) films.

Here's some sweet air vehicle battles:



Here's the full trailer:


It's an Aussie production and comes out there later this month. Doesn't yet have a US release, but definitely one to watch. It goes without saying this is ripe for RPG inspiration!

FIRST TRAILER FOR THOR RAGNAROK! THIS IS NOT A DRILL!

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMGOFTHUNDER!



WE KNOW EACH OTHER. HE'S A FRIEND FROM WORK.

Edit:

And did you spot this lil' bit of Kirby tech STRAIGHT OUTTA FANTASTIC FOUR COMIC BOOK?

And the official poster dropped on Instagram:


More info:

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

TRAILER 2: Valerian trailer is SO GOOD


The new trailer for Luc Besson's grand space opera Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets  dropped. It's a fever dream of colorful alien worlds and rich futurism. Seriously, this looks like The Fifth Element x10.

The latest trailer has a more story points than the last and it's fashioned of almost entirely new footage, have a look:
     


July 21st can't come soon enough!

Previously:

FEAR AGENT is coming to Savage Worlds RPG!

I don't usually post too many Kickstarters on the blog any more, but this one is just too good not to. To say that I've been a "big fan" of Rick Remender's retro space pulp comic, Fear Agent comic book would be a cosmic understatement. It's been (along with Remender's other work) a huge influence on my own game design the past few years.

If you've never read it, go find the trades because it's awesome. At first glance it might come off as a "retro" nostalgia space opera, but it's quite the layered drama, with a sort of hard-boiled, noir feel to it.

Anyway, Pinnacle Entertainment, the publishers of Savage Worlds RPG have acquired it as a license and are publishing a complete game along with bennies, plastic minis, and a handful of other awesome goodies.




Once a year I let myself splurge on a big Kickstarter and THIS is the one!

Back the complete game and you'll get:

  • Savage stats for the main cast of characters: Heath Hudson, Mara, Charlotte
  • Rules for spaceships, warp travel, alien worlds, time travel, alternate dimensions, etc. 
  • A gazetteer of the planets Heath Huston visited during his adventures 
  • Additional alien races and creatures 
  • A Plot Point Campaign that builds on the events of the comics, taking the heroes to the ends of the Commonwealth and beyond 
  • A series of flashback scenarios to let your players fight in the Anubis Conflict itself 
  • An adventure generator to create a terror-filled universe of encounters

Not to mention, poker chip-style bennies, a full complement of polyhedrals, plus two stretch goals: a form-fillable character sheet and pre-generated archetypes (character templates).

It's already cleared it's goal so it's worth a look. Check it out on Kickstarter!

P.S. If going full-in is too rich for your blood, you can always go for a PDF only version or the cool minis without getting soaked.

For me though, this is an easy one. ;-)

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Another awesome Guardians poster design

The posters for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 have been fantastically colorful and cool. Here's another one to adorn the bedroom ceiling of your soul:

Baby Groot and the Gang are back in theaters on May 5!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

New Guardians poster is the definition of gonzo space opera

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 director James Gunn has, perhaps, the best reaction to his film's latest poster:

A post shared by James Gunn (@jamesgunn) on


Nailed it. Between the poses, the colors, and the subject matter this here art is the embodiment of what wild & woooly, gonzo space opera from the Decade of Excess is all about.

Here's a nice super-sized version to hang in your bedroom, kids. Click to view the high-res, Ego-size!


TRAILER: Latest Guardians preview now with Kurt Russell!


It's a tad spoilery, so don't click if you don't want to know anything. Really though, just watch it!

 

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 debuts in the U.S. on May 5, 2017.

I. CANNOT. WAIT.


Monday, February 13, 2017

VIDEO: Bowie backs up the Guardians

The latest commercial for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is set to David Bowie's Suffragette City to amazing effect.It's brief, but it has some new footage too. Enjoy!

   

You only get one chance 
to save the galaxy--TWICE.

Monday, February 6, 2017

TRAILER 2: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Super Bowl video (EXTENDED!)

If catching up to Starlord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket and Groot wasn't enough--we get several new members of the team in this extended cut of the super bowl trailer.

But first, an awesome new poster that captures the essence of the GotG movies. A selection of mix tapes!

Baby Groot there is full-on rockin' out. What? Okay, okay, here's your stinkin' trailer:




Groot and the gang are back in theaters May 5, 2017, just in time for fans everywhere to loose their damn minds over Free Comic Book Day weekend. Which, by now, should be a freakin' national holiday!

And you can bet your Infinity Stone we'll be playing some sort of Marvel space game that weekend!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Paizo launches STARFINDER this August!



By now you've likely heard about STARFINDER Paizo's approaching foray into space opera set in the faaaaar future of the Pathfinder universe. The artwork is pretty amazing. And while I'm not a Pathfinder player myself, I definitely see making use out of some of their books.

Here's a look at all cool stuff you can pre-order from them after the launch at Gen Con this August, including a massive 560 page, hard cover rule book, pictured above.









Great stuff!

Pre-order Starfinder from Paizo now