Nightwatch: The Airom Reconquista

Oh, those lovable, roly-poly weirdo beardo dwarves.  Always delving too deep.  That’s what the ladies say about them, anyway.  Over on The Channel we kicked off a second campaign of Patrick Todoroff’s “Nightwatch” with an easy mission to cleanse the desert of the plague of nasties that have been,...

A Tale of Two Fandoms

I’m not paying much attention to the Current Big Thing, but you can’t hardly escape it.  It dominates conversations around the national water cooler (read: sociable media) and word filters through my tepid defenses.  Looking at conversations around the Global-Homo Sports Cavalacade and Babel Tower Pre-Game Show, it’s clear...

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...

Black Ops: Extraordinary Rendition

Been breaking out the old Black Ops for a bit of the one-two lately.  The African militias work great as disgruntled Americans, and now we can run some domestic, near-future wargaming on the streets of Bloody America. Rebel Minis makes a fine selection of modern figures, suitable for everything...

Cha’alt 28

The Blackraven action has shifted to the alien planet of space weirdos some call Cha’alt.  And that means it is time for some eye-candy.  Here we see the Cult of the Spicy Wyrm, ambushed by the ragtag band on the right.  For some reason, Cobalt-15 brought the MSB along...

Take Shelter

Not sure I can recommend this flick, but it’s worth talking about why. First, the good news: It’s one of the most interesting character study films I’ve seen in a while.  For those who don’t know, a character study is a film whose overt plot is just an excuse...

Trollopolous Lives!

Things are getting a little crazy over in Trollopolous and her nearby provinces.  The besieging orcish army, leaderless after the capture of their demon-queen, has quit the field, and that only made things worse. Jeffro’s AD&D campaign-by-the-book has kicked into high gear with a week of Braunstein style faction...

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...

Checking Sam’s Corpse for Pocket Change

Some of you people think way too small. Been following a series of threads on various sociable media platforms over the last few weeks that feature speculation about post-crack-up America.  A common strain among such threads are conjectures about what the looting of the American corpse will look like. ...