Alright, summer’s winding down, and the days are getting a bit cooler (at least around the GTA anyways — and who knows how long that will last) but y’know what? I’m pretty stoked. I’m sitting here, in my chair, and I’m stoked out of my bloody mind.
Some might say dangerously stoked.
Anyways. Here’s a non-exhaustive list of items that are gettin’ me stoked as hell:
The Toronto Blue Jays – The boys of summer have been absolutely killing it since their trade for Troy Tulowitzki and David Price. They have absolutely run over the Yankees en route to their now 1.5 game lead in the AL East, and Fangraphs is giving them a 12.2% chance of taking it all, behind the LA Dodgers and Houston Astros.
For those that don’t know what I’m talking about, this is baseball, and it’s baseball at its finest.
We haven’t been to the playoffs in 20+ years, so it’s high time. Bring it on!
Star Wars Armada Wave 2 – FFG is going to take away a lot of my money once is comes out. I was dealt a hammer-blow earlier this week when they announced that the second wave, which includes the Imperial Class Star Destroyer and Home One, an MC80 Mon Calamari Star Cruiser (of “IT’S A TRAP” fame). I anticipate Wave 2 brings the game from ‘absolutely incredible’ to ‘shit just got real’ territory. If you thought that Victory Class Star Destroyers looked big on the table-top, you should take a look at these puppies per the photos people have graciously posted from Gencon, where there was a preview display up.
My excitement goes a step further, because FFG has sent out the following to everyone:
DAMN. 4 red and 4 blue on the frontal arc? Goodnight, anyone at mid-range that’s stupid enough to get on the frontal arc of this thing. It’s also faster than the Victory, can control more squadrons, and more maneuverable at speed 2 and 3. I doubt anyone will have any reasons NOT to take this thing (except its relatively high price tag at 120 points). It’s shield layout and number of hullpoints indicate it can probably take a beating too, just as well because the base is probably massive as well. Throwing 2 blue dice at enemy squadrons doesn’t hurt either.
Anyways. I’m really looking forwards to the big boys arriving.
My Blood Angels – Seriously. They’re really coming along well. I kind of hesitated to get back into marines because I thought that my paint skills probably wouldn’t do them justice. Welp. I’ve gone and proven myself wrong, as I’ve done up some ENTIRELY PASSABLE quality models.
That last one’s a WIP still, but where the hell did that come from? AHHH!!! SO STOKED!!!!!!!!
My Chaos-bro has a Blog – Seriously, you should go check it out. It’s for more regular stuff than our monthly campaign battle. Right now he’s converting up an army of Chaosy Renegades (of Funk) who are looking to mess up my Cadians day. Worth perusing, that’s for sure.
I can’t be the only one who’s stoked about stuffs. HIT ME UP. What’re you stoked about?!?!?!