Category Archives: Wargames

Ziggeraut Prime!

I am thrilled to share Ziggeraut Prime, a SciFi tabletop wargame fork of Brigandine. From their site: ZP serves as the last human run prison and any crime commited “wins” you an all expenses paid trip. It is considered the height … Continue reading

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Blackwater Gulch: Expansion Kickstarter!

The recently highlighted free-as-in-beer Wild West skirmish game, Blackwater Gulch, has  just begun a

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Lulu’s a Win for Small-run Indie Publishing

I ordered a small run of Brigandine rulebooks for the alpha test, and I’m really pleased with how they came out. I used Lulu.com as my printshop and distributor. Good prices, great quality, and their website has excellent tools that make it … Continue reading

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Brigandine 1.1

I recently got some time to update Brigandine to v1.1 – skirmish rules with a bite! I adjusted some points values, fixed some major formatting issues, and made a number of rules tweaks. Check it out: Brigandine Fantasy Skirmish Rules … Continue reading

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[Brigandine] Design Teardown – Why a Skirmish Game?

I’d like to talk about Brigandine, a wargame I finished writing not long ago: Why another skirmish game? I don’t think we lack for 28mm skirmish games. In fact, within most genres, we have a variety to choose from. However, … Continue reading

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Mobile Frame Zero – Rapid Attack

Mobile Frame Zero is a worthy project, and an awesome looking game. Though it isn’t open source, it deserves mention here for being crowdfunded on a well run Kickstarter campaign which is, as previously conceded, is a respectable model for a for-profit … Continue reading

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[Brigandine] Alpha Playtest

There’s no greater joy, or tactic, in game design than watching your friends play your game. I say watching but it’s past seeing, watching, and monitoring altogether – it’s a hypersurvey, where you look for every hole and prod every … Continue reading

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BWS(2012) – Solo Wargaming Mechanic

I’ve been busy for a while with work, wrapping up a large project for work. Now I’m packing to move back to the US from Thailand. Chaos to say the least and I’ve had little time to devote to redesigning … Continue reading

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Brink of Battle

Brink of Battle is an indie commercial rules set that has the right idea:

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The Regiment RPG

The Regiment is a really intriguing WWII tactical narrative RPG that hits a lot of interesting new ground. The coolest part I’ve read so far: The characters get bonus experience via the players writing letters home talking about their experiences … Continue reading

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