Jeff McAleer

Jeff McAleer

Founder, editor-in-chief, and host of The Daily Dope and other TGG media. Jeff tackles any and all topics but his main gaming focus is war and strategy, RPGs, and miniatures. He's also a fan of independent and small press comics. Plus, Jeff is certainly never at a loss for an opinion...
  • Thoughts and Ramblings

    Geo-Politics and Gaming?

    You’d have to have been living under a rock not to realize that that this past Saturday marked the ninth anniversary of the September 11th attacks here in the US. I’d been bouncing around the idea of writing this and decided that today is probably a good day to post.…

  • On the Horizon

    I thought I’d take a moment or two to let folks know what’s on the horizon for the remainder of the month of September. We should be launching our biweekly podcast right around September 20th or so and our first episode will run approximately 30 minutes. Featuring Elliott Miller and…

  • Notes

    Our Review Ratings Explained

    I thought I’d take a moment to give a bit of a break down as to how we score games that we review. Of course we’ll give each game a number of plays before we come to our final judgment. Each review also includes our honest appraisal of the gameplay…

  • Gaming News

    FFG Brings Constantinopolis and Reiner Knizia’s Lord of the Rings Back to Print

    Now back in print and in a sleek new box, the cooperative game from Reiner Knizia… Lord of the Rings! Your task is to stop the Dark Lord Sauron from winning back the One Ring and destroy it in the volcanic fires of Mount Doom. Join Frodo and the Fellowship…

  • Thoughts and Ramblings

    Our Quick Interview with Jay Tummelson of Rio Grande Games

    There are a lot of great game companies out there and you can’t be a fan of gaming without being exposed to many of the great releases from Rio Grande Games. RGG founder, Jay Tummelson, was kind enough to agree to a short interview with myself and here’s how it went. Jeff…

  • Gaming News

    Adepticon 2011 Added to Upcoming Conventions

    Midwestern miniatures players rejoice because Adepticon is returning for their ninth year! We’ve just added info regarding the four day convention (April 1st – 4th, 2011 in Lombard, IL) to the Upcoming Convention page. From the Adepticon website: Last year over 1200 hobbyists took part in the fellowship, excitement, and enthusiasm…

  • Sneak Peeks

    Sneak Peek: Mousquetaires du Roy

    Coming up at this October’s game extravaganza in Essen, French publisher Ystari Games will reveal its first novel-to-game adaptation with the release of the semi-cooperative game Mousquetaires du Roy (“The King’s Musketeers”). In the standard game one player works against all the others, thus making it “semi-cooperative”, but will also include…

  • Gaming News

    Small World to Get a Bit More Crowded

    A new mini expansion for Small World seems to be slated for sometime before the new year. Details are sketchy for the release date (some websites are claiming November) but the title is a sure thing. It’s to be called Be Not Afraid… From Days of Wonder: There are many…

  • Thoughts and Ramblings

    Gaming Pet Peeves

    I ran across this thread over on Boardgame Geek and thought it would be interesting to share some people’s gaming pet peeves. Are you guilty of any of these breaches in etiquette? Or do some of the following frost your cookies when you run across them? I’ll be brutally honest…

  • Gaming News

    A Sky Full of Spies – FFG to Rerelease Mad Zepplin

    Fantasy Flight Games announced today that they will be republishing Mad Zepplin (last seen from AEG Games), a fast-paced card game of treachery and treason for 2 – 6 players. Set aboard an armored zeppelin, flying high above an Empire governed by a corrupt tyrant, players will take on the…

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