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I'm currently in Raleigh NC at my mom's house, visiting for another few days. Last week, I had the privilege of being interviewed by Brant Guillory for his GrogCast podcast on his GrogHeads site, covering disparate topics including my game design work, game development, and how it all overlaps with my college-level teaching. This was all conducted in the gaming area of…Continue
Posted by Jim Werbaneth on May 11, 2018 at 8:45pm
I've spent the past few days reading the exclusive rules; punching, clipping and sorting the counters; and finally, setting up the game.
Now it's time to get started at Clash of Arm's La Bataille de Mont Saint Jean which combines their La Bataille des Quatre Bras and La Bataille de Ligny. I need to spend some time figuring out…Continue
Posted by Nathan on May 8, 2018 at 3:00am
Over the past few weeks, I enjoyed three opportunities to watch small groups of people who were new to board wargaming play Brandywine, a game from the Pub Battles series.
The first of these took place in a workshop designed to improve the teaching skills of US Marines assigned as instructors. The other two were meetings of the…Continue
The newest issue of Line of Departure is now available for purchase. Its lead review is of No Middle Ground from Against the Odds, followed by analysis of Age of Empires II HD from Steam, Guilford (GMT), and the venerable Avalon Hill game PanzerBlitz.
To read the full table of contents, and the issue's Bully Pulpit editorial,…Continue
Posted by Jim Werbaneth on April 29, 2018 at 5:59pm
Just a quick thought.... As I recall there was a game advertisement from the early to mid 70s (S&T?) calling wargames "paper time machines." "Relive the past," or some such promise lived in this full-page ad.
A couple of months ago I managed to convince a fellow worker to give wargames another go; he was a lapsed gamer, having picked up the hobby in his youth (late-70s/early 80s). He left the hobby after college.... work, marriage, kids.... the usual reasons I…Continue
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