Took some time this weekend to travel north to Ashland, Virginia and have a couple of beers from Center of the Universe Brewery. I had one each of their Main St. Virginia Ale and Monkey’s Uncle Lemongrass Tripel. Michelle had the Kölsch, too. I like the Va. Ale a lot. It’s a nice, easy ale with a little hoppiness. I’m not a fan of Belgian-style beers but I can usually get happy with a tripel or a quad. This was not a good tripel for me. It was too much toward the farmhouse end of the Belgian scale. The Kölsch was tasty like it should be.
It’s great that there are good local breweries in my town. I likely won’t make the half-hour drive up to COTU often because Hardywood is so close but I’m glad to have the option.
Decent read about the making of one of my favorite movies. There wasn’t a ton of new stuff in there but this was something that made me laugh”
When the presenter, Anthony Hopkins, said the winners were Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary, television screens went black for a moment, which Avary says was payback for pranks Tarantino had played on him in the past. “I paid off a cameraman 500 bucks to have the camera turned off on Quentin when they announced the award,” claims Avary. “So if you watch it online, you’ll see it cuts to black briefly, and then they cut to me. Gotcha.” The two former video clerks hugged onstage as Pulp Fiction’s opening-credit music boomed through the Shrine Auditorium.
And you can see it here:
That was fun. I got there early for some of Adam’s patented Teaching at the Table for an overview of the turn mechanics. Listening to the talk around the table reinforced the “gotta know your lore” principle and I while I was out of my depth on that front I still had fun and I …
I haven’t played a tabletop RPG in probably 25 years. Maybe more, I forget. I know we played a lot of Marvel Super Heroes and some TMNT, but that was really it for me on the table top stuff. I had a good year-and-change playing WoW which I enjoyed but eventually moved on from. Tonight …
This is something I will keep an eye on.
They don’t have any preview images or anything, but “classic Marvel characters re-imagined by artist Ashley Wood in the ThreeA style” leads me to think that it will be cool. My initial thought was hoping that they would make a Colossus but I don’t think I would like a “3A treatment” on him. The rust and wear that the 3A robots and figures are known for are not what I’d want to see. If nothing else, the sculpts and articulation will be Top Class because 3A is fantastic for that stuff.
I like sculpts on these. They’ll make a nice canvas for the people that do the vinyl painting.
[via Toys R Evil]