13 Tips For Running A Successful Convention Game

Today, let’s talk about running games at conventions or other similarly organized events.  It’s very important to be prepared for what you have committed to do. Many conventions give comp admission badges in return for a prescribed amount of games run/facilitated during the convention; my convention does just that. Therefore, it is important that you…

By Fire and Sword – Historical Wargame That Stole My Heart

Two weekends ago at RapierCon (12-14 June) in Jacksonville, Florida I got the opportunity to try a historical miniatures game called By Fire and Sword. This game is centered around the rich history of the 17th century Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and the disputes they had with their many neighbors. The game itself is geared toward 15mm…

All Quiet on the BROGFest Front

Well, I was absent from blogging yesterday and I will be for the rest of the weekend. So, this post serves as my out of office reply. I will be at BROGFest running and playing all sorts of historical boardgames, miniatures games and hex-and-counter war games. Her’s our Facebook page if you want to see…

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 Hopelite and an RPG titled Adventures…

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…

Trading Makes My World Go Round

Do you like trading? I have found over the past year or so that I to tend to trade for my more of my new acquisitions instead of buying them. That is not to say that I don’t buy new and used copies of games and books, but when possible I prefer to lighten the…

Let’s Talk Wargaming: Conversing with New Wargamers

Occasionally I am asked by new wargamers what’s my favorite game or what’s my favorite time period? I find myself answering the question in an obscure way. I learn towards identifying what games or series of games from each of the historical periods that I find fun, engaging and exciting to play. I know every…

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…