Bookstooge is Doomed!

Not sure exactly how embedding a youtube video of music works, but feel free to listen to it while reading this post. That should set the appropriate atmosphere. The music is the original music from the 1994 version of the computer game Doom II.

The other month Raist was writing about the Ravenloft Board Game. That got me thinking about the Doom board game. I’ve had my eye on it for a couple of years. However, it’s initial price point of $70, when it was even in stock on Amazon, was more risk than I was comfortable with. In the last 6 months it had come down to just under $60 and I was starting to think a bit more seriously about it. Still, $60 for an unknown game is just not something I could pull the trigger on.

Then Prime Day on Amazon happened in mid-October. I got some deals on things I actually needed and had about 20 dollars of rewards to use up. I was checking the Doom Board Game and it had dropped to just under $50. So I pulled that trigger! BOOM Got myself a big box of game for $30. That’s what I call Yankee Ingenuity!

I also was able, with the magic of amazon rewards, to buy the foam insert to keep all the pieces nicely organized. Makes me feel warm and fuzzy on the inside.

Of course, with all the pieces being the same plastic’y color, you know that means at some point I’m going to have to color them. If I do decide to go full on miniature painting, then you can expect updates as I grumble, complain and generally moan at learning a new hobby. And I’ll be bugging Scent of a Gamer for sure! Since I’m not playing Magic anymore, I do have a tiny slice of an opening for a new hobby, right?

<invisible> INCLUDE GALLERY PIX OF GAME PIECES TO ASTOUND AND AWE THE GULLIBLE AND SHEEPLIKE BLOGGERS WHO KNOW NOTHING </invisible>

I’ve not used the gallery block before, so I’m hoping it turns out ok. The purple thing next to some of the mini’s is a thumb drive, for size comparison.

If I do start painting, I’ll be creating a new category along with Reviews, Movies, Food, Music and Uncategorized. I shall call it “Miniatures”. I expect it to fill up as quickly as the “Music” Category. Ha.

Currently Reading & Cover Love

Both of these books came out at the end of October. Obviously, I had November already filled up with reads so I have to wait until December, but let me tell you, I am jamming these in first thing! Uhhhhh, I just looked and it won’t quite be “first thing”. Second week. I promise!

Blood Relation is the 6th Arcane Casebook by Dan Willis. He’s been churning these out at a pretty good clip too. I read the first one, In Plain Sight, at the beginning of 2020 but it was published in 2018. Larry Correia introduced me to the series in one of his posts and besides his own works, it’s some of the most enjoyable stuff I’ve read this year. And the covers are to die for!

Next up is God of Night, the 4th book in the God Fragments series by Tom Lloyd. The cover of the first book, Stranger of Tempest, is still one of the best covers I’ve ever seen. The stories are fun and violent and I am really looking forward to this.

So come on December, do your worst! I’ve got some fantastic books to combat anything you can throw at me.

*Ultimate Muscle Pose*

(now that brings back some memories. I guess we know another post I’ll be doing in December)

ps, I do have an actual Thanksgiving Post coming up later today.