An Eerily Good Show

The good stuff. Back in the early 1990’s director Joe Dante (Matinee, Gremlins) made a little low-budget anthology show called Eerie, Indiana, that deserves a lot more love than it gets. The simple premise is that 14-year old Marshall Teller’s family drags him from New Jersey to a small town...

Yes, They Really Are That Good

Madmen. They did it.  The really did it. Arkhaven is dumping massive amounts of comics onto the internet under a “pay what you want” scheme, and it looks fantastic. Confession time.  I was skeptical about Arkhaven’s latest venture.  For one thing, I’m not a big comics fan.  For another,...

Hintervale: Gondor Calls for Aid

Will you answer? In all seriousness, I need your help.  My latest project for The Joy of Wargaming can’t go anywhere without you.  Check it out. Help a brother out. Let me know what you think the best option is here, would ya?...

News (And Reviews) You Can Use

Things are changing.  More and more people are turning their backs on established corporate offerings, and that includes the bigger social media platforms and news sources, to start their own.  If you are into good fiction written from a classical American perspective, you should add UpstreamReviews to your daily...

Now That’s What I’m Talking About!

Bradford Walker steals a march on me by laying out in detail some thoughts that have only been drifting, half-gestated through my mind lately: RPGs are a wargame derivative. It’s time to explain why this is so, and in so doing expose what the appeal of the medium is...

Reclaiming the Culture, One Weird Hill At a Time

Wargaming. We don’t talk a lot about it here anymore.  Not since I revived War In a Box and launched the best dang wargame channel on YouTube.  But let’s go over my new focus a bit.  Even those of you who aren’t interested in wargames might be interested to...

Song of Drums and Shakos – First Runthrough

 It works! I was afraid it wouldn’t.  My experiments with Flying Lead weren’t a lot of fun.  They power of modern weapons meant that the games bogged down into two static lines blazing away at each other with little motion or forward progress. Needs more flags Fortunately, the Napoleonics...

Confederacy Ascendant

Been thinking about A Confederacy of Dunces a lot lately. For those who haven’t read it, this picaresque novel by John Kennedy Toole is about a bona-fide dyed-in-the-wool gamma male who bumbles his way through life. He is the kind of guy who goes to movies specifically to hate on...