5 on Friday: 08/12/17

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:

It all Started with a Cardboard Tube… @ Ork a go go – As mentioned last week, I’m on a real terrain/scenery kick.  This a cool article which looks at what you can do with a really simple item.  With a couple of cardboard tubes, the author has gone in two very different directions, creating an Ork outpost for Warhammer 40,000 and a fantasy-themed tower.  The finished pieces look great, and so different to each other, especially considering they have the same core component.

Tabletop Tuesday – Star Wars: Rebellion @ Pop Culture Uncovered – A good overview of a great game.  I think that this post does well in explaining the game, but I really like the points made about the stories you come away with.  The post is also full of lots of lovely pictures.  Most importantly, it seems that the author really enjoyed playing the game.  We agree with the author, having put Star Wars: Rebellion at number 1 on our top 50 list last year.

Shadespire Stormcast Eternals @ Gareth Nicholas Blog – Simply put, these are gorgeous.  I wish I could paint white armour like that, but my attempts at white always come out a bit mucky, and certainly not as deep, beautiful and well-defined as these shining examples.  I have my own Shadespire models to paint and I don’t think I want to paint my Stormcast gold.  I’d love to copy this colour scheme, but I just don’t think I’d be able to pull it off.  Great work!

The Dawning of a Brand New (Short) Day @ Space-Biff – I’ve been keeping a way eye on Civilisation: A New Dawn since it was announced.  I hadn’t played Fantasy Flight’s previous Civ offering and had kicked myself for not picking it on one of the occasions that I saw it on offer.  In reading this article, I’ve learned a lot about the game.  Visually, I love the board, but I find the card designs underwhelming.  They look functional, but just not the usual sort of cool that we expect from FFG.  From the article, it sounds good, but the abruptness and cut down play time has me a tad worried.  One to look into a little more before buying, methinks.  Thanks for the write-up!

My GMs Holocron — 12.06.17 @ Torg’s Blog – With the exception of the author’s weird, illogical date format, which I believe is the standard practice in some backwater countries, this is a really interesting article.  Hah, I mostly kid!  But yeah, the article is a really good insight into one GM’s process.  The author describes how he manages his notes and plans for games.  He seems a lot more organised than me, but that is a low bar…  Thanks for sharing, pal!

On No Rerolls this week, we’ve started this year’s top 50 list!  Here’s a link to Part 1.  We also shared a video of Peter Cushing and his toy soldiers.

See you next week!

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