It Begins

Remember when I said the following? [W]hen a critical mass of people adopt [the lost art of Gygaxian campaign play] for their own table, you can expect a deluge of smart-boy posts from the Usual Crowds staking a claim to have “always known” about the glories of real-time and...

Random Shots

 As we ease into the weekend, let’s take a look at a couple of preview shots of battles coming up on The Joy of Wargaming.  First up a look at Osprey’s “Black Ops” which features a surveillance fight gone wrong when competing espionage agencies arrive to gather blackmail from...

On the Morality of the Vaxxoons

Forgive the leet speek. Things just keep getting crazier, and we intellectual dissidents need to practice dodging the authorities now while we still can. Caesar has enlisted the Church to help convince Refusniks to surrender to the will of Saint Fauci and submit to the injections of genetic scrambler...

Epic D&D Made Easy Through Faction Play

Jeffro spitting fire on the latest episode of Geek Gab: There’s a key moment where Jeffro points out that Modern D&D cannot handle a moment like that in The Two Towers where the Fellowship of the Ring breaks up.  Taking a broader view, I would contend that a truly Epic...

To Avoid: Ten Minutes Gone

So this was a bust. Perhaps a bit of explanation is in order.  I’ve been painting a LOT of figures for miniature wargames lately, and chewed through most of what YouTube has to offer a hobbyist in my preferred genres.  That means trawling the muck of streaming services for...

Wander – Solid Recommend

For the second time in a row, I find myself recommending a film about a guy who loses his daughter and in the aftermath goes a little off his rocker.  Do I have a type, or is this a trend? From the wet and cold wilds of the Pacific...

The Silencing – A Conditional Recommendation

If you’re struggling to find anything worth watching on Amazon’s Prime stream, you could do a lot worse than “The Silencing”.  It’s a tight little thriller about a former badass tracker whose daughter went missing a couple of years back.  Since then he has tried to become the man...

New Era, Who Dis?

 Sometimes it do be like dis: Yeah, I made the mistake of re-watching Master and Commander. Naturally, that means I need to get into a new era and scale of wargaming. Happens all the time. I’m going with 1:2400 scale figures and that means tumblingDice.co.uk.  as a complete noob,...

Finished Figs

 Just a couple quick shots of some quick paint jobs today.  My 15mm fantasy adventures needed some Bowman at home in the woods.  These DemonWorld figures have amazing detail for the scale. Best of all, you can order them individually. And what the heck the XCOM fan in me...

In Case You Missed It

 I made the punchline to my current “Nightwatch” campaign clear with this satirical cover to a supplement that will never be written....