If you play Dungeons & Dragons or similar games, you may be familiar with some of the related comics. There are a number of stories tied into the worlds of the Forgotten Realms (D&D) and Golarion (Pathfinder), as well as those featuring Minsc and Boo, in an appeal to fans of the Baldur’s Gate computer games. These are the obvious D&D comics. The next time you are … Continue reading Make A Perception Check
Cats are lazy. Or so humans like to think. If there is a sunbeam, a warm pile of laundry, or a small box, a cat will happily curl up and spend the day there. Dragons like to curl up and snooze too, but it isn’t always easy finding a suitable box. With everyone snoozing — some from excess of food and drink — there is … Continue reading The Obligatory List
The year that everyone seems to hate is coming to an end, but there is hope. Hope is something we cling to when the end is nigh. Comic book worlds are often in a state of disaster, threatened by monsters, aliens, and other apocalyptic events. Some stories are built on a premise that you know just can’t end well for anyone involved. If you feel … Continue reading The End is Nigh
Some comic superheroes are so well known that even your grandmother probably knows something about them. Superman can fly and doesn’t like kryptonite. Spider-Man was bitten by a radioactive spider. Wonder Woman has a lasso of truth. Batman has a bat-cave, a bat-car, and a bat-everything else. These are the stories that have been around for over 75 years (except that youngster Spider-Man who is … Continue reading What If It All Started Differently?
Every month, I receive the Previews catalog in anticipation of something new and exciting in the world of comics. Some months, I am sorely disappointed. At first glance, this seemed to be one of those months. Digging deeper and taking another look through hundreds of pages, I found a few things that piqued my interest. Other than the usual titles, this month has me looking … Continue reading December 2016 Previews
You might remember the Vision from Avengers: Age of Ultron. Tony Stark uploads J.A.R.V.I.S. into a synthetic body and then an Infinity Stone is added to its forehead. The Vision from the comics has a different origin story. In print, he is still a powerful synthezoid and becomes an Avenger, but he is not exactly an A-list superhero. Cats and Dragons become curious when lesser known … Continue reading A Vision of Ordinary People
The question of how many dragons fit in a box has been around for years. It is a different concept than the relationship between cats and boxes. For cats, an empty box of any size is a potential resting place. Dragons and boxes are more closely related to how many angels can dance on the head of a pin, but the answer isn’t quite the … Continue reading How Many Dragons Fit in a Box?
Buying a “brick” of miniatures for your Pathfinder or Dungeons & Dragons games is a smart approach if you love miniatures, want all the miniatures, and don’t want a tonne of duplicates. A brick is 8 booster boxes of minis, shrink-wrapped together, and less likely to hold duplicates than 8 random boxes from the store shelf, especially if the 8 boxes are purchased one at … Continue reading Welcome, Deadly Foes
This month’s comic Previews looks a bit like The Revenge of the 70s. Along with some trades we’ve been waiting for and the usual ongoing single issues, Dragon will have to give up a bit of shiny treasure to get these Tales for Scales. Coming soon — January 2017 — to a comic shop near you… Welcome Back Both DC and Marvel are channeling a … Continue reading November 2016 Previews
Terrible things can happen in space when an outpost has been abandoned for decades. So many questions have been asked over and over again. What did the researchers find? Why did they lose communications to home? Was there an outbreak of disease or madness? Was there an attack from another species? The answers may be forthcoming soon. Continue reading “Repairs Urgently Required”