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.