I thought I’d take a break from game reviews and share some thoughts on tools that I use to enhance my gaming experience. No, I’m not talking about screwdrivers or hammers but rather a few computer, smartphone and tablet tools I’ve found very useful. No doubt it you search the internet or your phone or […]
As reported during my interview with Andrew Hackard and Phil Reed of Steve Jackson Games, SJG is going to produce Car Wars next year. This was certainly a great thing to hear as I can say the title was one of the games Elliott, our friends, and I played quite a bit in high school. […]
Once again I thought I’d lay out a few obvious, or at least obvious to me, thoughts about how to do your best to make your convention going experiences great for yourself and others since the con season is getting into swing. For the most part, these tidbits don’t require a whole lot of thought […]
This time, rather than reviewing a game, I thought it would be cathartic to rant about some of my intense hatred for online multiplayer & MMO’s. Try to understand, I am fully aware of the appeal for these options in gaming, I just fail to see why most core gamers feel the need to be such douche bags […]
I thought I’d share some tips to jazz up your Mansions of Madness games. In reality, this applies to any game that comes with 20-30mm figures as well, such as Castle Ravenloft, Gears of War, DUST, and so forth. The miniatures pictured are from Elliott’s copy of Mansions of Madness, which he asked of me […]
The following interview was conducted by Byron Collins, from Collins Epic Wargames in regards to the artwork in the Frontline General: Spearpoint 1943 expansion currently on Kickstarter: Below is an interview with this game’s artist from Bonn, Germany, Marc von Martial. You’ll also get to see some more game artwork previews supporting the interview. Marc […]
As I mentioned in the news section of our last show, I’ve been introduced to a fantastic podcast that goes by the name of We’re Alive. The show harkens back to the days when radio ruled the air and is the tale of survivors of a zombie apocalypse. The story takes place in L.A. and […]
We don’t make it a secret around here of our unadulterated love of just about all things GMT. Not only does the company consistently provide some of the best thinking man/woman’s strategy games available – bar none – but also we find that the publisher is made up of some of the finest, stand up […]
In this, the third segment in our guide to painting miniatures, I’m going to tackle your final – and most important - pieces of equipment: brushes and paints. It’s important to keep in mind that without quality brushes and paints that will meet your needs your first forays in painting will become nothing more than experiments in frustration. Follow these simple recommendations and smooth sailing lays ahead.
I have fond memories of popping into what might be the premiere location in Chicago to buy magazines, the Six Corners City News Stand located on Cicero near Irving Park Road. I’m pretty sure the place is still kicking although I’m sure that they don’t carry the same number of table top gaming related mags as they once did. Honestly, I don’t think there’s a single U.S. based mass market magazine still being sold so I wouldn’t be shocked if they didn’t carry any.
As we rapidly approach our one year anniversary, we’ve decided to move away from having an affiliation with any gaming retailers. It’s not that we have anything against any company, it’s simply the fact that it will free us up to share with you the best deals from anyone and everyone. So if Funagain Games has a big sale going on, we’ll bring that info to you. The same goes for Troll and Toad, Thoughthammer, Noble Knight, and anyone else out there.
Once you’ve been able to prepare your figures by removing flash and mold lines, it’s time to apply primer. It’s important to remember that acrylic paint doesn’t adhere very well to bare metal, plastic, or resin. If you’re going to devote time and energy to carefully painting your little miniature wonders you want to make sure that paint job is going to last a good long time.
Everyone loves the look of sharply painted miniatures on the tabletop. Many gamers assume that the art of presenting stylish and eye grabbing figures are beyond their skills but those same people would be amazed by the results they can achieve by following some rather simple steps.
So, you've played Neuroshima Hex and some of it's expansions. Intrigued,you picked up a copy of the Neuroshima Hex: Duels expansion in 2009, and rushed out to get 51st State, the new card game just released in the USA from Toy Vault.
All of these games say "Based on the world of the Neuroshima RPG".
What the heck is the Neuroshima RPG?
For those who enjoy a good list. Here is a by no means exhaustive list of the Cthulhu Mythos themed board and card games out there. I did not include the RPG, or the CCG that no longer is in print. Please lose 1d4 SAN after reading.
Many of our friends in the gaming industry utilize what’s known as a P500 preorder system. Companies such as GMT, Lock ‘n Load, and others have adopted this business model and, interestingly enough, many gamers don’t realize exactly what the P500 entails. Basically, P500 is designed to create a steady cash flow for some of […]