Category: rules

The Wargaming Don

The Oldhammer guys are pikers. Since staring the Joy of Wargaming channel, I’ve been doing a lot more gaming than ever.  It has all been solo wargaming, but not because of the 800-pound virus-gorilla in the room.  It’s because I prefer my own company to that of the typical...

Thoughts on Void Pirates

Now that I’ve had a chance to play a few games with this ruleset, I can give you a much better idea of what they are and how they play. This isn’t a murder mystery, so lemme cut right to the chase. I really like them. Figures pretty have...

Wizard Funk 2

Intrigued by the promise of a return to those halcyon days of the late-70s when I was too young to participate in zine culture, I threw five bucks at DiceBro for a hard copy of Wizard Funk 2.  And boy howdy did I get exactly what was promised –...

Void Pirates Roster

After an interesting experience learning about stat priorities in Void Pirates I took a swing through the wilds of the net for a decent character roster and found a whole lot of nothing. So I built one myself, and now you have one too! It’s not great, but it’s...

Hunting the Pub Game Wumpus

My latest episode of “Joy of Wargaming” shows off one of my prized wargame possessions, a slick little book from the late 1990s that features a bunch of fast and beery games suitable for play at the pub (pic related). Written by long time Miniature Wargames editor Iain Dickie,...

Rogue Planet Quick Reference Sheet

Apparently, there aren’t any publicly available QRS’s for Bombshell Games’ Rogue Planet.  You can find some files on BoardGameGeek for download, but they are behind a membership wall, and…yeah.  Not interested in going down that road any more. So here’s a little something for you few fine fellows who...

Ten Foot Pole – The Best Adventure Site Around

Like many writers, my first real storytelling experiences came about through tabletop RPGs. Like many gamers, I found the fiction sections included with most RPGs to be wasted space. Even worse were the needlessly convoluted backstories to otherwise simple adventures, and despite (or perhaps because of my) owning and...

Weirdo Beardos

One of the advantages of playing a miniature heavy version of B/X is that it gives you complete control over character selection.  Taking a general WYSIWG approach to things makes it easier to explain to modern players why their super-unique character with the long blah-de-blah backstory – at 0...

Wargaming Report: One Page Rules

For the first time in quite a while, a two-hour window of opportunity presented itself.  The boy wasn’t interested in a little light gaming, but his 11 year old sister was.  After a few minutes reviewing Osprey’s trusty Black Ops rules, her eyes started to glaze over, so we...

An Old Man Looks at

For the most part, the things I review or talk about are those that excite me enough to sit down at the keyboard.  That means most of my posts are about things that I like, and that’s a lot of things.  I like liking things. That’s not always the...