At the tail end of last year, Games Workshop struck a partnership with Audible, adding titles from their Black Library imprint onto the popular audiobook platform. Now, I'm not going to claim that BL produces great works of literature, but they do produce decent sci-fi with a great, familiar setting. I've found that they have… Continue reading The Black Library on Audible
I saw this a few years ago, and I'm sure that many or most wargamers will have seen it at some point, but it seems to be doing the rounds again in a few of the Facebook groups that I frequent. This is a profile of Peter Cushing (star of many a Hammer Horror film,… Continue reading Peter Cushing’s Toy Soldiers
This time on Finding Inspiration, we're taking a look at the works of Jasper Fforde and how they could be incorporated into your roleplaying diet. This is the first of two articles, with this one dealing with Fforde's longer, more developed Thursday Next series. Thursday Next This series of books consists of 7 titles… Continue reading Ffinding Inspiration: The Works of Jasper Fforde (Part 1)
Ah, democracy, what a grand thing! Well, mostly... It's been a strange year... But this example of democracy will be fun, I promise! Board Game Geek have launched the voting for their annual awards, and I'm heading over to put my own votes in. I'm just popping a quick post up to urge you to do… Continue reading Voting Opens for 11th Annual Golden Geek Awards
I’m sure that all halfway dedicated videogamers will be aware of the concept of shovelware. This is generally low quality software, churned out for quantity rather than quality, with no real though having gone into it beyond a simple theme or property designed to appeal to a less informed audience. Think of the sort of… Continue reading Card Game Reskins Are the Shovelware Titles of the Tabletop Hobby
Hypocrisy really rankles me, as does being misled or lied to. It is hardly surprising, bearing this in mind, that I am therefore not a fan of PETA, a so-called animal right group. The group are known for their bizarre pronouncements and tone-deaf publicity stunts. They attack video games like Mario, Cooking Mama and Super Meat Boy, rather than… Continue reading Let’s Talk About PETA and 40K
Many fans of modern board games, including myself from time to time, find themselves expressing disappointment that the tabletop gaming hobby is not more widely appreciated in the 'mainstream' consciousness. How, we ask, can people not appreciate the fantastic play experiences that we can offer them? Why, we demand, do people still buy dross like Monopoly… Continue reading Why Would I Want Board Games to be ‘Mainstream’?
Gone are the days where the mere presence of a licensed property attached to a board game should be treated as a red flag. Battlestar Galactica, Star Wars, A Game of Thrones, Marvel Comics, DC Comics and others have proven than licensed games can be done well. With it now safe to approach such games without protective… Continue reading Themes We’d Like to See: Studio Ghibli