New Kickstarter — Dragonlock 3: 3D-Printable Terrain

New Kickstarter — Dragonlock 3: 3D-Printable Terrain

While I’m a big fan of DIY gaming terrain from foam and cardboard and other materials, I’m also a major proponent of 3D printed terrain and the companies/organizations that provide it. Just Google “3D print game terrain” and prepare to spend hours and hours browsing photos and videos and product lines… all related to the hobby of creating and printing plastic terrain for gaming purposes. Read More

Stack Overflow: The Word of the Day Is ‘Random’

Stack Overflow: The Word of the Day Is ‘Random’

Well, summer’s over and the kids are back to school… and I’m sitting here staring at a tower of books that Jack could climb to go and find the Golden Goose and another stack that my kids could use to build a pretty cool fort. Below is my attempt at offering up some books I enjoyed reading over the last few months but haven’t yet been able to share with our readers. There’s no overall theme here unless you consider James-Has-No-Free-Space-On-His-Desk a valid one. I sure do. Read More

We’re Losing Him! – Race the Clock to Save Lives in ‘Paramedics: Clear!’

We’re Losing Him! – Race the Clock to Save Lives in ‘Paramedics: Clear!’

‘Paramedics: Clear!’ is a fast-paced game for 1-4 players. Players are tasked with stabilizing and saving the lives of numerous accident victims over three rounds of pulse-pounding pressure. A real-time clock is ticking as you try to obtain supplies to stabilize your passengers and get them to the hospital. Too slow or make a mistake, and you should plan to stop at the morgue instead. Read More

A Long Time Ago in a Wargame Far, Far Away…

A Long Time Ago in a Wargame Far, Far Away…

Fantasy Flight Games has ‘X-Wing Miniatures’ that is still one of the top-selling (by units) miniatures games around and ‘Imperial Assault’ also made the 2016 Top 10 List by dollar amount. So it should come as no surprise that FFG might look for more game options to explore in the SW Universe. Say hello to ‘Star Wars: Legion.’ Read More

Side-by-Side Comparison: ‘Frostgrave’/’Ghost Archipelago’ (Plus Battle Report!)

Side-by-Side Comparison: ‘Frostgrave’/’Ghost Archipelago’ (Plus Battle Report!)

One of the highlights of my Gen Con 50 trip was getting to play a game of ‘Frostgrave’ with its creator, Joe McCullough. Joe was at Gen Con to promote his new spin-off game, ‘Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago.’ I’m going to do a side-by-side comparison (of sorts) between the original ‘Frostgrave’ and ‘Ghost Archipelago,’ pointing out similarities and differences. When the comparisons are done, I also want to share with you the battle report from my game with Joe and two friends. Read More

Gaming and Crafting with the Kids – Part II

Gaming and Crafting with the Kids – Part II

Terrain creation and painting minis are two key hands-on activities you’ll discover if you investigate Frostgrave. I am absolutely loving creating the ruins other terrain items. I’ve done my best to get them to help me, and they have learned how to be careful with a glue gun as well as some painting techniques, but being kids… they just want to get to the game. Read More