RapierCon Was A Blast!

I have finally recovered from RapierCon, well mostly recovered! RapierCon was great and the best part was seeing old friends and making new ones. If you’re not familiar with RapierCon, it’s located in Jacksonville, Florida and held annually each February. It started as a wargaming event and has grown over the years to include boardgames…

I’m Going to MACE in November, Are You?

I have added another convention to my fall line-up! I will be adding MACE Convention in Charlotte, NC this coming November. I have known the two primary organizers for a number of years and look forwarded to attending their event this year. What makes this year so special is that this is their 20th year…

Show Off Your Christmas Gifts!

Christmas is over! Do you know what time it is? Time to show off the gifts you got this holiday season. We all love to show off our gaming and geeky goodness, let your geek flag fly! I received an awesome RPG book from my son. He knows I am Mouse Guard fanboy so, he…

Follow-up to Asmodee North America’s New Retailer Policies

I wanted to take a moment to pass along the press release that Asmodee North America (ANA) just released. This is a follow-up to the In 2016, Asmodee North America Will Change the Face of Boardgame Sales article published 19 Dec 2015. W. Eric Martin published an article titled “Asmodee Clarifies Its Changes for 2016: Online Sales Will…

Kickstarter – Does Public Shaming Produce Results?

The time has come for some open discussion, a debate if you will, about backer reactions to missed deadlines and about “public shaming”. As gamers and consumers, we are either supporters of Kickstarter or we are not for one reason or another. Opinions are very personal, but let’s not tread into personal attacks here on…

Virtual Tabletops – Are You Biased?

Whether you are a roleplayer, boardgamer or wargamer there are a variety of online virtual tabletop applications or websites through which you can play games. We all have our preference for one site or application over all the others available to us. For example, my preferred virtual table top for roleplaying games is Roll20 and…

Dice Shaming – Are You Teaching Your Dice to Roll Better

Have you ever rolled the dice in a game and it was at a critical point only to fail the roll? Sure you have! We’ve all experienced this in some way or another. After these incidents, do you dice shame? I do! Maybe my dice will learn to behave better and roll more often in…

1A Publishing Loses Rights to Tide of Iron

Just announced by ICv2, publisher 1A has lost the rights to publish and market the hybrid boardgame/miniatures wargame Tide of Iron. ICv2 is reporting that Fantasy Flight Games (FFG), recalled the license and took possession immediately of all Tide of Iron inventories. It’s being reported as a mutual decision, but what is unclear is what…

What’s Your Most Wanted Game(s) This Holiday Season?

What game(s) (RPG/boardgame/card game/etc) are you most wanting this holiday season? For me, there are two products I really want! The first is Feng Shui 2 and the other is Mouse Guard 2e Boxset. I recently received the Feng Shui book as part of the RPG Geek Secret Cthanta program. I’m not sure if the…

AtomaCon, Looking Back and Lessons Learned

I spent the weekend at a local fandom/literary convention. I have to admit that this was my first real experience with a fandom convention and I am not sure how I really feel about it. Being a gamer at a fandom convention that is not focused on gaming was a unique experience. This article will explore my…