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Modular Wargaming Terrain: A Low Cost How-to DIY

An important but often overlooked part of miniature wargaming is the terrain. If you spend countless hours painting and perfecting your models, why not spend at least a fraction of that time on the board on which you will be playing? Well, cost would be a big reason. If you are a Warhammer or Warhammer 40K player, …

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GenCon 2018 Review: The Games

To remind you, last year was all about Adrenaline, Evolution and Viral and there were several great games this year, too, though I’m not sure if there are any I liked quite as much as the above.  I also found our group weirdly ill-prepared for some of the group sizes we had, lacking Glory to Rome …

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Do Complex Games Need a Quick or EZ Mode?

I’ve been working on Cage Match (new site!) for nearly a year now, and the game is great, but one piece of feedback I’ve gotten is that there’s a lot going on.  More than one person suggested that it would be nice if there was an easy or quick mode to the game. The thing is, …

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Making Epic Decks: Part 3 of 3

So at this point, you should have a path to victory and a bread-and-butter offense card, plus any additional offense needed to finish off an opponent.  Therefore, you’ve probably got 7-9 cards of your deck already filled out.  Now it’s just about supporting those cards. 4.  Support cards: What a deck needs now is support …

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Making Epic Decks Part 2 of 3

Continuing the guidelines on building a good Epic Duels deck.  So you know why you’re doing a deck, and you know, typically in a combination of 4-6 cards, it’s path to victory.  Now what? 3.  Bread-and-butter offense: I used to call this the “signature card” but bread-and-butter is a better descriptor, and I’m intentionally adding …

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Terraforming Mars Championship at GenCon Aug 2-4

If you’re going to GenCon this year from Aug 2-5, there’s still time to get in on the Terraforming Mars Championship, officially sanctioned by Stronghold Games! Sign up now! If you’re thinking of going to GenCon, it’s not too late to get tickets. Get a badge! Join the wait list at hotels — things typically will …

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Oh man, Oh Jeez: A Rick and Morty Munchkin Review

With the recent news that Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon’s television show Rick and Morty has been renewed for a massive 70 more episodes, I thought it was a great time to review the Rick and Morty version of Munchkin. Overview This game is just Steve Jackson’s Munchkin but with a Rick and Morty theme …

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Yee-haw, I reckon it’s time for a review of: BANG!

During our most recent neighborhood game night, I dusted off my copy of Bang! The spaghetti western inspired card game of bluffing in poorly executed old west accents and cowardly hiding behind barrels. Well maybe that’s just me. We had 7 people who wanted to play a game and after explaining to everyone how problematic …

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