Category Archives: wargame related

No Escape, No Surrender

We’ve heard this song before. That’s the refrain they always use. The last verse always, always wraps things up with a theme and variation on, “There’s no room in this hobby for those of you who have been here for … Continue reading

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This is Not a Game

Yeah, so this came across my transom recently, and it’s not…good.  Not even by D5D standards. There’s a lot to dissect here, a lot of threads to tug on to unravel the knotted misery of this title, but let’s start … Continue reading

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Candyland 2.0

Late last year I tried to turn my four year old daughter into a proper hex-and-counter wargamer by running her through the first few scenarios of Advanced Squad Leader, but she just cannot ever remember to pop smoke before rushing … Continue reading

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Writing Advice for RPGs

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 … Continue reading

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Not Sure How The Military Guys Do It

Today I took down the Christmas shower curtain and replaced it with the off-season shower curtain.  Dad being gone for seven months will do that to a household. No matter how much the little woman steps up her game, there … Continue reading

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Gaming Dry Spell Status: Over

It’s been far too long since I’ve been able to sit down at a table and enjoy a little light conversation while pouring over a board covered with little plastic pieces.  Over the weekend, thanks to my daughter’s generosity with … Continue reading

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Star Smuggler: Actual Play

I’ve been tinkering with a little (free) print and play game made available by DwarfStar Games called Star Smuggler (available here).  In it, you take on the role of Duke Springer, star smuggler.  You have a ship, a full load-out of fuel, … Continue reading

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2017: The Year I Come Out of the Box

Even my wargames are pulp.This rocket ship was built for15mm sci-fi miniature battles. If you direct your eyes to the left, over there on the sidebar, you can spot a tag in the cloud called, “wargame related“. It’s no secret that I’m … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned From King Conan

This isn’t something that I set out to do.  One of the sellers at a recent Toy Fair had cheap copies of old Conan comics available, so I took a flyer and picked up a series of five of them.  … Continue reading

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Rattenkrieg: Assault on the Tractor Factory

Through his excellent wargame podcast, Wargames To Go, Mark Johnson introduced me to the concept of postcard wargames.  These are mini-microgames that make One Page Bulge look like Fortress Europa, but don’t let that fool you.  They might not fill a … Continue reading

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