June 24, 2024

Where Did *That* Come From? ~ #TuesdayNewsday

Gear up for strategic insights and epic battles in our #TuesdayNewsday feature

 

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Holy. Cow.

HuffPo talked about the existence of the game within Vonnegut’s notes back in 2012, but HUGE props to Geoff Engelstein for turning it into a viable product.

 

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SDHISTCON Second Front is this weekend.  It’s a one-day/all-day online event with a ton of games, demos, and interesting talks

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WHQ O24 VertOrigins countdown articles are continuing to drop each Wednesday, as we look forward to the convention this Summer, 19-23 June in Columbus OH

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We still want to hear from you – what sort of preview coverage would you like to see leading up to Origins, and what sort of coverage would you like us to provide at the show?

Sound off in the comments below, or talk back to us in our forum thread for Origins 2024

 

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5News 3 Incoming

Hitting the shelves (and webstores) near you now!

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Time to get those orders in now and then either (a) gripe that it’s not here already, and/or (b) be surprised when it gets here sooner than you thought

 

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Saving money? Spending just as much but getting more for it?

 

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5News 8 Blogs

This week’s best written coverage from the wargaming world

 

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The best videos this week from our wargaming friends

 

 

5News 10 industry

Various news & notes from the business end of the gaming world

 

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5News 6 regiment

It’s been a busy week for the regiment; here’s what you might’ve missed!

 

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Don’t forget to check our consolidated event & convention calendar for more!
You can also submit your own events for our calendar here.

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Much more coming about the Origins events locations & exhibitors tomorrow

 

 

 

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5News 11 Pros

Focusing on the practitioner world ~ don’t forget about our dedicated area in our forums for the wargame professionals!

 

 

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Something neat from outside the wargaming world we thought was worth sharing

So here’s one of the worst D-Day graphics you’re likely to see.

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That’s all for this week!
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2 thoughts on “Where Did *That* Come From? ~ #TuesdayNewsday

  1. The Vonnegut game has a long and convoluted history: here’s an exchange that started 12 years ago.
    https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/883385/kurt-vonneguts-board-game-general-headquarters

    In 2008 my late friend John Kula tried to liberate the rules and descriptions of the game from the Lilly Library that holds Vonnegut’s papers and got the literary-executor runaround. See page 3 of the thread above.

    Apparently Vonnegut tried to shop the game to a toy company that mostly made jigsaw puzzles, but no dice (no dice in this game either).

    SDHistcon: It hasn’t been added to the schedule yet, but Rex Brynen and I will be discussing We Are Coming, Nineveh with Harold Buchanan at 0700 PST Saturday. At least, we will start there and move to other difficult topics.

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