The New Basics #2: King of Tokyo
Nov23

The New Basics #2: King of Tokyo

In this series, I decry the fuddy-duddy games of yesteryear and suggest alternatives which should replace them. This week, I talk about one of the best games of recent years. It’s the monster-on-monster showdown game, where a hapless city must watch the confrontation between a megalomaniacal rabbit in a mechsuit versus a cybernetically-enhanced giant ape. It’s King of Tokyo! Peaceful, peaceful…VENGEFUL VENGEFUL...

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ChainAttackJay Twitter Q&A #3
Oct23

ChainAttackJay Twitter Q&A #3

Each week I will send out a tweet requesting questions for a weekly blog post.  I’ll select one or two of those questions and answer them in a blog post.  Follow me on Twitter @ChainAttackJay and you can submit questions or converse with me.    Here’s our question for this week:   Will Burke & Hare @revenganceful:  Do you get upset when someone goes for that 5-10% assassination, instead of maybe a more probable win, and...

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“Keeping Your Head Happy” by Jamie P
Oct22

“Keeping Your Head Happy” by Jamie P

We’re all here because we love Warmachine & Hordes, or at least have invested our interest in it. Those who compete do it because they have a competitive streak (as obvious as that sounds) but there can be a point at which we start to hate the game. In my article I want to discuss why this happens and most importantly what we can do to avoid it whilst still trying to reach the goals that we set for ourselves as competitive...

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POWERGAMING WITH JAY#6
Oct20

POWERGAMING WITH JAY#6

This is the REAL Power Gaming with Jay #6, the one published last week has been re-titled as “ChainAttackJay Twitter Q&A #1&2” – Ed. Power Gaming with Jay #6 David Sirlin believes that there are five play styles that are common through all games.  I’ll go over each play style and discuss how they manifest in Warmachine & Hordes: The Turtle:  The Turtle tends to grind out games and takes few risks.  They...

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The New Basics #1: Introduction & Carcassonne
Oct19

The New Basics #1: Introduction & Carcassonne

Introduction: The Old Standards Need Replacing If you’re like me, you grew up with the likes of Monopoly and Risk. At every family gathering, at some stage when the conversation has run out or looks like it’s taking a turn for the worst, someone will perk up and say, “Let’s get out an old boardgame!”. The plates are finally cleared, the raggedy old board is laid out, the most sober person reminds themselves how the rules work, and...

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