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A Spoiler-Free Review of Solo

Posted in Films, Movie Review, Star Wars, Uncategorized with tags , , , on May 25, 2018 by boccobsblog

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The Good

The Aliens –  Lady Proxima (Linda Hunt), Moloch (Andrew Jack), and Rio Durant (Jon Favreau) look so realistic.

The Star Destroyers – There is a quick shot of the ships being built on Corellia and it really shows the scale

The Shower Scene – I won’t ruin it, but it is spicy.

Clone Wars – There is content from the Clone Wars cartoon included in the film.

Gender Equality – Solo has several strong female roles without being heavy-handed and obvious like in the Last Jedi where every male character has to be ineffectual and useless. In Solo it is a given that men and women are equally capable of being badasses, as it should be.

The Badass

Cast – This movie is perfectly cast. Honestly there isn’t a bad performance. Donald Glover KILLS it as Lando, and Woody Harrelson make a great scoundrel mentor. Everyone plays their role to perfection.

The Falcon – She is glorious as you knew she would be. There is no retcons to worry about, she is the YT-1300 you know and love.

Thermal Detonator – Click!

Chewie – Our first look at Chewie is scary. They always say Wookies are tough and violent, but you’ve never really seen it until now.

The Look – The CGI is seamless. I am not a fan of CGI, but it really well done in Solo. The movie is stunning to watch.

The Cameo – The keep this spoiler free, I can’t say much, but suffice it to say there is a surprise cameo that could mean big things for a future Star Wars film. It surprised the hell out of me.

The Ugly

L3-37 – I probably am alone here, because the character was funny and well voice-acted by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, but the free-willed, sassy droid is becoming (or has already become) old hat following so closely after Rogue One’s K-2SO. If every movie has a free-willed droid, they cease to be meaningful and rare.

Hell – This is a small gripe, but Han says “hell” a lot, which seems like lazy writing, there would be no hell in the Star Wars universe and the anachronism bugs me; not from any religious standpoint, just that the word wouldn’t be in their lexicon. It would be like if Lando said, what happens in Vegas, stay in Vegas.

I’m having trouble finding bad things to say. It was a solid movie.

In summary

I thought Solo was fun. Not as dark or serious as Rogue, but a light scoundrel adventure. It is beautiful, and perfectly cast. There are seeds for possible sequels, but the movie isn’t just a set up to something.

5E Has Evolved! (5Evo)

Posted in Comic Books, D&D 5e, D&D Fifth Edition, D&D Next, Dungeons and Dragons, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on May 4, 2018 by boccobsblog

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Introducing 5th Evolution

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What is 5th Evolution?

5th Evolution (5Evo) takes the wildly popular 5e game mechanics and applies them to new genres. 5Evo products are a marriage of comics and roleplaying with each book divided into three sections.

  • Part 1: the comic. Each 5Evo book opens with a comic that GMs will share digitally with their players prior to the gaming session. These comics serve to introduce the genre and setting, as well as to get players invested in the coming adventure.
  • Part 2: the adventure. The second section of the 5Evo book is a one-shot adventure, complete with pregenerated characters, that picks up where the comic left off.
  • Part 3: the source guide. Finally, the third section of each 5Evo book is a source guide that gives the GM the monsters, equipment, and characters to create their own adventures in that particular genre.

The best part? All 5Evo products are completely compatible. Want to have space marines fight a T-Rex, or see how your wizard would fare against a machine gun-toting mech? Well you can do that and more with 5Evo.

Why 5E?

5th Evolution is intended for gamers that enjoy the 5E game engine and would like to use it in other genres. 5E is wildly popular, has been extensively play-tested, and is easy for new players to learn. #5Evo

What Genres Will Be Available?

Three different books will be available during the Kickstarter: Super Heroes, 80’s Horror Movie, and Supernatural World War 2. There are many more to come!

When Will 5Evo Be Available?

5th Evolution will be available on Kickstarter starting on June 4th.

Where Can I Learn More?

Check out 5thevolution.com or e-mail support@limitless-adventures.com

B3 Turns 8! (Plus Firefly Returns!!!)

Posted in D&D 5e, D&D Fifth Edition, D&D Next, Dungeons and Dragons, Uncategorized with tags , , on January 8, 2018 by boccobsblog

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Well we’ve managed to last 8 years. My parole officer said it would never happen, but this sweetass Yoda cake I stole off the interwebs paints a different story. If something interesting happens, we’ll be here to tell you about it. Like a Firefly reboot (that should get us some SEO traffic) or D&D 6th Edition (We shouldn’t joke).

In the meantime, check out our D&D Quest Ideas, or visit Limitless Adventures for some affordable 5e Quests.

100 New D&D 5E Monsters

Posted in D&D 5e, D&D Fifth Edition, D&D Next, Dungeons and Dragons, Limitless-Adventures.com, Uncategorized with tags , , , on October 2, 2017 by boccobsblog

We’ve created 100 new D&D 5E Monsters for your campaign!

 

Limitless Monsters contains:

  • 100 unique D&D 5e monsters
  • Dozens of illustrations by Bartolomeo Argentino
  • Custom cover by artist David Auden Nash
  • Lore Mechanics to unlock tactical insights through knowledge
  • Monster Tactics – how they fight, and what others might fight alongside
  • Harvest Mechanics to gain unique loot
  • Pre-rolled treasure to reduce DM prep time
  • 300 Further Adventure™ hooks to aid in writing follow-up quests
  • Available in Full-color PDF or as a softcover print bookThis will be our best book yet, check it out!

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Review Revival! Limitless Adventures: Non-Player Characters vol. 1

Posted in Uncategorized on September 27, 2017 by boccobsblog

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This page isn’t dead! You could liken it to a phoenix, or perhaps a pop-culture movie franchise*.

Today I would like to review the “Limitless Adventures: Non-Player Characters vol.1” product, which provides a vast wealth of NPC resources.

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First off, the book is massive. I’m looking to print it out to have it available, and at 131 pages, it is going to be a decently sized resource that I’ll have to fit into a 3 ring binder**. Despite the lack of art (which I personally do not mind), this book does for NPC stat blocks what Tome of Beasts does for monster stat blocks.

The book is separated into five categories: allies, contacts, foes, merchants, and archenemies. Each category upwards of 20 entries, with the exception of archenemies which has five.

The ally section seems to skew towards lower CR creatures that serve as assistance and plot foils more than…

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Spoiler Free Review: Wonder Woman

Posted in Comic Books, Films, Movie Review, Uncategorized with tags , , on June 16, 2017 by boccobsblog

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Special guest blogger: Ann Johnson

The following is a spoiler free review of Wonder Woman, which is much harder to do than I had thought going into this. Where do you draw the line? Can I assume that the readers already know that Diana is an Amazon from Themyscira who, after rescuing Steve Trevor, leaves Paradise Island and becomes Wonder Woman? Oh crap…really? I mean, did you not see the trailers? Read any of the comics? Fine, that was the last spoiler. Crybaby. I am sticking to the Good, Badass, and Ugly format WITHOUT any other plot spoilers.

The Good

  • A good basic introduction to the character of Wonder Woman as she herself is introduced to the world outside of Themyscira. The exploration of her moral compass in the context of a global war adds depth to her character and gives her room to grow in the subsequent movies.
  • Strong peripheral characters such as Etta, Charlie, Sameer, and The Chief brought an otherwise simple story some much needed depth.
  • Elena Anaya brings sympathy to her portrayal of the villainous Dr. Maru.
  • The contrast between the modern Diana in the bookends and the young Diana in the story is well played and opens the door for additional stand-alone films to show her growth and progression.

The Badass

  • Can we talk about Robin Wright for a second? Her portrayal as Antiope was fully realized and dynamic. She fully illustrated a different archetype of woman, not only is she more mature but she shows physical and emotional strength, grace, and intelligence that is woefully underrepresented in cinema. Badass = Beautiful!
  • Some of the most beautifully choreographed fights EVER.
  • The lame lasso of truth became something truly useful and surprising, adding to the visual appeal of the battle scenes.
  • The cello riffs in the WW theme music are insane, edgy, and powerful.

The Ugly

  • Ridiculously predictable. Pay even the slightest bit of attention to what’s going on and the plot is laughably simplistic. I chalked this up to the framing of the story as an introduction to the newly realized Wonder Woman.
  • Just stop with the slow motion… seriously… we get it. I found the way too frequent slow mo more than a little distracting.
  • Chris Pine was weirdly flat. His intended comic moments didn’t land and I found myself not really caring much about his character.
  • David Thewlis’ moustache…. just no…

Gal Gadot put in a solid performance as Diana/Wonder Woman. Her portrayal fully embraces strength, compassion, and tenacity in a truly engaging introduction of a very dynamic character into the DC cinematic pantheon. I am not certain the movie lives up to the 92% on Rotten tomatoes. The CGI stroke fest that is the final battle fell somewhat flat along with Chris Pine’s performance as Steve Trevor. Danny Huston’s villainous Ludendorff was over the top and more weird and laughable than scary. That being said, I would totally watch it again and look forward to the Justice League movie.

Pick up Wonder Woman on Blu-ray.

(Thank you, Ann! Great review.)

 

100 D&D 5e Non-Player Characters

Posted in D&D 5e, D&D Fifth Edition, D&D Next, Dungeons and Dragons, Limitless-Adventures.com, Uncategorized with tags , , , on April 1, 2017 by boccobsblog

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We’ve launched our second Kickstarter campaign. Limitless NPCs vol. 1 contains:

  • 100+ fully detailed Non-Player Characters set in a variety of environments
  • 5e stat blocks
  • Creative CR appropriate treasure
  • 300+ Further Adventure™ writing prompts.
  • Skills, role-play, combat challenges

These NPCs are drawn from our current products and expanded and grouped by role. Limitless NPCs vol. 1 is available in a deluxe full-color format, or as a full-color PDF. All printing and order fulfillment will be handled by Ka-Blam, a digital printing house with over a decade of experience and multiple Kickstarter campaigns (including our first) under their belt. Shipping is available to any country in the world (please note that shipping will originate from the United States).

Please check it out and consider sharing! 

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Free D&D 5e Pirate Quest 

Posted in Uncategorized on March 12, 2017 by boccobsblog


Would you like to download a free pirate quest? You can do just that right here.  

This adventure from Limitless Adventure has a printable handout, a new magic item, and two new monsters. 

Magic Item Quirks by Death By Mage

Posted in Uncategorized on March 7, 2017 by boccobsblog

After slaying the beholder, the party journeyed deeper into the fallen creature’s lair, narrowly passing through numerous traps and hidden walls. Eventually, the group find the creature’s hoard, a collection of trinkets and items collected either from fallen adventurers or acquired by other nefarious means. The fighter picked up a blade that glistened in the […]

via Quirks of Magic Item Rewards in D&D 5E — Death By Mage

Spoiler-Free Review: Logan

Posted in Films, Gaming Culture, Movie Review, Uncategorized with tags , , on March 6, 2017 by boccobsblog

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The following is a spoiler-free review of Logan. Keeping with B3 traditions here is the good, the badass, and the ugly as they apply to the third (and maybe Hugh Jackman’s last) Wolverine stand-alone film.

The Good

  • It’s dark, gritty, and bleak. This is not a cheesy comic book movie. No tights.
  • Dafne Kee puts on a solid debut performance.
  • The Deadpool intro is funny, and gives us an Easter egg that points towards another Marvel favorite in the works. No, it’s not Howard the Duck.

The Badass

  • This is the best on-screen performance of Patrick Stewart’s career. He nails the helplessness and loss of dignity that comes with old age.
  • The movie is savage. This R-rated Logan is the first time we actually see a version of Wolverine that comes close to the comics.
  • It is a good movie, not just a good superhero movie. It is well-shot, it has a great score, and the dialogue is believable.

The Ugly

  • The plot is a bit light.. Get from point A to point B. But there are some serious feels along the way, so we give them a pass.
  • The timeline is a bit confusing. Is this part of the First Class / Days of the Future Past thread, or the original X-Men trilogy? Is it something new? There is enough subtext to fill in the gaps, but it isn’t explicit.
  • The antagonist is a bit lame. He looks like the love child of a boy band reject and a T-100.

All in all, I truly think that Logan is the strongest Marvel film yet. It currently has a Rotten Tomatoes score in the low nineties, and I think that will only climb. It is easily the best superhero movie since the Dark Knight (2008).

Grab Logan on Blu-Ray