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I've Been Diced! episode 59: Jon Compton, modern wargames, and gaming taboos

Jon Compton of One Small Step and the MCS Group tells a gripping story of the trials and tribulations of being a small wargame publisher. We also muse about the popularity of modern wargames. Plus, our regular panel discusses gaming taboos: What behavior elicits gasps of horror from fellow hobbyists?



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Posted by Kingdaddy on September 17, 2014 at 2:10pm

Critical Mass reached with buying games

At the start of this year, I had made a decision not to buy anymore games, except for those on pre-order. Apart from few exceptions (ahem), I have stuck to this pretty well, and I have even cancelled some pre-orders!

Over the past few months, I have come to realise that this was indeed a good decision on my part, as I feel I reached a point where there are very very few games which I want to add to my collection, and that I have reached CRITICAL MASS with my game buying.…

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Posted by Roger Morley on September 16, 2014 at 2:30pm

its still alive

Hi Jim, yes it is alive, I just haven't found anyone interested in playtesting this.

The game is NOT PZL/PZB/AIW although it originated as such. I have made a new game based on some of the concepts and feel of the game, but the game is designed around being an internet/network hosted game with a completely different set of combat rules and mechanics, taking advantage of FOW and theoretics of combat.

The latest version is 0.29.8 which can be downloaded at…

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Posted by panzerfuror on September 7, 2014 at 4:36am — 4 Comments

Connections UK 2014 conference reports

Two reports on the recent Connections UK interdisciplinary wargaming conference are now available on PAXsims:

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Posted by Rex Brynen on September 5, 2014 at 3:12am

Inside GMT Blog



Only just caught on to GMT's blog, it is wonderful in my opinion.

If you have not yet had a look please do.

http://www.insidegmt.com/

I am catching up reading all the designer submitted articles and "inside GMT" articles by…

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Posted by DiCerasi on August 31, 2014 at 9:30am

Line of Departure Issue 75 Ready to Go

The seventy-fifth edition of Line of Departure is printed and in the house, literally.  This one profiles Americans at War, and is actually the second to have that theme.  The articles are all by me.

Civil War on…

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Posted by Jim Werbaneth on August 26, 2014 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

I've Been Diced! episode 58: Mike Nagel on Flying Colors and more

Mike Nagel talks about his Flying Colors series of Age of Sail wargames, his new "captaincy" game covering the same era, Sun of York, and what drew him to design a game about the battle of Attu. Plus, Tom lunges headfirst into the subject of what is a wargame. Actually, he talks about when the question is worth asking, and when it isn't.



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Posted by Kingdaddy on August 25, 2014 at 9:30pm

Quite a coincidence that both arrived today. :)

Posted by Paul Lipps on August 21, 2014 at 8:47pm

I've Been Diced! episode 57: Greg Smith on The Hunters and computer wargames

Greg Smith, the designer of The Hunters and the upcoming Silent Victory, talks about his games, solitaire wargames in general, his work on computer wargames at HPS Simulations, and why boardgame design can be more challenging than computer wargame design. Plus, Tom gives advice to wargamers visiting Paris, and he proves beyond a doubt that he cannot do impressions.

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Posted by Kingdaddy on August 18, 2014 at 9:46am

Cards of Cthulhu Review

Ia! Ia! Cthulhu Fthagn! Or in English: a new HFC review is online!

Check out what we think about Cards of Cthulhu by DVG :)

Cards of Cthulhu Review

Posted by Andreas Ludwig on August 12, 2014 at 5:22am

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