The Player’s Contract, Part 2.
Feb09

The Player’s Contract, Part 2.

In The Player’s Contract, Part 1 I outlined the basic thesis of this series: that as a player at an RPG table, you can help to improve the games you play in by acknowledging that you are just as responsible for a game’s success as the GM. In general, the implicit assumption in many RPG books is that player management is the responsibility of the GM. That you, as an individual player, are not responsible for the fun...

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How To Train Your Warjack: The Players’ Contract, Part 1.
Dec17

How To Train Your Warjack: The Players’ Contract, Part 1.

Every RPG I’ve ever read comes with an extensive GM section in the core rulebook. Many others have an entire book devoted to Gamemastering. In those sections, there is a wealth of advice for potential GMs that lay out the responsibilities of the GM, talk about how to create the mood you want in a game, about structuring story, about acting as the rules referee, and so on. The corresponding players sections talk about how to...

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Hacking The Cortex: The Three Lists
Nov11

Hacking The Cortex: The Three Lists

Last week, I left you with a list of models in my possession and a burning question. How would I assemble this motley selection of infantry into three powerhouse lists that would cover the field?   This week, I’ll tell you about what I did, and you can join me in rejoicing that I dodged pHaley at the Southeast Masters.     The Tartarus Question It was a real head scratcher, that’s for sure. For most of the...

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Hacking the Cortex: Three Lists, One Case
Oct28

Hacking the Cortex: Three Lists, One Case

One month ago, I got on a plane and moved from Ireland to England to begin a Real People job. A new home in meatspace, and a new home for Overload Online here on Muse on Minis. Nice bit of synergy there. Moving all your important worldly possessions from one island to another is challenging as it is, but when you’re a wargamer, you’ve got all your toy soldiers to consider as well. Bringing some amount of models with me was...

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Hacking the Cortex: The Wheel In The Sky Keeps On Turnin’
Oct14

Hacking the Cortex: The Wheel In The Sky Keeps On Turnin’

So the WTC is over… but today Eoin/Vagrant_Poet, our new captain (What have we done?) asked for interested parties to state their interest for playing on next year’s team. And the competition is going to be fierce. Our humble meta is growing fast, and lots of players are proving that they’ve got the chops to win tournaments. It’s still a small pond, but there’s fewer and fewer dominant fish. Anyone who...

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