Tonight was the big Dork Club call-out meeting! Wow, the turnout was great! Our meeting room was pretty busy and folks were excited about the great events planned for the fall. It was also such great fun getting to meet new members and learning all about their gaming interests.
The energy was very positive and folks broke out into groups clustered around games like Catan and Magic the Gathering. A few folks brought out their laptops and played League of Legends and Starcraft. The game library impressed a number of our new members and it looks like the club games will get a lot of use this semester.
I started playing Magic the Gathering way back in high school in 1994...which blows my mind since this is the year that many of this year's freshmen were born! I had one of the deck boxes from the revised set that was literally as old as some of the freshmen playing with me. It is a superb game that grants you the ability to design a deck tailored to strategies and card combos you enjoy. It is a simple rule set, exhibits tactical depth, and appeals to the
hoarder in all of us! In addition, the artwork displayed on many of the
cards is stunning! Wizards of the Coast also deserve some serious credit for the extremely powerful business model they have developed for the game....which is evidenced by the fact that it's still thriving after all these years.
You've stumbled across Dr. P's Dorky Blog, a rather pointless collection of entries that celebrate all things related to the dorky pursuit of gaming and the all-consuming hobby it supports! The blog mainly helps to serve as a scrapbook of gaming goodness and painting projects. From time to time, you may also catch a few oddball posts related to my teaching, research, and other hobbies.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Sunday, September 2, 2012
The Dork Club and I have been working on building and painting up a Warhammer 40k army that is Wabash themed. It has been great fun and we even played a few games with them last spring. The "Sons of Wabash" Space Marine Chapter is largely successful in beating back the Ork scourge of DePauWaaaaagh. However, as our champions regroup and celebrate their victories, a garbled distress signal is received. Contact is suddenly lost with a string of remote mining colonies on the edge of the sector. It may just be a series of solar flares interfering with the vox signals...or it could be something much, much worse...game over man, game over!
Here are a couple of teaser images of something I've been working on during the summer...