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Saturday Night Fights! Back to Aspern-Essling. Yes, Again.

Saturday Night Fights! Back to Aspern-Essling. Yes, Again.

Cyrano & Panzerde go back to the bayonets and continue their game of Aspern-Essling.

 

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Classic Articles: Revisiting Mystara and the BECMI D&D Game

Classic Articles: Revisiting Mystara and the BECMI D&D Game

Brant Guillory, 14 November 2019

On #TBT, we bring you the occasional classic article – an older review or analysis piece we wanted to rescue

This started as a set of pics for a personal inventory of the RPG collection.  It turned into about half of the collection – this isn’t even all the TSR stuff! – but I wanted to at least get a some of the collection archived.  Once I had the pics, though, I figured it was time to share some pics and commentary on the Mystara collection.

As an aside, for folks who are really interested in Mystara, you should check out the Bruce Heard episode of the podcast we recorded at a previous site, wherein we ask about his background with Mystara, and get a few good inside stories from the glory days of TSR.

Mystara, for those that don’t know, was the expansion of the game world that was first introduced in the X1 module that accompanied the expert-level set of the original no-prefix D&D, starting around 1981.  As the rules grew from basic to expert to companion and beyond, the rules series became known as the BECMI series.

Mystara-X1

How many of us started our adventures here?

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Gamers for Cures 24-hour Marathon 2019

Gamers for Cures 24-hour Marathon 2019

Brant Guillory, 10 November 2019

The Gamer’s Armory hosted their annual 24-hour board game marathon event over Veterans Day weekend again this year, with the proceeds benefitting the Gamers For Cures charity The Turner Syndrome Society.

Over a hundred gamers cycled through the marathon, which included a massive game raffle, table prizes, and a lot of caffeine.

You can still make donations to the cause at this link, but it’s too late to get into the raffle. (FWIW, I dropped my tickets pretty evenly across Ancient Civilizations of the Inner Sea, Last Hundred Yards, Founders of Gloomhaven, and Front Toward Enemy.)

If you’re around central North Carolina next year, make plans to check out this awesome event in mid-November.

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Immersive Battle Maps Kickstarter Delivery

Immersive Battle Maps Kickstarter Delivery

Brant Guillory, 23 October 2019

Tanner Yarro launched a Kickstarter earlier this year for a set of “immersive battle maps” that would be bound in a book, but lay flat for RPG use.  I pledged at the lowest level, and did not add on any of the options.  The sample maps quite attractive, and the idea of an oversize book (11×17 closed) that I could pull out for a quick skirmish was too good to pass up for under $40.

Now, the original delivery date was supposed to be May, and here we are in October and it just showed up.  Yes, that’s way late.  But Tanner Yarro never left backers in the dark about the status of production, or shipping, and was very forthcoming on the current state of the project such that when the delays popped up, there was no mystery as to whitings were moving slowly.

So how does the finished product look?  In a word….  amazing.

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Saturday Night Fights! Trafalgar, part 1

Saturday Night Fights! Trafalgar, part 1

On the anniversary of the battle – or thereabouts – we refight the nautical furball that was the Battle of Trafalgar

 

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Saturday Night Fights! Quatre Bras in miniature, deux

Saturday Night Fights! Quatre Bras in miniature, deux

Quatre Bras, redux. Continuing the game from last week with a few different players tagged in as commanders

 

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