Let’s be honest. No matter how much you love comics, there’s no way you’ll ever be able to read them all. There’s just far too many and you’d have to sell pretty much all your organs on the black market to be able to afford them. So what I want to try and do with this article, which I hope to be able to do on a semi-regular basis, is to keep people up to date on some of the awesome comics out there so they can give them a shot themselves. Some will be new comics, some will be old comics, but all of them will be comics you should be reading.
Posted in Comic Books, Comics, Contributions, Paul Girvin, Pop-Culture
Tagged American Vampire, Brian Hurtt, Clint Eastwood, Comic Books, comics, Cowboys, Cullen Bunn, DC Comics, Demon Knights, Diogenes Neves, Etrigan the Demon, Fantasy, Hellboy, Nazi Vampires, New 52, Oni Press, Paul Cornell, Rafael Albuquereque, Scott Snyder, Stephen King, The Old West, The Sixth Gun, Twilight, Vampires, Zombies
Let me start by saying I have no opinion about the show Veronica Mars. While I have been aware of the show, I have never watched an episode. I enjoy the star, Kristen Bell, and coincidentally, have in the past very much enjoyed the work of the actor who plays her father Enrico Colantoni in Just Shoot Me and Galaxy Quest. That being said, Veronica Mars is a show I just never got around to. Continue reading
This is the second part of my discussion of Reiner Knizia’s influential and acclaimed tile-laying trilogy. The first part discussing Through the Desert can be found here. The next game we are going to discuss is Samurai, an area/influence capturing game set in feudal Japan. As a bonus, I am also going to review the board game, because I own it and it is awesome. Continue reading
Posted in Apps, Board Games, Contributions, Gaming, iDevice Games, Robert Barnhart, Table Top Games
Tagged board game, boardgame, Euro, Euro Game, iOS, iOS game, Reiner Knizia, Samurai, Through the Desert, Tigris and Euphrates
This is the start of a three part series about board game designer Reiner Knizia’s tile-laying trilogy. Reiner Knizia is probably the most famous and prolific board game designer ever, having designed over four hundred games that include dice, card, board, auction, and mobile (iOS) games. In 1997 and 1998 he published three games, Tigris and Euphrates, Samurai, and Through the Desert, that all used a tile-laying mechanic. Though he does not consider them to be a trilogy, they are collectively known in the board game community as the Knizia tile-laying trilogy. Continue reading