After almost a month off, the remaining Muppets are back exploring another deadly room in the massive space station.
28 December 2022
27 December 2022
24 December 2022
17 December 2022
9 December 2022
Alien: Fate of the Nostromo
8 December 2022
Empirical Absolution and Liquidation Squad
30 November 2022
Calden Keep: Lordsguard
When I spotted these horrible chaps on Etsy, the first thing that went through my mind was, "This is what Chaos should look like". Evil, repulsive and violent, not just some blokes in armour with horned helmets.
29 November 2022
Space Station Zero Mission Eight: Environmental Control Room
Once again, apologies for the paucity of posts this month. Work has been getting in the way, but thanks to our benevolent corporate overlords cutting our hours back by a frankly ridiculous amount given Christmas is coming up, I should have more time next week to update the blog and comment on others.
10 November 2022
Alien Nation 2
"Get a job," she said. "It'll be fun," she said. "You'll meet people and have money. Something easy, you only need to do about twenty hours a week," she said.
30 October 2022
Space Station Zero Mission Seven: Disused Bay
23 October 2022
Space Station Zero Mission Six: The Science Lab
When we left the Muppets last time they'd survived a virus bomb, mutants and two huge gun turrets only to have the floor collapse under them, sending the crew plummeting into the Science Lab!
20 October 2022
Zombtober: Zombie Astronauts
14 October 2022
Three drones hide behind a piece of alien machinery, waiting for our intrepid heroes to come into range...
11 October 2022
Zombtober/Apocalypse Me: Zombie Matt
FINALLY I've managed to get a Zombtober and Apocalypse Me entry done. Work really does get in the bloody way of fun.
2 October 2022
Space Station Zero Mission Five: Pod 6
I'm on the Space Station Zero Reddit and Facebook groups, and Pod 6 is the mission I've heard the most about. It's supposed to be one of the toughest levels to defeat and people have reported losing crew members left, right and centre on this level, including one guy who had six of his seven crew killed. Gulp.
30 September 2022
Space Station Zero Mission Four: The Darkened Hallway
"The Darkened Hallway" is a bit of a boring name for a level. Why not Hallway of Horror? Corridor of Consternation? Passage of Pain? Wait, that last one makes it sound like the crew went out for a vindaloo last night.
28 September 2022
Vashtal and Axon
It's just occurred to me that two of the Muppets, my intrepid pirate band I use in Space Station Zero, haven't been featured on the site. So here they are!
27 September 2022
Space Station Zero Mission Three: Fabrication Bay
Mission 3 was a blinding success for the Muppets, with only one slight problem marring their victory.
26 September 2022
23 September 2022
The Vurasoor are a trio of female soldiers who were once part of a special operations team fighting for the Collective, an alliance of human colony planets. After a disastrous mission in which they were betrayed by their so-called allies, they abandoned the cause, repainted their armour and now fight for themselves.
20 September 2022
Space Station Zero Mission Two: The Repair Bay
I'm treating my first game of Space Station Zero as a training exercise, not only for the seven wallies who make up my team but also for the wally in charge, i.e. me. At the end of the first mission I rolled against a table and got a four, so next up is the Repair Bay!
15 September 2022
Space Station Zero: The first game
14 September 2022
I meant to post this about 10 days ago as my final Season of Scenery entry, but totally forgot what with the sci-fi scenery and getting into Space Station Zero. And thanks to a cock-up on my part, there are no sentinels. I just couldn't think of another title.
12 September 2022
The scenic route to a game
29 August 2022
The good, the bad, and the ugly
The galaxy can be a lawless place, with rogues, malcontents, ne'er-do-wells and general scum lurking on every planet. And that's just the cops. Don't get me started on the civilians.
24 August 2022
All four of these minis are by Reaper, and they're really good sculpts with lots of detail that doesn't drive you up the wall like some other manufacturers' figures *cough*Citadel*cough*.
23 August 2022
Star Schlock: Union Heroes
19 August 2022
I got kicked off Facebook. Boo hoo.
12 August 2022
STV-714 Scrapyard Bot
The STV-714, or "Stevie" as it's universally known, is a large bot used to move heavy items around. They're mostly used in scrapyards and can usually be found lugging bits of junk to the melting pits.
11 August 2022
Season of Scenery: The Waymarkers
The Wayfarers line a lonely path through the gloomy forest. No one knows why they're there. No one knows who made them. No one knows what their esoteric carvings mean. No one knows why all three can't be in focus at the same time.
8 August 2022
Season of Scenery: Ruined Temple 3
Garrick the Bold, his sword drawn, makes his way cautiously up the steps of the ruined temple. He's been tasked by his monarch with killing the feared red dragon, but as it comes into view he's beginning to think that maybe the princess' hand in marriage and half the kingdom probably isn't worth it.
4 August 2022
Making a static grass applicator
1 August 2022
CA-562 Star Opal
After a long slog in front of the laptop, I've finally reached the dizzying heights of the BBC's special effects department circa 1976.
30 July 2022
Season of Scenery: Ruined Temple 2
Dewi stalks his domain, his rage building, his anger shaking the temple to its very foundations as he desperately searches for his contact lens.
29 July 2022
Season of Scenery: Ruined Temple 1
28 July 2022
Y Ddraig Goch
A bit of a break from sci-fi, scenery and sci-fi scenery today. Here's a bloody great big red dragon.
25 July 2022
Season of Scenery: Landing Pad 2
Betty stands in front of her spaceship on its landing pad, wondering when the idiot in charge of giving it a new paint job is going to stop buggering off on tea breaks and actually finish the bloody thing.
24 July 2022
The landing pad is being finished, so for now you'll have to slake your thirst for quality content by
going somewhere else checking out this quartet of robotic chums.
20 July 2022
Season of Scenery: Landing Pad 1
18 July 2022
Federated Territories Police
12 July 2022
Harmony Alliance Patrol
11 July 2022
Heroes and villains
6 July 2022
Season of Scenery: Sentry Turrets
I picked these up in the toy aisle at the Dollar Tree in Bennington for the grand total of — wait for it — $2.50. In British, that's just over two quid. Yep, these awesome turrets each cost about the same as a Snickers. Amazing. Dollar Tree has now become my happy place for buying cheap toys to use in scenery and conversions, and believe me there's more of this kind of stuff to come in future posts.
4 July 2022
Season of Scenery: Dragon Plant
2 July 2022
Discovering what's available on Etsy must be like discovering crystal meth, only I'm pretty sure that crystal meth is cheaper and less addictive.
29 June 2022
Star Schlock: Necronauts
28 June 2022
Star Schlock: Bystanders and Star Raiders
I saw these minis on Kickstarter a while back, but as the campaign was ending I didn't bother picking any up. I did join the Star Schlock mailing list, and a couple of weeks ago I received an email telling me the minis were available to buy on the site. I headed over there, and needless to say my ATM card took quite a kicking.