By Michael K. Tumey Gamemasters have a serious, unpaid job on an ongoing basis to create exciting plots and stories for their friends and players. Part of the job often includes creating one or more maps. Maps let players know how their surroundings appear around them. From world to encounter scale, maps let players know […]
Friends, I’ve decided that I’ve been remiss in not sharing with you the vast pool of knowledge that I’ve learned over the years regarding tabletop miniatures gaming, and so this is the first of many articles that will pass on some of the laborious research I’ve carved out of the Internet. The tag will be “Miniatures Gaming 101” and I’ll be putting articles ranging from figure sources, game rules, painting tip sites, terrain building help, the best books to buy, and all manner of things relating to all things miniature. I’m not a great figure painter, though I can hold my own, but I am a very capable terrain builder, so I’ll likely share some of my projects with you fine folks as well. So, let’s begin with a great source of material to quickly and cheaply get a table going for a skirmish: Pegasus Hobbies
By Paco Garcia Jaen Recently my friend Mark Rivera made a bold statement: “Cards Against Humanity is Bad for the Hobby”. Then he ducked. Then some people supported his claim and some of us didn’t. For those of you who don’t know, Cards Against Humanity is a rather silly card game that went for crowd […]
By Paco Garcia Jaen The Dungeons & Dragons Virtual Table as been coming for a long time and now that’s in Beta version we can show you what is capable of. This video is a screen capture of a demo combat I had with Rory Madden, from Game Table Online, the creators of the D&D […]
Everyone likes to win and so when we play games we attempt to use every means at our disposal to stack the odds in our favour. The most natural means we have by which to influence the outcome of any game are our tongues. Most every gamer has tried at one point or another to manoeuvre himself into a win. We negotiate, manipulate, subtly hint, misdirect, you name it — and each and every one of these tactics can be pulled off by our clever use of words: table talk.