Jul
24
2016
3

The “What the HELL, Guy Ritchie?” King Arthur: Legend of the Sword trailer.

I’m not even upset: it could very well be an awesome flick. It’s got fireballs and magic swords and Oliphaunts and dryads and exploding armies and kung fu and… OK, yeah, half of the SCA will be there on Opening Night and I’ll probably be one of them. Still. How did he get away with going gonzo like this?

I mean, I liked The Man From U.N.C.L.E., but apparently not enough other people did.

Jul
24
2016
4

All-new @MST3K episodes to come to…

Netflix.

TODAY IS AN EXTREMELY GOOD DAY. (more…)

Jul
23
2016
0

Adventure/Item RPG Seed: Belief Sinks

Belief Sinks

Once upon a time, there was magic in the world, powered by the beliefs and dreams of people.  But those who secretly ruled the world decided that that not everybody who could wield magic deserved to wield magic – and that there wasn’t enough magic to go around anyway.  So they had their own magicians create special mystical devices that would suck up all the magic in the area, and concentrate it in one place.  That would allow the secret rulers to properly control who got access to the magic, and keep it out of the hands of those that the secret rulers disapproved of.  And it worked!  It worked so well that eventually the secret rulers forgot to keep good records of how to make those special mystical devices. But that was fine, because there were plenty in storage.  So they all lived happily ever after – well, everybody who mattered did, at least.

And then the Industrial Revolution happened.  Steam power! Vaccinations!  Germ theory of disease! Anesthesia! Nutrition science! Suddenly human-powered magic generation was no longer a scarcity problem. Quite the opposite, in fact: the stuff was building up.  And when magic builds up too much… things can happen. Sometimes good things; sometimes bad things. Sometimes both at once, or, well, plaid things.  Trust me; if you ever see a plaid event in the field you’ll know what I mean by that.  And wish that you hadn’t. (more…)

Jul
23
2016
6

Brie Larson to play Captain Marvel.

Come, I will conceal nothing from you: I barely know who Captain Marvel is – or who Brie Larson is, either. In fact, what I know about Captain Marvel is wrong, because I’m confusing her with someone from DC’s Marvel family.  This is kind of deliberate, in fact, because (I looked it up) the ‘Captain Marvel’ trademark has been the subject of a war between DC and Marvel for decades.  This character exists largely because of that war.

But it doesn’t really goram matter, now does it?  I mean… I never read Ant-Man. Didn’t matter. Didn’t really read the Avengers. Didn’t matter.  I’ve read precisely one issue of Guardians of the Galaxy.  DID. NOT. MATTER.  And when Doctor Strange comes out later this year, it won’t matter that I’ve never read his comic book, either.  Marvel owns my eyeballs at this point, and I don’t even blipping mind.

Now, if they would just get the Fantastic Four back into the MCU where they belong, that would be swell…

Jul
23
2016
4

And, lastly (for right now): the Justice League Comic-Con footage.

Wow.  It’s like somebody said Hey. Maybe if we make a fun movie, people will want to see it.  No, wait, hear me out!  There’s this thing called ‘interaction’ that the Other Guys have their superheroes do with each other. We should try it! What do we have to lose?

Indeed.

Jul
23
2016
0

And the ‘Kong: Skull Island’ trailer.

Yeah, there may be a bunch of trailer posts up today.  Because DAGNABBIT BUT THAT LOOKS SWEET.  Oddly enough, one of the reasons for that is John Goodman.  He’s clicking with me as a character, although I’m not sure why.

Jul
23
2016
5

The ‘Wonder Woman’ trailer.

Full points for the magic lasso. The UNAPOLOGETIC magic lasso.  There is a time for blatant use of CGI, and showing the audience the magic lasso is one of them.

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Jul
23
2016
3

Empire Games (Charlie Stross, Merchant Princes series) out in 2017.

This should be… entertaining. As I recall, the first series got kinda shut down at the end partially for stuff beyond Charlie Stross’s control – and partially for stuff that was, such as a fundamental misunderstanding of… well.  Let’s not skate too close to the edge there, huh?Anyway, the Merchant Princes series started well and I actually wouldn’t mind him trying to salvage the good bits for something new.

Guess we’ll see?

Moe Lane

 

Jul
22
2016
0

My equally belated look at the Open Bionics / Deus EX trailer.

My reaction to this Open Bionics / Deus EX trailer was weird.

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Jul
22
2016
1

My belated look at the EA Mass Effect: Andromeda video.

A little weird that I missed this at the time, but it happens.

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