Category: general

Enter the BROSR Matrix

Let’s walk back some of the derision that I heaped on Matrix Games last week, shall we? I’ve been reading up on the subject because somebody smarter than me recommended them.  Also, they look like a style of gaming that has something to offer the #BROSR in the way...

Hitchhiking to Elite Level Satire

The 2005 adaptation of Douglas Adams’ “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” is an underappreciated gem. Sam Rockwell’s performance as the president of the galaxy presents a perfect blend of Clintonian and Bushian “aw shucks arrogance and charm” that is refreshingly non-partisan from a Hollywood production.  He even manages to...

Skool Rools: Understanding Modern Life

Remember in school when stupid teachers decided a quiet kid throwing down was ALWAYS the aggressor? Remember how they ignored the long periods of antagonism he endured before that punch? Man, that was crazy! As a friend on social media pointed out, that’s right now for setting my remembered...

Who Cares What Non-Wargamers Think About Wargaming?

Karwansaray Publishing recently dropped a link to a low effort “scientific study” that used data collected by said publisher to reveal some surprising things about wargamers.  Did you know competitive people prefer competition games, and cooperative people prefer collaborative games?  You might have thought this, but thanks to the...

A Tale As Old as Time

 Brace yourself for a revolution in table-top RPGs. At last, after forty years of D&D and twenty years of instant and always-on communications, the two have been married to create a style that is a literal game changer: But it ain’t me.  It’s Jeffro, the madman that redefined how...

Song of Drums and Shakos – First Runthrough

 It works! I was afraid it wouldn’t.  My experiments with Flying Lead weren’t a lot of fun.  They power of modern weapons meant that the games bogged down into two static lines blazing away at each other with little motion or forward progress. Needs more flags Fortunately, the Napoleonics...

From Two-Deep to Three

It’s not often that I work in 2D painting, but for a special project like this… A friend asked me to find and paint him up a few Hawaiian Warriors. Always happy to share my love of the hobby – and always happy for an excuse to craft that...

Wargame Theory

 Not judging.  Just observing. Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the average consumer....

Twargame Advice

A world of advice on using Twitter to get your wargaming fix: Stay away from the #warmonger tag.  It’s for people who don’t do a lot of wargaming.  They like “thuh comm-MUNE-itay”.  You get lots of ads for milktoast content providers and soy-based podcasts.  A lot of  paint-by-numbers figures...