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Building A Better Dungeon Crawl
SI san il defanso Updated July 30, 2019 1699   0
I should really like dungeon crawl board games. I like D&D, I like fighting monsters, and I love collecting sweet, sweet loot. But in spite of all those predelictions, I have played few dungeon crawling board games that I have loved. As I've become more involved both in D&D and in playing classic computer RPGs, I've wondered why most dungeon crawling board games have left me cold.
Mare Nostrum
U ubarose Updated July 26, 2019 1858   0

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Mare Nostrum, designed by Serge Laget was first published in 2003. Inspired by Civilization, Mare Nostrum also incorporated mechanics inspired by other popular board games including Settlers of Catan, Risk, Diplomacy and Citadels. It is considered by many to be one of the earliest examples of a successful Eurogame/Ameritrash hybrid.
Dunwich Legacy
T thegiantbrain Updated July 21, 2019 1092   0

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This is the first of a series of articles looking at the individual scenarios of Arkham Horror The Card Game, starting with the Dunwich Legacy expansion. These are my impressions after playing through the scenario at least once and will be focusing on the mechanics and how those reinforce the story elements of a given scenario. These articles will contain extensive spoilers and assume a familiarity with the terms and mechanics of the game. Please do not read on if you have not played the scenario in the title yet. If this is your first contact...
We've Got the Fear
T thegiantbrain Updated July 17, 2019 1047   0
Convention season is upon us once more. Gencon and Essen are on the horizon and following close behind them are thousands of new releases. Our news feeds will be flooded by tantalising tabletop treasures, but with so many shiny baubles how do we avoid just buying the game that gets the biggest advertising splash, the most shoutouts on social media and the biggest names showing it off?
Merchants & Marauders
U ubarose Updated July 19, 2019 1843   0

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The smell of the salt breeze. The creak of rigging in the air. You’re in sight of the port of Tobago, when you see a ship off in the distance, on an intercept course. Word from the crows-nest is that the ship has run up the fleur-de-lis. The French Navy! You order the crew to man their stations and load the cannons. As the larger ship draws closer, volleys of fire are exchanged, shattering masts and shredding sails. All at once, grappling hooks sail from the enemy ship. They’re trying to board! As the enemy pours onto your ship,...
Ben's Magmic Battleforge - A Painting Guide
O oberael Updated July 18, 2019 1030   0

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Finally, GW has produced a piece of dwarf - sorry, duardin - themed scenery. Fyreslayers got a very nice new update recently which included three Magmic Invocation models, and a Magmic Battleforge that provides a couple of interesting buffs to everyone's favourite flame-haired fanatics. I was really excited for this release and so set to painting the invocations and the forge as soon as I got them home. Since I wasn't overly keen on the example on the box for the forge (way too much gold) I decided to go with something that meshed more nicely with the colours...
We Need to Talk about Thurn and Taxis
W WadeMonnig Updated July 13, 2019 1752   1

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Dude, look! It’s Budweis! And Pilsen!
Flashback Friday - Chaos in the Old World - Love It of Hate It? Do You Still Play It?
U ubarose Updated July 05, 2019 2133   0

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Michael "Egg Shen" Nadeau had this to say about Chaos in the Old World:
Wiz-War
U ubarose June 28, 2019 1690   0

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Capture the flag with wizards and spells. Wiz-War was first published in 1985 by Jolly Games. The first edition of the game had photocopied chits and rules and the board tiles were silk screened by hand by Tom Jolly. Game materials were inproved over the next serveral editions. It went out of print after it's 7th edition which was published in 1997. Fantasy Flight Games published the 8th edition in 2012. It is considered a "beer & pretzels" game. Do you agree? What do you think of Wiz-Wars? Do you have a...
Titan Board Game
U ubarose Updated June 20, 2019 1238   0

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This week we are flashing way back with Titan, which was originally published in 1980. It was out of print for 10 years, from 1998 until 2008 when Valley Games published a new edition.  It has been called a "Masterpeice of Ameritrash design." It has also been called a "fragile blood bath." What do you think? Love it or hate it? Do you still play it?
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