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Cardboard Mechwarrior: Armor Grid Mech Attack
Let me tell you a story... Mechwarrior 2 was released back in the mid-90s and I was a few years away from getting my first car (the vehicle that took me away from the serious videogaming that I used to do).  I played a ton of MW2.  Loved it.  Hundreds of hours spent turning big formidable death machines into scrap heaps.  love the concept behind Mechwarrior/Battletech.  But I haven't found a good Mechwarrior video game that gives me that same feeling MW 2 did, even though I've been keeping up and trying them as they come and go. ...
So, there's a new game on the block which is all coop and minis-centric. Check out the bullet points: 1. S/F themed.  2. By at least one of the guys who designed War of the Ring.  3. Modular boards.  4. Enemy AI cards.  5. Events.  6. Campaign rules where the outcome of a mission future missions.  7. An experience system where you level up mid-mission.  8. Dice with lots of little symbols.  ...
TrashFest NW 2014
For years I've had to endure yearly posts about FATties gathering en masse for the tribal rituals called TrashFest; a call that brought FATties from all parts of the globe including my beloved Canada. Even the bloody Brits got in on the act a couple of years ago and they don't even have dentistry for Baal's sake. Well rest easy friends, all my pent up angst was finally quelled on Feb 15th of this year when I held the NorthWest’s first TrashFest in Vancouver, BC. The Fest got underway at 9am, when two of my gaming buddies...
The Future of (Tabletop) Wargames? Getting out of the wargame ghetto . . .   “I didn't realize how out of my element I was until I had to listen to guys talking about their retirement and/or how they were retiring soon. Made me wonder if the hobby as I know it is going to slowly evaporate over the next decade or so.... (But no wonder I couldn't find players for wargames all those years...!)?”  - Jeffro Johnson (who is approaching 40 himself, as I recall) about his experience at PrezCon...
Game ideas come from all sorts of places. You need to read lots of different things, watch lots of different things, play lots of different things. Go forth and consume! I really like the Drizzt novels by R.A. Salvatore. The first one goes into Drow society  in some detail, and I found it fascinating. I started thinking about a boardgame involving various factions of werewolves (I have a thing for werewolves) vying for control of a city. I thought it would be interesting to have the game divided into two phases; one in which the players were...
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