Podcast: Dungeons & Dragons

Episode 42: Dungeons & Dragons Character Death

It’s going to happen… At some point in your games, as the Dungeon Master, one of your player’s is going to have a character death… How do you deal with this as the DM? Is there an interesting opportunity for a new adventure hook? Podcast: Episode 42 Explores this question- listen to the podcast here. Hail and well met adventurer! If you are seeking fame and fortune, and are looking for an online Dungeons & Read more…

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Podcast: Dungeons & Dragons

Episode 40: Experimental Dungeons & Dragons Adventures

What is the most ambitious Dungeons & Dragons adventure that you have ever run? It’s important to experiment and sometimes over-plan in our games as it often leads to fun and unexpected opportunities. Podcast Episode 40 explores one of my craziest Dungeons & Dragons adventures- something that was SO much fun, a huge success, but I’m not so sure I would want to run it again… Grab & listen to Episode 40 here: Dungeons & Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Board Games

Dark Souls The Board Game: First Spark Run-Thru

Prepare to die! Welcome unkindled to a four party solo run- through of Dark Souls the Board Game. I’m randomly picking the mini boss and the main boss so there is no custom tailoring gear to fight. This is going to be a git gud run, and maybe I can even do the mini boss in one spark… Gargoyle is going to be the mini-boss, chosen at random. He has some good gear for the Read more…

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Blog Post: Battletech

Battletech Tactics: Pilot Checks

One of the key wargaming tactics that I try to keep in mind and make a focus is that in gaming anytime you roll dice bad things can happen. Shots can be missed, heat shutdowns missed, and simple pilot skill checks failed. Like when my Atlas missed an easy kick, fell down, and cold not get up for three turns… The dice are fund, but I try and roll them as little as possible, and Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Battletech

Battletech Tactics: Whitworth

Whitworth or worthless? The Whitworth seems to have an interesting reputation online as a 2nd tier medium mech. Sure on pure battle vale alone, or competitive optimization certain mechs are going to pull ahead on each weight class, but is his mech’s reputation deserved? I often field it and find it an EXCELLENT support mech for the battle value. 982 BV gets you 2 LRM 10 packs and 3 medium lasers with 10 ‘sinks for Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Battletech

Battletech Tactics: The Mech Armor Equation

In figuring out the tabletop and tactical value of armor = points in BATTLETECH what is the equation that you like to use? Of course we would like a mech with the most armor bubbles, but even in a given weight range there is a wide swing. A high end medium mech might have almost as much armor as a low end heavy mech. Weapons, speed, and later-tech equipment also influence total armor values. So Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Podcast: Warhammer 40K

Episode 37: Warhammer 40K New Eldar Codex

New Eldar codex right around the corner and I’m excited to see what new toys my Saim-Hann warhost will be able to use. Perhaps the return of Fireheart? Podcast Episode 37 explores the idea of making sure your 40K army is always “current” in terms of tactics especially if it is the only or primary army that you play. Explore and listen to episode 37 HERE: Evaluating your primary 40K army.  

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Battletech

Battletech Mech Tactics: The Locust

It is the 31st century, and mankind is once again at war… …and on the tabletop I aspire to become the most feared Locust pilot in the inner sphere. Continuing our light mech tactica discussion with the Locust- the good, the bad, and the opportunity of playing this mech on the table. ~400 battle value gets you a fast light mech, with a medium laser and two machine guns stock model. As a light mech it Read more…

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Blog Post: Board Games

Mordheim Warband Tactics: Gunline

It’s rare that the digital version of a game captures the miniature or board game feeling of analog vs. digital, but with Mordheim for iOS and Android the port is pretty much spot on… …and being a BIG fan of Mordheim it’s a great way to search for some wyrdstone and crack some heads at the same time. I use it to both play for fun and lolz, while using it as a trainer for Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Warhammer 40K

Warhammer 40K Vindicator Tactics

So how am I using the Vindicator in my Chaos Space Marine army? Especially a close assault Khornate glory based list? Can the assault and BIG GUNS go together? In my Berzrekers of Skallatrax list the Vindicator starts off in my first wave segment of my list. The first wave has the honor of pushing forward into my opponent’s deployment zone or table edge as quickly as they can, causing as much damage as they Read more…

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Blog Post: Board Games

Kingdom Death: Monster- Founding Stone Tactics

One of the narrative features of Kingdom Death Monster is the random nature of the game, combined with some VERY unforgiving boss fight and settlement elements. Add to this layer dice based mechanics with limited way to influence the dice, re-rolls, etc. and you have a very challenging game. Just how far can your settlement make it? What is the strategy for making it to the end lantern years? We can’t control the random, but Read more…

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Podcast: Dungeons & Dragons

Episode 35: Dungeons & Dragons Playing A Fighter Class

Often assigned the role of tank and damage dealer in the party Episode 35 explores the tools and talent needed to play a fighter class in Dungeons & Dragons. Grab, download, and listen to the podcast here: Episode 35. Hail and well met adventurer! If you are seeking fame and fortune, and are looking for an online Dungeons & Dragons campaign to join, check out my DRACHEN SAGA game blog here. New players and lurkers Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Chain Of Command

The Ideal Wargaming Experience

What makes for the ideal wargmaing experience? What is the ideal wargaming experience? Certainly there are many ways to enjoy the actual playing of the wargaming hobby, and some of my best games have been under interesting circumstances- like playing a BIG game of X-Wing Miniatures on the living room floor since we forgot to pack the box of terrain. But as I get a bit older, and slightly wiser, or at least have more Read more…

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Blog Post: Hobby

Imperial Ambitions Mega Game- November 12, 2017 New York

To the readers and wargaming friends of my BLOG- a personal invite from me to attend a live-action political/wargame simulation. This is the second running of the game by my most-excellent friend Dave and his amazing team of Game Masters who turned this live action multi player event into one of the best games that I have every had the chance to enjoy and play. This is an event of perfection worth the experience. If Read more…

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