Blog Post: Board Games

Dark Souls Board Game: Tile Tactics

Dark Souls: The Board Game has all the bells and bling of an excellent dungeon crawler- grimdark gothic setting, different adventure characters, minions, bosses, and lots of loot. But there is MUCH more to the game vs. just running around Diablo-style and grabbing loot. There are many tactical decisions along the way, stuff that adds up equaling defeat or victory, and for a HARD game you are going to need ever little bit of help Read more…

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Podcast: Dungeons & Dragons

Episode 13: Keeping Your Dungeons & Dragons Game Moving

It’s intense to be a Dungeon Master; you have a lot of responsibility… Resolving the rules. Running the adventure. Keeping the players engaged. In this weeks Dungeons & Dragons podcast we dig in around the Dungeon Master screen and explore how to keep your players engaged and the adventure moving forward. Listen, grab, & download the podcast here: Episode 11: Dungeons & Dragons Adventure Flow

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Warhammer 40K

When Your Models Suck In 40K

You just finished getting that unit ready for the table and it has been a long road of building, painting, and basing… …now game after game it is just getting trashed and under performing. Does the unit suck, or maybe even your codex sucks? This weeks 40K post is going to look at analyzing the “bad” units in your model collection, and just what we can do about them to turn the WIN around. The Read more…

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Podcast: Warhammer 40K

Episode 12: The Most Important Necron Tactic

It’s amazing how powerful Necrons have become over the years in 40K. What has been the backbone of their rise to power on the tabletop? Certainly the unit selection has grown beyond jut Warriors and Destroyers from back in the day? While the still lack certain abilities such as psychic powers, mass unit wargear options, etc. they DO have some of the best USR army rules in the game. Episode 11 takes a look at Read more…

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Podcast: Wargaming Tactics

Episode 11: Wargaming Tactics- Redundancy

Building on yesterday’s wargaming tactics of controlling the flow of the dice, let’s move to some basic list building fundamentals. You have your army, how are you going to make it work on the table? Besides critical mass, one needs redundancy in a list- the ability to accomplish all the goals in a mission while taking into account that both your opponent AND the dice will be working against you. Grab, download, and listen to Episode Read more…

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Podcast: Wargaming Tactics

Episode 10: Winning Dice Tactics

Dice are an important part of wargaming- they simulate the battlefield ability of the units in the game, and help add some random fog of war to the mission. Regardless of your gaming system of choice, controlling the random of the dice is KEY. This weekend’s podcast explores that random, how you can control it on your turn and unleash it on your opponent’s turn. Let’s WIN that next game! Grab, download, and listen to Read more…

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Blog Post: Battletech

Battletech Building Your Lance: The Scarlet Hand

Battletech has a wonderful narrative in that there is so much to explore in the universe. As a mechwarrior your options are endless as long as you have a mech and can fight. Do you follow one of the great houses? Strike out as a mercenary? Bring glory to the clans? Truly a story of love and war… Those in the wargaming hobby-lifestyle know how it goes… You finally complete all the backlog on your Read more…

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Podcast: Warhammer 40K

Episode 9: Warhammer 40K Land Raider Tactics

Is there anything more iconic in Warhammer 40,000 when taking a Land Raider? Maximum armor. Maximum firepower. Total glory… This week’s 40K podcast takes a look at this iconic tank and explores the two main ways we can use it on the table- attack vs. defense. I also look at the opportunity cost to field one (or two, or three) which is often not taken into account by players. Grab, listen, or download the podcast Read more…

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Blog Post: Battletech

Battletech Tactics: Understanding Game Flow Tech

An amazing game of Battletech last night vs. my BT buddy DAVE- his blog is HERE to check out. Battletech is like that in that you play a good amount of games, start to see how the mechs and tactics connect together, and you get pretty good at it. Confident you win some game, lose some games, and then something ELSE clicks and takes it to the next level in tactical thought. Last night’s game Read more…

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Podcast: Dungeons & Dragons

Episode 8: Dungeons & Dragons Down Time

The evening’s adventure is over, the XP awarded, and the loot handed out. See you guys next week… …but what about Dungeons & Dragons during the “down time” between tabletop gaming sessions? This week’s Dungeons & Dragons TIPS FOR THE DM podcast takes a look at engaging the players outside of the table, and keeping them engaged in the game when you all are not playing the game. Grab, listen, or download the podcast here: Read more…

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Blog Post: Warhammer 40K

This Is What Makes An Awesome Game Of 40K!

What makes for a great game of 40K? That is a challenging question as there are many ways to explore and enjoy the 40K hobby. Here are a few ideas and the “template” that I use to cook up an awesome and memorable game… First is to commit and play with fully painted armies. This isn’t something that happens right away as one does have to buy/build/paint the miniatures and there is the drive to Read more…

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Podcast: Warhammer 40K

Episode 7: 40K Removing Units Tactics

Warhammer 40K is a game of dice. Control the flow of the dice and put enough dice on an opposing unit and it will go away. The balance between playing the mission, removing opposing models and units, while making sure you don’t run out of game turns. First rule of 40K- shoot at a unit until it is destroyed… …but what happens if you can’t do that? This Thursday’s 40K podcast takes a look at Read more…

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Blog Post: Battletech

This Is Why Battletech Is Such A Great Game

Admittedly I spend a lot of time playing Battletech… What keeps on bringing me back and what makes BT such a great game? Perhaps you are thinking about getting started in Battletech? Here are a few observations… …you have been warned! The first draw of the game is the narrative- set in the future, space travel, and big war robot machines, plus more familiar tech like tanks, plans, and infantry. Add to this that in Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Battletech

Battletech Tactics: Cityfight

Stay close, weapons hot, we know these Davions are here somewhere… This week’s BATTLETECH tactics post takes a look at fighting in a city-landscape and the tactical challenges that each mechwarrior needs to adapt and control in the game. For manuy of us our first few games of Battletech focus on the classic wood and hills hex maps. Lot’s of open space to run and gun, cover and elevation when you need it, and for Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Podcast: Dungeons & Dragons

Episode 6: Dungeons & Dragons- Leveling Up Your Character

Grabbing that experience and leveling up is an important and exiting part of Dungeons & Dragons. Watching your character grow and evolve over a dozen adventures is the stuff of legends… …but what is your blueprint for leveling up? Most of us focus on the XP side of things- hit points, feats, skill points, and prestige classes, but there are other parts of leveling up that as a player we want to keep in mind: Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Podcast: Board Games

Episode 5: Dark Souls Board Game Winning Tactics

Dark Souls: The Board Game, is an interesting addition to the Board Gaming world. Part dungeon crawler, part puzzler, minion and boss AI that really does work against the players, combined with a VERY difficult play setting. When you WIN in Dark Souls you win, this is no baby steps game… I find it an interesting blend of dungeon crawler, tactical miniature game, and Diablo loot and leveling kind of game. Podcast Episode 5 looks Read more…

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Podcast: Warhammer 40K

Episode 4: Warhammer 40K List Building Tactics

The common currency of Warhammer 40K, the basic gothic that allows us to communicate as players is the LIST. Is my army any good? A natural question… …show me the list? The list, the models and units that are in your army for the game, communicate not only the tactics you intend to employ, but also at what level you view the game in terms of tactics. There are many efficient ways to build a Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Podcast: Battletech

Episode 3: Battletech Mech Tactics- The Warhammer

We all have our favorite in-game mechs, that given the battle value we tend to take regardless of the mission. But how well do they perform on the table? Sometimes we are blinded by the performance of or favorite machines. This week’s Battletech podcast takes a look at the iconic reseen unseen mech: The Warhammer. Easily one of my favorites, let’s see how it ranks and performs on the table top- applying my simple mech Read more…

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Podcast: Warhammer 40K

Episode 2: Warhammer 40K Threat Bubble Tactics

This is our galaxy. Ours to corrupt. Ours to enslave. The gods will not be denied their prize… Episode 2 continues with the idea of getting you to WIN your next game and cut down on that 40K learning curve. There are lots of invisible forces at work on the table, using the models and terrain as the starting points. Being able to see them is KEY, not being able to see them means you will Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Podcast: Warhammer 40K

Episode 1: Way Of Saim-Hann

The stars once lived and died at our command, yet you still defy or will… The first real evolution of my Warhammer 40K journey began with my Saim-Hann Eldar army. Before that I was playing Space Marines and when I made the transition to Eldar- jetbike Eldar I was forced to adapt my tactics given how different the army played. My first dozen or so games I played my Eldar like Space Marines with predictable Read more…

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