24 February 2023
Brant, Rocky, and Moe talk about where & how the theme matters in sci-fi wargaming, and at what point (if at all) you aggregate your forces too high to really “feel” like a sci-fi game. We start off with Hammer’s Slammers and Star Fleet Battles and the recent Alien games and then wander around all sorts of laser guns, jet packs, transporters, and more.
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So how much do the graphics matter? How much do the toys matter1? How much does the pre-existing media license matter? How much do these endless questions matter?
Obviously we talk about a couple of favorite games over the years2 as well as some other recent titles. We do steer clear of most RPGs, as the real questions we’re after here have to do with keeping the ‘feel’ of sci-fi in our wargames. And yes, Rocky is dialing in from one of the moons of Mars.
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“but we did open up some additional slots on our various Patreon tiers”
Finally, can’t let Bertram hog all the glory!