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#487661 WG Weekly Comic (and other updates)

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 16 June 2018 - 08:27 PM


#487655 Elemental Contest #3: EARTH

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 16 June 2018 - 08:03 AM



Elemental Contest #3: EARTH

This is a series of contests themed around a set of fantastical "elements". The first theme was Water. Next, we did FireThe current theme is EARTH. Your entry can be set in any time period or based on any universe. LEGO entries are encouraged, but we also accept other types of artwork!


The only requirement is that the element of EARTH must feature prominently in your entry. By "earth", I primarily mean rocks, dirt, sand, crystals, minerals, caves - even poisonous clouds of gas. NOT PLANTS. Your entry can feature plants, but we'd prefer it to focus on rocks. Plants will probably going to be a separate contest called "life" or something. Also, the earth in your contest should be more than just a background - it should be a central element of the entry. Build a LEGO vignette of people exploring a cave or dodging a rockslide! Or something more creative - it's up to you!




Unlike the other 2 contests, this contest will be judged by a public poll! So, presentation is key - make your entry look as cool as possible in a single image if you can!
There will be 3 winners. Each winner will get a code they can use to take a certain amount of money off one order from my shop (it also subtracts from shipping, so your order can be completely free!) and a medal icon added to their account here on the forums.


1st Place Prize = $24 shop code & gold medal

2nd Place Price = $16 shop code & silver medal

3rd Place Prize = $10 shop code & bronze medal


There may be some "admin's choice" winners too, if we really like an entry that didn't win - and we'll give bonus prizes for entries set in Wulfgard or Nova Refuge too!



Just link to your entry in a reply to this topic! Yes, you must have a forum account to enter, and I encourage you to post your entry as a topic in the appropriate board here, like the Construction Zone or Artwork boards. It's not required, but we'd love to have some new members hanging around! You can even host your images in our own Gallery here, which now has a LEGO section anyone can use! But if you prefer, you can still host your images on another website and simply link to them here.
As stated previously, LEGO entries are encouraged, but you can also enter another type of artwork You may submit up to 2 entries. The current deadline is July 31st.



If you have a question about the contest, please ask in a reply! I will paste important questions/answers here.


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#487653 WG Weekly Comic (and other updates)

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 15 June 2018 - 01:54 PM



Tales of Wulfgard, Vol. 1 is now available in paperback from Amazon for only $9.99! And it's purdy:




The ebook is still only $0.99, but for people like me who prefer to hold a book in their hands and keep it on a shelf later, it's worth a few more dollars. :)


Here is the link: https://www.amazon.c...g=UTF8&qid=&sr=

#487646 D3 2018: The DMC5 Display Demonstration

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 13 June 2018 - 06:26 PM

I'm still incredibly salty that Cyberpunk 2077 is first person, I'd like to be able to see my awesome character.


There are a bunch of people crusading for third person perspective in the CD Projekt forums, and from what I hear, a developer jumped in at one point and said they would reconsider the issue. So it might still happen.

I think the obvious solution is "whynotboth.gif" - just let us zoom into first person when we want to be immersive or aim, and then zoom out to third when we want to see our character... Heck, I think 99% of games should work like that, but I guess the technology that made it possible in Metal Gear Solid 2 got lost at some point since 2001. :P

#487644 Official Scorp's Minifigs Topic

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 13 June 2018 - 12:57 PM

The Enclave by Justin Stebbins, on Flickr

B.J. Blaskowicz and Morgan Yu by Justin Stebbins, on Flickr

#487592 The First Fight

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 11 June 2018 - 09:09 PM

Great to see a new story in here, especially such a good one! Gripping and well-written throughout. Neitha certainly discovered a vicious streak within her! I feel sorry for the next person who gets in her way.

#487573 D3 2018: The DMC5 Display Demonstration

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 11 June 2018 - 05:11 PM

I wonder if Scorp would be interested in this. I still haven't gotten around to playing Origins but it seems like a substantial improvement over the old AssCreed formula. Though I do have a feeling Ubisoft might end up falling into the old cycle again with this new style.


Yeah, I do like the look of these new games set in ancient times. I've always wanted more games in these settings. I wonder how they handle the whole "Animus" thing and the "all of human history is just Assassins vs. Templars" conspiracy theory stuff, which was always the worst thing about the series imo. I didn't see any of that in the trailer... Looked cool, honestly. Might try it.


If it was an RPG with choices and stuff then I probably would have already pre-ordered lol.

#487547 D3 2018: The DMC5 Display Demonstration

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 11 June 2018 - 06:30 AM

Catching up on stuff.


I wish Techland had assigned Chris Avellone to lead that open world fantasy game they dropped into development hell, instead of a sequel to that zombie game my sister liked. I hate zombie games. :|


Also, here is the Skyrim 2 logo lol:



Morrowind still had the best rendition of the theme.


Halo is coming back to PC on an engine that isn't 15 years old. I can die happy now.


Gotta admit, the way they played the nostalgia card with the shot of the warthog driving through the greenery, with the signal towers in the background? That got me just a bit. I haven't played a Halo game in years, but since I don't need to buy an Xbone for this one, I might give it a shot.

#487513 D3 2018: The DMC5 Display Demonstration

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 10 June 2018 - 04:28 PM

According to some guy in the YouTube comments, this text is hidden at the end of the Cyberpunk 2077 trailer:




My main takeaway was confirmation of "You'll be able to create your own character". Awesome.  :thumbs: 

#487448 WG Weekly Comic (and other updates)

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 10 June 2018 - 12:21 PM


#487342 The Video Game News Thread

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 05 June 2018 - 07:39 AM

I wish Bethsoft were working on the next Elder Scrolls title instead of a genre-bandwagon-jumping Fallout cashgrab. :P Isn't it the Elder Scrolls turn now, after Fallout 4? Or are we just going to keep remastering Skyrim for all eternity, and explore all the unexplored areas of Tamriel in the extremely lackluster Elder Scrolls Online? Ugh...

#487227 WG Weekly Comic (and other updates)

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 27 May 2018 - 06:05 AM


#487203 Official Wulfgard Q&A Topic

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 25 May 2018 - 09:02 AM

Questions-that-definitely-aren't-for-a-short-story-idea time!


1. How common are Liches in Wulfgard?

2. How powerful was Ildrius? I.e. did he master multiple different kinds of magic besides the types that have been confirmed (Arcane and Demonic)?

3. Was Albador the Twisted called that because he was deformed or because he was insane?

4. Why was Puck trapped in that room in Castle Blood? Was Albador studying him? I forget if this was mentioned in the Campaign or not...

5. Were the wards keeping Albador's experiments inside the Castle destroyed when the Castle collapsed?

6. How powerful are Illusions? I.e. would a Lich be able to create an illusion of his mortal form and keep it up over a long period of time?


1. Extremely rare. Only the most powerful magi and warlocks manage to successfully become liches. The process involved is extremely dangerous and usually results in catastrophic death (often with one's soul becoming prisoner to a demon - or even dissipating out of existence entirely). Since mages are already rare, liches are rarer still.


2. Ildrius was extremely powerful, but nothing has been established about him discovering a whole new type of magic, if that's what you're saying. He lived well beyond the usual mortal lifespan, and during that time he mastered the arcane, elemental, demonic, and even some degree of runic magics.


3. Unknown. He may have been hunchbacked, but the moniker was mainly given to him because of the twisted experiments he performed.


4. Yes, Albador had been trying to learn the ways of the Fay, whose magic is mysterious even to an expert archmage. He wanted to know how Puck was able to slip into the spirit world and back again at will, and utilize shadow magic and spiritual magic all at once, and why he was immortal. He didn't know what he was getting into, of course - Puck being even more powerful and manipulative than most demons.


5. Almost certainly. It's possible some experiments escaped the wreckage alive.


6. Yes, he could. It would eventually wear off though, and he would have to re-cast his magic periodically - preferably while out of sight.

#487158 WG Weekly Comic (and other updates)

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 21 May 2018 - 11:26 AM


#487135 Official Scorp's Minifigs Topic

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 19 May 2018 - 02:03 PM

MORTAL KOMBAT! by Justin Stebbins, on Flickr


Daegon, Shao Kahn, and Taven from Mortal Kombat (MK9 and Armageddon)