My Paradigm Shift: Why I Shop Online

The other day on Facebook I posed a question to my local gaming club of some 380+ members regarding a local store. More precisely, I asked: “Boardgame night seems to be taking off at Final Round, does anyone still game at Realms?”, both Final Round and Realms are local stores. The responses I received were…

RapierCon – A Great Con as Always!

This past weekend was spent at RapierCon down in Jacksonville, Florida. It’s a semi-regular trip I make to meet up with old friends and to meet new ones. I make this short trip (4-hour drive) about every two years and I always enjoy this convention. This year was no different, but before I get into…

Dice Shaming – Are You Guilty?

Are you guilty of shaming your die when it rolls poorly? If so, tell us or show us how you shame your dice. No bad roll should go unpunished! ~ Modoc Join the continued conversation at Boxcar Nation G+ community!

Inspiration! What’s Yours?

Inspiration. A simple word and yet it can be complex and diverse. I find inspiration all around me; in the books I read, the movies I watch, the conversations I have and even the wider world around me. We’re all inspired with regards to gaming. Regardless of whether we’re playing a boardgame or running an…

Refocusing on My Existing Game Collection

The other day I talked about not having enough time to give all my games (wargames & RPGs) the love they deserve. I have decided I am bound and determined to spread some of my gaming love around to other games in my collection. First up, will be wargame titled HopeliteĀ and an RPG titled Adventures…

Can’t Manage My Gaming Interests it Would Seem

I recently had a conversation with one of my good gaming buddy’s and reminded me we hadn’t gamed together in quite some time. He and I typically play hex-and-counter historical wargames. So, it got me thinking about why I hadn’t been playing wargames lately and it would seem that I have driven headlong into RPGs…

Bring on the Miniatures – Bolt Action

Recently I ventured into the realm of doing demoes for certain games published by a small number of companies. Just the other day I received my demo kit for the miniatures game Bolt Action by Warlord Games. What have I gotten myself into? That is a bolt load of miniatures to assemble and paint. I…

Painting Continues!

Painting continues! I was asked by a friend the other day to paint the bonus miniatures for the new game 12 Realms but MAGE Company. Despite the rain and the temperature fluctuations here in Souts Carolina I was able to get the majority of them primed? One has been complete so far. For the record,…

Visuals at the Gaming Table

For those of you that GM games, do you find you players want or need to have visuals at the table? Some of players love them, but I go either way. I grew up in a time when we did not have them, but today there are so many resources out there. Players, what are…

Painting Miniatures Thanks to Snowmegaddon

Living in South Carolina is unique and can be challenging in the winter months. Every few years we get an ice or snow storm that brings the region to a grinding halt. Well, the past few days have been one of those times. My organization decided it was best to not open on Tuesday and…