I’m not good at designer notes. To recount the ups and downs, trials, tribulations, and frustrations that have been part of Night of Man (and still are) would take up a book. I know, I’ve written several. I guess A Walk in Hell (AWIH), a game I designed for The Armchair General magazine, birthed the endeavor that was to be Night of…
Posted by Mark H. Walker on August 1, 2015 at 6:20am
Once again my blog has been hijacked by a more capable mind than mine. Today Brian Train discusses his views on abstract games, specifically Uprising and Army of Shadows, the games in Yaah! #2. And without further ado, walking across the stage, Mister. BRIAN. TRAIIIIIIIN!!! Give it up folks. …
Posted by Mark H. Walker on July 29, 2015 at 3:27pm
Myself and one other board gamer, Steve Askew, are looking for other gamers near the Clearwater area of Florida. We are fairly experienced gamers who enjoy a wide range of face to face board war gaming. We are particularly interested in the Operational Combat Series from MMP, and as such are currently exploring their newest jewel, Beyond the Rhine, but have not gotten past September turns yet. However we are open to other suggestions.
We have a Clearwater location where we can…Continue
Posted by Donald Shirley on July 23, 2015 at 2:23pm
Posted by Mark H. Walker on July 23, 2015 at 3:33am
Tom Russell and I have been working together since he designed Blood on the Alma for Line of Fire Magazine. He is a meticulous, aggressive editor, clever game designer, and all around easy guy to work with. I asked him for some designer notes on the Shields and Swords system, the engine that powered both Stamford Bridge and a Hill Near Hastings in Yaah! Magazine issue #1. Here's what I got. A…
Posted by Mark H. Walker on July 21, 2015 at 3:53am
It's not so much a conflict simulation as one of military operations other than war—specifically, humanitarian assistance/disaster relief—but I'm very pleased to announce that AFTERSHOCK has now been published via The Game Crafter.
AFTERSHOCK has its origins…Continue
This is my first time. Please be gentle. I've never done a video blog before. I'm not even sure if this is a video blog. I do, however, promise that it isn't a 30 minute drone-a-thon, something that seems to be in vogue in gaming circles right now. Nor a recanting of my battle with serious depression. Something else that seems to be popular. I'm too stupid to be depressed.…
I am looking for wargamers in my local area (Burke VA) and am sending notes to a few people who appear close on CONSIM.
I used to play wargames a lot in the glory days of SPI-Avalon Hill… but work and family forced me to put further playing off for a few decades (57 years old now). I am looking for two things.
- I teach at the Marine Corps War College and I plan to use a few games in the classroom. I need some folks who will help explain some of…Continue
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