Category: rules

Tiny Turns

 These N-scale turn templates from Litko should work fine for my 6mm Gaslands game. It is a little bit, but we can make it work....

The Littlest Gaslands

Picked up a batch of the “Mad Ron” road warrior vehicles from Irregular Miniatures on a whim.  Just look at these tiny little knights of the road: Still have to paint those motorcycles, and the big dang semi-trailer slash war-rig.  The good news is that terrain is already done. ...

It’s a Riot!

 Matt Hartley’s Riot!  Revolting People from Watt Tyler to Watts is an interesting wargame.  It’s a truly fourth-generational game in which mobs of outgunned citizens try to effect change against a far better armed, but outnumbered, army of the ruling class. Enjoy some eye candy while I pontificate.  Alert readers...

Grognardia Respawns

 After eight years and with little fanfare, new content is up on the site. It’s just a review of some Swedish OSR product for now, but James is a smart thinker, and I look forward to his thoughts on tabletop RPGs.  Hopefully we’ll get more fresh content without another...

Getting Lost in the Wilds of D&D

I’m still hip-deep in a wargaming kick and off the D&D wagon.  But I thought the following might be of interest.  A friend writes:  I searched the PHB and DMG for any mention of having a ranger or druid prevents parties from getting lost. It does say that if...

Riot: A Game Twenty Five Years in the Waiting

One of the projects that has been on my ‘to-do’ list for over twenty-five years is a good old-fashioned, downtown riot.  Something about the asymmetric nature of the conflict, the confined corridors of battle, and the fluid nature of the fight just screams for a proper wargame. Maybe it’s...

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...