5 on Friday: 26/01/18

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:

My Favourite Boardgames [Twilight Struggle] @ Katie’s Game Corner – A good, concise overview of one of my favourite games.  It’s always nice to read the words of someone else with similar interests, to see if they are coming at a topic from the same angle, or maybe in a different way.  As with the author, Twilight Struggle was my introduction to GMT Games, a company I now adore.  Unlike the author, I’ve not worn out a copy of the game quite yet, though it is one of my most played games!  Definitely worth a read.

Warhammer 40k Nurgle Daemons @ Prometheus Rising – This is a showcase of the author’s daemonic forces of Nurgle for Warhammer 40,000 (though I’d prefer to use them for Age of Sigmar!).  The paint jobs are really clean, bright and well-defined.  The army as a whole looks fantastic and the article is full of great pictures.

Aristeia! Board Game Review and Playthrough @ Partist – With my recent fixation on Corvus Belli and Infinity, I’m interested to read this overview of Aristeia, the new game from Corvus Belli.  The author breaks the article down well into sections, outlining what the game is, detailing a playthrough and giving some final impressions.  A few pictures of the game in action would have made this already fantastic article even better!

Wargaming Anyone? @ Candore et Labore – A really nice post, outlining the author’s previous experience with – and more recent rediscovery of – tabletop wargames.  I’m delighted for the author, that they have found Malifaux, as it’s really a fun game.  It is ideal for someone who, like the author, wants a game with minimal model count and is quite manageable to get into.  It’s also quite a tactical game, in that it doesn’t just come down to a skirmish in the middle of the board, but is heavily dependent on the completion of objectives.  Looking forward to seeing more from the author are they explore this further.

Play Hard #1: Stop Playing Yourself @ Silvos the Gamemaster – Good advice here!  I always find it easier to GM a game than to act as one of the players, so I’m always interested to read advice aimed at the players to try and improve my ability in those aspects of the game.  I’ve been in groups where many players, even if playing a character quite different to themselves, make decisions based on what they would do in their character’s situation, rather than considering their character’s different views, motivations and agendas.  It can be a hard habit to break, as it’s natural to resort back to your own experience.  This is a good article with advice that is worth considering.

On No Rerolls, we’ve been going on about nostalgia in games and having a little peek at some upcoming terrain from Wyrd.  I’ve also been excited about the next instalment of the Total War series and have written about how my collection matches up to the BGG top 100.  I’ve also posted my weekly Hobby Update.

See you next week.

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