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Still crazy with Dungeons and Dragons, after all these years..

See this little guy?  He’s visually significant.  Someone in the Scrummers suggested we try good old fashioned Dungeons and Dragons for one of our game night choices.  I enthusiastically agreed, as did my son Garrett.  Enthusiastic.. despite D&D not being very “old fashioned” any more.  I haven’t played the game in at least 20 years or more so I know I’m too rusty to weigh in on the virtues of the current version 5.0.  I have been listening perhaps the best and funniest podcast on playing a roleplaying game ever, BRIAN POSEHN’S NERD POKER, on Apple Podcasts for the last 3 years or more– including a long break as they departed Earwolf and set  up shop independently.   Under the DM Dan Telfer (as good of a DM and storyteller as any player could wish for), the players have transitioned from the D&D ver 2 that I pretty much grew up with and used forever to the newest version 5.0 which is far more in depth than the version I got used to (inconsistencies and all). B

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News Collider - Dune, Labyrinth, Age of Steam and Die Hard

There is an important mantra in the world of tabletop gaming “the dice must flow”, to misquote a famous sci-fi novel.  When we started this little weekly news roundup we were worried that there may be one or two games a week we could mention. We were wrong, as yet again we are faced with a pile of board game news bigger than a spice worm's… melange deposit.This week we've got exciting news about a Dune reprint, a new Die Hard board game and news on a D&D movie and a tabletop gaming TV show.Read more »

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News Collider - Board Game News - Batman, Fallout, Judge Dredd, Pathfinder and Critical Role

IP IP Hooray! You can’t swing a News Collider in here without hitting at least one license tie-in and this week we have Fallout Vaults, Talisman Batman, Wildlands Judge Dredd, Unmatched Buffy the Vampire Slayer and a Critical Role comic book.  Plus Steve & Jon head to the tabletop games convention, Airecon and why boardgame can help you live longer.Read more »

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News Collider - Board Game News 6/3/2019

The rest of the Polyhedron Collider crew are getting all excited about going to Airecon tomorrow. They’re running around the office like a group of six-year olds after a bin bag full of Haribo, arguing over what games to play while extolling the virtues of cream teas and raspberry mojitos. I, however, am stuck at the news desk trying to get some actual work done.And there’s plenty to write about, from more Harry Potter, more Ghostbusters and more Monopoly and Cluedo/Clue versions. Maybe I should just go ridicule Andy for his game choices.Read more »

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News Collider – Board Games News 13/2/2019

There’s more news this week than you can shake a stick at, though how shaking a stick at something is a metric for anything is beyond me.  It’s barely an SI unit and has that stick been properly calibrated? Is there traceability on its origin? Has the stick shaking been taking place in a controlled environment? It just makes you want to hark back to pre-decimal days. So this week we present to you several Cow’s Grass (look it up) of news.Read more »

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Countdown to ScrumCON 2019

Our little jury rigged community effort convention is a mere short two weeks away (less, even). Video courtesy of Ellen Levy. Advertisements __ATA.cmd.push(function() { __ATA.initSlot('atatags-26942-5c5c6bd3af6a0', { collapseEmpty: 'before', sectionId: '26942', width: 300, height: 250 }); }); __ATA.cmd.push(function() { __ATA.initSlot('atatags-114160-5c5c6bd3af6a3', { collapseEmpty: 'before', sectionId: '114160', width: 300, height: 250 }); });

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News Collider – Board Game News 6/2/2019

It’s amazing what you discover when panning for golden nuggets of board game news.  Today I learnt that Ascension is still a thing, and that psychical expansions are still being made. And do you know what, it made me smile.Other things that might make you smile are a new version of Castles of Burgandy, a Mystic Vale video game and the end of The Big Bang Theory.Read more »

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January Games

We got in a few games over the holidaze in December, and kind of tried to keep the ball rolling into the new year...Tuesday, 1 January 2019We started the new year off with a bang by having Kurtis and Brent over to play a few games.To start off Kurtis, Brent, Amanda and I played a game of Nations. I played Rome, Amanda played Greece, Kurtis played Egypt, and Brent played Persia.This was a bit of a departure from the last few games I’ve played where I played China and tried to focus on Stability and Grain production and more or less ignore military and wars and stuff and grow population as much as possible to get piles of meeples on industrial age buildings at the end of the game for loads of victory points.It hasn’t worked. I always end up going last (because military determines turn order) and get nothing good and never, EVER get to use my special ability (first to pass gain extra grain…)So, I thought I’d go a different direction and do military….It didn’t really work out either…There were startlingly few bui

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News Collider – Board Game News 30/01/2019

Its time for our weekly out pouring of “ooh, look at the shinies” as we collate some of the brightest tabletop game news from the last seven days.Speaking of shinies we have Matt Leacock’s latest endeavour, which you can be seen in our header image and there isn’t a disease in site (because all the plague ridden rats will be in the basements), as well as all the latest news from Portal Con. Read more »

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Tome of Zziizzaazz

My son has started a blog of his own: the Tome of Zziizzaazz!There he plans to chronicle the adventures of his character in the new D&D 5E campaign he is starting in tomorrow (with the same group that just wrapped up a campaign this past December, that they'd been playing for three years!). Also I think he plans to share character concepts he comes up with for various other role-playing games. I hope he chronicles the Dungeon Crawl Classics Campaign he is running now, and some of the other campaigns he is playing in.If this sounds like your kind of thing, head on over and check it out - maybe leave a comment welcoming him to the blog-o-verse. In Other News:I've been adding pages and updating gallery pages (you can see them over to the left there...) and added a subscribe by email gadget - so you can get Tim's Miniature Wargaming Blog goodness delivered right to your email inbox!Coming Soon to Tim's Miniature Wargaming Blog:Painting updates... a round-up of games we played this month... Some news abou

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News Collider - Board Game News 23/01/19

It's Wednesday so that can only really mean one thing, it's board game news day!This week we look to the heavens and gaze upon the red seas of Mars. We dream of terraforming it only to find it's infested with robots, Skrulls, and roll and write games.  So join us as we discover Legacy games from Stronghold, Big Trouble in Little China and some beautiful Harry Potter miniatures.Read more »

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News Collider - Board Game News 16/01/19

Judging by the Fellowship of the Ring theme being blared out of Steve’s laptop speaker, it’s safe to say that he’s a little excited about our first news article today. And so he should be because there’s a lot to get excited for this week; such as a Dice Forge expansion, a series of gateway games from Board & Dice, another board game set in the Expanse universe (or should that be solar system) and, a sequel to Ganz Schön Clever. Of course there’s also a new Lord of the Rings board game coming out.Read more »

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News Collider - Board Game News 9/1/19

Welcome to the sleepy suburb of boardgamesville. That elegant chirping you can hear is the early morning bird song of the lesser spotted News Collider. It wakes at dawn, ready to catch juicy tabletop gaming news worms to feed to its nest of board game chicks.Today the lesser spotted News Collider has managed to bring back a bounty of board game news including housing developments, bird watching and dungeon Disney damsels – enjoy!Read more »

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