In an attempt to make the original Megacast girls come back out of pure, evil jealousy, the guys check out issue 382 of the Megazine
Podcast available via itunes or the Libsyn Webpage as a direct download.
UPDATE : Edited this post so clicking the pics shows them full size.
Hey 2000AD monkeys. Richard here with my first post in ages. I know, you missed me. I apologise for leaving you alone with those other c**ts.
I’ve recorded a new Megacast with the lady magnet that is Pete Wells and in that I discuss my purchase of Tabletop Simulator. The podcast isn’t going up for a few days but as the simulator is currently 50% off I thought it might be worth doing a quick post on here in case anyone is interested.
So….what is tabletop simulator? It’s what it says basically. An engine that lets you create board games. It has no AI and you cant tell it the rules. What you can do though is create all the physical objects you’d get in the box then manipulate them as if they were real. You can then take this online with others with the cool ability that any cards in your “area” are hidden. All very nice and legit for long distance board game playing. Now for the dodgy part….
The game has its own Steam Workshop where you can share the games you’ve made but most games there are re-creations of classic board games complete with scans from the original elements. And the 2000AD link? Well here’s what I’ve downloaded for mine:
First, and best….the old Dredd board game from back in the 80s. Had this as a kid. God knows where the original is now. Took these screenshots myself showing off the beautiful board and some of the cards. Also shows you how you can zoom around the in-game elements and nerd out like a right sad bastard. I can recommend it
Next up. Someone has put together the Flesh game they expected us to cut up our comics to make (these and others just general screenshots from the steam workshop)
Next the Ro-Jaws game
And lastly Supernova, which I dont remember myself so might be an original
Actually, I’ll post this as well because after the Dredd game this was what I got most excited about. Both packs of Horror Top Trumps
Kinda tempted to put together a set of 2000AD Top Trumps myself now
Like I said, none of this plays itself. The games do set things up in nice neat piles etc before you start but then it’s up to you to know the rules and “physically” move your pieces around the virtual boards when prompted. Lots of fun and, for me at least, was worth the price for nostalgia value alone.
Here’s the Bundle Stars link where, at the time of posting, it’s half price > LINK
Here’s the game on Steam > LINK
And here’s the workshop of free downloads > LINK
Last Saturday I was lucky enough to +1 myself into an advance screening of the Strontium Dog fan film Search Destroy at the Everyman cinema in Leeds.
The version shown was apparently an early cut coming in at 20 minutes. We were told it still needed a bit of refining and there were some effects shots still to be finalised. I didn’t see this. What I saw was 20 minutes of BRILLIANT Strontium Dog action that is more than a worthy successor to the highly and rightly praised Judge Minty film from the same creators. Much bigger in scope and scale than I was expecting and full of familiar faces and weaponry from the comic.
A really good story with action and humour, great performances all round and expertly put together and produced. I obviously don’t want to spoil it and won’t attempt an in depth review without doing so but bottom line… John Wagner was there and he wholeheartedly approved as did everyone else fortunate enough to be in attendance. Job done. You couldn’t ask for a better on screen debut for the characters and as with the last movie it’s amazing to think this is a fan production not an official one. It’s really that good.
Their facebook page says they’re hoping to release this in May 2017. If you’re not excited for this already…start. If you are excited, you need to be more excited!
Oh, and to answer your other question, yes I DID use my Tharg money to get a beer instead of keeping it. I know…I’m a bad nerd.