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- 05/17/17--00:16: _The Game Chief’s Ha...
- 05/23/17--15:52: _Alien: Covenant
- 05/30/17--08:58: _Only Three Days Left!
- 05/30/17--11:53: _The Rusty Wrought-I...
- 06/02/17--06:24: _Last Chance!
- 06/02/17--11:30: _The Kickstarter is ...
- 06/02/17--12:53: _Wonder Woman
- 06/13/17--09:06: _Schlock Mercenary T...
- 06/19/17--10:59: _The Mummy
- 06/27/17--18:45: _Transformers: The L...
- 07/07/17--07:49: _Planet Mercenary is...
- 07/17/17--17:25: _Spider-Man: Homecoming
- 07/17/17--17:41: _War for the Planet ...
- 05/17/17--00:16: The Game Chief’s Handbrain
- 05/23/17--15:52: Alien: Covenant
- 05/30/17--08:58: Only Three Days Left!
- 05/30/17--11:53: The Rusty Wrought-Iron Game Screen Mod
- 06/02/17--06:24: Last Chance!
- 06/02/17--11:30: The Kickstarter is Closed
- 06/02/17--12:53: Wonder Woman
- 06/13/17--09:06: Schlock Mercenary Turns Seventeen
- 06/19/17--10:59: The Mummy
- 06/27/17--18:45: Transformers: The Last Knight
- 07/07/17--07:49: Planet Mercenary is Shipping!
- 07/17/17--17:25: Spider-Man: Homecoming
- 07/17/17--17:41: War for the Planet of the Apes
Two years ago I had this idea for what I really wanted in an RPG screen. We spent a chunk of R&D budget determining whether it was a thing that we could actually make, and it turns out we can. So we are! The project is 97% funded as of this writing. The molds have … Continue reading The Game Chief’s Handbrain
In a completely unsurprising turn of events, Alien: Covenant is not the feel-good hit movie of the summer. It’s powerful, and beautiful, and horrifying, and bleak, and thoughtful, and none of those things guarantee that it will be fun. There was some fun, of course. I liked (in a sinking feeling sort of way) how they … Continue reading Alien: Covenant
This Kickstarter of ours is a quick one¹. It closes on Friday, so if you want the Game Chief’s Deluxe RPG “Handbrain” Screen, you should pledge today. Or tomorrow. But don’t wait until Thursday, because by then you may have become distracted by other things, and then it will be Saturday… I’ll be posting a photo … Continue reading Only Three Days Left!
In this post I’ll explain in detail how you too can turn your fancy Deluxe Game Chief’s “Handbrain” Screen from slick, dry-erase-compatible ABS plastic to a battered, rusty piece of equipment that has seen better centuries. A Disclaimer Meant to Give You Hope Sandra did all the modding work shown here, and she is a … Continue reading The Rusty Wrought-Iron Game Screen Mod
Today is the last day you can back this project. Our Game Chief Screen Kickstarter has funded, and manufacturing will begin sometime early next week. We will make more than we need to fulfill orders, but we might not have the opportunity to make more of these. Running the molding machinery costs around $12k regardless … Continue reading Last Chance!
The Game Chief’s Handbrain Kickstarter is closed now. Thank you for backing it! If you missed it, and are now kicking yourself (likely in lieu of kicking us for not getting the word to you sooner) please stop kicking things¹. In a few days we’ll post instructions for anyone who wishes to pre-order screens, but who missed the … Continue reading The Kickstarter is Closed
Wonder Woman was pretty much a perfect movie. I loved it, Sandra loved it, and we’re both extremely happy that it is a thing that exists in this timeline. Does it redeem the clumsy, colorless DC movie franchise? Well, if my ticket purchases for those other movies (the ones with with the altruistic alien, the … Continue reading Wonder Woman
On Monday, June 12th of the year 2000 the very first Schlock Mercenary strip appeared on the web. Yesterday, Monday, June 12th of the year 2017 marked the seventeenth anniversary of that start date—seventeen years of uninterrupted¹ daily² updates here at schlockmercenary.com. That I am now in my eighteenth year of doing this stands as … Continue reading Schlock Mercenary Turns Seventeen
The trailers for The Mummy suggested that it was going to be a supernatural horror film retreading ground that Universal Studios has already covered several times. There was no hint that the movie would have any joy in it. To my delight, there was a lot of joy¹. While not as outright campy as 1999’s The Mummy², … Continue reading The Mummy
Transformers: The Last Knight was a waste of some pretty cool robot fight choreography, and an absolute squandering of Anthony Hopkins and Isabela Moner. This doesn’t surprise me, given the track record of this less-than-meets-the-eye cinematic franchise, but I was still disappointed. The plot is far too convoluted for a straightforward McGuffin match-up¹. There were … Continue reading Transformers: The Last Knight
If you backed the Planet Mercenary role playing game on Kickstarter, your rewards (books, cards, dice, tokens, etc) are on their way. Many of you have already gotten packages, but many more of you are waiting on things that are still stacked at the Hypernode Media shipping center awaiting their turn in the “shipping and … Continue reading Planet Mercenary is Shipping!
I am quite glad to have a Spider-Man movie that doesn’t tell us the Uncle Ben story. Spider-Man: Homecoming clears my Threshold of Awesome, and comes in at #5 for me for the year. This film does what the best YA books do—it gives us a story in which young people are the focus (right down … Continue reading Spider-Man: Homecoming
On Saturday I watched Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes back-to-back. I enjoyed both of those movies quite a bit more now than I did when I first saw them, and the refresher course made War for the Planet of the Apes much more enjoyable. I hadn’t … Continue reading War for the Planet of the Apes