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MattDPMattDP   October 24, 2016   128  
The first time I took delivery of X-Wing ships, their quality just blew me away. Over nine full waves and the odd side release, we've become bored by perfection. Cracking open the clamshell on this batch, assembling dials and storing away the models felt almost mechanical. Then I sat down to makes some lists to test them out. It took two hours to make one competitive fleet for each of the three factions. Two hours I could have spent playing instead. I know that for list based games like X-Wing, making rosters is kind of playing....
Egg ShenEgg Shen   October 06, 2016   354  
OK you’ve read the name, feel free to hum a few bars of the R.E.M. song in your head so that we can get on with the review.  You good?  Alright, let’s move on.  
Star Trek: Ascendancy
Michael BarnesMichael Barnes   October 03, 2016   614  
Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you GOTY 2016.
MattDPMattDP   October 03, 2016   421  
History starts at home. So when I began to dig into the past, I did so first in Britain and then in Europe. The remote, surf-swept volcanic islands of the Pacific seemed a long way away, even when our Imperial past reached out to them. Even when I watched Bridge on the River Kwai and read Helmet for My Pillow. Terrible things happened there. Terrible yet important things but they were too far away to touch me. Then they arrived on my doorstep in a big box of chits and boards called Conflict of Heroes: Guadalcanal....
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