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RDTN Episode 161: Pandemic-Fall of Rome, Black Orchestra, Scorpius Freighter

Time for a new year and we are trying to get things planned, at least for the first quarter. But to get the New Year started off right, we bring you three game discussions and a discussion about doughnuts. One game we got to play was the new one from AEG called Scorpius Freighter. What makes this game different is the three action tracks. You have to advance around them to get things done, but each track is a game timer and when one of the tracks meets the requirement for game end, it is done. Very interesting mechanic and one making us wonder how we could have done it different. It is also one of those games that it ends and you just don’t believe you have enough time to get it all done. You must be efficient, or so it seems. Marty got to play the new Pandemic: Fall of Rome and I got in Black Orchestra. Both coop games and based on our discussion with each other, we both want to get together and play them again. I really did enjoy Black Orchestra and hope to get my wife to try it since she is a big co

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Post 100! What a Long, Strange, Trip it Has Been!

Well folks, it's a day late, but I am ready to announce our prize winner for our first painting contest! Apache 6 has won with a majority of the votes for his entry:He'll be receiving our grand prize entry, and we ask that he gets in touch with us so we can get him his prizes!Thanks to all the contributors and we'll be running another contest in the Spring!Now, it's post 100, and I just want to say to our 60,000+ page views, and 52 followers one word:Wow. When I began this blog a year ago, I never thought it would have this level of support and fans that would have people clambering for more. I promise to have more of my own work up..and there is another arena I plan to be delving into soon..3D printing. My parents thoughtfully, and I mean thoughtfully got me a Photon brand 3D Printer and I am devouring the owner's manual as we speak. Perhaps a 20mm LAV-75 is finally in the offing? But I have a lot to learn about making an STL file, let alone printing something out, so I will keep you all posted as to wh

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Post 100! What a Long, Strange Trip it Has Been!

Well folks, it's a day late, but I am ready to announce our prize winner for our first painting contest! Apache 6 has won with a majority of the votes for his entry:He'll be receiving our grand prize entry, and we ask that he gets in touch with us so we can get him his prizes!Thanks to all the contributors and we'll be running another contest in the Spring!Now, it's post 100, and I just want to say to our 60,000+ page views, and 52 followers one word:Wow. When I began this blog a year ago, I never thought it would have this level of support and fans that would have people clambering for more. I promise to have more of my own work up..and there is another arena I plan to be delving into soon..3D printing. My parents thoughtfully, and I mean thoughtfully got me a Photon brand 3D Printer and I am devouring the owner's manual as we speak. Perhaps a 20mm LAV-75 is finally in the offing? But I have a lot to learn about making an STL file, let alone printing something out, so I will keep you all posted as to wh

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Man, Have I Been Prolific This Month! And, Some News of Interest.

I seem to keep writing a lot for the blog these days, and the painting contest is currently being judged. I encourage all of my readers to sign in and make their vote known. I'd like to see more responses as we had five entries, and all of them look like the contestants did their very best.Also, I found out a couple of months late, but Wargames Illustrated did an article about using Twilight: 2000 as a miniature wargames background! Yep, that's right. In WI 373. there's a lavishly illustrated article that includes rules reviews, figure reviews (including a few I was kinda "meh" on, but YMMV), and a good summary of the Vistula Trilogy.Cover of WI 373, image taken from WI website.In short, if you don't have a copy, go out and get one. It's a good read for those just getting into this as a milleu.Come the new year, I plan on getting some forward momentum on my own Twilight: 2000 miniatures and to figure out how I am going to work things out vis a vis doing Iran during the Twilight War in 20mm. I have a fan proje

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Submissions are Closed, and the Voting is Upon US!

Well, everyone! Our call for submissions has ended, and we have five submissions for people to judge and vote on. Please come on down to the Facebook page, and vote. You have until midnight on December 30th to cast your vote.Just to give you all an idea of what we got for submissions this year, I have decided to post one picture from each entry.So come on down and vote, our submitting artists would appreciate it after the hard work they have put in.

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Unsung Heroes of the Horus Heresy: We Have Winners!

After a slight delay that was mostly my fault for not checking a calendar, I’ve tabulated the scores from the three judges, added up the totals, and we have winners! Before they’re announced, I’d like to commend everyone who submitted an entry – they showed genuine effort and a love for the hobby, and the race was, in several cases, quite close. I’ve got several new favorite characters now, even if none of them were from my beloved VI and VIIth Legions. I’d also like to thank our amazing sponsors, who have been super-supportive: Seriously, they’re all amazing. And now, the winners! Primarch: Best Overall in Both Narrative and Miniatures Centurion Cjarn of the Iron Warriors Fabricator-General: Best Miniature Siege-Breaker Jivan of the Iron Warriors Remembrancer: Best Narrative Hallinax the Kind (or…Soul-Flayer) of the Night Lords And those, ladies and gentlemen, are your winners. For those interested in browsing the entries, you can find each one below:

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Painting Contest Developments!

Hey all, I got prizes in from Ehliem Figures and Michael Moore (Thank You very much, guys!), as well as a couple packs of the old Grenadier Twilight: 2000 line up for grabs for this thing. And, they're the Post Apoc "Gaslands" inspired line for Ehliem, which I reviewed in an earlier blogpost, Well, having seen some of the stuff in person? I am impressed. I am still trying to lock down the Game Craft Miniatures gift certificate, but if any other manufacturers see this and want to contribute to the prize pool, it's not too late!Remember These Beauties?So, get your entries in, you only have until this coming Sunday, and then, voting begins on the Facebook page, so don't forget to like the page, so you can vote for your faves! (I will be also posting pics here, and Grimace of the Good Luck, You're on Your Own newsletter will also be posting your entries.)So I forgot to mention what needs to be included with your entries:1. Good pictures. Sadly, we cannot judge your stuff in person, so good pics are going to

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RDTN Episode 160: Fireball Island, Victorian Masterminds, Blackstone Fortress

It has been six years since we started this podcast and there is no stopping us now. We are having such a good time, we are having a ball and so we aren’t going to stop now. And to celebrate the 6th year, we are giving stuff away because based on how Marty assembles a leaf bagger for his mower, this could have been it. He survived and shared his exploits in this episode. Marty’s is joined by his oldest son, Adam, and they discuss the new Warhammer Quest game Blackstone Fortress. I got an early listen and I hope I get a play of this soon. I am sure he will talk some more about it with all three boys at home over the holidays. Fireball Island was on the table and it is what it is. What do I mean by that? It is a very light game that brought out the laughs. We were cheering more for the marbles than anything else in that game. I am sure as it hits the table more, we will discover some strategy and game play that we missed in the initial plays. Finally, CMON’s new game Victorian Masterminds got some plays. This i

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Season's Greetings From 500 Miles! And, a CONTEST!!!

From our friends at Podcast at Ground Zero!Well, a chill is in the air, and Cyber Monday is upon us.  Why, even the rad count is down to "acceptable levels", and the chem sniffer has taken a break from sounding an alarm. And all our happy members are wishing for gaming goodies, full stills, and of course, more ammo. But hey, on a more page related note, I challenge my readers to post here or at the FB page some of their milleu related winter stuff..in fact, let's make this a contest!1st Annual "500 Miles Holiday Painting Contest"Rules: Paint a miniature or group of miniatures (this includes terrain) in either 15, 20 or 28mm scale (sorry 6mm folks, perhaps next time) in a winter setting suitable for Twilight: 2000. Entries can be sent to 500milest2k@gmail.com and will be judged by the members of the 500 Miles Facebook Page. They can be infantry, vehicles, or even a diorama!It must be an original work, and not have submitted for anywhere else, online or offline.Prize: I will put forward two

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RDTN Episode 158: Arkham Horror, Shadows:Amsterdam, Hail Hydra

The annual BooBQ event at Marty’s happened and we got not only our feedbags on, but we also got some gaming on. We were able to play the new edition of Arkham Horror. If you have never have played Arkham, recommend that you do, but find someone that knows how to play to teach you and doesn’t add house rules. The rules are tough to get through the first time, but worth the reward. The game can be really intense at times, especially when things might hinge on the balance of a dice roll here and there. Overall, a great gaming experience and a must have in the coop collection. We also got to play Shadows: Amsterdam, which was excited to play after seeing it at Gen Con. I really enjoy Mysterium and Codenames and, in my opinion, this is a smash-up of both games. If you enjoy the real-time mechanic in a board game, then you need to try this game when it comes out. Extraordinary Adventures: Pirates is a light racing game that is currently on Kickstarter and has funded. This will be one game where you can introduce pe

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Unsung Heroes of the Heresy: It’s the Final Countdown!

Halloween is almost upon us, and with it the end of the Unsung Heroes of the Heresy contest! Get those entries in! All you need is a single painted figure and a story, up to 2000 words in length, telling the tale of your original creation Independent Character. The Centurion who held the line against all costs. The Lord Militant whose sword is stained with the blood of transhuman foes. What’s at stake? $100’s of prizes from:   So get those entries in! The contest closes on October 31st – which practically means whenever I check my email on the 1st. Good luck to everyone who is entering.

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Unsung Heroes of the Heresy: There is Yet Time!

We’re headed into the middle of October, but there’s still plenty of time to enter the Unsung Heroes of the Heresy contest! All you need is a single painted figure and a story, up to 2000 words in length, telling the tale of your original creation Independent Character. The Centurion who held the line against all costs. The Lord Militant whose sword is stained with the blood of transhuman foes. What’s at stake? $100’s of prizes from:

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