1. These last days, I began to play Armageddon Empires.  Currently part of the Humble Bundle weekly that will finish tomorrow (September 11, not much time left, pay what you want for this game and three others).   

    This is a post-apocalyptic turn-based strategy game (single player only against one or more AI opponents). This is designed to be a hybrid of traditional strategy board games along with some elements of card game. Created by one guy in 2007, this indie game received good reviews, but is not well known.  

    There is no in game tutorial, you have to read the manual (or the online tutorials).  Once you understand how the interface works (this is not so complicated), this is a very interesting game of exploration and conquest. The resources in this harsh world are very limited, so you can’t build big armies, each unit is important. The graphics are simple and functional with nice art for the cards. According to this review, a default sized map can be completed in a few hours when playing against one A.I. opponent

    I just learned the basics and I haven’t finish my first game yet.  I really like this game so far. The scarcity of resources creates a suspenseful “post-apocalyptic atmosphere”. This is challenging, without being too much time consuming.  

    To know more about the gameplay, you can read detailed reviews on the net, like this one or the wikipedia article.  Official site (with downloadable manual and demo) 

    If you like turn-based strategy games (or want to try one), this Humble Bundle is a good offer.  Armageddon Empires is not on Steam and is rarely on sale.  

     
  2. Snowpiercer, directed by Joon-Ho Bong (The Host), Rated R

    In a near future, a failed global-warming experiment kills off all life on the planet except for a lucky few that boarded the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe, where a class system evolves.

    This grim train movie set in a post-apocalyptic new ice era received very good reviews. Not presented in a theater near me (and maybe not the kind of film I want to see in the beginning of summer), but on my watchlist.   

     
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    scienceetfiction: Somewhere in Detroit, now.  
In Robocop 2 (1990), the city is on the verge of bankruptcy because they own 37 million dollars to OCP. 
The real debt of the city in 2013 is 18 billion (source)…     

    scienceetfiction: Somewhere in Detroit, now.  

    In Robocop 2 (1990), the city is on the verge of bankruptcy because they own 37 million dollars to OCP. 

    The real debt of the city in 2013 is 18 billion (source)…     

     
  5. thegamerinallofus:

    Section 2

    Wasteland survival guide

     
  6. youngmonsters:

    1964 softcover.

     
  7. 08:36 4th Mar 2013

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    reblogged from: lobbycards

    tags: Mad Max1981post apocalyptic

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    lobbycards:

The Road Warrior, French lobby card. 1981

    lobbycards:

    The Road Warrior, French lobby card. 1981

     
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    allmyovaries:

charlidos:

Tom as Mad Max! Amazing!
(Not sure where it’s originally from, found it on instagram.)

……..wow.

    allmyovaries:

    charlidos:

    Tom as Mad Max! Amazing!

    (Not sure where it’s originally from, found it on instagram.)

    ……..wow.

     
  9. The Day after Tomorrow (2004)

    To my readers hit by the snowstorm (North East USA, South East Canada), I hope you don’t have too much troubles.  If you are looking for something to do this weekend, you can  always try an excursion to the public library. 

     
  10. Snake Plissken vs The Postman, who wins ?

    Two characters living in a harsh version of 2013: 

    Snake Plissken: 

    • 5’10”, one eyed, good fighter and shooter
    • profession: former U.S. Army Lieutenant, criminal.
    • Ruthless, cynical, a loner  
    • Good at: piloting, hang gliding, surf and basketball
    • main enemy: politicians who force him to do something.  
    • Movies: Escape from New York (1981)  and  Escape from L.A. (1996, the story takes place in 2013)

    The Postman (movie version)

    • 6’1”, good fighter and shooter
    • Profession: wandering comedian, background: unknown
    • Was a lone wanderer, and not completely honest, but he changes with time.  Brings hope and unity, can raise an army. 
    • Good at: horse riding, reciting Shakespeare, carrying mail   
    • main enemy: neo-fascists
    • His movie: The Postman (1997, the story takes place in 2013)  

    Imagine a fight between them (the way you want).  You can vote for the winner in the answers.  I will count the votes tomorrow (January 11) at 7pm (Eastern time).