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Battlestar Galactica starfighter combat using X-Wing rules

Posted on July 22nd, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

My friend Jim and I must be part of the extremely rare group people on the planet who’s very very first X-Wing: the Miniatures game battle was not even in the Star Wars universe. We’re probably the only ones ever to have their very first X-Wing game no…

Is this movie supposed to be Shadowrun?

Posted on July 21st, 2017 under , . Posted by

Shadowrun was an RPG from the good old days in the 1980s from FASA that mixed cyberpunk with elements of fantasy like Orcs and magic.  Very well known..This new movie trailer, called Bright, starring Will Smith, sure looks like Shadowrun minus the…

Painting the bombastic and pompous Stormcast Eternals (my workbench)

Posted on July 20th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Anyone into miniature wargaming has been familiar these last two years with what happened with Warhammer Fantasy. I sympathized with the people who loved GW’s Old World and who had massive armies even though I did not have a dog in the fight. I general…

Why… kids today are spoiled.. they do not have to wax in their dice :-)

Posted on July 16th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

I got into a conversation with this owner of a large gaming store here in my city once, and he did not believe me when I said that in the early 80s, we had to wax in our own dice..Back then, I found d10s so.. futuristic! I’ve never saw anything like th…

Why… kids today are spoiled.. do not have to wax in their dice :-)

Posted on July 16th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

I got into a conversation with this owner of a large gaming store here in my city once, and he did not believe me when I said that in the early 80s, we had to wax in our own dice..Back then, I found d10s so.. futuristic! I’ve never seen anything like t…

Avast me hearties… tried out Sails of Glory..

Posted on July 8th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

About a year ago, I bought Sails of Glory by Ares Games and finally got around to playing it today with my friend Jim.I was looking forward to playing some ship combat these last couple of days. I love the Age of Sail, especially the Pirate Age. I am n…

Avast me hearties… tried out Sails of Glory..

Posted on July 8th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

About a year ago, I bought Sails of Glory by Ares Games and finally got around to playing it today with my friend Jim.I was looking forward to playing some ship combat these last couple of days. I love the Age of Sail, especially the Pirate Age. I am n…

EnWorld interview with Guy McLimore about the late, great FASA Star Trek RPG

Posted on July 8th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

My first RPG gaming love was FASA’s Star Trek RPG, which I played from 1984 to about 1987, and then used Gurps rules to convert our FASA characters, but stay in the FASA universe, for another 4 years after that, to about 1991.I was very bitter about wh…

EnWorld interview with Guy McLimore about the late, great FASA Star Trek RPG

Posted on July 8th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

My first RPG gaming love was FASA’s Star Trek RPG, which I played from 1984 to about 1987, and then used Gurps rules to convert our FASA characters, but stay in the FASA universe, for another 4 years after that, to about 1991.I was very bitter about wh…

Light boardgames night

Posted on July 1st, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

I sat down today with my friends Jim and Pixie to play two light worker placement and area control games…Lords of Waterdeep by Wizards of the Coastand Mission: Red Planet (second edition) by Fantasy Flight GamesPixie came wearing a dice necklace for …

Light boardgames night

Posted on July 1st, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

I sat down today with my friends Jim and Pixie to play two light resource management/worker placement and area control games…Lords of Waterdeep by Wizards of the Coastand Mission: Red Planet (second edition) by Fantasy Flight GamesPixie came wearing …

Getting started for Kings of War with an undead Army first Part 1

Posted on June 30th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

I never had the opportunity to get into Warhammer Fantasy Battles when I got started in minis in 2007 as I was just getting into the hobby, and was exploring different brands and games.I found the fantasy side interesting, but every time I went to a GW…

Getting started for Kings of War with an undead Army first Part 1

Posted on June 30th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

I never had the opportunity to get into Warhammer Fantasy Battles when I got started in minis in 2007 as I was just getting into the hobby, and was exploring different brands and games.I found the fantasy side interesting, but every time I went to a GW…

Unboxing: Xia: Embers of a Forsaken Star (Kickstarter)

Posted on June 25th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I am a big space scoundrel Han Solo type of fan, as my friends can attest to. I RPGed back in the 80s a lot of merchant trader campaigns in Traveller, Star Trek and Star Wars.I naturally Kickstarted the game Xia: Legends of a Drift System a couple of y…

Unboxing: Xia: Embers of a Forsaken Star (Kickstarter)

Posted on June 25th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I am a big space scoundrel Han Solo type of fan, as my friends can attest to. I RPGed back in the 80s a lot of merchant trader campaigns in Traveller, Star Trek and Star Wars.I naturally Kickstarted the game Xia: Legends of a Drift System a couple of y…

New Frostgrave Magazine.. Christmas is early

Posted on June 22nd, 2017 under , , . Posted by

The creator of Frostgrave has announced an electronic Frostgrave magazine to be available out soon for $5.Count me in!

New Frostgrave Magazine.. Christmas is early

Posted on June 22nd, 2017 under , , . Posted by

The creator of Frostgrave has announced an electronic Frostgrave magazine to be available out soon for $5.Count me in!

Resolved to take better care of my paint brushes

Posted on June 18th, 2017 under Posted by

An art store near where I worked recently closed down after 100 years and moved away. Entire blocks here in Toronto are being demolished to make way for condos, and leases are not being renewed.Anyways, this has made me getting quality brushes a touch …

Resolved to take better care of my paint brushes

Posted on June 18th, 2017 under Posted by

An art store near where I worked recently closed down after 100 years and moved away. Entire blocks here in Toronto are being demolished to make way for condos, and leases are not being renewed.Anyways, this has made me getting quality brushes a touch …

Unboxing: Nemo’s War 2nd edition (Kickstarter)

Posted on June 18th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

I got this week a kickstarter I funded on January 2016, a year and a half-ago, Nemo’s War 2nd edition, by Victory Point Games.I have the first edition and played a round, as discussed here. The first edition is a charming solitaire game where you play …

Unboxing: Nemo’s War 2nd edition (Kickstarter)

Posted on June 18th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

I got this week a kickstarter I funded on January 2016, a year and a half-ago, Nemo’s War 2nd edition, by Victory Point Games.I have the first edition and played a round, as discussed here. The first edition is a charming solitaire game where you play …

Birthday present: 42 painted 40K Orks and Snotlings

Posted on June 16th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Today is my birthday.My friend Jeff gave me his collection of 40K Orks as a present, which surprised me. Touched and surprised to be honest. He is not a painter, and often buys painted armies off of ebay or locally. In the past, there was a local kid w…

Birthday present: 42 painted 40K Orks and Snotlings

Posted on June 16th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Today is my birthday.My friend Jeff gave me his collection of 40K Orks as a present, which surprised me. Touched and surprised to be honest. He is not a painter, and often buys painted armies off of ebay or locally. In the past, there was a local kid w…

It’s been enjoyable painting the wickedly evil Dark Eldar Wyches for Shadow War Armageddon

Posted on June 15th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

I had one session of the new Necromunda, Shadow War: Armageddon (as discussed here) and it did not go well for me. Undaunted, I promised my friend Jeff I’d try it again, but this time, with another race. After 10 years of being into the miniature scene…

It’s been enjoyable painting the wickedly evil Dark Eldar Wyches for Shadow War Armageddon

Posted on June 15th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

I had one session of the new Necromunda, Shadow War: Armageddon (as discussed here) and it did not go well for me. Undaunted, I promised my friend Jeff I’d try it again, but this time, with another race. After 10 years of being into the miniature scene…