Lately, I have been playing a lot of Overwatch.

Specifically, I’ve been playing a lot of D.Va – the combination of jump jets, shields, and rapid fire shotguns fit my style of “get in, wreck shit, get out”. Oh, and she can self-destruct her mech. Because piloting a Giant Death Machine with twin shotguns wasn’t enough, I also get to turn the mech into a room-clearing bomb.

Anyway, D.Va’s character profile says she’s a former pro-gamer turned mech pilot, which led to a lot of fan art characterizing her as a Doritos-eating, Mountain Dew-chugging gremlin:

By itself, Gremlin D.Va was pretty funny, but Blizzard decided to make it canon with a new emote (currently available in the PTR):

Doritos for the Dorito god. Dew for the Dew Throne.

Yay! Kingdom Builder for #GameNight !

Yay! Kingdom Builder for GameNight!
Tonight the fnlinux.com crew plays a new game. Naucum picked up a copy at Salt lake Gaming Con last week.


Game Night Begins!

Hot in the action!


FalseFlag for the win!

FalseFlag for the win!

FalseFlag (Orange) for the win!


DM, we love thee: A Po-ehem

Oh DM, we love thee!






DM how do we love thee?

Do we love thee like a pretty kitty?

Do we love thee like an attack of Opportunity?

Do we love thee like an undead Zombie?

Do we love thee like a river side shanty?

Do we love thee like a busty tavern lassie?

Do we love thee like a pug that’s Classy?


No! We love thee like a Natural 20!


Much Lerv,


(this post brought to you through the combined efforts of Coors, Left Hand Brewing’s Milk Stout and O’Dell’s 90 Shilling Ale) oh and a healthy dose of Optimus Rhyme.


Streamed: The Typing Of The Dead: Overkill

This game is literally Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing mashed up with an ultra-gory, profanity riddled, grindhouse zombie flick. It is the best. THE BEST.

Also, I just learned that Mavis Beacon wasn’t a real person. I’m… kind of disappointed.

Marathon (Shadow)Runner

Engineer knows what’s up.

Due to a nasty bout of The Plague (for which I am now being prescribed narcotics that allow me to do important things like swallow my goddamn food), I found myself with a lot of free time and not a lot of drive to leave the Spider Hole basement office. Inspired by alcoholfueledmachine’s recent post, I decided to finally check out Shadowrun Returns. Bought it on Sunday (at like 5am because I couldn’t sleep) and beat it round 9pm on Monday.

I’m pretty sure my inability to pace myself has been well documented. I may also have watched six nine episodes of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt today as well.

I took a slightly different build path:

Super tanky ork samurai named… Muffy. Muffy, the shotgunner of faces.

Shadowrun Returns

A milestone from my previous post:


I beat Shadowrun Return late last night. Here are my final stats for my Dwarf Mage.


Review: Cheap on steam, buy it and add it to the pile of games you’ll never play.

FNL plays D&D

We livestreamed our D&D session on twitch.tv on Sunday, and I uploaded the raw videos to YouTube under our new FNL account! Come watch the FNL Crew punch mummies, smash things with giant clubs, and blast people in the face with Lance of Faith!

Warning: These videos are unedited, meaning they’re long, contain a bit of profane language (sorry), and at one point, everyone disappears for like 15 minutes. Also the first hour is basically Dungeons & Spreadsheets as we all level up our characters.

Edit: Yes, I know the audio is messed up and there’s some serious echoing going on. Turns out I had some audio recording settings wrong. We’ll take care of this before the next livestream.

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Games and Book for 2015: Participation required

FNL Crew:

What are your Books and Games 2015?

Here is mine.


Baldurs Gate 2 – Linux
Dark Souls 2 – PS3
Borderland Pre-Sequel – PS3
Final Fantasy 7 Replay – Round 3 – PS1
Bastion – Linux
Shadowrun Returns – Linux
System Shock 2 – Linux
Diablo 2(sday) – Linux
Ratchet and Clank – All 4 One – Ps3


The Great Hunt
The Dragon Reborn
The Variable Man
Neverending Story
—–If I get real cray.
Gardens of the Moon

15mm dwarf minis from CopplestoneCastings.co.uk

So I’ve been adding more 15mm minis to my collection. One of these days I’ll actually get them organized into armies or squads and play some battles with other people.

I have been hesitant to order minis from “across the pond”. Part of this hesitation was the cost for shipping and the other concern was the time it would take for shipping to the USA. I finally decided to try some Dwarves from CopplesoneCastings.co.uk. I was pleasantly surprised on both accounts. At least with Copplestone. The order was processed in a day or two and the shipping was very reasonable. I received my order to my doorstep within about 2 weeks.

I ordered up a batch of 12 Dwarf Spearmen and a batch of 3 Snow Trolls. So far I am really impressed with the detail of the minis. I especially like the detail on the faces of the 15mm dwarves. It seems that faces seem to get basically ignored by some sculpters when creating 15mm minis.


15mm Dwarves from CopplestoneCastings



15mm Dwarves from CopplestoneCastings – based



So far I have only cleaned them and based them. In the future I will be base prepping them with Gesso and then letting my creative side take over from there. Since I got the Snow Trolls I am thinking of painting the Dwarves in a “northern/snow” theme also. I know that dwarves hate Goblins, and dwarves hate Orcs… but do they hate Trolls? I’ll think on it now and then paint on it later.


Here are the Snow Trolls that have inspired me to do a snow type Dwarf.

Copplestone Castings Snow Trolls

Copplestone Castings Snow Trolls

My thoughts are to do a blue-sliver chain mail with brown trousers. I think I’ll try some white fur on dwarf pants and cuffs. I’m also thinking of a pure white shield with a simple light blue stripe.

So with most all of my minis I usually prep them with a watered down Gesso base.

Here are the Ice Dwarfs behind the legion of Wolfen Swordsmen

Here are the Ice Dwarfs behind a squad of Wolfen Swordsmen

First stage of paint.

First stage of paint.


Ice Dwarfs - Eight

Ice Dwarfs – Eight

For the helmets and spear points I’m going to use a cool technique that I found with Chaos Warriors.  That is a base of metallic silver, coated with a wash of Army Painter Quickshades Blue.

Ice Dwarfs - Bottom wash with Quickshade Dark Tone

Ice Dwarfs – Bottom wash with Quickshade Dark Tone

Ice Dwarfs - Bottom wash 2

Ice Dwarfs – Bottom wash with Quickshade Dark Tone














Friday Night Linux – The Website About Thursday Night Gaming

Well how about Tuesday Night Linux Gaming! OH SHIT.

Hearts to Steam. Death to Wine Gaming.