Sunday, February 24, 2013

Walking Dead - Game Review

Being a big fan of the Walking Dead on AMC I recently purchased and began playing the Walking Dead game by Telltale Games and I must say I am completely hooked!  I just finished up episode two, the game was created and released in five connected episodes.  So far the story has been gripping and the characters outstanding, they are well rounded and have their own distinct personalities.  Along the way you are asked to make many gut wrenching choices including cutting of a mans leg with an ax to save him and choosing one character over another in life and death situations.  Each episode has five or six major decisions, your choices are compared to all other players of the game at the end of the episode giving you an idea where you fall among other gamers.  For instance "You and 85% of people shot so and so".  Its neat to see how your decisions stack up against the masses.

Overall its a really enjoyable game, one I would highly suggest it.  All five episodes are available on Steam for a total of $25.00, its a really good dead, I mean deal.  Good story, great characters, gripping choices and a very nice comic book style make this one of my favorite recent games!  I you like the Walking Dead, zombies or just good games this one is for you!

Five Steins out of five!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Start your engines!

"We here at Carter & Sons Autowerks have a long standing tradition of hiring and employing only the best people we can find.  We are always on the lookout for new up and coming duelists as new vehicle designs constantly need to be tested and refined.  As it happens we are currently looking for someone new as our most recent hire perished in an unexpected vehicle fire.  It was an act of God really, most definitely not a design flaw...

Today we have two young, hungry duelists looking to prove themselves and looking for a job.  We will be providing them with two of our stock Division 10 cars, the Chainsaw and the Thunder God.  The winner of this combat will be hired on a a Junior Duelist with all of the benefits of that position!  What an amazing opportunity for these young men!

This match will take place in the J. Carter Autoduel Arena, this is our home turf where we build and design all of our vehicles and will be played to "kill", first vehicle knocked out is the looser.  Now we hope that both of our contestants survive to fight another day, but this is a dangerous business and you never know what can happen.  Good luck to you both and may the best man win!"  - Bad Beardo

This will be a two car battle that I will be playing out in VASSAL and posting every few days, I hope you all enjoy!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

This has nothing to do with gaming but I had to post it.  Hardcore man, hardcore.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Combat Autowerks has been updated

Title of the post says it all, check out the tab at the top of the page, I have updated the Carter & Sons Combat Autowerks page with a few new designs.  It has been a bit slow going as I have been creating the counters as I go along.

More vehicles to come as well as a VASSAL play by play of some arena combat!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Carter & Sons Combat Autowerks is open for business!

Several years ago I created a corporation for a Car Wars Corporate Campaign.  The campaign never really got off the ground but I did spend some time making a few vehicles with counters and I put together a decent set of maps for the Car Wars VASSAL module.  

With the new version of Car Wars in discussion and moving forward I have decided to resurrect my old CW persona, Bad Beardo.  I have added a new tab at the top of the page which will take you dear reader to the Carter & Sons Combat Autowerks home page.  On it are a small sampling of some cars I created and I will be adding more as I finish up a number of designs I have in the works.  At some point I will also be posting Bar Beardo's Autodueling Guide, but I need to update it a bit first.  

Here is a linky to the page in case you cannot locate the tab at the top of the page, or your just to lazy to look for it ;)

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Its Alive! Car Wars that is.

The Car Wars forums are buzzing with talk of the new 6th edition. If you backed the Steve Jackson Games Ogre Kickstarter at a minimum of $23.00 then you have access to the new 6th edition forums. Postings have been fast a furious over the last few days with discussions ranging from mechanics to content and everything else. Stop by and voice your opinion before its to late.