PAX day 2:
Better than Day 1. I spent a long time in line for the Fallout 3 demo but I got in, and it was great. I've never been big on the Fallout series, however after seeing the demo for Fallout 3 I realized I had to play the original. I'm notoriously bad at RPG's, both in my skill level and also in the actual playing of them. I rarely if ever finish one, or play one for very long. I love the concept, but I have such a hard time playing them. Fallout 3, however, seemed amazingly awesome. Cannot wait. Will be buying.
Also talked to the dudes at WOTC about the DnD Insider "thing". I am sorry to say I may actually subscribe to it once it's up. The character builder is so damn useful, for one. It makes character creation a breeze. The tabletop sounds pretty rad as well, although they don't have that fully up yet. The reason why I'd probably subscribe is it has a LFG feature, so I could actually end up playing some DnD, which doesn't seem to be happening so easily in real life as everyone but me seems to have a group to play in >:(
I played a crazy-awesome game for the DS called "Lock's Quest" which is essentially a tower defense game for the DS but with steampunk elements. I don't think I need to go any further as to why I would like this game. The demo for it took like an hour to play. It was pretty great.
I got some sort of free online shooter game where you build a giant robot and fight with and against other people with giant robots. It sounds pretty neat, and it's 100% free, with in-game ad support. One thing bad about it is that, to build your robot you use credits you earn by destroying other robots or completing goals in PvP stuff like capture the flag, etc., but you can also buy the credits using real money, so theoretically if you have the money you could just buy an awesome robot. I'm not sure if the game is even fun since I didn't play it I was just handed the CD and told to give it a wirl at home.
Privateer Press now has a Monster-based miniatures game out called Monsterpocalypse. I have been waiting for something like this for quite some time. It has most of the bases covered. Aliens, Lovecraftian horrors, tokusatsu robots, earth defense force robots, etc. No radiation mutated horrors yet, which is a detriment, but I cannot fault them for this. I was going to pick up a set, but I found the cold reality is that a starter set is $25 and only has enough for one person to play. And I'd want to play at some point (more like make Nate play with me hey buddy) and that would be another $25, and I'd need at least one booster set for $13 to fill out the ranks and get some good mini's because the starter sets never come with anything super rad, and well you see where this line of thinking leads. It'll end with me getting herpes from whoring myself out to afford to buy more booster sets. I cannot play collectible games like this. I think there should be some sort of Executive Order to this extent.
Wil Wheaton will be at PAX tomorrow again, signing shit. The question remains, should I bring my Wesley Crusher Star Trek CCG card in and have him sign it? Would he punch me if I did? Matt theorizes yes. It's a real possibility, but at the same time the possibility of having Wheaton sign my Wesley Crusher card sends nerd tingles up my spine. Because even though Wesley was a little shit he still sat at the helm of the flagship of the Federation and only so many have done that (oh god I'm a nerd halp :( )
Tomorrow is the last day of PAX. If things are done right, I'll come back with a sweet new t-shirt, a signed STCCG card, and absolutely NO Monsterpocalypse miniatures. We'll see how this goes...
Current Music: bluebird of happiness / like guardian angels it's always near