Monday, October 16, 2017

"No One's Coming For Your Guns"

Hear it all the time. Gun nuts are paranoid and delusional. The Gun Lobby is just trying to sell more guns.  Etc. Etc.

Then there's this:
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Makes it unlawful to deliver, sell, or purchase or cause to be delivered, sold, or purchased or cause to be possessed by another, an assault weapon, assault weapon attachment, .50 caliber rifle, or .50 caliber cartridge. Makes it unlawful for any person to knowingly possess an assault weapon, .50 caliber rifle, or .50 caliber cartridge 300 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act, except possession of weapons registered with the State Police in the time provided. Provides exemptions and penalties. Prohibits delivery, sale, purchase, or possession of large capacity ammunition feeding devices. Provides exemptions and penalties. Prohibits the knowing sale, manufacture, purchase, possession, or carrying of a trigger modification device. Defines "trigger modification device". Effective immediately.
Registration, confiscation, and taxation.

25 sponsors/co-sponsors as of posting. 

Any Questions?  

Friday, October 6, 2017

OGRE Online @SJGames

From their Daily Illuminator:

Ogre Video Game Available Now On Steam

You've faced the deadliest AI on the tabletop; now take on Ogre in the digital realm! 
Thanks to our friends at Auroch Digital, the Ogre video game is now available on Steam, with as many options as any Last War commander could hope for. If you like Ogre, you'll like this – the digital implementation stays true to the original game. You've got your standard Ogre scenario, one Ogre versus the defenders, and all the classic units. Play either side against the computer or an opponent. In addition, players have content from G.E.V., including the expanded rules, and a host of single and multiplayer options. 
Ogre Video Game
If you haven't played Ogre before, don't worry. The in-game tutorial can get you up to speed, ready to tackle play against the AI and competitors. For seasoned Ogre players, there is an all-new campaign, plus online multiplayer and rankings to test your mettle. Customize your force with varied units, from Infantry to the Ogre Mark VI. Take the battle to a variety of terrain that you, or your opponent, can use advantageously. 
Make sure to share your experiences on Facebook and Twitter with #OgreVideoGame! On Monday, we'll randomly choose five folks who shared to win a copy of Ogre Sixth Edition.
Download Ogre today, and take a step into the future warfare of 2085. Join the community on Steam, and our forums! There are sure to be a lot of commanders looking for an opponent.  (And as this is written, Ogre is #2 on the New and Trending list for all of Steam!) 

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

The Smell of Varnish @Dogmight

As noted previously, I've been a fan of Dog Might Games for some time.  While I may not pick up everything they make, I make it a point to plug them and throw a dollar into the 'Tip Jar' on their Kickstarters.

The latest item I got was a 'Dragon Tray', a dice rolling tray in various designs/patterns. I got a 'Castle' w/ the Ebony finish.  Holy ka-niggets did it turn out nice.

Close-up of the finish:

On the bottom are some rubber feet and a picture hook for vertical hanging.

I am most impressed. This will get a lot of use.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

I Can Quit Any Time I Like

To expand on a FB post showing off our OGRE goodies.

I started collecting when my sister bought the the box edition of GEV when I was about 10.  33 years later, this is the result including RIVETS, the original video game, the horrid Deluxe Edition and much else.  The rolled map on the side is for the San Fran invasion scenario and the craft boxes contain my DE/6E scale pieces.

What I didn't include was my meager minis collection.  I've posted partial pics of them from time to time but never in one lump sum.

The OGRE's:
L-R, B-F:  MKIV (Multicam), MKIII, MKVI (ATAC), Dopplesodner (Soviet Flag), Ninja, MKIII & MKV (WWII Africa Korps),MKIIIb (Nihon)

Combine Mobile Artillery Battery in Tigerstripe:

PE German Heavy Armor company w/ infantry support in Blumentarn:

Australian Coastal Artillery battery w/ Infantry, Lt Tanks, and hvy weapons mounted on trucks.

PE German Re-Enforced Mechanized Infantry company in desert fleck:

PE Russian Armor company w/ Infantry support (Interior Ministry woodland pattern)

Misc: A collection of obsolete Russian and German armor. Radar and Jamming facilities, Acrylic CP, Revetments, Cruise-crawler in Russian OD, underwater OGRE.

The collection.  The empty spot is for the mass o' plastic minis from the Set 1 KS.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Hitting Close To Home Updates

News is reporting a school shooting in the next town over.  Reports are one student injured and suspect in custody.

The real fun is going to be the rumor mongering.  Some students are apparently putting up on the book of face that there were multiple shooters and half-dozen to a dozen injured/killed.

Update as more information comes up.

Update.:  Male student that was hit.  Female teacher subdued the shooter.

Local rumormill. 100% unconfirmed.  Allegedly the shooter had been bullying a female student, both freshmen, who promptly whooped him.  He brought a gun to school and they got into a screaming match before he pulled out the gun and started shooting.  The teacher grabbed him from behind and he then started just shooting randomly. 

Update II:  Other rumors are that the shooter was the one being bullied by various male students and he was responding.  He is currently being evaluated for mental health.

W. the way rumors are spread, I have a feeling we'll never know the entire truth.