In the Noonday Sun Small Unit Rules

In the Noonday Sun is a set of rules for small unit actions, derived from another set called Slammer. The authors of Noonday write:

In the Noonday Sun is a set of wargame rules for skirmish games using miniatures. I intended from the start that Noonday Sun would be flexible and adaptable to different scenarios. I have intentionally kept it ‘loose’, particularly in areas like troop motivation and Hollywood heroics. Noonday Sun is meant to be fun! We use miniatures on the tabletop to represent men and women who might well be scared or heroic, angry or bored, professional or just hungry, above all they are unpredictable. When you play Noonday Sun, occasionally try to see things through your troops’ eyes. They are more than just disposable weapons delivery systems.

Well Told Tales Pulp Podcast

Well Told Tales offers audiobooks of pulp fiction stories. From the website:

Every Monday, the Well Told Tales podcast brings you an original short story — either sci-fi, horror or hardboiled. Think of them as audiobooks, only shorter — 15 to 35 minutes, the perfect length for your commute, workout, whatever. And did we mention they’re FREE?

Executive Decision Presidential Decision Making Game

I recently played this semi-role playing game with my AP Political Science students and we all enjoyed it very much. In Executive Decision, the players each take on the role of a member of the president’s cabinet and try to promote their agenda as critical events unfold in real time. Highly recommended.

Zombie Survival Guide

Danger 50,000 Volts: The Zombie Edition is a hysterical send up of both zombie movie culture and those second rate documentaries that show up on cable.

English Civil War Unform Guides

Here are a couple of short guides to English Civil War Royalist and Parliamentarian uniforms.