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Strategies, Variants, Player Aids and Tips.

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Empty Shelves
S Sagrilarus Updated October 29, 2018 1650   0
This Summer I moved for the first time in 22 years.  That's a long time, especially when the house you're moving from has ample storage.  I don't recommend houses with ample storage, as it's likely you'll use it, and that's not doing you any favors.  This is particularly true when your hobby requires big clunky boxes of different sizes to be kept over extended periods of time.
Painting Minis
SI san il defanso Updated May 16, 2018 2067   0
Have you been making excuses for not painting the miniatures in your game collection?
Foam Fetish
MT Matt Thrower Updated July 24, 2017 6036   0
Regular readers will know I have a bit of a foam fetish. I’m sure it started when I discovered a hand-painted figure I’d slaved over had worn, even through a coat of varnish. Now I’m not happy with anything painted, no matter who painted it, unless I can be confident it’s cushioned in acres of sweet, soft foam. This proves a bit of an issue if you start collecting Fantasy Flight’s pre-painted Star Wars miniatures or, indeed, miniatures of any kind. For a lot of games regularly-shaped foam pockets are sufficient. They’re great for storing X-Wing...
Foam-ing at the Mouth
MT Matt Thrower Updated March 06, 2017 6706   0
Hello. My name it Matt and I am a foamaholic. It started at my high school role-playing games club. Everyone running a game would want to bring in painted miniatures for the session. Some of the older kids had folders of foam-lined cardboard to cushion the transport. They claimed these came from electrical component boxes, but I never managed to snag one. So, each week I endured the misery of seeing hours of painting work ruined by chips and wear. It gave me a fetish for varnish: even now I double-coat...
Battlestar Galactica board game
W wadenels Updated May 07, 2019 2857   0

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As requested in the "RIP BSG?" thread, here are our group's mini-campaign rules for BSG.
MIKE’S TOP TEN ANTICIPATED BOARDGAMES OF 2017
ES Egg Shen Updated February 19, 2017 7816   0
So I’ve taken a cursory glance at all of the announced titles that are expected to come out in 2017 and whipped up a Top Ten.  These are the games that make me lose sleep at night because I’m obsessing about them like some love struck teenager.  That gentle cooing and deep sighing you hear is me looking lovingly at a Polaroid of the game in the number one spot.  You creeped out?  Wanna turn back?  Too late, OFF WE GO!
The Beauty of Favored Ground.
S Sagrilarus Updated April 23, 2019 5048   0

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There wasn’t much time left this past week so we sat down to a game of No Thanks. This is a quick game by any standard (even by the standard of the two prior games of Biblios, a quick game all its own.) But in spite of that No Thanks presents a bit of magic in the play that I usually just refer to as “favored ground”. As far as I’m concerned favored ground is a seriously cool thing to have in a game, but it will take a bit of explaining to describe how No...
Paint Jobs and Firing Arcs.
S Sagrilarus Updated September 14, 2015 5534   0
I'm consigning games through a "local" game shop and had $60 in store credit so far, so I'm filling gaps in my Wings of War/Glory collection. That may be a surprise for some of you -- I have over 40 planes currently so there isn't a lot of point to purchasing any more. The most I’ve ever played with is 25. But I like to have pairs of each model so that anyone picking a particular plane to play can have a wingman, a dogfight concept since Boelcke established the fundamental rules of air combat early in World War...
heroscape game
S Sagrilarus Updated April 23, 2019 8900   0

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"Why can't WE play that?" That was the response my buddy Steve blurted out when I told him what we had played when he was away at Gencon. He and Chris, the regular host of my Tuesday night gaming session had traveled to Indianapolis and in their absence I had thrown out the question to the usual suspects – “anyone want to head...
Settlers of Catan
S Sagrilarus Updated January 28, 2015 8187   0
"Not liking Settlers is trendy. It's a way of declaring you're on the inside now, not willing to settle for a formerly-inside-but-now-outside game. I have no doubt that it's not a favorite for plenty of people, but you can say that about any game. Coming out of the closet about Settlers has a hipster quality to it. You're not merely above the rabble, you're above the rabblish part of the non-rabble." The above...
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