Sunday, November 23, 2014
Making Cheap Trees From Gutter Brushes
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Dark Moon is a free print and play board game that originally began life as Battlestar Galactica Express. From the BGG description:
In Dark Moon (formerly known as BSG Express), players are blue collar miners working at the edge of space, draining the mineral deposits from Saturn’s largest moon, Titan. When an incident occurs, infecting some of the crew with an unknown pathogen, things begin to rapidly spin out of control. Players must perform repairs, maintain life support, and fortify the shield that protects the outpost from Titan’s harsh environment in order to survive long enough for rescue to arrive. However, not everyone is interested in survival. Whom can you trust when your best friend might be trying to kill you?
Roll dice, point fingers, quarantine players, and (maybe) betray your friends, all in 60 minutes. Will you escape from Titan, or will you perish on the Dark Moon?
Friday, November 21, 2014
Code X is a dungeoncrawl RPG with a modern era flavor. The game’s authors say that the inspiration comes from video games and movies such as Resident Evil, Far Cry, Half-Life, Doom and Cold Fear.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Mobsters is a role playing game of prohibition era gangsters.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Warlord Games has released its upcoming Antares science fiction rules for playtesting. Written by Rick Priestly, the pdf looks very good at this point.
Monday, November 17, 2014
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Buttonmen is a commercial product from Cheapass Games, but there is a print and play version for you to try.rel=“nofollow”
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Timeline is a two player strategy game with a time travel theme. Players lay tiles to move through time collecting things, then take them to the end of time to sell them.
Friday, November 14, 2014
Feedbooks has a list of some fifty free military and historical books.
Miniature Wargaming is part of the "adventure games" hobby, which includes r ole p laying and board games. Wargamers recreate battles on the tabletop with toy soldiers, like a more complicated game of chess. Models range in height from 6mm to 28mm tall, with 15mm and 25mm being the most popular. There also is a growing interest in toy soldiers and military models, such as the 1/32 and 1/35 scale plastic soldiers from Conte, and Marx.
The most popular miniature wargames are fantasy and science fiction based, such as Warhammer, Warhammer 40K, Warmachine and The Lord of the Rings. World War II games such as Flames of War and Axis and Allies are new favorites. Other favorite historical periods include Napoleonics, the American Civil War, and ancients, such as Romans or Greeks. Other gamers enjoy miniature naval wargames, recreating battles like Trafalgar, Jutland and the Coral Sea.
Hobbyists research historical periods and paint their tiny soldiers in accurate uniforms. Others develop "historically realistic" rules sets or build scale battlefield terrain using model railroad techniques.
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Some of the bigger hobby companies are Games Workshop, which produces Warhammer, Wargames Foundry and Old Glory Miniatures. Wizards of the Coast produces several lines of pre-painted miniatures games, such as the Star Wars and Dungeons and Dragons miniatures games, and a historical game with pre-painted miniatures: The new Axis and Allies game. Wizkids produces a fantasy collectable miniatures game, such as the Mage Knight and Heroclick fantasy games, the science fiction games MechWarrior and Rocketmen, as well as the quasi-historical Pirates of the Spanish Main.