5 on Friday: 24/03/17

5 on Friday

It’s Friday (well, okay, we’re a day late.  I got home from work and fell asleep!), and here on No Rerolls that means it’s time for a little digest of some of our favourite articles from the past week.  Of course, we’re slow readers, so don’t be surprised if there are some articles that are a little older – these are just some of the great articles we happen to have actually read in the past week.

They are in no particular order, so let’s get into some recommendations:

Is This The Future Of Tabletop Gaming? @ Hannah Fearless – A nice little article about gaming stores and how many are becoming real destinations in themselves for avid gamers.  The question posed is whether these places that are at once game stores, bars, cafes and social hangouts the wave of the future.  I hope so!  The closest I have to this is the excellent Common Ground Games in Stirling when I go home to visit friends and family back in Falkirk.  Where I live now, we’re just too remote for such a place to flourish.

10 Tips for Running Combat @ Chasing Every Word – My RPG campaigns are not know for being particularly heavy on combat.  I like to make sure that when there is combat, it’s meaningful and challenging.  As a result, I do have a bit of a reputation for difficult combats.  In our last Dresden Files campaign, out kinetomancer lost a leg in a fight with a demon.  This article is a really great reminder of what makes a good combat and an immersive, fluid experience.  All ten points are utterly spot-on and I completely agree with everything the author says.  To me, the most important one is point 4.

Rising Sun by CoolMiniOrNot @ Kickstarter – I’ve backed Rising Sun on Kickstarter, like pretty much everyone else.  The game looks good and I’m keen to see which stretch goals now get unlocked, maximising the value of the admittedly-hefty price tag that is attached to this game.  This is the first CMON title I’ve backed and is the the only title I’ve backed with so many free stretch-goals.  I’m finding myself checking back in regularly to see what new, cool models are getting added to my pledge.

Royalty of Tzeentch @ A Tabletop Gamer’s Diary – I have decided that I do want to start an Age of Sigmar army, but I’m still undecided on exactly which one.  Article like these are both helpful and… well… not.  So many lovely models from all of the different armies make this decision a lot trickier than it should be!  I really like what the author of this article has done with Tzeentch.  The characters look great, as do the infantry.  My favourite model there is probably The Curseling.  Good job!

“Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” @ Yith’s Wargaming Blog – Everyone loves The Princess Bride.  I mean, what’s not to love?  It’s one of the best films ever made.  Well, friends, I have exciting, inconceivable news, courtesy of Yith’s Wargaming Blog.  It seems that there are some really cool Princess Bride miniatures out there.  The author of this article has acquired and painted these models to a damn good standard for use in Frostgrave or En Garde.  You should really take a look.

On No Rerolls, I’ve had a great time revisiting the Thursday Next series by Jasper Fforde and the potential therein for RPG adventure!

See you next week!

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