Star Wars Armada

Star Wars Armada

“Alert all commands. Deploy the fleet.” ―Admiral Firmus Piett Fantasy Flight Games (FFG) has announced a new miniatures game named Star Wars Armada.  Unlike Star Wars X-Wing, Armada will be focused on capitol class ship combat. When I first heard about the game I thought it might just be a …

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Aerial Video of Cincinnati Ohio

Union Station Cincinnati Ohio

On a recent trip home to the Queen City I took my quadcopter and gathered some video.  Cincinnati may not strike you as a picturesque location but it really is. It has a lot of beautiful architecture, a scenic riverfront and a great skyline.  My only regret is I couldn’t …

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Patapsco Valley State Park

Patapsco Valley State Park

Continuing on my quest to find cool scenery locally, I visited Patapsco Valley State Park.  Nestled halfway between Laurel and Baltimore, this state park offers hiking, canoeing and picnic grounds.  The park has a swing rope bridge over the Patapsco river, waterfalls and some pretty technical mountain biking.  Its pretty …

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I Went To Elementary School at Hogwarts…Not Really But it was a Really Cool Building

I have to take a trip back to Cincinnati soon to deal with some family business. It got me thinking back on my childhood in Cincinnati.  I was born and raised there.  I started using Google Maps looking at places I lived and where I went to school.  I have …

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A Day at Six Flags America

My family and I have season passes for Six Flags America in Maryland.  My wife is out of town with the kids and I took the opportunity to go and do something I love.  Ride roller coasters.  You can say what you want about Six Flags America but for the …

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2014 Laurel 4th of July Fireworks

Every year Laurel MD puts on a spectacular fireworks show over Laurel lake.  The fireworks are ordered from a company but the execution is handled by locals.  Its pretty impressive when you think about it.  Local volunteers build the launch tubes, the barges, stage the fireworks and execute the launch. …

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Asteroids!! Adding 3D Scenery to your X-Wing Miniatures Game

X-Wing Asteroids Alone

If you have played a scenario in X-Wing Miniatures you have probably played with the asteroids.  The ones that come with the game are cardboard cutouts with a picture of an asteroid on them.  There are six included.  Players have to maneuver around the asteroids  and they do add some …

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Star Wars X-Wing Game Night in Laurel MD.

Star Wars X-Wing Game Night

I’m trying to get a regular Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures game night going in Laurel.  The first will be this Wednesday June 25th from 6:30 – 9PM.  The meetup will be hosted at Family Game Store in Laurel, MD.  You can RSVP here: http://www.meetup.com/XWing-of-MD/events/186516382/?action=edit The hope is to have this every …

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