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5 on Friday: 07/07/17

5 on Friday

It’s Friday, 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:

Bookish Board Games @ Anastasia Adamov Needs More Books – Bookishness is not a theme that is heavily explored in board games, but the author of this article takes a look at three book-themed titles.  Of the three that are suggested, I’ve only played Paperback, but I love it dearly.  It’s been a fantastic game for me that has seen a lot of time on the table with several very different groups of players and there have been a few players who have run out and bought it for themselves afterwards.  Each game is described concisely and I am left quite tempted to try out Biblios!

Battle Report – Shadow War: Armageddon – Ep 06 @ Guerrilla Miniature Games – I’ve only recently really started watching videos of games being played and these guys are consistently good at what they do.  Sometimes, if I’m not in the mood to watch the whole video, I’ll still watch the bit where they showcase the armies/models, as it’s always nice to see a painted army ready to go.  This particular video demonstrates a game of Shadow War: Armageddon and, whilst it does not quite scratch the same itch as Inquisitor did, it seems to be a cool little skirmish game.  Once a couple of current projects are out of the way, it would be nice to put something together for this game.  The report itself is well presented, easy to follow and the production quality is excellent.

Ryuutama: Quick Analysis and First Impressions @ Cantrip – I’d not encountered this game before, but the author of this post had me from their initial description of it being “Miyazaki’s Oregon trail”.  I love Miyazaki films.  Then again, who doesn’t?  The art scattered through the post helps to illustrate (hah!) this point beautifully.  I like how this article is structured, with the initial description of the honobono genre of RPGs before moving on to discuss the core theme of the journey, followed by the author’s first impressions.  Having read this article, I’m keen to dig in and find out more!

June P500 Update from GMT Games: A New Lunch Hour Game from Mark Herman & Massive Update @ The Players’ Aid – I know that I link to this blog a lot, but they really do have some of the best coverage of GMT Games around – and on a consistent basis.  Like me, they seem very interested in the upcoming title, Fort Sumter.  They give a good rundown of the game before moving on to look at the announcement of solitaire variants for several of GMT’s games.  They then give the usual update on the current state of the P500 list.  As always, a great article.  Love this blog, but it’s a bad influence on me and actively hurts my wallet.

Pirate Orks @ Starship Vorenus – Some cool conversions for Warhammer.  I enjoyed this blog’s recent post of completed Kharadron Overlord airships, but this is even better.  The author has done an Orc version!  An Orc airship and Orc aerial troopers.  They look great.  They’re well converted and well painted, but the most important thing is that they are just really fun!  So cool!

On No Rerolls, we’ve been talking about Triple Triad, the card game from Final Fantasy VIII.  I’ve also been doing some painting, finishing off the 750 points stage of our local Age of Sigmar slow grow league:

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See you next week!

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